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Casual Space

May 31, 2019

Show Notes for Lance Bush

In the aftermath of the Challenger accident, the crew’s families came together, firmly committed to the belief that they must carry on the spirit of their loved ones by continuing the Challenger crew’s educational mission. Their efforts resulted in the creation of Challenger Center for...

May 23, 2019

Brian is an experienced test engineer in our nation’s space and defense industry. He’s worked to test and improve space suits, parachutes, and F-14’s. Which makes Brian pretty damn cool.

Beth and Brian enjoyed talking:

Star Wars talk & who is the best villain (Emperor) Brian remembers the theater he saw Star Wars...

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!