Robert Braun head shot

Robert Braun

Head of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab's Space Exploration Sector

Robert “Bobby” Braun is the former Director for Planetary Science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. In 2022, Braun was announced as the head of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Space Exploration Sector.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Dragonfly soars to final design phase

NASA's Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan has been authorized to proceed with work on final mission design and fabrication. This week on Planetary Radio, we get an update on the mission's progress and new timeline.

To Mars! With National Geographic

The National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” miniseries has begun. Mat Kaplan attended a kickoff for the ambitious docudrama last summer. You’ll hear from series technical advisor Bobby Braun, author of “The Martian” Andy Weir, Cosmos creator Ann Druyan and more.