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When most people think about space they think of astronauts, names like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Chris Hadfield are familiar to an awful lot of people. But for every astronaut that makes it to space there are legions of smart, dedicated, and interesting people who plan, design, build and operate the mission, spacecraft and instruments that make up the space program. Terranauts is about those people. The ones that go to space all the time, without ever leaving the planet. These are their stories.
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Today we have another instalment of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet. The guide is our exploration of spaceflight, the challenges that have been overcome in getting there, and the people who overcame them. Today's focus, a young engineer named Gene Kranz who would later become the NASA Apollo Flight Director, and who famously said of the rescue of Apollo 13, "failure is not an option."
Meet Terranaut Sarah Gallagher, Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency, professor at Western University in London, Ontario, and supermassive black holes and galaxy researcher.
In the latest instalment of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet, Iain talks about the first Terranauts. In this multi-episode track, Iain first discusses Wernher von Braun who could be considered the first Terranauts. von Braun's life and story is a complicated one. His work, which started in earnest in Germany shortly before World War II led to the first rockets that sent humans to space.
Welcome to the Terranauts first episode of Season 2. On this episode we talk to long time  Terranaut Colleen Merchant who worked on the international team that  designed and built the Space Station and the international flight  control team that continues to support it on orbit today. Her career has taken her from the Tropical heat of Houston summers to  the frozen wasteland of Saint-Hubert, Quebec in January. She has worked  for both NASA and the Canadian Space Agency in roles ranging from purely  technical, to leading teams to strategic planning at the national  level. She has developed new rendezvous procedures for the space shuttle  and spent many hours in Mission Control watching those procedures play  out on orbit. About Season 2: This year on Terranauts we're going to offer a mix of interviews with  Terranauts, people who go to space all the time without leaving the  planet. In addition to our interviews we're also planning regular  installments of  the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet where we  explore the history of humankind's adventures off the planet. - Please support Terranauts on Patreon.
As we pause before starting season 2 in September, we're playing remastered "Best of Terranauts"  episodes. This is our Summer Series Best of episode 4, Apollo 13 and Stan Rogers in Tales From Mission Control. The latest Terranauts podcast happens to be the 13th episode and it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. So naturally Iain provides a unique and insightful look at the mission.
As we pause before starting season 2 in September, we're playing remastered "Best of Terranauts"  episodes. This is our Summer Series Best of episode 3, Tales from Mission Control.  Host Iain Christie takes you on a journey through Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center during the 90’s with the first part of a this new series, Tales from Mission Control.
Best of - Launch Day

Best of - Launch Day

2020-08-0623:31

As we pause before starting season 2 in September, we're playing remastered "Best of Terranauts"  episodes. This is our Summer Series Best of episode 2, Launch Day. Launch Day is a quintessentially Terranaut experience, and this is Iain's Launch Day story.
As we pause before starting season 2 in September, we're playing remastered "Best of Terranauts" episodes for the next three weeks. This week, host Iain Christie, recounts the story of when he realized what it meant to be what he now calls a Terranaut.
It's hard to believe that we've come to an end of Season 1. Iain shares his thoughts including what he learned from his guests and in creating a podcast for the first time. He then provides a glimpse into Season 2 which is scheduled to launch on September 10. Between now and then you can expect a "best of season" to be published. 
Rocket Science Part 2

Rocket Science Part 2

2020-06-2532:47

In this episode of Terranauts, Iain Christie discusses the history of rocket science as part of a new series, a Terranauts guide to leaving the planet. Since the new series is about leaving the planet it only makes sense to talk about rockets, rocket science and its history. And you’ll be surprised at how how far back the history of rocket science began. This is the first of two parts on rocket science. Part one covers everything until the early 20th century. Part two starts in the 20th century and covers what we would call modern rocketry.
His love for space was so strong that he joked that when he was interviewed to be one of the first people at a new space organization, that he was willing to work for free.  That was what Gilles Leclerc told Iain Christie in this weeks Terranauts podcast. He was one of the first five employees at the Canadian Space Agency. Leclerc has been working at the Canadian Space Agency for almost as long as there has been a Canadian Space Agency. He has held, or acted in, just about every management position all the way up to President. He has had a front row seat for just about all of Canada's big moments in space since the early 1990's. Join Iain for a conversation about what it has been like to be a self-described "ordinary person" that has spent a career going to space in extraordinary ways … without ever leaving the planet.
Rocket Science

Rocket Science

2020-05-2825:57

In this episode of Terranauts, Iain Christie discusses the history of rocket science as part of a new series, a Terranauts guide to leaving the planet. Since the new series is about leaving the planet it only makes sense to talk about rockets, rocket science and its history. And you'll be surprised at how how far back the history of rocket science began. This is the first of two parts on rocket science. Part one covers everything until the early 20th century. Part starts in the 20th century and covers what we would call modern rocketry.
Dr. David Williams is both a Terranaut and astronaut.  He's been a pioneer at bringing medicine to space, helped construct the International Space Station, written popular children books on space, managed a hospital system with a larger budget than the Canadian Space Agency, began training astronauts as aquanauts and much more. Along the way he's come to understand the critical role thousands of Terranauts have played as on the path to the Moon and Mars. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
What is a Clandestine Terranaut? If you’re opening up New Space markets, albeit in the failing Soviet Union, and then Russia, and different parts of the US government either support you or don’t, how do you classify your work? After all, you’re being asked to transition a communist state to, in part, a capital state with a new venture. Today on the Terranauts podcast you’ll hear that story from someone who could have been labelled the “clandestine” Terranaut at the time. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
The latest Terranauts podcast happens to be the 13th episode and it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. So naturally Iain provides a unique and insightful look at the mission. He also concludes the Stan Rogers story which was mentioned in the last episode. Oh, and did I mention there’s singing? Listen in. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
In this weeks Terranauts podcast, host Iain Christie takes you on a journey through Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center during the 90’s with the first part of a new series, Tales from Mission Control. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
On the podcast we have talked to Terranauts who have been in on the early days of big programs and we have talked to Terranauts that are bringing new technology to space and to market. Today we're going to talk to a couple of Terranauts who have spent their careers watching and helping a technology through literally three generations in space. That technology is Synthetic Aperture Radar, or RADARSAT as it's known in Canada, and those Terranauts are Gord Rigby and Alan Thompson. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
Cerys Goodall and Hugh Scholey are two pretty unlikely Terranauts. As two public relations professionals the last thing they ever thought they would end up doing was going to space. But that's what they did. In this episode of Terranauts we'll hear their stories and talk about how going to space changes your perspective, even if you never leave the ground. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
Michael Lyon had a passion for space and when the opportunity to join Space Adventures came a long it was the beginning of several New Space businesses Michael would be involved in. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
What started as an internship, and could have been a very short career, instead led Ewan Reid to creating his own startup, Mission Control Space Services. In this weeks Terranauts podcast, Iain Christie talks to Ewan Reid the CEO of Mission Control Space Services who started as an intern at Neptec, a company Iain eventually led. The Show Like the show? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4270364 Email your thoughts, comments, and questions to: podcast AT spaceq.ca Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadainspace Subscribe to the SpaceQ Short Cuts Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/cTNNpf
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