16 episodes

Space Curious is a podcast from WKMG and Graham Media that answers your intergalactic questions.
Each episode is designed to inspire everyone, from the space curious to the space fanatics.

Space Curious WKMG and Graham Media Group

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Space Curious is a podcast from WKMG and Graham Media that answers your intergalactic questions.
Each episode is designed to inspire everyone, from the space curious to the space fanatics.

    Introducing Your Florida Daily

    Introducing Your Florida Daily

    Florida: Where some of the best stories in the country are born. 
    Based in Orlando, journalist Katrina Scales voices a selection of the day's top headlines, along with a nugget of Florida knowledge you may have never heard before. 
    Ready by 7:00 a.m. every weekday morning.

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    • 40 sec
    When Regular Humans Go To Space

    When Regular Humans Go To Space

    SpaceX has been paid to launch four civilians into low-Earth orbit on a multi-day trip. Three of those passengers just learned they’d be going less than a year ago.
    The mission is called Inspiration4 and it's the first time regular people, not NASA astronauts, will make up the entirety of a space crew.
    To go into orbit and return home the crew will experience up to 6 G-forces, use a tiny spacecraft toilet for three days and essentially become a meteor crashing through the Earth’s atmosphere on their way back down.
    Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer and Inspiration4 mission photographer John Kraus join Space Curious to talk about what sets this mission apart and how the ragtag crew was assembled.
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    • 23 min
    Meet the Next Generation Moon Spacesuits

    Meet the Next Generation Moon Spacesuits

    NASA is trying to land boots on the moon in the next three years but the current spacesuits American and European astronauts wear haven’t been updated since 1978. And when it comes to moonwalking ... these old-school suits just won’t do. 
    Moonwalkers of the Artemis generation are going to need some new gear and very soon if NASA plans to achieve its goal.
    In this episode of Space Curious, we’ll hear from the experts developing the very first spacesuits designed for the lunar surface since the 1970s. 
    Retired NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, now with Collins Aerospace, and NASA engineer Kavya Manyapu, a spacewalk planning expert, help explain why a whole new spacesuit is needed and what we learned from the first time humans walked on the moon.
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    • 27 min
    How Big is the Solar System?

    How Big is the Solar System?

    In this episode of Space Curious experts help explain what it means to go Interstellar, how do we define the vastness of space and who’s making these decisions.
    This episode was inspired by David Mostardi, of Berkley, California, who wanted to know if the Voyager spacecraft didn't reach the Oort cloud did it really reach interstellar space?
    Alive Bowman, New Horizons missions operations manager and Stella Ocker, Cornell University planetary scientist, are this week's guests breaking down this fascinating topic.
    Original music from Rhein was used for this episode.
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    • 21 min
    Spidernauts and Space Dogs

    Spidernauts and Space Dogs

    Animal spaceflights paved the way for the first human astronauts and today creatures big and small continue to space travel advancing our knowledge of how the zero-gravity environment impacts all beings and aiding research down on Earth.
    Supercluster.com’s Astronaut Database is a compellation of every human and creature with a spaceflight experience. Chief creative officer Jamie Carreiro joins the show this week to talk about how Supercluster compiled all the non-human space travelers which includes hundreds of fruit flies, 40 dogs, 30 primates, seven bats and one cat.
    This episode was inspired by Maureen Coral, a listener who wanted to know what happened to a spider after its journey to the International Space Station.
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    • 15 min
    Why Did America Leave the Moon?

    Why Did America Leave the Moon?

    Americans have not stepped foot on the moon in nearly 50 years but that’s going to change very soon.
    This week on Space Curious Astralytical founder Laura Forcyzk helps explain why the U.S. left the moon after the final Apollo mission and hasn't been back.
    Intuitive Machines co-founder Tim Crain also joins the show to talk about the company's robotic moon lander Nova-C launching to the moon with NASA science this fall.
    In the next decade private companies like Intuitive Machines will pave the way for NASA to return humans to the moon but this time the U.S. plans to stay with a sustainable presence.
    Forcyzk said during the Apollo-era no one could have predicted the commercial space boom fueling today's growing industry. Had NASA continued with a human presence on the moon for more than 50 years without commercial support it likely would not have been sustainable financially or politically.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Alan Margolis ,

All Space Curious Podcasts

We request that Emilee start the Space Curious podcasts again. Really miss her and the podcasts. Best ever.

Seashell314 ,

Space-tastic

Love this podcast! I find space interesting but don’t know much about it. Emily does an awesome job making the topic accessible. Can’t wait to hear more!

Jonathan T. Beard ,

Fun and conversational!

I love it and can’t wait to listen to more!

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