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Fri, January 8 2021

George Robert Carruthers: Astronautical Engineer and Astronomer

Astronautical engineer and astronomer George Robert Carruthers, a name well-known and dearly regarded in the space science community, and a good friend of the National Air and Space Museum, passed away on Saturday, December 26 after a long illness.

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Sun, December 20 2020

Five Things We Learned from Victor Glover

Discover what it's really like to live and work in space! Astronaut Victor Glover shares his thoughts and little-known facts about being an astronaut.

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Victor Glover
Wed, December 16 2020

Revisiting the Soviet Lunar Sample Return Missions

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission successfully brought back pristine Moon samples to Earth. The last time such a feat was accomplished was during the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 mission in 1976. A total of three robotic sample return missions, as part of the Cold War Moon Race with the United States, were successfully executed.

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Luna 16
Tue, December 15 2020

AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Dreaming

Interplanetary road trips take a WHILE. So for this episode of Voyages to Mars, while we cruise onward towards the Red Planet, we’re listening to some poetry that pays tribute to long duration space travel.

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Voyages to Mars: Dreaming

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Tue, November 17 2020

AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Sending Humans

Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, published a few years before the world’s first satellite was even launched (!), remains one of the most influential stories of human settlement on Mars ever published.

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Voyages to Mars: Sending Humans

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Voyages to Mars
Tue, October 20 2020

AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Robots

Humans aren't yet able to go to Mars ourselves, so we’re reliant on the help of rovers and landers to be our eyes and ears on the surface - our mechanical “boots on the ground.” This episode is our ode to ROBOTS!

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Voyages to Mars: Robots

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Voyages to Mars
Tue, September 15 2020

AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Crossing Lunar Orbit

Leaving Earth on your way to Mars, the first pit stop you might make is the Moon’s orbit. In this episode, we follow three Mars-bound space travelers from Mark Wicks’ novel, To Mars via the Moon.

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Voyages to Mars: Crossing Lunar Orbit

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Voyages to Mars
Thu, August 27 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.4
The Greatest Discovery

If you had $500 MILLION dollars to spend going anywhere in the solar system (rocket not included), where would YOU go? That’s exactly what NASA asks scientists in its Discovery Program. 

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The Greatest Discovery

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Tue, August 18 2020

AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Launch

To accompany NASA's Perseverance rover on its seven-month journey, we’re compiling a literary mixtape of Martian-themed sci-fi set to music by DJ Kid Koala.

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Voyages to Mars: Launch

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Voyages to Mars
Thu, August 13 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.3
Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs

We’ve talked about planetary protection on the pod before, but it’s never felt closer to home than now, so we’re digging a little deeper into what it takes to keep our planet safe from space germs and keep space safe from Earth germs.

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Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs

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