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Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

Meet the Expert: Rémy Morgan, Network Operations Analyst for Deep Space Network Rémy Morgan, is a life-long space enthusiast and science communicator, always ready and eager to talk all things galactic, stellar, planetary, or even alien! What started with library rentals of Magic School Bus VHS tapes led to a degree in astronomy and atmospheric… Continue Reading Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

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Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

Meet the Expert: John Shoffner, Axiom-2 pilot and astronaut In May 2023, astronaut, STEAM advocate, and business pioneer John Shoffner served as Pilot on Axiom Space Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Throughout the duration of his mission, he hosted live events with schools around the world, demonstrating life in microgravity. While on… Continue Reading Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

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Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

    The Solve It for Kids Podcast team is on their last week of holiday break. Please enjoy this out-of-the-world episode about launching rockets. You’ll hear clips from guests who are talking about getting ready for a launch — Episode 171 How Do You Get Ready for a Rocket Launch with Nathalie Quintero moving… Continue Reading Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

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Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

Meet the Expert: Bob Cabana, outgoing NASA Associate Administrator and astronaut Robert D. Cabana is a former NASA astronaut, currently serving as the agency’s associate administrator, its third highest-ranking executive and highest-ranking civil servant. He is the senior advisor to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. In his role, Cabana leads the… Continue Reading Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

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Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

Meet the Expert:  Erin Winick Anthony, STEM maker, writer, and former NASA engineer   Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience… Continue Reading Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

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Episode 174: How Do You Fly a Helicopter on Mars?

Meet the Expert: Keri Bean, systems engineer   Keri Bean is a senior systems engineer at Sierra Space. I am currently a member of the Dream Chaser flight operations spacecraft systems team. She was the deputy lead Rover Planner (aka Mars rover driver and robotic arm operator) on the Curiosity rover and  a Helicopter Integration… Continue Reading Episode 174: How Do You Fly a Helicopter on Mars?

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Episode 170: What Would Happen if we didn’t have Magnets?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Dario Arena, Associate Professor of Physics at USF Dr. Arena earned a Ph.D. in physics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 2000.He was a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Subsequently, he was awarded a National Research Council Research Fellowship in 2001 at the Naval Research… Continue Reading Episode 170: What Would Happen if we didn’t have Magnets?

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Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

Meet the Expert:  Cindy Chin, NASA Datanaut Cindy is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, solutions leader, and a cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As an advisor, she serves on advisory boards for several startup and innovation projects (AVA, Vault 12, SVB Brain Trust) in a spectrum of frontier technologies. She is an opportunity scout… Continue Reading Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

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Episode 166: The BEST of Space Exploration (to the Moon)

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on summer break! But we have left you a few clips of some the best space exploration episodes to enjoy.   Carl Sandifer from NASA Glenn Research Center– How do you Power a Spacecraft?-–   Dr. Sarah D’Souza from NASA Ames Reserach Center–Why does a spacecraft need a… Continue Reading Episode 166: The BEST of Space Exploration (to the Moon)

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Episode 163: How Can We See the Universe in a New Way?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA from 2016 to 2022  Thomas H. Zurbuchen, known in the space community as Dr. Z, is a Swiss-American astrophysicist, leader, and innovator. He was the longest continually serving Head of Science at NASA from October 2016 through 2022, the leading… Continue Reading Episode 163: How Can We See the Universe in a New Way?

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Episode 162: How Do You Dress an Astronaut?

Meet the Expert:   Sharon McDougle, former NASA Spacesuit Technician Sharon Caples McDougle is regarded as a “modern day hidden figure”. She joined the NASA family working in the Space Shuttle Crew Escape Equipment (CEE) department. She began her career as a CEE SuitTechnician and was responsible for processing the orange launch/entry suit assemblies worn by… Continue Reading Episode 162: How Do You Dress an Astronaut?

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Episode 160: What is the Super Guppy?

Meet the Expert: Herb Baker, the Former Manager at the Operations Support Office at NASA/JSC NASA employee Herb Baker retired from a 42-year career at the space agency. Most of his work was performed at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, but during his career he also worked at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape… Continue Reading Episode 160: What is the Super Guppy?

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