Category Archives for "Podcast"

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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41: Soonish with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Beth, Kelly and Zach have way too much fun geeking out about: Whether or not we would put an Elon Musk- invented NeuroLink implant in our brains… How Kelly and Zach had to really focus on only 10 technologies for their book, “Soonish” Kelly’s extreme fear of being bored and her many career achievements from […]

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39: Astronomer, Author and Artist Tyler Nordgren

Triple threat Tyler Nordgren and Beth talk about:  Seeing the Great American Solar Eclipse in 2017 and what to expect when in comes back Why our National Parks are a treasure for our observation and appreciation Traveling the world in search of cosmic phenomenon About Tyler: Dr. Tyler Nordgren is a professional astronomer and artist. […]

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38: NASA Successes from Failures, PART 1

In this two-part series, RSE Dean Mikolajczyk shares several examples of how NASA learned valuable lessons from manned spaceflight mistakes including:  (Part 2 will feature manned flights and will be posted January 2020) What we learned from the Surveyer Program (the very first unmanned lunar landers) Mars Polar Lander (just a bit of a fast […]

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Episode 37: NASA Mission Control Flight Director Ed Van Cise

From Space Camp to Mission Control! Ed shares with Beth: Becoming a Space Camp Hall of Fame Honoree and meeting his childhood hero astronaut Charlie Duke Details regarding the many job responsibilities the NASA Mission Control Flight Director has, getting to crew to space safely and back home safely is always the first priority. Big […]

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Episode 36: Flying Along with Captain Mark Hardcastle

Beth Meets Airline Captain Mark Hardcastle and learns: How the air force academy put Mark on the path to a future in aviation. What’s Mark’s favorite plane? (It’s the Cadillac of planes)… Mark explains “The magic of the 4th stripe.” How do we respond when things challenge us?  Mark’s got 60+ years of inspirational stories […]

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