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Space4U Podcast: Jonathan Gardner – Deputy Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Jonathan Gardner, Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and Chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology in the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard. He received his bachelor’s degree in Astronomy in Astrophysics from Harvard University, and then attended graduate school at the University of…

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Space4U Podcast: Jason Reimuller – International Institute for Astronautical Sciences & Project PoSSUM

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Jason Reimuller, Executive Director of both the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) and Project PoSSUM, a nonprofit astronautics research and education program within the IIAS studying our upper atmosphere and its role in our changing global climate. Jason is also Co-Investigator of NASA’s PMC-Turbo experiment and works as…

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Space4U Podcast: Emily Carney – Space Hipster, Writer, and Podcaster

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In this episode: We meet Emily Carney, a leading social media influencer, writer, and public speaker highly knowledgeable on a number of human spaceflight topics. She was formerly a nuclear propulsion mechanic for the U.S. Navy, and also a schoolteacher for a time. She was working as a freelance writer when she founded her blog…

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Space4U Podcast: Sarah Noble – NASA Program Scientist, Psyche Mission

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Sarah Noble, a planetary geologist at NASA headquarters and the Program Scientist for the upcoming 2022 Psyche mission. She was previously the Program Scientist for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, and the Deputy Program Scientist for Mars 2020. In addition to her involvement with Psyche, she…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Now Hosting Live Virtual Field Trips and Birthday Parties

The current pandemic we’re enduring has unfortunately led to a scarcity of school field trips and birthday parties. Although that’s out of necessity, it’s also a huge loss for today’s children as it deprives them of some of the most memorable and developmentally essential aspects of their young lives. To offset these deficiencies, Space Foundation…

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Space4U Podcast: Dylan Taylor – Voyager Space Holdings & Space for Humanity

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In this episode: We meet Dylan Taylor, who is an active pioneer in the space exploration industry as a CEO, investor, thought leader, and futurist. Currently, Dylan serves as Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, a multinational space holding firm that acquires and integrates leading space exploration enterprises globally. He previously served as a…

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Space4U Podcast: Robert Gregg & Toby Elery — Robotic Prosthesis Built with ISS Motors

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In this episode: We meet Drs. Robert Gregg and Toby Elery, who are part of a team that has designed an improved robotic prosthesis, produced using a motor originally designed for use on the International Space Station (ISS). Dr. Gregg is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics at the University of…

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Space4U Podcast: Aaron Shepard – NASA Robotics Intern & Founder of Cogito

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In this episode: We meet Aaron Shepard, an In Space Assembly Robotics Intern at NASA Langley, and a Robotics Research Assistant at Clemson University College of Engineering and Science. Aaron also works at R&D Engineering Co-Op, Itron, Inc., and is the Founder/CEO of Cogito, a company dedicated to inspiring young people through STEM outreach. He…

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Space4U Podcast: Jason Held – Saber Astronautics

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In this episode: We meet Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, a mission control operations software and services company, with locations in Sydney, Australia, and Boulder, Colorado, USA. Prior to founding Saber, Jason was a Major in the U.S. Army’s USSTRATCOM (Space Command) during which time he served as an active-duty engineer at Army Space…

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Recap: Mars Perseverance Mission Detailed by NASA Leadership in Space Foundation Webinar

Seventh grader Alex Mather, who won the contest to name NASA’s new Mars rover on March 5, could not have had any idea how truly appropriate his submission of the name Perseverance would come to be. Yet, true to that name, and despite COVID-19-related setbacks to NASA and affiliated teams, the scheduled launch of the…

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