Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 6, 2015: Astronaut Mike Massimino

Article written: 6 Nov , 2015
Updated: 29 Dec , 2015
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest: Mike Massimino, Former Astronaut; Senior Advisor for Space Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Full-time instructor at Columbia University; Human-machine systems, space robotics, and human space flight.

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier )

Their articles:
NASA’s New Horizons Completes Record-Setting Kuiper Belt Targeting Maneuvers
NASA now accepting applictaions to be an astronaut
MAVEN updates
15 years of ISS habitation

What’s new this week:
We’ve had an abundance of news stories for the past few months, and not enough time to get to them all. So we’ve started a new system. Instead of adding all of the stories to the spreadsheet each week, we are now using a tool called Trello to submit and vote on stories we would like to see covered each week, and then Fraser will be selecting the stories from there. Here is the link to the Trello WSH page (http://bit.ly/WSHVote), which you can see without logging in. If you’d like to vote, just create a login and help us decide what to cover!

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch us live on Google+, Universe Today, or the Universe Today YouTube page.

You can also join in the discussion between episodes over at our Weekly Space Hangout Crew group in G+!

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3 Responses

  1. Member
    Aqua4U says

    YES! Great show you guys! Mike Massimino is one heck of a communicator. His presence on the WSH is an awesome fait accompli! He played such a major roll fixing the HST! TWICE! Not that he was alone, no, but that if he hadn’t been there we might have said ‘bye bye’ to Hubble? I liked this interview almost as much as the one with Dr. Helen Portico. Both are shining stars in MY universe. Thank you so much for your words and thoughts Mike. Right on WSH crew. You rock!

    Next up, Dr. John Grunsfeld? Tracy Caldwell Dyson, or maybe Chris Hadfield? Dang, there are so many talented people who played crucial roles in recent spaceflight development(s) that my list of possible interview candidates is HUGE! Japanese, European or Russian cosmonauts anyone?

    Go UT!

  2. FarAwayLongAgo says

    Great podcast! Again!
    What I’d like to have asked the astronaut is how he handled the situations when he in microgravity got stuck in the center of a module room without any movement. Did he carry a horseshoe in his pocket to throw away for reaction force? (sounds dangerous) Or did he shout for his colleagues to come and push him?
    “-Honey, I need a hug.”

  3. paul w says

    Great interview, and an excellent guest.

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