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I Grew an Inch in Space

Retired NASA astronaut, former NFL wide receiver, and avid dog lover, Leland Melvin joins Rae to talk about food, fitness, and fetch in space. Questions include: What would it be like to play with your dog in space? Can you play sports in microgravity? How does the body physically change in the absence of gravity? Why do people grow in space? What mental changes occur in space? What is the best space food? What kind of physical exercises do astronauts do? Who ran a marathon in space? What...


An Astronaut’s Long-Distance Relationship Advice

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger joins Rae to explain what it’s like to call space your home. Questions Include: What is it like to live in space? What is the most beautiful place on Earth?What food cravings do astronauts have? What’s life like after re-entry? How do you exercise on a spacecraft? How does microgravity affect the human body? Do astronauts stink? Are astronauts the best roommates? How do astronauts deal with long-distance relationships? Is it difficult sleeping in space?...


What do aliens really look like? [Seth Shostak]

Astrobiologist Seth Shostak of the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute (SETI) joins Rae and Steve to answer astronomical questions about life on other planets. Questions Include: What will aliens look like? Will aliens have pets? Do aliens think about us? How accurate are sci-fi aliens? What does the government know that we don’t know? What will alien culture and language be like? When will we find biology on other planets? Is there alien A.I.? Do they live among us? Follow I...


I Need My Space - Trailer

Outer space doesn’t have to be all uncharted territory and vast unknowns. I Need My Space, a weekly podcast from Inverse, enlists experts, explorers, and enthusiasts to answer the questions that are worth spacing out over. Hosted by space editor Rae Paoletta and comedian Steve Ward, each 45-minute episode will launch headfirst into topics of astronomical proportions with an approachable style. When will we realistically get to Mars? How would we build a space colony better than Earth?...


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