Mission: Interplanetary

Our Celestial Bodies, Ourselves

Planets get all the press. But what can an asteroid tell us about the history of our solar system?


Episode Notes

In our first episode, we ask: What can a distant asteroid teach us about the history of our solar system?

Cady and Andrew talk with Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the leader of NASA’s mission to the asteroid 16 Psyche.

Planets get all the good press; asteroids often seem anonymous. But 16 Psyche is a unique metal world that may hold secrets to the history of our own planet. Also, Sounds of Space.

More on NASA’s Psyche mission.


About the Show

Join Astronaut Cady Coleman and scientist/author Andrew Maynard as they explore the unique visions of those working to take us to new worlds.

Mission: Interplanetary looks at the big questions, the challenges to overcome, and the opportunities within reach. We talk to the people imagining, designing, and building the future of humans in space.

Join us for a glimpse into futures that live far beyond the bounds of Earth.

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