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Casual Space

Feb 7, 2019

Michael Wall joined in 2010 as a senior writer reporting on Mars exploration, exoplanet discoveries, astrophysics and space technology. For, Mike has wandered through California's Mojave Desert with scientists on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity mission and helped launch balloon missions through Earth's...

Jan 31, 2019

Born in 1955, James Vaughan grew up in the idyllic surroundings of a small town near Akron, Ohio. His father was a scientist and director of research for one of America’s largest corporations. His mother was an artist and a poet.


Vaughan completed high school a year ahead of his classmates and in 1972 left for...

Jan 24, 2019

In this episode, Beth and Leroy discuss:

  •            Changing technology: how far we’ve come and the exciting changes in our future.
  •      What we need to master (on the moon) before we go to Mars
  •          What it was like to fly on board the International Space Station for more than 6 months.
  •          How do you eat...

Jan 17, 2019

In this episode, Beth discusses:

  •         Movies and Shows! Star Wars Episode IX countdown! Highly controversial new shows along with classics to inspire
  •         Books! 9 books that you simply MUST read & enjoy
  •         Podcasts! Stay up to date with the latest space news, technology, missions, and explorations with some...

Dec 27, 2018

In this episode, Beth and Mark discuss:

  • What MUFON is and Mark’s years as a “certified” field investigator for MUFON.
  • Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Mark’s book The Close Encounters Man.
  • The 1966 Michigan Swamp Gas Case, how it affected Hynek, the UFO community, and Hynek’s career.
  • Close encounters of the first,...