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.