Science

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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33. Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution – biologist Menno Schilthuizen

Menno Schilthuizen is a senior research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and a professor of evolutionary biology at Leiden University. Menno is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In his new book,…

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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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26. From the Moon to the planets & beyond, Stargazing with Astronomer Dean Regas

Ever wonder what a mysterious object is in the sky? In this episode Dean Regas, the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, discusses popular things to see in the night sky and how to see them. Dean’s also the co-host of Star Gazers on PBS, as well as author of two books, “Facts from Space!” and…

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