About This Show
The WeMartians Podcast delves into all aspects of the exploration of Mars, including robotic/human spacecraft and rocket engineering, planetary science, astronomy and other upcoming technology. Our episodes are research-supported and feature topical audio clips and special guests.
Most Recent Episode
41 – Thirty Years to the Centre of Mars (feat. Bruce Banerdt, Philippe Lognonné & Tim Linn)
NASA's InSight mission, a lander to study the interior of Mars, lifted off from California on May 5th, 2018. For the scientists working on this geophysics mission, it's been a long time coming. Jake travels down to Vandenberg to "see" the launch, and gets behind the scenes to hear the true story of this mission, thirty years in the making. Jake is joined by InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt, SEIS instrument Principal Investigator Philippe Lognonné, and Lockheed Martin Deputy Project Manager for InSight, Tim Linn.
We Discuss NASA's InSight Mission
The InSight website
The Verge Science Launch Video
1991's Mars Global Network Mission Paper (incl author Banerdt)
1992's Intermarsnet (incl authors Banerdt and Lognonné)
1999's Netlander (incl author Lognonné)
2003 Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey
2010 Mission Concept Study, Mars Geophysical Network
2010 MGN Options Study (InSight was originally option "G")
2013 Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey
2011 Discovery Finalists Announced (incl. GEMS, which became InSight)
2011 JPL Changes name of GEMS to InSight
2012 InSight selected as Discovery 12
2015 SEIS leak delays launch of InSight
Previous Coverage of InSight
Episode 2: Every Twenty Six Months (covers InSight's delay from 2016)
Episode 36: Systems Engineering InSight (feat. Farah Alibay, Payload Systems Engineer)
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WeMartians music is “RetroFuture” and “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Rated 5 out of
A required listen for Mars enthousiasts
If you like Mars, you should listen to this podcast!
Explains the latest scientific discoveries, past, present and future space missions to the Red Planet, and more.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of
Great podcast if you can't get enough of mars!
Top quality show on very interesting mars related topics. Host is a skilled interviewer and very captivating narrator. Recommended!
Date published: 2017-08-10