Mat Kaplan

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Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: Ralph Pudritz, an astrophysicist and professor in McMaster’s Department of Physics and Astronomy; Maikel Rheinstadter, a biophysicist and professor in McMaster’s Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Yingfu Li, a biochemist and professor in McMaster’s , Credit: Sarah Janes

Where Do We Come From? – Exploring the Origins of Life Lab (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

They may be the most important questions in all of science: Where do we come from? Are we alone? Researchers Ralph Pudritz and Maikel Rheinstadter are working on these ...
Caption: Artist concept of Kepler spacecraft observing a vast, oil-painted universe., Credit: NASA / Wendy Stenzel / Daniel Rutter

Celebrating Kepler (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Kepler mission has ended. Listen to highlights of the October 30th media briefing that included the father of the fantastically successful planet finder, William ...
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Sailing to an Asteroid on the Light of the Sun (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

LightSail 2 is not the only solar sail in the universe. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, ...
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

Back to Saturn for Brand New Cassini Science (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Our most frequent guest returns with exciting, just-published research enabled by the 20-year mission’s enormous success. Linda Spilker has served as Cassini Project ...
Caption: Artist concept of the Giant Magellan Telescope at sunset, Credit: GMTO

Celebrating Astronomy Day with the Giant Magellan Telescope (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Happy Astronomy Day, October 13, 2018! We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope. Patrick McCarthy is an ...
Caption: America's "Right Stuff" men, the Mercury 7 astronauts., Credit: NASA

John Logsdon and the Dawn of the Space Age (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Dean of space policy, John Logsdon, returns with stories and a new book of original documents that shaped the US space program from the birth of NASA to SpaceX. ...
Caption: Artist concept of a performance aboard a SpaceX Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS), Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX Builds a Big Falcon Rocket (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

A mostly SpaceX episode as the ambitious company provides updated details regarding its huge new rocket and introduces its first astronauts. Mat Kaplan shares more from the ...
Caption: BepiColombo approaches Mercury in this artist's concept., Credit: Airbus

Return to Fiery Mercury With BepiColombo (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Elsa Montagnon is Spacecraft Operations Manager for the European/Japanese mission leaving for our solar system’s innermost planet very soon. She joins us to talk about the ...
Caption: Mars on a clear day compared with the height of the now diminishing, planet wide dust storm., Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Opportunity, Phone Home! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The dust is settling on the Red Planet. Is the remaining Mars Exploration Rover about to rise and shine after three months of slumber? MER Project Manager John Callas ...
Caption: The Space Launch System leaves Earth in this artist's concept., Credit: NASA

Big Science and a Big Rocket at the Marshall Space Flight Center (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Mat Kaplan’s Huntsville, Alabama trip wraps up with a tour of the historic and history-making Marshall Space Flight Center. Join him at the control center for research ...