Planetary Radio • Aug 16, 2010

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer for The Planetary Society

The author of Stiff says life in the void is hard but worth the trouble. She joins us to talk about her hilarious and very informative new book that looks at the indignities and trials of space travel. Emily Lakdawalla reveals her new animations of Enceladus geysers and the Martian north pole, and Bruce Betts gives Mat Kaplan meteor shower viewing tips in What's Up. A new space trivia contest offers a Planetary Radio t-shirt. Bill Nye is on vacation.

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