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Intersection

Intersection: Establishing A Space Force


President Trump says space dominance is vital to national security. He wants the Department of Defense to establish a new branch of the military – a Space Force. What would a Space Force look like and what would its mission be? With more countries eyeing space for resources and strategic interests – is the call for a Space Force coming at the right time? Joining us on to talk about the possibility of Space Force is Roger Handberg, Laura Forcyk and Brendan Byrne.
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Nicole Stott painted “The Wave” based on a picture of Isla Los Roques, Venezuela that she took through the window of the Russian Service Module. Photo: NASA
Spotlight

Spotlight: Astronaut Shares Painting Done In Space


Astronaut Nicole Stott calls herself the “Artistic Astronaut.” She spent 104 days in space, mostly on the International Space Station. Now that she’s back on Earth, she uses art to convey the beautiful views of the planet she saw everyday as a way to connect people to the space program.
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One of the interactive displays at the Astronaut exhibit. Photo credit- Orlando Science Center
Intersection

Intersection: Inspiring Future Astronauts


The Orlando Science Center’s Jeff Stanford says he thinks there’s more interest in space exploration now than any other time since the Apollo era. Brendan Byrne finds the most popular display at the science center’s Astronaut exhibit.
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Rendering of the CYGNSS satellite in orbit. Photo: NASA/JPL
Are We There Yet

Have You Ever Seen (Through) The Rain?


A fleet of 8 toaster-oven sized satellites are heading to orbit with the task of seeing through rain. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will measure wind speeds in the tropics to better understand cyclones and hurricanes. And it does this in a pretty interesting way: using left-over GPS signals beamed down to earth.
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