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NASA

  • NASA’s Dr. Compton Tucker joins the show, discussing his studies on the earth with satellite data. Among other things Dr. Tucker studies global photosynthesis on land, determining land cover, monitoring droughts, providing famine early warning, and predicting ecologically-coupled disease outbreaks.
  • Dr. James Garvin, NASA Goddard Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator for the upcoming DAVINCI mission. DAVINCI will explore the evolutionary histories of Venus versus Earth by measuring the detailed chemistry of the atmosphere and local surface using both spacecraft flybys and a descent probe.
  • On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Well's guests include:(01:13) Dr. James Garvin, NASA Goddard Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator for the upcoming DAVINCI mission. DAVINCI will explore the evolutionary histories of Venus versus Earth by measuring the detailed chemistry of the atmosphere and local surface using both spacecraft flybys and a descent probe.Then (27:41), NASA’s Dr. Compton Tucker joins the show. Dr. Tucker specializes in studying the earth with satellite data. Among other things Dr. Tucker studies global photosynthesis on land, determining land cover, monitoring droughts, providing famine early warning, and predicting ecologically-coupled disease outbreaks.
  • Paula Cain, a technician in NASA’s Thermal Blanket Lab. The lab is a vital part of ensuring that the important equipment that we send into space remains protected from getting either too hot or too cold.
  • Dr. Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Proteus Space, a new spacecraft company. Shapiro was previously manager of Technology Formulation for the Space Technology Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was responsible for the early development of technologies for future missions.
  • Today on Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include: (01:12) Dr. Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Proteus Space, a new spacecraft company. Shapiro was previously manager of Technology Formulation for the Space Technology Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was responsible for the early development of technologies for future missions. Then (28:39) Paula Cain, a technician in NASA’s Thermal Blanket Lab. The lab is a vital part of ensuring that the important equipment that we send into space remains protected from getting either too hot or too cold. John and Lynn end the hour discussing (45:41) Apple's IOS 16 update which allows you to edit or unsend texts you instantly regret sending - for whatever reason, we won't judge.
  • For this segment of Cool Science Radio, NASA Hubble Senior Project Scientist Jennifer Wiseman. The Hubble Space Telescope has just discovered the farthest individual star ever observed. And just how far is it from earth? 12.9 billion light-years away.
  • On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells' guests include: (01:21) Salt Lake City's Dr. Joshua Schiffman, Peel Therapeutics’ co-founder, and CEO. We will speak with Joshua about how studying the evolution of elephants will help us fight cancer.Then, (26:44) America’s funniest science writer, Mary Roach who has written Packing for Mars for Kids.Finally, (39:36) NASA Hubble Senior Project Scientist Jennifer Wiseman. The Hubble Space Telescope has just discovered the farthest individual star ever observed. And just how far is it from earth? 12.9 billion light-years away.
  • On this week's Cool Science Radio, John and Kyle talked to Dr. Nicola Fox this week. She is the Heliophysics Division Director in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. John and Kyle talk to Dr. Fox about NASA’s Heliophysics program, including the Parker Solar Probe that will take measurements from the Sun’s corona where it is 2500 degrees and the Solar Orbiter which will help answer how the sun creates and controls the giant bubble of magnetic fields around it.
  • Today's guests include: ( 1:41) Heliophysics Division Director in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Dr. Nicola Fox and (30:05) author David Chalmers.