Mars Rover: Behind the scenes with an engineer

Steven “Scott” McClure is a Sealaska and Goldbelt shareholder with a story to tell. He’s currently a radiation project manager for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Europa Clipper Mission. He also worked on the Mars Perseverance Rover.

Steven Scott McClure is a Radiation Control Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He’s seen here with a model of the Mars Rover, Curiosity

Join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride on Monday’s Juneau Afternoon for a conversation with McClure about the Rover — and the importance of encouraging more young Alaskans to pursue careers in science and technology.

Steve Scott McClure Interview: Part.1

Steve Scott McClure Interview: Part 2.

Also on Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, a discussion about two new developments on the COVID-19 front at Bartlett Memorial Hospital — a new Emergency Department entrance and the opening of a new lab for expanded COVID testing. Guests:  Billy Gardner, Chief Operating Officer. John Fortin, Laboratory Director.

This edition of Juneau Afternoon aired on Monday, February 22nd, 2021, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.