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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.

Episode Date
This Week @NASA, May 29, 2020
NASA and SpaceX Attempt to ‘Launch America’ and more ...
May 29, 2020
Neutral Buoyancy
Kristie Melass and Jim Fuderer, Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory divers, describe life as part of the underwater diving teams that help astronauts train for spacewalks. HWHAP Episode 146.
May 29, 2020
Gravity Assist: There’s Life Under Ice in Antarctica. How About Mars?
From diving in Antarctica’s ice-covered lakes to exploring Mexico’s Cave of the Crystals, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay has been searching for life in a wide variety of extreme environments on Earth.
May 29, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 36, Crowdsourcing Innovation
NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation Deputy Manager Steve Rader discusses driving innovation through crowdsourcing and the gig economy.
May 27, 2020
This Week @NASA, May 22, 2020
NASA Invites Public to Virtually Participate in ‘Launch America’ and more ...
May 22, 2020
SpaceX Demo-2
NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken test their knowledge about each other, plus flight director Zebulon Scoville give us a glimpse into this end-to-end test flight before Doug and Bob’s launch aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and a Falcon 9 rocket on May 27. HWHAP Episode 145.
May 22, 2020
Gravity Assist: Deep Oceans in Deep Space, with Morgan Cable
Some of the most fascinating targets in the search for life in our solar system are moons of giant planets. Morgan Cable, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses these wondrous worlds, the exotic locations where she has done fieldwork, and the research she has done on the chemistry of life that could thrive on Titan.
May 22, 2020
The Star in Our Backyard
Our Sun holds the solar system together and is responsible for life as we know it. Though it may seem calm and unchanging, the Sun is dynamic. Join NASA solar scientists on a trip around the Sun, our lively and mysterious neighborhood star.
May 17, 2020
Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making SpaceX Flight
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will make history when they break the bond from Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that's never been flown by humans before. But find out how the strong bond of friendship they share gives them the edge in space.
May 15, 2020
This Week @NASA, May 15, 2020
NASA and SpaceX Practice Docking Crew Dragon to Space Station and more ...
May 15, 2020
Space Hygiene
Elisca Hicks and Mike Berrill, crew systems operations instructors, answer top questions about space hygiene that NASA receives and help us understand how astronauts are trained to shower, shave, and go to the bathroom in space. HWHAP Episode 144.
May 15, 2020
Gravity Assist: A Special Delivery of Life’s Building Blocks, with Jason Dworkin
When Earth was just a baby, meteors and asteroids rained down, delivering all sorts of chemicals to our developing planet. These small objects could have delivered the chemicals needed to spark life on Earth for the first time.
May 15, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 35, Launch America
NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space.
May 12, 2020
Field Notes: Grand Mesa, Colorado
Snowmobile rides. Deep-sea dives. Forest treks. NASA experts travel to some amazing environments, from the very hot to the very cold, to learn more about our planet. Jessica Merzdorf, Earth science writer, recaps a February field campaign in Grand Mesa, Colorado.
May 11, 2020
Sewing for Spaceflight
Sewing machines, tape, scissors. Just like you might visit a tailor to get your pants hemmed or your suit fitted, NASA calls on a group of very creative problem-solvers to custom-make protective shields for our space missions.
May 03, 2020
This Week @NASA, May 1, 2020
NASA, SpaceX Highlight Upcoming Demo-2 Mission and more ...
May 01, 2020
Gravity Assist: Persevering on Mars, with Mitch Schulte
NASA’s upcoming Mars Perseverance rover, scheduled to launch in July, is bringing a set of technologies to explore the Red Planet in new ways. Mitch Schulte of NASA Headquarters discusses this mission and the effort to explore whether Mars had life in the past, or even now
May 01, 2020
Preparing For Mars
Michelle Rucker, Mars Integration Lead at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses how we are building on our current knowledge and capabilities and breaks down the considerations for getting to, living on, and getting back from Mars on this first episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 142.
May 01, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 34, Science in the 2020s
NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller discusses anticipated discoveries and exciting missions planned during this decade.
Apr 29, 2020
The Astronaut Training Pool
Before astronauts head to space, they have to dive into the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Take a swim in NASA's underwater training ground with astronaut Nick Hague.
Apr 27, 2020
Gravity Assist: Could We Find Billion-Year-Old Cholesterol? With Lindsay Hays
Could we find lipids beyond Earth? NASA astrobiologist Lindsay Hays explores this and other topics in her research. She also discusses places interesting for the search for life in our solar system and beyond.
Apr 24, 2020
This Week @NASA, April 24, 2020
NASA Working to Develop COVID-19 Solutions ana more ...
Apr 24, 2020
The View From Above
Dr. William Stefanov, manager of the Exploration Science Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, shares his expertise in observing the third rock from the sun on this Earth Day 50th anniversary episode. HWHAP Episode 141.
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 21: NFL Quarterback: Rocket Arm AND Mind
And with the number one overall pick in the Kennedy Space Center NFL Draft, NASA selects Jacksonville, Jaguar quarterback and aerospace engineer Josh Dobbs. Next on the Rocket Ranch.
Apr 21, 2020
Our Window to the Stars
Decades of planning. One heart-pounding setback. Over a million mesmerizing images of space. This is the story of the Hubble Space Telescope, our window to the stars.
Apr 19, 2020
This Week @NASA, April 17, 2020
Space Station Crew Completes Mission with a Safe Return to Earth and more ...
Apr 17, 2020
Soyuz Landing
Hear a behind-the-scenes narrative into the operational intricacies of a 2018 Soyuz landing and the choreography of personnel, vehicles, and more when recovering the astronauts and cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 140.
Apr 17, 2020
Gravity Assist: Life on the Rocks, with Heather Graham
To study the history of life on Earth and look for it beyond our planet, scientists in the field of astrobiology look for signs called “biosignatures.” NASA Goddard researcher Heather Graham discusses some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth and what scientists are searching for when they look for biosignatures in ancient rocks. By looking at w
Apr 17, 2020
Gravity Assist: What is Astrobiology? With Mary Voytek
How did life originate and evolve here on Earth? What form could life take elsewhere – and where else could life survive beyond our planet? These are questions that scientists called astrobiologists tackle every day. By using space telescopes, doing laboratory experiments and studying extreme environments on Earth, astrobiologists hope to uncover n
Apr 17, 2020
Introducing Gravity Assist Season 4: Searching for Life
Is there life beyond Earth? How did life get started on Earth anyway? This season of NASA’s Gravity Assist podcast is about the origins of life on Earth and the search for life elsewhere.[scald=338003:full_width][scald=338003:full_width]
Apr 15, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 33, Young Innovators
Kenny Harris, a NASA engineer named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2020, discusses his experiences as a young professional.
Apr 14, 2020
Only on Earth
When you think of NASA, you might think of all the incredible mysteries of outer space. But we’re also pretty invested in another very special place … our home. In this episode, join us as we celebrate all the ways NASA keeps an eye on our home planet.
Apr 12, 2020
This Week @NASA, April 10, 2020
Expedition 63 Crew Launches to the International Space Station, Dragon Leaves Station, Returns to Earth with Valuable Science and more ...
Apr 10, 2020
Apollo 13
James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise, two of the crew members of Apollo 13, chronicle their days at NASA, their careers, and their fateful mission that began 50 years ago on April 11, 1970. HWHAP Episode 139.
Apr 10, 2020
Captain and Commander
hris Cassidy, NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL, shares his background, his love for physical fitness and math, and the valuable lessons he has learned leading up to his 3rd trip to space in April 2020. HWHAP Episode 138.
Apr 03, 2020
Introducing NASA’s Curious Universe
Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. First-time space explorers welcome.
Mar 31, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 32, Europa Clipper
Europa Clipper Project System Engineer Jennifer Dooley discusses NASA’s outer planets flagship mission.
Mar 30, 2020
This Week @NASA, March 27, 2020
NASA Leadership Assessing Mission Impacts of Coronavirus, Next Space Station Crew Departs For Kazakh Launch Site and more ...
Mar 27, 2020
The Untouched Apollo Samples
Charis Krysher and Andrea Mosie, lunar curation processor and senior scientist specialist, respectively, discuss opening and processing Apollo 17 lunar samples that have been preserved for 47 years. HWHAP Episode 137.
Mar 27, 2020
This Week @NASA, March 20, 2020
NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Coronavirus Status, In Case You Missed It: NASA Explorers and more ...
Mar 20, 2020
Be a NASA Astronaut
NASA astronaut Kayla Barron and Anne Roemer, astronaut selection manager, deep dive into the astronaut selection process and astronaut candidate training while taking questions from social media during a live broadcast on March 6, 2020. HWHAP Episode 136.
Mar 20, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 31, Commercial Lunar Payload Services
Steve Clarke, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, discusses commercial payload delivery services to the Moon.
Mar 18, 2020
This Week @NASA, March 13, 2020
Next Space Station Crew Trains for Launch, SpaceX Dragon Delivers Science to the Space Station and more ...
Mar 13, 2020
NASA Tech in the World
Kris Romig, Commercialization Services Lead, shares how NASA technology goes beyond the agency and lives on in commercial industries and academia, and making its way into our daily lives. HWHAP Episode 135.
Mar 13, 2020
This Week @NASA, March 7, 2020
A New Name for Our Next Mars Rover, SpaceX Launches Next Space Station Resupply Mission and more ...
Mar 07, 2020
Sampling Science in a Lab Aloft
International Space Station Program Chief Scientist Kirt Costello talks about some of the interesting new research underway in Earth’s orbiting laboratory right now, and shares results of earlier experiments that are already making a difference for life in space and on Earth. HWHAP Episode 134.
Mar 06, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 30, VIPER Lunar Rover
VIPER Project Manager Dan Andrews discusses the lunar rover’s upcoming mission to look for water ice on the Moon.
Mar 04, 2020
This Week @NASA, February 28, 2020
Remembering Legendary Mathematician Katherine Johnson, Experiencing Artemis Generation Astronaut Training and more ...
Feb 28, 2020
International Space Station and Beyond
Dr. Gary Kitmacher, communications and education mission manager for the International Space Station program, returns to the podcast to discuss the design, assembly, and evolution of the International Space Station, and how this orbiting laboratory informs future spacecraft designs. HWHAP Episode 133
Feb 28, 2020
Episode 20: Space Explorer
Pluto is not a planet...or is it? Next on the "Rocket Ranch.”
Feb 27, 2020
This Week @NASA, February 21, 2020
Vice President Pence Visits Langley Research Center, Findings From NASA's Juno Update Jupiter Water Mystery and more ...
Feb 21, 2020
Early Space Stations
Dr. Gary Kitmacher, communications and education mission manager for the International Space Station program, talks through the early concepts of space station design and introduces us to the astronomers, authors, and engineers that contributed to modern-day space travel and the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 132
Feb 21, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 29, Centennial Challenges
Monsi Roman, NASA Centennial Challenges Program Manager, discusses the agency’s flagship prizes and competition program.
Feb 18, 2020
This Week @NASA, February 14, 2020
Bridenstine Discusses Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts and more ...
Feb 14, 2020
Train Like an Astronaut
Kathy Bolt, chief training officer and CAPCOM, gives us a peek inside the world of training as an astronaut, how it has evolved, and how we are training our astronauts for future missions. HWHAP Episode 131.
Feb 14, 2020
This Week @NASA, February 7, 2020
Record-Setting Astronaut Returns to Earth, Artemis I Practice Simulations Underway and more ...
Feb 07, 2020
Mission Patches
Sean Collins, lead graphic designer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses the history, design and symbolism that goes into creating the iconic NASA mission patches. HWHAP Episode 130.
Feb 07, 2020
Episode 19: Launching Artemis
Sometimes history inspires us. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of history being made. Now we are in the middle of the most aggressive push for the Moon since we landed there the first time 50 years ago.
Feb 05, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 28: Interdisciplinary Interactions
Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses the impact of interdisciplinary interactions on mission success.
Feb 04, 2020
This Week @NASA, January 31, 2020
Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station, Ocean Observing Satellite Named for Noted Earth Scientist and more ...
Jan 31, 2020
Art and Spaceflight
Retired astronaut Nicole Stott, an artist who uses painting to express the feelings and emotions she experienced on station, talks about her spaceflight experience and the importance of art as a form of expression and inspiration. HWHAP Episode 129.
Jan 31, 2020
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: NASA Historian Bill Barry
At its core the NASA History Office ensures that, as we look forward to the Moon, Mars and beyond, we remember the lessons we’ve learned from our predecessors. The race to the Moon in the 1960s occurred against a very different backdrop than today's Artemis program — but both exhibit what humanity can achieve when we set ourselves to lofty aims.
Jan 30, 2020
This Week @NASA, January 25, 2020
SpaceX, NASA Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft, Spacewalkers Work On Upgrades Aboard the Space Station and more ...
Jan 25, 2020
Space Radiation
Jason Weeks and Steve Platts discuss the ways NASA is collecting radiation data to better understand the risks and possible mitigation strategies for humans traveling through deep space. This is the last in a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 128.
Jan 24, 2020
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dr. Jim Garvin
There is perhaps no one better than Jim Garvin to outline the unique opportunities for research that the Artemis missions to the Moon could provide scientists on Earth. Jim is chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and a tireless champion for crewed exploration of the Moon.
Jan 23, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 27, Megatrends for Engineering Systems
Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
Jan 21, 2020
This Week @NASA, January 18, 2020
Battery Upgrades Resume Aboard the Space Station, Astronauts McClain and Hague Make Post-Flight Appearances and more ...
Jan 18, 2020
Making It Work in Space
Brandon Vessey and Cherie Oubre discuss how they integrate and manage all the human research work in areas such as human performance, health, and radiation for research on the International Space Station, on Earth, and for future space exploration. This is part five of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP episode 127.
Jan 17, 2020
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dan Curry
Science fiction and science fact have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, with ideas in one prompting innovations in the other, and so on. Dan Curry, a filmmaker, artist and visual effects producer best known for his Star Trek work, shares his perspectives.
Jan 16, 2020
This Week @NASA, January 10, 2020
Astronaut Candidates Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions, First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge and more ...
Jan 10, 2020
Fighting Space Effects
Laura Bollweg and Peter Norsk detail the effects that the microgravity environment has on human health, what we’re doing to counteract some of these effects, and the studies taking place to better understand how the Moon and Mars may have different impacts. This is part four of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 126.
Jan 10, 2020
NASA in Silicon Valley Live – Air Taxis and the Future of Flight
In this episode streamed on Dec. 19, 2019, we talk about air taxis and the future of flight.
Jan 08, 2020
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 26, NASA IV&V
NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program Director Greg Blaney discusses the impact of IV&V on high-profile NASA missions.
Jan 08, 2020
Deep Space Healthcare
Nancy Fleming and Kris Lehnhardt describe the challenges of providing the necessary medical capabilities to astronauts traveling deeper into space. This is part three of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 125.
Jan 03, 2020
The Human Element
Aaron Allcorn and Tom Williams discuss NASA’s efforts to understand the optimal spaceflight environment that maximizes human performance. This is part two of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 124.
Dec 27, 2019
This Year @NASA, 2019
Moon to Mars, Humans in Space and more stories ...
Dec 23, 2019
Humans in Space
Dr. Jenn Fogarty gives an overview of the Human Research Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This is the first in a series of six episodes that dive deep into the work being done to understand what exactly happens to the human body in space. HWHAP Episode 123.
Dec 20, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 14: Ansible
Faster-than-light communications might not be a possibility now — our current understanding of natural laws don’t allow for it. But who knows what innovations await us just beyond the horizon?
Dec 19, 2019
Gravity Assist: Astronauts Go Back to Moon School, with Kelsey Young
Besides learning how to live in space, astronauts training for Artemis missions to the Moon will need to become experts in geology, so they know what to look for when they're scoping out rocks and other features. Kelsey Young of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center describes her experience of teaching astronauts through analog sites, places on Earth
Dec 19, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 13: Pony Express
What does the Pony Express of the 19th century have in common with the internet and disruption-tolerant networking? They're all (for their times) innovative communications technologies that revolutionize the way we share data.
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 18: To Launch a Starliner
Commercial and government partnerships and contracts might not sound that fascinating, but when we're talking about certifying Boeing Starliner to carry humans to space, the challenges and complexities become a whole lot more interesting.
Dec 16, 2019
NASA and the Texas Economy
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar talks about managing finances for the Lone Star State and for its citizens. Hegar describes the economic impact of NASA on the state of Texas based on a report drafted by the Comptroller's office. HWHAP Episode 122.
Dec 13, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 12: Reconnaissance
Without communications there is no exploration: To reveal the unknown, a spacecraft must be able to share its data. In a sense, today's space communications networks are like the roadways of ancient empires, allowing information to move across vast distances. But how might our satellite data highways evolve to enable exploration centuries from now?
Dec 12, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 25, NASA Technology Transfer
NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive Dan Lockney discusses the transfer of innovative space and aeronautics technologies for practical, terrestrial applications.
Dec 11, 2019
Gravity Assist: The Moon's Holy GRAIL, with Maria Zuber
Recent maps of the Moon's gravity have taught us a lot about its overall shape, and have been invaluable for lunar exploration. Maria Zuber, principal investigator of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, reflects on the twin spacecraft and their implications for future investigations.
Dec 10, 2019
Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story
Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.
Dec 10, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 11: Reflections
For billions of years, the Earth and the Moon have danced together. Since the Apollo era, scientists have used lasers — a technology then in its infancy — to measure their waltz. Lasers have since played increasingly important roles in spaceflight. They may even play a part in keeping the next generation of lunar astronauts connected to home.
Dec 09, 2019
Apollo 17
Dr. Harrison Schmitt, the Apollo 17 lunar module pilot and the only geologist to walk on the Moon, discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, his Apollo 17 mission, what is scientifically interesting about the Moon, and what we have to look forward to during the Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 121.
Dec 06, 2019
This Week @NASA, December 6, 2019
Astronauts Wrap Up Third Spacewalk for Cosmic Particle Detector Repairs, Parker Solar Probe’s First Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun and more ...
Dec 06, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 10: 406 MHz
Amidst the grandeur of spaceflight, there is a tiny bit of technology that, if not for its major role, might otherwise go unnoticed: distress beacons. This NASA-developed search-and-rescue technology could be life-saving not just for astronauts, but for travelers across the globe as well.
Dec 05, 2019
Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters
Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.
Dec 03, 2019
Artemis Spacesuits
Chris Hansen, manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, talks about the next generation of spacesuits that will be used during the Artemis Program. Hansen discusses the features, development, and testing of the two suits, and he previews upcoming milestones before these new suits are worn by the next astronauts on the Moon. HWHAP Episode 120.
Nov 29, 2019
This Week @NASA, November 29, 2019
Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I Mission Arrives in Ohio for Testing, NASA Partner Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Takes Next Step for Orbital Flight Test and more ...
Nov 29, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 24, TechPort
NASA TechPort’s Patrick Murphy and Ryan Miller discuss how technologists and innovators can use the tool to exchange ideas for groundbreaking solutions.
Nov 26, 2019
Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice
Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.
Nov 26, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 09: Lobes
Spacecraft near Earth have long relied on GPS signals for navigation, just as users on the ground might use their phones to navigate the highways. Farther away, navigation — and the math behind it — becomes a great deal more challenging.
Nov 25, 2019
This Week @NASA, November 22, 2019
Spacewalk Series Continues to Repair Space Station Cosmic Particle Detector, NASA Adds Commercial Moon Delivery Providers and more ...
Nov 22, 2019
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Tools
Heather Bergman, Justin Cassidy, and Drew Hood discuss how unique tools were developed to complete the on-orbit repair of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a space particle detector that’s hot on the trail of dark matter and dark energy. This is part three of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 119.
Nov 21, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 08: Form and Function
"Form follows function" is an oft-cited architectural axiom. In space, form doesn’t necessarily follow function. Human space habitation is rooted, by necessity, in pragmatism. The architectures of Earth won’t work in space, but there is plenty to learn from Earthbound architectural theories as we extend our reach among the stars.
Nov 21, 2019
Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid
What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.
Nov 19, 2019
This Week @NASA, November 15, 2019
Spacewalk Begins Repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Ames Research Center to Discuss Lunar Exploration and more ...
Nov 15, 2019
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Spacewalks
Tara Jochim and Brian Mader talk about a unique and difficult set of spacewalks to repair an experiment called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. The two discuss the work that has been done so far to prepare for these spacewalks and what the teams will be doing to execute these complicated maneuvers. HWHAP Episode 118.
Nov 15, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 07: Hunter-Gatherer
In recent years, NASA has renewed its focus on the Moon. Soon, we will look up at the Moon and rediscover a magic first experienced in 1969. It’s a magic that will flow through networks more sophisticated than ever before — an appreciation for the technological wonders that lay ahead, just above and all around us.
Nov 14, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 23, Swamp Works
NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller discusses technologies being developed for missions to the Moon and Mars.
Nov 13, 2019
Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal
Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.
Nov 12, 2019
This Week @NASA, November 8, 2019
NASA Partner Boeing’s Starliner Completes Pad Abort Test, U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station and more ...
Nov 08, 2019
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Science
Dr. Brandon Reddell discusses astrophysics, cosmology, and the science behind the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment looking for evidence of antimatter and dark matter in the cosmos. This is part one of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 117.
Nov 08, 2019
Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star
Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?
Nov 05, 2019
NASA in Silicon Valley Live – Halloween Costume and Cosplay Contest
In this episode streamed on Oct. 24, 2019, we host our second annual NASA-themed Halloween costume and cosplay contest!
Nov 04, 2019
This Week @NASA, November 2, 2019
Resupply Mission Launches to International Space Station, Japanese Cargo Spacecraft Departs from Space Station and more ...
Nov 02, 2019
Episode 17: Abort!
Rockets are dangerous. And before we strap our star sailors in, we need to know there is a proven escape plan.
Nov 01, 2019
Apollo vs. Artemis
Nujoud Merancy, Exploration Mission Planning Office Chief, returns to the podcast to explain how the mission architecture of the Artemis program differs from Apollo and why it is important to develop a sustainable presence on the Moon. HWHAP Episode 116.
Nov 01, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 22, Reflections on Columbia
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
Oct 29, 2019
Season Two, Episode 4: Deflecting Disaster
Unlike the dinosaurs, we have a space program. There are many ways we could steer an asteroid off its path towards Earth.
Oct 29, 2019
This Week @NASA, October 25, 2019
International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Spacewalk Update and more ...
Oct 25, 2019
Air to Space
General Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and Nick Hague, U.S. Air Force colonel and NASA astronaut, discuss how the Air Force and NASA work together and the future in space for the Air Force, NASA, and the Space Force. HWHAP Episode 115.
Oct 25, 2019
Season Two, Episode 3: Bracing for a Crash
If a big asteroid is heading our way, how does NASA prepare for the oncoming disaster?
Oct 22, 2019
This Week @NASA, October 18, 2019
First All-Woman Spacewalk, New Spacesuits for Artemis Generation Astronauts and more ...
Oct 18, 2019
The Value of the Moon
Samuel Lawrence, planetary scientist and lead lunar exploration scientist, discusses what we’ve learned about the Moon and some of the more interesting questions that we hope to answer when humans return in the Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 114.
Oct 18, 2019
Episode 16: An ICONic Launch
The air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL is the vehicle selected to launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON.
Oct 16, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 21, NASA Human Research Program
NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
Oct 15, 2019
Season Two, Episode 2: Impact!
What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?
Oct 15, 2019
This Week @NASA, October 11, 2019
Power Upgrade Spacewalks Outside the Space Station, Administrator Bridenstine Checks Out Commercial Crew Progress ...
Oct 11, 2019
Lessons of Apollo
Science journalist and Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin discusses why the Moon is a desirable object for exploration and makes the case for ​applying the lessons of the Apollo lunar program to NASA's Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 113.
Oct 11, 2019
'The Invisible Network' Podcast - 2019 Interns
Every summer, fresh faces flood NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. They are the interns. Each new face comes with an idea to share — a contribution to make to the agency. Space Communications and Navigation interns contribute across many diverse disciplines, from cybersecurity to public outreach.
Oct 10, 2019
Season Two, Episode 1 - The Sky Is Falling
On February 15, 2003, the sky exploded in Russia.
Oct 08, 2019
This Week @NASA, October 4, 2019
Expedition 60 Crew Returns Safely from International Space Station, Fast-Track to the Moon: NASA Opens Call for Artemis Lunar Landers and more ...
Oct 04, 2019
Episode 15: Jedi Masters of Launchery
For over 20 years, NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has been the workhorse of uncrewed spaceflight, enabling exploration of Pluto, the Sun, the Earth and other worlds. In this episode, we hear from Amanda Mitskevich and Chuck Dovale - two leaders within LSP.
Oct 04, 2019
21st Century Space Travel
A discussion of historical space policy with Stephen Garber and Glen Asner, co-authors of "Origins of 21st Century Space Travel," which examines the formation of NASA's Decadal Planning Team, the tragic Columbia accident, and the direction of NASA after the accident, which they argue shapes how the agency is laid out today. HWHAP Episode 112.
Oct 04, 2019
Season Two, Episode 0 - Asteroids!
The upcoming season will feature stories of asteroid exploration.
Oct 02, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 20, Exploration Spacesuit Design
NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars.
Oct 02, 2019
Bonus episode: InSight’s Insights
What's happened with InSight since it landed on Mars?
Oct 01, 2019
This Week @NASA, September 27, 2019
New Crew Arrives at the International Space Station, Japanese Cargo Ship Launches to the Space Station and more ...
Sep 27, 2019
Gravity Assist: The Moon Quakes! With Walter Kiefer
Just like earthquakes help scientists figure out what's going on inside our home planet, moonquakes have taught scientists a lot about the interior of the Moon.
Sep 27, 2019
The SpaceX Crew Dragon
Benji Reed, director of Crew Mission Management for SpaceX, talks about the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the testing and training thus far including an uncrewed mission to the station, and the exciting future for the commercial crew vehicle. HWHAP Episode 111.
Sep 27, 2019
NASA in Silicon Valley Live – Is There Life on Mars?
In this episode we talk about how we’re developing new tools to search for life on Mars.
Sep 20, 2019
This Week @NASA, September 20, 2019
Highlighting Artemis with Help from Hollywood, Next Space Station Crew Trains at Kazakh Launch Site and more ...
Sep 20, 2019
From the Seas to the Stars
NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir talks about her path to becoming an astronaut, her education in biology and space, her research studying marine mammals and birds in Antarctica, and her training to prepare for her first space mission. HWHAP Episode 110.
Sep 18, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 19, Magic Inside the Orion Spacesuit
Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit.
Sep 18, 2019
This Week @NASA, September 13, 2019
Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for 1st Time, Next Space Station Crew Departs for Kazakh Launch Site and more ...
Sep 13, 2019
Women of JSC: Apollo to Artemis
Women Excelling in Life & Leadership (WELL) hosted a panel discussion highlighting the legacy of women in spaceflight with panelists who worked at NASA during Apollo and current employees who carry on that legacy today. HWHAP Episode 109.
Sep 13, 2019
Gravity Assist: Fire Fountains on the Moon, with Dave Draper
Early in its history, the Moon was molten, with “fire fountains” erupting from its surface. How did the Moon cool down and become the quiet, cratered world we know today? NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green chats with NASA’s Deputy Chief Scientist Dave Draper about the Moon’s volcanic past and what we have learned from Apollo lunar samples.
Sep 12, 2019
Episode 14: The Kids of Summer
Every member of the NASA team is critical to our success, even if they're still finishing school. In this episode, we hear from two of our summer interns, Amber George and Peter Henson, during their first week here and their first impressions.
Sep 11, 2019
This Week @NASA, September 6, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Seen from Space, International Space Station’s Next Crew Prepares for Launch and more ...
Sep 06, 2019
The Boeing Starliner
Tony Castilleja and Celena Dopart, Boeing engineers, talk about the Boeing Starliner spacecraft and all the testing and training happening to get the vehicle and crew ready for the first missions. HWHAP Episode 108.
Sep 06, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 18, Orion Spacesuit Design
Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design.
Sep 04, 2019
NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Space Robots
In this episode streamed on August 29, 2019, we talk about how we design and build robots to work with humans in space.
Sep 03, 2019
This Week @NASA, August 30, 2019
Recognizing Women’s Contributions to Space Exploration, Space Station Cameras Capture Views of Hurricane Dorian and more ...
Aug 30, 2019
The Overview Effect
Space philosopher and author Frank White discusses the impact of looking down at the Earth from above, and how it can create a shift in the way astronauts view and think about our planet and life itself. HWHAP Episode 107.
Aug 30, 2019
This Week @NASA, August 23, 2019
A New Commercial Docking Port at the Space Station, Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council and more ...
Aug 23, 2019
Student-Built Space Hardware
Bob Zeek and Stacy Hale talk about how students can build and fly hardware to the International Space Station as part of a program called HUNCH. Students in over two hundred schools across the country are doing hardware manufacturing, soft goods training, software development, culinary science and creating videos for station. HWHAP Episode 106.
Aug 23, 2019
Gravity Assist: When the Moon Was Like a Magnet, with Sonia Tikoo
From lunar samples brought back in the Apollo program, scientists have figured out that the Moon once had a shield around it called a magnetosphere, just like the Earth has today. As NASA prepares to send humans to the Moon, and eventually on to Mars, scientists are exploring the Moon's magnetic past.
Aug 23, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 17, Astronaut Training
NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel.
Aug 20, 2019
Recycling Water and Air
Laura Shaw, the International Space Station Program Lead for Exploration Life Support Systems, discusses the systems on the station that create a livable and comfortable space for astronauts and cosmonauts. Shaw describes how improving these systems will be critical for exploring the Moon and Mars. HWHAP Episode 105.
Aug 16, 2019
This Week @NASA, August 16, 2019
NASA Selects Marshall to Lead Human Landing System Development, NASA Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return Mission and more ...
Aug 16, 2019
Episode 13: When Rockets Need Rescue
In this episode,we unpack the need and value of test flights with Jon Cowart, as well as dig into the recent, successful, second test of Orion’s Launch Abort System with Carlos Garcia.
Aug 12, 2019
This Week @NASA, August 9, 2019
Orion’s Service Module Completes Critical Propulsion Test, Curiosity Completes 7th Earth Year on Mars and more ...
Aug 09, 2019
In Case of Emergency
Jason Hutt, Orion Crew Systems Integrations Lead, explains how the crew is prepared to respond effectively in the unlikely event of an emergency on board the Orion spacecraft at any stage of flight. HWHAP Episode 104.
Aug 09, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 16, Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding
Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission.
Aug 07, 2019
NASA in Silicon Valley Live - How to Get an Internship at NASA
In this episode we talk about how to get an internship at NASA.
Aug 05, 2019
This Week @NASA, August 2, 2019
NASA Announces Call for Next Phase of Commercial Lunar Payload Services, NASA Announces US Industry Partnerships to Advance Moon, Mars Tech and more ...
Aug 02, 2019
Space Tourism and Commercialization
Mike Read, International Space Station Commercial Space Utilization Manager, discusses NASA's new directive that further opens up the station for commercialization and space tourism with the goal of developing a robust economy in low-Earth orbit.​ HWHAP Episode 103.
Aug 02, 2019
This Week @NASA, July 26, 2019
NASA Seeks Input from U.S. Industry on Artemis Lander Development, NASA Technologies Showcased at AirVenture 2019 and more ...
Jul 26, 2019
The Next First Steps
Today's leaders of the human spaceflight programs at NASA discuss how Apollo 11 influenced their lives and careers and share their thoughts on the value of putting the "human" in human spaceflight. HWHAP Episode 102.
Jul 26, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 15, 20 Years of Chandra Discoveries
Chandra X-ray Observatory Project Manager Helen Cole and Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf discuss 20 years of exploring the extreme universe.
Jul 24, 2019
This Week @NASA, July 22, 2019
NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing, Apollo 11 Astronauts Visit The White House and more ...
Jul 22, 2019
NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Apollo 50th Anniversary Show
On July 20, 1969, humans took their first steps on the Moon. In this episode streamed on July 18, 2019, we talk about this historic achievement and our future plans to go to the Moon and on to Mars.
Jul 19, 2019
Bonus Episode: More Apollo Stories
Throughout the series, you heard memories of the first Moon landing from people all over the world. In this bonus episode, we share a few more stories: a trip to Rome, a girl with binoculars and a reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Jul 19, 2019
Lesser Known Stories of Apollo 11
NASA historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal shares some of the lesser known stories of the Apollo 11 mission 50 years after the historic landing of humans on the Moon. Alumni from NASA's Apollo program share memories from their unique roles in those missions. HWHAP Episode 101.
Jul 19, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Beyond Apollo with Planetary Geologist Jake Bleacher
It's been 50 years since humans walked on the moon. Now NASA is planning to return, this time to stay. What will future lunar missions look like? Why do we go back at all?
Jul 18, 2019
This Week @NASA, July 12, 2019
Animated Video of Artemis 1 Launch, Heat Shield for Artemis 2 Mission Arrives at Kennedy Space Center and more ...
Jul 12, 2019
Apollo 11 to Now
For the 100th episode, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing as NASA continues to move forward towards an exciting future with a sustainable lunar presence. HWHAP Episode 100.
Jul 12, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 14, Apollo Lunar Landing Training
Lisa Jones, NASA Landing and Impact Research Facility Manager, discusses the facility where the Apollo astronauts trained for the lunar landing.
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 12: From Apollo to Artemis
NASA looks back at the Apollo era and ahead at the Artemis missions to come.
Jul 08, 2019
This Week @NASA, July 5, 2019
Successful Milestone Test for Artemis Program, NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations and more ...
Jul 05, 2019
The Best of Year Two
Houston, we have a birthday! Episode 99 is a special episode to celebrate two years of Houston We Have a Podcast. Host Gary Jordan sits down with audio engineer Alex Perryman, co-host Pat Ryan, and co-host Dan Huot to talk about their favorite moments from this past year of episodes. HWHAP Episode 99.
Jul 05, 2019
This Week @NASA, June 28, 2019
New Frontiers, Safe Landing for Expedition 59 Crew and more ...
Jun 28, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Your Moon Questions Answered
Why do we see only one face of the Moon? What would happen to Earth if the Moon didn't exist? We dive into questions you asked on social media.
Jun 28, 2019
Soldier, Physician, Astronaut
NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan shares his journey just before his first spaceflight. Morgan talks about his education, his time as a flight surgeon in the military, and his experience parachuting out of planes. He and his wife Stacey share how they are preparing their family for Morgan's nine month extended stay in space. HWHAP Episode 98.
Jun 28, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 13, Apollo Legacies and Lessons Learned
Award-winning journalist, space historian and author Andrew Chaikin discusses the Apollo Program, almost 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Jun 25, 2019
This Week @NASA, June 21, 2019
Building International Support for Artemis, Celebrating Ten Years of Lunar Exploration and more ...
Jun 21, 2019
Lynn Buquo and Steve Rader discuss how NASA is using crowdsourcing as a way to support research and development efforts by tapping into the expertise of global communities to create innovative, efficient and optimal solutions for real world challenges. HWHAP Episode 97.
Jun 21, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: The Moon Rocks! With Barbara Cohen
Learn how Moon rocks can reveal all kinds of information about our nearest neighbor, as NASA prepares to send astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars.
Jun 21, 2019
Episode 11: The Place that Sends Stuff to Space
We're looking back at the Space Station Processing Facility, or SSPF, as it turns 25 years old.
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 4: Moon Detective
What happened to the lost data from the Apollo era? Get to know the “data detectives” who are tracking it down. The science experiments the Apollo astronauts conducted from the surface of the Moon provide a long-term data record that’s crucial to understanding our Moon as a complete system.
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 3: Moon Girl
Meet the scientists who are making big discoveries by studying some very tiny rocks. The women of NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) are getting ready to analyze never-before-seen Moon samples. These samples, collected by Apollo astronauts and brought back to Earth, have been carefully preserved for half a century.
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 2: The Family Moon Business
Lunar exploration runs in the family for the Petros. NASA lunar scientist Noah Petro interviews his father, Denis, about his work as an Apollo program engineer. In a heartfelt conversation, Noah and his dad examine the human impact of the momentous Apollo 11 mission and their shared passion for science and learning.
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 1: Giant Leaps
What does a half-century of lunar science sound like? Join Moon data expert Ernie Wright on a musical time-traveling journey through the Apollo program and the exploration era of today. We explore what we knew about the Moon before Apollo, what we discovered because of it and the mysteries today’s scientists are working to solve.
Jun 19, 2019
This Week @NASA, June 14, 2019
Town Hall with Administrator Bridenstine at Glenn Research Center, Astronaut Auñón-Chancellor Makes Post-Flight Visit and more ...
Jun 14, 2019
Restoring the Apollo Mission Control Center
Sandra Tetley and Adam Graves discuss the journey of restoring the historic Apollo Mission Control Center to look and feel exactly as it did in July 1969 during the moments before, during, and after the moon landing. Ben Feist then focuses on the cleanup of the audio tapes for the restoration project. HWHAP Episode 96.
Jun 14, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Mapping the Moon, with Noah Petro
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched 10 years ago this month, has made groundbreaking discoveries about the Moon, and will pave the way for future human exploration with NASA's Artemis mission.
Jun 13, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 12, Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities
Brent Cobleigh, NASA Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project Manager, discusses new technologies that could transform air travel.
Jun 12, 2019
Introducing NASA Explorers: Apollo
July 20, 1969. The day that changed our place in space ... forever. NASA Explorers: Apollo is an audio series that tells the stories behind the people who helped make Apollo happen and the people who are still discovering things about our Moon today.
Jun 11, 2019
NASA Explorers: Apollo, Episode 0
July 20, 1969. The day that changed our place in space ... forever. NASA Explorers: Apollo is an audio series that tells the stories behind the people who helped make Apollo happen and the people who are still discovering things about our Moon today.
Jun 11, 2019
This Week @NASA, June 7, 2019
NASA Opens International Space Station to Commercial Opportunities, SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Returns from Space Station and more ...
Jun 07, 2019
Spaceship Crash Testing
Mark Baldwin, Orion Occupant Protection Specialist, talks about crash testing of the Orion spacecraft and why it is important to keep the crew safe during some of the most critical moments of their mission. HWHAP Episode 95.
Jun 07, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Why So Many Craters on the Moon? With David Kring
NASA's Artemis program will send astronauts to the lunar south pole by 2024, where there is a giant impact crater. Learn how craters teach us about the history of both the Moon and Earth.
Jun 06, 2019
This Week @NASA, May 31, 2019
First Robotic Commercial Moon Landers Selected for Artemis Program, Bridenstine Speaks at NASA Advisory Council Meeting and more ...
May 31, 2019
Mental Health with Shinedown
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NASA chats with the rock band Shinedown about the similarities and importance of mental health for orbiting astronauts, touring band members… and everyone! HWHAP Episode 94.
May 31, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Where's the Water on the Moon? With Jen Heldmann
The Moon has a large supply of water that could be useful in future human exploration, says NASA scientist Jennifer Heldmann.
May 30, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 11, Commercial Crew
Jon Cowart, a veteran space engineer, discusses NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and progress toward launching astronauts from American soil.
May 28, 2019
This Week @NASA, May 24, 2019
Company Named to Provide Lunar Gateway Power and Propulsion Element, Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test Article Rolls Out to the Pad and more ...
May 24, 2019
Space Medicine at Comicpalooza
Science fiction meets science fact during a live panel discussion at Comicpalooza in Houston about current medical innovations in space with NASA medical scientists and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Gates McFadden. HWHAP Episode 93.
May 24, 2019
This Week @NASA, May 17, 2019
Budget Amendment Supporting Humans on Moon in 2024, Shrinking Moon May Be Generating Moonquakes and more ...
May 17, 2019
Apollo 10
In this recording of a live panel at the Johnson Space Center, experts discuss the historic Apollo 10 mission and how the lessons learned from that time will help us achieve our goal of returning to the Moon in 2024. HWHAP Episode 92.
May 17, 2019
Episode 10: Gateway
NASA’s latest exploration goals center on returning humans to the Moon – not just for a visit, but to stay. At the center of that plan is Gateway. It’s a small lunar outpost that will have living quarters, laboratories for science and research, docking ports for visiting spacecraft, and more.
May 16, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 10, Concurrent Engineering
The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering.
May 15, 2019
This Week @NASA, May 10, 2019
SpaceX Resupply Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station, Astronauts Feustel and Arnold Make Post-Flight Appearances and more ...
May 10, 2019
The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 4
In part four of this series, the team of scientists and technical staff turns 19,000 hours of digitized audio into transcripts, all of which can be accessed online. HWHAP Episode 91.
May 10, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Why Do We Have a Moon? With Robin Canup
Learn about how the Moon formed in this conversation with Robin Canup of the Southwest Research Institute.
May 09, 2019
This Week @NASA, May 4, 2019
Bridenstine Testifies During Senate Hearing on NASA’s Budget, NASA Participates in Planetary Defense Conference and more ...
May 04, 2019
The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 3
In part three of a special series, the heroes take on another technical challenge to rescue the Apollo 11 mission control tapes for posterity and for academic research. HWHAP Episode 90.
May 03, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Where Could We Go on the Moon? With Steve Mackwell
With NASA planning to send astronauts to the Moon by 2024, Steve Mackwell chats about the Moon’s exciting unexplored areas.
May 02, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 9, Mars Opportunity Rover Mission
Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission.
Apr 30, 2019
This Week @NASA, April 26, 2019
InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars, Testing Technology to Combat Lunar Dust and more..
Apr 26, 2019
The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 2
In part two of this special edition of the podcast, John Hansen and Greg Wiseman take the first crack at repairing the only machine capable of playing back the voice recordings of Apollo 11 flight controllers, and they soon find out they're going to need some help. HWHAP Episode 89.
Apr 26, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Buying a Ride to the Moon Through Commercial Partnerships, with Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration at NASA, talks about NASA’s plans to partner with companies for delivering new instruments and technology demonstrations to the Moon.
Apr 24, 2019
The Heroes Behind the Heroes
In this special edition of the podcast, the voices of the people who saved a piece of American spaceflight history tell the tale of reviving an obsolete piece of audio equipment that was vital to digitizing the voice recordings of the Apollo 11 flight controllers in Houston. HWHAP Episode 88.
Apr 19, 2019
This Week @NASA, April 19, 2019
NASA Extends Koch’s Space Station Mission to Record-Setting Duration and more ...
Apr 19, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 8, Engineering NASA’s Science Missions
Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions.
Apr 16, 2019
Twins Study
Dr. Andy Feinberg and Dr. Steve Platts discuss the history and details behind the Twins Study. The experts reveal some of the findings from the multi-year endeavor packed with 10 different investigations. HWHAP Episode 87.
Apr 13, 2019
This Week @NASA, April 12, 2019
The plan to put humans on the Moon by 2024 … Wrapping up a series of spacewalks on the space station … And an historic first look at a black hole … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
Apr 12, 2019
Gravity Assist Podcast: Meet NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
NASA’s got big plans to send people to the Moon, and then on to Mars. What are we going to do at the Moon?
Apr 11, 2019
This Week @NASA, April 5, 2019
Administrator Bridenstine Discusses Accelerating Human Return to Moon, RS-25 Engine Test Series Complete and more ...
Apr 05, 2019
Episode 9: Developing Technology
NASA has a reputation for creating history changing technology, and much of that technology is available to you right now. One of our secrets to success is that we aren’t developing all of this by ourselves. We’re leveraging industry and students to make innovative leaps.
Apr 05, 2019
Jonathan Abary, Pathways program manager, and Alexis Vance, Pathways intern in the crew and thermal systems division, discuss the Pathways internship program at NASA Johnson Space Center. HWHAP Episode 86.
Apr 05, 2019
Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 7, Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour
Mike Ciannilli, the agency’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program, previews the Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour.
Apr 02, 2019