Episode 18: Social Media at NASA with Stephanie Fernandez

In this episode, Beth and Stephanie discuss: Helping the astronauts communicate (and educate) through social media  What happened when Stephanie gets a phone call direct from the International Space Station  What responsibilities come with the title, “Social Media Coordinator for the Astronaut Office” How NASA found Stephanie  Key Takeaways: Posts that have the most engagement are […]

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Episode 17: Two Astronaut Lectures in a Week!

In this episode, Beth and Chad review two astronaut lectures they attended this week: Working at NASA with astronaut coworkers. Captain Mark Kelly and Colonel Frederick Gregory. Following a mission checklist. Being adventurous and curious. Key Takeaways: Cpt. Kelly’s experience as a test pilot helped shape him for his time as an astronaut, as did Col. Gregory’s […]

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Episode 16: “Out There” Author Michael Wall

Michael Wall joined Space.com in 2010 as a senior writer reporting on Mars exploration, exoplanet discoveries, astrophysics and space technology. For Space.com, Mike has wandered through California’s Mojave Desert with scientists on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity mission and helped launch balloon missions through Earth’s auroras in Alaska. He’s based in San Francisco, where he chronicles […]

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Episode 15: Space Illustrator James Vaughan

Born in 1955, James Vaughan grew up in the idyllic surroundings of a small town near Akron, Ohio. His father was a scientist and director of research for one of America’s largest corporations. His mother was an artist and a poet. Vaughan completed high school a year ahead of his classmates and in 1972 left […]

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Episode 14: Astronaut Leroy Chiao

In this episode, Beth and Leroy discuss: Changing technology: how far we’ve come and the exciting changes in our future. What we need to master (on the moon) before we go to Mars What it was like to fly on board the International Space Station for more than 6 months. How do you eat in […]

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Episode 13: The Year in Space

In this episode, Beth shares her list of “19” space-themed things to enjoy in 2019: Movies and Shows! Star Wars Episode IX countdown! Highly controversial new shows along with classics to inspire Books! 9+ books that you simply MUST read & enjoy Podcasts! Stay up to date with the latest space news, technology, missions, and explorations with […]

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Episode 11: Space Journalist & Author Rod Pyle

In this episode, Beth and Rod discuss: How Rod interviews the space experts and writes stories for us all Is there a renewed space race, and is that how reporters should frame the story? The “thing” Rod collected from the Saturn Cassini folks, and the Mars Lander folks at NASA   It took Rod years […]

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Episode 10: Joe DalSanto – The Firsts in Astronomy

After beginning to read about astronomy, Joseph DalSanto wanted to observe the night sky himself. So, he purchased a telescope as a freshman in high school and, during the past 40 years, has developed an in-depth knowledge and familiarity with the night sky due to hundreds of evening observations.   “I’ve used and built numerous […]

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Episode 9: Mark J. Lindquist brings the JOY

In this episode, Beth and Mark discuss: Mark’s life of service. Being nervous versus being excited – defining our energy before we’re in front of audiences What inspired the “Heel Kick Around the World” pictures The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band announcement! Key Takeaways: If you are going to Hawaii and want to learn to […]

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