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Listen to all of the Museum’s best aviation and aerospace stories on the Flight Deck Podcast, a podcast that makes history personal. Episodes released every other Tuesday. Enjoy!

Failure is Not an Option: Interview with NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

June 11, 2019 / Podcast, Space, NASA, astronaut, Storytelling, Failure is not an Option, Space Shuttle

Our interview with NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, part of our series titled Failure is Not an Option, asks crowd sourced questions to reveal what life is like in space and how Dottie, as a woman astronaut, continues to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM.

As the first installment of our “Failure Is Not An Option” summer series—an ode to people who have pushed the boundaries of space exploration, our interview with Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger includes questions that our listeners shared with us on social media and revealing answers from Dottie about astronaut bands, sw

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The Man Behind the Hubble

June 26, 2018 / Space, Hubble, Astronomy

Back in 1977, when Bob Alexander was just a young engineer, he was chosen to work on a challenging new project: the Hubble space telescope.

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Surviving the Final Frontier

May 29, 2018 / Space, NASA, astronaut, SpaceTravel

Did you know that for every month you spend in space, you lose about 2% BMI? Neither did we until we talked to Tommy Gantz, one of our volunteers and resident space experts.

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When We Chose to Go to the Moon

April 3, 2018 / Space, NASA, John F. Kennedy, Apollo, Moon

How did a bunch of Houston high school students help President Kennedy drive the United States towards putting a man on the Moon?

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Galactic Mixtape Vol. 1

March 15, 2018 / History, Space, NASA, Skylab, Pete Conrad, Mixtape

Episode 3:

What’s on the cassette tape that can be found at the end of our Apollo exhibit? We chat with exhibit developer Peder Nelson to learn more about this mysterious aerospace artifact.

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The Spacewalker

March 13, 2018 / Podcast, FlightDeck, Space, NASA, astronaut

Episode 1:

What’s it like repairing a billion-dollar solar panel while hurtling 4.67 miles per second through space?

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