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The First Terranaut Wernher von Braun

Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of Marshall Space Flight Center

In the first season of the Terranauts podcast host Iain Christie mixed interviews with narrated episodes of his Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet. This week, in episode two of season two, and following the interview Colleen Merchant in the first episode, Iain starts a new track in the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet, narrating the fascinating history of the first Terranauts starting with …

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Designing a space station and other stories

The International Space Station

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.

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The end of the universe

The End of the Universe (Astrophysically Speaking)

The universe will come to end, right? That’s a pretty heavy topic and can be very complicated to explain. Fear not though, today you can learn what the end of the universe means, astrophyically speaking, in easy to understand language.

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The Surprise of Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE took astronomers somewhat by surprise. You see, comets can be very finicky with respect to how bright they get. And because the comet became bright enough for the public to see, well, it’s a rare treat. 

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