Patreon Highlights – September 2017

October 2, 2017

October is upon us, Martians!

Thanks to all the Patrons who’ve pledged support already. We’re 87% of the way to our second goal of $150/month in order to upgrade the Podcast’s services and equipment. Click the link to the right if you’d like to join the growing number of Martians who help support the exploration of Mars.

  • Off the Cuff – Faster, Better, Samplier – I spoke for about 20 minutes on the topic of the streamlined, more cost-effective Mars Sample Return architecture laid out by Thomas Zurbuchen of NASA in the review of the Decadal Survey which happened at the end of August.
  • Bonus Content – Episode 29 (Mike Seibert) – All Patrons got an additional 10 minutes of audio from Mike Seibert’s interview. We talked about the Cold Atom Lab, the Curiosity Sampling System, and Mike’s awesome Mars Tartan waistcoat!
  • Bonus Content – Episode 30 (Fred Calef) – All Patrons got an additional 11 minutes of audio from Fred Calef’s interview. We talked about choosing landing sites for missions, including upcoming launches of InSight and Mars2020, and how these locations are put together.
  • REMINDER: Bonus Content RSS Feed Live Now – To make it easier to access all the bonus content, Patrons now get access to a private RSS feed so they can listen to the content in their podcatcher of choice. Simply log in to Patreon and copy the link on the right to your app!

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