Astronomy & Space

45. IBM’s Watson – How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World – Bret Greenstein

Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, Machine Learning & IBM’s Watson are changing the world. In this episode, Bret Greenstein, (formerly) IBM’s Global Vice President for Watson IoT Offerings, discusses the future of AI as well as the capabilities and impact of Watson, IBM’s supercomputer. I had the pleasure of meeting Bret recently at Kennedy Space Center…

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44. Andy Weir, Bestselling Author of The Martian, Releases Artemis, a story of science and suspense on the Moon

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the enormous success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. Andy is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight….

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43. Mars is Coming! Here’s what to expect with Jon Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director

The planet Mars is making its closest approach in 15 years during the summer of 2018. Here’s what to expect by Jon Bell, the planetarium director of the Hallstrom Planetarium and professor of Physical Sciences at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jon is also the host of the radio program SKYWATCH. In…

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42. NASA CRS-15 Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Falcon 9 Resupply Mission to the ISS

Here’s a recap of our journey to the launch of SpaceX CRS-15 mission at Cape Canaveral on June 29, 2018, as part of the NASA’s Social Media group. We were treated to behind the scenes look at NASA buildings, rockets and laboratories as well as the scientists and engineers who had a part in this…

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41. Dust Storms on Mars, Opportunity Rover Status & the Future of Human Space Exploration – Dr. Jim Rice

The Opportunity Rover, which has been surviving on Mars since January 2004, is struggling for its life during the dust storms on the red planet. In this episode, Dr. Jim Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses the current dust storms (the worst ever recorded) and how Opportunity is being affected. Dr….

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40. The Time Has Come To Go To Mars – Dr. Robert Zubrin, President & Founder of The Mars Society

The Time has come to go to Mars! Dr. Robert Zubrin is the founder and President of the Mars Society, as well as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.  Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics…

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32. 2001: A Space Odyssey – The Making of a Masterpiece featuring Michael Benson

Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece examines the four year long production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was published on the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. During the last…

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30. Hotel in Space: Aurora Station – featuring Orion Span CEO Frank Bunger

Aurora Station will be the World’s First Luxury Space Hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth’s surface. Frank Bunger, the CEO & Founder at Orion Span (the company behind Aurora Station), joins us to discuss this incredible opportunity for dreamers to achieve the Authentic Astronaut Experience. Not only will this hotel offer breathtaking views,…

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29. Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto – Dr. Alan Stern

If you wanted to design and fly a robotic spacecraft on a 9-year voyage 3 billion miles from Earth, the farthest journey of exploration our species has ever attempted, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT? Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the…

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27. Homer Hickam – Rocket Boys, T-Rex and Albert the Alligator

Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular October Sky movie. But Homer’s much more than a rocket boy, as he describes in this interesting podcast. He’s been a writer since grade school, a Vietnam veteran,…

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