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Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman helps us salute the ion-engine powered spacecraft that first orbited asteroid Vesta in the main asteroid belt and then moved to dwarf planet Ceres, revealing two fascinating worlds. The new US National… »»»

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Australia Gets Serious About Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Australia Gets Serious About Space The Australian government announced that it would create a national space agency at the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. Well talk with IAC 2017 CEO Brett Biddington about what this means for his country. Last weeks IAC was… »»»

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Celebrating Cassini Live! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Celebrating Cassini Live! More than 1,100 fans of the just-completed 20-year mission to Saturn joined us for a live tribute. The Planetary Societys Mat Kaplan and KPCC Science Reporter Jacob Margolis welcomed mission leaders and the Societys Emily Lakdawalla to Caltechs Beckman Auditorium stage. Youll… »»»

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Long Live Cassini! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Long Live Cassini! Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn. Well hear from several of the missions leaders, including John Grunsfeld, Earl Maize, Linda Spilker and Ellen Stofan. Bill Nye salutes the mission team and calls… »»»

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Science Fiction Greats on Humanitys Destiny in Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Science Fiction Greats on Humanitys Destiny in Space Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore and more. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what expect when… »»»

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Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman The co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Planetary Society returns for a conversation about the allure of sailing through space. Digital editor Jason Davis reviews three exciting space sail projects, and LightSail Program Manager… »»»

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Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilkers Last Update Before the Grand Finale _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilkers Last Update Before the Grand Finale Its the Grandest Finale. The spectacular Cassini missions exploration of Saturn will end on September 15th when the spacecraft plunges into the planet. Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker is back with one last mission… »»»

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Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space It is most space fans favorite planetary science mission, and with good reason. We visit with the man who has been in charge of Voyager mission science for more than four decades. Youve got an extra… »»»

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Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling JPL astrophysicists Alina Kiessling and Jason Rhodes were brought together by their fascination over the mystery of dark energy. They talk with Planetary Radio about their research and the many missions they are contributing to, including… »»»

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An Eye on the Sun (In the Middle of a Lake) _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars The worlds most powerful solar telescope sits in Big Bear Lake, high above southern California. It has just been renamed for the man responsible for its creation. Well meet astrophysicist and helioseismologist Phil Goode, and well enjoy a tour… »»»

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Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars Will humans live, work and thrive on Mars? What challenges must be met before we can become Martians? On July 20th, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Mat Kaplan welcomed an outstanding panel of experts for conversation… »»»

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Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini The Cassini Mission has less than two months to go before it ends with a spectacular plunge into the beautiful ringed world. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla has prepared a guide to the last orbits by… »»»

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20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT 20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek When the Pathfinder lander reached Mars 20 years ago it began a Martian renaissance that has never paused. JPL scientist Matt Golombek was the missions Project Scientist. He looks back and to the future of our explorations at… »»»

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A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this weeks show. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye tells… »»»

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A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this weeks show. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye tells… »»»

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Happy Asteroid Day _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Happy Asteroid Day Asteroid Day, June 30th, marks the anniversary of the great Tunguska impact that leveled a Siberian forest. It reminds us that a Near Earth Object can destroy a city or even a civilization. Former Minor Planet Center Director Tim Spahr reviews our… »»»

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Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser! The great inventor was just one of many men and women who made their way across the American West to view and document the total solar eclipse of 1878. Edison would test a new heat-detecting instrument. Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell and… »»»

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Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance How do you keep a dazzlingly complex spacecraft in good health after 20 years in space? Thats the challenge for Julie Webster and her team of engineers supporting the Cassini mission at Saturn. Jason Davis reports on… »»»

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Spectacular Jupiter! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Spectacular Jupiter! Have you seen its stunning image of Jupiters south pole? The Juno orbiter is surpassing expectations and delivering surprising science. Scott Bolton, the missions Principal Investigator, is back with a thrilling report. Weve reached another key milestone along LightSail 2s road to space…. »»»

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Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Humans To Mars Summit. Bill Nye returns with his sense of awe turned… »»»

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Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America Astronauts may soon ride on US rockets and in US spaceships for the first time since the last Space Shuttle flight. Jon Cowart of NASA is working with SpaceX toward the first launch of a Dragon spacecraft with humans… »»»

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NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars The human journey to the Red Planet is long and hard, but Mats conversation with three NASA Associate Administrators at the Humans to Mars Summit was filled with cautious optimism. Emily Lakdawalla shares a beautiful image of Saturn… »»»

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Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti Veteran Jet Propulsion Lab planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti talks with Mat about the wonder of our solar neighborhood that she explores in Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar”A Guided Tour of the Solar System. Emily Lakdawalla reviews a busy and challenging… »»»

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Be There! The Great American Eclipse _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Be There! The Great American Eclipse Our ongoing coverage of preparation for the Great American Eclipse takes us to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where a huge celebration is planned. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla is back! She was at JPL when Cassini began the final phase… »»»

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Bill Nye Saves the World With Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Bill Nye Saves the World With Space It was a big week for the Science Guy, and for science. Bill Nye served as honorary co-chair of the March for Science in Washington DC. His new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, premiered the next… »»»

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McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy The University of Texas at Austins observatory is high in the hills of west Texas. In this special episode, Mat Kaplan joins the tens of thousands who visit it each year. The occasion was the rededication of… »»»

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Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz The Aerospace Corporation has been innovating since 1960. Now its headed by a former leader of New Space company Virgin Galactic. President and CEO Steve Isakowitz talks about the evolving culture of the space industry. Heard about NASAs… »»»

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Mars Atmosphere Lost in Space! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Mars Atmosphere Lost in Space! Mars was once a warm and wet world. Then its dense, protective atmosphere mostly vanished. Learning why was one of the greatest mysteries in planetary science. The answer has just been delivered by the MAVEN orbiter. Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky… »»»

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Nancy Atkinsons Incredible Stories from Space_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Nancy Atkinsons Incredible Stories from Space The longtime editor of outstanding online space news source Universe Today has just written about nine robotic missions of exploration in Incredible Stories From Space”A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos. NASA considers putting… »»»

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Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update The Planetary Societys LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft is ready to be packed away for its ride to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Mat Kaplan checks the missions status with team members including Project Manager Dave Spencer… »»»

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The Great American Eclipse”Be Part of It! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Great American Eclipse”Be Part of It! Its coming! Will you be in the path of totality? Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons says be there if you can. He also tells us about AWBs Google-funded outreach program that will use the August 21st total… »»»

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Hope for Pluto”Should We Re-Redefine Planets? _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Hope for Pluto”Should We Re-Redefine Planets? Planetary geologist Kirby Runyon is lead author of an abstract that proposes a new, geophysical definition of what a planet is. It would grant our solar system 110 planets, including Pluto and the moon. Up, up and away with… »»»

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The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1 _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1 The discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system was announced last week. Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager was part of the NASA press conference. Now she joins us to share her excitement about this find that includes… »»»

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Near Earth Objects–The Killer Asteroid Threat _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Near Earth Objects–The Killer Asteroid Threat Leaders of the quest to find, understand and protect ourselves from the asteroids and comets called Near Earth Objects gathered with host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about this existential threat from space. This special episode presents excerpts… »»»

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Nazis in Space? Rod Pyles Amazing Stories of the Space Age _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Nazis in Space? Rod Pyles Amazing Stories of the Space Age Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about missions and spacecraft you thought you knew. Bill Nye throws his support… »»»

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Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars. Could Martian bacteria thrive under the same conditions? Jason Davis looks at the Mars vs…. »»»

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The Final Countdown at Saturn _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Final Countdown at Saturn Planetary Radios most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its grand finale. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla has a special announcement. Humans on Mars by 2033? Bill Nye sees a… »»»

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Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarcticas Mount Erebus _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarcticas Mount Erebus Earths southernmost active volcano may also be its most remote. Rosaly Lopes and Michael Carroll recently spent a few frigid days on the slopes of Antarcticas Mount Erebus. What they learned may help us understand volcanos on… »»»

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Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA For well over three years, planetary scientist Ellen Stofan has worked directly with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to help coordinate and expand the myriad science efforts by the agency. We talk with her as she ends this remarkable tenure…. »»»

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Ben Miller Says The Aliens are Coming! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Ben Miller Says The Aliens are Coming! British physicist turned comedian and actor Ben Miller has written The Aliens are Coming– The Extraordinary Science Behind our Search for Life in the Universe. It starts with the Big Bang and takes readers on a fascinating ride… »»»

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A Little Rocket Company Shoots for the Moon_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT A Little Rocket Company Shoots for the Moon CEO Randa Milliron introduces us to Interorbital Systems, which wants to put your payload in orbit for as little as $8,000. Can they do it? Emily Lakdawalla returns with a preview of 2017s biggest solar system exploration… »»»

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Marvelous Martian MAVEN _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Marvelous Martian MAVEN MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, has gone a long way toward solving the mystery of the Red Planets missing water and air. The University of Colorados Nick Schneider says it is also revealing gorgeous clouds, auroras and glowing skies…. »»»

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Art That Captures the Beauty and Science of Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Art That Captures the Beauty and Science of Space Marilynn Flynn, Simon Kregar and Rick Sternbach are masters of space art. They talk about how their work furthers science and captures the imagination. The winner of this weeks space trivia contest will win a beautiful… »»»

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A Giant Telescope and Remembering John Glenn_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT A Giant Telescope and Remembering John Glenn Space historian John Logsdon remembers American hero John Glenn. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye was a big fan of the Friendship 7 astronaut. Then we get an update on the Giant Magellan Telescope from Patrick McCarthy. Emily Lakdawalla… »»»

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Running Before the Sun: Astronomer Jay Pasachoff _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Running Before the Sun: Astronomer Jay Pasachoff No one is more excited about eclipses than famed solar astronomer and author Jay Pasachoff. He looks forward to the total solar eclipse in August of 2017. With Emily Lakdawalla away, Mat Kaplan welcomes back Planetary Society Digital… »»»

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Leading the Search: Bill Diamond of the SETI Institute _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Leading the Search: Bill Diamond of the SETI Institute The SETI Institute is about much more than the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. President and CEO Bill Diamond of the Institute explains. Bill Nye reviews two more stories that illustrate how hard it is to go… »»»

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To Mars! With National Geographic _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT To Mars! With National Geographic The National Geographic Channels Mars miniseries has begun. Mat Kaplan attended a kickoff for the ambitious docudrama last summer. Youll hear from series technical advisor Bobby Braun, author of The Martian Andy Weir, Cosmos creator Ann Druyan and more. It… »»»

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Pluto and Titan and Iran, Oh My!_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Pluto and Titan and Iran, Oh My! Back to the annual meeting of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences this week, where Mat Kaplan visited with experts on worlds of ice including Titan and Pluto, with a side trip to the dunes of Iran. Emily… »»»

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Inside Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Inside Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo Host Mat Kaplan traveled to Californias Mojave Desert for a tour of Virgin Galactics The Spaceship Company, where the second SpaceShipTwo was built and is undergoing flight tests. TSC Executive VP Enrico Palermo was his guide. Emily Lakdawalla provides a taste… »»»

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Matt Taylor Rocks Rosetta _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Matt Taylor Rocks Rosetta Last year it was New Horizons at Pluto. In 2016, the thrilling end of the Rosetta comet mission generated the greatest public interest and enthusiasm. Mat Kaplan talks with Matt Taylor, the Rosetta Project Scientist, just two weeks after the spacecraft… »»»

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Alan Stern and a Triumph at Pluto _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Alan Stern and a Triumph at Pluto Alan Stern of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond was in Pasadena for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Societys Division for Planetary Sciences. He joined Mat Kaplan for a very special conversation down the… »»»

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Charley Kohlhase and the Greatest Voyage _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Charley Kohlhase and the Greatest Voyage How did the Voyager spacecraft manage to weave their magnificent way through the outer planets of our solar system? Mission Design Manager Charley Kohlhase led the team that crunched the numbers to select the best possible trajectory from 10,000… »»»

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Trekkin Across the Universe With Andrew Fazekas _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Trekkin Across the Universe With Andrew Fazekas The Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas, talks about his beautiful new, Star Trek-inspired guide to the real wonders of astronomy. Emily Lakdawalla has done wondrous things with images from India s Mars Orbiter Mission. Bill Nye the Science… »»»

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Farewell Rosetta _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Farewell Rosetta The European Space Agency s magnificent Rosetta mission ended last week as the spacecraft gently touched down on the comet it has revealed. You ll hear highlights of the final countdown, and Emily Lakdawalla s impressions gained at the European Space Operations Center…. »»»

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Rocket Road Trip!_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Rocket Road Trip! Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason Davis returns with the story of the ten-day trek across the South he just completed with two Society colleagues. Emily Lakdawalla has the announcement of new evidence for water plumes on Jupiter s moon Europa. Bill Nye… »»»

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Cassini at Saturn: The Final Year _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Cassini at Saturn: The Final Year The great Cassini spacecraft has a year to go before it plunges into the ringed planet. Project Scientist Linda Spilker returns with more amazing mission science. Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to the wonders of Gaia and its one billion… »»»

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OSIRIS REx: The Voyage to Bennu Begins, With Dante Lauretta _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT OSIRIS REx: The Voyage to Bennu Begins, With Dante Lauretta In two years a Near Earth Asteroid now known as Bennu will have a visitor from Earth. OSIRIS REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta reports on his mission s successful launch. Bill Nye was in Florida… »»»

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Spinoffs! Sharing NASA Technology _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Spinoffs! Sharing NASA Technology In its nearly five decades, NASA has created or improved thousands of technologies, processes and innovations. Dan Lockney is in charge of making sure these solutions are found and utilized by industries and others in need. You really must see (and… »»»

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The Pale Red Dot: A Planet Called Proxima b _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT The Pale Red Dot: A Planet Called Proxima b The announcement was made just days ago. Co-discoverer Michael Endl tells us about the discovery of a roughly Earth-mass planet orbiting in the habitable zone of the closest star to our own. Juno has made its… »»»

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Could the Soviet Union Have Won the Space Race? _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Could the Soviet Union Have Won the Space Race? Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moon. Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for the launch of OSIRIS REx… »»»

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Sailing the Canyons of Titan_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Sailing the Canyons of Titan Steep canyons on Saturn’s moon Titan are filled with liquid methane. That’s the discovery just announced by an international team of Cassini scientists, including Alex Hayes. Emily Lakdawalla takes us up to Curiosity on Mars, while Bill Nye celebrates the… »»»

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Subcontractors: Making Space Happen _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Subcontractors: Making Space Happen You may never hear their names, but there are thousands of small to medium-sized companies without which space exploration and development wouldn t happen. Bill Nye talks about STEAMed education through space, and Bruce Betts previews what may be a really… »»»

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Interstellar Dreams Turn Real _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Interstellar Dreams Turn Real Philip Lubin and his former student Travis Brashears have had quite a year. Their bold plan to send tiny probes to nearby stars is now supported by NASA and the Breakthrough Starshot $100 million dollar initiative. Hear their amazing story. Emily… »»»

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Anatomy of a Rover _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Anatomy of a Rover It takes a lot of terrific components to create a successful spacecraft like Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory. We ll visit JPL to learn about the Terminal Descent Sensor radar that will once again help land a rover on the Red… »»»

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The Eagle Has Landed: Remembering Neil Armstrong _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT The Eagle Has Landed: Remembering Neil Armstrong We celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing with the reprise of a conversation with author and NBC space reporter Jay Barbree about his trusted friend Neil Armstrong. Jason Davis brings us a special report on… »»»

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Juno Reaches Jupiter! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Juno Reaches Jupiter! Return with us to the evening of July 4, 2016 and the exciting arrival at Jupiter of the Juno orbiter. You ll hear the moment of successful orbital insertion. Several of the mission s key contributors reveal how Juno accomplished this feat,… »»»

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Fighting for Space: Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Fighting for Space: Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver She has spent most of her life working toward a bright future for humanity in space, and Lori Garver has lost none of her passion. She visited the Planetary Society for a wide-ranging conversation with Mat… »»»

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Countdown to Jupiter_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Countdown to Jupiter Juno will enter Jupiter orbit on July 4th. Mat Kaplan talks with the mission s Principal Investigator, Scott Bolton at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bill Nye helps prepare us for this exciting encounter and the science that will follow. Emily Lakdawalla has… »»»

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OSIRIS REx: Ready for a Voyage to Bennu _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT OSIRIS REx: Ready for a Voyage to Bennu OSIRIS-REx will launch toward Near Earth Asteroid Bennu soon. In an early celebration of Asteroid Day, mission leader Dante Lauretta tells us how learning about asteroids may teach us about our own origins, and help us avoid… »»»

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JunoCam, The People s Jupiter Camera _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT JunoCam, The People s Jupiter Camera The Juno spacecraft will enter orbit at Jupiter on July 4th. It carries a camera that will send back spectacular images from just above the swirling clouds of that mighty planet. Planetary scientist Candy Hansen will tell us how… »»»

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Chris McKay, Larry Niven and Andy Weir at the Contact Conference _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Chris McKay, Larry Niven and Andy Weir at the Contact Conference Space art and science fiction joined science fact at the 2016 Contact Conference in Sunnyvale, California. We talk with three well-known visionaries. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what to expect in planetary science this month…. »»»

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Getting Humans To Mars _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Getting Humans To Mars Three NASA leaders talk with host Mat Kaplan about the progress we’re making toward leaving footprints on the Red Planet. Emily Lakdawalla showcases great new space images from the amateur community. Bill Nye tells us how a LightSail technical challenge has… »»»

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A Big Test for LightSail 2 _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT A Big Test for LightSail 2 The Planetary Society s solar sail spacecraft was in the middle of a critical test as we spoke with the Society s Bruce Betts and Jason Davis. Mat Kaplan tells Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla why he s a bit… »»»

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NASA Science Leader John Grunsfeld _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT NASA Science Leader John Grunsfeld Astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld closes our coverage of the Space Foundation s 32nd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. We also meet the leaders of the New Generation Space Leaders Program. Emily has made it easy to… »»»

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Dream Chaser: The Return of the Spaceplane _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Dream Chaser: The Return of the Spaceplane We re back at Space Symposium for a conversation with SNC s Mark Sirangelo, leader of that company s effort to build the Dream Chaser. We ll also hear a few moments of Bill Nye’s session at the… »»»

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At Space Symposium with the Leader of the European Space Agency _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT At Space Symposium with the Leader of the European Space Agency The annual Space Symposium in Colorado is a must-attend event for space leaders from around the world. Our coverage begins with ESA Director General Jan Woerner and Chief Scientist Bernard Foing. Emily Lakdawalla shows… »»»

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A Death Valley Conversation About Life, The Universe and Everything _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT A Death Valley Conversation About Life, The Universe and Everything Beautiful Death Valley National Park was the setting for a fascinating conversation with famed SETI researcher Jill Tarter and celebrated astronomer, artist and photographer Tyler Nordgren. Curiosity has drilled another hole in Mars. Emily Lakdawalla… »»»

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Exploring Europa and Mining Asteroids at Yuri’s Night _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Exploring Europa and Mining Asteroids at Yuri s Night Our special coverage from the Los Angeles Yuri’s Night party continues with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources along with Bob Pappalardo and Bobak Mohawk Guy Ferdowsi who are preparing an orbiter for Jupiter s ocean world… »»»

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Celebrating Yuri s Night 2016 With Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Celebrating Yuri s Night 2016 With Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Happy Yuri s Night! We re partying under Space Shuttle Endeavour in the first of two shows featuring interviews from the worldwide celebration of space. Star Trek s Robert Picardo will talk about his new video… »»»

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Michel Mayor, Discoverer of the First Extrasolar Planet _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Michel Mayor, Discoverer of the First Extrasolar Planet Michel Mayor and his team rocked the astronomy world with their 1995 announcement, but this modest man says it was a discovery whose time had come. Emily Lakdawalla returns to mysterious dwarf planet Ceres. Seen the latest… »»»

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Roving Across Mars With Ashwin Vasavada _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Roving Across Mars With Ashwin Vasavada The new Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist is not new to the mission. Ashwin Vasavada has worked on the Curiosity rover since 2004. Emily Lakdawalla returns from one of her favorite planetary science conferences. So many new rocket engines!… »»»

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All These Worlds_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT All These Worlds Our live conversation about Planet 9 and the amazing diversity of our solar system, featuring Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech, Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker. We close with a special… »»»

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Neil Gehrels and WFIRST “A Space Telescope for the 2020s _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Neil Gehrels and WFIRST “A Space Telescope for the 2020s NASA has given the go-ahead for creation of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope. It might help reveal the nature of dark energy and point the way to life among the stars. Europe and Russia are… »»»

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HERA Heroine Julielynn Wong and Printing Medical Tools in Deep Space _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT HERA Heroine Julielynn Wong and Printing Medical Tools in Deep Space Julielynn Wong came directly from her 30-day long HERA IX deep space simulation to our microphone. We talk with her about the experience, and her progress toward 3D medical device printing solutions for astronauts… »»»

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Interstellar Dreams: Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Interstellar Dreams: Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora Famed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson is back with Aurora, a cautionary tale about just how difficult interstellar travel may be. Emily Lakdawalla reveals the used space shuttle part that has gone to Mars. Bill Nye hopes Congress… »»»

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Exploring Saturn With Cassini_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Exploring Saturn With Cassini Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker returns with the latest discoveries at the beautiful ringed planet, its moons and its rings. Emily Lakdawalla has assembled a crazy animation of distant Earth from a long dormant but just reawakened space camera. Bill… »»»

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Zero-G With OK Go! _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Zero-G With OK Go! Have you seen it? OK Go has gone where no band has gone before to make a music video. Mat talks with Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind about the hazards, thrill and promise of making art in free fall. Emily Lakdawalla… »»»

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Planet 9 From Outer Space!_on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT Planet 9 From Outer Space! Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin fully expect a new and undemotable ninth planet will be found in the outer reaches of the solar system. The Caltech researchers talk about their findings and much more. Emily Lakdawalla has made a wealth… »»»

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NASA s New Planetary Defense Office _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT If you subscribe to No Lies Radio you can listen to this “Protected” show (and 14 others) on demand before they are actually broadcast, and also get free downloads, free tickets to our live streaming events, and other perks. Non-subscribers only get access to this… »»»

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Civilizations Among the Clustered Stars? _on Planetary Radio

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Every Tuesday: 9:30am Pacific – 12:30pm Eastern – 17:30 GMT If you subscribe to No Lies Radio you can listen to this “Protected” show (and 14 others) on demand before they are actually broadcast, and also get free downloads, free tickets to our live streaming events, and other perks. Non-subscribers only get access to this… »»»

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Marc Rayman’s Dawn Mission Update _on Planetary Radio

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Master of the Moon Rocks: NASA Astromaterials Curator Francis McCubbin _on Planetary Radio

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Ad Astra Builds “The Martian’s” Rocket Engine _on Planetary Radio

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2015: A Great Year for Space Exploration _on Planetary Radio

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Congressman John Culberson on a Good Day for Space _on Planetary Radio

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Planetary Deep Drill: Join the Desert Field Test _on Planetary Radio

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A Journey To Space _on Planetary Radio

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A Tiny Explorer Called Twinkle _on Planetary Radio

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Movers and Shakers at SpaceCom Expo _on Planetary Radio

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Solar System Revelations, and the World’s Biggest Telescope Threatened? _on Planetary Radio

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