Author Archives: Ron Sparkman

RPR 25 – Dr. James Rice, Astrogeologist, Planetary Science Institute

  In today’s episode we speak with Dr. James Rice of the Planetary Science Institute. Check out his bio! “Dr. Jim Rice is interested in the geomorphology/geology and history of water on Mars. He is a Co-Investigator and Geology Team … Continue reading

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RPR 24 – Dr. Michael Chalmer Dunn, 4th Planet Logistics, Lunar/Martian Subterranean Habitats

In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Michael Chalmer Dunn. Here’s a quick, but impressive bio from his company’s website, 4th Planet Logistics. “Michael Chalmer Dunn is a noted American Explorer, Adventurer, Businessman and World Traveler who has worked in, … Continue reading

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RPR 23 – Dr. Robert Zubrin on Mars Insight, Moon Direct, & More

In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Robert Zubrin. Dr Zubrin is the president of The Mars Society and author of the seminal “The Case for Mars” & “Mars Direct”. He is one of the most outspoken voices on getting … Continue reading

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RPR 22- Dr. Reut Sorek Abramovich, Davidson Institute, Young Astronaut Academy, D-Mars Analog Ramonaut

In today’s episode, we speak with Dr Reut Sorek Abramovich of the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, the Davidson Institute of Science Education & the Young Astronaut Academy, and a recent analog Ramonaut for D-MARS (Desert mars Analog Ramon … Continue reading

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RPR 21 – Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Astrobiologist, Author, “The Cosmic Zoo”.

In today’s episode, we speak with Dirk Schulze-Makuch. Dirk is a professor for planetary habitability and astrobiology at the Technical University, Berlin, Germany, where he leads the Dry Limit of Life Project. He is also an adjunct professor at Washington … Continue reading

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RPR 20 – James L Burk IT Director & MarsVR, The Mars Society

In today’s episode we speak with James L Burk. James is The Mars Society’s IT Director and is heading up their newest project, MarsVR! In this interview, we discuss the Mars Society’s new VR project, how it differs from the … Continue reading

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RPR 19 – Dr. Dava Newman, Former NASA Deputy Administrator, MIT Professor.

In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Dava Newman. Dr. Newman is the previous NASA Deputy Administrator, a spacesuit innovator, and a professor at MIT. In this interview, we discuss her 20 years of work on getting humans to Mars, … Continue reading

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RPR 18 – Dr. Robert Zubrin, President of The Mars Society.

In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Robert Zubrin. Dr Zubrin is the president of The Mars Society and author of the seminal “The Case for Mars” & “Mars Direct”. He is one of the most outspoken voices on getting … Continue reading

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RPR 17 – Cassandra Klos, Commander, MDRS Crew 181

In today’s episode we speak with Cassandra Klos (pronounced Klaus). She is a Boston fine art photographer and for the the past three years has been working on a photography project entitled “Mars on Earth”. It documents current Mars analog … Continue reading

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RPR 16 – Dr. Geronimo Villanueva, Planetary Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Geronimo Villanueva from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Via the NASA Website. “Dr. Geronimo Villanueva is a planetary scientist at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center who specializes in the search for organic molecules on Mars and on icy bodies. He … Continue reading

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