Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and I dig into a new batch of big questions for Season Two of the Mission Interplanetary podcast

I can’t believe that it’s been a year since season one of the Mission: Interplanetary podcast launched. That first season was groundbreaking in who we spoke with, and what we talked about. And now we’re back for even more!

In those first eight episodes of the podcast, Cady and I (along with our fabulous production team) set out to have the types of conversations about humans in space that people are hungry for, but rarely get to listen to. And now we get to do it all over again with new guests, new conversations, and new questions, in season two.

Bookmark your Podcast Stream for Season Two!

In Series One we covered everything from orbital debris and the end of the universe to decolonizing space exploration, and even murder in space, with some of the most interesting and thoughtful experts in the field. It was a blast!

In this coming series, we have some equally amazing guests and a bunch of equally intriguing and compelling topics. And of course, we have more Sounds of Space, and the type of conversations about space that you simply cannot get anywhere else — not to mention getting to spend time with the incomparable Cady Coleman who, unlike me, has actually been to space!

Series Two Schedule

March 22: Is space mining really viable?
Guest: Chris Lewicki, Interplanetary Enterprises, LLC

March 29: What dangers will the first crewed mission to Mars face?
Guest: Julie Robinson, NASA Chief Scientist and Manager for Science & Technology Utilization (Acting)

April 5: How can space technologies help fight climate change?
Guest: Dava Newman, Director, MIT Media Lab

April 12: Planetary Smackdown! Mars vs. Venus. Where should we invest?
Guests: Tanya Harrison (Director of Strategic Science Initiatives at
Planet) & Joe O’Roarke (Arizona State University)

April 19: How can we make space more accessible to disabled people? Part I
Guest: Ann Kapusta (Executive DirectorExecutive Director, Space Frontier Foundation)

April 26: How can we make space more accessible to disabled people? Part II
Guest: Sina Bahram (AstroAccess Ambassador)

May 3: What will people do on the first private space station?
Guests: Erika Wagner (Sr. Director for Emerging Space Markets, Blue Origin) & Jessy Kate Schingler (Director of Governance and Policy, Open Lunar Foundation)

May 10: Are we done searching for intelligent life?
Guest: Jill Tarter (former director of the Center for SETI Research)

Where to Listen

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