Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Terry Virts, Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Dave Dickinson, Moiya McTier

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout –  Guest: Astronaut Terry Virts Tells Us “How To Astronaut”

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Description:  Today’s story:

  • An ultra-hot Neptune discovered around a Sun-like star.
  • MARS! At opposition.
  • Extragalactic planet? M51 representing!
  • Planet around a white dwarf!

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Terry Virts

Fraser’s prerecorded interview with Colonel Terry Virts. Colonel Virts is one of only four astronauts in history to have piloted a Space Shuttle, flown a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, performed space walks, and commanded the ISS.

He’s written “HOW TO ASTRONAUT: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth,” the book for everyone who wants to know what space travel is really like. Terry took enough photos while in space to create a book and feature IMAX film “View from Above,” all while doing spacewalks to maintain the ISS and conducting science experiments for NASA scientists on Earth.

Terry is an expert at demystifying the science associated with space travel, and a treasure trove of anecdotes about daily life in space (How do you shower? What do you wear in space? Can you check your email on the ISS?). He’s also a frequent speaker for National Geographic and I’m pleased to share some clips below my signature.


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