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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 he can come up with! Dr. Erin MacDonald...

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 comets hurtling around our Solar System. And...

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 equivalent of 3 people. It’s 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. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked...

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 agency was developed. Ep. 348:...

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 carrying on this tradition for upcoming...

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