Episodes
You might think you know Earth, but astronaut’s views from outer space help us see our world in a whole new light.
Published 10/20/20
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt a daring feat: to briefly reach out its mechanical arm and grab a sample from an asteroid’s surface. Dante Lauretta, Heather Enos, and Ron Mink introduce you to NASA’s asteroid hunter and what this sample return mission means for us here on Earth.
Published 10/19/20
New Crew Safely Aboard Space Station and more ...
Published 10/16/20
Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi are NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to the International Space Station for the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. They share stories of their families, careers, training, and their upcoming mission. HWHAP Episode 166.
Published 10/16/20
In season 3, we’ll travel to the ends of the Earth with scientists who explore different aspects of our unique planet.
Published 10/13/20
American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station.
Published 10/13/20
Next Space Station Crew Prepares for Launch in Kazakhstan, and more ...
Published 10/09/20
Kate Rubins, NASA astronaut and flight engineer for the upcoming Expedition 64 mission on the International Space Station, details her passion for science, and her previous experience on the station, and her anticipation of conducting more research in microgravity. HWHAP Episode 165.
Published 10/09/20
Orbiting 250 miles above Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station explore farther into our solar system and work on thousands of studies that will help us back here on Earth. Join ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA scientist Sharmila Bhattacharya on an adventure to our “orbiting laboratory.”
Published 10/09/20
While more research is needed, Smith and others are fascinated by the possibility that airborne microbes could also be found elsewhere in the solar system, and beyond.
Published 10/09/20
Astronaut Chris Hadfield flew to space three times, and was the first Canadian to walk in space. His cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity that he recorded on the International Space Station has over 47 million views, and as you're about to hear, he's given a lot of thought to the future of space exploration, and what it can mean for all of us.
Published 10/05/20
Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. Go asteroid hunting, explore faraway galaxies, and watch a black hole as it begins to form. First-time space explorers welcome.
Published 10/05/20
Dr. Grace Douglas, lead scientist for NASA's Advanced Food Technology at the Johnson Space Center, shares the challenges of supplying food for a trip to Mars. Douglas describes the importance of variety, preservation, and farming on this sixth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 164.
Published 10/02/20
The Space Station’s Next Crew Heads to Launch Site and more ...
Published 10/02/20
NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach.
Published 09/28/20
An update to plans for Artemis … The next space station crew trains for its mission … And collaboration in the interest of space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
Published 09/25/20
A great era of exploration of the icy moons is about to begin. Athena Coustenis of the Paris Observatory talks about missions to the icy moons of the outer solar system and international collaborations with NASA and ESA.
Published 09/25/20
Jamie Semple and Mike McGlone, education specialist and coordinator, respectively, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, share how students and teachers get involved in the form of student programs and challenges that contribute to missions across the agency. HWHAP Episode 163.
Published 09/25/20
Observing Record Atlantic Storm Season from Space and more ...
Published 09/18/20
Dr. Tom Williams, element scientist for human factors and behavioral performance in the Human Research Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, details a reminder called CONNECT and how it not only benefits astronauts in space but those on terra firma here on Earth. HWHAP Episode 162.
Published 09/18/20
NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
Published 09/13/20
Space Resources Key to Safe and Sustainable Lunar Exploration and more ...
Published 09/11/20
Joel Walker and Linda Spuler, NASA’s Johnson Space Center director of center operations and emergency manager, respectively, describe the daily tasks involved in running a space center and how we prepare for and respond to scenarios like hurricanes or pandemics. HWHAP Episode 161.
Published 09/11/20
If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us.
Published 09/11/20
Chel Stromgren, Chief Scientist of Binera, Inc. and part of NASA’s Mars Integration Group, lays out the complexities and the innovative strategies needed to pack for a human mission to Mars on this fifth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 160.
Published 09/05/20