24 episodes

Outer space doesn’t have to be all uncharted territory and vast unknowns. This weekly show from Inverse, enlists the universe's greatest experts, explorers, and enthusiasts to answer the questions that are worth spacing out over.
Hosted by video producer and resident star child, Steve Ward, each episode will launch headfirst into topics of astronomical proportions with an approachable style. When will we realistically get to Mars? How would we build a space colony better than Earth? What will aliens look like? What’s it like to be married to an astronaut? What happens if you jump into a black hole? What’s the core of a gas giant?
Tune in to listen every Tuesday.
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About Inverse

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

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I Need My Space Inverse

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.4, 149 Ratings

Outer space doesn’t have to be all uncharted territory and vast unknowns. This weekly show from Inverse, enlists the universe's greatest experts, explorers, and enthusiasts to answer the questions that are worth spacing out over.
Hosted by video producer and resident star child, Steve Ward, each episode will launch headfirst into topics of astronomical proportions with an approachable style. When will we realistically get to Mars? How would we build a space colony better than Earth? What will aliens look like? What’s it like to be married to an astronaut? What happens if you jump into a black hole? What’s the core of a gas giant?
Tune in to listen every Tuesday.
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About Inverse

Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

https://www.inverse.com/

    The Moral Ambiguity of Sending Microbes to Space

    The Moral Ambiguity of Sending Microbes to Space

    Dr. Bill Miller, an evolutionary biologist and expert on the emerging science of the microbiome, chats with Steve about the ramifications of sending microbes into space.

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    Find links to Dr. Miller’s book, Twitter, and oil paintings on his website (www.themicrocosmwithin.com).

    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo

    • 47 min
    The Intergalactic Travel Bureau

    The Intergalactic Travel Bureau

    The Intergalactic Travel Bureau

    This week on 'I Need My Space' we talk to Jana Grcevich, Co-author of "Vacation Guide to the Solar System" about making travel plans in space! Grcevich is also data scientist, has a PhD in astronomy, and is an all around curious person.

    Check out her book: https://www.amazon.com/Vacation-Guide-Solar-System-Traveler/dp/0143129775/

    Download Space Vacation from Guerilla Science: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-vacation/id1202068488

    Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod

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    To continue the conversation from this episode, use the hashtag #INeedMySpace

    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.

    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.




    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo




    Sponsors:

    Thanks to HelloFresh.com for supporting I Need My Space. Go to hellofresh.com/space60 and use the code Space60 to get a total of $60 off, that's $20 off your first 3 boxes.

    • 43 min
    The Nose of NASA

    The Nose of NASA

    NASA “Nasalnaut” George Aldrich sits down with Steve to discuss the importance of smell in space.




    Questions include: What does a NASA chemical specialist do? What is the process of conducting odor tests for NASA? Why must objects be odor tested?  What is a NASA-certified nose? What happens when an object fails NASA’s odor test? Who decides what smells bad? Is odor testing a risky job? How do you get a job working for NASA? What was NASA like in the 1970s? What item stinks the most in space? Why don’t dogs do space sniffing? What are the seven primary odors? What happens when a professional sniffer gets the flu or allergies?




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    Aldrich’s appearance on Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-loAAuwJIM4




    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.




    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.




    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo




    Sponsors:

    Get a free audiobook with a 30-day free trial at audible.com/SPACE or text SPACE to 500-500.




    Other Topics Discussed Include: The golden age of NASA and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’

    • 40 min
    Aloha From "Mars"

    Aloha From "Mars"

    Lynn Levy, host of Gimlet’s ‘The Habitat’, joins Steve and guest host Moiya McTier to talk about the true story of six strangers who were picked to live in a Mars simulation, work together, and have their lives taped.

    Questions Include: How does one become a fake astronaut? Will there be psychological therapy in space? Are the HI-SEAS participants safe? What kind of entertainment do you bring on a Mars simulation? What is it like listening to 200 hours of tape? What makes up a good crew of astronauts? What kinds of conflicts arise during a Mars simulation? Why is there a space simulation in Hawaii? Is being an astronaut boring? Why doesn’t NASA study sex or romantic relationships in space?




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    Listen to ‘The Habitat’ on Gimlet: http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-habitat

    And on Apple: https://apple.co/2NJIy08

    Follow Lynn on Twitter: @LynnRLevy




    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.




    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. This episode was also produced and hosted by Moiya McTier. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.

    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Moiya: @GoAstroMo

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo




    Other Topics Discussed Include: Gimlet, ‘The Habitat’, Lynn Levy, HI-SEAS, Hawaii, and NASA

    • 42 min
    The Astronaut Instagram Star

    The Astronaut Instagram Star

    Jennifer Levasseur, museum specialist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, joins Steve to discuss photography in space, astronaut personal artifacts, and the history of space flight.




    Questions Include: What is it like being a museum curator? Is stuff that has gone to space more valuable? Which astronauts take the best photos? What are the ins and outs of astronaut photography? Do we still use Apollo-era space equipment today? How is space food packaged? Why are so many astronauts’ watches stolen? What kinds of care goes into preserving space artifacts? What is the importance of astronaut Instagram and social media accounts? Do astronauts really eat freeze-dried ice cream in space? Why do all astronauts have several jobs?




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    Follow Jennifer Levasseur on Twitter: @Mom2Remi

    The National Air and Space Museum’s website: https://airandspace.si.edu/







    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.




    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.




    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo







    Other Topics Discussed Include: John Glenn, Space Shuttle Challenger, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘For All Mankind’, astronaut photography, ‘A Beautiful Planet’, the Apollo missions, thermostabilized food, ‘Hidden Figures’, Katherine Johnson




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    • 36 min
    We Stumbled on Jupiter's 12 New Moons

    We Stumbled on Jupiter's 12 New Moons

    Today, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Inverse writer Matthew Phelan sat down with the Carnegie Institute’s Scott S. Sheppard who led the team that located the Jovian moons to tell us what this means for our solar systems and why one of the moons is especially odd. Two of the new dozen were uncovered in the spring of 2017 by Sheppard’s team bringing Jupiter’s moon count to 69 (nice), which means we now know there are 79 moons orbiting Jupiter.




    Questions Include: How did we find these new Jovian moons and why was it a serendipitous finding? What is the criteria that determines whether or not an object is a moon? How many new moons around Jupiter did we find? How do we detect new moons? What are Trojan asteroids? What are prograde and retrograde moons? What is this new “oddball” moon Valetudo and why is it different? Will there be more moons discovered around Jupiter? Is there a minimum size for a moon? What do retrograde and prograde objects tell us about the formation of our solar system? How do moons in our solar system get their names?




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    Follow Dr. Scott  S. Sheppard on the Web:

    https://carnegiescience.edu/scientist/scott-sheppard

    https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home?authuser=0




    About Inverse:

    Inverse sparks curiosity about the future. We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.




    Credits:

    ‘I Need My Space’ is an Inverse production hosted by Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen and Weston Green. This episode was also produced and hosted by Matthew Phelan. Our intro and outro music was created by Andrew Olivares.




    Steve: @stevejohnhenryw

    Andrew: https://soundcloud.com/andrewo




    Other Topics Discussed Include: Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9, The Jupiter Trojans, The Kuiper Belt, The Galilean Moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Himalia, Valetudo

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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149 Ratings

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Creative Scientific Show

This show is amazing. I love the detail it goes into on each episode and the creative concepts you guys give us. The episodes are fun to listen to and give us information. If I were to give feedback it would be to upload a little more and give us more. Based on situations you guys are in I have no idea but besides that it’s a hit.

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Smart and Fun

Love the combination of smarts and entertainment. Plus great guests and Space topics

Seawolf1819 ,

Meh

Just another group talking about the same topics but more flippantly. Found the laughing by the female commentator to be obnoxious. And you have guests who try to make jokes while side-stepping the questions. Take a guess, yer invited on the podcast...venture a guess.

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