Planetary Radio • Jun 09, 2008

Landing on Mars: How Hard Can It Be?

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Rob Manning

Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate for Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL's Rob Manning explores just a few of the challenges of landing a spacecraft on another planet. We also get a Phoenix mission update from Emily Lakdawalla, who says not everything is going well. Bruce Betts takes Mat Kaplan on another guided tour of the night sky in What's Up, which includes our latest space trivia contest.