Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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.

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Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!

Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, joins the show to discuss the latest political developments in Washington, good news for planetary defense, and how the funding delay could spell trouble for the space agency's 2024 lunar goal.



Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More

Astronomer and astrophysicist Michel Mayor has just been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for physics.



How to Defend Your Planet

Planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy shares the status of our effort to avoid the fate of the dinosaurs.



Ad Astra: The Movie!

Brad Pitt sets out across the solar system to save Earth in the new space epic.



How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress

The biannual Starship Congress attracts starry-eyed believers in humankind’s destiny among the stars.



The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico gave the Voyager spacecraft their power sources, is building nuclear generators for future Martians, and accidentally invented the field of High Energy Astrophysics.


 2019-09-11  49m

Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)

As NASA struggles to return humans to the Moon by 2024, it's worth asking: why did it stop in the first place?


 2019-09-06  1h49m

A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars

Update on the Mars Helicopter, and a top-level review of the amazing science sent home from comet 67P by Rosetta.


 2019-09-04  1h1m

What Will You Send to the Moon?

Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon.


 2019-08-28  44m

NASA’s Red Planet Rick and Putting Humans on Mars

Rick Davis is the perfect person to co-lead NASA’s Mars Human Landing Sites Study


 2019-08-21  1h4m