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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

If You Can Dance, You Can Deliver: Speaking Beyond the Steps

When you are first learning to do anything, for example a dance, there are usually several basic foundational items the dance requires. However, you may soon find it necessary to learn additional steps, create specific timing, or introduce a different tempo. The dance could also require unique spacing, drawn-out pauses, a special occasion, or even…

Why I DIDN’T March for Science

Why I didn’t March for Science and what I DID instead…. Like you, I wanted to march. I wanted to represent. I wanted to let our elected officials know that when we speak the truth, we really are speaking the language of science. So many things kept me from marching on that day- a previous…