For years, the NASA Curiosity Rover has been quietly sniffing the atmosphere in Gale Crater with its SAM instrument. Today, scientists are finally getting a handle on that vast dataset, and they’re turning up some…

Next year brings a quartet of missions heading from Earth to Mars, including one from the Chinese National Space Administration. Freelance journalist Andrew Jones, a specialist in Chinese space, joins Jake to talk about the…

The 70th International Astronautical Congress descended on Washington, DC this week, with 6300 delegates from around the world coming together to talk about space technology, policy and more. Jake is on site to report on…

On September 28th, 2019, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presented an update to the Starship architecture. To talk about what has changed and what hasn’t, Jake is joined by podcast partner Anthony Colangelo from Main Engine…

SpaceX has been requesting HiRISE images from an area called Arcadia Planitia as potential landing sites for their Starship vehicle. Dr Ali Bramson, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab…

We talk the 9th International Mars Conference Tweet thread on Methane from Justin Cowart Content from the MEPAG meeting Content from 9th Mars Presentations Follow Nina Lanza Nina Lanza’s Twitter (@marsninja) Nina back on Episode…

We talk Relativity Space 3D-printed rockets Telesat signs with Relativity Space Relativity signs contract to build launch pad Relativity to build rocket factory at Stennis Follow Jordan Noone and Relativity Relativity Space Website Work for…

We talk the MAVEN mission MAVEN Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere MAVEN atmospheric escape simulation video Follow Gina DiBraccio and MAVEN The MAVEN Mission Page Dr Gina DiBraccio on Instagram Follow Jake…

It’s been 50 years since Apollo 11, and while there’s still a lot to celebrate about the whole Apollo era, it also begs the question, “why haven’t we gone back?” Michael Robinson, historian and host…

NASA is sending people back to the Moon, or so they say. A human deep space program is easier said than done. The Planetary Society’s Casey Dreier returns to the show to talk about politics,…