NASA postdoctoral program fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center
Alyssa Rhoden studies Jupiter’s moon Europa…from a distance. She, many other scientists and millions of space exploration fans around the globe want to see a mission to this ice world that hides a vast, warm ocean. That’s why she and several colleagues have created Destination: Europa, and they want your help. Emily Lakdawalla updates us on Curiosity’s electrical problem, and Bill Nye joins Space News in saluting Virgin Galactic and SpaceX. Bruce Betts is tracking ISON, but it’s too soon to tell if this will be the comet of the century. He joins host Mat Kaplan for another installment of What’s Up.