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Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, Sept. 12, 2012: Curiosity update


Emily Lakdawalla and Fraser Cain talk about the status of the Curiosity mission at about sol 37, with Fraser asking Emily audience questions. At the time, Curiosity was wrapping up the commissioning of its robotic arm with its MAHLI and APXS instruments.

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Cosmoquest Science Hour, August 15, 2012: Curiosity's on Mars!


Emily Lakdawalla and Fraser Cain talk about the status of the Curiosity mission about a week after its landing, with Fraser asking Emily audience questions.

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Final minutes of Curiosity EDL and first pictures from Planetfest 2012

This is the feed from Planetfest 2012 as we watched NASA TV during the final stages of the MSL Curiosity landing at JPL mission control. Bill Nye and Bruce Betts provided additional narration, and the crowd of thousands provided the huge applause. It's as close as we can get to conveying the excitement and emotion of witnessing this event.

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JPL Director Charles Elachi Encourages You to Attend Planetfest 2012

Dr. Elachi shares his passion for the landing of Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, and encourages you to join thousands of fans who will witness the dramatic landing at Planetfest 2012 in Pasadena. Everything you need is at, including information about Landing Parties around the world, and our live webcast.

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Exploring Curiosity--Part 2: The Science Instruments

Emily Lakdawalla completes her tour of the Curiosity Rover's science instruments in this Planetary Radio video segment shot at JPL.

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Exploring Curiosity--Part 1: The Cameras

Emily Lakdawalla takes Mat Kaplan on a tour of the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory Rover for this Planetary Radio video segment.

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Bill Nye Moderates "Climate Change on Earth and Other Planets"

More than 600 people attended this public event in Boulder, Colorado to hear the Science Guy and four distinguished scientists.

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Snapshots from Space: Saturn's Rings

Planetary Society Science and Technology Coordinator Emily Lakdawalla returns with this guide to the rings of Saturn, featuring beautiful images and video.

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Cosmoquest Science Hangout 2012-06-20: Ravi Prakash, Curiosity EDL Engineer

Ravi Prakash, Curiosity Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Engineer, explained how Curiosity will land on Mars, and why they've changed things since Spirit and Opportunity landed.

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Session 13: Galaxies, Big Bang, and Life


  • Bruce Betts, Director of Projects, The Planetary Society

Galaxies, Expansion of the Universe, Big Bang, Life and SETI

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