New Horizons Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
His mission to Pluto and beyond is just the start. New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern is the PI for other missions and instruments in space. The former Associate Administrator of NASA's Science Directorate is a Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute. He tells us that all's well, but New Horizons is preparing for a possibly bumpy visit to Pluto. Alan also extends a special invitation to Planetary Radio listeners as he explains Uwingu, his new company that will raise funds for space science by allowing anyone to propose and vote for new planet names. Bill Nye wonders with the rest of us what Curiosity scientists have found on Mars, while Emily shares a beautiful new landscape captured by the big rover. Bruce Betts extends a couple of invites of his own on What's Up: A new round of Shoemaker Near Earth Object grants, and your chance to entertain Bruce and Mat with your guess of what Curiosity has found.