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Cool Science Radio - February 8, 2018

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John and guest co-host Jack Rubin chat with Lee Billings, space and physics editor at Scientific American, about the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch earlier this week. Then, NASA scientist Dr. Compton Tucker, checks in with a story about dinosaur tracks found at Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The final guest is Andy Hyjtan, an engineer at Armada here in Park City, who discusses ski engineering and design.

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.