NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.
Gravity Assist: Lucy and the Space Fossils, with Hal Levison
To get a more complete understanding of the full history of our solar system, NASA is sending a spacecraft called Lucy to investigate the Trojans, mysterious small objects that share an orbit of the Sun with Jupiter. Principal investigator Hal Levison of the Southwest Research Institute
Gravity Assist: Goodbye Saturn, Hello Earth, with Janelle Wellons
Janelle Wellons likes to say that she operates “fancy space cameras.” At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she creates commands that allow spacecraft to take valuable scientific data in our solar system and here at planet Earth.
Gravity Assist: Freaky Physics on the Space Station, with Ethan Elliott
The laws of physics get very, very weird in the realm of particles too small for the eye to see. Aboard the International Space Station, an experiment called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is exploring how the universe works .
Gravity Assist: Diving Into NASA History, with NASA Intern Felicia Ragucci
In honor of National Intern Day, Gravity Assist features Felicia Ragucci, an undergraduate at Dartmouth College who recently completed an internship with NASA’s History Office and the Office of the Chief Scientist. During her time at NASA, Felicia researched the history of the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator, an underwater training facility where astron
Gravity Assist: Onward to Venus, with Lori Glaze
NASA is sending two missions to Venus this decade and participating in a European Space Agency mission there, too. Lori Glaze, director of planetary science at NASA, discusses these missions and why she’s so excited about what we’re about to learn.
Gravity Assist: A Dream, a Team, a Chance to Fly on Mars, with MiMi Aung
The idea for NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter began at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a team of dedicated engineers who believed in something seemingly impossible. MiMi Aung served as the project manager on the helicopter, which has now achieved nine flights on Mars.
You can read about any of NASA’s missions or operations on Wikipedia, but this podcast goes 10x deeper. The guests’ enthusiasm is infectious, and Jim Green’s hosting is engaging and humble (though he had a massive career at NASA, he asks the questions we common folk would ask — if we knew what to ask!)
I love this podcast. I’m such a nasa and science nerd. Thank you.
What a wonderful podcast. I love the interviews, the passion and curiosity, and also the focus on so many women in the field. Thank you for the warmth, investigation, and adventure! 🚀🛰