Space4U Podcast

Space4U Podcast: Daniel Lockney – NASA Technology Transfer Program

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In this episode: We meet Daniel Lockney, the Technology Transfer Program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. NASA has a long history of finding new and innovative uses for its space and aeronautical technologies, and Lockney is the agency’s leading authority on those technologies and their practical applications on Earth. Daniel is responsible for…

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Space4U Podcast: Andrew Matthes & Leyton Torres – SystemsGo Curriculum Program

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In this episode: We meet Andrew Matthes and Leyton Torres to hear about their experiences with the SystemsGo High School STEM Curriculum Program from both teacher and student perspectives. Matthes has been teaching at Fredericksburg High School in Fredericksburg, Texas, since 2003.  He has taught chemistry, all levels of physics, and currently teaches all four…

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Space4U Podcast: Trevor Bennett – Cofounder of Starfish Space

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Trevor Bennett, cofounder of Starfish Space — a software, robotics, and autonomous space infrastructure company developing satellite servicing and space debris capture missions. Their current products include the Otter space tug, Cephalopod software, and Nautilus capture mechanism. Trevor earned his PhD in Aerospace from the University of Colorado where…

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Space4U Podcast: Tom Smokov & Craig Fairclough, Water Pure Technologies

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In this episode: We meet Tom Smokov, Cofounder and CEO, and Craig Fairclough, President, of Water Pure Technologies. Over the past 25 years, Smokov’s entrepreneurial vision has driven innovations in the way water is treated and filtered. He’s worked with federal, state, and international water quality codes, and his research has been focused on the development…

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Space4U Podcast: Tracy Fanara – NOAA Scientist/Program Manager & ‘Inspector Planet’

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In this episode: We meet environmental engineer Dr. Tracy Fanara, a research scientist and program manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where she works with other scientists and engineers from around the world to understand and forecast Earth systems. Before joining NOAA, Tracy managed the Environmental Health research program at Mote Marine…

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Space4U Podcast: Chris Carberry – Cofounder/CEO of Explore Mars, Inc.

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In this episode: We meet Chris Carberry, Cofounder/CEO of Explore Mars, Inc., and president of the Space Drinks Association. Prior to his tenure with Explore Mars, Chris served as executive director of The Mars Society. He is also the author of the book Alcohol in Space: Past, Present, and Future and he has penned more than a hundred articles…

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Space4U Podcast: Alan Mittelman – Founder, CEO, and President of Eagle Eyes Optics

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In this episode: We meet Alan Mittelman, Founder, CEO, and President of SunTiger, Inc./DBA Eagle Eyes Optics. In the late 1980s, Alan acquired this unique intellectual property for lenses adapted from an innovation originally developed by physicists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and used by astronauts while building the International Space Station (ISS). The technology…

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Space4U Podcast: Jonathan Gardner – Deputy Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Jonathan Gardner, Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and Chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology in the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard. He received his bachelor’s degree in Astronomy in Astrophysics from Harvard University, and then attended graduate school at the University of…

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Space4U Podcast: Joe Urso, Founder/CEO ActivePure Technologies

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In this episode: We meet Joe Urso, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ActivePure Technologies, LLC. Urso purchased the former Electrolux North America in 1998 and has transformed the company into what is now an industry leader in creating healthy indoor environments. Their air-cleansing technology, initially used exclusively by NASA on space missions, has been reengineered for use…

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Space4U Podcast: Jack Gregg, Author of ‘The Cosmos Economy’

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Jack Gregg, author of the forthcoming book The Cosmos Economy, currently scheduled for publication on March 14, 2021. Dr. Gregg has served in corporate learning as the Founding Dean of the Space Sector Corporate University at Northrop Grumman, and in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of the California…

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