Are you ‘Space Curious?’ This podcast, dedicated to all things outer space, is worth a listen
The Space Curious podcast is now available on all your favorite podcast platforms. Space Curious, a podcast by WKMG-TV and Graham Media Group, answers those questions and more. With some help from experts, including scientists, engineers, fellow space journalists and astronauts, Space Curious brings fascinating topics to your favorite podcast platform. AdDuring the first season of “Space Curious,” guests include astronomers like Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and former NASA astronaut Terry Virts, along with scientists from leading research institutes and other space journalists. “Space Curious” was created to inspire everyone, from those with a mild interest in space exploration to the space fanatics.
Liftoff! SpaceX launches 4 astronauts on 6-month journey in space
The Dragon spacecraft nicknamed Resilience will arrive at the International Space Station about 27 hours after launch, around 11 p.m. Monday. The Dragon spacecraft launch escape system is armed. 4:58 p.m. Space fans ready to watch Falcon 9 launchPeople in Titusville at Space View park came out to watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with four astronauts from Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 15, 2020. SpaceX suit technicians known as SpaceX ninjas, wearing all black, helped the astronauts get into the Crew Dragon spacecraft and into their seats. “We are fully booked tomorrow, too.”She said without the Crew-1 launch and the earlier SpaceX launch in May, her B&B might not have survived.
All the best ways to watch a space launch
Have you ever watched a rocket launch? Speck was featured in a recent episode of “The Best Advice Show,” and spoke about some of the best ways to take in this cool experience. “Watching a launch with a child, especially with one who has never seen a launch before, is the best experience,” Speck said. It is so cool.”If you’re trying to watch a launch online, put the launch feed up on the TV, maybe somewhere like your living room, for the best experience. What’s so cool about a rocket launch, anyway?
Space Curious: Space debris is growing, here’s what’s being done about it
Space Curious: Space debris is growing, here’s what’s being done about itPublished: September 10, 2020, 10:34 amFor more than six decades, humans have been launching spacecraft into low-Earth orbit and out into the universe, including satellites that provide GPS and weather forecasting down on Earth but they have limited lifespans. After a spacecraft is no longer serving a purpose, it becomes junk.
Talking international collaboration and haircuts on the space station
What about space station hair? That just seems kind of crazy!”We often take for granted the modern miracle known as the International Space Station. The result: the first episode of a brand-new WKMG podcast focused on answering your space questions called “Space Curious.”This question brought us down the rabbit hole of the space station. “We’ve had a great relationship with the Russian Space Agency since the beginning of the space station program,” Speck said. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
Introducing Space Curious, a new podcast by WKMG News 6
Space Curious, a new podcast by WKMG News 6 and Graham Media will answer those questions and more during its debut season coming this August. Hosted by WKMG space reporter Emilee Speck and edited by Graham Media Director of Podcasts, Zak Rosen, each episode will answer space-related questions submitted from our audience. With the help from experts, including scientists, engineers, fellow space journalist and astronauts, Space Curious will bring fascinating topics to your favorite podcast platform. Space Curious was created to inspire everyone, from those with a mild interest in space exploration to the space fanatics. Check out episodes below:Subscribe to a weekly newsletter to receive the latest in space news directly to your inbox here.
Are you Space Curious? Submit your intergalactic questions here
What do you want to know about spaceflight and planetary exploration in the era of a new space industry? Space exploration is fueled by the need to answer questions about the great unknown. There’s no need to have a background in physics or a degree in engineering; this is open for the space curious to the space obsessed. Space reporter Emilee Speck will answer your intergalactic questions with help from astronauts, scientists and engineers. Your questions could be featured on Space Curious, a podcast from Graham Media Group and ClickOrlando.com.
What exactly is a rocket launch window and how is it determined?
A launch time is the ideal time to start a mission to get the spacecraft into the correct orbit and the launch window can be instantaneous or last a few hours, according to NASA. The longer the launch window, the higher the potential for using more fuel as the vehicle would need to adjust to get back on track. NASA says the launch window is influenced by many factors, like where the spacecraft is going (the International Space Station, for example), the type of rocket and the goals of the mission. [WATCH BELOW: Digital Journalist Emilee Speck explains how SpaceX chose its launch time][RELATED: What happens if NASA astronauts need to abort?] Wednesday’s launch window was instantaneous -- it was either launch on time or not at all that day, but we won’t have to wait long for the next attempt.
What is the weather recipe for the perfect launch?
ORLANDO, Fla. The Space Coast will soon return to glory. For the first time in nearly a decade, American astronauts will be launched from American soil on American-made rockets. Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. Wednesday from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. In light of such a significant moment for human spaceflight, News 6 and ClickOrlando.com space expert Emilee Speck joined The Weekly this week to discuss the mission, the astronauts and the new-age space race. [RETURN TO SPACE: NASA astronauts arrive in Florida, marking 1 week countdown to historic launch]
Spectators capture moments during SpaceX launch
RELATED: SpaceX in-flight abort test set for Sunday if weather allowsThe in-flight abort test is the final step SpaceX must take to certify its spacecraft to fly NASA astronauts, possibly later this year. Spectators along with our space experts Emilee Speck and James Sparvero captured the rare sight and shared their pictures on social media. Teams are continuing to monitor weather; Falcon 9 and Dragon remain healthy for today's test pic.twitter.com/lPWg9roQJh — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2020FYI Central Florida: Today's launch will not look like others. SpaceX in-flight abort test looking gooood pic.twitter.com/I8qwrU6hYq — Jackie Wattles (@jackiewattles) January 19, 2020Radar catches some really cool stuff besides rain. pic.twitter.com/V1C2Xfd9Mk — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 19, 2020Saw a puff of flame and then this plume appeared off the coast.
Get a look at the full list of 2019 storm names and which one could be next. See the full forecast for all the latest info on the tropics and what it means for Central Florida. Florida gives 'NSFW' new meaningUsually when someone says something is "NSFW," they mean it's not safe for work. But according to a recent study, if you're talking about Florida, NSFW could mean not safe for walking. In fact, it's the most dangerous state for walking, with the top three most dangerous places in Central Florida, the study found.
Team behind NASA's most famous building honored
In the shadow of the massive Vehicle Assembly Building (under construction at right) the Launch Control Center nears completion in February 1965. Orange County teachers to vote 'no' on deal with districtOrange County teachers at Castle Church Brewery on Hoffner Ave in Orange County. (Image: Nadeen Yanes/WKMG)Orange County teachers rallied Friday against a contract between their union and the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association and the Orange County Public Schools that they say doesnt reflect their values or compensate teachers enough. Hear what they have to say and why some Orange County teachers plan to vote no. NASA's most famous building honoredThis aerial view shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and other buildings in the Launch Complex 39 area at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Space: Then, now and what's next
In other words, you're getting a full day of space from News 6 and ClickOrlando.com on this very special Tuesday. See how far the Space Coast has come with this breakdown of how it looked when Apollo 11 launched. (Image: NASA file photo)A lot has changed in the 50 years since Apollo 11, including the characteristics of astronauts who have been to space. Get a closer look at the current space industry under the "now" section of our Moon Landing page. See how commercial space flight has changed the game of space exploration and how startup companies are testing the limits of innovation.
Virgin Orbit: Testing limits of space innovation
- Fifty years ago, humans first landed on the moon, catapulting humanity into a future of space innovation where private space companies like Virgin Orbit are making it more affordable for private industries to send spacecraft and science missions into low-Earth orbit. Virgin Orbit purchased the Boeing 747 from Virgin Airlines and converted the plane to carry its small satellite launcher. (Image credit: Virgin Orbit)Founded in 2017 under Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Companies umbrella, the young aerospace company employs about 400 people. Space Florida officials are working with Branson's company Virgin Orbit to become an additional takeoff and landing site for Cosmic Girl. Now, she enjoys walking around the Virgin Orbit facility and seeing a handful of young female engineers working alongside her.
PHOTOS: Inside 3D rocket printing company Relativity Space's headquarters
Relativity Space CTO Jordan Noone stands in front of a 3D printer known as Stargate 2.0. The printers can be elevated to print taller rocket parts and are only limited by the size of the building. (Image: Emilee Speck/WKMG)Hide Caption
Happy Fourth of July! Boy, do we have a show for you
Maybe you're out of town or can't make it to Lake Eola for the fireworks show tonight. What to know before you goLake Eola Park on July Fourth 2019. City officials also gave us the scoop on our beloved Lake Eola swans and how they prepare for the fireworks. Becoming U.S. citizens on Fourth of July21 people, born in 14 different countries, were sworn in as new citizens during a Fourth of July ceremony. I hope you have a happy Fourth of July spending it with family and friends.
PHOTOS: Virgin Orbit LauncherOne factory in Long Beach
The Virgin Orbit employee room in Long Beach, California. Employees can work and take a break among a mission accomplisment board, Virgin Airlines memorabilia and sit on the former jetliner seats, now called Cosmic Girl. (Image: Emilee Speck/WKMG)Hide Caption