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February 21, 2020
Vice President Pence Visits Langley Research Center, Findings From NASA's Juno Update Jupiter Water Mystery and more ...
February 21, 2020
Dr. Gary Kitmacher, communications and education mission manager for the International Space Station program, talks through the early concepts of space station design and introduces us to the astronomers, authors, and engineers that contributed to modern-day space travel and the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 132
February 18, 2020
Monsi Roman, NASA Centennial Challenges Program Manager, discusses the agency’s flagship prizes and competition program.
February 14, 2020
Bridenstine Discusses Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts and more ...
February 14, 2020
Kathy Bolt, chief training officer and CAPCOM, gives us a peek inside the world of training as an astronaut, how it has evolved, and how we are training our astronauts for future missions. HWHAP Episode 131.
February 7, 2020
Record-Setting Astronaut Returns to Earth, Artemis I Practice Simulations Underway and more ...
February 7, 2020
Sean Collins, lead graphic designer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses the history, design and symbolism that goes into creating the iconic NASA mission patches. HWHAP Episode 130.
February 5, 2020
Sometimes history inspires us. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of history being made. Now we are in the middle of the most aggressive push for the Moon since we landed there the first time 50 years ago.
February 4, 2020
Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses the impact of interdisciplinary interactions on mission success.
January 31, 2020
Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station, Ocean Observing Satellite Named for Noted Earth Scientist and more ...
January 31, 2020
Retired astronaut Nicole Stott, an artist who uses painting to express the feelings and emotions she experienced on station, talks about her spaceflight experience and the importance of art as a form of expression and inspiration. HWHAP Episode 129.
January 30, 2020
At its core the NASA History Office ensures that, as we look forward to the Moon, Mars and beyond, we remember the lessons we’ve learned from our predecessors. The race to the Moon in the 1960s occurred against a very different backdrop than today's Artemis program — but both exhibit what humanity can achieve when we set ourselves to lofty aims.
January 25, 2020
SpaceX, NASA Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft, Spacewalkers Work On Upgrades Aboard the Space Station and more ...
January 24, 2020
Jason Weeks and Steve Platts discuss the ways NASA is collecting radiation data to better understand the risks and possible mitigation strategies for humans traveling through deep space. This is the last in a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 128.
January 23, 2020
There is perhaps no one better than Jim Garvin to outline the unique opportunities for research that the Artemis missions to the Moon could provide scientists on Earth. Jim is chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and a tireless champion for crewed exploration of the Moon.
January 21, 2020
Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
January 18, 2020
Battery Upgrades Resume Aboard the Space Station, Astronauts McClain and Hague Make Post-Flight Appearances and more ...
January 17, 2020
Brandon Vessey and Cherie Oubre discuss how they integrate and manage all the human research work in areas such as human performance, health, and radiation for research on the International Space Station, on Earth, and for future space exploration. This is part five of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP episode 127.
January 16, 2020
Science fiction and science fact have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, with ideas in one prompting innovations in the other, and so on. Dan Curry, a filmmaker, artist and visual effects producer best known for his Star Trek work, shares his perspectives.
January 10, 2020
Astronaut Candidates Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions, First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge and more ...
January 10, 2020
Laura Bollweg and Peter Norsk detail the effects that the microgravity environment has on human health, what we’re doing to counteract some of these effects, and the studies taking place to better understand how the Moon and Mars may have different impacts. This is part four of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 126.
January 8, 2020
In this episode streamed on Dec. 19, 2019, we talk about air taxis and the future of flight.
January 8, 2020
NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program Director Greg Blaney discusses the impact of IV&V on high-profile NASA missions.
January 3, 2020
Nancy Fleming and Kris Lehnhardt describe the challenges of providing the necessary medical capabilities to astronauts traveling deeper into space. This is part three of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 125.
December 27, 2019
Aaron Allcorn and Tom Williams discuss NASA’s efforts to understand the optimal spaceflight environment that maximizes human performance. This is part two of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP Episode 124.
December 23, 2019
Moon to Mars, Humans in Space and more stories ...
December 20, 2019
Dr. Jenn Fogarty gives an overview of the Human Research Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This is the first in a series of six episodes that dive deep into the work being done to understand what exactly happens to the human body in space. HWHAP Episode 123.
December 19, 2019
Faster-than-light communications might not be a possibility now — our current understanding of natural laws don’t allow for it. But who knows what innovations await us just beyond the horizon?
December 19, 2019
Besides learning how to live in space, astronauts training for Artemis missions to the Moon will need to become experts in geology, so they know what to look for when they're scoping out rocks and other features. Kelsey Young of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center describes her experience of teaching astronauts through analog sites, places on Earth
December 16, 2019
What does the Pony Express of the 19th century have in common with the internet and disruption-tolerant networking? They're all (for their times) innovative communications technologies that revolutionize the way we share data.
December 16, 2019
Commercial and government partnerships and contracts might not sound that fascinating, but when we're talking about certifying Boeing Starliner to carry humans to space, the challenges and complexities become a whole lot more interesting.
December 13, 2019
For Episode 122, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar talks about managing finances for the Lone Star State and for its citizens. Hegar describes the economic impact of NASA on the state of Texas based on a report drafted by the Comptroller's office. This episode was recorded on November 4, 2019. HWHAP Episode 122.
December 12, 2019
Without communications there is no exploration: To reveal the unknown, a spacecraft must be able to share its data. In a sense, today's space communications networks are like the roadways of ancient empires, allowing information to move across vast distances. But how might our satellite data highways evolve to enable exploration centuries from now?
December 11, 2019
NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive Dan Lockney discusses the transfer of innovative space and aeronautics technologies for practical, terrestrial applications.
December 10, 2019
Recent maps of the Moon's gravity have taught us a lot about its overall shape, and have been invaluable for lunar exploration. Maria Zuber, principal investigator of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, reflects on the twin spacecraft and their implications for future investigations.
December 10, 2019
Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.
December 9, 2019
For billions of years, the Earth and the Moon have danced together. Since the Apollo era, scientists have used lasers — a technology then in its infancy — to measure their waltz. Lasers have since played increasingly important roles in spaceflight. They may even play a part in keeping the next generation of lunar astronauts connected to home.
December 6, 2019
Dr. Harrison Schmitt, the Apollo 17 lunar module pilot and the only geologist to walk on the Moon, discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, his Apollo 17 mission, what is scientifically interesting about the Moon, and what we have to look forward to during the Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 121.
December 6, 2019
Astronauts Wrap Up Third Spacewalk for Cosmic Particle Detector Repairs, Parker Solar Probe’s First Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun and more ...
December 5, 2019
Amidst the grandeur of spaceflight, there is a tiny bit of technology that, if not for its major role, might otherwise go unnoticed: distress beacons. This NASA-developed search-and-rescue technology could be life-saving not just for astronauts, but for travelers across the globe as well.
December 3, 2019
Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.
November 29, 2019
Chris Hansen, manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, talks about the next generation of spacesuits that will be used during the Artemis Program. Hansen discusses the features, development, and testing of the two suits, and he previews upcoming milestones before these new suits are worn by the next astronauts on the Moon. HWHAP Episode 120.
November 29, 2019
Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I Mission Arrives in Ohio for Testing, NASA Partner Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Takes Next Step for Orbital Flight Test and more ...
November 26, 2019
NASA TechPort’s Patrick Murphy and Ryan Miller discuss how technologists and innovators can use the tool to exchange ideas for groundbreaking solutions.
November 26, 2019
Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.
November 25, 2019
Spacecraft near Earth have long relied on GPS signals for navigation, just as users on the ground might use their phones to navigate the highways. Farther away, navigation — and the math behind it — becomes a great deal more challenging.
November 22, 2019
Spacewalk Series Continues to Repair Space Station Cosmic Particle Detector, NASA Adds Commercial Moon Delivery Providers and more ...
November 21, 2019
Heather Bergman, Justin Cassidy, and Drew Hood discuss how unique tools were developed to complete the on-orbit repair of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a space particle detector that’s hot on the trail of dark matter and dark energy. This is part three of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 119.
November 21, 2019
"Form follows function" is an oft-cited architectural axiom. In space, form doesn’t necessarily follow function. Human space habitation is rooted, by necessity, in pragmatism. The architectures of Earth won’t work in space, but there is plenty to learn from Earthbound architectural theories as we extend our reach among the stars.
November 19, 2019
What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.
November 15, 2019
Spacewalk Begins Repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Ames Research Center to Discuss Lunar Exploration and more ...
November 15, 2019
Tara Jochim and Brian Mader talk about a unique and difficult set of spacewalks to repair an experiment called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. The two discuss the work that has been done so far to prepare for these spacewalks and what the teams will be doing to execute these complicated maneuvers. HWHAP Episode 118.
November 14, 2019
In recent years, NASA has renewed its focus on the Moon. Soon, we will look up at the Moon and rediscover a magic first experienced in 1969. It’s a magic that will flow through networks more sophisticated than ever before — an appreciation for the technological wonders that lay ahead, just above and all around us.
November 13, 2019
NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller discusses technologies being developed for missions to the Moon and Mars.
November 12, 2019
Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.
November 8, 2019
NASA Partner Boeing’s Starliner Completes Pad Abort Test, U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station and more ...
November 8, 2019
Dr. Brandon Reddell discusses astrophysics, cosmology, and the science behind the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment looking for evidence of antimatter and dark matter in the cosmos. This is part one of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 117.
November 5, 2019
Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?
November 4, 2019
In this episode streamed on Oct. 24, 2019, we host our second annual NASA-themed Halloween costume and cosplay contest!
November 2, 2019
Resupply Mission Launches to International Space Station, Japanese Cargo Spacecraft Departs from Space Station and more ...
November 1, 2019
Rockets are dangerous. And before we strap our star sailors in, we need to know there is a proven escape plan.
November 1, 2019
Nujoud Merancy, Exploration Mission Planning Office Chief, returns to the podcast to explain how the mission architecture of the Artemis program differs from Apollo and why it is important to develop a sustainable presence on the Moon. HWHAP Episode 116.
October 29, 2019
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
October 29, 2019
Unlike the dinosaurs, we have a space program. There are many ways we could steer an asteroid off its path towards Earth.
October 25, 2019
International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Spacewalk Update and more ...
October 25, 2019
General Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and Nick Hague, U.S. Air Force colonel and NASA astronaut, discuss how the Air Force and NASA work together and the future in space for the Air Force, NASA, and the Space Force. HWHAP Episode 115.
October 22, 2019
If a big asteroid is heading our way, how does NASA prepare for the oncoming disaster?
October 18, 2019
First All-Woman Spacewalk, New Spacesuits for Artemis Generation Astronauts and more ...
October 18, 2019
Samuel Lawrence, planetary scientist and lead lunar exploration scientist, discusses what we’ve learned about the Moon and some of the more interesting questions that we hope to answer when humans return in the Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 114.
October 16, 2019
The air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL is the vehicle selected to launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON.
October 15, 2019
NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
October 15, 2019
What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?
October 11, 2019
Power Upgrade Spacewalks Outside the Space Station, Administrator Bridenstine Checks Out Commercial Crew Progress ...
October 11, 2019
Science journalist and Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin discusses why the Moon is a desirable object for exploration and makes the case for ​applying the lessons of the Apollo lunar program to NASA's Artemis program. HWHAP Episode 113.
October 10, 2019
Every summer, fresh faces flood NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. They are the interns. Each new face comes with an idea to share — a contribution to make to the agency. Space Communications and Navigation interns contribute across many diverse disciplines, from cybersecurity to public outreach.
October 8, 2019
On February 15, 2003, the sky exploded in Russia.
October 4, 2019
Expedition 60 Crew Returns Safely from International Space Station, Fast-Track to the Moon: NASA Opens Call for Artemis Lunar Landers and more ...
October 4, 2019
For over 20 years, NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has been the workhorse of uncrewed spaceflight, enabling exploration of Pluto, the Sun, the Earth and other worlds. In this episode, we hear from Amanda Mitskevich and Chuck Dovale - two leaders within LSP.
October 4, 2019
A discussion of historical space policy with Stephen Garber and Glen Asner, co-authors of "Origins of 21st Century Space Travel," which examines the formation of NASA's Decadal Planning Team, the tragic Columbia accident, and the direction of NASA after the accident, which they argue shapes how the agency is laid out today. HWHAP Episode 112.
October 2, 2019
The upcoming season will feature stories of asteroid exploration.
October 2, 2019
NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars.
October 1, 2019
What's happened with InSight since it landed on Mars?
September 27, 2019
New Crew Arrives at the International Space Station, Japanese Cargo Ship Launches to the Space Station and more ...
September 27, 2019
Just like earthquakes help scientists figure out what's going on inside our home planet, moonquakes have taught scientists a lot about the interior of the Moon.
September 27, 2019
Benji Reed, director of Crew Mission Management for SpaceX, talks about the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the testing and training thus far including an uncrewed mission to the station, and the exciting future for the commercial crew vehicle. HWHAP Episode 111.
September 20, 2019
In this episode we talk about how we’re developing new tools to search for life on Mars.
September 20, 2019
Highlighting Artemis with Help from Hollywood, Next Space Station Crew Trains at Kazakh Launch Site and more ...
September 18, 2019
NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir talks about her path to becoming an astronaut, her education in biology and space, her research studying marine mammals and birds in Antarctica, and her training to prepare for her first space mission. HWHAP Episode 110.
September 18, 2019
Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit.
September 13, 2019
Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for 1st Time, Next Space Station Crew Departs for Kazakh Launch Site and more ...
September 13, 2019
Women Excelling in Life & Leadership (WELL) hosted a panel discussion highlighting the legacy of women in spaceflight with panelists who worked at NASA during Apollo and current employees who carry on that legacy today. HWHAP Episode 109.
September 12, 2019
Early in its history, the Moon was molten, with “fire fountains” erupting from its surface. How did the Moon cool down and become the quiet, cratered world we know today? NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green chats with NASA’s Deputy Chief Scientist Dave Draper about the Moon’s volcanic past and what we have learned from Apollo lunar samples.
September 11, 2019
Every member of the NASA team is critical to our success, even if they're still finishing school. In this episode, we hear from two of our summer interns, Amber George and Peter Henson, during their first week here and their first impressions.
September 6, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Seen from Space, International Space Station’s Next Crew Prepares for Launch and more ...
September 6, 2019
Tony Castilleja and Celena Dopart, Boeing engineers, talk about the Boeing Starliner spacecraft and all the testing and training happening to get the vehicle and crew ready for the first missions. HWHAP Episode 108.
September 4, 2019
Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design.
September 3, 2019
In this episode streamed on August 29, 2019, we talk about how we design and build robots to work with humans in space.
August 30, 2019
Recognizing Women’s Contributions to Space Exploration, Space Station Cameras Capture Views of Hurricane Dorian and more ...
August 30, 2019
Space philosopher and author Frank White discusses the impact of looking down at the Earth from above, and how it can create a shift in the way astronauts view and think about our planet and life itself. HWHAP Episode 107.
August 23, 2019
A New Commercial Docking Port at the Space Station, Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council and more ...
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