The topic of space exploration has been in the news recently with NASA landing the InSight lander on Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet, and Voyager 2 reaching interstellar space four decades after its initial launch in 1977. While we wait for scientists to collect and interpret the newest data coming in, here are a few podcasts about the final frontier to listen to.
Are We There Yet?
Space reporter and host Brendan Byrne explores the latest advances in human space exploration. Byrne invites engineers and scientists that are working on technology for humans to inhabit Mars and the leaders who want to learn more about deep space. Recent episodes include: "What’s Ahead For NASA’s Martian Robot Geologist?" "Launching Rockets With the Air Force’s 45th Space Wing" and "The Moon, Mars & Cowboy Hats: A Conversation With ULA’s Tory Bruno."
Find it: https://apple.co/2PB4XNm
The Space Show
Hosted by Dr. David Livingston, The Space Show podcast focuses on the issues of the development of outer-space commerce. Livingston interviews the leaders in space tourism, space exploration and space development. The Space Show also aims to facilitate the growth and self-sustainment of a space economy. Recent episodes include: "Dr. Christopher Morrison," "Dr. Abraham (Avi) Loeb" and "Dr. Brian Weeden, Dr. Namrata Goswami."
Find it: http://www.thespaceshow.com/
Host Mat Kaplan explores the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. Kaplan interviews scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who provide new perspectives on the latest space news and advances in space exploration. Each episode also includes regular features to raise your space IQ. Recent episodes include: "At the Space Settlement Summit With Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden," "Space Policy Edition: Canada’s Uncertain Future in Space (with Kate Howells)" and "Last Week, Mars. This week, An Asteroid Called Bennu."
Find it: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/
Discussing everything about life in the universe, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the latest news in astronomy, physics and even pop culture. Joining deGrasse Tyson is a variety of comedians, celebrities and other special guests who help listeners understand the scientific advancements around us. Recent episodes include: "Living in Space, with Scott Kelly," "The Future of Us, with Sir Martin Rees" and "First Man - Celebrating Neil Armstrong."
Find it: https://www.startalkradio.net/