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Ep. 297: Space Stations, Part 2 — Mir

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Last week we introduced the history of space stations and focused on the US and Soviet stations that were launched. This week we look at one of the longest running missions ever launched: Mir. From its launch and construction to its fiery finale, Mir helped...

Ep. 296: Space Stations, Part 1 — Salyut and Skylab

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) It’s one thing to fly into space, and another thing entirely to live in space. And to understand the stresses and strains this puts on a human body, you’re going to need a space station. In this three-part series, we explore the past, present...

Ep. 243: Tunguska Event

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) On June 30th, 1908 “something” exploded over the Tunguska region of Siberia, flattening thousands of square kilometres of forest, and unleashing a force that rivalled the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. What was it? What could...

Ep. 231: Galileo Galilei

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) It’s hard to imagine a more famous astronomer than Galileo Galilei. He’s widely recognized as the very first person to point a telescope at the skies and then study what he saw. Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus, and...

Ep. 230: Christiaan Huygens

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) And now we finish our trilogy of Saturnian astronomers and missions with a look at the Dutch astronomer and mathematician, Christiaan Huygens. It was Huygens who discovered Titan, and figured out what Saturn’s rings really are, so it makes sense that...

Ep. 228: Giovanni Cassini

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Another two parter, coming at you. This week we talk about the Italian astronomer, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, best known for discovering Saturn’s moons and the biggest division in Saturn’s rings. Cassini made many other important discoveries in...

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