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Dr. PANKAJ DHUSSA Ph.D. & Sc.D.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION | NASA

Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

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Asteroseismology (professional)

Asteroseismology is the study of the internal structures of stars by means of their intrinsic global oscillations.

Exogeology (professional)

A planetary science discipline concerned with the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites.

Exoplanetology (professional)

An exoplanet is any planet beyond our solar system. Most orbit other stars, but free-floating exoplanets, called rogue planets, orbit the galactic center and are untethered to any star.

iNaturalist (professional)

iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences And the National Geographic Society.

Planetology (professional)

This degree focuses on planets, moons, asteroids, and comets, along with geological and geophysical processes in the Solar System.Planetary science (or more rarely, planetology) is the scientific study of planets (including Earth), celestial bodies (such as moons, asteroids, comets) and planetary systems (in particular those of the Solar System) and the processes of their formation.

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WhiteSleeves Engish Preparatory School For Juniors: Nursery - To - 4th ( For Juniors )

RSV Higher Secondary School: 5th - To - 12th Senior Secondary, School

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Maharaja Ganga Singh University: Computers and information technology, Computers and Information Technology

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Master of Science - Astronomy, Astronomy

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Doctor of Philosophy - Astronomy Ph.D., Astronomy

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Doctor of Science - Astronomy Sc.D., Astronomy

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Dr. PANKAJ DHUSSA, Research Scientist | NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

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NASA Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Earth Information Center

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

2023-06-21

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson led a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase a new Earth Information Center at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The center is part physical space and part virtual experience, which shows how NASA data can improve lives in the face of disasters, environmental challenges, and our changing world. The agency also launched its corresponding Earth Information Center website as part of the event. The ribbon cutting ceremony comes ahead of a public opening of the center Monday, June 26. Climate change is a key priority of the Biden-Harris Administration, and NASA plays a critical role in providing data to researchers and others through its extensive Earth-monitoring constellation of satellites. For six decades, NASA satellites, sensors, and scientists have collected observations about our home planet – and at the Earth Information Center, the public can glimpse what this data has taught us about sea level rise, air quality, wildfires, greenhouse gases, energy, and agriculture. “For more than 60 years, NASA has used our vantage point of space to observe Earth with satellites and instruments aboard the International Space Station to collect vital, life-saving data,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “To meet the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of making this data more understandable, accessible, and usable for everyone, NASA is opening the Earth Information Center. From firefighters that rely on NASA data for wildfire management to farmers who need to know when and where to plant crops, the Earth Information Center will help more people make informed decisions every day.” Whether they live in cities, suburban areas, or on farms, people around the nation can access information to understand our dynamic planet and prepare for impacts of climate change. NASA collects and shares data that can help everyone from coastal including home buyers assessing flood risk; businesses on the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes looking for information on harmful algal blooms; farmers requiring drought and storm information; and county land-use planners assessing wildfire management. “NASA data powers resources across the U.S. and around the world, helping communities prepare for a changing climate,” said Kate Calvin, NASA’s chief scientist and senior climate advisor, who emceed the ribbon cutting. “The Earth Information Center benefits humanity by providing easily accessible and readily usable Earth information

NASA Earth Information Center Ribbon Cutting

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NASA Welcomes India as 27th Artemis Accords Signatory

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

2023-06-23

During a ceremony at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington on Wednesday, June 21, India became the 27th country to sign the Artemis Accords. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson participated in the signing ceremony for the agency and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s ambassador to the United States, signed on behalf of India. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations, including those participating in NASA’s Artemis program. “On behalf of NASA, on behalf of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we are very pleased to grow our partnership with India here on Earth and in space,” said Administrator Bill Nelson. “As we venture farther out into the cosmos than ever before, how we go is as important as what we do when we reach our destinations. We want to go in a peaceful way. We want to go in a transparent way. And we want to support each other in times of trouble. We are very grateful for India’s leadership in signing the Artemis Accords and look forward to all that we will accomplish together.” “India is taking a landmark step in becoming a party to the Artemis Accords, a momentous occasion for our bilateral space cooperation,” said Sandhu. “We reiterate India’s commitment to space exploration underpinned by new levels of cooperation and progress. India is a responsible space power and places the highest importance on the peaceful and sustainable use of outer space. We are confident that the Artemis Accords will advance a rule-based approach to outer space. It also underlines our collective belief that exploration is not just the pursuit of knowledge – of knowing the unknown – but is a catalyst in advancing the betterment of humanity. In that sense, signing of these Accords highlights the evolution of a partnership into one for global good.” NASA, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, established the Artemis Accords in 2020 together with seven other founding member nations. The Artemis Accords reinforce and implement key obligations in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. They also reinforce the commitment by the United States and signatory nations to the Registration Convention, the Rescue and Return Agreement, as well as best practices and norms of responsible behavior that NASA and its partners have supported, including the public release of scientific data.

NASA Welcomes India as 27th Artemis Accords Signatory

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NASA Journey to a Metal-Rich World: NASA’s Psyche Is Ready to Launch

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

2023-06-13

In less than 24 hours, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is slated to launch from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With its sights set on a mysterious asteroid of the same name, Psyche is NASA’s first scientific mission to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Launch is set for 10:19 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 13, with additional opportunities identified each day through Oct. 25. Each opportunity is instantaneous, meaning there is only one exact time per day when launch can occur. “The team has worked tirelessly to prepare the spacecraft for its journey to a one-of-a-kind asteroid,” said Henry Stone, Psyche’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. “All spacecraft systems, science instruments, and software have been integrated and extensively tested, and the spacecraft is fully configured for flight. We look forward to the launch and – more importantly – to accomplishing the mission’s objectives, marking yet another historic voyage of scientific discovery.” The orbiter’s solar arrays are folded and stowed for launch. All systems have been tested and re-tested many times, along with the payload of three science instruments. Loaded with 2,392 pounds (1,085 kilograms) of the neutral gas xenon – the propellant that will get Psyche to the asteroid belt – the spacecraft sits inside the launch vehicle’s cone-shaped payload fairing, which protects it from aerodynamic pressure and heat during launch. The spacecraft and fairing have been mated to the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, which is poised for takeoff from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A. Integrated onto the spacecraft is a technology demonstration called Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC). DSOC will test high-data-rate laser communications – which could be used by future NASA missions – beyond the Moon for the first time. The tech demo will not relay Psyche mission data.

NASA Psyche Misson

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NASA Launches New Climate Mission to Study Ocean, Atmosphere

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

2024-02-08

NASA’s satellite mission to study ocean health, air quality, and the effects of a changing climate for the benefit of humanity launched successfully into orbit at 1:33 a.m. EST Thursday. Known as PACE, the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem satellite, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NASA confirmed signal acquisition from the satellite about five minutes after launch, and the spacecraft is performing as expected. “Congratulations to the PACE team on a successful launch. With this new addition to NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, PACE will help us learn, like never before, how particles in our atmosphere and our oceans can identify key factors impacting global warming,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “Missions like this are supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate agenda and helping us answer urgent questions about our changing climate.” From hundreds of miles above Earth, the PACE mission will study the impact of tiny, often invisible things: microscopic life in water and microscopic particles in the air. The satellite’s hyperspectral ocean color instrument will allow researchers to measure oceans and other waterbodies across a spectrum of ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light. This will enable scientists to track the distribution of phytoplankton and – for the first time from space – identify which communities of these organisms are present on daily, global scales. Scientists and coastal resource managers can use the data to help forecast the health of fisheries, track harmful algal blooms, and identify changes in the marine environment. The spacecraft also carries two polarimeter instruments, Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter #2 and Spectro-polarimeter for Planetary Exploration. These will detect how sunlight interacts with particles in the atmosphere, giving researchers new information on atmospheric aerosols and cloud properties, as well as air quality at local, regional, and global scales. With the combination of the instrument and the polarimeters, PACE will provide insights into the interactions of the ocean and atmosphere, and how a changing climate affects these interactions.

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NASA imaginAviation 2024 A gateway to Aviation Transformation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

NASA imaginAviation which will be held virtually February 27 – 29, 2024. This event is presented by the NASA Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP). This virtual and free event will provide the community an opportunity to experience the latest innovations in NASA Aeronautics through the eyes of TACP’S University Innovation, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions, and the Transformational Tools and Technologies projects. In addition, this year’s event will also include technology maturation and market infusion potential with support from industry, other government agencies, and NASA Aeronautic programs such as Advanced Air Vehicles, Airspace Operations and Safety, and Integrated Aviation Systems.

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NASA’s imaginAviation A gateway to Aviation Transformation

imaginAviation 2023

2023-02-27

NASA’s imaginAviation 2023 A gateway to Aviation Transformation February 28 - March 2, 2023 NASA’s second annual imaginAviation which will be held virtually February 28 – March 2, 2023. This event is presented by the NASA Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP). This virtual and free event will provide the community an opportunity to experience the latest innovations in NASA Aeronautics through the eyes of TACP’S University Innovation, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions, and the Transformational Tools and Technologies projects. In addition, this year’s event will also include technology maturation and market infusion potential with support from industry, other government agencies, and NASA Aeronautic programs such as Advanced Air Vehicles, Airspace Operations and Safety, and Integrated Aviation Systems. An experience like none other. Join NASA’s aviation community of bright minds and pioneers at the imaginAviation three-day virtual event focusing on the future transformation of aviation! Learn about the NASA Aeronautics projects and technologies that are building a better future for all. Come take a glimpse into the future of aviation as you learn how NASA Aeronautics discovers, catalyzes and advances new innovative technologies into the community. Hosted Virtually What we accomplish Networking Engage in real-time with industry leaders and NASA subject matter experts. Transformation Listen to invigorating and inspiring talks on how we can transform the future of aviation. STEM Engagement Learn about NASA STEM engagement with K-12 and University students. Innovation Gain technology insights and much more!

NASA’s imaginAviation

iNaturalist

iNaturalist

Connect with Nature! iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society.

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The Artemis II Astronauts Podcast

Artemis II Astronauts

2023-04-06

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Artemis II Astronauts From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. The Artemis II astronauts discuss their past, present, and what they are looking forward to on their future mission to the Moon.

Artemis II Astronauts

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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

TESS

2023-04-18

Five years ago today, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission was launched in search of planets outside our solar system, and boy did it succeed. Happy launch anniversary TESS!

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NASA Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023

2023-04-20

NASA Earth Day 2023 DISCOVER THE WORLD AROUND YOU

DISCOVER THE WORLD AROUND YOU

The Entire History of NASA

History Of NASA

2023-04-28

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 286, former NASA chief historian discusses his new e-book that shares some of the most significant moments and programs from NASA’s entire history.

The Entire History of NASA

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NASA Science in a Spacesuit

Science in a Spacesuit

2023-05-03

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 287, a NASA expert details an upcoming space station study conducted during a spacewalk to better understand potential contaminants for future human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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NASA Evolving Artemis Mission Operations

Evolving Artemis Mission Operations

2023-05-10

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 288, Artemis II lead flight directors walk us through what was learned from Artemis I and what we are doing right now in Mission Control to prepare for Artemis II and beyond.

Evolving Artemis Mission Operations

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NASA Lucy

Lucy

2023-05-19

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 289, the Principal Investigator for NASA’s Lucy mission discusses the spacecraft’s 12-year journey to eight different asteroids as we look to better understand the formation of our solar system.

NASA Lucy

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NASA Preparing Humans for Longer Spaceflights

Preparing Humans for Longer Spaceflights

2023-05-26

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 290, three NASA human research experts discuss CIPHER, the first study integrating multiple physiological and psychological measures to assess how extended durations in space change the human body.

NASA Preparing Humans for Longer Spaceflights

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NASA Improving Precision Neuroscience

Improving Precision Neuroscience

2023-06-02

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On Episode 291, co-principal investigator for a neuroscience experiment launching to the space station on Northrop Grumman CRS-19 cargo mission walks us through the goals of the experiment and how it might benefit patients back on Earth.

NASA Houston We Have a Podcast: Improving Precision Neuroscience

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NASA Students and Space Genes

Students and Space Genes

2023-06-09

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 292, the co-founder of the “Genes in Space” program joins the 2022 student winner to discuss this competition that allows students across the country to design an experiment for the International Space Station.

NASA Students and Space Genes

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NASA Deep Space Hydration

Deep Space Hydration

2023-06-16

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 293, experts at NASA's Johnson Space Center discuss the new potable water dispenser that will soon be tested on the space station for future Artemis missions into deep space.

NASA Deep Space Hydration

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NASA The Moon in 4K

The Moon in 4K

2023-06-23

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 294, a project lead at NASA walks us through a new laser communication system that will be tested on the Artemis II mission to the Moon to drastically increase deep space data rates.

NASA The Moon in 4K

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NASA A Year on Mars

A Year on Mars

2023-06-30

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 295, hear from the deputy project manager for NASA’s CHAPEA project as well as the volunteer crew of four who joined us a few days before entering the Mars simulated habitat for one year.

NASA A Year on Mars

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NASA Advanced Rocket Engines

Advanced Rocket Engines

2023-07-07

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 296, we are joined by rocket scientists who discuss a new revolutionary rocket engine design tested at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center last year.

NASA Advanced Rocket Engines

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NASA Moon to Mars Architecture

Moon to Mars Architecture

2023-07-14

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 297, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate at NASA joins us this week to discuss future architecture plans for Moon to Mars missions.

NASA Moon to Mars Architecture

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NASA From Saskatchewan to Space

From Saskatchewan to Space

2023-07-21

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 298, RADSAT-SK Technical Project manager and president of the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team walk us through the ins and outs of the first satellite from Saskatchewan recently deployed from the space station.

NASA From Saskatchewan to Space

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NASA Their Paths to Gateway

Their Paths to Gateway

2023-07-28

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 299, hear from new Gateway leaders who give us an update on the lunar outpost for future Artemis missions to the Moon.

NASA Their Paths to Gateway

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NASA Low Earth Orbit 2030: A Live Recording of Episode 300

Low Earth Orbit 2030: A Live Recording of Episode 300

2023-07-04

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 300, we recorded this podcast in front of a live audience at Space Center Houston! We were joined by four special guests, who walk us through the future of a human presence in Low Earth Orbit, before opening the conversation up to an audience Q&A.

NASA Low Earth Orbit 2030: A Live Recording of Episode 300

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NASA Crew-7

Crew-7

2023-08-09

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 301, hear from the Crew-7 cadre ahead of their launch to the International Space Station.

NASA Crew-7

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NASA Safety Culture

NASA Safety Culture

2023-08-26

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 302, hear from Johnson Space Center’s Safety and Mission Assurance Director who describes NASA’s safety culture today and how it has evolved over time.

NASA Safety Culture

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NASA Mars Audio Log #1

Mars Audio Log #1

2023-09-01

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 303, hear from the CHAPEA crew and the principal investigator as they give us an update on how life has been in the simulated Mars habitat.

NASA Mars Audio Log #1

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NASA We Have an Astronaut

We Have an Astronaut

2023-09-08

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 304, hear from NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara ahead of her launch to the International Space Station.

NASA We Have an Astronaut

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NASA The Flight Directors' Flight Director

The Flight Directors' Flight Director

2023-09-15

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 305, hear from chief flight director Emily Nelson as she discusses her journey to NASA and what it takes to lead teams inside Mission Control Houston.

NASA The Flight Directors' Flight Director

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NASA Return of OREx: Part II

Return of OREx: Part II

2023-09-23

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 306, curation experts at the Johnson Space Center discuss what happens to the asteroid samples after OSIRIS-REx lands in Utah on Sunday, Sept. 24.

NASA Return of OREx: Part II

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NASA Psyche

Psyche

2023-10-29

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 307, Psyche’s principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton walks us through the ins and outs of the mission to a metal-rich asteroid.

NASA Psyche

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NASA Mars Audio Log #2

Mars Audio Log #2

2023-10-06

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 308, the CHAPEA crew gives an update on how life has been in the simulated Mars habitat for their one-year stay, and a human research expert discusses the virtual reality spacewalks within the analog. This is the second audio log of a monthly series.

NASA Mars Audio Log #2

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NASA Valkyrie

Valkyrie

2023-10-13

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 309, Johnson’s deputy team lead of dexterous robots Evan Laske describes the design and ambitions of the humanoid robot Valkyrie.

NASA Valkyrie

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NASA Advancing Technologies

Advancing Technologies

2023-10-20

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 310, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts leaders Mike LaPointe and John Nelson discuss unique and interesting solutions to complex spaceflight challenges.

NASA Advancing Technologies

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NASA Mars Audio Log #3

Mars Audio Log #3

2023-10-27

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 311, the CHAPEA crew gives an update in their third month of a one-year stay in a simulated Mars habitat, and Dr. Scott Smith discusses the crew’s nutritional needs for the analog mission. This is the third audio log of a monthly series.

NASA Mars Audio Log #3

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NASA Plant Water Management

Plant Water Management

2023-11-03

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 312, principal investigator Mark Weislogel discusses science being sent to the station aboard the SpaceX CRS-29 cargo resupply mission to improve plant growth in space.

NASA Plant Water Management

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NASA Laser Communications

Laser Communications

2023-11-09

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 313, space communication and navigation expert Jason Mitchell discusses laser communications and the ongoing work to understand what future deep space and near space missions might need.

NASA Laser Communications

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NASA Mars Audio Log #4

Mars Audio Log #4

2023-12-01

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 314, the CHAPEA crew gives an update amid their one-year stay in a simulated Mars habit, and Gioia Massa discusses the crop production on Mars. This is the fourth audio log of a monthly series.

NASA Mars Audio Log #4

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NASA Space Biology

Space Biology

2023-12-08

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 315, NASA scientist Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya describes how space biology research can contribute to significant scientific and technological advancements that not only enable space exploration for future long-duration space missions, but also benefits life on Earth.

NASA Space Biology

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NASA Mars Audio Log #5

Mars Audio Log #5

2023-12-15

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 316, the CHAPEA crew gives an update in their fifth month of a one-year stay in a simulated Mars habitat and Dr. Suzanne Bell discusses behavioral health and performance of the analog mission. This is the fifth audio log of a monthly series.

NASA Mars Audio Log #5

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NASA Peregrine Mission One

Peregrine Mission One

2024-01-05

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 317, the CEO of Astrobotic and NASA Deputy Manager for CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) discuss Peregrine Mission One ahead of its launch and landing on the lunar surface.

NASA Peregrine Mission One

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NASA Axiom Mission 3

Axiom Mission 3

2024-01-12

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 318, Michael Lopez-Alegria, former NASA astronaut and current commander of Axiom Mission 3, discusses his career and the upcoming private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Axiom Mission 3

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NASA Return of OREx: Part III

Return of OREx: Part III

2024-01-19

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 319, planetary scientists and OSIRIS-REx co-investigators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center walk us through the processes and emotions of working in the lab with asteroid Bennu’s precious samples.

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NASA Mars Audio Log #6

Mars Audio Log #6

2024-01-26

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 320, the CHAPEA crew gives an update as they hit their halfway mark of their yearlong mission, and human performance scientists discuss exercising in a simulated Mars habitat.

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NASA Where to Land on the Moon

Where to Land on the Moon

2024-02-02

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 321, NASA experts discuss the considerations when looking at landing locations for future human missions to the Moon’s surface.

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NASA IM-1

IM-1

2024-02-09

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 322, NASA and Intuitive Machines experts discuss the science and operations behind the IM-1 mission ahead of its journey to land on the Moon’s surface.

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NASA Crew-8

Crew-8

2024-03-16

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 323, the Crew-8 cadre discusses their backgrounds ahead of their launch to the International Space Station.

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NASA Mars Audio Log #7

Mars Audio Log #7

2024-03-23

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 324, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their seventh month in a Mars simulated habitat and NASA experts discuss the impacts that spaceflight has on astronauts’ health.

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NASA Astronaut Graduation 2024

Astronaut Graduation 2024

2024-03-01

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 325, the 2021 class of astronaut candidates, known as “The Flies,” is graduating after two years of rigorous training. Each of the Flies discuss their training and what they are looking forward to as an astronaut in the Artemis generation.

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NASA So You Want to be an Astronaut?

So You Want to be an Astronaut?

2024-03-05

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 325.5, NASA is looking to recruit the next class of astronauts, and applications are open! The manager of NASA astronaut selection discusses the selection process and how to apply to an out-of-this-world career.

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NASA Podcast in a Vacuum Chamber

Podcast in a Vacuum Chamber

2024-03-08

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 326, NASA experts discuss VIPER’s vacuum chamber testing in preparation for a south pole lunar landing from inside of NASA Johnson’s Chamber A.

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NASA Electrician to Astronaut

Electrician to Astronaut

2024-03-15

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 327, NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson discusses her background and anticipation as she looks ahead to the beginning of her third spaceflight later this month.

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NASA VIPER

VIPER

2024-03-22

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 328, learn more about NASA’s first robotic lunar rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, also known as VIPER, and its journey to the lunar surface.

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NASA Mars Audio Log #8

Mars Audio Log #8

2024-03-29

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 329, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their eighth month in a Mars simulated habitat and a NASA biostatistician discusses the process of analysis, interpretation, and presentation of scientific data.

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NASA Eclipse Across North America 2024

Eclipse Across North America 2024

2024-04-05

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 330, a NASA flight controller discusses all you need to know about the total solar eclipse happening on April 8, how to best witness it, and the safety precautions that come with it.

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NASA Crew Flight Test: The Mission

Crew Flight Test: The Mission

2024-04-12

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 331, flight directors discuss NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test and the operations behind this historic mission.

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NASA Crew Flight Test: The Astronauts

Crew Flight Test: The Astronauts

2024-04-19

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 332, NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test Commander Butch Wilmore and Pilot Suni Williams discuss their astronaut journeys and preparation to be the first humans to fly Starliner.

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NASA Mars Audio Log #9

Mars Audio Log #9

2024-04-26

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 333, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their ninth month in a Mars simulated habitat, and a Mars architecture expert explains CHAPEA’s role in NASA’s long-term plans to explore the Red Planet. This is the ninth audio log of a monthly series.

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NASA Atmospheric Waves

Atmospheric Waves

2024-05-03

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 334, a principal investigator talks about an experiment on board the space station observing the forces that drive space weather.

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NASA Small Payloads, Big Science

Small Payloads, Big Science

2024-05-10

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 335, a nanosatellites expert explains the process of how CubeSats are selected, scheduled for launch, and eventually deployed from the International Space Station.

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NASA H-3PO

H-3PO

2024-05-17

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 336, three experts within the Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations Laboratory (H-3PO) at NASA, explain the ins and outs of this integrated laboratory designed to support human spaceflight.

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NASA Mars Audio Log #10

Mars Audio Log #10

2024-05-24

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 337, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their 10th month in a Mars simulated habitat, and a NASA scientist explains her role studying crew habitat design and how it supports health, team cohesion, and performance. This is the 10th audio log of a monthly series.

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NASA Certifying Artemis Rocket Engines

Certifying Artemis Rocket Engines

2024-05-31

From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who make it possible. On episode 338, experts from NASA’s Stennis Space Center discuss the facilities that support RS-25 engine testing for the Space Launch System and future Artemis missions.

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