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NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.

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    • 4.6 • 48 Ratings

NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.

    Season 5, Episode 32: Finale: Thanks for All the Gravity Assists

    Season 5, Episode 32: Finale: Thanks for All the Gravity Assists

    On the Gravity Assist podcast we have interviewed dozens of scientists, engineers, and others dedicated to the mission of NASA space exploration. After five years, the show is coming to a close. Here are some final thoughts and episode highlights from the podcast team.

    • 24 min
    Season 5, Episode 31: Meet a Webb Scientist Who Looks Back in Time

    Season 5, Episode 31: Meet a Webb Scientist Who Looks Back in Time

    The James Webb Space Telescope awed the world on July 12 with its first images and data. And it’s just getting started with its exploration of the cosmos. Dr. John Mather, the observatory’s senior project scientist, has been working toward this milestone for more than 25 years.

    • 27 min
    Season 5, Ep. 30: Gravity Assist: How We Make Webb (and Hubble) Images

    Season 5, Ep. 30: Gravity Assist: How We Make Webb (and Hubble) Images

    The world will get a first glimpse of the universe as never before when the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope come out on July 12. And this is only the beginning — the telescope will deliver all kinds of insights about galaxies, planets, and more, for years to come.

    • 17 min
    Gravity Assist: It’s Raining Diamonds on These Planets

    Gravity Assist: It’s Raining Diamonds on These Planets

    Uranus and Neptune are two of the many exciting and mysterious objects in our universe that the James Webb Space Telescope will soon begin to explore. Learn more about these planets and the Webb telescope’s upcoming observations from astrophysicist Naomi Rowe-Gurney, our guest on this week’s Gravity Assist.

    • 21 min
    Season 5, Episode 28: This is What Mars Sounds Like, with Nina Lanza

    Season 5, Episode 28: This is What Mars Sounds Like, with Nina Lanza

    With two microphones aboard the Perseverance rover, we can listen to Mars from its surface like never before. In addition to hearing how wind sounds on Mars, we can also listen to Perseverance driving on the surface, the Ingenuity helicopter flying nearby, and more.

    • 22 min
    Season 5, Episode 27: What Will We Eat on Mars?

    Season 5, Episode 27: What Will We Eat on Mars?

    Astronauts on the International Space Station have been conducting experiments to grow food, including peppers and radishes. Christina Johnson, a NASA postdoc fellow at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been working on a variety of techniques to grow food in space. Learn what she thinks about the future of growing food beyond our planet.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

cassy94york ,

Don’t cancel this great show

I’m so disappointed that this show has ended. I’ve listened to it for years. Jim Green is such a great presenter. The topics are always interesting and Jim’s enthusiasm is infectious. Will Jim be doing anything else?

AvidMagic ,

Joy!

An outstanding podcast hosted by Jim Green, whose enthusiasm and joy mirrors the guests who all work with NASA. What a joy hearing about the huge range of fields we humans need to explore our solar system and beyond, the ingenuity in developing mind-boggling technology. Inspiring! Thank you all who make the podcast and thank you to all who work with NASA.

froggymolloy ,

The best by one of the best, a must listen

You don’t tug on superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind.
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim

Join Big Jim Green as he explains all the wonders of our sola system and more

5 of the greatest stars in our observable universe to you sir.....

The best by one of the best, a must listen.

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