Dr. David Brain

Dr. David Brain is an assistant professor in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado. As a planetary scientist, he studies the interaction of unmagnetized planets such as Mars, Venus, and the Moon with their space environment. This topic is exciting to him because charged particles and magnetic fields from the Sun are believed to have fundamentally altered these bodies over the past 4+ billion years. By studying processes that occur there today we hope to unravel how these planets evolved, and why their atmospheres are so different from our own. He is a Co-Investigator for the MAVEN mission to Mars, scheduled to launch in November 2013 and a member of the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies. He received his Ph.D from the University of Colorado in 2002, and spent 8 years at the University of California Berkeley before hitting the jackpot and returning to CU.

Broadcast 2584

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Brain, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NASA's MAVEN findings on the Martian atmosphere. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2142 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. David Brain. Topics: Mars MAVEN Mission, Mars science. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2126 (Special Edition)

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Brain, Dr. David Livingston: Chinese lunar launch, the Chang'e 3 mission. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

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