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.
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Experience A Message From Earth - Inspired by the Voyager Golden Record
The Eyes of a New Mars Rover: Mastcam-Z
Space Policy Edition Special: The 2019 President’s Budget Request Unveiled
A New Congressional Caucus Backs Planetary Science
Space, SETI, the Singularity and Shostak
Space Policy Edition #21: Bill Nye and the State of the Union
Going to Sea to Sail Through Space: Orion Ocean Recovery Testing
Living in Space!
It’s a Hard Rain on Titan
Mysterious Tabby’s Star, With Tabby Herself
Space Policy Edition #20: Looking back on the year in space policy. Also, your questions!
Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Planetary Society All-Stars
Flowing Water on Mars? Not So Much
Exploring the Latest Planetary Science Discoveries With Emily Lakdawalla
President Trump Sets Course for the Moon
A Visitor From the Stars: ‘Oumuamua
Space Policy Edition #19: When did the private space age begin? Much earlier than you think.
Bob Richards of Moon Express
Canada Rises…And So Does the Sun
The Honorable Adam Schiff: Another Congressional Space Enthusiast
Andy Weir’s New Novel Puts a City on the Moon
Space Policy Edition #18: Jim Bridenstine vs. the Senate and First Meeting of the National Space Council
André Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything
Searching for ET With Pete Worden
Pamela Gay and the Image Detective
Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration
Space Policy Edition #17: The 75th Anniversary of the Rocket Age, with Dr. Michael Neufeld
Australia Gets Serious About Space
Long Live Cassini!
Science Fiction Greats on Humanity’s Destiny in Space
Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman
Space Policy Edition #16: NASA's Flagship Missions: Are They Worth It?
Planetary Radio Live on the Eve of the Eclipse
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker’s Last Appearance Before the Grand Finale
Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space
Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling
Space Policy Edition #15 – Congressman Rick Larsen, Could Russia Exit the ISS?
An Eye on the Sun (In the Middle of a Lake)
Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars
Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini
20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek
Space Policy Edition #14 – Ice Giants and Ocean Worlds Beckon
A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber
Happy Asteroid Day!
Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser!
Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance
Space Policy Edition #13 – The 2018 Budget Proposal and Is Mars Exploration in Retrograde?
Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians
Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America
NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars
Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti
Space Policy Edition #12 – Is Space Policy Stagnant? With Special Guest Marcia Smith
Be There! The Great American Eclipse
Bill Nye Saves the World…With Space
McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy
Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz
Space Policy Edition #11 – Big Science and a Skinny Budget
Mars’ Atmosphere…Lost in Space!
Nancy Atkinson’s Incredible Stories from Space
Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update
The Great American Eclipse—Be Part of It!
Hope for Pluto—Should We Re-Redefine Planets?
Space Policy Edition #10 - Special Guest Laura Delgado Lopez, SpaceX to the Moon, looming budget cuts
The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1
Planetary Radio Live: Near Earth Objects—The Killer Asteroid Threat
Nazis in Space? Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age
Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars
Space Policy Edition #9 – Congress Plots New Space Legislation Amid Trump’s Tumultuous First Two Weeks
The Final Countdown at Saturn
Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarctica’s Mount Erebus
Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA
Ben Miller Says The Aliens are Coming!
Space Policy Edition #8 - A Transition "Trumpdate", 2016 in Review, and Answering Your Questions
A Little Rocket Company Shoots for the Moon
Marvelous Martian MAVEN
Art That Captures the Beauty and Science of Space
A Giant Telescope and Remembering John Glenn
Running Before the Sun: Astronomer Jay Pasachoff
Space Policy Edition #7 - The Trump Administration: What Can We Expect for Space?
Leading the Search: Bill Diamond of the SETI Institute
To Mars! With National Geographic
Pluto and Titan and Iran, Oh My!
Inside Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo
Space Policy Edition #6: Election 2016! Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Space?
Matt Taylor Rocks Rosetta
Alan Stern and a Triumph at Pluto
Charley Kohlhase and the Greatest Voyage
Trekkin’ Across the Universe With Andrew Fazekas
Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars