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

The year 2016 was a big one for Mars, and 2017 might be even bigger yet. We're joined by two space reporters from Orlando to talk about the highlights of last year in Mars exploration, and look ahead to 2017, which promises to take us closer to the Red Planet. Brendan Byrne is a reporter from WMFE Orlando and the host of "Are We There Yet?", a podcast about space exploration. Emilee Speck is a reporter from WKMG with a passion for planetary missions. LINKS Brendan's Twitter Account Emilee's Twitter Account "Are We There Yet?" (website / Twitter) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Overview ESA Approves ExoMars 2020 Funding Curiosity discovers Manganese Curiosity discovers Boron NASA's 1 Year Mission Bigelow seeking further use of their module Orion Update for January 2017 SLS Moves to Maiden Launch NASA's VAB has new work platforms installed Commercial Crew capsule development schedule slips Falcon Heavy Landing Pads moving towards development National Geographic "Mars" Renewed for 2nd season WeMartians Theme Song is "RetroFuture" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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