CASTROL ON MARS: THE PODCAST SERIES
On 18 February 2021, Perseverance, the Mars Rover successfully landed on Mars, with Castrol’s fluid in its veins and mechanisms. It’s still going strong - performing 250 million miles away, in temperatures as low as minus 153 degrees Celsius.
Perseverance beamed the sounds of Mars to us. And it got us thinking; what are the most extreme and remote environments on our own planet?
We’ve spoken to some truly inspirational people who push themselves to their mental and physical limits, working with technologies on land sea and air. Places with machines that need similar Castrol products to those needed on Mars.
In this podcast series, these people help transport us to their worlds - from the darkest depths of the sea, to the middle of the desert - and beyond our stratosphere. Thanks to all who contributed, and we hope you enjoy listening.
The Mars Rover is on a mission to answer the most profound question of all time. But what is Perseverance really up against?
Astronauts Sandra Magnus and Dr. Robert Thirsk describe their time in one of the most challenging environments of all.
In the cockpit, one mission – to win. Formula E’s Sam Bird and World Rally’s Gus Greensmith describe their worlds from behind the visor.
Richard Smith has a head for heights - he travels to the remotest locations, battles high winds, torrential rain and choppy waters, all against the clock to make sure the blades of the turbine keep spinning.
From first fill to a fusion reactor, in this podcast we hear how robots are playing a crucial role in helping us to reach some of the most extreme and dangerous places on earth.
Working under pressure takes on a whole new meaning when you're a saturation diver. Shannon Hovey transports us to an alien world, at the bottom of the ocean floor.
There are challenging journeys being made every day that many of us take for granted. Mohammed Sadiq describes his relationship with the desert, his family, and his truck; the machine he depends on for survival.
David Eyton, bp's former head of innovation and engineering, gives us his perspective on the challenges faced by engineers and scientists, the role robots will play in our future, and what it takes to perform under some of our planet's most extreme conditions on land, sea, and air.
We were so inspired on hearing the sounds of Mars - recorded by Perseverance, the Mars Rover - we wanted to share this remix with you. Get those headphones on and enjoy our bonus track!