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Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhe...

Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water. Well, here’s the crazy thing. We’re finding water just about everywhere in the...

Special Episode: Live from Dra...

Special Episode: Live from DragonCon 2014!
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Live from DragonCon 2014! Fraser and Pamela are joined by Les Johnson, Scott Edgington, Erin MacDonald, Roy Kilgard, and Fraser bombards all of these wonderful scientists with the hardest, most complicated questions...

Ep. 351: Asteroid Adventures

Ep. 351: Asteroid Adventures
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Astronomy Cast’s 2014/15 season begins! With Rosetta’s arrival at Comet 67/P, we’re about to see a comet up close and personal. What will it take to explore, exploit and enjoy the asteroids and...

Ep. 350: Space Ship One

Ep. 350: Space Ship One
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) SpaceShipOne is the spacecraft created by Scaled Composites to win the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2003. It was the first privately built spacecraft to reach 100 km in altitude, twice in two weeks, carrying the...

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...

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 UPDATE: Due to the untimely death of P.G. Holyfield, the contest has been delayed, but will go on. We’ll provide...

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...

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Episode List
  • Ep. 353: Seasons on Saturn
  • Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!
  • Special Episode: Live from DragonCon 2014!
  • Ep. 351: Asteroid Adventures
  • 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
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