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Planetary RadioMay 19, 2008

Countdown to Touchdown on Mars

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Special Guests
Peter Smith
Peter Smith

Principal Investigator for Phoenix, University of Arizona

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Edward Weiler

Associate Administrator, NASA

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Barry Goldstein

Project Manager, Phoenix mission

We begin special coverage of the Phoenix mission, landing in the Martian Arctic Circle on May 25. A media briefing featured Principal Investigator Peter Smith, Project Manager Barry Goldstein, NASA Associate Administrator Ed Weiler, and others. Emily Lakdawalla gets you started as planetary scientists in this week's Q&A contribution. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan are also rising from the ashes in the lead-up to Phoenix, with a look at the night sky and a new space trivia contest.

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