Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Dr. Moiya McTier, Allen Versfeld, Ashley Walker

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout – News Roundup!

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Description:  This week we are featuring our first News Roundup of the season. We originally had a guest lined up, but he has had to reschedule due to illness, so we get to spend the hour talking news, news, and more news!

Today’s story:

  • The DART mission.
  • Hearing the northern lights!
  • Women of Color Project.
  • JWST arrived in French Guiana.
  • 42 of the largest asteroids.
  • Climate action from NASA

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Joshua Stoff is the longtime Curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, a major Air & Space museum on Long Island, in the greater New York area. He has been curator there since 1982 and has entirely developed the collection and the exhibits for them.

The museum focuses on the history of aviation and spaceflight as it relates to Long Island, covering its contributions, manufacturers, events, and personalities. Thus they have assembled a collection of 75 aircraft and spacecraft, most of them locally produced.

Josh is also the author of 20 books on aviation & space history, including two on the Grumman Lunar Module program. He has made numerous appearances on TV on the History, Science, & Discovery channels, as well as on others, as an “Aerospace Historian.” He is also pleased to appear on the Weekly Space Hangout!

Regular Guests:

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