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.
Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on Bringing Change to NASA
Former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver returns for a deep conversation with Casey Dreier about her fight to turn the agency toward commercial partnerships and away from the expensive Constellation program.
Citizen Science: Join the search for Martian clouds
Scientists need your help identifying clouds high above the surface of the red planet. The goal is figuring out where Mars’ water went.
New Jet Propulsion Lab Director Laurie Leshin
Laurie Leshin has just become the tenth director of JPL and the first woman to run the fabled center for space science and robotic exploration.
Science from the Moon, and former NASA chief scientist Jim Green looks back
The former director of NASA’s Planetary Science division, Jim Green, retired as the agency’s chief scientist in January. This episode opens with a special announcement from host Mat Kaplan.
The JWST: An Awesome New Window on the Universe Opens Wide
NASA and its partners have revealed the first stunning images from the new space telescope. We’ll talk about them with Bill Nye and members of the JWST team.
A Hero of the New Space Age: Lori Garver and Escaping Gravity
Lori Garver went up against powerful forces inside and outside NASA to create the hugely successful commercial cargo and crew programs.