While covering the Orion launch for StarTalk Radio, our Social Media Coordinator Stacey Severn interviewed NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and asked her questions provided by our fans on Facebook. Cady discusses the role astronauts have in planning missions to the ISS and the Orion test flight, the biggest hurdle to establishing a permanent human presence in space, long term effect of zero gravity on astronauts, going to Mars, and what can be learned by playing with your food in micro-gravity.
While covering the Orion launch for StarTalk Radio, our Social Media Coordinator Stacey Severn was able to grab this interview with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold and Sesame Street’s Elmo. They talk about how the International Space Station, how they got interested in space, exploring Mars, and studying science and math.
A fan wants to know if we really have to choose between funding Cassini or Curiosity when it comes to NASA funding. Co-host Eugene Mirman and guest astronaut Mike Massimino sit back and listen as guest host Bill Nye gets passionate about why both are important and why we need to increase NASA’s budget for planetary science.