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94 - Guiding Perseverance to the Ground (feat. Swati Mohan) Cover Art

Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation and Control engineer Swati Mohan joins Jake to talk about the technology behind the successful landing of the Perseverance Rover....

93 - WeMartians Live - Mars 2020 Perseverance Lands on Mars Cover Art

Jake and co-host Tanya Harrison are joined by guests Debarati Das, Dave Buecher, and Mike Seibert as we watch the Perseverance Rover land on Mars....

92 - Hope Arrives at Mars (feat. Sarah Al Amiri) Cover Art

UAE Space Agency Chair Sarah Al Amiri joins Jake to talk about the arrival of Mars Hope in orbit around Mars...

91 - Canadarm3 (feat. Ken Podwalski) Cover Art

Canadian Space Agency's Ken Podwalski, Gateway Program Manager, joins Jake to talk about the Canadarm3....

90 – Volcanos on Mars (feat. Davitia James) Cover Art

Planetary Vulcanologist Davitia James joins Jake to talk about volcanos on Mars....

89 – Five Years of WeMartians (feat. Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck) Cover Art

Space reporters Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck join Jake to celebrate five years of the WeMartians Podcast....

88 – Lunar Science’s Next Giant Leap (feat. Renee Weber) Cover Art

NASA Marshall Chief Scientist Renee Weber joins Jake to talk about the science objectives for the next astronauts to walk on the Moon....

GoingPro Updates & Red Planet Review – Dec 5th, 2020 Cover Art

Jake shares a free episode of the Patreon-exclusive Red Planet Review podcast and provides some updates on the #GoingPro campaign....

87 – HALO (feat. Michael Staab) Cover Art

Northrop Grumman's Michael Staab joins Jake to talk about the HALO module which will be the first habitat as part of NASA's Lunar Gateway program....

86 – Equitable Design (feat. Kavya Manyapu) Cover Art

Boeing's Kavya Manyapu joins Jake to talk about equitable design in spacecraft, ensuring that our crewed vehicles are inclusive enough to enable all kinds of as...

85 – Vera Rubin Ridge (feat. Abigail Fraeman) Cover Art

Curiosity Rover's Deputy Project Scientist Abigail Fraeman joins Jake to discuss results from the rover's campaign at the Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars....

84 – The Mars Underground (feat. Charity Phillips-Lander) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Charity Phillips-Lander joins Jake to talk about the exciting world of the Martian Underground, and why we should send spacecraft to explore...

83 – Humans to Mars 2020 Cover Art

Jake reports from the 2020 Humans to Mars Summit and catches up with all the latest ideas on getting people to the Red Planet....

82 – WeMartians Live – Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Cover Art

Jake and co-host Tanya Harrison are joined by special guests to cover the Perseverance Rover launch in the first ever WeMartians live event....

81 – A Probe Called Hope (feat. the Mars Hope team) Cover Art

Jake is joined by UAE Mars Hope team members Mohsen Al Awadhi, Hessa Rashid Al Matroushi and Ayesha Al Sharafi to talk about the successful launch of the Arab w...

80 – The Summer of Mars Cover Art

50:33

Jake goes over the three missions headed to Mars this summer, covering their histories and what to expect as they leave Earth....

79 – Preparing for a Martian Launch (feat. Tory Bruno) Cover Art

ULA CEO Tory Bruno joins Jake to talk about how the company prepares their Atlas Rocket to launch a Mars rover like Perseverance....

78 – The Quest for a Piece of Mars (feat. Chris Herd) Cover Art

The University of Alberta's Chris Herd, member of the Project Science Group for NASA's Perseverance Rover, joins Jake to talk about Mars samples, the challenges...

77 – Persevering through ATLO (feat. Christina Hernandez) Cover Art

NASA JPL Engineer Christina Hernandez joins Jake to talk about the Assembly Test and Launch Operations of NASA's Perseverance Rover as it heads to liftoff....

76 – A New Science Paradigm (feat. Elizabeth Frank) Cover Art

First Mode's Elizabeth Frank joins Jake to talk about the impact of space commercialization on planetary science....

75 – Virtual LPSC (Part 2) Cover Art

Jake interviews six planetary scientists about the work they would have presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, were it not cancelled by the pa...

74 – Virtual LPSC (Part 1) Cover Art

Jake interviews six planetary scientists about the work they would have presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, were it not cancelled by the pa...

73 – Moving ExoMars (feat. Natalie Panek) Cover Art

MDA's Natalie Panek joins Jake to talk about the mobility system for the European Rosalind Franklin rover, and how it will move the vehicle around as it looks f...

72 – Taking Stock of Planetary Protection (feat. Wendy Calvin) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Wendy Calvin joins Jake to talk about the results of the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board...

Ask me Anything! – Patreon Milestone Episode Cover Art

Anthony Colangelo interviews Jake with questions from listeners in this special Ask Me Anything #GoingPro Patreon Bonus Episode!...

71 – Martian Dust Towers (feat. Nick Heavens) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Nick Heavens joins Jake to talk about Martian Dust Towers that are leaking water into space....

70 – The State of Mars 2020 (feat. Brendan Byrne & Emilee Speck) Cover Art

Space reporters Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck join Jake to look ahead to Mars in 2020....

Red Planet Review – #GoingPro Edition Cover Art

Get a sample of the Red Planet Review exclusive Patreon-only podcast as part of our #GoingPro campaign....

69 – Looking for Life on Mars on Earth (feat. Teresa Fornaro) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Teresa Fornaro joins Jake to talk about the Rosalind Franklin rover and the search for life on Mars....

68 – The Case of the Inexplicable Oxygen (feat. Melissa Trainer) Cover Art

NASA Goddard's Melissa Trainer joins Jake to talk about surprising results of oxygen detection on Mars by the Curiosity Rover....

67 – From Hainan to Mars (feat. Andrew Jones) Cover Art

Journalist Andrew Jones joins Jake to talk about Tianwen-1, China's first mission to Mars....

66 – IAC 2019 Cover Art

66 – IAC 2019

over 1 year ago

32:59

Jake reports live from the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, covering the Blue Origin Lunar Lander news and more....

65 – Starship on Course (feat. Anthony Colangelo) Cover Art

Main Engine Cut Off's Anthony Colangelo joins Jake to discuss the status of the SpaceX Starship architecture. Part 1 of a 2 part shared series with the MECO Pod...

64 – The Dusty Plains of Arcadia Planitia (feat. Ali Bramson) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Ali Bramson joins Jake to discuss the Arcadia Planitia region of Mars, somewhere SpaceX is exploring as a potential landing site....

63 – The 9th International Mars Conference (feat. Nina Lanza) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Nina Lanza joins Jake to talk about the science results from the 9th International Mars Conference....

62 – Through Stargate to Mars (feat. Jordan Noone) Cover Art

Relativity's Jordan Noone joins Jake to talk about 3D-printed rockets and how the technology might apply to Mars....

61 – Five Years in the Martian Atmosphere (feat. Gina DiBraccio) Cover Art

NASA Goddard's Gina DiBraccio joins Jake to talk about the 5th anniversary of the MAVEN mission and its ongoing quest to learn about the Martian atmopshere....

60 – Why Go To Mars? (feat. Michael Robinson) Cover Art

Historian and "Time To Eat the Dogs" host Michael Robinson joins Jake to dig into the motivations for sending people to Mars....

59 – Artemis (feat. Casey Dreier) Cover Art

The Planetary Society's Chief Advocate Casey Dreier joins Jake to talk about NASA's Artemis program and how to balance skepticism with excitement....

58 – Calling Home from Mars (feat. Michael Staab) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Michael Staab joins Jake to talk about a mission concept for communications infrastructure at Mars....

57 – How to do EVAs on Mars (feat. Stan Love) Cover Art

NASA Astronaut Stan Love joins Jake to talk about the BASALT analogue and the challenges of doing fieldwork on another planet....

56 – LPSC 2019 (The Legacy of Apollo) Cover Art

Jake reports live from the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science conference and explores the legacy of Apollo's lunar samples on science. Featuring our 2019 Travel G...

55 – Glen Torridon (feat. Kristen Bennett) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Kristen Bennett joins Jake to talk about the Glen Torridon region in Gale Crater, Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is headed to explore....

54 – Women In Space 2019 (feat. Mallika Sarma and J.A. Grier) Cover Art

Jake reports live from the 2nd Women in Space Conference covering some exciting science but also exploring the social challenges women and other marginalized gr...

53 – The State of Mars 2019 (feat. Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck) Cover Art

Space reporters Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck join Jake to talk about rovers, rockets, and Mars in pop culture....

Red Planet Review – Anniversary Episode Cover Art

Celebrate 1 year of the exclusive Patreon-only Red Planet Review podcast with a free episode....

WeMartians 2019 Update Cover Art

WeMartians 2019 Update

about 2 years ago

11:53

Jake shares some news about the WeMartians Travel Grant, our next Patreon Goals, and upcoming Meetups!...

52 – Comin’ up Jezero (feat. Tim Goudge) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Tim Goudge joins Jake to talk about Jezero Crater, the future landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover....

51 – Entry, Descent, and Landing Cover Art

Jake covers the landing of the NASA InSight Mission and digs back into the history of entry, descent and landing at Mars....

50 – The Journey to Mars is Hyperbolic (feat. Mark Wallace) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Mark Wallace joins Jake to talk about trajectory planning and how NASA's InSight will get to Mars from Earth....

49 – Moon to Mars (feat. Laura Forczyk) Cover Art

Space consultant and Astralytical founder Laura Forczyk joins Jake to talk about NASA's pivot to the Moon....

48 – Zooming in on Mars (feat. Melissa Rice and Elsa Jensen) Cover Art

Mastcam-Z team members Melissa Rice and Elsa Jensen join Jake to talk about the impressive camera that will fly on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover...

47 – Recovering Opportunity (feat. Mike Seibert) Cover Art

Former rover drive Mike Seibert joins Jake to talk about the ongoing recovery efforts for the Opportunity Rover, which hasn't been heard from since a dust storm...

46 – Keeping Mars Alive (feat. Rick Davis) Cover Art

NASA's Rick Davis joins Jake to talk about NASA's ongoing efforts to send people to Mars despite a policy shift to the Moon....

45 – Coming Together for Mars (feat. Jeff Johnson) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist and MEPAG Chair Jeff Jonson joins Jake to talk about Mars policy and how the science community builds consensus for the next missions....

44 – Ashes to Ashes, Clay to Dust (feat. Mark Lemmon) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Mark Lemmon joins Jake to talk about the Mars Global Dust Storm, its threat to the Opportunity Rover, and the potential science at stake....

43 – The Great Climate Debate (feat. Ashley Palumbo) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Ashley Palumbo joins Jake to talk about Martian weather and what the planet may or may not have looked like in its past....

42 – A Culture of Safety (feat. Holly Griffith) Cover Art

NASA Engineer Holly Griffith joins Jake to talk about quantifying risk on human spacecraft and how the agency decides it's safe to fly....

41 – Thirty Years to the Centre of Mars (feat. Bruce Banerdt, Philippe Lognonné & Tim Linn) Cover Art

Jake reports live from Vandenberg Air Force Base where NASA's InSight spacecraft lifted off and speaks with scientists and engineers on the mission....

40 – Mars One Waning (feat. Ryan MacDonald) Cover Art

Mars One Astronaut Candidate Ryan MacDonalds joins Jake to discuss his experience with the program, the money situation, and its future....

39 – LPSC 2018 Cover Art

39 – LPSC 2018

almost 3 years ago

45:36

Jake reports live from the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference and explores the fascinating world of Mars analogues here on Earth....

38 – Martian Mission Control (feat. Sophie Gruber and Reinhard Tlustos) Cover Art

AMADEE 18 Mission Control members Sophie Gruber and Reinhard Tlustos join Jake to talk about the mission analogue and their perspective working with analogue as...

37 – Red Car for the Red Planet Cover Art

39:55

Jake reports live from the Kennedy Space Center at the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, and recounts the story of how this rocket came to be....

36 – Systems Engineering InSight (feat. Farah Alibay) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Farah Alibay joins Jake to talk about the InSight mission, its instruments, and the MarCO technology demonstrators flying alongside it....

35 – The State of Mars 2018 (feat. Brendan Byrne & Emilee Speck) Cover Art

Space reporters Emilee Speck and Brendan Byrne join Jake to talk about the year that was and the year that will be in Mars exploration....

Introducing the Red Planet Review Cover Art

12:42

Introducing Red Planet Review, a new weekly podcast covering space news that is available to WeMartians patrons on Patreon....

BONUS – New Year, New Patreon, New Shop Cover Art

Jake shares some news about updates to the Patreon and the launch of the WeMartians merchandise shop....

34 – From the Moon to Mars (feat. Laura Forczyk) Cover Art

Space Consultant and Astralytical Founder Laura Forczyk joins Jake to talk about the recent announcement that NASA would return to the Moon and what it means fo...

33 – Camping at Mars (feat. Danielle Richey & Steve Jolly) Cover Art

Lockheed Martin's Danielle Richey and Steve Jolly join Jake to talk about the Mars Base Camp idea to put Humans in Mars orbit....

32 – The Four Winds of Mars (feat. Lori Fenton) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Lori Fenton joins Jake to talk about sand features on Mars, from dunes to ripples, TARs and more!...

31 – The Interplanetary Business Case (feat. Chantelle Dubois) Cover Art

University of Manitoba's Chantelle Dubois joins Jake to discuss the business case behind the Interplanetary Transport System proposed by SpaceX....

30 – Keeping Track of Curiosity (feat. Fred Calef) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Fred Calef "The Keeper of the Maps" joins Jake to talk about cartography on Mars and how the agency keeps track of its rovers....

29 – A Teenage Rover (feat. Mike Seibert) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Mike Seibert joins Jake to talk about operating a Mars rover as Opportunity celebrates 13 years on the Red Planet....

28 – Five Years of Being Curious (feat. Emily Lakdawalla) Cover Art

The Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla joins Jake to talk about the Curiosity Rover's 5th anniversary on Mars....

27 – The Policy of Mars (feat. Casey Dreier) Cover Art

The Planetary Society's Casey Dreier joins Jake to talk about ongoing affairs in space policy affecting Mars, from robotic to human spaceflight....

26 – Remembering Pathfinder Cover Art

45:26

Jake speaks with past members of the NASA Pathfinder mission, recalling the amazing spacecraft that changed Mars exploration 20 years ago....

25 – Building a Rover (feat. Abbie Hutty) Cover Art

Airbus' Abbie Hutty joins Jake to talk about the process to design, build and test a rover like ExoMars....

24 – Risks and Rewards (feat. Leonard David) Cover Art

Author Leonard David joins Jake to talk about risk in spaceflight and how it colours our perspectives on the next steps to put people on Mars....

23 – Esker Questions (feat. Frances Butcher) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Frances Butcher joins Jake to talk about glaciers and eskers on Mars....

22 – The Orbital Martians (feat. Ben Etherington & David Fourman) Cover Art

Hosts Ben and Davis from the Orbital Mechanics podcast join forces with Jake in this mashup episode talking about a variety of Mars topics....

21 – LPSC 2017 Cover Art

21 – LPSC 2017

almost 4 years ago

48:24

Jake reports live from the 2017 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference and covers some interesting science results from Mars....

20 – Mars2020 Landing Site Candidates Cover Art

Jake explores the three candidate landing sites NASA is considering for the upcoming Mars 2020 rover....

19 – Dome Sweet Dome (feat. Kelsey Lents and Jeffrey Montes) Cover Art

Space architects Kelsey Lents and Jeffrey Montes join Jake to talk about the Mars Ice House, a design for a Mars habitat for a NASA Contest....

18 – The State of Mars 2017 (feat. Brendan Byrne & Emilee Speck) Cover Art

Space reporters Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck join Jake to recall 2016 and look ahead to 2017 in Mars exploration....

17 – Canada CanMars, too! (feat. Eric Pilles) Cover Art

The University of Western Ontario's Eric Pilles joins Jake to talk abut the CanMars rover analogue run by the Canadian Space Agency....

16 – Closed Ecological Systems (feat. Morgan Irons) Cover Art

Deep Space Ecology's Morgan Irons joins Jake to talk about her company and the plans they have for building habitats on Mars....

15 – The Frosty Plains of Utopia Planitia (feat. Cassie Stuurman) Cover Art

The University of Texas at Austin's Cassie Stuurman joins Jake to talk about Utopia Planitia, a place on Mars where she discovered a vast underground water ice ...

14 – Methane in Stereo (feat. Nicolas Thomas) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist and Instrument PI Nicolas Thomas joins Jake to talk about the CaSSIS camera on the ExoMars spacecraft....

13 – Making Humans Multiplanetary (feat. Anthony Colangelo) Cover Art

Main Engine Cut Off's Anthony Colangelo joins Jake to talk about the announcement of the Interplanetary Transport System from SpaceX....

12 – Mission to sMars (feat. the crew of HI-SEAS IV) Cover Art

Jake tells the story of the HI-SEAS IV Crew that spent a year in a Martian analogue mission on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Featuring interviews with all six crew m...

11 – Mad About Manganese (feat. Nina Lanza) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Nina Lanza joins Jake to talk about the ChemCam instrument on Curiosity and the discovery of manganese in Gale Crater....

10 – Science meets Engineering on the 2020 Rover (feat. Sarah Milkovich) Cover Art

NASA JPL's Sarah Milkovich joins Jake to talk about the interaction of science and engineering on the Mars 2020 rover....

9 – Riding Ions (feat. Joe Cassady) Cover Art

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Joe Cassady joins Jake to talk about ion propulsion and how it can be a game changer for human spaceflight logistics....

8 – Gullies on Mars (feat. Tanya Harrison) Cover Art

Planetary Scientist Tanya Harrison joins Jake to talk about Martian gullies and how they might be a place to look for life on Mars....

7 – Sitting in a Tin Can (feat. Casey Stedman) Cover Art

Casey Stedman joins Jake to talk about his experience on the NASA HERA mission analogue....

6 – Mars; God of War (feat. Kyle Dally) Cover Art

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Kyle Dally joins Jake to talk about the Mars opposition and how astronomy still plays a role in planetary exploration...

5 – Space Habitats and the Story of Bigelow Cover Art

Jake explores the history of inflatable space habitats and how Bigelow Aerospace might change the game in space....

4 – Citizen Science on Mars (feat. Michael Aye) Cover Art

Planet Four's Michael Aye joins Jake to talk about the Citizen Science project that provides opportunities for everyone to do science on Mars....

3 – Go! Go! Go! Exomars! (feat. Michael Coarezza) Cover Art

Thalen Alenia's Michael Coarezza joins Jake to talk about the ExoMars spacecraft getting ready to head to Mars....

2 – Every Twenty-Six Months Cover Art

31:56

Jake explores the concept of Mars launch windows, why they happen, and talks about the two missions poised to take advantage of them this year: InSight and ExoM...

1 – The Waxing Interest in Mars Cover Art

57:57

In the first episode of WeMartians, Jake recaps the current state of affairs for the exploration of Mars, focusing in on efforts from NASA, commercial companies...

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