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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, 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