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Are We There Yet? Podcast

There’s a lot going on up there. Join space reporter Brendan Byrne each week as he explores space exploration. From efforts to launch humans into deep space, to the probes exploring our solar system, Are We There Yet? brings you the latest in news from the space beat. Listen to interviews with astronauts, engineers and visionaries as humanity takes its next giant leap exploring our universe.

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Artemis Music founders Bob Richards (L) and Krisptopher Houck (R). Photo: Artemis Music.

A Soundtrack For Space & The Curious Case Of Dimming Stars

The soundtrack of space. From Gustov Holtz’s suite “The Planets” to Kubrick’s choice of “Blue Danube” in 2001: A Space Odyssey, certain pieces of music are just cosmic. Now, a new project by a space entrepreneur and musician is building upon the soundtrack of space by beaming songs into the cosmos, starting from the International Space Station.
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The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on July 17, 2021. Photo: NASA

Starliner’s Redo & Measuring The Pulse Of Mars

Boeing’s Starliner is set to launch on an uncrewed mission from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station later this week on a critical test mission to certify the vehicle to fly astronauts. It’s a redo of a previous test attempt in late 2019 that failed to reach the space station. We’ll speak with Michelle Parker, Boeing’s space and launch chief engineer about the mission and what the team learned from the previous attempt.
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NASA astronaut Steve Swanson wearing everyday clothing aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Photo is part of IVA clothing study. The Intravehicular Activity Clothing Study (IVA Clothing Study) dresses crewmembers in commercially available lightweight clothes that have been designed to resist odors. Photo: NASA

A Countdown To Clean Clothes In Space

Astronauts rarely get the comforts of home. Fresh food is scarce, a hot shower is unheard of, and they’re asked to wear their clothes multiple times before tossing them to the trash. Laundry is something missing from human space exploration, but scientists at Proctor and Gamble are hoping to change that.
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