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Citizen-scientist flight attendant shared New Horizons arrival to Pluto!

Credit; NASA

by Renee’ A. Douglass (Editor’s note: I had the pleasure of meeting Renee’ Douglass via Facebook as part of the StarTalk online community. We had the chance to meet face to face at the winter StarTalk Saturnalia party via StarTalk’s Patreon rewards. I HIGHLY recommend anyone joining that community as I have met some of the most amazing people there. Check out …

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Author Andy Weir Set To Produce Pilot for New TV Show


CBS has placed an order for a pilot episode for Andy Weir’s TV show concept, titled Mission Control. The pilot episode reunites team members from the movie The Martian, including Andy Weir as an executive producer. The action for this new project centers around the Mission Control of the near future as they juggle their personal lives and a critical …

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UpportunityU Interview: Project Possum’s Executive Director Jason Reimuller

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In today’s interview, we speak with Dr. Jason Reimuller, Executive Director of Project Possum, the citizen-scientist astronautics program. We dive deep into where his passion for space, science, and flying started, how it inspired the citizen-scientist program, what sciences like aeronomy are & the importance of noctilucent clouds, how students can join the program, and what it takes to get …

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UpportunityU Interview: “Journey To Mars” with NASA’s Jim Wilson


by Ron Sparkman / @UpportunityU When it comes to space travel, there’s nothing more popular right now than talks of  a Mars mission, especially following National Geographic‘s hit “MARS” series, Elon Musk’s big SpaceX Mars Colonization plan, and, of course, last year’s award-winning “the Martian”. These realistic ideas of traveling to Mars bring up countless questions, so in today’s interview …

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UpportunityU Interview: NORAD Tracks Santa!


by Ron Sparkman | @UpportunityU In today’s interview, we speak with  speak with Preston Schlachter from NORAD Tracks Santa! We discuss everything from fast Santa’s sleigh is, to how NORAD helps him dodge airplanes (and meteors!), and on whether or not Santa has ever met an alien! We even have a special guest that pops in from the Space Foundation …

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[VIDEO] Interview: Dr. Robert Zubrin on Musk’s SpaceX Colonization plan.

Dr. Zubrin and Elon Musk at the Mars Society Convention. Photo: The Mars Society

Contributed by Bill Hargenrader: Creator of I Love Mars (#MarsNOW) & Next Level Life; best-selling author of the “Mars Journey: Call To Action” series In this interview, Bill Hargenrader speaks with Dr. Robert Zubrin, creator of the Mars Society, about Elon Musk‘s recent SpaceX colonization plan. Check out the video below, subscribe to Bill’s “I Love Mars” YouTube series, and listen to Bill …

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[VIDEO] Interview: Leonard David, Author of “Mars”, companion book to the NatGeo TV series.

Photo: National Geographic

Contributed by Bill Hargenrader: Creator of I Love Mars (#MarsNOW) & Next Level Life; best-selling author of the “Mars Journey: Call To Action” series In this interview, Bill Hargenrader speaks with Leonard David, an award winning space journalist, reporting on space activities for over 50 years and author of Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet companion piece to the hit National Geographic …

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UpportunityU Interview: Fraser Cain, Creator/Publisher, Universe Today, Co-Host, Astronomy Cast


By Ron Sparkman | @UpportunityU In today’s interview, we speak with Fraser Cain, creator and publisher of Universe Today. He’s also the co-host of Astronomy Cast, with Dr. Pamela Gay.  We discuss the beginning of Fraser’s passion for space and astronomy and how that led him to create one of the most popular sites on the subject today. We also dive …

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