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Episode 14 - Dr. Tanya Harrison

Episode 14 - Dr. Tanya Harrison

November 27, 2020

Dr. Tanya Harrison, also known as "Tanya of mars" is more than a self-avowed Martian. A former scientist and mission operator on several Mars missions including Curiosity, MRO and Perseverance, and is now at Planet Labs, Dr. Harrison is no stranger to when it comes to unlocking the secrets of the cosmos at a distance.

So just what goes into unraveling the secrets of the red planet, or even looking down at our own home planet? Dr. Harrison tells us all about.

 

Dr. Tanya Harrison
http://tanyaofmars.com/
http://www.tanyaharrisonphoto.com/
https://www.planet.com/
Twitter: @tanyaofmars

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
Outro Music: Eclipse - Scott Buckley
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Episode 13 - Dr. Matthew Kenworthy and Alexander Bohn

Episode 13 - Dr. Matthew Kenworthy and Alexander Bohn

October 4, 2020

This past July, the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope took the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Until now, astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a Sun like star. But what's so special about this, how was it accomplished, and does it reveal anything about our own Sun? Dr. Matthew Kenworthy and Alexander Bohn of Leiden Observatory tell us all about it.

 

Article: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2011/

Research Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aba27e

SPHERE: https://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/paranal-observatory/vlt/vlt-instr/sphere/

Publication: https://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso2011/eso2011a.pdf

 

Leiden Observatory

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/astronomy

 

Matthew Kenworthy
Twitter: @mattkenworthy
https://home.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~kenworthy/

 

Alexander Bohn
Twitter: @ajbohn
https://home.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~bohn/

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
Outro Music: Eclipse - Scott Buckley
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Episode 12 - Jonathan McDowell

Episode 12 - Jonathan McDowell

August 28, 2020

An astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and staff member at the Chandra X-ray Center responsible for operating the Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft, Jonathan McDowell is no stranger when it comes to peering out into the cosmos and unraveling its mysteries.

In this episode, we discuss Quasars, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Starlink and the future of astronomy.

Jonathan McDowell
Twitter: @planet4589
Jonathan's Page: planet4589.org

Chandra X-Ray Observatory
YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/cxcpub
First Light Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omMn85XDQUc

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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Episode 11 - Patrick Mullane

Episode 11 - Patrick Mullane

August 27, 2020

The 1980s was the decade of extreme fashion, punk rock and the first personal computers, and the dawn of a new era in spaceflight with the introduction of the first ever dedicated reusable space craft, the Space Shuttle.

1978 saw the first class of astronauts to be selected by NASA since Apollo, but what were those experiences like through the eyes of the astronaut's families?

Patrick Mullane, author of "The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle", the executive Director of the Harvard Business School Online, and the son of retired Shuttle astronaut and Mike Mullane is here to tells us all about it.

Patrick Mullane
https://www.pjmullane.com/
Twitter: @mullaneHBS
patrick@pjmullane.com

The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle
where to buy:
https://www.pjmullane.com/shop

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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Episode 10 - Mike Mullane

Episode 10 - Mike Mullane

August 26, 2020

From flying in the backseat of an F4 Phantom as a Weapons Systems Operator during Vietnam, to graduating from the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School at Edwards Air Force Base, to riding rockets aboard three Shuttle missions as a Mission Specialist, former Shuttle Astronaut and retired USAF Colonel Mike Mullane has quite the story to tell.

Today I sit down with retired Shuttle astronaut and talk about his journey into space, the ups and downs, and the astronaut life before and after Challenger.

About Mike Mullane
https://mikemullane.com/

https://mikemullane.com/biography/

https://mikemullane.com/astroblog/

 

Mike's Missions

STS-41D

STS-27

STS-36

 

Riding Rockets
https://mikemullane.com/product/riding-rockets/

Liftoff!
https://mikemullane.com/product/liftoff-astronauts-dream/

Do Your Ears Pop In Space
https://mikemullane.com/product/ears-pop/

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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Episode 9 - Vi Tran

Episode 9 - Vi Tran

August 25, 2020

Space is the greatest frontier of human exploration uniquely exposing the human body to trials and struggles it would otherwise not encounter, and in our quest to better understand how to best meet the daunting challenges presented to us by space exploration, we enter the realm of space analogue studies. 

Vi Tran is a medical researcher part of ESA's Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study helping astronauts stay healthy in space.

Vi Tran
@vistronaut
http://vistronaut.com/
@SpaceAusDotCom

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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Episode 8 - Neil Woodcock

Episode 8 - Neil Woodcock

August 24, 2020

From being the 3rd nation to have a satellite in LEO to robotics on Shuttle and the ISS, Canada has a long and proud history in space.

The one thing Canada is not know for is orbital class rockets. There has never been a satellite launched into Earth orbit from Canadian soil. The Montreal Based startup Reaction Dynamics hopes to change all that and COO, Neil Woodcock is here to tell us all about it.

 

Reaction Dynamics
https://www.reactiondynamics.space/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/reaction-dynamics/

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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Episode 7 - Rick Welch

Episode 7 - Rick Welch

August 18, 2020

A lot of people join STEM fields in the hopes to be a part one day of an extraordinary exploration mission. As someone who's been a part of nearly every major NASA Mars mission over the past two decades, Rick Welch certainly has an enviable history!

Rick joined the Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover Operations Team in 1997, and has since worked on the MER (Spirit & Opportunity), Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity), InSight and the Mars2020 missions.

 

Rick Welch
https://mars.nasa.gov/people/profile/?id=22927

 

Mars2020 Perseverance Mission
https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
Outro Music: Eclipse - Scott Buckley
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Episode 6 - Nathan Barker

Episode 6 - Nathan Barker

August 12, 2020

From capturing the unique rustic look of a country side road on a warm summer night, or photographing the vast expanses of a star lite evening sky to the rockets that take us there, Nathan Barker is one of the best in the business. 

An amature astro-photographer, rocket launch photographer and contributor to NASASpaceflight.com, and even a self-proclaimed NASA nerd, Nathan has seen and captured his fair share or rocket launches.

But what exactly does it take to capture so much in such a short amount of time? 

 

Nathan Barker
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasa_nerd/
Twitter: @NASA_Nerd
Website: nathanbarkerphotography.smugmug.com

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
Outro Music: Eclipse - Scott Buckley
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Episode 5 - Doug Ellison

Episode 5 - Doug Ellison

August 6, 2020

Most of us at this point have seen those breath taking panoramas of the Martian landscape and rover selfies, be it through the eyes of Opportunity or Curiosity, or any of the other rovers and probes we've sent to Mars. But just how is this all done? What goes in to Martian robotic photography, and who gets to snap the shots? 

To find out, we sit down with the man himself, Doug Ellison. Doug has served as Camera Payload Uplink Lead on both Curiosity and Opportunity for the past several years.

 

Doug Ellison
@doug_ellison
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/1360/doug-ellison/

 

Mars Curiosity Rover Raw Images Archive
https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/

 

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Intro Music: Supernova - Scott Buckley
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