Houston We Have a Podcast

Houston We Have a Podcast

If you’re fascinated by the idea of humans traveling through space and curious about how that all works, you’ve come to the right place. This is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.... Show More

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February 26, 2021
George Abbey, former center director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, former Expedition 1 training integrator Ginger Kerrick, and Expedition 1 crew members Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko, and Sergei Krikalev gather to relive the first long-duration mission aboard the International Space Center.HWHAP Episode 184.
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February 19, 2021
Mark Fernandez, principal investigator for the Spaceborne Computer-2, details the experiment on the International Space Station that will further test the capabilities of in-space computing which may help humans explore deeper into space. HWHAP Episode 183.
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February 12, 2021
Chloe Sackier, entry, descent, and landing communications systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, illustrates the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission. HWHAP Episode 182
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February 5, 2021
Natalie Mary, spacesuit systems engineer, explains what needs to be considered in the design and operation of a spacesuit that will be used to explore the surface of the Red Planet on the tenth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 181.
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Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, breaks down the intricate planning and integrated teams that are preparing the next missions to the Moon. Sarafin details the mission profile for Artemis I. HWHAP Episode 180.
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January 22, 2021
Brock Howe, Bishop Airlock program manager at Nanoracks, details the history, design, and capabilities of the permanent commercial module that is now attached to the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 179.
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January 15, 2021
Sergei Krikalev, cosmonaut and flight engineer of Expedition 1, the first long-duration mission to the International Space Station, recounts the 20th anniversary of this mission and a career of fostering international collaboration. HWHAP Episode 178.
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January 8, 2021
Paul Niles, planetary geologist and analytical geochemist, describes the Mars environment, terrain, weather, atmosphere, and more that humans will face while living on the Red Planet on this ninth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 177.
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December 18, 2020
Dr. Siobhan Malany, president of Micro-gRx and associate professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, brings her expertise to discuss tissue chips containing human muscle cells that recently made their way to the International Space Station for investigation. HWHAP Episode 176.
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December 11, 2020
Team science experts Noshir Contractor, Suzanne Bell, and Leslie DeChurch discuss team composition research at NASA and the role teams play in human spaceflight and space exploration. HWHAP Episode 175.
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Alicia Dwyer-Cianciolo and Doug Trent, entry, descent, and landing experts at NASA, unfold the intricacies of accomplishing a successful landing for humans visiting the Red Planet on this eighth episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 174.
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November 27, 2020
NASA SUITS activity manager Brandon Hargis and technical lead Paromita Mitra talk about the opportunity for students and teachers to design and create spacesuit information displays in augmented reality environments. HWHAP Episode 173.
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November 20, 2020
Botany experts Gioia Massa and Anna-Lisa Paul discuss how plants in space and the research being conducted on the International Space Station are key to the future of sustainable human space exploration. HWHAP Episode 172.
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November 13, 2020
Howard Hu, Orion deputy program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, gives an update on Orion, the spacecraft that will take the next generation of space explorers to the Moon and beyond. HWHAP Episode 171.
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November 6, 2020
Sharmila Watkins, Jennifer Fogarty, and Serena Aunon-Chancellor, scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, share what it takes for humans to live on a multi-year journey to, on, and from Mars on this seventh episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 170.
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November 2, 2020
Joel Montalbano, the International Space Station program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, commemorates 20 years of continuous human presence on the orbiting laboratory, highlighting the program’s milestones, its assembly, and the ground-breaking research. HWHAP Episode 169.
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October 30, 2020
Bill Shepherd, former NASA astronaut and commander of Expedition 1, recounts the historic mission that started the International Space Station’s unbroken streak of continuous human presence in space. HWHAP Episode 168.
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October 23, 2020
Anthony Vareha, the lead flight director at NASA's Johnson Space Center for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission, details the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. HWHAP Episode 167.
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October 16, 2020
Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi are NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to the International Space Station for the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. They share stories of their families, careers, training, and their upcoming mission. HWHAP Episode 166.
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Kate Rubins, NASA astronaut and flight engineer for the upcoming Expedition 64 mission on the International Space Station, details her passion for science, and her previous experience on the station, and her anticipation of conducting more research in microgravity. HWHAP Episode 165.
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