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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Owen Wilson, is that you?
Does anyone else think the host sounds like Owen Wilson? Anyhow, thank you SO much for great space content!
Sad to see the podcast come to an end
It was a good five years and I learned a lot. Thanks for a great podcast!
This podcast makes astronomy very assessable to all. Very informative and entertaining. The host is excellent.