ON EXPLORATIONS: What is it like to be an astronaut? Can we explore the Red Planet with astronauts?

On this episode, in the first half hour, Dr. Michio Kaku speaks with his guest, Tom Jones, former astronaut, about the good old days and about the future of the space program, which way should we go? Should we go to the moon or to Mars?  Thomas David Jones was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four Space Shuttle flights before retiring in 2001.

During the second half of the hour, Michio Kaku will speak with Robert Zubrin, founder and current president of the Mars Society.  Robert Zubrin believes we should bypass the moon and go on to the Red Planet. The Mars Society is a nonprofit organization that advocates for human Mars exploration and colonization.


Explorations is an hour-long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestrial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.

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