In this episode:
We meet the president of Space Foundation Certification Partner, Chris Falk. Chris purchased Heatsheets with a partner from its founder, David Deigan, in 2013. Chris is an avid endurance athlete with multiple Ironman, marathon and long biking events.
Chris talks about his experience as an endurance athlete and why he wanted to purchase the company. He explains what makes Heatsheets different from other mylar blankets and the space technology used to create it. We learn about the applications of the Heatsheet, not only in endurance sports but its use in emergency situations and military applications as well.
Chris tells us about how veteran amputee Kirstie Ennis, recipient of the 2019 Pat Tilmann ESPY Award, used a Heatsheet in an attempt to conquer the seven summits. He explains the joy that comes from stories like hers, as well as giving Heatsheets to exhausted marathoners post-race and from hearing from military members telling stories of using the product in times of need.
We also hear about the benefits of the Space Foundation Certification Seal. The Certification Seal is special recognition for successfully bringing the beneﬁts of space technology to everyday lives on Earth.
Introductory and closing music: Paint the Sky by Hans Atom (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/hansatom/50718 Ft: Miss Judged