As space science educator at Cosmosphere, it's Caleb Gimar's job to keep his eyes to the skies. This Friday, the international space museum and education center in Kansas is hosting a sky-watching event with a spectacular view. He explains what to look for the night of July 27, 2018, no matter where you may be.
Space camp counselor and Kansas school teacher Mary Ellen Kirkbride talks how she and hundreds of others spend their summer vacation: getting to visit places like Cape Canaveral, launching simulated satellites and preparing for possible careers in the space industry.
To go farther into space, there's a need to feed astronauts on long trips. A new contest for students in grades 4-12 aims to find ways to grow food gardens sustainable in outer space. It could land you a free spot in an aerospace camp and put you in touch with astronauts at the International Space Station. Listen for more details. And enter here.
Glen Fountain, former project manager for NASA's New Horizons Pluto project, stops by for a visit to talk about what they're learning about deep space, the formation of the solar system and traveling at 7 miles per second.
NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey on Christmas Eve, and that draws a lot of attention each year. But they spend the rest of the year tracking threats to North America, like North Korea's nuclear tests and debris we've left in outer space. An interview with the North American Aerospace Command in Colorado Springs.
Curt Mason, a NASA launch communicator, is on a mission to see all 30 remaining SR-71 Blackbirds still in existence. His grandfather helped design the plane, which was also featured in our first episode. We caught up with him on his visit to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.