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Sep 25, 2021

On Sept 15, 2021, our friend and colleague Dr. Sian Proctor achieved her life-long dream of launching into space and becoming an astronaut on the Crew Dragon as part of the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission! My fellow analog astronauts Dr. Brandy Nunez and Makiah Eustice share our impressions and insights of this historic...


Sep 10, 2021

Jesse Forte was NOT originally scheduled to be on the M4 Lunares X team. A crew member that could not attend the mission left an opening for a new, “first-time” analog astronaut to come and participate in our lunar simulation this July. Enter Jesse Forte, who said YES to this opportunity, and joined the crew with...


Sep 7, 2021

My conversation with author and philosopher of the Overview Effect Frank White continues - including the announcement of the Overview Effect Film Festival- on this episode of Casual Space. 

 

What is the Overview Effect?  

From Frank’s book, The Overview Effect, page 2, edition 3 (I’ve ordered my NEW addition, and...


Aug 26, 2021

Frank White returns to Casual Space: Author, space philosopher and consultant joins Beth to share a lot of news!  A new edition of the Overview Effect is out- and Frank announces a new project coming to you in November!  We discuss non-professional space explorers (astronauts?), the need to migrate off Earth, and...


Aug 20, 2021

That famous photo- the one we’re all familiar with- an astronaut in a bright white suit flying untethered – floating, really, above the Earth with the dark contrast of space in the background… that photo has an incredible backstory… and it’s been captured perfectly in an awesome new book by author Bruce...