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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10/25/2016 | 38:02
- Alan Stern, New Horizons Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Alan Stern of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond was in Pasadena for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences. He joined Mat Kaplan for a very special conversation down the street at Planetary Society HQ.
10/18/2016 | 58:54
- Charley Kohlhase, Engineer, Artist, Cassini Mission Designer
How did the Voyager spacecraft manage to weave their magnificent way through the outer planets of our solar system? Mission Design Manager Charley Kohlhase led the team that crunched the numbers to select the best possible trajectory from 10,000 candidates.
10/11/2016 | 46:06
- Andrew Fazekas, Science writer and broadcaster, National Geographic and CBC-Radio Canada
The Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas, talks about his beautiful new, Star Trek-inspired guide to the real wonders of astronomy.
09/13/2016 | 28:50
- Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
In two years a Near Earth Asteroid now known as Bennu will have a visitor from Earth. OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta reports on his mission’s successful launch.
09/06/2016 | 28:50
- Daniel Lockney, Technology Transfer Program Executive, NASA Headquarters
In its nearly five decades, NASA has created or improved thousands of technologies, processes and innovations. Dan Lockney is in charge of making sure these solutions are found and utilized by industries and others in need.
08/23/2016 | 46:49
- John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moon.
08/16/2016 | 38:39
- Alexander Hayes, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University
Steep canyons on Saturn's moon Titan are filled with liquid methane. That's the discovery just announced by an international team of Cassini scientists, including Alex Hayes.
08/09/2016 | 28:50
- Dion Jackson, Program Director, USC Center for Economic Development
- G. Marie Talnack, Director of Technology Transfer, Cal Poly Pomona
- Bill Galary, Senior Engineer, Nye Lubricants
- Bob Hoffman, Regional Engineering Manager, Western Regional Sales, Nye Lubricants
You may never hear their names, but there are thousands of small to medium-sized companies without which space exploration and development wouldn’t happen.