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Mars Exploration Rover Flight Director Chris Lewicki

February 02, 2004 • 0:29:11

Opportunity is on a roll and Spirit is almost back to full health as we visit with the young Flight Director for the mission. We also hear from two more of the Student Astronauts.

Opportunity Lands and Hope Builds for Spirit

January 26, 2004 • 0:34:16

We celebrate the perfect landing of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with special guest Rob Manning, plus lots more, including two more Student Astronauts, and a "name that outcropping" contest from Bruce Betts.

Spirit Lands on Mars!

January 05, 2004 • 0:30:35

Follow the incredibly exciting and finally triumphant arrival on Mars of the Mars Exploration Rover as it happened at Wild About Mars, the Planetary Society's big weekend event at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Steve Squyres Is Ready for Mars

December 22, 2003 • 0:27:42

Doctor Steven Squyres talks about the challenges, human and robotic, facing the Mars Exploration Rover mission; Emily Lakdawalla is watching for shooting stars...on Mars, and Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan attend the Planetary Society's holiday party.

Mars Exploration Rover Update

December 15, 2003 • 0:30:40

Planetary Radio gets a Mars Exploration Rover status report from Deputy Project Scientist, Dr. Albert Haldemann; Emily Lakdawalla can tell how old a planet is from its surface.

A Martian Birthday Party for Ray Bradbury

August 25, 2003 • 0:30:42

A Martian Birthday Party for Ray Bradbury

Getting a Rover's-Eye View of Mars

May 12, 2003 • 0:28:56

Hear excerpts of the Mars Exploration Rover imaging team lead Jim Bell's presentation last week at Planetary Society headquarters; Emily looks for life on the moon, while Bruce Betts says to get ready for this week's lunar eclipse!

Return to Mars: Two Rover Landing Sites Chosen

April 21, 2003 • 0:29:50

Matt Golombek tells us about the Mars Exploration Rover landing site selection process and the exciting destinations just chosen. What objects hold the solar system's speed record? We'll find out from Emily.

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