Welcome to the Terranauts first episode of Season 2. On this episode we talk to Colleen Merchant who worked on the international team that designed and built the Space Station and the international flight control team that continues to support it on orbit today.
Her career has taken her from the Tropical heat of Houston summers to the frozen wasteland of Saint-Hubert, Quebec in January. She has worked for both NASA and the Canadian Space Agency in roles ranging from purely technical, to leading teams to strategic planning at the national level. She has developed new rendezvous procedures for the space shuttle and spent many hours in Mission Control watching those procedures play out on orbit.
About Season 2
This year on Terranauts we’re going to offer a mix of interviews with Terranauts, people who go to space all the time without leaving the planet, and we’re also planning regular installments of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet where we explore the history of humankind’s adventures off the planet.
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