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Back to Planetary Radio Live With the Mars Rovers

A portrait of Curiosity

Air Date: 02/04/2014
Run Time: 38:52

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  • Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • John Grotzinger, Curiosity Project Scientist, California Institute of Technology
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Topics: Planetary Radio Live, Opportunity, Spirit, Planetary Radio, Mars Exploration Rovers, International Space Station, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Bill Nye

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Our celebration of the Mars rovers continues from Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum, this week featuring planetary scientist and author Jim Bell, Curiosity Project Scientist John Grotzinger, JPL Mars Engineering Manager Rob Manning and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye. Emily takes us to Curiosity’s latest find on the red planet, and Bruce Betts joins Mat to gaze at the night sky and give away ISS-Above, the little device that tells you when the International Space Station is overhead.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is ISS-Above: The tiny device that tells you when the International Space Station is nearby.

This week's question:

What comet did the astronauts on Skylab IV observe?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at no later than Monday, February 10, at 2pm Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What three rovers have roved the farthest on bodies other than Earth?


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What bodies has Rosetta flown by on the way to its comet encounter?


Rosetta has swung by Earth, Mars, Earth again, asteroid 2867 Steins, Earth a THIRD time, and asteroid 21 Lutetia on its way to comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko (phew!)


No trivia contest spoilers please!

Helge Bjorkhaug: 02/04/2014 12:40 CST

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