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Space4U Podcast

Ashlie Smith – Physical Science Teacher

Ashlie Smith
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In this episode: We meet physical science teacher, Ashlie Smith from Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls. Ashlie was the recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award is presented by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation every year. Ashlie is…

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Space4U Podcast: Raytheon’s Shawn Cochran

Shawn Cochran
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In this episode: We meet Shawn Cochran, a senior manager for Civil and Environmental Space in Raytheon’s Space Systems, a mission area within Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Prior to joining Space Systems, Shawn was the chief scientist for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System. He was also the head of the Mission…

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Michael Soluri – Documentary Photographer

Michael Soluri
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In this episode: We meet photographer Michael Soluri. Michael tells us how he got into photography and is currently documenting behind-the-scenes NASA human and robotic space exploration missions. He explains the trust NASA and individual astronauts have put into him to tell their story through non-scripted photography. Michael documented the New Horizons mission to Pluto…

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Alex Wagner – AIA Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Alex Wagner
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In this episode: We meet Alex Wagner, the Aerospace Industries Association’s Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and the Senior Advisor to the President. Alex joined AIA after serving nearly seven years in the Department of Defense, most recently as Chief of Staff to the 22nd Secretary of the Army. Previously, Alex managed Uber’s global policy development team.…

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Bill Barry – NASA Historian

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In this episode: We meet Chief NASA Historian, Dr. Bill Barry. Bill became NASA’s sixth Chief Historian in September 2010. He began work at NASA in 2001 after retiring from a 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force.  Initially, he worked in NASA’s international relations office, and then served as the NASA European Representative at the…

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Emily Boster – Mars Mission Engineer

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In this episode: We meet Mars Mission engineer from Lockheed Martin, Emily Boster. Emily is a Senior Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Government Affairs. She previously led the system configuration team for Deep Space Exploration mission proposals including Discovery, CLPS, and others. Prior to that, she served as a mechanical design engineer for the InSight…

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Ed Rosenthal – Florikan Founder

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In this episode: We meet the Founder Chairman of the Board of Florikan ESA, Ed Rosenthal. Ed Rosenthal grew up on a Canadian farm, but the last thing he wanted to do was go into agriculture. In 1971, he found himself working for a polymer company in Canada, where he learned the ins and outs of…

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Chris Blackerby – Astroscale Chief Operating Officer

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In this episode: We meet Chris Blackerby, Astroscale Group COO & Director, Japan. Chris served as the NASA Attaché for Asia, the senior space policy official in the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, from 2012-2017. In that capacity he identified multiple opportunities for cooperation in the region; served as strategic space advisor to the US Ambassador to Japan and…

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Basil Hero – Apollo Author

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In this episode: We meet author Basil Hero, an award-winning former investigative reporter with NBC News television stations. He recently released a new book, The Mission of a Lifetime, Lessons From the Men Who Went to the Moon, where he gets first-person insights on the amazing journeys that changed humanity and exploration forever. From childhood, and throughout his…

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Alice Bunn – UK Space Agency International Director

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In this episode: We meet Alice Bunn. Alice Bunn is the International Director at the UK Space Agency (UKSA), responsible for international engagement through multilateral and bilateral frameworks, capturing the wider societal benefits of space programmes and harnessing the inspirational effect of space for skills and education. She also leads security and resilience of the UK’s…

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