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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular"This Week @NASA" newsreel.

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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular"This Week @NASA" newsreel.
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2019-03-23 00:46
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2019-03-22 12:38
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This Week @NASA, March 22, 2019

NASA Astronauts Walk in Space outside the Space Station and more ...

Engage Thrusters

Steve Barsi, European Service Module Propulsion Subsystem Manager, discusses the Orion spacecraft’s propulsion system, how it works and why it's suited for deep space travel. HWHAP Episode 84.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 6, Artificial Intelligence

Brian Thomas, Agency Data Scientist at NASA Headquarters, discusses artificial intelligence.

Watch This Space: NASA Administrator Bridenstine Chats with Elon Musk of SpaceX

On the latest Watch this Space, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine chats with SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk during a tour of Launch Complex 39A just before the Demo-1 launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This Week @NASA, March 15 2019

Bridenstine Discusses FY 2020 Budget Proposal and more ...

How to Plan a Spacewalk

Spacewalk experts Tara Jochim and Art Thomason discuss the intense planning over months and sometimes years that goes into the complicated choreography of a spacewalk. HWHAP Episode 83.

Episode 8: Commercial Crew - Space Flight's Next Chapter

On this episode of Rocket Ranch we catch up with several members of Commercial Crew to talk about the past, present and future of the program.

This Week @NASA, March 8 2019

First Uncrewed Commercial Crew Flight Test Complete and more ...

Resident Extreme

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch and her husband, Bob Koch, discuss Christina's path to becoming an astronaut—her childhood in North Carolina, her education, and her work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and in remote locations all around the world—a...

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 5, Big Data

John Sprague, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology, Data and Innovation at NASA Headquarters, discusses big data.

This Week @NASA, March 2, 2019

First Uncrewed Commercial Crew Flight Test, Space Launch System Rocket Engine Tests Continue and more ...

The Next Generation of Spaceflight Leaders

Mohammed Saibu and Juan Carlos Lopez, who are pursuing leadership roles at NASA through a program called FIRST, discuss some of the challenges of leadership and how this program will build successful leaders who will be the ones to put boots on our nea...

This Week @NASA, February 22, 2019

Preparing for Commercial Crew Flight Test, Next Space Station Crew Trains for Launch and more ...

From American Soil

Steve Stich, Deputy Manager for Commercial Crew, discusses how we are once again launching astronauts from American soil. Stich talks about the astronauts flying in the commercial crew spacecrafts, the upcoming test missions, and the role of private in...

Watch This Space: The Latest From Moon to Mars

On the latest Watch This Space, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine looks back at 15 years of discoveries by our Opportunity rover on Mars, and forward to new commercial partnerships for missions to the Moon.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 4, APPEL Knowledge Services Overview

Roger Forsgren, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director, discusses the integration of training and knowledge sharing activities.

This Week @NASA, February 15, 2019

Working with industry to develop new lunar landers …Testing resumes with our Space Launch System rocket engine …and, after a job well done, the end of the line for one of our Mars rovers … This Week at NASA!

Livable Space

John Lewis, Orion ECLS (Environmental Control and Life Support) system manager, discusses how the Orion spacecraft will keep the crew inside comfortable – and more importantly, alive – during a mission into deep space. HWHAP Episode 79.

This Week @NASA, February 8, 2019

NASA Day of Remembrance, InSight Deploys Wind and Thermal Shield and more ...

Apollo 1 Fire

Expert guests from the Apollo program reveal more behind the challenges faced to successfully land humans on the Moon in less than three years after the tragic Apollo 1 fire. HWHAP Episode 78.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 3, Unleashing Innovation

David Miranda, innovation point of contact for the Exploration Ground Systems Program’s Operations Division, offers tips for unleashing innovation.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 3, Unleashing Innovation

David Miranda, innovation point of contact for the Exploration Ground Systems Program’s Operations Division, offers tips for unleashing innovation.

This Week @NASA, February 3, 2019

Back to the Business of NASA, Commercial Crew Update and more ...

Apollo 8: Part 2

Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center, leads a panel discussion with key players of the Apollo program to learn critical lessons that can be applied to NASA’s future human spaceflight missions to the Moon and Mars. HWHAP Episode 77...

Apollo 8: Part 1

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 launch, resident historian Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal recounts one of the most significant missions in human spaceflight history, featuring interviews with Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and Bill Anders. HWHAP Ep...

Episode 7: Turning Space Trash into Gas

As we plan to send humans farther into our solar system than ever before, we must overcome a myriad of challenges. And at the top of the heap… is trash. Just like here on Earth, humans in space create trash—but we don’t have interstellar landfills. Wha...

NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Holiday Unboxing

In this episode streamed on Dec. 20, 2018, we get into the holiday spirit with a special holiday unboxing episode, where we showcase some of the amazing gifts NASA’s Ames Research Center has contributed to the agency’s mission of exploration and scient...

Watch This Space: New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery

Welcome to Watch This Space. I'm NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, and NASA is going forward to the moon. This time we're doing it differently than we've ever done it before. Recently NASA announced nine commercial partners that will take NASA pay...

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 2, Decision Velocity

An Exploration Ground Systems Program division chief, Jeremy Parsons, discusses practical ways to make quality decisions faster.

This Year @NASA, 2018

With our Moon to Mars effort underway … A new administrator takes over to lead the charge … And – oh yeah … we stuck another nearly flawless landing on Mars! All that and more as we mark our 60th anniversary -- this year @ NASA ... and more ...

Jennifer Dungan Talks About Studying the Earth with Satellites

A conversation with Jennifer Dungan, a research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center and project manager for the big-data Earth science initiative, the NASA Earth Exchange.

NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Exploring Space with the World’s Largest Flying Telescope

In this episode streamed on Dec. 6, 2018, we talk about SOFIA, the world's largest flying telescope, and the history of airborne astronomy.

Radiation Shielding

Matt Lemke, Orion avionics, power and software deputy manager, discusses how Orion is radiation-hardened so the systems inside can withstand the harsh environment of space. HWHAP Episode 75.

Gravity Assist: The Sun’s Mysteries with Thomas Zurbuchen

Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, joins NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green to discuss the mysterious we still need to solve about the Sun, and more!

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 1, Orion

Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich discusses the challenges and opportunities of managing America’s next-generation spacecraft.

This Week @NASA, December 7, 2018

New Crew Onboard Space Station, Commercial Resupply Mission Launches to Space Station and more ...

Fly 'Em All

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain discusses her journey to space, from her education, her time in the Army as an aviator, and her training to become an astronaut. HWHAP Episode 74.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 0, Preview

The iconic words of Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the surface of the moon continue to inspire. A small step can ultimately lead to a giant leap. For NASA, small steps pave the way to giant leaps forward in knowledge, innovation, science and explora...

NASA in Silicon Valley Live - The Science of Heat Shields

In this episode streamed on Nov. 15, 2018, we talk about the science of heat shields, how spacecraft survive the extreme temperatures experienced during atmospheric entry and more!

This Week @NASA, November 30, 2018

InSight Mission Lands Successfully on Mars, New Moon Partnerships Announced and more ...

The International Space Station Begins: Part 2

Jerry Ross, former NASA astronaut, talks about the first mission to assemble the International Space Station and his experience conducting the mission's three spacewalks. The milestone shuttle mission STS-88 brought the Unity module to join Zarya, the ...

This Week @NASA, November 23, 2018

NASA Selects Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover and more ...

The International Space Station Begins: Part 1

Doug Drewry, former FGB Program Manager, discusses leading the joint U.S and Russian teams during the development and launch of Zarya, the first element of the International Space Station, for its 20th anniversary in space. HWHAP Episode 72.

Episode 6: Starting Up the Space Station

In this episode, we sit down with the Space Shuttle commander who officially began construction of the ISS in space. Former astronaut Bob Cabana recounts his experiences in being the first American on station and turning on the lights.


InSight is lining up to land on Mars. The trip from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars is 6-and-a-half minutes of sheer terror.

We Are the World

Missions to outer space have come a long way since the days of Cold War competition. Farah Alibay finds that building relationships is a big part of building spacecraft.

NASA in Silicon Valley Live - The Wonder Women of NASA

In this episode streamed on Nov. 8, 2018, we talk with some brilliant wonder women of NASA about their research, what it’s like to work at NASA’s Ames Research Center and more!

This Week @NASA, November 17, 2018

California Wildfires Mapped from Space and more ...

Apollo and The Moon

John Gruener and Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, planetary scientist and historian, respectively, team up to discuss both the science and history of the Apollo program, the Moon, and the Johnson Space Center. HWHAP Episode 71.

Worlds of Wonder

Technology can take you to unexpected places. The MarCO cubesats, flying towards Mars with InSight, are breaking new ground on how far these small satellites can go.