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.
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.