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Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. First-time space explorers welcome.

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Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. First-time space explorers welcome.

    Webb’s First Images

    Webb’s First Images

    On July 12, 2022, a fundamentally new era of exploring our universe begins. This special season finale episode features an overview of the James Webb Space Telescope’s first detailed cosmic images. Learn what this historic moment means from astronomer Michelle Thaller.

    Field Notes: Astronaut Shannon Walker

    Field Notes: Astronaut Shannon Walker

    From dusty deserts to icy mountain tops, NASA experts visit incredible places along their career path. But what about our explorers who take their work off the Earth? Join astronaut Shannon Walker on a look back at her excursions into space.

    Up and Away with Sounding Rockets

    Up and Away with Sounding Rockets

    Explore sounding rockets, and the experiments they take to the skies, with space physicist Alexa Halford and sounding rocket program assistant chief Cathy Hesh.

    The Search For Life: Are We Alone?

    The Search For Life: Are We Alone?

    Are we alone in the universe? It's a question studied in science fiction, but also by teams here at NASA. Join us as we search for signs of life outside of Earth with scientists Aki Roberge, Ravi Kopparapu, and Shawn Domagal-Goldman.

    How to Grow Plants in Space

    How to Grow Plants in Space

    As humanity sets its sights on longer-term life in space, we’re going to need ways to sustain ourselves. That’s where plants come into play! Take a tour of Kennedy Space Center’s lush Plant Processing Area with Ray Wheeler, Ralph Fritsche, and Gioia Massa - the scientists studying how to grow food in space!

    Going Supersonic!

    Going Supersonic!

    When a plane flies faster than the speed of sound, you get a sonic boom! But what if we could change those physics? Join NASA test pilot Nils Larson and aerospace engineer Lori Ozoroski to hear how we’re flying faster than the speed of sound, and making that supersonic flight quieter, too.

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601 Ratings

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Love this podcast look forward to the next season keep up that amazing work and thank you!

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Keeping ideas and enthusiasm alive

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I want to have my grandkids feel that same sense of awe and these podcasts let me share that feeling with them. Movies are great. But these are real people describing and tell real stories.

Thank you for this podcast. It is a bit of good news to sustain us through all the gloomy times we are enduring right now.

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