This page only lists the most recent astronomy and space exploration podcasts from a variety of sources.

Skeptic Check: Political Scientist

16 Apr 2018 at 10:04am

Hundreds of thousands of scientists took to the streets during the March for Science.  The divisive political climate has spurred some scientists to deeper political engagement – publicly challenging lawmakers and even running for office themselves.   But the scientist-slash-activist model itself...

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This Week @NASA, April 13, 2018

13 Apr 2018 at 12:46pm
Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Tour of the Moon in 4K and more ... Read more...

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Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission

13 Apr 2018 at 9:52am
A conversation with Doug Caldwell, instrument scientist for the Kepler Space Telescope, and who’s now working on NASA’s next planet-hunting mission— the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS. Read more...

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Tough and Competent

13 Apr 2018 at 7:30am
Colonel TJ Creamer shares his story from humble beginnings in the military to tweeting from the International Space Station. Creamer describes his transition as the first and only individual to be both an astronaut and a flight director. HWHAP Episode 40. Read more...

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Ep 487: Dark Matter: 2018 Edition

12 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm
Last week, we gave you an update in particle physics. This week it’s time to see what’s new in the world of dark matter. Spoiler alert, we still have no idea what it is, but maybe a few more ideas for what it isn’t. Read more...

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Gravity Assist: TESS & Exoplanets with Martin Still

12 Apr 2018 at 10:18am
On Monday, April 16th, NASA is scheduled to launch its newest exoplanet hunter: the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Read more...

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This Week @NASA, April 6, 2018

6 Apr 2018 at 12:18pm
NASA Selects Lockheed Martin to Build X-Plane, Science Launched to Space Station and more ... Read more...

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BEAM and Expandable Spacecraft

6 Apr 2018 at 7:30am
Rajib Dasgupta and Gerard Valle talk about the commercial test module currently attached to the International Space Station called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). The respective former and current project managers for BEAM discuss the history and future of expandable spacecraft. HW... Read more...

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Ep 486: Particle Physics Update

5 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm
It’s time for a news update. This time from the field of particle physics. It turns out there have been all kinds of new and interesting particles discovered by the Large Hadron Collider and others. Let’s get an update from Pamela. Read more...

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Kimberly Ennico Smith Talks About Pluto and Studying Space With SOFIA

5 Apr 2018 at 12:37pm
A rerun of a conversation with Kimberly Ennico Smith, project scientist for SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Read more...

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This Week @NASA, March 30, 2018

30 Mar 2018 at 12:55pm
Spacewalk Aboard the Space Station, Launch Preparations Continue for NASA’s Next Planet Hunter and more ... Read more...

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Sharmila Bhattacharya on Studying How Biology Changes in Space

30 Mar 2018 at 8:47am
A conversation with Sharmila Bhattacharya, senior scientist in the Space Biosciences Research branch at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Read more...

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Stories of Her Strength

30 Mar 2018 at 7:30am
For Women's History Month we brought in 4 women in leadership at the Johnson Space Center to share their stories of persevering through challenges and rising through the ranks. HWHAP Episode 38. Read more...

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Ep 485: Docking, Refueling, and Transferring

29 Mar 2018 at 7:00pm
It’s one thing to get to space. But once you’ve made it there, what do you want to do? You’ll probably want to dock with another space ship, deliver cargo, refuel. Today we’ll talk about how all that happens. Read more...

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Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

26 Mar 2018 at 9:55am

ENCORE  Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally – like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly logical from the most famous sleuth on Baker Street. Plus, discover why animal trackers 100,000 years ago may have been the first scientists, an...

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