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We were there when the Cassini spacecraft ended 13 years of exploration and revelation at Saturn.
The Mars 2020 rover has rolled into an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. Will we find evidence of past life there?
Suit up for an up-close encounter with the Psyche spacecraft that will soon launch toward the asteroid belt.
Thousands celebrated the 61st anniversary of the first human voyage into space. We’ll take you to the Los Angeles party under the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
X-ray astronomy is vital to solving some of the universe’s biggest mysteries. Martin Weisskopf’s brand new space telescope has joined the effort.
A fascinating conversation with a space science and policy leader who is still hard at work in her 10th decade.
Casey talks with experts about the 50th anniversary of the Pioneer 10 launch toward Jupiter and beyond, and why most outer planets missions since then have been so costly.
MIT’s Michelle Kunimoto heads the TESS Faint Star Search that has revealed over 1,600 of the more than 5,000 TESS-discovered exoplanet candidates in our galaxy.
Johanna Vos watches the weather on brown dwarf worlds while her colleague, Sam Grunblatt, finds giant planets spiraling toward their doom.
Science historian Robert Smith describes how NASA's new flagship space observatory came to be.
JWST senior project scientist John Mather has been looking forward to the new space telescope’s first light for more than 30 years. He joins us with a fascinating preview.
The Curiosity rover’s lead researcher reviews the latest findings and images from Mars’ Gale Crater.
A spacecraft has penetrated the Sun’s corona for the first time, revealing unprecedented data and capturing a mind-blowing video.
Planetary Society chief of D.C. operations Brendan Curry returns for a look ahead at what to expect in 2022.
Building the next spacesuit for Moon walkers, and a shipboard update on how the Artemis 1 Orion capsule will be recovered from the Pacific Ocean.
Seven Planetary Society experts and enthusiasts celebrate 2021’s many space science and exploration milestones.
Three astronomers share what they hope the James Webb Space Telescope will reveal about our universe after launch.
Director Adam McKay and planetary defense expert Amy Mainzer join us for a conversation about the film and the science behind it.
Veteran astronomer Heidi Hammel discusses how the new astrophysics decadal survey lays the groundwork for decades of exciting science.
The DART mission begins its journey that will end when it smashes into an asteroid, demonstrating how we might save Earth from a devastating impact.