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Curiosity Sniffs Martian Air/Shuttle Endeavour Opens to the World

Scientists have revealed the first data gathered by Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, about the Martian atmosphere, while Space Shuttle Endeavour has opened to the public.

Curiosity Finds a Martian Stream Bed and Endeavour Flies Home

Emily Lakdawalla reports on Curiosity's discovery of an ancient stream bed, and Endeavour flies over the California plant where it was built.

Remembering Neil Armstrong/ChemCam is Zapping Martian Rocks!

Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Science Guy join Mat Kaplan for a special remembrance of Neil Armstrong. Then we visit with the principal investigator for the first ray gun on Mars. Roger Wiens leads the ChemCam team that is using its powerful laser to zap and analyze Martian rocks. It’s just one of the Curiosity Rover success stories. Win a ChemCam bumper sticker and a Planetary Radio t-shirt in the weekly What’s Up space trivia contest!

Mae Jemison of the 100 Year Starship Initiative

Retired astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison leads the 100 Year Starship Initiative. You’ll hear Mat’s conversation with her about this ambitious project in a SETIcon II fireside chat.

More From the Air and Space Museum

Our special live show at the National Air and Space Museum continues with curator David DeVorkin, Space Policy Institute founder John Logsdon, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla and science rapper Funky 49.

Live at the National Air and Space Museum

Join us for the first half of a conversation with David DeVorkin, John Logsdon and Bill Nye.

Cutting-edge Approaches to Protecting Interplanetary Astronauts

As if extremes of temperature and lack of air weren’t enough! Some scientists believe it’s space radiation that will keep humans from venturing deep into our solar system. Not so, say three teams of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC)-funded researchers. Each is exploring a cutting-edge approach to protecting astronauts on their way to Mars and other destinations.

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas

John Callas reports on Spirit and Opportunity, Bill Nye debates the future of humans on the Moon, and Bruce Betts looks to the Perseid meteor shower in his What's Up review of the night sky.

Rob Manning Says Landing on Mars is Hard!

Landing people on Mars will be hard, but JPL's Rob Manning and other engineers are working on solutions.

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