Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Host Mat Kaplan is joined by Planetary Society colleagues Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla. We hit the road now and then to produce a Planetary Radio Live show in front of an audience. Drop us a line or enter the weekly space trivia contest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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03/22/2017 | 34:49
- David Spencer, LightSail Project Manager, Georgia Tech
- Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
- Stephanie Wong, LightSail Engineer, Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
- Alex Diaz, Integration Contractor, Ecliptic Enterprises
The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft is ready to be packed away for its ride to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Mat Kaplan checks the mission’s status with team members.
03/01/2017 | 33:56
- Sara Seager, Astrophysicist and Planetary Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system was announced last week. Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager joins us to share her excitement about this find that includes three planets in the habitable zone.
02/15/2017 | 52:45
- Rod Pyle, Space Historian and Author
Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about missions and spacecraft you thought you knew.
02/07/2017 | 33:41
- Rebecca Mickol, Ph.D. Student, University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars. Could Martian bacteria thrive under the same conditions?
01/31/2017 | 46:17
- Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Planetary Radio’s most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its grand finale.
01/17/2017 | 50:22
- Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA
For well over three years, planetary scientist Ellen Stofan has worked directly with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to help coordinate and expand the myriad science efforts by the agency. We talk with her as she ends this remarkable tenure.
01/10/2017 | 1:13:11
- Ben Miller, British comedian, actor, science communicator and author
We are joined by British physicist turned comedian and actor Ben Miller, author of The Aliens are Coming! The Extraordinary Science Behind our Search for Life in the Universe.
12/27/2016 | 38:32
- Nick Schneider, Associate Professor, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado
MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, has gone a long way toward solving the mystery of the Red Planet’s missing water and air. The University of Colorado’s Nick Schneider says it is also revealing gorgeous clouds, auroras and glowing skies.