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Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: NASA's flashy Cassini Grand Finale poster!, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Long Live Cassini! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn. We’ll hear from several of the mission’s leaders, including John Grunsfeld, ...
Caption: (L to R) David Brin, Geoffrey Landis, Gregory Benford, Larry Niven and Robert Zubrin at the 2017 Mars Society Convention, Credit: Mat Kaplan

Science Fiction Greats on Humanity’s Destiny in Space (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore ...
Caption: Artist concept of heliogyro solar sail for 1980s Halley's Comet mission., Credit: NASA/JPL

Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Planetary Society returns for a conversation about the allure of sailing through space. Digital editor Jason Davis ...
Caption: Mat Kaplan and guests at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on the evening before the Great American Eclipse, Credit: Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University

Planetary Radio Live on the Eve of the Eclipse (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

With hours to go before the Great American Eclipse, Mat Kaplan hosted a Planetary Radio Live session in front of 1,100 rowdy eclipse and space science fans. Also at Southern ...
Caption: Artist concept of Cassini passing between Saturn and its rings, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker’s Last Appearance Before the Grand Finale (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

It’s the Grandest Finale. The spectacular Cassini mission’s exploration of Saturn will end on September 15th when the spacecraft plunges into the planet. Cassini Project ...
Caption: Voyager image of Jupiter's moon Io taken as the volcano called Loki erupted., Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

It is most space fans’ favorite planetary science mission, and with good reason. We visit with the man who has been in charge of Voyager mission science for more than four ...
Caption: The Goode Solar Telescope at the NJIT Big Bear Solar Observatory, Credit: Mat Kaplan

An Eye on the Sun (In the Middle of a Lake) (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The world’s most powerful solar telescope sits in Big Bear Lake, high above southern California. It has just been renamed for the man responsible for its creation. We’ll ...
Caption: Cassini took this photo on June 4, 2017, close to periapsis on its seventh "Grand Finale" orbit, when it passed between the planet and the rings., Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/Emily Lakdawalla

Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Cassini Mission has less than two months to go before it ends with a spectacular plunge into the beautiful ringed world. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla ...
Caption: Matt Golombek and Mars rovers, Credit: NASA/JPL

20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

When the Pathfinder lander reached Mars 20 years ago it began a Martian renaissance that has never paused. JPL scientist Matt Golombek was the mission’s Project Scientist. ...
Caption: •	New Very Large Telescope image of galaxy Messier 77 , Credit: •	European Southern Observatory

A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat ...