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 email@example.com.
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01/19/2005 | 0:28:47
- Mark Adler, Spirit Mission Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
As the incredibly successful Mars Exploration Rover mission continues, Planetary Radio talks with Spirit's manager about what is being accomplished. We also hear from the second pair of Student Astronauts.
01/03/2005 | 0:28:50
- Steve Squyres, Mars Exploration Rover Principal Investigator, Cornell University
- Jim Erickson, Project Manager, Mars Exploration Rover mission
We celebrate one (Earth) year of Mars Exploration Rovers on the red planet with Principal Investigator Steve Squyres and Project Manager Jim Erickson; Emily Lakdawalla goes where no spacecraft has gone before.
05/10/2004 | 0:28:50
- Phil Christensen, TES and THEMIS Principal Investigator, Arizona State University
Steve Squyres and Phil Christensen discuss Opportunity's latest goal, Endeavour Crater; Emily Lakdawalla knows how to find a spacecraft sailing out beyond Pluto, and Bruce Betts has a lock on a couple of comets.
04/05/2004 | 0:29:54
- Andrew Knoll, Harvard biologist and science team member, Mars Exploration Rover mission
We visit Harvard biologist Andrew Knoll for a conversation about finding life on the red planet. Emily Lakdawalla is seeing red on another of Earth's neighbors, and Bruce Betts spins a tale of Death Stars, cockroaches and trivia contests on What's Up!
03/01/2004 | 0:29:22
- Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
Planetary Radio talks with the developer of the Pancam on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Jim Bell. We also feature the last pair of Student Astronauts, and another visit with Astrobots Biff Starling and Sandy Moondust.
02/09/2004 | 0:26:19
- Wayne Lee, Entry, Descent and Landing Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Rover mission
After a long hiatus, Biff Starling and Sandy Moondust return to the air. You'll also hear from Mars Exploration Rover Entry, Descent and Landing Chief Engineer Wayne Lee, and from two more of the Student Astronauts.
02/02/2004 | 0:29:11
- Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources
Opportunity is on a roll and Spirit is almost back to full health as we visit with the young Flight Director for the mission. We also hear from two more of the Student Astronauts.
01/26/2004 | 0:34:16
- Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
We celebrate the perfect landing of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with special guest Rob Manning, plus lots more, including two more Student Astronauts, and a "name that outcropping" contest from Bruce Betts.