Pat Duggins is news director at Alabama Public Radio. He’s covered more than 100 space shuttle missions for NPR—including the 1986 Challenger accident and the loss of Columbia. We discuss NASA’s future and the reasons to go to Mars.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Tuesday, January 4, 2010. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.