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Casual Space

Sep 17, 2020

Ever thought about putting our species’ DNA in space? Or preserving our life on Earth, it’s blueprint, and records for a possible Earth to be reproduced in the future? Ben has. As a matter of fact, Ben is currently doing it. And with his company, LifeShip, YOU can be a part of Ben’s mission by sending your very...


Sep 11, 2020

Analog astronaut. Chef. Explorer. Pilot. Geologist. Artist. Professor. Author. STEM Communicator and…Cowgirl!? In short, Dr. Sian Proctor is just…. Incredible!

You will want to get to know this impressive woman beyond the Casual Space conversation with Beth, so here are some links to Dr. Sian’s TedX Talks, videos,...


Sep 2, 2020

In 1984, Jim Wetherbee was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over a twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he...


Aug 27, 2020

What a fun conversation! Beth and Alan combine all of the space topics you love in one incredibly entertaining episode, including:  Astrochicks, George Lucas, hyphenated astronauts and tickets to the moon offered from former airlines company PanAm.  

See You in Orbit? Our Dream of Spaceflight is the book Alan presents...


Aug 21, 2020

The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space (Wikipedia reference) The term and concept were coined in 1987 by Frank White, who explored the theme in his book The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and...