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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Episode 20: Award Winning Sci-Fi Writer C. Stuart Hardwick

In this episode, Beth and Stuart laugh about: The stories from his family that helped inspire him to write “hard sci-fi” Why going to the moon was really expensive and incredible How writing allows you to learn about people and about yourself Key Takeaways: Becoming an award-winning sci-fi writer didn’t happen overnight, but when it happened……

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Episode 19: NASA Orion Program with Stu McClung

  In this episode, Beth and Stu discuss: The differences between the retired Space Shuttle and NASA’s (new) Orion spacecraft* What it was like to work as an engineer for the B52 bomber, the NASA shuttle program, and now NASA Orion program How a horrible commute turned into a 30+ successful NASA career Key Takeaways:…

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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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