Mars Mysteries Unmasked as Curiosity Cruises
Discoveries on Mars are rolling in as Curiosity rolls across the planet's surface. KPCC welcomes back the Planetary Society to celebrate the powerful rover and its spectacular mission with the leaders of the Curiosity team at JPL, Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger. They'll tell Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Planetary Evangelist" Emily Lakdawalla and host Mat Kaplan how the nuclear-powered laboratory on wheels is revealing the Red Planet's secrets, including whether it might once have been able to support life. You'll want to kick up your feet when Gypsy Jazz band Hedgehog Swing cuts loose with the Star Wars Cantina song, and you may win a prize when The Planetary Society's Bruce Betts tosses out a few space trivia questions and a Random Space Fact or two.
Mat Kaplan, media producer and Planetary Radio host for The PlanetarySociety
Bruce Betts, Director of Projects for The Planetary Society
Richard Cook, Project Manager for JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory
John Grotzinger, Project Scientist for JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory
Emily Lakdawalla, “Planetary Evangelist” and senior editor for The Planetary Society
Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society
Hedgehog Swing, a gypsy swing band based in Long Beach which prides itself on being true to the music of 1930's France and legendary guitarist, Django Reinhardt.