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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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Episode 25: NASA Flight Surgeon Sean Roden

Dr. Roden brings his Texas tales to share: His assessment whether or not Beth could be medically qualified for space flight Why increased exercise helps space travel How growing up on a west Texas ranch allowed him to become the perfect medic for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia  How he works to support “rock star” NASA astronaut Christina Koch’s […]

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Episode 24: Star Wars Artist Brian Miller

In this episode, Brian shares with Beth How his father took him to air shows, space museums and started the foundation of an influence in air and space exploration. Then Star Wars came out and changed everything. What it was like to work with Marvel and DC Comics right out of college! What it would […]

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Episode 23: A SpaceX Perspective with Engineer Nick Hansen

Nick and Beth talk space specifics in this episode, including: Nick’s fascinating job working on composite structures- inner stage and the fearing (nose cone) and payload attachment structures  How quality control plays such a major part of the rocket creation process, and how much is hand made!  Nick’s interpretations on the culture of SpaceX, and […]

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Episode 21: Star Wars Celebration with Beth and Chad

In this episode, Beth and Chad geek out about: Impressions from the  Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago- what it IS and what it was like to be among the 70,00+ attendees Chad shares an amazing story of how storm trooper fans in costume made it into a real Star Wars production  Collectibles! Art! Costumes! Comics! […]

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