The final go/no-go roll call of the BepiColombo flight control team: all positions at ESOC report GO for launch less than one hour before liftoff.
We sit on the precipice of a golden age in space exploration. A renaissance of space science and technology. Every day, NASA sends trillions upon trillions of bits of data to Earth, unraveling long-held mysteries about the universe, our solar system, and even our own planet. But what makes it all possible? NASA presents "The Invisible Network," a podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the feats of engineering that make possible humanity's ambitions among the stars.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/first-man-celebrating-neil-armstrong/ Photo Credit: © Tyson Archives.
For NASA’s 60th Anniversary, Houston We Have a Podcast took to the stage with science fiction writers Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and publishing agent DongWon Song, as well as NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to discuss how real science and science fiction have influenced each other.
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the science of baseball with physicist Alan Nathan, James Sherwood, Director at the Baseball Research Center, and baseball great Shawn Green.
Just south of the equator lies a tiny plot of volcanic soil, a thousand miles from the nearest continent. This bizarre, remote island had mammoth importance to America’s first efforts in space. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-01-ascension
NASA in Silicon Valley Live is a talk show that features conversations with scientists, researchers, engineers and all-around cool people who work at NASA to push the boundaries of innovation. In this episode streamed on Oct. 11, 2018, we talk about exploring the Moon with robots, NASA’s 60th anniversary and more! Video with captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozSlDBcbVqg
Do humans actually have free will? Listen as neuroscientist Sam Harris tells Neil deGrasse Tyson why the choices made by humans might be predetermined. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, tune in to the full StarTalk Radio episode "The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-illusion-of-free-will-with
Elon Musk believes we should colonise Mars to ensure the survival of the human race. But is this reasoning compelling enough? Hannah Devlin ponders the case against setting our sites on Mars
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates free will, morality, meditation, psychedelic experiences, artificial intelligence, and more alongside neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, comic co-host Godfrey, neurotheologist Andrew Newberg, and neuroscientist Robert Wright. You have no choice but to listen. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-illusion-of-free-will-with-sam-harris/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
A gruesome murder has just happened at Harvard. As body parts turn up, the science of the day is put to the ultimate test… to find out: who did it? We speak to Prof. Paul Collins, who tells us how this morbid mystery unfolds. Check out Paul Collins’ book, Blood And Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard Credits: This episode was produced by Kaitlyn Sawrey with help from Wendy Zukerman, along with Rose Rimler, Meryl Horn and Odelia Rubin. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell, with help from Caitlin Kenny. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. A huge thanks to Jessica Murphy and the team at the Harvard University Archives, plus Lars Trembly and Matthew Nelson, Frank Lopez, Joseph Lavelle Wilson and the Zukerman Family.
The mythic hunter Orion, son of the sea-god Poseidon, was himself mortal, but his godly lineage enabled impossible heroic feats, earning him a place in the night sky as a constellation. NASA has developed its own Orion, a hunter for knowledge not of this Earth: a spacecraft designed for humanity’s return to the Moon and exploration of deep space. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-02-lemnos
One of out every three children in the United States are now born born via cesarean section.
Whether you're relying on the careful observations of 1950s amateur astronomers and backyard telescopes or state-of-the-art GPS tracking and navigation technology: knowing where you are in space means needing to know what time it is. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-03-time
Ronny Baccus, Orion structures and thermal protection system functional area manager, discusses how Orion deals with temperatures around 5,000°F when screaming back into Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 miles per hour.
What happens when the rules established by the scientific community are used against it?
Are you a night owl or a morning lark? Why genetics dictate when, how long, and how well we sleep.
In the telephone switchboard’s earliest days, the late 1800s, operators served a limited number of customers within their own communities. As telephone use expanded, automation helped switchboards keep up. NASA is working on a similar approach, infusing its satellite networks with a sort of artificial intelligence. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-04-automation
CubeSats are small satellites, some weighing as little as 3 pounds. They provide opportunities for small-scale research in space, and an avenue for young scientists — some as young as middle school-aged — to see their curiosity take literal flight. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-06-next-gen
The technologies that fuel NASA's exploration don't just stay in space. They benefit humanity in everyday life — sometimes in surprising ways, like how a NASA communications engineer helped create a system that freezes bone marrow. https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/goddard/2018/the-invisible-network-podcast-episode-05-marrow