At the California Science Center, we love to wonder and be curious about the world around us. In each new episode, join host Perry Roth-Johnson as he chats with scientists, engineers, museum professionals, and others to find answers to questions you might have wondered. New episodes every other Wednesday.
...what scientists did to stay connected during the pandemic? (with Sian Proctor)
It’s been a little more than one year since the COVID-19 pandemic started and the California Science Center closed to the public. By the time you hear this, though, the Science Center will have just reopened our doors to our guests—running at 25%...
...how engineers protect their spacecraft from failing? (with Tracy Drain)
We are wrapping up our series on space exploration, with an inside look at what makes a mission to space successful. Have you ever been on a road trip, only to have your car break down and leave you stranded out in the middle of nowhere? Imagine how...
...if you can be an astronaut right here on Earth? (with Sian Proctor)
Well, it’s official. NASA stuck the landing on Mars with its latest rover, Perseverance! And even though it will likely be decades before we send humans to Mars, many folks are now excitedly talking about how Perseverance will lay the groundwork for...
...who drives a Mars rover? (with Hallie Abarca)
When this episode airs, NASA will be just one day away from landing another rover on Mars. On February 18, the Perseverance rover will reach the surface of the Red Planet, capping off a journey that started with a rocket launch last July.In an earlier...
REBROADCAST: ...how to build robots that go to space? (with Matthew Frost)
We're eagerly anticipating another Mars rover landing on February 18! So in case you missed it, we're rebroadcasting our interview with Matthew Frost, the lead engineer for the robot arm on NASA's Perseverance rover.--For the last few episodes, we've...
...why we keep going back to the Moon? (with Kelsey Young)
We are kicking off a new series on space exploration, which is particularly relevant this month because a new Mars rover named Perseverance is hurtling towards The Red Planet for its landing on February 18. And joining me along for the ride as co-host...
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