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The Invisible Network is a NASA podcast presented by the Space Communications and Navigation program, giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the feats of engineering that make possible humanity's ambitions among the stars.

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The Invisible Network is a NASA podcast presented by the Space Communications and Navigation program, giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the feats of engineering that make possible humanity's ambitions among the stars.

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: NASA Historian Bill Barry

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: NASA Historian Bill Barry

    At its core the NASA History Office ensures that, as we look forward to the Moon, Mars and beyond, we remember the lessons we’ve learned from our predecessors. The race to the Moon in the 1960s occurred against a very different backdrop than today's Artemis program — but both exhibit what humanity can achieve when we set ourselves to lofty aims.

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dr. Jim Garvin

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dr. Jim Garvin

    There is perhaps no one better than Jim Garvin to outline the unique opportunities for research that the Artemis missions to the Moon could provide scientists on Earth. Jim is chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and a tireless champion for crewed exploration of the Moon.

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dan Curry

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Bonus Content: Dan Curry

    Science fiction and science fact have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, with ideas in one prompting innovations in the other, and so on. Dan Curry, a filmmaker, artist and visual effects producer best known for his Star Trek work, shares his perspectives.

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 14: Ansible

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 14: Ansible

    Faster-than-light communications might not be a possibility now — our current understanding of natural laws don’t allow for it. But who knows what innovations await us just beyond the horizon?

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 13: Pony Express

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 13: Pony Express

    What does the Pony Express of the 19th century have in common with the internet and disruption-tolerant networking? They're all (for their times) innovative communications technologies that revolutionize the way we share data.

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 12: Reconnaissance

    'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 12: Reconnaissance

    Without communications there is no exploration: To reveal the unknown, a spacecraft must be able to share its data. In a sense, today's space communications networks are like the roadways of ancient empires, allowing information to move across vast distances. But how might our satellite data highways evolve to enable exploration centuries from now?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Shreykatx ,

Very Informative!

Loved this podcast, it sheds light on the system powering space program and NASA. Looking forward for more episodes.

Snab118 ,

Great concept!

Really like the idea of the podcast and what they talk about but struggling to over look the narrator and the way he presents the show. The topics and deep space communication is probably the most fascinating least talked about aspect of NASA.

I just can’t get into it.

Defensman ,

Fantastic Voyager

Danny Baird wrote and produced this podcast. I was so impressed by the quality of writing, use of sound, and the overall production value and content, that I could hardly believe he works for US— our government.

I listened to all the episodes in one batch. It was not my plan. But it was so compelling that I could not stop.

NASA has always given us great pictures and magic visual moments. This podcast excites through sound.

Well Done!

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