Ben and David from The Orbital Mechanics Podcast join Jake for an epic mashup episode about Viking 2, NASA's SLS road map to Mars, and Red Dragon landing site candidates.
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In a mashup episode that combines the formats of The Orbital Mechanics, a great weekly spaceflight podcast, and WeMartians, Jake, Ben and David explore a variety of Mars topics. Delve in to history as we mark the 37th anniversary since Viking 2's batteries gave out and learn about the spacecraft and its mission. Ben walks us through NASA's new Road Map to Mars, a flight plan for SLS and Orion leading all the way to the 2030s. Then, we explore SpaceX's Red Dragon mission and learn about the four candidate landing sites being considered when the Hawthorne-based company makes its first landing on the Red Planet in 2021.
You'll also hear some of the great segments from The Orbital Mechanics, like #ThisWeekSF, upcoming spaceflight events, and space news. Note: If you are already a subscriber of The Orbital Mechanics, their episode 104 will be mostly the same content with some different introductions, ie. the same episode appears in both feeds.
The Orbital Mechanics (subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher)
#ThisWeekSF (This Week in SpaceFlight History) - Viking 2
Questions, Comments and Corrections
Red Dragon & its Landing Sites
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