Mat Kaplan

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Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: Artist's concept of a giant O'Neill cylinder space settlement., Credit: NASA, Art by Rick Guidice

The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Gerard K. O’Neill envisioned vast, magnificent human settlements in space. His followers, including Jeff Bezos, are working to turn his vision into reality.
Caption: Artist's impression of the TESS spacecraft on orbit., Credit: NASA

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds Over 2,000 Possible New Worlds (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Exoplanet hunter and artist Natalia Guerrero of MIT reveals the discovery of many more possible new worlds by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
Caption: Taken on 5 March 2021, this color-calibrated image from a Navigation Camera aboard NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover shows tracks from the rover's first drive (darker marks in the foreground) and an area scoured by the Mars 2020 mission's descent stage , Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Perseverance Rover and a Great First Month on Mars (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Perseverance rover deputy project scientists Katie Stack Morgan and Ken Williford share the latest developments from Mars’ newest robot resident.
Caption: Hayabusa2 sees its shadow during the second touchdown rehearsal on 15 October 2018. The spacecraft was 47 meters above Ryugu., Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST

Return From Ryugu: The Hayabusa2 Leader on His Mission’s Success (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Hayabusa2 project manager Yuichi Tsuda shares the exciting success of Japan’s sample return mission ti asteroid Ryugu.
Caption: The heat-flow probe known as the mole sticks out of the Martian surface in this image captured by NASA's InSight spacecraft in February 2020. Engineers and scientists spent nearly two years using InSight's robotic arm to help the mole dig before formally , Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

InSight’s Mole: A Martian Science Odyssey (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

NASA engineer and scientist Troy Hudson shares the sad but ultimately inspiring story of a two-year attempt to dig deep beneath the surface of Mars.
Caption: Spinoff 21 has been published online by NASA., Credit: NASA

Spinoffs: How NASA Technologies Benefit Life on Earth (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

We examine a few of the thousands of technologies and innovations developed by NASA that are making lives better around our planet.
Caption: Mars awaits.

Planetfest ’21: To Mars and Back Again (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Author of The Martian Andy Weir and the leader of the United Arab Emirates’ successful Hope Mars orbiter mission joined other Mars all-stars at Planetfest ’21.
Caption: Marc Hartzman's fascinating and entertaining book about Mars in popular culture and more., Credit: Quirk Books

The Big Book of Mars: Our Obsession with the Red Planet (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Author Marc Hartzman’s new book celebrates the wonder of the Red Planet and how it entered popular culture.
Caption: The Hale Telescope dome at the Palomar Observatory, Credit: Palomar/Caltech

A Cosmic Odyssey: Decades of Discovery at the Palomar Observatory (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

How astronomers at California’s Palomar Observatory revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos.
Caption: Harvard professor Avi Loeb takes issue with this cigar-like impression of interstellar object 'Oumuamua., Credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser

‘Oumuamua: Avi Loeb says it may have been artificial (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Is interstellar object ‘Oumuamua an alien artifact? Harvard professor Avi Loeb explores his hypothesis in a new book and in a fascinating conversation with Mat Kaplan.