We see the connections to aviation and space in literally everything. From our favorite movies and the songs in our playlists to the latest news of space exploration and your commercial flight home for the holidays – aerospace is literally everywhere you look. Twice a month our hosts riff on some of the coolest stories of aviation and space history, news, and culture. We promise, whether you’re an AVGeek, wannabe Space Camper, or none of the above, you’ll find not only a connection to your life but you’ll learn something interesting in the process.

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Story AirSpace Season 4, Ep. 1
Cool It Now
Posted on Feb 11, 2021

Right now COVID-19 vaccines are traveling across the country and around the world – and air travel is a critical component of this supply chain. On today’s episode we’re breaking down the history of the cold chain and how air safety plays a part (particularly with all that dry ice).

Topics: Aviation General aviation Commercial aviation
Story Bonus! AirSpace Presents NOVA Now Posted on Jan 14, 2021

Satellites from NASA and private companies are making headlines. What’s their history and how might their future affect space and life here on Earth?

Topics: Astronomy Navigation Observatory
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.12
Never Surrender
Posted on Dec 24, 2020

It’s safe to say that the AirSpace pod loves Galaxy Quest, but doesn’t everyone!? It has it all: sci-fi, action, and comedy, an underdog who saves the day, and feel good story with space aliens! For the Trekkies among us, it’s an unswerving love letter to the importance of fans in any successful franchise. In the final episode of season 3, Emily, Matt, and Nick discuss why this is the movie to watch with your family this holiday season.

Topics: Society and Culture
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.11
Blinded by the Light
Posted on Dec 10, 2020

Most of us live in places that give us a less than ideal view of the stars because of light pollution from our cities and suburbs. But keeping our skies dark is important for so many reasons – for nocturnal animals, for science and astronomy, and for cultural traditions around the world.

Topics: Astronomy Navigation Observatory
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.10
Station to Station
Posted on Nov 26, 2020

We all need a little self-care these days, so in honor of the ISS's 20th anniversary, we’ll tell you about what astronaut life is like when they aren’t doing the extraordinary science, essential maintenance, and extraterrestrial chores necessary to sustain our home in space.

Topics: Space Human spaceflight Space stations People
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.9
Fly Girl
Posted on Nov 12, 2020

On this episode of AirSpace we’re spotlighting the heroic service and enduring legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP. More than 1000 of these fearless women flew as civilians for the Army Air Forces during World War II. And we’ll hear firsthand from three women connected to the WASP legacy, including a WASP herself, Nell “Mickey” Bright.

Topics: Aviation People Women World War II
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.8
Open the Gate
Posted on Oct 22, 2020

We’re all fans of something—movies, tv shows, video games, comic books, sports teams, you name it!—and that can help us connect with new people with shared interests and frames of reference. In this episode, we’re talking about how and why fan communities form, and what happens when the barrier to entry turns toxic and targeted.

Topics: People Society and Culture
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.7
Danger Zone
Posted on Oct 08, 2020

There have been great movies about military aviation for almost as long as there have been movies and airplanes—seriously, the very first Best Picture Oscar went to a WWI aero-epic called Wings (and if you ever win bar trivia with that, buy us a drink). Eventually, the US military realized that high adventure onscreen could boost their recruiting efforts, and began to officially cooperate with films featuring flying service members. In this episode, we’ll look at two movies staring iconic aviators—Top Gun and Captain Marvel—and discuss how the military leans into their role as supporting players on the silver screen.

Topics: Aircraft Military aviation Society and Culture
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.6
The Long Way Home
Posted on Sep 24, 2020

About 82,000 American service members are listed as Missing in Action – 72,000 from World War II alone. Recent technologies like robotic submersibles, advanced sonar, and DNA matching are making it easier for recovery operations to find the downed airplanes, and identify the remains of service members.

Topics: Aviation People World War II
Story AirSpace Season 3|Ep.5
Me and the Sky
Posted on Sep 10, 2020

If you’re a Broadway fan (or have been ANYWHERE near a theater in the last couple years), you’ve likely heard about Come From Away—the Tony-award-winning smash hit musical with a story firmly rooted in generations of aviation history. 

Topics: Aviation Commercial aviation Society and Culture