space exploration

What is the Solar Wind? Tribute to Dr. Eugene Parker – Visionary Heliophysicist & Solar Wind Pioneer

This is a tribute to the late solar astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker, featuring my interview with him from 2018. In the mid-1950s Dr. Parker developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the spiral shape of the solar magnetic field. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1967 and received…

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SPACE JUNK: How Privateer plans to protect the space environment – Interview with Dr. Moriba Jah

In today’s episode we’ll explore the growing problem of space junk and how the new company Privateer Space is working to help make space safer. Joining us today is Dr. Moriba Jah, the Chief Scientist of Privateer. Moriba is a co-founder of Privateer along with the company’s CEO Alex Fielding and the company’s president, Steve…

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SPACE JUNK: How Privateer plans to protect the space environment – Interview with Dr. Moriba Jah (Transcript)

Chuck (INTRO):There are thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth right now. How can we make space safer? Thanks for joining me for Your Space Journey. In today’s episode, we’ll explore the growing problem of space chunk and how the new company, Privateer Space is working to help make space safer. Joining us…

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SpaceX Polaris Dawn Crew Interview Scott “Kidd” Poteet, Mission Pilot

In today’s episode we’ll speak with Scott “Kidd” Poteet, a Mission Pilot for the new SpaceX Polaris Program. Kidd is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with more than 3,000 flying hours as a pilot and over 400 hours of combat time. Most recently Kidd served as the Mission Director for Inspiration4, the world’s…

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SpaceX Polaris Dawn Crew Interview Scott “Kidd” Poteet, Mission Pilot (transcript)

What’s it like to train to be a mission pilot for space? BUSY! Find out more as we interview Scott Kidd Poteet, as he trains for mission pilot for SpaceX’s upcoming Polaris Dawn mission. Chuck:Thanks for joining me for your space journey. In today’s episode, we’ll speak with Scott Kidd Poteet, a mission pilot for…

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James Webb Space Telescope – Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Element Manager (transcript)

CHUCK (INTRO) Thanks for joining me for Your Space Journey. In this interview we’ll dive deep into the James Webb Space Telescope with Lee Feinberg. Lee has been the Optical Telescope element manager for the James Webb Space Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the past 20 years. Lee led the telescope…

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James Webb Space Telescope – Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Element Manager

What kind of discoveries can we expect from the James Webb Space Telescope? Find out in our interview with Lee Feinberg, James Webb’s Optical Telescope Element Manager. Lee Feinberg has been the Optical Telescope Element Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the past 20 years. Lee…

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SpaceX Transporter 3

A Front Row Seat! I was fortunate to cover the SpaceX Transporter 3 mission which launched on Thursday, January 13, 2022. This was the second successful SpaceX launch of the year with plenty more to come in 2022. The following article discusses my experience while attending the launch at Cape Canaveral, including placing my remote…

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Rocket Boy Homer Hickam – Don’t Blow Yourself Up!

Interview with best-selling author Homer Hickam Homer Hickam is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of 19 books, including ‘Rocket Boys’ which became the major motion picture ‘October Sky’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer. In this interview Homer talks about how his fascination with rockets began in October, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik….

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SpaceX Crew-3: Interview with Pilot Dr. Thomas Marshburn

Interview with SpaceX Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn Crew-3 Launch currently scheduled for November 2021. Dr. Thomas Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second in command for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard the International Space Station (ISS), he will serve as an Expedition…

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