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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.

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

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    • 4.8 • 110 Ratings

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.

    Defenders of Earth on Planetary Radio

    Defenders of Earth on Planetary Radio

    Six planetary defense leaders report on progress toward protecting Earth from near-Earth objects.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars

    Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars

    NASA chose SpaceX’s Starship as the sole winner of its human lunar lander development contract in a move that may also take us closer to Mars.

    • 53 min
    Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary

    Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary

    The author of The Martian introduces us to his terrific new novel and shares his thoughts about the current state of space exploration.

    • 50 min
    A Conversation with Kyoto Prize Recipient James Gunn

    A Conversation with Kyoto Prize Recipient James Gunn

    Jim Gunn co-created and led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that has revealed the universe as never before.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars

    Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars

    NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes a successful first flight on the Red Planet, while two researchers offer new insights on the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill

    The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill

    Gerard K. O’Neill envisioned vast, magnificent human settlements in space. His followers, including Jeff Bezos, are working to turn his vision into reality.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Scaboo ,

Out of this world!

A must-listen for fans of space exploration.

ThnxObama ,

Takes me to the stars (and asteroid belt)

I like the details of space projects clearly delineated by experts in the field. The host’s questions are informed, pertinent and his tone is just right. If you want to feel like a scientist exploring the edge of the unknown, this show is for you.

ShaneBelaire ,

Out of this world!

Where else can you find such an entertaining and informative show? Not in this solar system, that’s for sure.

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