May 18th: Treknology: The Science of Star Trek

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Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest :Ethan Siegel, & Dr. Morgan Rehnberg

Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Ethan Siegel’s Treknology: The Science of Star Trek

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Description: Tom Bridgman works at NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) creating amazing data-driven visual content using space science data from NASA initiatives for education and public outreach.

    • Galileo flew through the plumes on Europa!
    • A helicopter for Mars!
    • How would we know if life can survive in the multiverse?
    • What’s going on with the ISS?
    • The Block 5 launches!
    • Stars found at the earliest moments of the Universe.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Ethan Siegel is the author of the new book, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive. In his book, Ethan examines over 25 items from the Star Trek universe, describes their underlying science, and lets his readers know how close we are to having many of these iconic items today.

Ethan is a PhD astrophysicist and science communicator known for his award winning blog, Starts with a Bang, and his regular online contributions to Forbes (you can find his writings here: )

Both Treknology and Ethan’s first book, Beyond the Galaxy: How humanity looked beyond our Milky Way and discovered the entire Universe, are available on Amazon.

Dr. Morgan “Sniffles” Rehnberg ( & @MorganRehnberg )

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