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Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas

Mars Exploration Rover artist's concept Spirit or Opportunity, on Mars

Air Date: 07/27/2009
Run Time: 0:30:00

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Guests:

  • John Callas, Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Topics: meteors, Opportunity, Spirit, mission status, human spaceflight, Planetary Radio, Mars Exploration Rovers, the Moon, Mars, Bill Nye

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Spirit is stuck in the sands of Mars. Opportunity is racing toward Endeavour Crater. Their boss, John Callas, reports on both rovers that have made the red planet their home for more than five years. Bill Nye debates the future of humans on the Moon. Bruce Betts looks to the Perseid meteor shower in his What's Up review of the night sky as he and Mat Kaplan offer a special prize for the new space trivia contest.

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