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 26: Space Suits and Parachutes with Aerospace Engineer Brian Neumann

Brian is an experienced test engineer in our nation’s space and defense industry. He’s worked to test and improve space suits, parachutes, and F-14’s. Which makes Brian pretty damn cool. Beth and Brian enjoyed talking about: Star Wars talk & who is the best villain (Emperor) Brian remembers the theater he saw Star Wars in.…

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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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