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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

The Planetary Society

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Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit planetary.org/radio for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

Latest Episodes

NASA’s Home for the Bleeding Edge: The 2019 NIAC Symposium

Mat Kaplan visits with NIAC Program Executive Jason Derleth, seven leaders of funded studies, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

77 MIN4 d ago
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NASA’s Home for the Bleeding Edge: The 2019 NIAC Symposium

Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!

Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, joins the show to discuss the latest political developments in Washington, good news for planetary defense, and how the funding delay could spell trouble for the space agency's 2024 lunar goal.

56 MIN1 w ago
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Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!

Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More

Astronomer and astrophysicist Michel Mayor has just been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for physics.

47 MIN1 w ago
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Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More

How to Defend Your Planet

Planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy shares the status of our effort to avoid the fate of the dinosaurs.

45 MIN2 w ago
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How to Defend Your Planet

Ad Astra: The Movie!

Brad Pitt sets out across the solar system to save Earth in the new space epic.

51 MIN3 w ago
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Ad Astra: The Movie!

How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress

The biannual Starship Congress attracts starry-eyed believers in humankind’s destiny among the stars.

67 MINSEP 18
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How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress

The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico gave the Voyager spacecraft their power sources, is building nuclear generators for future Martians, and accidentally invented the field of High Energy Astrophysics.

48 MINSEP 11
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The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)

As NASA struggles to return humans to the Moon by 2024, it's worth asking: why did it stop in the first place?

109 MINSEP 7
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Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)

A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars

Update on the Mars Helicopter, and a top-level review of the amazing science sent home from comet 67P by Rosetta.

61 MINSEP 4
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A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars

What Will You Send to the Moon?

Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon.

44 MINAUG 28
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What Will You Send to the Moon?

Latest Episodes

NASA’s Home for the Bleeding Edge: The 2019 NIAC Symposium

Mat Kaplan visits with NIAC Program Executive Jason Derleth, seven leaders of funded studies, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

77 MIN4 d ago
Comments
NASA’s Home for the Bleeding Edge: The 2019 NIAC Symposium

Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!

Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, joins the show to discuss the latest political developments in Washington, good news for planetary defense, and how the funding delay could spell trouble for the space agency's 2024 lunar goal.

56 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!

Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More

Astronomer and astrophysicist Michel Mayor has just been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for physics.

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More

How to Defend Your Planet

Planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy shares the status of our effort to avoid the fate of the dinosaurs.

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How to Defend Your Planet

Ad Astra: The Movie!

Brad Pitt sets out across the solar system to save Earth in the new space epic.

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ad Astra: The Movie!

How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress

The biannual Starship Congress attracts starry-eyed believers in humankind’s destiny among the stars.

67 MINSEP 18
Comments
How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress

The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico gave the Voyager spacecraft their power sources, is building nuclear generators for future Martians, and accidentally invented the field of High Energy Astrophysics.

48 MINSEP 11
Comments
The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)

As NASA struggles to return humans to the Moon by 2024, it's worth asking: why did it stop in the first place?

109 MINSEP 7
Comments
Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)

A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars

Update on the Mars Helicopter, and a top-level review of the amazing science sent home from comet 67P by Rosetta.

61 MINSEP 4
Comments
A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars

What Will You Send to the Moon?

Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon.

44 MINAUG 28
Comments
What Will You Send to the Moon?