Broadcast 2313 (Special Edition)

10 Sep 2014 John Batchelor, Matthew Wallace, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, Matthew (Matt) Wallace, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Mars 2020 Rover Project and more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( For those of you listening to archives on & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. We welcomed Matthew (Matt) Wallace, the Deputy Project Manager for Mars 2020, to discuss the Mars 2020 Rover Project and future Mars rover missions. We talked about similarities and improvements from the Curiosity rover including wheel changes. The landing site selection process was talked about as the team now has over 50 possible landing sites to consider. Mars 2020 will carry with it tools to search for organics and signs of past life and more. The Mars Sample Return Mission was talked about, including a short brief on how Mars 2020 will capture and save possible sample return items. Our guest also described in brief detail the rover's capabilities to look for organics & signs of life with the use of a laser tool. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through me.



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