July 2nd, 2020
NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller joins the show to talk about the innovation needed as NASA plans its return to the Moon. From engineering competitions to the testing facilities at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Rob and his team are working hard to conquer the big challenges for Artemis. Check it out!
June 29th, 2020
Lowering the sonic boom with the X-59 still requires a high performance engine, and Franklin, from NASA EDGE, talked with Deputy Propulsion Lead for X-59 QueSST Paul Dees about NASA’s recent engine tests as they continue to develop this uniquely quiet x-plane. Check it out!
June 22nd, 2020
NASA EDGE chats with NASA Deputy for the Launch Vehicle Office for Commercial Crew Steve Gaddis about the successful launch of DM-2 and future missions for NASA Commercial Crew! Check it out!
June 17th, 2020
Senior Aerospace Technologist Bob Moses joins the show to talk about how NASA plans to keep astronauts safe while living and working on the lunar surface. In order to maintain a sustainable presence on the Moon, NASA is getting more and more creative with their solutions. Check it out.
June 4th, 2020
Join NASA EDGE as Chris and Lunar Architecture guru Pat Troutman talk about the challenge of designing NASA’s first sustainable lunar outpost for Artemis. On the Moon, it’s a bit more complicated than location, location, location. Check it out!
May 28th, 2020
Capturing visual data from a spacecraft traveling at 17,000 plus miles per hour from a safe distance is a big challenge, and that is exactly what Jennifer Inman and the SCIFLI team do when spacecraft return to Earth. Franklin talked to Jennifer, Project Manager for NASA’s Scientifically Calibrated In-Flight Imagery Team (SCIFLI), to learn more about the complex challenge of collecting image data on re-entry and how that data will help improve design and safety as NASA and its partners move forward. Check it out!
May 21st, 2020
You need more than household cleaner to tackle the dust problem on the lunar surface, and NASA Researcher Chris Wohl discusses the many strategies being developed by NASA to keep our equipment and astronauts safe while working on the Moon.
May 15th, 2020
Franklin checks in with NASA’s Division Chief of Heliophysics, Nicky Fox, to find out how current solar missions for NASA and ESA are providing profound new insight and data about our Sun. Plus, a quick look at some new NASA Sun-centric missions on the horizon. Available for download without needing SPF unless you’re watching outside.
May 9th, 2020
Power is a big part of every NASA mission, and Artemis is no exception. Chuck Taylor, from the Space Technology and Exploration Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center, joins the show to talk about how NASA is investigating and developing plans to provide power to all assets heading to the lunar surface. From multiple sources and distribution to the universal real estate mantra “location, location, location”, NASA is leaving no lunar stone uncovered to solve this critical challenge to establish a sustained presence on the Moon. Check it out.
May 1st, 2020
NASA EDGE continues their series at home with special guest Mic Woltman from NASA Launch Services Program at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Find out how NASA is continually supporting critical missions and preparing for launches during these unique quarantine conditions. Plus, bonus wardrobe commentary from Chris!