NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, foreground, and Scott McDade of Lockheed Martin inspect the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle in November 2013 before its first test flight.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, foreground, and Scott McDade of Lockheed Martin inspect the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle in November 2013 before its first test flight.

NASA is taking a big step toward Mars this week. The test launch of the Orion spacecraft is a major operation for NASA, which hopes the project will pave the way for humans to land on an asteroid and eventually travel all the way to the “Red Planet.” The head of NASA joins Kojo to explore what’s at stake with the Orion project — and where NASA fits into the future of space exploration and scientific discovery.

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  • Charles Bolden Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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