March 9, 2021

5:00 pm


​Two vehicles 🚘, Two planets 🔭 with Nagin Cox @NASA & Jon McNeill @Tesla @Lyft

Nagin Cox will be joining us fresh off her shift at NASA to chat with Jon McNeill about how the Mars Perseverance rover contrasts with his insights from Tesla and Lyft.



Show Summary

With the recent discovery of water on Mars and multiple countries racing to get their astronauts’ boots on the ground on the red planet, it seems like humans will be making it to Mars within the next decade. This week on Imagination in Action, listen to the people who are making it happen. John and Alison host Jon McNeill, the COO of Lyft, CEO of DVx Ventures, and Former President of Tesla, Z. Nagin Cox, a NASA engineer who worked in their Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, and Cady Coleman, a retired astronaut who went on two missions to space and spent over 150 days on the International Space Station. They talk to us about the past, present, and future of space travel, including the exploration of Mars. They also speak to us about what private companies, such as SpaceX, and the media, including Star Wars and Star Trek, have done to change the public perception of and generate excitement around space travel. We’re sure the force will be with you and that you’ll live long and prosper after listening to this episode!