NASA EDGE. One NASA. Two hosts. Twenty thousand plus rocket scientists. We have liftoff!
NASA EDGE is different. Unscripted and unpredictable, NASA EDGE takes a unique look in and around the greatest space program on the planet.
Whether it’s the latest launch or the coolest gadgets, NASA EDGE hosts provide an offbeat, funny and informative look behind the NASA curtain. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about NASA but thought you needed to be a rocket scientist, wait no longer. Watch NASA EDGE and embrace your inner astronaut.
Imaging Artemis I with SCIFLI
Artemis I is launching soon, and even NASA has its own front-row seat for the launch with Scientifically Calibrated In-Flight Imagery (SCIFLI). During launch and recovery, the NASA SCIFLI team will capture super high-fidelity imagery of the rocket and parachutes on re-entry across multiple spectrums. Join NASA EDGE as they hear first-hand from the SCIFLI team about how this imagery will help NASA, Artemis, and even future missions operate safely and efficiently. Also, we get the latest on SCIFLI’s newest instrument, SCIFLI Airborne Multispectral Imager (SAMI), flying aboard NASA’s WB-57.
Honey, I Shrunk the Payload
It’s the season of sequels, reboots, and blockbusters, and Honey, I Shrunk the Payload Challenge may be the hit of the summer. NASA EDGE looks at the three finalists competing to develop incredibly small payloads to potentially fly to the moon with NASA and how they were inspired to scale down their instruments for challenge success! Plus, NASA EDGE explores their own miniaturization techniques. Check it out.
NASA’s Honey, I Shrunk the Payload Challenge was made possible by the NASA Tournament Lab, which is part of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) in NASA’s Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing program. It was funded by the agency's Game Changing Development Program in support of NASA's Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative, which aims to enable human and robotic exploration on the Moon and future operations on Mars.
The GOES-T Rollout Show
On February 28, 2022, NASA EDGE provided live coverage of the rollout of NOAA’s GOES-T satellite from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. GOES-T is the third in a series of four satellites specifically flown to provide a continuous record of high-quality imagery, weather, environmental, and space weather data for the entire Western Hemisphere. Guest on the show include NOAA’s GOES-R Program System Program Director Pam Sullivan, NOAA’s GOES-R Chief Scientist Dan Lindsay, NASA GOES-R Deputy System Program Director Ed Grigsby, NASA GOES-R Flight Project Manager Candace Carlisle, and our good buddy, Mic Woltman from NASA’s Launch Services Program. Today’s forecast: 100% visibility with a slight chance of buffering.
The IXPE Show
On December 8, 2021 NASA EDGE provided live coverage for the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. IXPE will give scientists around the world an unprecedented look at some of our galaxies most mysterious and complex objects, like Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and more. Guests on the show include NASA Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz, IXPE Deputy Principal Investigator Brian Ramsey, IXPE Lead Mirror Scientist Stephen Bongiorno, IXPE Project Manager Randy Baggett, and NASA Launch Program Office’s Mic Woltman.
The Antarctic Eclipse Show
NASA EDGE talks NASA Heliophysics, NASA Solar Missions, Eclipses, and Space Weather as the perfect setup for exclusive, high-resolution footage of the 2021 Antarctic Total Solar Eclipse. Join Blair and Franklin as the talk with NASA Scientists Kelly Korreck, Michael Kirk, and Jesse Woodroffe before sharing this exclusive eclipse footage provided by the J. M. Pasachoff Antarctic Eclipse Expedition.
The Dart Show
On November 22, 2021 NASA EDGE provide coverage of the transition of the SpaceX Falcon 9 going vertical prior to the launch of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Associate Administrator Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Planetary Science Division Director Lori Glaze, and NASA’s Launch Services Program Office’s Mic Woltman and more joined the show to discuss this amazing proof of concept mission for our planet’s defense.