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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!...

Apr 11, 2019

In this episode, Beth and Stuart laugh about:

  • The stories from his family that helped inspire him to write “hard sci-fi” 
  • Why going to the moon was really expensive and incredible
  • How writing allows you to learn about people and about yourself 

Key Takeaways:

  • Becoming an award-winning sci-fi writer didn’t...

Apr 4, 2019

In this episode, Beth and Stu discuss:

The differences between the retired Space Shuttle and NASA’s (new) Orion spacecraft*
What it was like to work as an engineer for the B52 bomber, the NASA shuttle program, and now NASA Orion program
How a horrible commute turned into a 30+ successful NASA career