Astronomy & Space

88. DR THOMAS ZURBUCHEN: Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

In this interview we go onsite at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Thomas is an award-winning astrophysicist, with honors including receiving the National Science and Technology Council Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award in 2004…

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87. SPACEX Falcon Heavy Arabsat-6A – Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with us as we set up cameras at the launch pad, met some incredible people and witnessed the first commercial launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy, complete with the incredible landing of the boosters at Cape Canaveral. Featured in this episode are interviews with Everyday Astronaut Tim Dodd, rocket launch photographer Erik…

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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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