Planetary Radio • May 19, 2008

Countdown to Touchdown on Mars

On This Episode

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Peter Smith

Principal Investigator for Phoenix for University of Arizona

Edward Weiler

Associate Administrator for NASA

Barry Goldstein

Project Manager for Phoenix mission

We begin special coverage of the Phoenix mission, landing in the Martian Arctic Circle on May 25. A media briefing featured Principal Investigator Peter Smith, Project Manager Barry Goldstein, NASA Associate Administrator Ed Weiler, and others. Emily Lakdawalla gets you started as planetary scientists in this week's Q&A contribution. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan are also rising from the ashes in the lead-up to Phoenix, with a look at the night sky and a new space trivia contest.