87: Controlling Risk with Astronaut Capt. Jim Wetherbee

        In 1984, Jim Wetherbee was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over a twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he was appointed as the Director, Flight Crew Operations, specifically…

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86: Alan Ladwig Will See You In Orbit

        What a fun conversation! Beth and Alan combine all of the space topics you love in one incredibly entertaining episode, including:  Astrochicks, George Lucas, hyphenated astronauts and tickets to the moon offered from former airlines company PanAm.   See You in Orbit? Our Dream of Spaceflight is the book Alan presents that…

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85: The Overview Effect with Frank White

        The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space (Wikipedia reference) The term and concept were coined in 1987 by Frank White, who explored the theme in his book The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and Human Evolution.  Since 1987, there’s been a…

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84: Brooke Owens Fellowship with Lori Garver

        On this inspirational episode, Beth talks with former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver about the Brooke Owens Fellowship.  Created to honor the legacy of a beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Dawn Brooke Owens (1980 – 2016), the Brooke Owens Fellowship is designed to serve both as an inspiration and…

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83: Space for Humanity with Rachel Lyons

        Rachel Lyons is a key advocate in the advancement of space technology and exploration. Rachel is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – USA, a non-profit that empowers young people to make an impact in space exploration. She is a former…

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82: Rocket Engines with Joe Cassady from Aerojet Rockedyne

          Joe Cassady is Executive Director of Space Programs in the Washington DC Operations for Aerojet Rocketdyne.  Joe and the AR team help to plan human missions to the Moon and Mars, helping to develop the strategy and architectures for future space and launch systems. Joe and Beth met at the…

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