If you’re fascinated by the idea of humans traveling through space and curious about how that all works, you’ve come to the right place. This is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Next Gen STEM
Jamie Semple and Mike McGlone, education specialist and coordinator, respectively, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, share how students and teachers get involved in the form of student programs and challenges that contribute to missions across the agency. HWHAP Episode 163.
CONNECT During Social Isolation
Dr. Tom Williams, element scientist for human factors and behavioral performance in the Human Research Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, details a reminder called CONNECT and how it not only benefits astronauts in space but those on terra firma here on Earth. HWHAP Episode 162.
Running a Space Center
Joel Walker and Linda Spuler, NASA’s Johnson Space Center director of center operations and emergency manager, respectively, describe the daily tasks involved in running a space center and how we prepare for and respond to scenarios like hurricanes or pandemics. HWHAP Episode 161.
Packing for Mars
Chel Stromgren, Chief Scientist of Binera, Inc. and part of NASA’s Mars Integration Group, lays out the complexities and the innovative strategies needed to pack for a human mission to Mars on this fifth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 160.
Welcome Home, Bob and Doug!
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley recount their return to Earth at their welcome home ceremony and crew news conference in Houston. The NASA astronauts made history in August as the first to splash down in an American spacecraft in 45 years, thus completing NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. HWHAP Episode 159.
Chris Culbert and Camille Alleyne, project manager and deputy project manager, respectively, for the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative explain how NASA will use commercially built and operated landers from American companies to send payloads to the surface of the Moon. HWHAP Episode 158.
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I really enjoy the show and usually learn something - but there are times when management types are interviewed, particularly relating to chatting up Houston - get a little old. More about Space!
I really enjoy your podcast. Gary does a great job, and I enjoy hearing from the astronauts. Less so from the management side, as those get a bit dry. You recently had an episode with Mary Jackson, who is a Flight Director. As a compliment to that, I’d love it if you could do an episode with a CapCom.
Great youthful atmosphere!