1,105 episodes

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.

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

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    • 4.8 • 1.1K 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 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.

    Scientist and Hubble Repairman John Grunsfeld

    Scientist and Hubble Repairman John Grunsfeld

    Astrophysicist, former astronaut and NASA associate administrator John Grunsfeld on human exploration of space and the science we will do there.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Space Policy Edition: NASA's Economic Impact with Alex MacDonald and Joshua Drucker

    Space Policy Edition: NASA's Economic Impact with Alex MacDonald and Joshua Drucker

    What is NASA’s return on investment? NASA chief economist Alex MacDonald and University of Illinois Chicago professor Joshua Drucker provide revealing answers from a new economic impact report.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Happy 20th Anniversary for Planetary Radio

    A Happy 20th Anniversary for Planetary Radio

    Join the Planetary Society’s CEO, its co-founder Louis Friedman and others as we mark Planetary Radio’s entry into its third decade.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Giving the University of Arizona Mirror Lab a spin

    Giving the University of Arizona Mirror Lab a spin

    Join us for a tour of the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab where they use a giant, spinning oven filled with molten glass to create the primary mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Voyager Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker

    Voyager Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker

    Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker has now taken on the same job for the Voyager Interstellar Mission.

    • 58 min
    Space Policy Edition: What the Congressional Midterms Means for Space Science

    Space Policy Edition: What the Congressional Midterms Means for Space Science

    Bethany Johns of the American Astronomical Society talks with Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier about how changes in Washington after the midterm elections may affect support for science.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Thru-Way Nick ,

Mat retiring??

I hope it's on his terms and not a forced retirement. This is happening more and more at NASA. I'll see where the show goes then decide if I'll continue to follow.

tamichawk84 ,

Lots of good info

Listen to about 75% of the program but enjoy the delivery and info

MKULTRA83 ,

Meh

Cheesy, self absorbed, regurgitation of pop science, by over privileged spoiled old men all whom seemingly could save the world, but don’t, apparently.

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