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REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, REACH educates with entertaining segments, fun at-home experiments, and interviews with subject matter experts & thought partners from leading institutions like the Adler Planetarium, Cosmosphere, Exploration Place, and more. Subscribe today, and get knowledge...within your Reach. A co-production be ...
 
Subscribe and check out the massive back catalog (Season 1 has 365 episodes) for some excellent bite-sized pieces of space history, pop culture, science, and more. Whether you're into history, science, pop-culture, or current events, there's something for you here at The Space Shot.
 
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Coffee at the Cosmo- The Making of a Podcast Part 2 Here's part 2 of the conversation between Emily Carney, Dave Giles, and John Mulnix. Emily Carney is a historian, writer, and United States Navy veteran. Dave Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Carney and Giles co-host "Space and Things…
 
Join us for the first Coffee at the Cosmo of 2023! Emily Carney is a historian, writer, and United States Navy veteran. Dave Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Carney and Giles co-host "Space and Things" a weekly podcast devoted to the exploration of space, covering the past, present, an…
 
Here's part 2 of the conversation between Emily Carney, Dave Giles, and John Mulnix. Emily Carney is a historian, writer, and United States Navy veteran. Dave Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Carney and Giles co-host "Space and Things" a weekly podcast devoted to the exploration of spa…
 
We're back and it's 2023. Let's kick off the year with an episode discussing some of my favorite books I read last fall. There's a bit of SpaceX news at the beginning too, so give it a listen. I'd love if you could support the work I do here by checking out my website, Starlight and Gleam. Thank you for listening and I appreciate the support! Subsc…
 
Join us for the first Coffee at the Cosmo of 2023! Emily Carney is a historian, writer, and United States Navy veteran. Dave Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Carney and Giles co-host "Space and Things" a weekly podcast devoted to the exploration of space, covering the past, present, an…
 
This week the REACH team is over the moon to have a longform sit-down with renowned author, retired astronaut, and the first Canadian to walk in space, Col. Chris Hadfield. Then we get a visit from the icy moon of Jupiter, Europa (the great Kevin Vidal!), - all on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Mar…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we have a special episode as author and REACH Special Contributor Joalda Morancy stops by to talk about their new middle-grade book ALIENS. Don't miss it! Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien with Nate DuFort Written by: Nate DuFort with Sandy Marshall, Meredith …
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we're addressing numerous questions that have come in about the purpose of space telescopes by sharing a recent discovery. One for the record books! NASA just announced an exciting new finding from the Hubble Space Telescope – the farthest star ever seen in the unive…
 
This week the REACH team is honored to talk to geoscientist, explorer, space artist, author, and astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor about the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space, her Space2Inspire, and so much more. Then we have a special surprise in store for National Poetry Month - all on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Mere…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we have a special episode as author Mary Roach stops by to talk about her new middle-grade book Packing for Mars for Kids. Don't miss it! Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Nate DuFort with Sandy Marshall, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Creat…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we're actually digging into a question both Brian and Meredith had on a past episode: "What is Planet 9?" Joining us with the answer is Dr. Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. Hosts: Br…
 
This week the REACH team is over the moon to have a longform sit-down with renowned author, retired astronaut, and the first Canadian to walk in space, Col. Chris Hadfield. Then we get a visit from the icy moon of Jupiter, Europa (the great Kevin Vidal!), - all on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Mar…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Bella who asks "What is a satellite?" Joining us with the answer as well as an overview on how CubeSats are opening up space exploration to all of us is Will Saunders, PhD candidate in Astronomy at Boston University, contributor to Brainspace Ma…
 
This week we are thrilled to have a longform sit-down with Rob Manning, Chief Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, before we get a visit from the dwarf planet Ceres (the amazing Ashley Comeau!), - all on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian H…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we're addressing listeners questions concerning global warming by talking about NASA and NOAA's latest global temperature update for 2021. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Nate DuFort with Sandy Marshall, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Crea…
 
This week we talk all things Mars Rover with Dr. Rachel Kronyak, Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Then we hear actual sounds from the surface of Mars AND get a visit from the Mars Perseverance Rover (Stoopkid Stories Melly Victor!), - all on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marsh…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Max in Illinois who asks "What Do Exoplanets Look Like?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: …
 
We are thrilled to launch the new season of REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids with Dr. James Green, formerly NASA’s Chief Scientist and now NASA Scientist and Senior Advisor and host of the Gravity Assist Podcast, who shared his experience and expertise on everything from starting NASA’s first internet and conducting groundbreaking research, to havin…
 
The next season of REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is launching into your ears January 25th, 2022. Make sure you're subscribed wherever you get podcasts. Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, …
 
Join us for the last episode of 2021- we cover some history of the V-2 and the newly reopened and renovated V-2 gallery at the Cosmosphere. Check out the Cosmosphere's brand new educational website- LaunchNext.org! There are incredible resources on this site and more content will be releasing in 2022. Check out the collections and content here. You…
 
Join us for the last episode of 2021- we cover some history of the V-2 and the newly reopened and renovated V-2 gallery at the Cosmosphere. Check out the Cosmosphere's brand new educational website- LaunchNext.org! There are incredible resources on this site and more content will be releasing in 2022. Check out the collections and content here. You…
 
Be sure to subscribe to the Cosmosphere Podcast and you'll never miss an episode. Learn more about Liberty Bell 7 and the Cosmosphere You can see all of the upcoming events and more by checking the Cosmosphere calendar. Cosmosphere Calendar You can contact the Cosmosphere's Box office at 620-665-9312 for upcoming events.…
 
Join Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar for a discussion of Liberty Bell 7 and the recovery of this historic spacecraft. Be sure to subscribe to the Cosmosphere Podcast and you'll never miss an episode. Learn more about Liberty Bell 7 and the Cosmosphere You can see all of the upcoming events and more by checking the Cosmosphere calendar. Cosmosphere Calend…
 
Subscribe to The Space Shot on Substack for emails delivered directly to your inbox. Check it out here Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. You can also call 720-772-7988 if you'd like to ask a question for the show. Send questions, ideas, or comments, and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching ou…
 
On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids was given the distinct honor of interviewing NASA Astronauts Megan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei onboard the International Space Station LIVE via NASA TV. We discussed what it's like to live in space, work on the ISS, and asked questions from REACH’s middle-grade listeners. We are thri…
 
Mark your calendars:.. REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids will be broadcasting LIVE with the crew orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station! NASA Astronauts Megan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei will join hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien from the ISS for a truly interstellar conversation. They'll discuss what it's like to live in sp…
 
The school year and this season of REACH may be over, but that doesn't mean we're not still excited to talk about space! This week we bring you the REACH Summer Break Special featuring an amazing conversation with NASA Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren and a visit from the classiest of moons, Callisto ( Niki Lindgren Moran) - all on this episode of REAC…
 
A huge thanks to author Andy Weir for joining us in this episode to talk about his new book, "Project Hail Mary." We also geeked out about other space and pop culture topics, so check out today's episode and enjoy! (Sorry for the duplicate upload- backend error) NEW: Subscribe to The Space Shot on Substack for emails delivered directly to your inbo…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from James and Eli in California who ask "What is the Big Bang?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited b…
 
Humans first landed on the moon in 1969. As we prepare to return for the first time in almost fifty years, we have some questions about the technology that will get us there for returning special guest Michael Staab. Then we are lucky enough to be visited by the star Proxima Centauri (Woke, New Girl's Lamorne Morris) and hear a new audio essay from…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we are celebrating Earth Day and what NASA is doing to study global climate change with some help from Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, Chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Nate…
 
What can satellites teach us about preserving life on Earth? What can whales teach us about climate change? On this episode of REACH we talk to Steve Iris at the Canadian Space Agency to find out more. Then we get some special visits from a black hole (Reply All's Alex Goldman) and Saturn's largest moon Titan (Star Trek: Lower Decks and Space Force…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Ella who asks "What causes the seasons?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate DuFort Musi…
 
How do you prepare for space travel? Have you ever thought about what happens if you have an emergency in space? Today's guest, Teresa Sindelar, Medical Operations Crew Training Instructor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. helps astronauts train for just that. Then special contributor Joalda Morancy has some thoughts on space settlements. And we rece…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Miriam in Waterloo, Ontario who asks "Why does Saturn have rings?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall E…
 
We talk to each other via technology, our phones, computers, and tablets, almost every day. Do you ever wonder how our voices and information actually get transmitted through our devices and to their intended destinations? Well, what if we wanted to send information to the other side of the solar system? We talk to special guest Germaine Aziz about…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Brooklyn in Illinois who asks "What is gravity?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate DuF…
 
We all have a lot of questions when it comes to space exploration: Where should we go? What should we pack? What are the ethical questions we should be considering? Wait..what? This week special guest Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz walks us through some of the questions we should be asking in regards to space exploration. Then we're lucky enough to get a s…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Dee in Arkansas who asks "How Can I Become an Astronomer?" For an answer, we turn to REACH Special Contributor Joalda Morancy . Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Hold…
 
We've learned about the Mars Perseverance Rover, but how will the rover actually get to the surface of the red planet? Guest Gregory Villar, EDL Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, walks us through the landing before we have a return visit from the red planet itself on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepie…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Owen in Michigan who asks "What is a light-year?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate Du…
 
Could life exist on other worlds? What if the answer could be found on an ice covered moon of Jupiter? If you could go anywhere in the solar system, where would you go? We discuss all of this and more and have a visit with a very popular moon on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuF…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Hunter and Greta in Minnesota who ask "Is Time Travel Possible?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edi…
 
What makes a space telescope different from a telescope here on Earth? If you could take a picture of anything in space, what would you photograph? We discuss all of this and more and have a visit with our favorite former planet on this episode of REACH. Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith …
 
The next season of REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is launching into your ears January 19th, 2021. Make sure you're subscribed wherever you get podcasts. Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, …
 
This week on REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids we present the first episode of the new season of fellow Soundsington Media show Unspookable entitled "Book of the Dead.". (Recommended for ages 8+) Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Paris…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Alin in Romania who asks "What Are Neutron Stars?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate D…
 
On this episode of REACH, Brian and Meredith learn what it takes to be an astronaut from a very special guest, we hear some space related jokes from the REACH Learning Community, and we have a visit from TWO planets in our segment "Did You Know...?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepi…
 
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Megan in Perth Australia who asks "How are solar systems formed?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Ed…
 
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