Mat Kaplan

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  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: New Horizons PI Alan Stern, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and astrobiologist/science communicator David Grinspoon , Credit: Alan Stern

Chasing New Horizons to Pluto with Alan Stern (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The New Horizons mission was a triumph, revealing Pluto as an utterly unique and beautiful world. The entire, surprisingly dramatic tale has now been told by Principal ...
Caption: “Why Mars?” closing panel at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit.  (l. to r.) Mat Kaplan, Saralyn Mark, Jeff Bingham, Jim Garvin, Keri Kukral, Janey Ivey, Nicholas Agnew, “Astronaut Abby,” Artemis Westenberg, Credit: ©CherylNemazie.com

Why Mars? We’ve Got the Answers (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC. Eight guests provide their diverse and ...
Caption: Artist concept of NEOWISE spacecraft in Earth orbit, Credit: NASA/JPL

Amy Mainzer: Asteroid Hunter (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

After taking over 10 million images of more than 30,000 solar system objects, the NEOWISE mission is finally in its last months. Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns ...
Caption: InSight PI Bruce Banerdt in the cleanroom with the Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla and the spacecraft., Credit: The Planetary Society

All Shook Up: The InSight Mission to Mars (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

No mission to Mars has done what InSight will do. The lander’s spectacularly sensitive instruments will use the Red Planet’s heat and marsquakes to reveal its deep interior ...
Caption: Yuri’s Night founder Loretta Whitesides presents an award to Anousheh Ansari, Credit: Mat Kaplan

Yuri’s Night 2018! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space. Join him at the Los Angeles celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour. You’ll hear conversations with ...
Caption: Artist concept of the planets circling the star known as Trappist-1, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Visiting the Earth-Like Worlds of TRAPPIST-1 (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

We have begun to understand the composition of worlds that are hundreds of trillions of kilometers from Earth. Astronomer Nikole Lewis is co-leader of a team that has used ...
Caption: Author and futurist David Brin, Credit: Cheryl Brigham

AI, Space, and Humanity’s Future—A Conversation with David Brin (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The multi-award winning science fiction author, futurist and speaker returns to Planetary Radio for a wide-ranging conversation about robots and humans in space, empathetic ...
Caption: Artist concept of the Tiangong-1 space station, Credit: CMSA

A Space Station Crashes to Earth (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

By the time you hear this week’s episode, China’s Tiangong-1 may have spectacularly re-entered our planet’s atmosphere, raining metal on an unpredictable location. The ...
Caption: Physicist Stephen Hawking enjoys zero gravity during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp. (Zero G), Credit: Jim Campbell/Aero-News Network

Stephen Hawking: Spaceflight Pioneer! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

He is known for his breakthrough physics and popularizing of science, but Dr. Hawking also wanted to fly in space. Erik Viirre led the medical team that helped Stephen ...
Caption: Australian astronomer Julian Oey has just been awarded a second Shoemaker Near Earth Object grant., Credit: Blue Mountains Observatory

Amateur Astronomers Work To Save Earth From Asteroids! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Seven astronomers have been selected to receive Shoemaker NEO (Near Earth Object) grants from the Planetary Society. They and their observatories span the planet. We’ll ...