Astronomy & Space

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A to launch Wednesday, April 10th

SpaceX is gearing up for its 2nd Falcon Heavy launch, scheduled for 6:35 pm EDT Wednesday, April 10, 2019. As you may remember the first Falcon Heavy was launched last year on February 6, 2018 with the infamous “Starman” and Elon Musk’s own Tesla. Two of the Falcon Heavy’s boosters landed nearly simultaneously at Cape…

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85. MOON to MARS – Behind the Scenes at NASA Glenn Research Center

America is going back to the Moon! Go behind the scenes of the NASA Glenn Research Center as we go onsite to speak with the incredible team members and discover some of the cutting-edge technology that will help send American’s back to the Moon and then to Mars and beyond. In this episode we recap…

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82. SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 – Behind the Scenes

  In this episode we go behind the scenes on the press site at Kennedy Space Center for a look at the incredible milestones of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1, and what it means for the future of commercial crew spaceflight. In this journey I share footage of the press conferences, launch activities, and how I…

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80. The New Vulcan Centaur Rocket – Mark Peller, ULA Program Manager for Major Development

Mark Peller is the program manager for major development at United Launch Alliance (ULA), and in this position is responsible for development of Vulcan. Mark is with us today to discuss ULA’s future launch system, the Vulcan Centaur rocket. Vulcan is ULA’s future launch system that builds upon ULA’s extensive Atlas and Delta heritage to…

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77. ALAN PARSONS – Musician, Songwriter, Audio Engineer & Record Producer

Grammy Award winner Alan Parsons Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer best known for his work on The Alan Parsons Project. He began his career at the age of 19, where he worked at Abbey Road, assisting in the production of the last two Beatles albums. In 1974 he…

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74. Is Faster Than Light Travel Possible? The Science of SciFi with Dr. Erin Macdonald

Is faster than light travel possible? Dr. Erin Macdonald joins us to discuss the current theories–and how they relate to science fiction. She is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series, “Dr. Erin Explains the Universe”. Her specialty is in general relativity, having worked previously searching for gravitational waves…

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71. Ultima Thule Part 2 – BRIAN MAY, Queen Lead Guitarist & Astrophysicist

Brian May is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, also a Doctor of Astrophysics, 3-D stereoscopic photographic authority and a passionate advocate and campaigner for animal rights. It’s been an exciting year for Brian and 2019 is going to get a great start. Brian is the executive music producer…

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70. Ultima Thule Part 1 – Dr. Alan Stern, New Horizons Principle Investigator

Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. Today he joins us to discuss New Horizon’s upcoming close approach to Ultima Thule this New Year’s Day. Ultima is an object in the Kuiper Belt about 4 billion miles away, the…

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69. Apollo 8 – 50 Years Later – What really happened during the Space Race to the Moon

In this episode Dr. James Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses Apollo 8—the first manned mission to the Moon, which occurred 50 years ago in December 1968. Dr. Rice talks about what led up to this historic mission, and how close the space race really was with several lesser-known facts about…

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66. ANGELA CARTWRIGHT: The Original “Penny Robinson” talks Lost in Space, Sound of Music

Born in Cheshire, England, Angela moved with her family to Los Angeles, California and started her acting career at the age of 3 playing Paul Newman’s daughter in the movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. At the tender age of four Angela was cast to play Linda Williams for 7 years on the hit television…

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