Made of Stars

Made of Stars

Made of Stars is a look at everything in space exploration from programs and vehicles on Earth to discoveries made just out of our atmosphere and into deep space. Space enthusiast Wes Carroll interviews executive director of CSU's Coca-Cola Space Science center Dr. Shawn Cruzen each week with new episodes published Thursday mornings. Support the Podcast https://www.patreon.com/Wescarroll Voice Over: Joe Earl Williams Original Music: Graham Hobson

Episodes

June 23, 2022 33 min
This week, Wes and Shawn talk about the announcement that China detected alien life in deep space, wins for SLS and JWST plus great sky gazing opportunities
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Wes and Shawn talk about solar activity and how it could impact weekend weather, plus, which cities are most vulnerable to magnetic superstorms.
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Wes and Shawn talk about the SLS heading back to the launch pad for another series of tests, plus the Lunar Flashlight, more SpaceX rides for NASA, strange spikes on Mars and the Ingenuity finds a way to stay in service.
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June 2, 2022 30 min
Wes and Shawn talk Artemis 1, growing crops in lunar soil, volcanoes on the lunar surface and their possible connection to ice, Voyager 1's location and black holes shooting out of their galaxies.
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May 26, 2022 35 min
Wes and Shawn talk about a successful trip to the ISS for Boeing, the end nearing for the InSight Lander, NASA's leaking spacesuits, nanoracks, and a possible meteor storm.
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UAPs (formerly UFOs) are more common than we would like to think and now many say it's time to investigate and determine the possible threat level. Shawn and Wes also discuss a massive marsquake, Boeing's important launch, and an incredible image of the Milky Way's Super-Massive Black Hole
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May 12, 2022 32 min
Wes and Shawn break down everything you need to know about this weekend's lunar eclipse plus talk about the Boeing Starliner's scheduled launch for next week, the Crew-3's reactions to the November satellite debris plus water on Mars, CMEs and Space ORCs.
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Wes and Shawn talk about the ISS, the future of Russian involvement as well as space tourism companies planning to have space hotels in place in t he very near future. Plus, the Sun went Death Star on Star Wars Day and a hunter discovered what may be secondary craters in Wyoming.
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April 28, 2022 36 min
Wes and Shawn talk about the return of the Axiom astronauts to Earth and the arrival of the Crew-4 astronauts to the ISS. They also discuss the new mission of the OSIRUS spacecraft to study a different asteroid, plus the medium-sized black holes devouring clusters of stars and planets.
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April 21, 2022 34 min
This week, Wes and Shawn discuss some big wins for engineering and robotics with the capture of video of a Martian moon transit, plus the JWST preparing for new discoveries including looking for signs of life on exoplanets. Also, they discuss the Ac-1 crew's extended stay on the ISS and why that is delaying NASA's next mission.
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Wes and Shawn talk about the 80 mile wide megacomet making it's way through our solar system, plus the successful Axiom Ax-1 launch, the non-so-successful SLS test and the company that is planning to float tourists into near-space on a balloon.
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Wes and Shawn talk about Axiom's historic mission to send a full crew of private astronauts to the ISS, two rockets sitting on launchpads at Kennedy, Solar Cycle 25, and LASERS in galaxy clusters!
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March 31, 2022 31 min
Wes and Shawn talk this week's space news that includes another successful launch for Blue Origin, a new record for an American Astronaut, a star from the early says of the universe, and our own star's solar activity causing some problems.
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March 24, 2022 32 min
Wes and Shawn talk about the Russian cosmonauts arriving at the ISS in Ukrainian colors, plus 5k exoplanets, the SLS is having a wet dress rehearsal, and an update on Pete Davidson getting dropped from the latest Blue Origin launch.
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March 17, 2022 33 min
This week Wes and Shawn talk about the latest celebrity astronaut who will fly with Blue origin, plus the SLS will soon be on the move, Lego will pay tribute "unofficially" to the SLS, and some great news from the JWST
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March 10, 2022 25 min
Wes and Shawn talk about the latest from the ISS as the Ukraine/Russia war continues, plus an update on the proposed Georgia spaceport, and a rock stuck in the wheel of Perseverance
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Wes and Shawn talk more about the dynamics between Russian and American (and German) space missions, plus cosmic rays will be used by a team to scan the Great Pyramid of Giza, astronomers are watching a "kilonova" debris cloud and NASA's rollout for SLS gets a green date.
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February 24, 2022 31 min
Wes and Shawn discuss the dynamic aboard the ISS as Ukraine has been invaded by Russia and the American, Russian and international astronauts will continue their missions as cohabitants.
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February 17, 2022 33 min
Wes and Shawn talk about Elon's big announcement last week, plus the update on the rocket that will crash into the Moon that's not a SpaceX rocket, and the plans for a Crew Dragon spacewalk that's in the works.
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February 10, 2022 26 min
Wes and Shawn talk about the upcoming announcement from Elon Musk and SpaceX, plus Geomagnetic storms impacting Earth and Saturn, plus Mars may have been wet for longer than we thought.
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