Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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 for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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SuperCam principal investigator Roger Wiens shares how his new and improved laser-based spectrometer will help look for past life in Jezero Crater, while its microphone lets us listen to the Red Planet.

Previous episodes

  • 955 - Another Ray Gun Heads for Mars. We Hear It Working. 
    Wed, 12 Aug 2020
  • 954 - Space Policy Edition: Why the SLS is a National Asset, and Why That Matters 
    Fri, 07 Aug 2020
  • 953 - Crew Dragon Triumphant, and a Planetary Society Founder Remembers 
    Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • 952 - Hope Leads the Way to Mars 
    Wed, 29 Jul 2020
  • 951 - A Mars Mission Begins, a Comet Exits, and the Future of Planetary Science 
    Wed, 22 Jul 2020
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