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.
Swift satellite principal investigator Neil Gehrels on what causes the universe's biggest explosions. Q&A on the rings of Saturn, and a new space trivia contest during our What's Up segment about the night sky and more.
The Spaceward Foundation is about to host the first Space Elevator Games. Founder Ben Shelef talks about this and other projects. Q&A on where to look for life in our solar system and a new What's Up space trivia quiz.
NASA's Jim Garvin comments on the agency's just announced plans for human exploration and new spacecraft. Also Lou Friedman, Q&A on craters throughout the solar system, and Bruce Betts with a new What's Up contest.
Project Manger Junichiro Kawaguchi celebrates the arrival at asteroid Itokawa, with further insights provided by former JPL Director Bruce Murray. Q&A on ice volcanoes, and a new trivia contest on What's Up.
MRO Project Manager Jim Graf and Project Scientist Rich Zurek introduce us to their powerful new spacecraft. Running out of big Near Earth Objects on Q&A, and we get Lost In Space" during the latest What's Up."