Blue Dot: Profile of a legend: a look at the career of Voyager Project Scientist Edward C. Stone
Blue Dot spotlights the amazing career of one of America's greatest space scientists, Ed Stone. Stone was the Project Scientist for the Voyager missions for 50 years, overseeing the historical tour of the outer solar system's gas giants and their retinue of icy moons and now exploring interstellar space. Stone recently retired from his duties at NASA/JPL and CalTech.
Host Dave Schlom visits with some of the colleagues who have worked closely with, and been influenced deeply by the scientist who also was the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1991-2001. Guests include Voyager Project Manager Suzanne Dodd, longtime science team members Linda Spilker and Alan Cummings along with Stone's final grad student at CalTech, Jamie Rankin, who is now a Deputy Project Scientist for the twin Voyager missions, the first human made objects to reach interstellar space..