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…

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…

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…

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…