Massimino served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014 and is a veteran of two
space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope. He became the first person to
tweet from space and played himself in several episodes of the CBS sitcom The
Big Bang Theory. A graduate of Columbia University & MIT, Mike currently
lives in New York City, where he is a professor at Columbia and an advisor at
the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Loretta Swit is best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H, the incredibly popular TV series that ran for 11 seasons and is still in syndication more than 45 years later. Loretta is an award-winning actress, having won two EMMY’s and recently was honored with the Icon Award at the Annual Oscars party. She’s also an amazing artist and founder of the SwitHeart Animal Alliance, a non-profit organization working to prevent animal cruelty and end animal suffering.
In this phone
interview, Loretta joins us to discuss her incredible acting career (including
M*A*S*H), her recent ICON award at the Oscars this year, as well as her new
book, “SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of
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 Kuna, and STEM/teacher Jamie Groh. We discuss what it's like photographing this historic launch; the first commercial flight of the new Block 5 Falcon Heavy, with more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff (10% more than last year’s version) and a 140,000+ pounds of LEO payload capacity—more than double of the space shuttle.
Fernandez, an award-winning writer, producer and director, joins us to discuss
his latest movie, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, an animated classic that will be
shown nationwide exclusively on April 18th and 20th 2019.
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is based on one of the most popular books of all time by
John Bunyan, a pastor who was imprisoned for sharing his faith. This powerful
allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important
journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when
the journey gets difficult.
About the movie:
The epic tale of a pilgrim and his
burden, based on John Bunyan’s masterpiece. Christian begins a journey from the
City of Destruction to the Celestial City as the ultimate enemy tries
everything in his power to distract him from his destination. One of the
most popular books of all time is brought to life for the first time to
theaters as a feature length, CGI animated movie.
About Robert Fernandez
Robert Fernandez is a multi-award
winning writer, producer, and director that has been recognized for his work in
all three branches of production internationally. His experience spans over 30
years and his work has been translated and dubbed into multiple languages and
distributed around the global. He is the writer and producer of several series
such as “The Torchlighters”, “Brother Francis,” and “The Adventures of Carlos
Caterpillar” and the recently released animated trilogy of the Gospel and Acts:
“God With Us,” “The Messengers,” and “To Every Nation.” Robert is the
writer and creator behind the current production of THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
which brings new elements of storytelling into the book that John Bunyan penned
340 years ago.
This powerful allegory helps
families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in
life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey
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.
this episode we recap our recent visit to the Moon To Mars event which was held
in March by various NASA facilities throughout the U.S. For our trip to NASA
Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio, we highlight some of the highly-skilled team members
and discuss the incredible technologies that NASA is developing at this
facility to get back to the Moon. Topics include GVIS (Graphics &
Visualization Lab), ISRU (In-Situ Resource Utilization), advanced power systems
and electric propulsion.
more information on the Moon To Mars program, visit:
Ignatius Green is the director of SOCIAL ANIMALS, a new documentary that
examines the unique challenges and opportunities that social media presents to
modern day young people.
A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a Midwestern girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts—a little love, acceptance and, of course, fame—and they’ll do just about anything to get it. With an observational eye, SOCIAL ANIMALS peaks into the digital and real worlds of today’s image-focused teenager, where followers, likes and comments mark success and self-worth.
Verdine White is a founding member and bassist for the legendary band, Earth, Wind & Fire, earning more than 50 Gold & Platinum albums and selling over 90 million albums worldwide. In addition, the band won six Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Verdine has been voted one of the top 100 greatest bass players of all time and has collaborated as a musician, composer and producer with several artists including Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Clarkson.
In this phone interview, Verdine describes the passion that got him started (and keeps him going) for his phenomenal work as a musician, and how he gives back to the community. We also discuss Earth, Wind & Fire's upcoming 2019 performances.
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 was able to set up a remote camera close-up to Launch Complex 39A, the site where Crew Dragon lifted off at 2:49 AM EST on Saturday, March 2, 2019. I also share my interviews with Everyday Astronaut Tim Dodd and Quartz writer Tim Fernholz (author of “Rocket Billionaires”). Clips include Elon Musk, NASA Administrator Jim Brindenstine, and NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
Jodie Meschuk is the author of “SPEAK UP BUTTERCUP: How I Brought My Son Back from Autism”. This inspiring story is a journey of a mother, learning to listen closely to her intuition. The message of her book will inspire and empower families to speak up for the children they love even when it seems no one is listening.
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 in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert.
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