This week we find out how hard it is to hit the Moon with a laser, & if scientists lose contact with the Mars rovers when they go behind the Sun.
Date: April 12, 2009 Title: Exploring Space from Space Podcaster: Kenneth Renshaw Links: Solar System Ambassador Website: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/profiles/Kenneth_Renshaw.htm Saturn Observation Campaign Website: http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/members-state.cfm?state=AR Bio: Kenneth Renshaw is a college music instructor, piano teacher/tuner/technician, church choir director/pianist, photographer and videographer from the small town of Piggott, Arkansas. He graduated from Southern Baptist College and Arkansas State […]
Date: January 24, 2009 Title: Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars Podcaster: Jim Bell, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist from Cornell University, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover “Pancam” color imaging investigation, and President of The Planetary Society Description: The Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been actively exploring the Red Planet for […]
Date: January 19, 2009 Title: Bootleg Postcards — Armchair Astronauts Exploring the Solar System Podcaster: Doug Ellison Organization: Unmannedspaceflight.com Description: Imagery from robotic spacecraft is often put onto the web in near-real time. A community of enthusiastic amateurs has grown around this imagery. Doug Ellison discusses their efforts, results, and the opportunities beginning to open […]
Date: January 13, 2009 Title: How to be an Armchair Astronaut Podcaster: Bill Dunford Organization: Riding With Robots on the High Frontier Description: The golden age of space exploration did not end in the 1970s. It’s happening right now. In addition to the astronauts, more than a dozen robotic spacecraft from several nations are now […]