Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society
MAVEN set out for Mars on November 18. Planetary Radio Live joined the celebration from Pasadena, California with Bruce Betts, Emily Lakdawalla, host Mat Kaplan and a roomful of space enthusiasts. Jim Bell and Bill Nye joined in via live hookup from the Kennedy Space Center. A link to the complete webcast is available below. Also, Casey Dreier reports discouraging news about the future of deep space missions that can’t rely on solar cells for power.