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Landing on Mars: How Hard Can It Be?

Phoenix

Air Date: 06/09/2008
Run Time: 0:28:52

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Guests:

  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Topics: mission status, astronomy, Phoenix, Planetary Radio, Mars

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JPL's Rob Manning explores just a few of the challenges of landing a spacecraft on another planet. We also get a Phoenix mission update from Emily Lakdawalla, who says not everything is going well. Bruce Betts takes Mat Kaplan on another guided tour of the night sky in What's Up, which includes our latest space trivia contest.

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