Broadcast 3415 Hotel Mars with Dr. Michael Wall

The Space Foundation Conference

20 Nov 2019 Dr. Michael Wall, John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Mike Wall, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Mars InSight soil discoveries, seismic events.  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. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed dr. Mike Wall of to the show to discuss the early results of the Mars InSight mission's heat probe, Mole, and the attempt to drill into the Mars surface.  The Mole drilling was stopped either because of hitting a large boulder or rock or possibly by finding out that there was no tension available for the drilling tool.  Dr. Wall described how the problem was resolved but said the findings so far showed the Mars soil to be very alien or even weird.  We also talked about Mars seismic events or Mars Quakes which so far have results in surprising information.  You read the article on this story at

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