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Episode 36: Flying Along with Captain Mark Hardcastle

Beth Meets Airline Captain Mark Hardcastle and learns: How the air force academy put Mark on the path to a future in aviation. What’s Mark’s favorite plane? (It’s the Cadillac of planes)… Mark explains “The magic of the 4th stripe.” How do we respond when things challenge us?  Mark’s got 60+ years of inspirational stories […]

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Episode 35: Robert Feierbach on Rockets, Balloons and Satellite Access with the Swedish Space Corporation

Robert explains… While the Swedes may not be very braggadocios, they’ve launched more than 650 balloon missions with NASA, JAXA, and others to test things in 50+ kilometer altitudes…and more than 550 rocket launches! They go straight up, 400-700 kilometers, and come right back down, (often in the snow). Launching near the polar north of […]

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Episode 32: “First on the Moon- The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience” with author Rod Pyle

Friend of the show Rod Pyle returns to discuss his latest book, and all things Apollo with Beth AND… Receiving the foreword from Buzz Aldrin himself! Rod’s impressions and insights from speaking with the Apollo 11 astronauts’ children (now grown adults) Combing through the NASA archives to find incredible, never before shared documents, photos and […]

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Episode 30: Telescope Q & A with Dean

Introducing our RSE; Resident Space Expert Dean! Beth and Dean enjoy; Reminiscing about what each of thought when we looked through a telescope for the first time, and last year’s Great American Solar Eclipse! Understanding the difference between seeing something in the night sky and looking at something in the night sky Highlighting all the […]

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Episode 29: ASU Professor and author Ed Finn

On this episode of Casual Space, Beth meets Ed Finn! Ed shares his origin story for how the Center for Science and Imagination got started at ASU when a great question is presented to the college president We review some of Ed’s favorite movies that opened his mind to merge Hollywood with space and science […]

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Episode 27: Challenger Center CEO Lance Bush

In the aftermath of the Challenger accident, the crew’s families came together, firmly committed to the belief that they must carry on the spirit of their loved ones by continuing the Challenger crew’s educational mission. Their efforts resulted in the creation of Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Challenger Centers use space-themed simulated learning and role-playing strategies […]

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