SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2007

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 17Michael Malin
Malin Space Science Systems
San Diego
Fresh evidence for water flows on Mars in past five years. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
January 17Ellen Stofan
Proxemy Research
Washington D.C.
Lakes on Titan doscovered by the Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
January 24Steve Squyres
Project Scientist
Cornall University
Ithica
New York
The Mars Exploration Rovers turn three and begin their fourth year exploring Mars. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
January 31Sean Carey
Mission Scientist
Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzers' work investigating galaxies. (Courtesy NASA)
February 14Nicholas Floget
Graduate Student
Institute Astrophysique Spatiale
Orsay
France
How the Spitzer has revealed new detail of the "pillars of creation" nebula. (Courtesy Robert Hurt, Spitzer Science Center)
February 14Steve Chesley
Near Earth Object Office
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The risks of Earth being hit by asteroids are very low. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
February 21Chuck Dovale
Launch Director
THEMIS mission
Preparations to launch the auroral study satellite THEMIS. (Interview by Jessica Rye, Launch Commentator, KSC)
February 21Garrett Skrobot
Mission Manager
THEMIS
The goals of the THEMIS auroral satellite. (Interview by Jessica Rye, Launch Commentator, KSC)
February 28John Glenn
former NASA Astronaut
His memories of his Mercury 6 mission. (Courtesy NASA)
March 7Ken Cockrell
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
His current assignment, previous assignment in Russia, working with Andy Thomas, his childhood experiences in Geelong, Australia, and his spaceflight experiences. (Interviewed by Peter Aylward at KSC)
Listen or Download (10 min 51 s - 10.1 MB)
March 28Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
The history of Gusev Crater, Spirit's landing site, and findings by Opportunity at its landing site.
Listen or Download (8 min 26 s - 7.9 MB)
March 28Scott Stanford
Lead Scientist
Stardust Mission
Preliminary finding of the Stardust spacecraft which returned samples of Comet Wild 2. (Courtesy Jesse Carpenter, Ames Research Center)
April 11Sunita Williams
Astronaut
International Space Station
Her plans to run in the Boston marathon whilst in space. (Courtesy NASA)
April 18Charles Simonyi
Spaceflight Participant
International Space Station
The space tourist's experiences so far. (Courtesy Tim Garrigan)
April 18Peter Dyson
Professor of Space Physics
La Trobe University
Melbourne
The International Heliophysical Year, his research into the upper atmosphere, and courses offered by La Trobe University.
April 26Rob Landis
Flight Contoller
Mission Operations Directorate
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Implementing President Bush's Vision For Space by finishing the Internationsl Space Station and preparing for humans to return to the Moon by 2018.
Listen or Download (6 min 32 s - 6.1 MB)
April 26Scott Stanford
Lead Scientist
Stardust Mission
Ames Research center
Moffat Field
Mountain View
California
Preliminary findings by the Stardust spacecraft, which collected meteoritic dust and returned it to Earth. (Courtesy Jesse Carpenter)
May 2James Russell
Principal Investigator
AIM
The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite.
May 9Wally Schirra
former NASA Astronaut
How he got into the Mercury project, early rocket tests and his experiences on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. (Courtesy NASA)
May 16Wally Schirra
former NASA Astronaut
His career, which spanned military service, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. (Courtesy NASA Oral History Unit)
May 23Scott Stanford
Lead Scientist
Stardust Mission
Ames Research center
Moffat Field
Mountain View
California
More of the preliminary findings by the Stardust spacecraft, which collected meteoritic dust and returned it to Earth. (Courtesy Jesse Carpenter)
June 20Darren Siu
BLUESat Project
School of Electrical Engineering
University of New South wales
Sydney
Plans to build a Basic Low-earth orbit University of New South Wales Experimental Satellite.
Listen or Download (19 min 24 s - 18.1 MB)
July 4Chris Russell
Principal Investigator
UCLA
Los Angeles
California

Carol Raymond
Deputy Principal Investigator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Marc Raymond
Project Systems Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

The Dawn mission to Ceres and Pallas. (Courtesy Leonard Nimoy)
July 4John Callas
Project Manager
Mars Exploration Rovers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
After 21 months on Mars, Opportunity stands poised to enter Victoria Crater. (Courtesy JPL)
July 11Philip Teakle
Scientist
Exploration and Mining Division
CSIRO
Western Australia
The Hyshot Nose Cone development. (Courtesy CSIRO)
July 11Frank Hill
Program Director
Global Oscillation Network Group
National Solar Observatory
Tuscon
Arizona
Bush fire threatens Kitt Peak Observatory. The GONG network and how it studies the Sun 24 hours per day to record seismic activity there. The fruture Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. The future of helioseismology.
Listen or Download (13 min 58 s - 13.1 MB)
August 1Richard Zurek
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasaden
California
How the Mars Exploration Rovers are hunkered down waiting for a planet wide dust storn to settle. (Courtesy JPL)
August 8Leslie Camperi
Project Manager
Phoenix Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Phoenix about to start its journey to the north polar region of Mars. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
August 8Joan Higginbotham
Astronaut
Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
The STS 118 mission plans. (Courtesy Cheryl Hurst, KSC)
August 8Barbara Morgan
Astronaut
Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
Her role on STS 118 (Courtesy KSC)
August 15Barbara Morgan
Astronaut
Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
Preparing for STS 118 (Courtesy Scott Kelly, NASA)
August 29Thomas Reiter
Astronaut
ESA
Germany
Chat about the future of spaceflight. (Courtesy Daniel Skuka, ESA)
September 12John Callas
Mission Manager
Mars Exploration Rovers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Opportunity Knocks. Plans to drive the rover Opportunity into Victora Crater as the dust storm abates. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
September 19Carol Raymond
Deputy Principal Investigator
Dawn Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Her role in Dawn, ion propulsion, what is known of Vesta and Ceres, and Dawn's mission in the context of other planetary missions. (Courtesy Cory Schubert, KSC)
September 26Chris Russell
Principal Investigator
Dawn Mission
An overview of the Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres and the asteroid Pallas. (Courtesy Elaine Marconi, KSC)
October 24Joan Higginbotham
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Her life story and her spaceflight experiences. (Courtesy JSC)
December 19Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
The book "Roving Mars", his work on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and his future plans.
Listen or Download (6 min 25 s - 6.0 MB)