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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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Space4U Podcast: Kevin DeBruin — The Fit Rocket Scientist

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In this episode: We meet Kevin DeBruin, a space educator who brings space down to Earth for all of us in a creative and entertaining way. A former NASA JPL rocket scientist, Kevin is also the author of To NASA and Beyond: Perseverance to Achieve the Impossible, a TEDx speaker, American Ninja Warrior, and CuriosityStream’s brand ambassador…

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Space4U Podcast: Peter Freer & Rita McKinnish – Play Attention

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In this episode: We meet Peter Freer and Rita McKinnish. Peter Freer is the founder and CEO of Unique Logic + Technology and Freer Logic, LLC. He holds a master’s degree in Education from Western Carolina University, specializing in Educational Technology, and is a veteran educator of 15 years. After experiencing the poor classroom performance…

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