The Weekly Space Hangout is recorded every Friday on the Cosmoquest G+
page. Join Fraser Cain and our rotating group of space journalists for the rundown on this week's space, science and astronomy news.
Weekly Space Hangout: December 16, 2020 – John Powell Tells Us About PongSats and Airship to Orbit
Please welcome our guest tonight, John Powell, President of JP Aerospace, a nonprofit that launches student designed Pongsats (i.e., experiments that fit inside of a ping pong ball,) and other experiments to the edge of space using balloons. To date, over 80,000 students have participated in this program with plans to expand it even further. … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: December 16, 2020 – John Powell Tells Us About PongSats and Airship to Orbit"
Weekly Space Hangout: December 9, 2020 – Casey Dreier: Are Changes Coming to NASA/US Space Policy?
We are pleased to once again welcome Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society to the WSH. Casey will update us (as much as possible) about Space Policy changes that may occur once the new American Presidential administration takes office on January 20, 2021. As Chief Advocate, Casey is the public face of The Planetary Society’s … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: December 9, 2020 – Casey Dreier: Are Changes Coming to NASA/US Space Policy?"
Weekly Space Hangout: December 2, 2020 – Dr. Ingrid Daubar, Planetary Scientist, Brown University
This week we are joined by Dr. Ingrid Daubar, Planetary Scientist from Brown University studying impact cratering within our solar system. Dr. Daubar is part of a team that has been using a new AI classification tool to identify geologic features on planetary surfaces, such as Mars. Ingrid has been involved in planetary science for … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: December 2, 2020 – Dr. Ingrid Daubar, Planetary Scientist, Brown University"
Weekly Space Hangout: November 25, 2020, Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist, the JUICE Mission
This week we are aired Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist on the JUICE mission. Olivier studied fundamental physics and astrophysics at the universities of Paris XI (Orsay) and Lyon between 1990 and 1996. He obtained a PhD at the University of Grenoble in 2000. In 1995, he successfully completed the exams … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: November 25, 2020, Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist, the JUICE Mission"
Weekly Space Hangout: November 18, 2020 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Planetary Scientist and Dragonfly Mission Architect
This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Ralph Lorenz, planetary scientist and aerospace engineer from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Ralph is the Mission Architect of the upcoming Dragonfly Mission to Titan, and the author of the new book, Saturn’s Moon Titan Owners’ Workshop Manual. Ralph was a member of the … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: November 18, 2020 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Planetary Scientist and Dragonfly Mission Architect"
Weekly Space Hangout: November 11, 2020 – Amy Ross, NASA Engineer and Space Suit Designer
This week we are excited to welcome Amy Ross, NASA Space Suit Engineer, to the WSH. Amy is the team lead for the Exploration Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) Pressure Garment Subsystem (PGS) as well as Space Suit Pressure Garment Technology Development. The team’s primary focus is the design, fabrication, qualification testing, and flight hardware delivery … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: November 11, 2020 – Amy Ross, NASA Engineer and Space Suit Designer"
Great show about space
they cover the weekly news in space and science, been a long term listener and will be forever to come
A genuinely honest review...
Host, Fraser Cain, speaks with some of the world's most scholarly journalists to discuss weekly news about space, science, and astronomy. A wonderful concept with the potential to be a great Podcast; however, I'm completely dumbfounded as to why such a well-educated and intelligent group of academics can't seem to figure out how to record a proper Podcast?? Each and every week, the audio quality/engineering is an absolute atrocity!! The guest's completely drop out in the middle of their discussions, often for several minutes at a time, the vocal quality sound as if it's being routed through the International Space Station and sent back to Mr. Cain's iPhone, and both the host and each guest's vocal level varies from barely audible to painfully loud (and always "tinny"). Unfortunately, this Podcast is run by amateurs, which makes it entirely unlistenable. For the love of God, please learn how to record a Podcast (or at the very least, try!) - it could be great. 5 stars for the guests, 0 stars for the audio quality, and 2 stars for Fraser Cain as a host.
Could be great
Fraser Cain has been a great space educator for years, and the content and guests of this podcast are top tier.