Space4U Podcast

Space4U Podcast: Chris Blackerby, Astroscale Chief Operating Officer

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In this episode: We meet Chris Blackerby, Astroscale Group COO & Director, Japan. Previously, 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 U.S. Ambassador…

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Space4U Podcast: 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 shares first-person insights on the amazing journeys that changed humanity and exploration forever. From childhood, and throughout his…

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Space4U Podcast: Alice Bunn, UK Space Agency International Director

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In this episode: We meet Alice Bunn, 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 infrastructure and…

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Space4U Podcast: Erin Roethlisberger, Mars Insight Engineer

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In this episode: We meet Erin Roethlisberger, the Mission Operations Systems Lead for the InSight Mars Lander with Lockheed Martin Space. In this role, she is responsible for successful operations of the spacecraft in flight and throughout the landed mission. Previously, she worked on the interplanetary mission experience on GRAIL and Juno missions as a Systems Engineer,…

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Space4U Podcast: Geoff Chester, Navy Observatory PAO

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In this episode: We meet Geoff Chester, the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1997. Prior to joining the Observatory Geoff worked for the Smithsonian Institution’s Albert Einstein Planetarium in positions that ranged from Special Effects Technician to Staff Astronomer. Chester shares…

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Space4U Podcast: Anita Greenberg, Commercial Astronaut Trainer

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Anita Greenberg, COO and VP for Academics for Opifex Global out of Georgetown, Texas. Dr. Greenberg is not only an educator by training but also an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur. She’s part of a new generation of space industry members who are bringing new ideas, energy, approaches and creativity…

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Space4U Podcast: Brother Guy, The Vatican Astronomer

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In this episode we meet Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, was born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1974 and Master of Science in 1975 in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,…

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Space4U Podcast: Dr. Kavya Manyapu, Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer

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In this episode, we meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu, a Space Scientist working in Flight Crew Operations and Testing for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Dr. Manyapu currently serves as the Regional Officer for a United Nations organization called Space Generation Advisory Council. She is passionate about human space exploration with a belief in the universal applicability of…

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Space4U Podcast: Bill Ingalls, NASA Photographer

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In this Space4U Podcast, we speak with NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. Ingalls, who has worked with NASA for over three decades, tells us about his technique, the highlights of his career and how he documents the space journey, giving us a chance to see what otherwise would be nearly impossible. Ingalls shares a story about…

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Space4U Podcast: Lou Ramon, An Old Fashioned Spaceman

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In this Space4U Podcast we chat with Lou Ramon, a self-proclaimed “Old-Fashioned Spaceman” about his work with NASA. Lou Ramon has been a “space cadet” his entire life. As a young boy, he had his own model plane “air force” hanging from his bedroom ceiling and he grew up reading and watching science fiction TV…

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