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Gravity Assist

NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.

Gravity Assist: Season 5 Trailer – What’s Your Gravity Assist?
Season 5Episode 32Aug 12, 2022

Season 5, Episode 32: Finale: Thanks for All the Gravity Assists

On the Gravity Assist podcast we have interviewed dozens of scientists, engineers, and others dedicated to the mission of NASA space exploration. After five years, the show is coming to a close. Here are some final thoughts and episode highlights from the podcast team.

Season 5Episode 31Jul 29, 2022

Season 5, Episode 31: Meet a Webb Scientist Who Looks Back in Time

The James Webb Space Telescope awed the world on July 12 with its first images and data. And it’s just getting started with its exploration of the cosmos. Dr. John Mather, the observatory’s senior project scientist, has been working toward this milestone for more than 25 years.

Season 5Episode 30Jul 8, 2022

Season 5, Ep. 30: Gravity Assist: How We Make Webb (and Hubble) Images

The world will get a first glimpse of the universe as never before when the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope come out on July 12. And this is only the beginning — the telescope will deliver all kinds of insights about galaxies, planets, and more, for years to come.

Season 1Jul 1, 2022

Gravity Assist: It’s Raining Diamonds on These Planets

Uranus and Neptune are two of the many exciting and mysterious objects in our universe that the James Webb Space Telescope will soon begin to explore. Learn more about these planets and the Webb telescope’s upcoming observations from astrophysicist Naomi Rowe-Gurney, our guest on this week’s Gravity Assist.