Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

By The Planetary Society

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.

  1. 1.
    Andy Chaikin on Apollo 15 and the lessons of Apollo
    1:27:38
  2. 2.
    Amy Mainzer and a New Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope
    49:14
  3. 3.
    We’re Going Back to Venus
    1:02:49
  4. 4.
    Visiting the James Webb Space Telescope
    1:18:29
  5. 5.
    Space Policy Edition: The Pentagon's UFO Report, Featuring Sarah Scoles
    1:18:10
  6. 6.
    Finding Life by Looking for Complexity
    56:37
  7. 7.
    The Pearly Clouds of Mars
    52:50
  8. 8.
    Amateur Astronomers Saving the World
    1:05:25
  1. 9.
    Experimental Cosmologist Brian Keating
    1:34:55
  2. 10.
    Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2022 Budget Request Says "Yes"
    50:33
  3. 11.
    Mighty Jupiter Revealed
    1:01:13
  4. 12.
    The New Great Space Observatories
    54:57
  5. 13.
    Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Project Manager MiMi Aung
    54:05
  6. 14.
    Defenders of Earth on Planetary Radio
    1:13:38
  7. 15.
    Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars
    53:32
  8. 16.
    Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary
    50:35
  9. 17.
    A Conversation with Kyoto Prize Recipient James Gunn
    1:19:30
  10. 18.
    Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars
    1:01:47
  11. 19.
    The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill
    55:22
  12. 20.
    The First Space Shuttle Pilot: Bob Crippen on the 40th Anniversary of STS-1
    1:11:07
  13. 21.
    Space Policy Edition: Biden Names His NASA Administrator
    58:40
  14. 22.
    NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds Over 2,000 Possible New Worlds
    55:01
  15. 23.
    The Perseverance Rover and a Great First Month on Mars
    1:00:02
  16. 24.
    Return From Ryugu: The Hayabusa2 Leader on His Mission’s Success
    51:04
  17. 25.
    InSight’s Mole: A Martian Science Odyssey
    55:38
  18. 26.
    Space Policy Edition: SpaceX's Early, Desperate Days (with Eric Berger)
    1:01:16
  19. 27.
    Spinoffs: How NASA Technologies Benefit Life on Earth
    51:35
  20. 28.
    Touchdown! The Sights and Sounds of Perseverance on Mars
    52:46
  21. 29.
    Planetfest ’21: To Mars and Back Again
    43:13
  22. 30.
    The Big Book of Mars: Our Obsession with the Red Planet
    1:01:13
  23. 31.
    Space Policy Edition: The Big Picture on U.S. Science Funding
    1:18:29
  24. 32.
    A Cosmic Odyssey: Decades of Discovery at the Palomar Observatory
    51:24
  25. 33.
    ‘Oumuamua: Avi Loeb says it may have been artificial
    55:10
  26. 34.
    7 More Minutes of Terror: Perseverance Arrives at Mars
    45:16
  27. 35.
    Space Policy Edition: A Mob at the U.S. Capitol
    1:00:48
  28. 36.
    A Symphony for 7 Moons
    1:11:54
  29. 37.
    Solar Cruiser: A Giant Sail Prepares for Space
    50:01
  30. 38.
    Planetary Society All-Stars Review 2020 Space Milestones
    1:11:42
  31. 39.
    Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Might Walk on the Moon
    49:13
  32. 40.
    What Do You Need to Make Martian Oxygen? MOXIE!
    56:58
  33. 41.
    Welcoming a New Leader, and China on the Final Frontier
    59:28
  34. 42.
    Space Policy Edition: Operation Moonglow and the Global Impact of Apollo
    1:09:30
  35. 43.
    Observatory Director Francisco Córdova on the Devastating Loss of Arecibo
    45:16
  36. 44.
    More Moon Water and an Update from Venus on Our 18th Anniversary!
    53:47
  37. 45.
    Revealing Mars From Above, and Crew Dragon is Go!
    1:01:32
  38. 46.
    Space Policy Edition: NASA's Post-Election Landscape
    56:52
  39. 47.
    A Rogue World Wanders as PlanetVac Heads for the Moon and Mars
    55:26
  40. 48.
    A Return to Asteroid Mining, and Digging Into Space Ethics with Joel Sercel
    1:07:27
  41. 49.
    A Deep Dive into Asteroid Bennu With Dante Lauretta
    44:58
  42. 50.
    We Have Sampled an Asteroid! And the Search for Life Above Venus
    50:10

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