I Need My Space

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Outer space doesn’t have to be all uncharted territory and vast unknowns. This weekly show from Inverse, enlists the universe's greatest experts, explorers, and enthusiasts to answer the questions that are worth spacing out over.

Hosted by video producer and resident star child, Steve Ward, each episode will launch headfirst into topics of astronomical proportions with an approachable style. When will we realistically get to Mars? How would we build a space colony better than Earth? What will aliens look like? What’s it like to be married to an astronaut? What happens if you jump into a black hole? What’s the core of a gas giant?

Tune in to listen every Tuesday.

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About Inverse


Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


https://www.inverse.com/


Episode Date
The Intergalactic Travel Bureau
00:43:56

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau

This week on 'I Need My Space' we talk to Jana Grcevich, Co-author of "Vacation Guide to the Solar System" about making travel plans in space! Grcevich is also data scientist, has a PhD in astronomy, and is an all around curious person.

Check out her book: https://www.amazon.com/Vacation-Guide-Solar-System-Traveler/dp/0143129775/

Download Space Vacation from Guerilla Science: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-vacation/id1202068488

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

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About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Sponsors:

Thanks to HelloFresh.com for supporting I Need My Space. Go to hellofresh.com/space60 and use the code Space60 to get a total of $60 off, that's $20 off your first 3 boxes.


Aug 15, 2018
The Nose of NASA
00:40:57

NASA “Nasalnaut” George Aldrich sits down with Steve to discuss the importance of smell in space.


Questions include: What does a NASA chemical specialist do? What is the process of conducting odor tests for NASA? Why must objects be odor tested?  What is a NASA-certified nose? What happens when an object fails NASA’s odor test? Who decides what smells bad? Is odor testing a risky job? How do you get a job working for NASA? What was NASA like in the 1970s? What item stinks the most in space? Why don’t dogs do space sniffing? What are the seven primary odors? What happens when a professional sniffer gets the flu or allergies?


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Aldrich’s appearance on Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-loAAuwJIM4


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Sponsors:

Get a free audiobook with a 30-day free trial at audible.com/SPACE or text SPACE to 500-500.


Other Topics Discussed Include: The golden age of NASA and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’



Aug 07, 2018
Aloha From "Mars"
00:42:02

Lynn Levy, host of Gimlet’s ‘The Habitat’, joins Steve and guest host Moiya McTier to talk about the true story of six strangers who were picked to live in a Mars simulation, work together, and have their lives taped.

Questions Include: How does one become a fake astronaut? Will there be psychological therapy in space? Are the HI-SEAS participants safe? What kind of entertainment do you bring on a Mars simulation? What is it like listening to 200 hours of tape? What makes up a good crew of astronauts? What kinds of conflicts arise during a Mars simulation? Why is there a space simulation in Hawaii? Is being an astronaut boring? Why doesn’t NASA study sex or romantic relationships in space?


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Listen to ‘The Habitat’ on Gimlet: http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-habitat

And on Apple: https://apple.co/2NJIy08

Follow Lynn on Twitter: @LynnRLevy


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. This episode was also produced and hosted by Moiya McTier. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Moiya: @GoAstroMo

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: Gimlet, ‘The Habitat’, Lynn Levy, HI-SEAS, Hawaii, and NASA

Jul 31, 2018
The Astronaut Instagram Star
00:36:29

Jennifer Levasseur, museum specialist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, joins Steve to discuss photography in space, astronaut personal artifacts, and the history of space flight.


Questions Include: What is it like being a museum curator? Is stuff that has gone to space more valuable? Which astronauts take the best photos? What are the ins and outs of astronaut photography? Do we still use Apollo-era space equipment today? How is space food packaged? Why are so many astronauts’ watches stolen? What kinds of care goes into preserving space artifacts? What is the importance of astronaut Instagram and social media accounts? Do astronauts really eat freeze-dried ice cream in space? Why do all astronauts have several jobs?


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Follow Jennifer Levasseur on Twitter: @Mom2Remi

The National Air and Space Museum’s website: https://airandspace.si.edu/



About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo



Other Topics Discussed Include: John Glenn, Space Shuttle Challenger, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘For All Mankind’, astronaut photography, ‘A Beautiful Planet’, the Apollo missions, thermostabilized food, ‘Hidden Figures’, Katherine Johnson


Hashtags to Include in Metadata: Science, Space, Space Questions, Steve Ward, Aliens, SpaceX, Dope Space Pics, Space Travel, NASA, Astronauts in Space, UFOs, Mars, Earth, Alien, Planetary Society, Curiosity, Mars, Rover, Jennifer Levasseur, Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum, Apollo, History, Skylab

Jul 24, 2018
We Stumbled on Jupiter's 12 New Moons
00:23:33

Today, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Inverse writer Matthew Phelan sat down with the Carnegie Institute’s Scott S. Sheppard who led the team that located the Jovian moons to tell us what this means for our solar systems and why one of the moons is especially odd. Two of the new dozen were uncovered in the spring of 2017 by Sheppard’s team bringing Jupiter’s moon count to 69 (nice), which means we now know there are 79 moons orbiting Jupiter.


Questions Include: How did we find these new Jovian moons and why was it a serendipitous finding? What is the criteria that determines whether or not an object is a moon? How many new moons around Jupiter did we find? How do we detect new moons? What are Trojan asteroids? What are prograde and retrograde moons? What is this new “oddball” moon Valetudo and why is it different? Will there be more moons discovered around Jupiter? Is there a minimum size for a moon? What do retrograde and prograde objects tell us about the formation of our solar system? How do moons in our solar system get their names?


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Follow Dr. Scott  S. Sheppard on the Web:

https://carnegiescience.edu/scientist/scott-sheppard

https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home?authuser=0


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. This episode was also produced and hosted by Matthew Phelan. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9, The Jupiter Trojans, The Kuiper Belt, The Galilean Moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Himalia, Valetudo

Jul 17, 2018
Curiosity: The Hardest Working Rover
00:22:19

Author of "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job" and planetary evangelist and senior editor at The Planetary Society, Emily Lakdawalla, joins Rae and Steve to discuss NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.


Questions Include: What kind of data is the Curiosity rover collecting? What does a habitable environment consist of? Is Curiosity a stepping stone towards crewed missions to Mars? How are repairs handled on planetary rovers? What is a planetary evangelist? Why is the universe more creative than humanity?


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Follow Emily Lakdawalla on Twitter: @elakdawalla

Follow Planetary Society on Twitter: @exploreplanets

Planetary Society’s website: http://planetary.org/


This episode of ‘I Need My Space’ is sponsored by HelloFresh. Receive $30 off your first week of deliveries when you go to hellofresh.com/space30 and use the code SPACE30.


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: Mars Mariner and Viking programs, the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, Yellowknife Bay, FPGAs, the Stardust mission, and Uranus



Jul 10, 2018
Beyond the Billionaire Space Cowboys
00:25:21

Rocket scientist and entrepreneur Natalya Bailey joins Steve to discuss the climate of NewSpace.

Questions Include: What is NewSpace? Who are the key players besides Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos? How is competition driving the space race? How can a regular person keep up with the space industry? Are new space and old space competitors? How does defunding NASA hurt commercial space? Is there a NewSpace bubble? Is the space industry a boys club? How do we get kids excited about the cosmos?


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Follow Natalya on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalyabrikner/  

Follow Accion Systems on the web: https://www.accion-systems.com/


This episode of ‘I Need My Space’ is sponsored by Audible. For a free audiobook with a 30-day free trial, go to audible.com/SPACE or text SPACE to 500-500.


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: Elon Musk, Virgin Galactic, commercial space, SXSW, Jeff Bezos, satellites, HBO, the internet, rockets, and propulsion systems.

Jul 03, 2018
Correction: First Human on the Moon
00:15:51

Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison joins Rae to discuss how to diversify the space industry.

Questions Include: How does it feel to be an inspiration to women and girls everywhere? Is there a representation issue in NASA? Who are the people who make space flight possible? Why is it important to make space flight more inclusive? What was the impact of the film ‘Hidden Figures’? What are most astronauts’ favorite planet?


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Dr. Mae’s website: http://www.drmae.com/

Watch ‘One Strange Rock’: https://on.natgeo.com/2pe6AGO


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

Jun 26, 2018
How Do We Not Ruin Space Colonies?
00:29:29

Rae and Steve are joined by Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack to discuss the importance of centering humanity as we journey through space.


Question Include: How do we not ruin space colonies like we did on Earth? How do we ensure that people on space colonies are happy and healthy? What will determine who gets to go to space and who doesn’t?  What is the cultural history of the term “alien”? What holidays do we celebrate on another planet? What is a citizen of the universe? How do you make ice cream on Mars? What aspects of Earthly life will we come to value on Mars? Will languages blend on space colonies? What language will we speak on Mars?


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Follow Ytasha on Twitter: @ytashawomack

Read Afrofuturism: https://amzn.to/2lbWunr

Read Rayla 2212 & Rayla 2213: https://amzn.to/2JHs3ju & https://amzn.to/2t5P7S0



About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo



Other Topics Discussed Include:  Budweiser brewing beer on Mars, Earthling jealousy towards space colonies, Rayla 2212, Afrofuturism, space food, agriculture in space, currency and an economy in space, Rayla 2212, Westworld



Jun 19, 2018
Leave Mars for the Martians
00:54:35

Steve sits down with Vanderbilt astronomy professor David Weintraub to discuss the moral ethics surrounding humanity’s trip to Mars.


Question Include: Should we go to Mars? When will we get to Mars? Is there life on Mars? How will we impact possible life on Mars? What is panspermia? Are humans descendants of Martians? Why protect microbial life? Why are we so obsessed with Mars? Will the discovery of extraterrestrial life have an impact on religion? Can people survive on Mars? Can someone be banned from going to Mars? Who gets to go to Mars?


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You can find David’s books here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/David-A.-Weintraub/e/B001IXMCF4


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: The Mars Trilogy (Kim Stanley Robinson)


Hashtags to Include in Metadata: Science, Space, Space Questions, Steve Ward, Rae Paoletta, Inverse, Inverse.com, Swapna Krishna, Aliens, SpaceX, Dope Space Pics, Space Travel, NASA, Astronauts in Space, UFOs, Mars, Earth, Alien



Jun 12, 2018
NASA Digs Up Major Clues About Life on Mars
00:09:28

There’s organic material on Mars! But just what does that mean? In this mini-episode, astronomer David Weintraub talks to Steve about the importance of the NASA Mars announcements on June 7. We also pull in senior staff writer Peter Hess to contextualize the findings from the two papers.


To hear the full conversation with astronomer and Vanderbilt University professor David Weintraub, listen to next week’s episode.


Read more of Peter’s coverage of the Mars announcement on Inverse: https://www.inverse.com/article/45634-nasa-announcement-on-mars-curiosity-rover-discovery


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About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Oliveras.


Peter: @PeterNHess

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Jun 07, 2018
Big Dumb Space Questions
00:35:42

Video game journalist Dan Ryckert joins Rae and Steve to dive into some of his big (and somewhat embarrassing) questions about space. They also chat about the intersection of gaming and space.


Questions Include: What’s at the core of a gas giant? Why do some planets have rings? Would I die if I fell into a black hole? What is the best space video game? What is the worst space video game? What games would you take to Mars? How do planetary rings form? Why does sci-fi always imagine humanity on Mars? What is an event horizon?


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Where to Find Dan:

Giantbomb.com

Twitter: @DanRyckert

Dan’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Ryckert/e/B00A6N0Z4W


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares. Additional music by Loyalty Freak Music.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

“Super Metal” by Loyalty Freak Music: https://bit.ly/2HaFczD


Other Topics Discussed Include: the Great Red Spot, gas giants, 2001: A Space Odyssey, video games, No Man’s Sky, planetary rings, Star Citizen, Mass Effect, and Star Wars.

Jun 05, 2018
Are Aliens Farting on Mars?
00:34:35

Nuclear physicist and Vice on HBO correspondent Taylor Wilson joins Steve to discuss where we might find extraterrestrial life and how we’ll get there.


Questions include: Is humanity alone in the universe? Will finding extraterrestrial life be dangerous? Is there life in our own solar system? Do water worlds host life? What are some upcoming NASA missions that might find extraterrestrial life? Will spacecraft travel close to the speed of light? How will we reach exoplanets? What is the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion? How will nuclear and other alternative forms of energy impact space travel? Are we still looking to find life on Mars?


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You can watch Taylor on Vice on HBO

Taylor’s Website: http://www.sciradioactive.com/


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: black smokers, hydrothermal vents, Europa, Enceladus, Cassini, the ELF Mission (Enceladus Life Finder), the Breakthrough Starshot Mission, transient methane on Mars.

May 29, 2018
A $15,000,000 Spacesuit
00:28:12

High fashion fabricator-turned-spacesuit designer Ted Southern joins Rae to explain the ins and outs of making aerospace safety garments.


Questions Include: What is going to be the first brand on Mars? How do spacesuits protect people from galactic cosmic rays? How much does it cost to make a spacesuit? How much are space suits sold for? Do sci-fi spacesuits inspire real-life spacesuits? Will spacesuits be fashionable? What kinds of suits will space tourists wear? How can everyday people benefit from spacesuit design? What do astronauts wear in their down time? Why is space-inspired fashion so popular right now?


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Where to Find Ted Southern:

Website: http://www.finalfrontierdesign.com/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/finalfrontierdesign/


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

Other Topics Discussed Include: Jupiter, Jovian moons, tidal forces, galactic cosmic rays, IVA suits (intravehicular activity suits), EVA suits (extravehicular activity suits), private space companies, SpaceX, Blue Origin, NASA, Boeing, Russian Sokol spacesuit, Gravity (film), Astronaut Glove Challenge, aesthetic of the spacesuit, Adidas, Virgin Galactic, Kármán line, suborbital flights, Challenger, Soyuz spacecraft, price per pound to orbit, recyclable space clothes, and NASA-themed clothing.

May 22, 2018
Cause of Death: Spaghettification
00:37:49

Theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack talks black holes, dark matter, and the end of the universe.


Questions Include: WTF is dark matter? Why is dark matter invisible? How much dark matter is in a galaxy? Is dark matter a series of really small black holes? Why do black holes spaghettify you? How close can you get to a black hole? Can we see black holes? Why are there supermassive black holes at the center of every galaxy? How do you get supermassive black holes in galaxies? Why do some black holes grow so fast? What did Interstellar get wrong?


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Where to Find Katie Mack:

Twitter: @AstroKatie

Website: astrokatie.com


Why You Need Your Space:

In this episode, NFL quarterback and aerospace engineer Joshua Dobbs, talks to us about why he needs his space! You can follow Joshua on Twitter @josh_dobbs1 and on Instagram @joshdobbs


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: electromagnetism, the event horizon, spaghettification, tidal forces, Muse (band), Interstellar (2014), Venus, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, gas giants, and the end of the universe.



May 15, 2018
NASA's InSight Launch Live (Bonus)
00:20:16

NASA launched an InSight Lander on a 7-month trek to Mars on Sunday, and luckily, I Need My Space correspondent Jeremy Bent was on the ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to hear the launch. In this bonus episode, we hear from NASA personnel about the mission.


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About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. This episode was also produced by Jeremy Bent and Rollie Williams. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares. Additional Music by P C III (Pipe Choir Three).


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

P C III: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/ 

May 10, 2018
Space Ain’t the Wild Wild West
00:40:50

Space Attorney Michael Listner joins Rae to discuss how law applies to the cosmos.

Questions Include: How does one become a space lawyer? How does space law apply to everyday people? Who does space belong to? Who will grant Elon Musk the permission to go to Mars? Is a settlement on Mars legal? If an accident happens on a space colony, who is held liable? What happens when you commit a murder in space? What happens if there is a criminal act committed on the ISS? What kinds of services does a space lawyer provide? Who owns the flag on the moon? Does “Space Force” violate the Outer Space Treaty? Will Mars One ever colonize Mars?

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Where to Find Michael Listner:

Twitter: @ponder68

Website: http://www.spacelawsolutions.com

Why You Need Your Space:

In this episode, Fraser Cain, host of Astronomy Cast and publisher of Universe Today, tells us why he needs his space. You can follow Fraser on Twitter @fcain and check out Astronomy Cast on Apple: https://apple.co/2rdQRHM

About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

Other Topics Discussed Include: Phobos and Deimos (Moons), Space Force, the Outer Space Treaty, Mars One, catastrophes in space, Federal Aviation Administration, the Moon Agreement, Rocket Lab (New Zealand), launch license, the International Space Station, criminal law



May 08, 2018
Let’s Not Contaminate Saturn
00:37:25

Space journalist Swapna Krishna of Engadget, SyFy Fangrrls, & the Los Angeles Times joins Rae and Steve to answer questions about the spectacular world of space flight.


Questions Include: Why do we love shooting stuff into space? Will Starman contaminate Mars? Would you have a space funeral? Is Elon Musk the right man to take us to Mars? Are spacecraft cats or dogs? Where is Voyager I and Voyager II? What is the Kessler syndrome? How many satellites are up there? How will space junk affect Earth? What happens when spacecraft die? Why can’t you take pictures of satellites? Why are reusable rockets important?


Follow I Need My Space on Social Media:

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

Instagram: @INeedMySpacePod

To continue the conversation from this episode, use the hashtag #INeedMySpace


Where to Find Swapna Krishna:

Twitter: @skrishna

Desi Geek Girls: https://apple.co/2vLeuNn


Why You Need Your Space:

In this episode, Emily Lakdawalla, senior editor and planetary evangelist at the Planetary Society, tells us why she needs her space. You can follow Emily on Twitter @elakdawalla and check out Planetary Radio on Apple: https://apple.co/2vQqlKf


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Olivares. Additional Music by P C III (Pipe Choir Three).


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

P C III: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/ 


Other Topics Discussed Include: space junk, machismo, low Earth orbit, Cassini, KFC chicken sandwich in space, NASA, Parker Solar Probe, the Golden Record, Jade Rabbit rover, flat-Earthers, Curiosity

May 01, 2018
Jupiter is the Bouncer of the Solar System
00:44:39

Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, of the American Museum of Natural History, joins Rae to answer questions about how and when humanity will find the next habitable world.


Questions Include: What is an exoplanet? What is a brown dwarf? What if Venus had a habitable atmosphere? Are there other habitable worlds out there? What would it take for humanity to travel the solar system? Are Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos the right people to make humans an interplanetary species? Is NASA too white and too male? How are we diversifying the field of space science? What’s a hot Jupiter? Is there a ninth planet in our solar system? How can I help look for other planets? How do planets form? How do stars form? Where is the next best place in our solar system? Where is the closest exoplanet?


Follow I Need My Space on Social Media:

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

Instagram: @INeedMySpace Pod

FB: I Need My Space Pod

Do you think our Solar System is hiding a mini-Neptune? Let us know on social media by using the hashtag #INeedMySpace!


Where to Find Jackie on the web:

http://www.jackiefaherty.com/

Twitter: @jfaherty


Open Space Project:

http://openspaceproject.com/


Gaia Data Release:

For more information on Gaia Data Release 2, visit: https://bit.ly/2HQLx5f


Why You Need Your Space:

In this episode, television host Emily Calandrelli, from Bill Nye Saves the World and Fox's Xploration Outer Space, tells us why she needs her space. You can follow Emily’s work on Twitter: @thespacegal


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, and produced by Sam Riddell and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Olivares.


Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: Open Space, Gaia, James Webb Space Telescope, Planets vs. Worlds, Brown Dwarfs, WISE 0855, Barnard’s Star, Carl Sagan, Super Jupiters, TRAPPIST-1, Alpha Centauri, Contact (1997), International Astronomical Union | IAU, Enceladus (moon), Scott S. Sheppard (astronomer), Space Tourism, American Museum of Natural History, Diversifying STEM, The Transit Method, The Radial Velocity Method, Waterworld (1995), Hot Jupiter, The Kepler Spacecraft, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, Mark Kushner (NASA), NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Citizen Science Projects, Open Space Project, Stellar Parallax, Deuterium, The Habitable Zone


Apr 24, 2018
I Grew an Inch in Space
00:25:16

Retired NASA astronaut, former NFL wide receiver, and avid dog lover, Leland Melvin joins Rae to talk about food, fitness, and fetch in space.


Questions include: What would it be like to play with your dog in space? Can you play sports in microgravity? How does the body physically change in the absence of gravity? Why do people grow in space? What mental changes occur in space? What is the best space food? What kind of physical exercises do astronauts do? Who ran a marathon in space? What is it like to spend a holiday on a spaceship? What are “stupid astronaut tricks”? What are the best views of Earth from space? Why do astronauts love spicy food? Is freeze-dried ice cream really astronaut food? Do your tastebuds desensitize in space?


Follow I Need My Space on Social Media:

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

Instagram: @INeedMySpace Pod

Facebook Group: “I Need My Space Pod”

To continue the conversation from this podcast on social media, use the hashtag #INeedMySpace


Where to find Leland on the web:

http://lelandmelvin.com/

Twitter: @Astro_Flow


How to watch One Strange Rock:

One Strange Rock airs on National Geographic every Monday night at 10 p.m. Eastern.


Why You Need Your Space (#WYNYS)

In this episode, Michael Ahr, of Den of Geek and Sci Fi Fidelity, tells us why he needs his space. You can follow Michael’s work on Twitter: @SciFiFidelity, @DenofGeekUS and @mikescifi.


Sponsors

This episode of I Need My Space is sponsored by Audible. For a free audiobook with a 30-day free trial, go to www.audible.com/SPACE or text SPACE to 500-500.


About Inverse

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares. Additional music was created by Epsilon Not.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @SteveJohnHenryW

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

“Space Funk Systems 199X” by Epsilon Not


Other Topics Discussed Include: The Expanse (TV show), science fiction films, NASA, NFL, football, exoplanets, Mercury (planet), puppies & dogs, Chasing Space (novel), Johnson Space Center, physics in space, Karen Nyberg, Sunita Williams, The Orville (TV show), Nicole Stott



Apr 17, 2018
A Midnight Snack in Space
00:46:39

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger joins Rae to explain what it’s like to call space your home.


Questions Include:

What is it like to live in space? What is the most beautiful place on Earth?What food cravings do astronauts have? What’s life like after re-entry? How do you exercise on a spacecraft? How does microgravity affect the human body? Do astronauts stink? Are astronauts the best roommates? How do astronauts deal with long-distance relationships? Is it difficult sleeping in space? Is flying in a spaceship scary? How will untrained tourists fare in space? When are we going to Mars? Which space movies are the most accurate?


Follow I Need My Space on Social Media:

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

Instagram: @INeedMySpacePod

Facebook Group: “I Need My Space Pod”

Who would you like to be stuck in space with for a year-long mission? Let us know! Use the hashtag #INeedMySpace to engage in the conversation on social media.


How to Watch One Strange Rock:

One Strange Rock airs on National Geographic every Monday night at 10 p.m. Eastern.


Why You Need Your Space (#WYNYS)

In this episode, Bray, who runs the space photography Instagram feed AstroFalls, tells us why he needs his space. You can follow Bray’s work on Instagram: @astrofalls


About Inverse

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


Credits

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward. Produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include: the Overview Effect, space exercise, the Great Lakes, Mir space station, NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Virgin Galactic, Gravity (film), The Martian (film), Apollo 13 (film), Jim Lovell, One Strange Rock (series), Space Force

Apr 10, 2018
What Do Aliens Really Look Like?
00:36:57

Astrobiologist Seth Shostak of the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute (SETI) joins Rae and Steve to answer astronomical questions about life on other planets.


Questions Include:

What will aliens look like? Will aliens have pets? Do aliens think about us? How accurate are sci-fi aliens? What does the government know that we don’t know? What will alien culture and language be like? When will we find biology on other planets? Is there alien A.I.? Do they live among us?


Follow I Need My Space on Social Media:

Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

Instagram: @INeedMySpacePod

Facebook Group: “I Need My Space Pod” https://goo.gl/MFyvvQ

Let us know what you think aliens might look like! Use the hashtag #INeedMySpace to engage in the conversation on social media.


Where to Find Seth:

Twitter: @sethshostak

http://sethshostak.com/

bigpicturescience.org

seti.org


Daily Overview:

In this episode Ben, from the Daily Overview project tell us why he needs his space. You can follow Ben's work on Instagram: @dailyoverview


About Inverse:

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


https://www.inverse.com/


Credits:

I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward. It is produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

Rae: @payoletter

Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo


Other Topics Discussed Include:

Charles Darwin, E.T., the Greys, jellyfish, Ancient Aliens, the Egyptian pyramids, a one-way ticket to Mars, Contact, and the Voyager spacecraft, and the overview effect.

Apr 03, 2018
I Need My Space - Trailer
00:01:05

Outer space doesn’t have to be all uncharted territory and vast unknowns. I Need My Space, a weekly show from Inverse, enlists experts, explorers, and enthusiasts to answer the questions that are worth spacing out over.


Hosted by space editor Rae Paoletta and comedian Steve Ward, each 45-minute episode will launch headfirst into topics of astronomical proportions with an approachable style. When will we realistically get to Mars? How would we build a space colony better than Earth? What will aliens look like? What’s it like to be married to an astronaut? What happens if you jump into a black hole? What’s the core of a gas giant?


Tune in to listen every Tuesday starting April 3.

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About Inverse


Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.


http://www.inverse.com

Mar 20, 2018