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Behind the Sun with Dr. Nicky Fox, Heliophysics Division Director at NASA HQ

Dr Nicky Fox

Dr. Nicky Fox is the Heliophysics Division Director at NASA Headquarters. She earned her PhD in Space Physics from the Imperial College of Science in London and has worked for both APL and NASA over her 20 year career. She’s worked  on such projects as the NASA Polar spacecraft and the International Solar Terrestrial Physics Mission. Most recently Dr. Fox is heavily involved with the Parker Solar Probe, which launched on August 12, 2018. In this episode she describes the goals of the probe, as well as her advice to parents for encouraging their children to pursue a career in the science field. We also feature video and hi-fidelity sound from 4 miles away from the launchpad as the Solar Probe lifted off on its way to study the Sun.

“Behind the Sun” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers used with permission from Warner Bros. Records.

For more information on the Parker Solar Probe visit http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/

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Kari Byron, her career with Mythbusters and her new book “Crash Test Girl”

Kari Byron has had an amazingly strong presence in the world of reality-based science television. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, but went on to host and produce other shows including The White Rabbit Project, Thrill Factor and Positive Energy. She’s about to release her new book called Crash Test Girl.

In this episode Kari discusses her background with Mythbusters, her inspiration for her new book, her family and even her cameo on an episode of The Orville.

Crash Test Girl 

Kari's book Crash Test Girl can be ordered (or preordered before May 8, 2018) at Amazon here.

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