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Planetary RadioMay 29, 2019

Sharing a Passion for Mars at the Humans to Mars Summit

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Sonya Gavankar

Director of Public Relations, The Newseum

Jim Garvin
Jim Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Kellie Gerardi
Kellie Gerardi

Aerospace professional, science communicator and payload specialist

Joe Cassady
Joe Cassady

Executive Director of Space, Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Allyson Reneau

Independent consultant and speaker, formerly of NASA HQ

Artemis Westenberg
Artemis Westenberg

Explore Mars president, director and co-founder

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Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager, The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society

This year’s Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., once again ended with a panel of Martian all-stars talking about their hopes for a future that includes the Red Planet. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan leads the inspiring and entertaining discussion. Emily Lakdawalla shows us the beautiful, sunlit clouds of Mars, while this week’s What’s Up segment gives Mat the job of singing the answer to our latest space trivia quiz.

Humans to Mars Summit 2019

Explore Mars/Cheryl Nemazie

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The Humans to Mars panel on stage at the National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington D.C.
Humans to Mars Summit 2019

Explore Mars/Cheryl Nemazie

Humans to Mars Summit 2019
The Humans to Mars panel on stage at the National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington D.C.

Trivia Contest

This week's prizes:

A priceless Planetary Society KickAsteroid rubber asteroid, a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account AND James Donovan’s new book, Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11.

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This week's question:

What is the brightest pulsar as seen from Earth at radio wavelengths?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, June 5th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

Name everyone who has served as NASA Administrator more than once. Terms of office must be non-contiguous or separated by some amount of time. This means Acting Administrators who are immediately appointed as Administrator don’t count!

Answer:

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the May 15 space trivia contest:

About how wide an area was observed to have changed due to the Hayabusa 2 SCI impact on asteroid Ryugu?

Answer:

The area of asteroid Ryugu observed to have changed due to the Hayabusa 2 SCI impact was about 20 meters wide.

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