NASA’s Podcast Boasts Real Space Stories

Do you want to hear astronauts themselves talk about the possibility of life on Saturn’s moon, the adventures of planet protection officers against alien microbes, and other real stories that could have come from science fiction books but definitely didn’t? You might want to check out NASA’s official website for their fantastic podcast.

The podcast features plenty of astronauts reliving their greatest accomplishments and talking about their rigorous training. Recent episodes bring you audio from inside the Orion, the capsule that NASA is developing to carry a crew of four astronauts into deep space, and along Scott Tingle’s path from test pilot to astronaut.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center launched “Houston, We Have a Podcast” last July 2017 and has since released more than 40 episodes on its official site. The cleverly-titled podcast is revitalized every week, which means you only have to wait that long to get your new fill of amazing space-related content.

The show overflows with the voices of the engineers, researchers and mission control flight directors who develop and test NASA’s most complex technology and protect astronauts during their flights. There’s historical information on pioneering missions and space explorers, too.

While on the way home from work, shopping at the grocery, or making dinner, you might want to relive your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut. Thanks to the podcast form, it has never been this contemporary and accessible.

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Students Discover Rare NASA Suits At Thrift Store

With the recent discovery of four Earth-sized planets (two of which could be habitable!), NASA may want to stock up on astronauts. If anything, they won’t have to worry about uniforms. Two students bargain shopping at a Florida thrift store scored rare NASA suits at only 20 cents each. Now that’s a steal.

According to experts at the American Space Museum, the astronauts’ names and flight dates on the white labels seem to match the time astronauts George “Pinky” Nelson, PhD, Robert A. Parker, PhD, and Charles D. Walker, a payload specialist , flew shuttle missions between 1983 and 1985.

Talia Rappa and Skylar Ashworth plan to auction the suits, which could go for up to $5,000 each. Do I now wish I made this miraculous discovery? Um, yes.

“It just blows my mind,” Ashworth said, “It (the bin holding the suits) was under two other big totes, I moved them off to the side and I’m digging through a whole bunch of sweaters and stuff, and I found the white one with the patch just kind of laying there.”

I feel you, Skylar. I’d be out of my mind as well. A portion of the auction proceeds will go to the museum, while the rest will fund both students’ tuition fees. That’s pretty out of this world.

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