SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2008

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 2Ferrandes SimoesPossible Schumann resonance on Titan found in data from the Huygens probe. (Courtesy Daniel Skuka, ESA)
January 2Steve Chesley
Astronomer
Near Earth Object Program
Jet propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Asteroid to pass close to mars with a small chance of impacting the planet. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
January 16Peter Smith
Principal Investigator
Phoenix Mission
University of Arizona
A description of the Phoenix spacecraft ond its scientific mission. (Courtesy Pam White, Arizona Illustrated)
January 16Robert Pappalardo
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
How tidal heating is the cause of the ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa, and comments on whether life could exist there. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
January 30Donald Yeomans
Manager
Near Earth Object Program
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Claifornia
Close approach to Earth of Asteroid 2007 TU24 (Courtesy JPL)
March 5David Sington
Film Director
United Kingdom
The film "In The Shadow Of The Moon", and how it was made.
Listen or download (11 min 19 s - 10.6 MB)
March 5Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Austrtalia
Melbourne

Clarke and Martin Aylward
Black Rock

Impressions after viewing movie "In The Shadow of the Moon."
March 12David Sington
Film Director
United Kingdom
More about the film "In The Shadow Of The Moon", and how it was made, and comments on Neil Armstrong.
Listen or download (16 min 23 s - 15.7 MB)
April 16Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
The current status and achievements of the two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. (Courtesy NPR)
April 23Duccio Macchetto
Associate Administrator
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore
Maryland
European involvement in the Hubble Space Telescope, and the achievements of that involvement. (Courtesy ESA)
April 23Bob Mitchel
Project Manager
Cassini
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The extension of the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn. (courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
May 28Barry Goldstein
Project Manager
Phoenix
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Events during the entry, descent and landing of Phoenix. Also post-landing comments. (Courtesy JPL)
May 28Bruce Lee
Manager
Mars Exploration Program
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
How Phoenix landed on Mars. (Courtesy JPL)
May 28Robert Sotwell
Project Systems Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Phoenix Entry Events (Courtesy JPL)
May 28Peter Smith
Principal Investigator
Phoenix Mission
University of Arizona
The scientific objective of the Phoenix mission. (Courtesy JPL)
June 4Doug McQuistan
Director
Mars Exploration Program
NASA
What NASA is doing at Mars, and its future plans. (Courtesy JPL)
June 4Mike Foale
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
The STS 124 mission to launch Kibo to the ISS. (Courtesy Allard Beutel, KSC)
June 4Scott Higginbotham
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
The STS 124 mission to launch Kibo to the ISS. (Courtesy Allard Beutel, KSC)
June 4Peter Smith
Principal Investigator
Phoenix Mission
University of Arizona
Post-landing comments on Phoenix. (Courtesy JPL)
June 4Ed Sevidy
Programme Manager
Phoenix
Lockheed Martin
Denver
Colorado
Designing the Phoenix spacecraft.
June 18Bruce Reid
GLAST Mission Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Preparing the GLAST satellite for launch. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, KSC)
June 18Omar Baez
Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Launching the GLAST satellite. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, KSC)
June 18Steve Ritz
Project Scientist
GLAST
The objective of the Gamma Large Area Space Telescope. (Courtesy Tiffany Nail, KSC)
July 2Ralph Lorentz
Planetary Scientist
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
Maryland
The findings about Saturn's moon Titan made by the Huygens probe and the Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy Matt Caplan, Planetary Society)
July 2Peter Edmond
Scientist
Chandra Xray Center
How stars end their lives. (Courtesy CXC)
July 2Malcolm Frelund
Project Scientist
Carot
CNES
The aims of this satellite which is looking for extra-solar planets. (Courtesy ESA)
July 9Sean Solomon
Principal Investigator
Messenger
What the Messenger spacecraft discovered as it flew past Mercury. (Courtesy Matt Caplan, Planetary Society)
July 9Nathan Schwadron
Scienc e Operations Lead
IBEX
Boston University

Dave McComas
Principal Investigator
IBEX
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas

Description of IBEX, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer satellite. (courtesy NASA)
July 30Jim Adams
Deputy Project manager
STEREO Mission
The first hours of the STEREO mission to study the Sun, and the role of the twin spacecraft in that mission. (Courtesy Geoge Dilller, KSC)
August 6Jeremy Mould
former Director
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Canberra
Observing at Mt Palomar and other observatories.
Listen or download (7 min 41 s - 7.2 MB)
August 20John Spencer
Member
Cassini Imaging Team
Department of Space Studies
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas
The Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the Saturnian moon Enceledus. (Courtesy Planetary Society)
August 27Nancy Birkhouse
Chandra Xray Center
Chandra's observations of xray emitting stars. (Courtesy CXC)
August 27John Spencer
Team member
Cassini Mission
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas
Findings from the Cassini spacecaft after its fly-through of the plumes of Saturns moon Enceledus. (Courtesy Planetary Society)
August 27Patrick Obel
Spitzer Science Institute
Discovery of a large galaxy stealing gas from a smaller one. (Courtesy JPL)
September 17Byani Trygvans
Astronaut
Canadian Space Agency
His involvement in the STS 85 science mission, the work of the Canadian Space Agency and its cooperation with NASA, and his spaceflght experiences aboard the Space Shuttle. (Interview by Space Show's Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (16 min 08 s - 15.1 MB)
October 8James Fletcher
former Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Recounts his time at NASA. (Courtesy NASA)
November 26John Grotzinger
Project Scientist
Mars Science Laboratory
The aims of the MSL rover mission to Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
December 17Barry Goldstein
Project Manager
Phoenix Mission
A summary of the Phoenix spacecraft's achievements on the polar terrain of Mars. (Courtesy JPL)