John C. Welch of angrymacbastards.com got the chance to interview David Oh, the Lead Flight Director of NASA's Curiosity mission. Some of the topics discussed are:
- Engineering and construction of the Curiosity Rover
- Living on Mars time
- Media and social media response to Curiosity
- IT used at NASA in general and by the Curiosity staff in particular
- Preparing the mission and the technology used
- Relevance of space programs and continued funding
- Star Trek, astronomy and NASA
Definitely worth a listen.
Oh and if you think you might enjoy a couple of intelligent people call out Apple-related stupidity in the tech press once a week, you should subscribe to the Angry Mac Bastards podcast. It's one of my two favourite shows but not for the faint of heart; the guys and gals don't mince words, so consider yourselves warned.