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Casual Space

Sep 12, 2019

There’s lots to learn in this episode including:

  • What makes neutrinos (the building blocks of the universe) so important and so elusive!
  • What you can see in a particle vacuum- they pop in and out of existence- and Jessica is searching for new particles!
  • How Jessica was inspired by watching sci-fi shows with her aunt,...

Sep 5, 2019

Triple threat Tyler Nordgren and Beth talk about: 

  • Seeing the Great American Solar Eclipse in 2017 and what to expect when in comes back
  • Why our National Parks are a treasure for our observation and appreciation
  • Traveling the world in search of cosmic phenomenon


About Tyler:

Dr. Tyler Nordgren is a professional...

Aug 29, 2019

In this two-part series, RSE Dean Mikolajczyk shares several examples of how NASA learned valuable lessons from manned spaceflight mistakes including: 

(Part 2 will feature manned flights and will be posted January 2020)

  • What we learned from the Surveyer Program (the very first unmanned lunar landers)
  • Mars Polar Lander...

Aug 22, 2019

Ed shares with Beth:

  • Becoming a Space Camp Hall of Fame Honoree and meeting his childhood hero astronaut Charlie Duke
  • Details regarding the many job responsibilities the NASA Mission Control Flight Director has, getting to crew to space safely and back home safely is always the first priority.
  • Big and small success...

Aug 15, 2019

Beth Meets Airline Captain Mark Hardcastle and learns:

  • How the air force academy put Mark on the path to a future in aviation.
  • What’s Mark’s favorite plane? (It’s the Cadillac of planes)…
  • Mark explains “The magic of the 4th”
  • How do we respond when things challenge us? Mark’s got 60+ years of inspirational...