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A journey to the stars doesn’t just begin at the launchpad. Discover new worlds through epic stories told by scientists on missions to outer space.

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A journey to the stars doesn’t just begin at the launchpad. Discover new worlds through epic stories told by scientists on missions to outer space.

    Digging In: When Rovers Get Dirt on Mars - S4E11

    Digging In: When Rovers Get Dirt on Mars - S4E11

    Aaron Yazzie and others explain how, by scooping dirt and drilling rocks, rovers are digging deeper into the mysteries of Mars.

    The Power of the Rovers – S4E10

    The Power of the Rovers – S4E10

    How does a rover keep driving on a planet with no gas stations? Shonte Tucker, Sabah Bux and Rob Manning power us through the ways Mars rovers keep going.

    Before You Can Drive, First You Have to Fly – S4E9

    Before You Can Drive, First You Have to Fly – S4E9

    Before a rover can make tracks on Mars, it first has to rocket off Earth, speed through space, and then alight gently on the planet’s surface. Al Chen and Swati Mohan guide us through the many stages of a rover’s flight to Mars.

    How to Drive a Mars Rover – S4E8

    How to Drive a Mars Rover – S4E8

    Buckle up for a Mars tour with rover driver Vandi Verma, and learn how NASA’s rovers have evolved to better explore this alien world.

    Flying with Ingenuity: the Mars Helicopter – S4E7

    Flying with Ingenuity: the Mars Helicopter – S4E7

    Bob Balaram and Teddy Tzanetos share stories of how the Mars helicopter came to be, and transport us on Ingenuity’s flights through dusty Martian skies.

    The Promise of Perseverance – S4E6

    The Promise of Perseverance – S4E6

    The Perseverance rover holds many promises: to look for evidence of life on Mars, to collect rock samples meant to be sent to Earth one day, and to test technology that could be used in a future human Mars mission.

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683 Ratings

683 Ratings

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Totally enjoyed this episode. Love the startrek reference. Been a trekker since 1966.

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I’m okay for this podcast.

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Loved EPISODE 10

Thanks so muchh for these great podcasts… they’re priceless.

I’d like to know if astronauts have notice a new perspective about life on earth after their missions… I mean in their regular day-to-day activities… like of they sometimes just look up the sky and remember things from space

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