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Episode 171: How Do You Get a Rocket Ready for Launch?

Meet the Expert:  Nathalie Quintero, Core Stage Launch Operator Lead for Boeing Space on the SLS Project Nathalie Quintero originally from Caracas, Venezuela is an Aerospace Systems Engineer working on NASA’s Space Launch Systems rocket with The Boeing Company. She serves as the Core Stage Launch Operations and Test Lead, where she is responsible of… Continue Reading Episode 171: How Do You Get a Rocket Ready for Launch?

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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 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Kristine Harper, meteorologist and professor of the history of science Dr. Kristine Harper is a professor of history. She joined the Florida State University faculty in 2008. Dr. Harper conducts historical research at the nexus of the history of science, history of technology, and environmental history from the late nineteenth through… Continue Reading Episode 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

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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 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

The Solve It for Kids Podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But we have left you a great clip of three episodes that show the BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer! Listen to short chats from these three amazing guests:   Dr. Jermey Matthews –Ep 91: How Do Scientists Get Kids Excited… Continue Reading Episode 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

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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 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But don’t worry, we’ve left some of our favorite episodes for you to enjoy. This week it’s the BEST of Studying Animals. You’ll hear clips from previous episodes with          Dr. Mireya Mayor — What Does a Primatologist… Continue Reading Episode 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

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Episode 164: The BEST of Working with Robots

Take a listen to some of our favorite episodes about Working with Robots!   You’ll hear from Dr. Carlotta Berry– How Do You Talk to a Robot?  —      Dr. Darren Lipomi (How do humans–and robots– feel?) —     Dr. Topher Hunter —-How do you build a droid?—          Have… Continue Reading Episode 164: The BEST of Working with Robots

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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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Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Wendy Bohon, geologist and earthquak expert Wendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of science. In particular, she is interested in improving the communication of hazard and risk before, during and after rapid onset geologic hazards. Dr. Bohon earned a BA in Theatre and… Continue Reading Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

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