Mars

Launching a Human to Mars

Dave Mosher is a Science Reporter who has written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic News and Discovery.com. Throughout his career he has watched humans and robots launch into space, flown over the North Pole to catch a total solar eclipse, and toured a cutting-edge nuclear reactor. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss life […]

SciTech Now Episode 513

In this episode of SciTech Now, discover how researchers are saving Scallops; launching a Human to Mars; the rising power of Social Media; and the latest technology to fight fires.

A Tesla in space

Dave Mosher is a science reporter who has written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic News and Discovery.com. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss planetary protection.

SciTechNow Episode 428

In this episode of SciTech Now we explore how science and technology can influence human performance; a look at how life on Mars is a possibility; a program that focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences; and NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning Project capturing the astronomical Solar Eclipse.

Is life on Mars a possibility?

Dave Mosher is a science reporter who’s written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic News, and Discovery.com. Throughout his career he’s watched humans and robots launch into space, flown over the North Pole to catch a total solar eclipse, and toured a cutting-edge nuclear reactor. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the potential of […]

A look into NASA’s mission to find life on Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is getting ready for the launch of the next generation rover with the hope of finding life on Mars. Scheduled to launch in July 2020, the new rover is using the most advanced technology ever to bring scientific data collected by a robotic geologist on the surface of […]

SciTech Now Episode 412

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at NASA’s mission to find life on Mars; understanding cybersecurity; the Gulf’s oil spills effect on fish; and Newton’s Law of Motion on the baseball field.

India’s first Interplanetary mission

In 2014, India became the fourth nation to launch a satellite to Mars and the first to do so successfully on a first attempt. In this story, three female scientists share their experience working on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission.

SciTech Now Episode 328

In this episode of SciTech Now three female scientists share their experience working on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission; seniors try out virtual reality; and a girls club in Utah builds weather balloons that soar high above the earth.

Climate history on Mars

Is there life on Mars? To find the answer, scientists are studying the planet’s climate history. According to new findings using data from NASA’s Mars reconnaissance orbiter, lakes and snowmelt- fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible. Sharon Wilson Purdy, geologist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum tells us […]