Episode 1: Welcome to Casual Space

Welcome to Casual Space, a podcast about the wonders of space. Beth brings us space as it really and truly is, every day in our lives. Beth is a former NASA public affairs officer and shares with us her dream job and its experiences. Beth and her guests explore how space affects your daily life. […]

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48: Mike French from Aerospace Industries Association

Mike’s love for space exploration runs deep and was influenced by the space movies and museums that he enjoyed as a kid. Now he enjoys watching rocket launches through the eyes of his kids! Mitigating orbital space debris- what does this mean for the future of space and how both governments and private industry can […]

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46: Urban Legends from Space with author Bob King

Let’s clear up some space myths with astronomer and author Bob King:  Bob believes incorporating humor and fun is beneficial when learning about space!  The Earth is NOT flat. It’s fun to debunk myths about the Moon, the planets, the stars, gravity…contrails! Did you know Bob King IS the famous blogger AstroBob? Read his posts […]

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45: Space Policy with Cara Cavanaugh

When we’re exploring space, we have to play nice with others. And, protect our planet Earth. Cara and Beth discuss:  How the Girl Scouts started Cara’s love for space, then confirmed by the Mars Curiosity landing The Science Communication campaign Cara worked on to support the Rosetta Mission!  Why studying in Ireland brings a new […]

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43: Making Contact with author Sarah Scoles

The movie Contact was inspired by scientist, Jill Tarter! Sarah and Beth discuss: What it was like to meet (and then write about) her childhood mentor, Jill Tarter How Sarah met Jill and asked to write the story of Jill’s life- all from a bus?!? The impression left on you growing up with rocket launches […]

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42: NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber; Commercial Space Entrepreneur and Pioneer

Jeffrey discusses with Beth: How Jeffrey became a entrepreneurial pioneer, becoming one of the first (commercial) space contractors (working on the Russian space program on MIR and Soyuz, and later with the international Space Station). About starting the first commercial space company, NanoRacks and what’s on the horizon for the company’s (international) future… About bringing […]

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41: Soonish with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Beth, Kelly and Zach have way too much fun geeking out about: Whether or not we would put an Elon Musk- invented NeuroLink implant in our brains… How Kelly and Zach had to really focus on only 10 technologies for their book, “Soonish” Kelly’s extreme fear of being bored and her many career achievements from […]

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39: Astronomer, Author and Artist Tyler Nordgren

Triple threat Tyler Nordgren and Beth talk about:  Seeing the Great American Solar Eclipse in 2017 and what to expect when in comes back Why our National Parks are a treasure for our observation and appreciation Traveling the world in search of cosmic phenomenon About Tyler: Dr. Tyler Nordgren is a professional astronomer and artist. […]

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