Dare to Explore is a podcast from the Space Camp Explorers Club featuring interviews with friends of the Rocket Center, Space Camp Alumni, engineers, scientists, and explorers of all types.
Episode 4: Suzanne Saltz
Suzanne Saltz is a First Assistant Director and Director on the hit television program NCIS Los Angeles. She’s worked on shows like Six Feet Under, Bones and Pushing Daisies. Though she ended up in Hollywood, Suzanne began her journey dreaming of space, having attended Space Camp as a teenager. Today, she’s also on the Space Camp Alumni board of directors.
Episode 3: Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides is an alumni of Space Camp and author of The New Right Stuff: Using Space to Bring Out the Best in You. Co-founder of global space party Yuri’s Night, Whitesides is a Founder Astronaut with Virgin Galactic and creator of SpaceKind leadership training.
Episode 2: Kenny Mitchell
Kenny Mitchell is a retired NASA engineer of 40 years. Mitchell worked at the Marshall Space Flight Center on the development of the Saturn V rocket that took man to the moon in 1969 and developed Environmental Control and Life Support Systems for Skylab and the International Space Station.
Episode 1: Homer Hickam
Homer Hickam is a former NASA aerospace engineer, Vietnam veteran, and acclaimed author of 19 books. The 1999 film October Sky was based on his memoir, Rocket Boys. Hickam was responsible for training astronauts for Spacelab and the Hubble Space Telescope launch and repair, as well as serving as payload training manager for the International Space Station.
The amazing world of space travel.
These are absolutely some of the most fascinating and intriguing people I’ve ever heard interviewed. You just never know what is out there going on in the world of space exploration until you stumble across a podcast like this.
Thank you for these great interviews - an inspiration to hear these individuals and what made them Dare to Explore!