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Meet the New Chief Scientist on the Gravity Assist Podcast

January 2022: In the January 28th episode of the Gravity Assist podcast, Former Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green sat down with Dr. Kate Calvin to discuss climate science and NASA’s science mission. Climate change is one of the most important issues facing our planet, and NASA has lots of space missions and programs in the works to monitor and understand its drivers and effects. Kate Calvin, NASA’s new chief scientist, is also the agency’s senior climate advisor. In this episode, Kate previews  upcoming Earth science missions and discusses cutting-edge research endeavors to explore climate change. 

Dr. Kate Calvin Announced as NASA’s New Chief Scientist

January 2022: After the retirement of Dr. Jim Green, Dr. Kate Calvin was appointed as NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor to Administrator Bill Nelson on Jan. 10, 2022. Dr. Calvin’s story is presented in this press release. “As chief scientist, Calvin advises agency leadership on the agency’s science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. As senior climate advisor, she provides insights recommendations for the agency’s climate-related science, technology, and infrastructure programs.”

Dr. Jim Green Looks Ahead

December 2021: As Dr. Jim Green prepares for his retirement as NASA Chief Scientist, he discusses his time at the Agency, his vision for the future of space science , and his plans for his days ahead in a conversation with the New York Times.

Alan Alda and Jim Green Podcast

May 2020: Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green was interviewed by science communications advocate (and movie and television star) Alan Alda for his podcast series: “Clear and Vivid” in an episode entitled “Houston, do we ever have a problem!” Alan Alda Talks with NASA’s Chief Scientist.

Royal Society Talk on Lunar Exploration

September 2019

Royal Society Talk on Lunar Exploration [PDF 23MB]

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Strategy, Presented at Kyoto University

October 2019

Kyoto University: NASA’s Lunar Exploration Strategy (PDF – 28MB)

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