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Episode 9: Before You Can Drive, First You Have to Fly
Before a rover can make tracks on Mars, it first has to rocket off Earth, speed through space, and then alight gently on the planet’s surface. Al Chen and Swati Mohan guide us through the many stages of a rover’s flight to Mars. .
Oct. 3, 2022
Episode 4: A Lifetime on Mars: The Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Born together, the Spirit and Opportunity twin rovers followed divergent paths after they landed on opposite sides of Mars. Opportunity’s journey was marked by good fortune, while Spirit’s was troubled from the start. .
March 16, 2022
Episode 10: A Voyager’s View of Earth
The Voyager 1 spacecraft has traveled farther away from Earth than any human-made object. Candy Hansen and David Grinspoon talk about the Voyager mission, and its humbling perspective of our planet as a tiny blue dot in the blackness of space. .
Dec. 22, 2020