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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 Sarah Al-Ahmed and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy and Bruce Betts as they dive deep into space science and exploration. 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 an episode guide and much more.

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

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    • 4.9 • 97 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 Sarah Al-Ahmed and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy and Bruce Betts as they dive deep into space science and exploration. 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 an episode guide and much more.

    Space Policy Edition: The ahistorical era of commercial lunar exploration

    Space Policy Edition: The ahistorical era of commercial lunar exploration

    Science historian Dr. Matt Shindell joins the show to discuss the unique era of commercial lunar exploration, and how planetary exploration has evolved and can continue to evolve on and around the Moon.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The legacy of Red Rover Goes to Mars

    The legacy of Red Rover Goes to Mars

    Twenty years after a pioneering collaboration between The Planetary Society, NASA, and LEGO, Planetary Radio reflects on the Red Rover Goes to Mars program and the lives it impacted.

    • 56 min
    OSIRIS-REx becomes APEX

    OSIRIS-REx becomes APEX

    Scott Guzewich, deputy project scientist for NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX mission, joins Planetary Radio to discuss the next steps for the mission as we count down to asteroid Apophis’ flyby of Earth in 2029.

    • 55 min
    The Space Race: Honoring the first African-American space explorers

    The Space Race: Honoring the first African-American space explorers

    This week on Planetary Radio, we take a peak behind the scenes at National Geographic's new documentary, “The Space Race,” which celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the first African-American space pioneers and astronauts.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Exploring solar eclipses through time

    Exploring solar eclipses through time

    Ed Krupp, the director of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, will share insights from the fascinating field of archaeoastronomy.

    • 52 min
    Space Policy Edition: Space isn’t black — it’s grey

    Space Policy Edition: Space isn’t black — it’s grey

    Space policy expert Laura Delgado López joins the show to break down the new paper, “Clearing the Fog: The Grey Zones of Space Governance” by Jessica West and Jordan Miller.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

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A must listen every week

This is great podcast from a marvellous organisation.
Brilliantly hosted by Mat Kaplan (who, sadly, has recently announced his retirement from hosting the show). The best and latest information on all matters related to Planetary Science and much much more every Wednesday, with a monthly Space Policy edition released on the first Friday of every month.
If you’re into Space this is the show for you!

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Great content 👎 audio quality

I love the content of this show but the audio quality is not up to scratch compared to the other podcasts I listen to. I end up listening to 5-10 mins and getting fed up with the bad audio so stop listening. Such a shame

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Top notch podcast for space enthusiasts!

Top notch podcast for space enthusiasts!

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