Vice-President for Programs at the American Astronautical Society, and a Senior Scientist for Advanced Concepts in the Astrophysics Science Division of the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Thronson co-chaired creation of the “Affording Human Exploration of Mars” December, 2013 workshop report.
NASA scientist Harley Thronson tells us about a new initiative that is figuring out how we will get men and women to the red planet at a reasonable price. You can read their initial report. Emily Lakdawalla reports on Curiosity’s passage over dunes that made engineers nervous. Bill Nye reveals NASA’s plans for a lunar rover that may launch in 2018. Mat Kaplan joins Bruce Betts in a TV studio to record this week’s What’s Up segment. You can watch!