Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Margot Lee Shetterly / Hidden Figures

January 30, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!NASA physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson Big Picture Science – Hidden Figures click to listen (TRT 12:14) Part 4 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Pete Worden / Cube Sats

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cube Sats click to listen (TRT 7:04) Part 3 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Pete Worden, chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and former Center Director of NASA Ames Research Center, discussing the development and potential of small satellites that can be launched by private citizens.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: SpaceCom Expo

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Spacecom click to listen (TRT 5:50) Part 2 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Eddie Allison, head of Aviation Services at Orbital Access, Sean League, cofounder and spacecraft engineering director at SpaceFab.US, John Gruener, planetary scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Takanori Shibata, chief senior research scientist and professor at […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Julian Guthrie / Private Spaceflight

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Private Spaceflight click to listen (TRT 12:16) Part 1 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Julian Guthrie, journalist and author of How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart She’s among the most famous missing persons in history. On the eightieth anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, mystery still shrouds her fate. What happened during the last leg of her round-the-world trek? Theories abound. Perhaps she ran out of fuel, and plunged into the ocean … or […]

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew Maynard / Inescapable Uncertainty

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Inescapable Uncertainty click to listen (TRT 4:59) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University, explaining how uncertainty about Amelia Earhart’s fate continues to drive our curiosity.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Claire Maldarelli / Evidence of Amelia

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Evidence of Amelia click to listen (TRT 6:27) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Claire Maldarelli, editor at Popular Science Magazine, discussing TIGHAR’s search for Amelia Earhart and their methods of assessing evidence.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew McKenna / TIGHAR’s Search

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – TIGHAR’s Search click to listen (TRT 15:11) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Andrew McKenna, researcher with TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), describing their efforts to find evidence of Amelia Earhart having landed on Nikumaroro, a tiny, remote island in the pacific.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: John Norberg / Historic Flight

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Earhart’s Historic Flight click to listen (TRT 9:26) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring John Norberg, journalist and former writer on air and space for Purdue University, describing Amelia Earhart’s historic flight and the complications that doomed it.

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Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny

January 16, 2017

Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny The record of the rocks is not just the history of Earth; it’s your history too. Geologists can learn about events going back billions of years that influenced – and even made possible – our present-day existence and shaped our society. If the last Ice Age had been […]

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