SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2004

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 7Scott Sandford
Astophysicist
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
The Stardust comet sample-return mission objectives. (Courtesy NASA)
January 21Paul Davies
Professor of Natural Philiosophy
Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Macquarie University
Sydney
Mars exploration. (Courtesy ABC).
February 11Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Space heritage preservation under threat at the Kennedy Space Center.
February 11David Des Marais
Asytobiologist
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
The Mars Exploration Rovers and Beagle 2. (Courtesy NASA)
February 18Peter Theisinger
Project Manager
Mars Exploration Rovers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Why send landers to Mars? (Courtesy NASA)
March 3Nick Hoffman
Scientist
Melbourne University
Melbourne
Water on Mars, and why earlier explanations of erosion features in terms of carbon dioxide are no longer tenable.
March 3Mark Adler
Deputy Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Evidence for past water on Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
May 12Bob Manning
EDL Lead
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Entry events for the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy NASA)
May 12Steven Squyres
Principal investigator
Cornel University
Purpose of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, and landing site selection. (Courtesy NASA)
June 2Jean Palmer-Maloney
Professor
New York State University
Oneonta
The San Francisco Bay salt pond reclamation. (Courtesy NASA)
June 9Meyya Meyyappan
Scientist
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
Carbon nanotubes. (Courtesy NASA)
July 7Chris Jones
Director
Planetary Operations
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Description of how Cassini will arrive at Saturn. (Courtesy NASA)
July 14Phil DeCola
Chief Scientist
Aura Mission
Description of the Aura spacecraft, its instruments and its scientific objectives to study the Earth's atmosphere. (Courtesy NASA)
August 4Chuck Dovale
Delta Launch Manager
Boeing
Cape Canaveral
Florida
Discussion of the launch preprations for the Delta rocket as it is prepared to launch the Messenger spacecraft to Mercury. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)
August 4Joel Tumbiolo
Weather Officer
Boeing Delta Program
Cape Canaveral
Florida
What is needed to certify that the weather conditions are satisfactory for a safe launch of the Delta vehicle. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)
August 11Mike Tanner
Aura Project Executive
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Discussion of the Aura spacecraft and its instruments. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)
August 11James Kennedy
Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Welcome to Messenger spacecraft launch. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)
August 11James Leary
Mission Systems Engineer
MESSENGER Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The objectives of the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. (Courtesy JPL)
August 18Dave Seal
Cassini Mission Planner
Jet propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Past efforts to explore Saturn with spacecraft. (Courtesy NASA)
August 18Mike Tanner
Aura Project Executive
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Description of the Aura spacecraft and its instruments. (Courtesy NASA)
August 25Robert Mitchell
Cassini Programme Manger
Jet propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Comments made as the Cassini spacecraft approached Saturn. (Courtesy NASA)
September 1Robert Mitchell
Cassini Programme Manger
Jet propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Comments made after safe arrival of the Cassini spacecraft into orbit around Saturn. (Courtesy NASA)
September 8Dennis Matson
Cassini Project Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The Cassini scientific findings so far. (Courtesy NASA)
September 8Phil DeCola
Chief Scientist
Aura Mission
Discussion of the Aura spacecraft and its scientific objectives to study the Earth's atmosphere. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)
September 15Michelle Doherty
Principal Investigator
Cassini Magnetometer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Saturn's magnetosphere, and how Cassini's magnetometer will study it. Plasma waves to be measured. (Courtesy NASA)
September 15Andrew McMillan
Jonathan Trent
Bio-nano Lithography Project
Ames Research Center
Moffet Field
California
Use of protein derived from extremophile bacteria to develop new ultra-small electronic structures. (Courtesy NASA)
September 15Linda ?
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
What is known of the rings of Saturn. (Courtesy NASA)
December 15Professor Andrew Parfitt
Director
Institute for Telecommunications Research
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes
The second anniversary of the launch of Fedsat, and the achievements over those two years.
December 15Kevin Grazier
Mission Scientist
Cassini Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The scientific objectives of the Cassini mission to Saturn. (Courtesy JPL)
December 15James Leary
Mission Systems Engineer
MESSENGER Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Engineering the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. (Courtesy JPL)
December 15George Diller
Launch Commentator
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The A to Z of Expendable Launch Vehicles. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, NASA)