mars http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What’s the status of space exploration? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-s-status-space-exploration <p>On today&#39;s Your Call, in light of NASA&rsquo;s historic landing of the $2.5 billion &ldquo;Curiosity&rdquo; rover on Mars, we&rsquo;ll talk about space.&nbsp; A planning group is taking a look at how the agency will continue exploring Mars beyond the missions operating today. Who decides where we explore?&nbsp; What space missions are we NOT hearing about?&nbsp; Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What role do you think NASA should play in the future?&nbsp; It&rsquo;s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.</p><p style="margin: 0px; font: 14px Verdana"><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 15156 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What’s the status of space exploration? Author Mary Roach on why we should care about landing on Mars http://kalw.org/post/author-mary-roach-why-we-should-care-about-landing-mars <p class="p1">What&rsquo;s the size of a car, but travels 13,000 miles an hour? That would be the Curiosity Mars Rover, which touched down on the Red Planet last night after eight months of travel and what NASA engineers called <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=146903741">&ldquo;seven minutes of terror.&rdquo;</a></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:20:18 +0000 Casey Miner 14649 at http://kalw.org Author Mary Roach on why we should care about landing on Mars