Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society
A mostly SpaceX episode as the ambitious company provides updated details regarding its huge new rocket and introduces its first astronauts. Mat Kaplan shares more from the company’s headquarters, while Planetary Society Digital Editor explains and explores the BFR. Jason also celebrates the successful landing of two asteroid “rovers” from Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft. And we’ll tell you What’s Up in the night sky as we offer another space trivia contest.
A performance inside the Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS)
BFR in flight
Artist concept of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket in flight.
SpaceX and NASA astronauts
SpaceX and NASA astronauts are introduced by SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell at the company's California HQ
SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell with other executives and the SpaceX and NASA astronauts who will fly on the first two human missions by Crew Dragon
Crew Dragon capsule under construction
Host Mat Kaplan tries the SpaceX Crew Dragon mockup on for size
MINERVA-II1 Rover-1A Picture 2
This image was captured by MINERVA-II1 Rover-1A on September 22 at around 2:44 UTC. The image was captured mid-hop after a successful landing.