Apr 19 2023
Red Planet Live - Jim Green, Former NASA Chief Scientist
On our 4th episode of the Red Planet Live reboot, we will interview Jim Green live with audience Q&A.
We invite you to submit your questions to Dr. Green during the podcast. He's ready to answer anything NASA related, having spent 40 years working in senior positions at the agency.
James Green, Chief Executive Officer, Space Science Endeavors LLC
Jim Green has worked at NASA for 42 years before retiring in December 2022. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa in 1979 and worked at Marshall Space Flight Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and NASA Headquarters.
During Jim’s long career at NASA, he has been NASA’s Chief Scientist and was the longest serving director of the Planetary Science Division with the overall programmatic responsibility for the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, just to name a few. Jim has received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto system and NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguish Service Medal.
He has written over 125 scientific articles in refereed journals and over 80 technical and popular articles. In 2015, Jim coordinated NASA’s involvement with the film The Martian. In 2017 Asteroid 25913 was renamed Jamesgreen in his honor.
RED PLANET LIVE is a monthly live podcast from The Mars Society--Ashton Zeth interviews the people instrumental in exploring and settling Mars. The show will focus on a wide variety of topics, including Mars and space exploration, STEM education, technology, women in science, and much more, with exciting and open discussions involving experts in these respective fields.