On This Episode
Physicist and Science Fiction Author for UC Irvine
Science Fiction Author, Futurist, Astrophysicist, and Planetary Society Advisory Council member
Science Fiction Author, Scientist, and Engineer for NASA Glenn Research Center
Science Fiction Writer
Author and Founder for The Mars Society
Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore and more. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what expect when the Cassini Mission comes to a spectacular end. The Cassini theme continues through this week’s What’s Up segment with Bruce Betts.
- Mars Society 20th Annual International Convention
- Gregory Benford
- David Brin
- Geoffrey Landis
- Larry Niven
- What to expect during Cassini’s final hours
- One Earth Message Kickstarter Campaign
- Chop Shop Planetary Society Store
This week's question:
On what rocket did the Cassini spacecraft launch in 1997?
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Last week's question:
How long is the longest dimension of the Cassini spacecraft, not counting the booms—the main spacecraft’s structure before deployment?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Giovanni Domenico Cassini, for whom the Cassini mission is named, began a mapping project that was continued by four generations of Cassinis, especially his grandson and great-grandson. What did they map?
Giovanni Domenico Cassini began a mapping project that extended across four generations of his family. It was a topographic map of France, the first ever created of an entire nation.