For every week since 2002, Planetary Radio has visited with a scientist, engineer, project manager, advocate or writer who provides a unique perspective on the quest for knowledge about our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.