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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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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