Podcast: Sustained Solar System Exploration

Live from the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago, our BlueSciCon podcast for June features a lively discussion of our collective ideas for the “Sustained Exploration of the Inner Solar System.”

We are currently promoting our essay contest for undergraduate students with the same theme, and we hope that our discussion will help to stimulate ideas in many of our essay contest participants. We purposefully excluded Mars from the conversation (only because Mars gets a lot of attention…), and so our conversation focused on the Moon, the asteroids, Venus, and Mercury. Entries into our essay contest can certainly agree or disagree with any of our sentiments, and we look forward to reading new perspectives on the future of humans in space.

[listen to the conversation]