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‘Best of the Year’ Compilations



The Riding with Robots podcast ran from 2006 to 2009, and was featured on the iTunes Music Store home page in 2007. Each image-enhanced episode highlighted the latest pictures and news from the planets, along with one-on-one conversations with scientists and space agency officials.

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Episode 1: Welcome, Riders
November 16, 2006

In this week’s edition: Welcome to Riding with Robots. Has Mars claimed another innocent robotic victim? Is a monster storm on Saturn the largest hurricane ever seen køb cialis? The robots that would not die take on new life.


Episode 2: Requiem for a Robot
November 22, 2006

A retrospective on the 10-year run of the Mars Global Surveyor, soon after it was pronounced lost.


Episode 3: To the Brink
November 27, 2006

Opportunity drives to the brink. A small moon takes on big impacts. We take a walk through the “Monument Valley” of Mars. We get an even closer look into the eye of the monster.


Episode 4: What Lies Beneath
December 15, 2006

This episode is all about diving deep, going below and beyond what’s normally seen.


Episode 5: Strange Shores
January 9, 2007

Better brains for Mars rovers. Intriguing lakes on Titan and geysers on Enceladus.


Episode 7: Ed Stone
January 11, 2007

A conversation with Dr. Ed Stone, former JPL director and leader of the Voyager team.


Episode 8: Elizabeth Turtle
January 16, 2007

Talking with planetary scientist Dr. Elizabeth Turtle about the Cassini and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions.


Episode 9: In the Face of a Giant
January 23, 2007

An encounter with Jupiter, and ways anyone can contribute to space science.


Episode 10: Suzanne Smrekar
February 5, 2007

A conversation with Dr. Sue Smrekar about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter


Episode 11: Final Approach
February 15, 2007

Final approach to Jupiter. Trails into chaos. Grabbing a ringside view.


Episode 12: Buzzing Barsoom
February 26, 2007

A comet probe’s Mars fly-by.


Episode 13: Closest Approach
March 6, 2007

What a spacecraft saw as it zipped by Jupiter on its way to Pluto.


Episode 14: The Sounds of Saturn
March 30, 2007

Spooky and intriguing sounds from space.


Episode 15: Zooming In
April 9, 2007

New views of Venus. Zooming in on Mars


Many more editions to be posted soon.