Red Planet Radio
About This Show
Welcome to Red Planet Radio presented by the Mars Soicety, a podcast dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of Mars. Each episode, the Red Planet Radio podcast includes interviews with leading scientists, space experts, government officials and other important figures connected to the ongoing exploration of the Red Planet.
Hosting Red Planet Radio on behalf of the Mars Society will be Bill Hargenrader, Cybersecurity and Innovation Strategist, and Founder of Facebook’s popular I Love Mars page, and John King, entrepreneur, technologist, and Mars exploration advocate.
Most Recent Episode
RPR 08 – Author of Mars Our Future on the Red Planet: Leonard David
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Leonard David is an award winning space journalist, reporting on space activities for over 50 years and is author of Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet to be published by National Geographic on October 25, 2016. The book is the companion volume to Mars – a six-part television series from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to air on the National Geographic Channel in November 2016. Today’s host is Bill Hargenrader, bestselling author of the Mars Journey series, and Founder of I Love Mars Media. Leonard is co-author with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin of Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration released in May 2013 and published by the National Geographic Society. A soft cover edition of the book with a new essay was released in May 2015. Also issued in May 2015 — Space Careers — was co-authored by Leonard and entrepreneur Scott Sacknoff. This book is designed for high school, college, graduate students – and job seekers of all ages. It is an in-depth source for understanding and finding a career in the space and satellite industry. Leonard is the first recipient of the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) “Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History” in the category of journalism, to be presented in October 2015 in connection with the 8th AAS Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium held in Huntsville, Alabama. The show and its contents are presented by The Mars Society and co-produced with I Love Mars Media. Find out more at: www.marssociety.org and www.ILoveMars.info