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Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the...

Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked the First Astronauts
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Before the Apollo Program, there was the Gemini Program, and before Gemini came the Mercury Program. 7 elite astronauts chosen from a pool of military test pilots. How did NASA choose these original 7 men? Ep....

Ep. 348: Places with Numbers: ...

Ep. 348: Places with Numbers: 2 Independence Sq (NASA HQ)
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Although NASA is spread across the entire US, the headquarters is based right in Washington, DC. And the headquarters building is known as Two Independence Square. This is where past and future space policy for the...

Ep. 347: Live from Balticon!

Ep. 347: Live from Balticon!
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Ep. 347: Live from Balticon! Jump to Shownotes Jump to Transcript Show Notes Sponsors: 8th Light and Swinburne Astronomy Online BaltiCon P.G. Holyfield P.G.’s website “Murder at Avedon...

Ep. 346: Numbered Places: Area...

Ep. 346: Numbered Places: Area 51
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Who knows what mysteries lurk at the military’s Area 51 complex in Nevada? Conspiracy theorists and UFO chasers think it’s a big alien coverup. But it’s probably something more boring, like advanced...

Ep. 345: Numbered Places: Laun...

Ep. 345: Numbered Places: Launch Complex 39
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Almost every historic American launch occurred at one place in Cape Canaveral: Launch Complex 39. Good old LC39 was build for the Apollo spacecraft, and then modified for the Space Shuttle program. And now it’s...

Ep. 344: The Rings of Saturn

Ep. 344: The Rings of Saturn
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.7MB) There’s so much we know about Saturn’s beautiful rings, and yet, there’s so much we don’t know. Morgan Rehnberg, a PhD student at the University of Colorado, Boulder and works with the Cassini...

Ep. 343: The Universe is Tryin...

Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you, but we thought we’d really hammer the point home. Dr. Phil Plait from Bad Astronomy joins Fraser Cain for a very special episode of Astronomy Cast. Join us...

Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft

Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Everything dies, including our technology. But when we’ve hurtled a few thousands pounds of robotic instrumentation to another planet, it gets a little difficult to shut it down and clean up. What do we do when...

Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planet...

Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Pamela has a day job, remember? As an astronomer? Recently the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference occurred in the The Woodlands, Texas. Pamela and guest astronomer Sondy Springmann will let us know about the...

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Episode List
  • Ep. 350: Space Ship One
  • Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked the First Astronauts
  • Ep. 348: Places with Numbers: 2 Independence Sq (NASA HQ)
  • Ep. 347: Live from Balticon!
  • Ep. 346: Numbered Places: Area 51
  • Ep. 345: Numbered Places: Launch Complex 39
  • Ep. 344: The Rings of Saturn
  • Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You
  • Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft
  • Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
  • Ep. 340: Wernher von Braun
  • Ep. 339: Space Conspiracy Theories
  • Ep. 338: Copernicus
  • Ep. 337: Photometry
  • Ep. 336: Units of Measure
  • Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect
  • Ep. 334: Chelyabinsk
  • Ep. 333: When Worlds Collide
  • Ep. 332: Stellar Collisions
  • Ep. 331: Arthur C. Clarke’s Technologies
  • Ep. 330: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ep. 329: Telescope Making, Part 3: Space Telescopes
  • Ep. 328: Telescope Making, Part 2: Serious Gear
  • Ep. 327: Telescope Making, Part 1: Toys and Kits
  • Ep. 326: Atmospheric Dust
  • Ep. 325: Cold Fusion
  • Ep. 324: Sun Grazers
  • Ep. 323: Isotopes
  • Ep. 322: SOHO
  • Ep. 321: Solar Flares
  • Ep. 320: Layers of the Sun
  • Ep. 319: The Zodiac
  • Ep. 318: Escape Velocity
  • Ep. 317: Observatories
  • Ep. 316: Observational vs. Experimental Science
  • Ep. 315: Particle Accelerators
  • Ep. 314: Acceleration
  • Ep. 313: Precession
  • Ep. 312: The Inverse-Square Law and Other Strangeness
  • Ep. 311: Sound
  • Ep. 309: Creating a Scienc-y Society
  • Ep. 308: Climate Change
  • Ep. 307: The Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Ep. 306: Accretion Discs
  • Ep. 305: The Spacecraft That Wouldn’t Die
  • Ep. 304: Death of a Spacecraft
  • Ep. 303: Equilibrium
  • Ep. 302: Planetary Motion in the Sky
  • Ep. 301: Planetary Migration
  • Ep. 300: What We’ve Learned in Almost 7 Years
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