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 
Bonus Briefing
Posted on Mar 29, 2019

As you may have heard, astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to perform a spacewalk today. AirSpace hosts Emily, Matt, and Nick break down why this changed. 

Topics: Space Human spaceflight People
Story AirSpace Season 2|Ep. 2
Rover R-E-S-P-E-C-T 
Posted on Mar 28, 2019

AirSpace listeners know that no space mission is complete without a cool name, and there’s no “higher” recognition than having a space probe named in your honor (see what we did there?). 

Topics: People Science Robotics Solar System
Story AirSpace Season 2|Ep. 1
Get Off of My Cloud
Posted on Mar 14, 2019

Welcome to SEASON 2 of AirSpace! We’re back with more stories that defy gravity, and in this exciting episode, we’ll hear about one man’s terrifying ordeal trying to get back down to the ground.

Topics: Aviation People Science
Story AirSpace Ep.20:
When You Wish Upon a Star
Posted on Dec 20, 2018

Emily, Matt, and Nick give a download on why meteor showers occur, when’s the best time to watch, and what you’re looking at (spoiler: most meteors are A LOT smaller than you think).

Topics: Space Astronomy Solar System
Story AirSpace Ep.19:
Spirit in the Sky
Posted on Dec 13, 2018

In this episode, Emily, Matt, and Nick will unpack the often philosophical, sometimes spiritual reactions to viewing of Earth from above. 

Topics: Space Apollo program Human spaceflight Moon (Earth)
Story AirSpace Ep.18:
Good Vibrations
Posted on Nov 23, 2018

Have you heard? NASA’s InSight lander is set to touchdown on Mars next Monday, November 26. So, grab your popcorn and leftover turkey and get ready to witness the latest Martian robot land on the Red Planet.

Topics: Space Robotics Solar System
Story AirSpace Ep.17:
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Posted on Nov 08, 2018

2 Space Shuttles + 1 asteroid the size of Texas + a dash of 90s rock = the most terribly wonderful space movie of all time? Well, maybe for Emily, Matt, and Nick.  This fall has got us hooked on space movies. So, Emily, Matt, and Nick decided to rewatch the 1998 film Armageddon to see how many inaccuracies they could find. 

Topics: Space Human spaceflight Space Shuttle program People Society and Culture
Story AirSpace Ep.16:
Rocket Man
Posted on Oct 25, 2018

AirSpace hosts give their take on First Man, the new biopic about the original Moon-walker Neil Armstrong. Spoiler – they land on the Moon.

Topics: Space Apollo program Human spaceflight Moon (Earth) Society and Culture
Story AirSpace Ep.15:
Smoke From a Distant Fire
Posted on Oct 11, 2018

Wildfire season is getting longer, according to the US Forest Service, making firefighting a bigger, more vital operation each year. In this episode, Emily, Matt, and Nick take a look at how the pros fight wildfires with everything from large water-carrying airtankers and helicopters to daring smokejumpers who parachute into the blaze equipped with axes, shovels, and chainsaws. 

Topics: Aviation Helicopters Technology and Engineering
Story AirSpace Ep.14:
Today's Lesson
Posted on Sep 27, 2018

Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe’s lesson plans fly in space 32 years later. 

Topics: Space Science