Archive for September 2019

Glen Asner & Stephen Garber - Historians & Authors

September 26, 2019 @ 3:41 pm

In this episode:

We meet historians and authors, Glen Asner and Stephen Garber from the Historical Office, Office of Secretary of Defense and NASA’s History Division. Glen and Stephen share insights into their new book, Origins of 21st Century Space Travel: A History of NASA’s Decadal Planning Team and the Vision for Space Exploration, 1999-2004 (NASA 2019).

Glen and Stephen detail the challenges and lessons learned in space exploration. This includes changes following the Shuttle Columbia accident; ongoing budget constraints and battles; the role played by politics in space exploration; and the rise and impact of the commercial development of space. As the historians they are, both Glen and Stephen also share who they wish they could interview from days of aerospace past.

The book is available for free on NASA.gov under the "E-Books" tab.

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Ashlie Smith - Physical Science Teacher

September 5, 2019 @ 9:33 am

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, as presented by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation. 

Ashlie is also a member of the Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program, a group of extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom to act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts. 

Ashlie tells us about her teaching style and how she strives to show young women the amazing careers and opportunities available to them in the space and science industries. 

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