Mat Kaplan

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Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: This image taken by The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft on Feb. 27, 2021 shows the Red Sea, Nile River, the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and surrounding areas. North is approximately at top right., Credit: The Planetary Society

Sail on! Bill Nye and others celebrate LightSail 2’s three years in space (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Celebrate the third anniversary of LightSail 2’s launch with Bill Nye and other leaders of The Planetary Society.
Caption: Under the baton of Marin Alsop, the London Symphony orchestra records The Moons Symphony in its grand St. Luke's facility., Credit: Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Live in London: The Moons Symphony (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join us for Planetary Radio Live at Imperial College London!
Caption: This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's grand finale., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cassini’s Dramatic End: A Planetary Radio Reprise (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

We were there when the spacecraft ended 13 years of exploration and revelation at Saturn.
Caption: Astronomer and planetary scientist Britney Schmidt braves the Antarctic cold to prepare us for exploring ice worlds., Credit: Britney Schmidt

Today Antarctica, tomorrow Europa: Britney Schmidt explores under the ice (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Britney Schmidt is preparing us for the day when a submarine will slip into the seas of an ocean world like Europa to search for life.
Caption: Perseverance is joined by Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, in Jezero crater., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Perseverance Perseveres: A Mars rover update from Ken Farley (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Mars 2020 rover has rolled into an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. Will we find evidence of past life there?
Caption: Mat Kaplan talked with Psyche mission principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton with the spacecraft beside them in this JPL clean room., Credit: Mat Kaplan

Heavy Metal: An encounter with the Psyche spacecraft (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Suit up for a clean room encounter with the Psyche spacecraft that will soon launch toward the asteroid belt.
Caption: Will humans go beyond low Earth-orbit to explore destinations like Mars first-hand? Or will we leave this to robots?, Credit: NASA-JPL-Caltech

The End of Astronauts? (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Britain’s Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and science writer Don Goldsmith question the value of putting astronauts in harm’s way at great expense in their new book.
Caption: Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise's NASA portrait., Credit: NASA

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Fred Haise takes us on board the mission that almost didn’t make it home from the Moon.
Caption: HIGH-RESOLUTION GLOBAL NEPTUNE MOSAIC WITH GREAT DARK SPOT This mosaic is composed of approximately 20 images taken through green or clear filters about 2 to 3 days prior to Voyager 2's closest approach. It has been colorized with lower-resolution data ta, Credit: NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson

Neptune Odyssey: why we need to visit an ice giant (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Leaders of the Neptune Odyssey study for the next planetary science and astrobiology decadal survey share their team’s exciting approach for an ice giant-orbiting spacecraft.