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WeMartians Podcast

Author: Jake Robins

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The WeMartians Podcast delves into all aspects of the exploration of Mars, including robotic/human spacecraft and rocket engineering, planetary science, astronomy and other upcoming technology. Our episodes are research-supported and feature topical audio clips and special guests.
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Mars is a lot like Earth – it has volcanos! But they can be pretty different than their Terran cousins. Planetary vulcanologist Davitia James joins Jake to talk about how these features are similar on... The post 90 – Volcanos on Mars (feat. Davitia James) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
Five years ago, WeMartians debuted its first episode. We’ve learned a lot since then, both in how the space world works, and how podcasts work, too! Space reporters and friends of the show Brendan Byrne... The post 89 – Five Years of WeMartians (feat. Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
NASA is getting serious about sending people back to the Moon. And when the Artemis program lands on the surface, there’s a whole world of science to uncover. Renee Weber from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight... The post 88 – Lunar Science’s Next Giant Leap (feat. Renee Weber) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
It’s the end of the year, and traditionally around this time we ask for support from you, the listener, as we continue to produce space content on this podcast every month! WeMartians is entirely listener-funded,... The post GoingPro Updates & Red Planet Review – Dec 5th, 2020 appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
NASA is building a new outpost at the Moon called the Lunar Gateway. It’s a place for science but also a place to stage lunar activities like landings on the surface. Michael Staab from Northrop... The post 87 – HALO (feat. Michael Staab) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
As more and more human spaceflight vehicles enter service, and more and more people have access to spaceflight, the need to design vehicles to accommodate different kinds of passengers becomes more and more important. Kavya... The post 86 – Equitable Design (feat. Kavya Manyapu) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
In early 2019, NASA’s Curiosity Rover wrapped up a year-long chapter in its mission exploring Vera Rubin Ridge, an elevated rocky plateau with high iron content. Many months later, we’re starting to see the science... The post 85 – Vera Rubin Ridge (feat. Abigail Fraeman) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The surface of Mars has been a subject of repeated exploration, from both in orbit and in situ. But this exploration is only skin-deep, and a growing community of scientists are calling on NASA to... The post 84 – The Mars Underground appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The annual Humans to Mars summit went virtual this year, and WeMartians stopped by to listen in on the discussions about getting humans to Mars. From life support to surface power, politics, and medicine, the... The post 83 – Humans to Mars 2020 appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
In the first ever WeMartians live video webcast, Jake is joined by co-host Tanya Harrison and special guests Alexandra Pontefract, Nathan Williams, and Phillip Hargrove to experience the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover.... The post 82 – WeMartians Live – Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
It’s the Summer of Mars, and in between the larger space agencies of the United States and China vying to put the next rover on the surface, a small, upstart space agency in the United... The post 81 – A Probe Called Hope (feat. the Mars Hope team) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The Summer of Mars is here! Three missions are launching to Mars in the next few weeks from three different space agencies. We’ve got the definitive preview of these missions, from UAE’s Mars Hope, to... The post 80 – The Summer of Mars appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
NASA’s Mars2020 Rover is set to launch this summer on an Atlas V rocket from the United Launch Alliance. But it is no trivial payload, and a lot of work goes into preparing a rocket... The post 79 – Preparing for a Martian Launch (feat. Tory Bruno) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
NASA’s Mars2020 Rover is set to launch this summer to kick off an intense series of missions set to bring back a sample from Mars. But retrieving these samples is no small task. The University... The post 78 – The Quest for a Piece of Mars (feat. Chris Herd) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The ATLO phase of a planetary mission (Assembly, Test and Launch Operations) is the most intense of any part of its development. Amid a global pandemic, Perseverance’s time at it is even more remarkable. NASA... The post 77 – Persevering through ATLO (feat. Christina Hernandez) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The post 76 – A New Science Paradigm (feat. Elizabeth Frank) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is the premier gathering for planetary scientists worldwide. But, like many events, it was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve covered it every year, and... The post 75 – Virtual LPSC (Part 2) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is the premier gathering for planetary scientists worldwide. But, like many events, it was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve covered it every year, and... The post 74 – Virtual LPSC (Part 1) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
The ExoMars mission will be Europe’s first Mars rover, and when it drives off the platform on Mars to begin operating, it will do so on chassis and wheels made in Canada. Natalie Panek from... The post 73 – Moving ExoMars (feat. Natalie Panek) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
Planetary Protection is the framework by which we protect the worlds we explore from our own environment, and Earth from the worlds we explore. And while it’s purpose is important, its specifics can get out... The post 72 – Taking Stock of Planetary Protection (feat. Wendy Calvin) appeared first on WeMartians Podcast.
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