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Space4U Podcast: Rebekah Hyatt and Adlena Jacobs — SystemsGo

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In this episode: We meet Rebekah Hyatt, a master educator who is Program Director for SystemsGo, an education nonprofit solely focused on providing STEM curriculum programs. Prior to joining SystemsGo, she taught high school for 15 years in the Dallas area, and during her last seven years in the classroom she taught the SystemsGo curriculum. We also…

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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: Giorgio Coraluppi and Michael Hockenberry — Compunetix

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, President of Compunetix, Inc. and subsidiaries, and Michael Hockenberry, Vice President and Federal Systems Division Manager of Compunetix, Inc. In 1987, Compunetix won a contract to deliver a digital voice switching system for NASA Goddard that would accommodate the agency’s range of communication needs. At the time,…

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Space4U Podcast: Meredith Garofalo – WeatherNation

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In this episode: We meet Meredith Garofalo, an award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who is part of the team at the WeatherNation TV network. She’s also co-chair of the AMS Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness and outreach to promote science education for the community. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology…

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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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Space4U Podcast: Danielle Dallas Roosa – Back to Space

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In this episode: We meet Danielle Dallas Roosa, Cofounder & Chief Communications Officer of Back to Space, a transmedia organization aiming to inspire more interest in space, science, and technology among young people. The granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa and daughter of F-16 fighter pilot Jack Roosa, Danielle graduated from UMass Amherst, interning…

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Space4U Podcast: Jill Johnson and Allen Platek — Tempur-Pedic

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In this episode: We meet Jill Johnson, Vice President of Brand Management for Tempur-Pedic and Allen Platek, who leads the New Product Development team at Tempur Sealy — companies that apply a NASA-developed technology to their sleep products, and that are Space Certified through the Space Foundation. Jill serves as a senior leader on the company’s marketing team,…

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Space4U Podcast: Paul Lockhart – Former NASA Astronaut

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In this episode: We meet Paul Lockhart, U.S. Air Force Colonel (retired) and former NASA astronaut. Spanning his career, Lockhart has served numerous duty assignments worldwide, has logged 5,000-plus flying hours piloting more than 30 aircraft, and has also piloted two space shuttle missions to the International Space Station — STS-111 and STS-113 — both…

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Space4U Podcast: Rachel Lyons – Space for Humanity

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In this episode: We meet Rachel Lyons, Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of expanding access to space, training the leaders of tomorrow, and cultivating a movement towards a more harmonious world. Rachel is also a former public radio host, and the former Vice Chair of the Board…

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Space4U Podcast: Peter Beck – Founder of Rocket Lab

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In this episode: We meet Peter Beck, the founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launches. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space, and a billion-dollar company employing hundreds of world-class…

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