The eight-episode series is available on all major podcast platforms

Global lubricants leader Castrol has launched ‘Castrol on Mars,’ an entertaining and informative new podcast series which takes listeners inside the minds of a diverse range of innovators and pioneers.
Each tells their story about what it takes to perform in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet – and even in outer space.
Available on all major podcast platforms, the eight-episode series includes commentary from astronauts Sandra Magnus and Robert Thirsk who describe how they dealt with the extremes of outer space, while Sarah Cruddas, a space journalist, international TV host and award-winning author, discusses what NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover is contending with during its extraordinary mission.
Castrol’s oils and lubricants are currently performing 250 million miles away in temperatures as low as minus 153 degrees Celsius on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover. These include Castrol’s specially developed Braycote greases and Brayco oils which provide essential lubrication to scientific instruments, including a weather station, ultraviolent spectrometer and laser micro imager.
Closer to home, Formula E’s Sam Bird and World Rally’s Gus Green-Smith describe what it takes to claim victory behind the wheel in top-level racing, while David Eyton, bp’s former head of innovation and engineering, gives his perspective on the challenges faced by engineers and scientists when developing products that need to stand-up to extreme pressures.
The ‘Castrol on Mars’ series has already received the top award in the ‘Documentary’ and ‘Technology’ categories at the prestigious Communicator Awards.
“Our new podcast series highlights what’s required to perform in some of the most far-flung, extreme environments,” Castrol Global Communications’ Elizabeth Jones, said.
“Through engaging and personal stories from some of the world’s adventurers and individuals, workshops can utilise these assets to build trust, win sales and enhance their connection with the wider Castrol brand.”
Whether chosen by NASA or workshops back here on Earth, Castrol says its products can always be trusted to deliver performance under even the most demanding conditions.

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