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Casual Space

May 16, 2019

Dr. Roden brings his Texas tales to share:

  • His assessment whether or not Beth could be medically qualified for space flight
  • Why increased exercise helps space travel
  • How growing up on a west Texas ranch allowed him to become the perfect medic for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia 
  • How he works to...


May 9, 2019

In this episode, Brian shares with Beth

  • How his father took him to air shows, space museums and started the foundation of an influence in air and space exploration. Then Star Wars came out and changed everything.
  • What it was like to work with Marvel and DC Comics right out of college!
  • What it would look like if all the...


May 2, 2019

Nick and Beth talk space specifics in this episode, including:

  • Nick’s fascinating job working on composite structures- inner stage and the fearing (nose cone) and payload attachment structures 
  • How quality control plays such a major part of the rocket creation process, and how much is hand made! 


Apr 25, 2019

Professor Kristen Thompson and Loras College student Audrey Miller share with Beth:

  • Why there was a need to improve the Hientkamp Planetarium at Loras College 
  • How a select group of honors students raised funding for a new projector 
  • Why the planetarium is an important part of both the college and the community 
  • How...


Apr 18, 2019

In this episode, Beth and Chad geek out about:

  • Impressions from the  Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago- what it IS and what it was like to be among the 70,00+ attendees
  • Chad shares an amazing story of how storm trooper fans in costume made it into a real Star Wars production 
  • Collectibles! Art! Costumes! Comics!...