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Casual Space

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...


Aug 8, 2019

Robert explains…

  • While the Swedes may not be very braggadocios, they’ve launched more than 650 balloon missions with NASA, JAXA, and others to test things in 50+ kilometer altitudes…and more than 550 rocket launches! They go straight up, 400-700 kilometers, and come right back down, (often in the snow).
  • Launching...


Aug 1, 2019

This week, Beth gains a deeper understanding & appreciation on how COMPUTERS help NASA explore the cosmos with her returning guest and Resident Space Expert Dean Mikolajczyk. Here are the highlights:

  • Dean shares his insights from his days as programmer for the MARS rovers Spirit and Opportunity!
  • Dean explains how a...


Jul 25, 2019

Charles Pappas shares with Beth details from the stories within his new book, including;

  • What kind of sandwich was snuck on board an early Gemini mission!!
  • How Charles always wanted to be an astronomer, and got to meet astronaut Gus Grissom as a young boy
  • What one historic item Charles would select from all the...


Jul 18, 2019

Friend of the show Rod Pyle returns to discuss his latest book, and all things Apollo with Beth AND…

  • Receiving the foreword from Buzz Aldrin himself!
  • Rod’s impressions and insights from speaking with the Apollo 11 astronauts’ children (now grown adults)
  • Combing through the NASA archives to find incredible,...