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Spirit and Opportunity: Landing on Mars with NASA Scientist Firouz Naderi

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Did we fake the moon landing? Is there life on Mars? Are there aliens among us? This week, we're talking to Dr. Firouz Naderi, former director of Solar System Exploration for JPL at NASA, who answers all our questions and tells us everything we need to know about space.

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