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From Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars, explore the world of human spaceflight with NASA each week on the official podcast of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Listen to in-depth conversations with the astronauts, scientists, and engineers who make it possible.

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The Best of Year 5

July 8th, 2022

The Houston We Have a Podcast team picks their favorite episodes after completing the podcast’s fifth year. HWHAP Episode 252.

Amateur Space Radio

July 1st, 2022

Courtney Black describes the amateur radio program that connects astronauts in space to people and students around the globe. HWHAP Episode 251.

Her First Year as Director

June 24th, 2022

Vanessa Wyche reflects on her first year as the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. HWHAP Episode 250.

Ultrasounds Anywhere

June 17th, 2022

Dr. Scott Dulchavsky and Dr. Dan Siegal reflect on research aboard the International Space Station that has improved ultrasound training and access …

Lunar Vertex

June 10th, 2022

David Blewett details a mission to investigate the mysterious lunar swirls. HWHAP Episode 248.

Spacesuits and Rovers

June 3rd, 2022

Lara Kearney explains the goals of a new program at NASA that is working with industry and international partners on future spacesuits and rovers. HWHAP Episode 247.

The Other Unopened Apollo Sample

May 27th, 2022

Juliane Gross and Cindy Evans describe opening a vacuum-sealed lunar sample that has been preserved for nearly 50 years. HWHAP Episode 246.

After His Year in Space

May 20th, 2022

Mark Vande Hei reflects on his recent 355 days in space. HWHAP Episode 245.

Orbital Flight Test 2

May 13th, 2022

Amy Comeau details the second uncrewed flight test of the Boeing Starliner crew spacecraft. HWHAP Episode 244.

From Stars to Scans

May 6th, 2022

Rajiv Gupta and Keith Gendreau describe a capability used to look at neutron stars that is being tested to improve medical technology. HWHAP Episode …

Mapping Lunar Ice

April 29th, 2022

Pamela Clark and Cliff Brambora describe a satellite to be deployed on the Artemis I mission that may better map lunar ices. HWHAP Episode 242.

Behind Artemis Mission Control

April 22nd, 2022

Shawn Gano and Richard Garodnick lay out the work that’s been done to prepare NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston for future Moon missions. …

Seeing the Future

April 15th, 2022

Nicole Wagner describes an experiment that is using microgravity on the space station to test the manufacturing of a protein that could solve retinal …

The Crew-4 Astronauts

April 8th, 2022

The astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission describe their anticipation for the upcoming crew rotation mission to the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 239.

From Space to You

April 1st, 2022

Daniel Lockney reviews some of the most fascinating NASA technologies that have made their way into our everyday lives. HWHAP Episode 238.

Private Astronauts

March 25th, 2022

Angela Hart and Camille Alleyne of NASA’s Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Development program describe the agency's efforts to build a robust commercial economy by enabling private astronaut missions to the International …

Moon Geology

March 18th, 2022

David Kring and Julie Stopar detail interesting lunar research and how they're preparing for continued lunar surface exploration through the Artemis …

Scouting an Asteroid

March 11th, 2022

Les Johnson and Julie Castillo-Rogez describe an experiment that will be deployed from the Artemis I mission to explore a near-Earth asteroid. HWHAP …

SLS

March 4th, 2022

John Blevins details NASA’s Space Launch System rocket ahead of the Artemis I mission. HWHAP Episode 234.

How NASA Communicates Space

February 25th, 2022

NASA communicators describe the various ways that the agency connects with mass audiences. HWHAP Episode 233.

Her Passion for STEM

February 18th, 2022

Kris Brown and Emily Calandrelli describe the importance of inspiring young women to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. …

Advanced Oxygen Generation

February 11th, 2022

Kevin Takada discusses advancements and upcoming technology demonstrations for the next generation oxygen generation system for human spaceflight. …

Abuzz on Station

February 4th, 2022

Aric Katterhagen discusses free-flying robots on the space station that are training to help astronauts with their daily lives. HWHAP Episode 230.

The Body in Space

January 28th, 2022

Tom Cruise asks Victor Glover about what happens to the human body during a long-duration spaceflight. HWHAP Episode 229.

Deep Space Biology

January 21st, 2022

Sergio Santa Maria shares the details of a research investigation on the Artemis I mission around the Moon that will send microorganisms into deep space. HWHAP Episode 228.

How to Build Orion

January 14th, 2022

Ned Penley and Stu McClung describe the manufacturing process of the Orion spacecraft that is being used for upcoming Artemis missions. HWHAP Episode 227.

Artemis Imagery

January 7th, 2022

Gary Cox describes the imaging systems on board the Orion spacecraft that will enable the earthbound to see the Earth and Moon from deep space during Artemis missions. HWHAP Episode 226.

Space Communications

December 17th, 2021

Philip Baldwin lays out the infrastructure, operations, and future of near and deep space communication networks. HWHAP Episode 225.

Radio Waves

December 10th, 2021

On its 10th anniversary, Third Rock Radio hosts share the history and evolution of the partnership with NASA and bringing space to the airwaves. …

NASA's 60 Years in Houston

December 3rd, 2021

John Uri reflects on the history of the Johnson Space Center after its 60th anniversary. HWHAP Episode 223.

Station Science 2021

November 19th, 2021

Mandy Cady previews the latest science aboard the International Space Station and describes her role in coordinating hundreds of investigations …

Orbital Debris

November 12th, 2021

Mark Matney and Jim Cooney describe the science of orbital debris and the details behind the shielding and avoidance maneuvers of the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 221.

High Flying

November 5th, 2021

CJ Scott details the WB-57 aircraft, the unique imaging systems on board, and the teams that support operations. HWHAP Episode 220.

The Crew-3 Astronauts

October 29th, 2021

The Crew-3 astronauts discuss their individual paths that brought them together on the third crew rotation mission of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. HWHAP Episode 219.

Eye to the Earth

October 22nd, 2021

Kay Taylor describes an experiment on board the space station that allows middle school students to remotely photograph the Earth. HWHAP Episode 218.

European Science on Station

October 15th, 2021

Angelique Van Ombergen details the unique experiments from the European Space Agency on the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 217.

Breath of the Earth

October 8th, 2021

Annmarie Eldering describes an experiment on the International Space Station that is gathering data on carbon dioxide around the globe. HWHAP Episode 216.

Redirecting Asteroids

October 1st, 2021

Tom Statler describes a NASA planetary defense mission to test technologies and capabilities for redirecting asteroids. HWHAP Episode 215.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 24th, 2021

Members of the Hispanic Employee Resource Group at the Johnson Space Center share their journey to NASA. HWHAP Episode 214.

Taking the Temperature of Earth

September 17th, 2021

Kerry Cawse-Nicholson from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes the ECOSTRESS experiment aboard the space station that is looking at the Earth …

Private Astronauts

September 10th, 2021

Angela Hart and Camille Alleyne of NASA’s Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Development program describe the agency's efforts to build a robust commercial economy by enabling private astronaut missions to the International …

Station Solar Arrays

September 3rd, 2021

Mike Salopek goes in depth on the International Space Station’s power systems and the new solar array technology that will continue to power …

Artemis Recovery

August 27th, 2021

NASA’s Artemis I recovery director Melissa Jones shares what it will take to fetch the Orion spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean at the end of the mission around the Moon. HWHAP Episode 210.

Artemis Flight Directors

August 20th, 2021

NASA Artemis I flight directors Rick LaBrode and Judd Frieling detail what it will be like in Mission Control Houston during the agency’s next flight …

The Path to Success

August 13th, 2021

NASA interns from around the country detail the various student programs at the agency that helped them to land their internship opportunity. HWHAP Episode 208.

Gateway to Partnerships

August 6th, 2021

Sean Fuller, international partner manager of the Gateway program, shares how the successful model of international cooperation and commercial …

How to Be a Successful Intern

July 29th, 2021

NASA interns Jaden Chambers and Leah Davis join student mentor Kelly Smith to discuss the experience of being a NASA intern and what it takes to stand out. HWHAP Episode 206.

Go Starliner!

July 23rd, 2021

Bob Dempsey, NASA flight director at the Johnson Space Center, provides an overview of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2, the second uncrewed test flight of the Starliner spacecraft. HWHAP Episode 205.

Women in STEM

July 16th, 2021

Sophia Hahn, Shelita Hall, and Emily Anderson, NASA interns from across the agency, discuss being women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or …

The Best of Year 4

July 9th, 2021

Houston We Have a Podcast celebrates its fourth birthday with memories and clips of the team’s favorite episodes to reminisce on another year filled with weekly episodes covering launches, NASA’s Artemis program, the …

Uncommon Origins

July 2nd, 2021

Shawn Cvetezar, Laura Paulino, and Don Caluya, NASA interns representing NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Ames Research Center, and Johnson Space …

Citizen Science on Station

June 25th, 2021

Sarah Smith, a NASA intern, interviews students who were recently selected to fly their experiments to the International Space Station as part of the program under NASA’s STEM on Station initiative called Student …

Liftoff Live

June 18th, 2021

Dan Huot, public affairs officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, shares his experiences working on the first episodes of Houston We Have a Podcast, his work at NASA, and broadcasting the first humans to launch from …

Better Together

June 11th, 2021

Shaneequa Vereen, public affairs specialist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, speaks with NASA interns as they recount their journey with NASA, sharing their backgrounds and experiences they had before and during their …

The International Space Station and Beyond

June 4th, 2021

NASA experts Robyn Gatens, Jennifer Fogarty, and Laura Shaw explore how the International Space Station has enabled scientific and technological …

Water Bears in Space

May 29th, 2021

Thomas Boothby, assistant professor for the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming, teaches us about tardigrades, more commonly …

The Astronaut Schedulers

May 21st, 2021

Alicia Robinson and Crystal Larsen, increment training integrators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, break down the intricate coordination needed to prepare astronauts for launch from the moment they are assigned to a …

Trailblazing International Partnerships

May 14th, 2021

NASA’s International Space Station program manager Joel Montalbano gathers with leaders from partner space agencies during a panel to discuss the …

Artemis Launch Director

May 7th, 2021

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for the Exploration Ground System program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, shares the highlights of preparing for the first Artemis mission and the first launch and test flight …

Expanding the Market in Low-Earth Orbit

April 30th, 2021

NASA and private industry leaders speak to the growing market in low-Earth orbit, the International Space Station, and the future of commercialization of space during a virtual roundtable. HWHAP Episode 193.

Drive Like a Martian

April 23rd, 2021

Yajaira Sierra-Sastre and Vivake Asnani from NASA’s Glenn Research Center detail the history of tires used on the Moon and Mars and describe an innovative new tire called the Mars Spring Tire that may be used on future …

The Crew-2 Astronauts

April 16th, 2021

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Aki Hoshide, and Thomas Pesquet share their perspective on their upcoming mission, their training, and their careers before they head to the International …

Before His Second Flight

April 9th, 2021

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who launched to the International Space Station on April 9, 2021, shares his experiences from his first flight to the orbiting laboratory and what he looks forward to for his second …

Benefits for Humanity, Science for All

April 2nd, 2021

Expert scientists and researchers from NASA’s Johnson Space Center gather to highlight the scientific breakthroughs aboard the International Space Station during a recent panel discussion celebrating 20 years of …

Artificial Gravity

March 26th, 2021

Bill Paloski, former director of the Human Research Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, explores the idea of artificial gravity within a spacecraft for long-duration missions and explains how it may affect the human …

The View From Mission Control

March 19th, 2021

Experts of NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston recount what it has taken to support 20 years of continuous presence on the International Space …

The Next One-Year Missions

March 12th, 2021

Cherie Oubre, Steve Platts, and Nikki Schwanbeck, expert human researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discuss CIPHER, a complement of research …

Returning the First Martians

March 5th, 2021

Experts from NASA’s Mars Architecture Team gather to discuss the mechanics of returning the first astronauts from the surface of Mars back home to Earth on the final episode of our Mars Monthly series. HWHAP Episode 185.

Expedition 1: The Beginning

February 26th, 2021

George Abbey, former center director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, former Expedition 1 training integrator Ginger Kerrick, and Expedition 1 crew members Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko, and Sergei Krikalev gather to …

Spaceborne Computer

February 19th, 2021

Mark Fernandez, principal investigator for the Spaceborne Computer-2, details the experiment on the International Space Station that will further test the capabilities of in-space computing which may help humans explore …

Mars Perseverance Landing

February 12th, 2021

Chloe Sackier, entry, descent, and landing communications systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, illustrates the shortest and most …

Suit Up for Mars

February 5th, 2021

Natalie Mary, spacesuit systems engineer, explains what needs to be considered in the design and operation of a spacesuit that will be used to explore the surface of the Red Planet on the tenth episode of our Mars …

Artemis Mission Management

January 29th, 2021

Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, breaks down the intricate planning and integrated teams that are preparing the next missions to the Moon. Sarafin details the mission profile for Artemis I. HWHAP Episode 180.

Commercial Airlock

January 22nd, 2021

Brock Howe, Bishop Airlock program manager at Nanoracks, details the history, design, and capabilities of the permanent commercial module that is now …

International Trailblazer

January 15th, 2021

Sergei Krikalev, cosmonaut and flight engineer of Expedition 1, the first long-duration mission to the International Space Station, recounts the 20th anniversary of this mission and a career of fostering international …

Welcome to Mars

January 8th, 2021

Paul Niles, planetary geologist and analytical geochemist, describes the Mars environment, terrain, weather, atmosphere, and more that humans will …

Muscles on Chips in Space

December 18th, 2020

Dr. Siobhan Malany, president of Micro-gRx and associate professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, brings her expertise to discuss …

The Science of Teams

December 11th, 2020

Team science experts Noshir Contractor, Suzanne Bell, and Leslie DeChurch discuss team composition research at NASA and the role teams play in human …

Sticking the Landing on Mars

December 4th, 2020

Alicia Dwyer-Cianciolo and Doug Trent, entry, descent, and landing experts at NASA, unfold the intricacies of accomplishing a successful landing for …

Students and Spacesuits

November 27th, 2020

NASA SUITS activity manager Brandon Hargis and technical lead Paromita Mitra talk about the opportunity for students and teachers to design and create spacesuit information displays in augmented reality environments. …

Plants in Space

November 20th, 2020

Botany experts Gioia Massa and Anna-Lisa Paul discuss how plants in space and the research being conducted on the International Space Station are key …

Orion Today

November 13th, 2020

Howard Hu, Orion deputy program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, gives an update on Orion, the spacecraft that will take the next generation of space explorers to the Moon and beyond. HWHAP Episode 171.

Live Like a Martian

November 7th, 2020

Sharmila Watkins, Jennifer Fogarty, and Serena Aunon-Chancellor, scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, share what it takes for humans to live on …

20 Continuous Years

November 2nd, 2020

Joel Montalbano, the International Space Station program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, commemorates 20 years of continuous human presence on the orbiting laboratory, highlighting the program’s milestones, its …

Expedition 1

October 30th, 2020

Bill Shepherd, former NASA astronaut and commander of Expedition 1, recounts the historic mission that started the International Space Station’s unbroken streak of continuous human presence in space. HWHAP Episode 168.

Crew-1: The Mission

October 23rd, 2020

Anthony Vareha, the lead flight director at NASA's Johnson Space Center for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission, details the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. HWHAP Episode 167.

Crew-1: The Astronauts

October 16th, 2020

Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi are NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to the International Space Station for the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. They …

Astronaut and Microbiologist

October 9th, 2020

Kate Rubins, NASA astronaut and flight engineer for the upcoming Expedition 64 mission on the International Space Station, details her passion for science, and her previous experience on the station, and her …

Eat Like a Martian

October 2nd, 2020

Dr. Grace Douglas, lead scientist for NASA's Advanced Food Technology at the Johnson Space Center, shares the challenges of supplying food for a trip …

Next Gen STEM

September 25th, 2020

Jamie Semple and Mike McGlone, education specialist and coordinator, respectively, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, share how students and …

CONNECT During Social Isolation

September 18th, 2020

Dr. Tom Williams, element scientist for human factors and behavioral performance in the Human Research Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, details a reminder called CONNECT and how it not only benefits astronauts in …

Running a Space Center

September 11th, 2020

Joel Walker and Linda Spuler, NASA’s Johnson Space Center director of center operations and emergency manager, respectively, describe the daily tasks …

Packing for Mars

September 5th, 2020

Chel Stromgren, Chief Scientist of Binera, Inc. and part of NASA’s Mars Integration Group, lays out the complexities and the innovative strategies needed to pack for a human mission to Mars on this fifth episode of our …

Welcome Home, Bob and Doug!

August 28th, 2020

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley recount their return to Earth at their welcome home ceremony and crew news conference in Houston. The NASA astronauts made history in August as the first to splash down in an American …

Moon Deliveries

August 21st, 2020

Chris Culbert and Camille Alleyne, project manager and deputy project manager, respectively, for the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative …

Gateway

August 14th, 2020

Dan Hartman and Lara Kearney, Gateway Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager, respectively, detail the plans for our orbiting lunar outpost and how Gateway will serve as a docking and service station for Artemis …

Deep Space Transport

August 7th, 2020

Paul Kessler, aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, discusses what to consider for designing a vehicle – with humans on …

Artemis Moon Tools

July 31st, 2020

Trevor Graff and Adam Naids, Project Manager for exploration science and Deputy Project Manager for Artemis geology tools, respectively, share their …

The NASA Worm

July 24th, 2020

Richard Danne, designer and creator of NASA’s “worm”, details the origins of the iconic logo, the inspiration, the design process with the agency and his firm, Danne and Blackburn, and its reception once being …

Perseverance

July 17th, 2020

Luther Beegle, Deputy Division Manager for Science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, takes us through the history of previous landers we have sent …

The Best of Year Three

July 10th, 2020

The entire Houston We Have a Podcast team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (virtually) gets together for their third anniversary to reflect on another year, highlighting their favorite episodes and moments working …

Rendezvous with Mars

July 3rd, 2020

Patrick Chai, aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, covers the challenges and needs for getting humans to Mars and the …

Technology vs. Space

June 26th, 2020

Wesley Gordon, program manager at Alpha Space, highlights the facility aboard the International Space Station that provides the capability to test …

NASA Photographers

June 19th, 2020

James Blair, Robert Markowitz, and Josh Valcarcel are among the NASA photographers who find themselves in the second seat of a T-38 jet, or taking studio portraits, and everywhere in between, documenting history and the …

Space Station in 360 VR

June 12th, 2020

Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, co-founders and creative directors of Felix & Paul Studios and the International Space Station Experience …

Concepts Near Science Fiction

June 5th, 2020

Jason Derleth, Program Executive for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington, breaks down concepts near science fiction and explains how some find their way into how we plan for …

Neutral Buoyancy

May 29th, 2020

Kristie Melass and Jim Fuderer, Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory divers, describe life as part of the underwater diving teams that help astronauts train for spacewalks. HWHAP Episode 146.

SpaceX Demo-2

May 22nd, 2020

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken test their knowledge about each other, plus flight director Zebulon Scoville gives us a glimpse of …

Space Hygiene

May 15th, 2020

Elisca Hicks and Mike Berrill, crew systems operations instructors, answer top questions about space hygiene that NASA receives and help us understand how astronauts are trained to shower, shave, and go to the bathroom …

Space Health Technologies

May 8th, 2020

Dr. Dorit Donoviel and Dr. Kristin Fabre, Director of TRISH and Senior Innovation Scientist, are helping NASA solve challenges and prepare for deep …

Preparing For Mars

May 1st, 2020

Michelle Rucker, Mars Integration Lead at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses how we are building on our current knowledge and capabilities and breaks down the considerations for getting to, living on, and getting …

The View From Above

April 22nd, 2020

Dr. William Stefanov, manager of the Exploration Science Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, shares his expertise in observing the third rock from the sun on this Earth Day 50th anniversary episode. HWHAP Episode 141.

Soyuz Landing

April 17th, 2020

Hear a behind-the-scenes narrative into the operational intricacies of a 2018 Soyuz landing and the choreography of personnel, vehicles, and more when recovering the astronauts and cosmonauts returning to Earth from the …

Apollo 13

April 10th, 2020

James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise, two of the crew members of Apollo 13, chronicle their days at NASA, their careers, and their fateful mission that …

Captain and Commander

April 3rd, 2020

Chris Cassidy, NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL, shares his background, his love for physical fitness and math, and the valuable lessons he has learned leading up to his 3rd trip to space in April 2020. HWHAP Episode 138.

The Untouched Apollo Samples

March 27th, 2020

Charis Krysher and Andrea Mosie, lunar curation processor and senior scientist specialist, respectively, discuss opening and processing Apollo 17 …

Be a NASA Astronaut

March 20th, 2020

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron and Anne Roemer, astronaut selection manager, deep dive into the astronaut selection process and astronaut candidate training while taking questions from social media during a live broadcast …

NASA Tech in the World

March 13th, 2020

Kris Romig, Commercialization Services Lead, shares how NASA technology goes beyond the agency and lives on in commercial industries and academia, …

Sampling Science in a Lab Aloft

March 6th, 2020

International Space Station Program Chief Scientist Kirt Costello talks about some of the interesting new research underway in Earth’s orbiting …

International Space Station and Beyond

February 28th, 2020

Dr. Gary Kitmacher, communications and education mission manager for the International Space Station program, returns to the podcast to discuss the …

Early Space Stations

February 21st, 2020

Dr. Gary Kitmacher, communications and education mission manager for the International Space Station program, talks through the early concepts of space station design and introduces us to the astronomers, authors, and …

Train Like an Astronaut

February 14th, 2020

Kathy Bolt, chief training officer and CAPCOM, gives us a peek inside the world of training as an astronaut, how it has evolved, and how we are …

Mission Patches

February 7th, 2020

Sean Collins, lead graphic designer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses the history, design and symbolism that goes into creating the iconic …

Art and Spaceflight

January 31st, 2020

Retired astronaut Nicole Stott, an artist who uses painting to express the feelings and emotions she experienced on station, talks about her …

Space Radiation

January 24th, 2020

Jason Weeks and Steve Platts discuss the ways NASA is collecting radiation data to better understand the risks and possible mitigation strategies for …

Making It Work in Space

January 17th, 2020

Brandon Vessey and Cherie Oubre discuss how they integrate and manage all the human research work in areas such as human performance, health, and radiation for research on the International Space Station, on Earth, and …

Fighting Space Effects

January 10th, 2020

Laura Bollweg and Peter Norsk detail the effects that the microgravity environment has on human health, what we’re doing to counteract some of these …

Deep Space Healthcare

January 3rd, 2020

Nancy Fleming and Kris Lehnhardt describe the challenges of providing the necessary medical capabilities to astronauts traveling deeper into space. This is part three of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research …

The Human Element

December 27th, 2019

Aaron Allcorn and Tom Williams discuss NASA’s efforts to understand the optimal spaceflight environment that maximizes human performance. This is part two of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. HWHAP …

Humans in Space

December 20th, 2019

Dr. Jenn Fogarty gives an overview of the Human Research Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This is the first in a series of six episodes that dive deep into the work being done to understand what exactly happens …

NASA and the Texas Economy

December 13th, 2019

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar talks about managing finances for the Lone Star State and for its citizens. Hegar describes the …

Apollo 17

December 6th, 2019

Dr. Harrison Schmitt, the Apollo 17 lunar module pilot and the only geologist to walk on the Moon, discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo …

Artemis Spacesuits

November 29th, 2019

Chris Hansen, manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, talks about the next generation of spacesuits that will be used during the Artemis …

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Tools

November 21st, 2019

Heather Bergman, Justin Cassidy, and Drew Hood discuss how unique tools were developed to complete the on-orbit repair of the Alpha Magnetic …

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Spacewalks

November 15th, 2019

Tara Jochim and Brian Mader talk about a unique and difficult set of spacewalks to repair an experiment called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. The …

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Science

November 8th, 2019

Dr. Brandon Reddell discusses astrophysics, cosmology, and the science behind the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment looking for …

Apollo vs. Artemis

November 1st, 2019

Nujoud Merancy, Exploration Mission Planning Office Chief, returns to the podcast to explain how the mission architecture of the Artemis program …

Air to Space

October 25th, 2019

General Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and Nick Hague, U.S. Air Force colonel and NASA astronaut, discuss how the Air …

The Value of the Moon

October 18th, 2019

Samuel Lawrence, planetary scientist and lead lunar exploration scientist, discusses what we’ve learned about the Moon and some of the more interesting questions that we hope to answer when humans return in the Artemis …

Lessons of Apollo

October 11th, 2019

Science journalist and Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin discusses why the Moon is a desirable object for exploration and makes the case for ​applying …

21st Century Space Travel

October 4th, 2019

A discussion of historical space policy with Stephen Garber and Glen Asner, co-authors of "Origins of 21st Century Space Travel," which examines the …

The SpaceX Crew Dragon

September 27th, 2019

Benji Reed, director of Crew Mission Management for SpaceX, talks about the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the testing and training thus far including an uncrewed mission to the station, and the exciting future for the commercial …

From the Seas to the Stars

September 18th, 2019

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir talks about her path to becoming an astronaut, her education in biology and space, her research studying marine mammals …

Women of JSC: Apollo to Artemis

September 13th, 2019

Women Excelling in Life & Leadership (WELL) and the Human Systems Integration ERG hosted a panel discussion highlighting the legacy of women in …

The Boeing Starliner

September 6th, 2019

Tony Castilleja and Celena Dopart, Boeing engineers, talk about the Boeing Starliner spacecraft and all the testing and training happening to get the vehicle and crew ready for the first missions. HWHAP Episode 108.

The Overview Effect

August 30th, 2019

Space philosopher and author Frank White discusses the impact of looking down at the Earth from above, and how it can create a shift in the way astronauts view and think about our planet and life itself. HWHAP Episode …

Student-Built Space Hardware

August 23rd, 2019

Bob Zeek and Stacy Hale talk about how students can build and fly hardware to the International Space Station as part of a program called HUNCH. …

Recycling Water and Air

August 16th, 2019

Laura Shaw, the International Space Station Program Lead for Exploration Life Support Systems, discusses the systems on the station that create a livable and comfortable space for astronauts and cosmonauts. Shaw …

In Case of Emergency

August 9th, 2019

Jason Hutt, Orion Crew Systems Integrations Lead, explains how the crew is prepared to respond effectively in the unlikely event of an emergency on board the Orion spacecraft at any stage of flight. HWHAP Episode 104.

Space Tourism and Commercialization

August 2nd, 2019

Mike Read, International Space Station Commercial Space Utilization Manager, discusses NASA's new directive that further opens up the station for commercialization and space tourism with the goal of developing a robust …

The Next First Steps

July 26th, 2019

Today's leaders of the human spaceflight programs at NASA discuss how Apollo 11 influenced their lives and careers and share their thoughts on the …

Lesser-Known Stories of Apollo 11

July 19th, 2019

NASA historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal shares some of the lesser-known stories of the Apollo 11 mission 50 years after the historic landing of humans on …

Apollo 11 to Now

July 12th, 2019

For the 100th episode, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing as NASA continues to move …

The Best of Year Two

July 5th, 2019

Houston, we have a birthday! Episode 99 is a special episode to celebrate two years of Houston We Have a Podcast. Host Gary Jordan sits down with audio engineer Alex Perryman, co-host Pat Ryan, and co-host Dan Huot to …

Soldier, Physician, Astronaut

June 28th, 2019

NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan shares his journey just before his first spaceflight. Morgan talks about his education, his time as a flight surgeon in the military, and his experience parachuting out of planes. He and his …

Crowdsourcing

June 21st, 2019

Lynn Buquo and Steve Rader discuss how NASA is using crowdsourcing as a way to support research and development efforts by tapping into the expertise of global communities to create innovative, efficient and optimal …

Restoring the Apollo Mission Control Center

June 14th, 2019

Sandra Tetley and Adam Graves discuss the journey of restoring the historic Apollo Mission Control Center to look and feel exactly as it did in July …

Spaceship Crash Testing

June 7th, 2019

Mark Baldwin, Orion Occupant Protection Specialist, talks about crash testing of the Orion spacecraft and why it is important to keep the crew safe during some of the most critical moments of their mission. HWHAP …

Mental Health with Shinedown

May 31st, 2019

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NASA chats with the rock band Shinedown about the similarities and importance of mental health for orbiting astronauts, touring band members… and everyone! HWHAP Episode 94.

Space Medicine at Comicpalooza

May 24th, 2019

Science fiction meets science fact during a live panel discussion at Comicpalooza in Houston about current medical innovations in space with NASA medical scientists and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Gates …

Apollo 10

May 17th, 2019

In this recording of a live panel at the Johnson Space Center, experts discuss the historic Apollo 10 mission and how the lessons learned from that …

The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 4

May 10th, 2019

In part four of this series, the team of scientists and technical staff turns 19,000 hours of digitized audio into transcripts, all of which can be accessed online. HWHAP Episode 91.

The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 3

May 3rd, 2019

In part three of a special series, the heroes take on another technical challenge to rescue the Apollo 11 mission control tapes for posterity and for …

The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Part 2

April 26th, 2019

In part two of this special edition of the podcast, John Hansen and Greg Wiseman take the first crack at repairing the only machine capable of …

The Heroes Behind the Heroes

April 19th, 2019

In this special edition of the podcast, the voices of the people who saved a piece of American spaceflight history tell the tale of reviving an …

Twins Study

April 13th, 2019

Dr. Andy Feinberg and Dr. Steve Platts discuss the history and details behind the Twins Study. The experts reveal some of the findings from the …

Pathways

April 5th, 2019

Jonathan Abary, Pathways program manager, and Alexis Vance, Pathways intern in the crew and thermal systems division, discuss the Pathways internship program at NASA Johnson Space Center. HWHAP Episode 86.

Space City

March 29th, 2019

Prominent local business leaders Cindy DeWease, William Harris, and Bob Mitchell discuss how the presence of the Johnson Space Center in Houston impacts the community and vice versa. HWHAP Episode 85.

Engage Thrusters

March 22nd, 2019

Steve Barsi, European Service Module Propulsion Subsystem Manager, discusses the Orion spacecraft’s propulsion system, how it works and why it's …

How to Plan a Spacewalk

March 15th, 2019

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.

Resident Extreme

March 8th, 2019

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch and her husband, Bob Koch, discuss Christina's path to becoming an astronaut—her childhood in North Carolina, her …

The Next Generation of Spaceflight Leaders

March 1st, 2019

Mohammed Saibu and Juan Carlos Lopez, who are pursuing leadership roles at NASA through a program called FIRST, discuss some of the challenges of …

From American Soil

February 22nd, 2019

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 …

Livable Space

February 15th, 2019

John Lewis, Orion ECLS (Environmental Control and Life Support) system manager, discusses how the Orion spacecraft will keep the crew inside …

Apollo 1 Fire

February 8th, 2019

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 …

Apollo 8: Part 2

February 1st, 2019

Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center, leads a panel discussion with key players of the Apollo program to learn critical lessons …

Apollo 8: Part 1

December 22nd, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 launch, resident historian Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal recounts one of the most significant missions in human …

Radiation Shielding

December 14th, 2018

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.

Fly 'Em All

December 7th, 2018

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.

The International Space Station Begins: Part 2

November 30th, 2018

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 …

The International Space Station Begins: Part 1

November 23rd, 2018

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 …

Apollo and The Moon

November 16th, 2018

John Gruener and Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, planetary scientist and historian, respectively, team up to discuss both the science and history of the …

Organs on Chips in Space

November 9th, 2018

Dr. Lucie Low, Scientific Program Manager at the National Institutes of Health, talks about tiny devices the size of the thumb drive that replicate the structure and function of human organs. Low discusses the …

Navigating Deep Space

November 2nd, 2018

Dr. Greg Holt, Navigation Lead for the Orion spacecraft, discusses how the vehicle finds its way through deep space and communicates with Earth along …

NASA in Hollywood

October 26th, 2018

Bob Jacobs, Bert Ulrich, and Bill Barry share stories of NASA working closely with filmmakers on features and documentaries. The cast and crew of "First Man" and family members of the real astronauts portrayed in the …

NASA's 60th Anniversary - Live!

October 19th, 2018

For NASA’s 60th Anniversary, Houston We Have a Podcast took to the stage with science fiction writers Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and publishing agent DongWon Song, as well as NASA astronaut Kjell …

5,000°F

October 12th, 2018

Ronny Baccus, Orion structures and thermal protection system functional area manager, discusses how Orion deals with temperatures around 5,000°F when screaming back into Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 miles per hour. …

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

October 5th, 2018

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his wife, Lt. Col. Catie Hague, talk about Nick’s journey to becoming an astronaut, his education, and his time in the …

Space Weather

September 28th, 2018

Dr. Steve Johnson, Senior Scientist of the Space Radiation Analysis Group, discusses what's being done right now to document radiation exposure, not only to ensure our astronauts stay healthy, but to understand weather …

Reach New Heights and Reveal the Unknown

September 21st, 2018

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer describe the mission and direction of America's space agency after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence. The two agency leaders discuss …

Escaping A Speeding Rocket

September 14th, 2018

Jon Olansen and Jenny Devolites, leads for the Orion Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) crew module and AA-2 launch abort vehicle test mission, discuss the …

Hazard 5: Environments

September 7th, 2018

Dr. Brian Crucian, a biological studies and immunology expert, discusses the hazard of hostile and closed environments in space. Crucian serves as …

Hazard 4: Gravity

August 31st, 2018

Dr. Peter Norsk, Senior Research Director and Element Scientist at Baylor College of Medicine based here at NASA, describes the hazard of altered …

Hazard 3: Distance

August 24th, 2018

Dr. Erik Antonsen, element scientist and emergency physician, discusses the hazard of traveling farther away from Earth an ever before, especially how to provide appropriate medical care with limited resources and …

Hazard 2: Isolation

August 17th, 2018

Dr. Tom Williams leads a research team that looks into isolation and confinement, focusing on habitability and behavioral health and performance …

Hazard 1: Radiation

August 10th, 2018

Dr. Zarana Patel, a portfolio lead scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, is responsible for management and scientific oversight of degenerative …

Dr. Spaceman

August 3rd, 2018

Dr. Mike Barratt, NASA astronaut, physician and a flight surgeon, shares his story of living in space. Barratt addresses five hazards of human spaceflight and why these challenges need to be addressed to make deep-space …

Living Off the Land

July 27th, 2018

John Gruener and Steve Hoffman discuss in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), the ability to find and use natural resources beyond Earth. HWHAP Episode 55.

Small Business, Cosmic Goals

July 20th, 2018

Tabi Taliwaku Kalisa, program manager of NASA's Small Business Programs, shares how NASA helps small businesses to get involved in space exploration …

Mars is Hard. Here's Why.

July 13th, 2018

Dr. Stan Love, NASA astronaut and all-around smart guy, flew to the International Space Station in 2008 and has worked on a number of flight analog programs to understand how to conduct deep-space missions. Love …

Houston, We Have a Birthday

July 6th, 2018

Houston, We Have a Podcast celebrates its first year. Gary Jordan (host) sits down with Alex Perryman (audio) and Dan Huot (co-host) to reminisce about their favorite moments and incredible guests. HWHAP Episode 52.

Airspace

June 29th, 2018

Harry Roberts, Flight Operation Supervisor for the Aircraft Operations Division out at Ellington Field Airport, talks about aeronautics at NASA. Roberts describes the operations out at Ellington Field and the aircraft …

DNA Sequencing

June 22nd, 2018

Dr. Sarah Wallace talks about her instrumental role in sequencing DNA for the very first time in space. DNA sequencing can be used for things in …

Launch America

June 15th, 2018

Kathy Lueders, Manager of the Commercial Crew Program, gives us a brief history of the program, how it started, and where it is now. Leuders talks about the 2 commercial companies, Boeing and SpaceX, and their space …

Moon Rocks

June 7th, 2018

Ryan Zeigler, a planetary scientist and the lunar sample curator, talks about the moon rocks brought to Earth during Apollo, the facilities that keep …

Astronaut, M.D.

June 1st, 2018

Serena Auñón-Chancellor shares her story about becoming an astronaut from her education in engineering and medicine to her time at NASA as a flight surgeon. Auñón-Chancellor discusses her training and expectations …

Stories of Unity

May 25th, 2018

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we team up with our Asian Employee Resource Group to share the stories from 4 guests on their unique paths coming to NASA from different backgrounds. HWHAP Episode 46.

Digital Space

May 18th, 2018

Annette Moore, the Director of Information Resources and the Chief Information Officer at the Johnson Space Center, tells us about data and information in space as well as the tech we use for human spaceflight …

Spacecraft Displays

May 11th, 2018

Jeff Fox, Chief Engineer of the Rapid Prototype Lab at the Johnson Space Center, tells the history and evolution of displays and controls in the …

Diet Like an Astronaut

May 4th, 2018

Dr. Scott Smith, NASA nutritionist and the manager for nutritional biochemistry, discusses the differences in the way astronauts have to eat in space versus the way we eat here on Earth. HWHAP Episode 43.

The Space Launch System: Part 2

April 27th, 2018

Paul Bookout and David Smith continue their conversation about the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V: The Space Launch System. The experts …

The Space Launch System: Part 1

April 20th, 2018

Paul Bookout and David Smith talk about the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V: The Space Launch System. The experts discuss what the rocket is …

Tough and Competent

April 13th, 2018

Colonel TJ Creamer shares his story from humble beginnings in the military to tweeting from the International Space Station. Creamer describes his …

BEAM and Expandable Spacecraft

April 6th, 2018

Rajib Dasgupta and Gerard Valle talk about the commercial test module currently attached to the International Space Station called the Bigelow …

Stories of Her Strength

March 30th, 2018

For Women's History Month we brought in 4 women in leadership at the Johnson Space Center to share their stories of persevering through challenges and rising through the ranks. HWHAP Episode 38.

Human vs. Machine

March 23rd, 2018

Dr. Tina Holden, Human Factors Technical Fellow with Leidos, talks about the challenges that astronauts may face when interacting with computers. …

Teacher on Board

March 16th, 2018

Ricky Arnold, NASA Astronaut, talks about his time as an educator, his first flight on the Space Shuttle, and his plans to teach from space during …

A Ride in Orion

March 9th, 2018

Jeff Fox, Chief Engineer of the Rapid Prototype Lab, talks about some of the testing and training for Orion. Fox brings the actual audio from inside …

A Seismic Journey

March 2nd, 2018

Drew Feustel, NASA Astronaut, talks about his education in Geology and Seismology, his previous 2 shuttle missions, and his expectations before …

The Zero-G Workout

February 23rd, 2018

Dr. Andrea Hanson, Exercise Countermeasures Operations Lead, talks about what happens to the human body in microgravity, what NASA is doing about it, and how we can use this knowledge to go deeper into space. Hanson …

African American History Month

February 16th, 2018

For African American History Month, we team up with our African American Employee Resource Group to bring 4 guests from different areas of expertise …

The James Webb Space Telescope

February 9th, 2018

Jonathan Homan, Project Manager for Webb's Chamber A Testing, talks about how the James Webb Space Telescope has been designed, built, and tested, especially in the vacuum chamber here at the Johnson Space Center. He …

Infamous Meteorites

February 2nd, 2018

Dr. Duck Mittlefehldt, Planetary Scientist, talks about some curious findings in meteorites and the adventures endured to procure them. HWHAP Episode 30.

The National Lab in Space

January 26th, 2018

Patrick O'Neill, Marketing and Communications Manager at CASIS, talks about the part of the International Space Station designated as a U.S. National Laboratory, what that means, and how CASIS manages research from all …

3 Weeks in a Capsule

January 19th, 2018

Jessica Vos, Crew Systems Engineer, talks about how astronauts will operate in the Orion capsule for deep-space missions that can go up to 3 weeks: …

The Search for Life

January 12th, 2018

Dr. Aaron Burton and Dr. Marc Fries, Planetary Scientists, talk about searching for organic material in meteorites from around the solar system. They …

Can You Hear Me Now?

January 5th, 2018

Bill Foster, Ground Controller in Mission Control Houston, talks about how space communication networks work and what they will look like for …

A Rocket on a Rocket

December 29th, 2017

Wahab Alshahin, Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, talks about what a launch abort system is, how it works, and why it's necessary to send …

Space Habitat

December 22nd, 2017

Lisa Spence, Flight Analogs Project Manager, and Dr. Paul Haugen, HERA Operations Engineer, talk about the space habitat analog here in Texas. They …

Test Pilot to Astronaut

December 15th, 2017

Scott Tingle, NASA Astronaut, talks about his education in mechanical engineering, his time in the Navy as a test pilot, and his astronaut training before his first mission to the International Space Station in …

Astronaut Health

December 8th, 2017

Dr. Natacha Chough, Flight Surgeon, talks about what flight surgeons do and how they work with astronauts to monitor their health during spaceflight. She reveals health concerns that are unique to the space environment. …

Microgravity University

December 1st, 2017

Mike McGlone, NASA Education Specialist, talks about how the different education programs here in Texas influence students to pursue careers in STEM and STEAM fields, including careers here at NASA. HWHAP Episode 21.

Special Delivery with NASA in Silicon Valley

November 24th, 2017

Shane Kimbrough, NASA Astronaut, and Dennis Leveson-Gower, Senior Project Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center, talk about cargo and science going to and from the International Space Station. Houston We Have a …

Weather to Launch

November 17th, 2017

Tim Garner, Meteorologist in Charge at the Johnson Space Center, talks about how weather affects human spaceflight, especially for launches, …

Mars

November 10th, 2017

Dr. Doug Archer, Planetary Scientist, talks about Mars: what its made of, what it's like on the surface, and why it's such an intriguing place for humans to visit in the next giant leap. HWHAP Episode 18.

Orion

November 3rd, 2017

Nujoud Merancy, Mission Planning and Analysis Lead for the Orion spacecraft, talks about what Orion is, how it will work, what kinds of tests are being done, and where in space it will go. HWHAP Episode 17.

Spacesuits

October 27th, 2017

Les Padilla, Hardware Manager of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), talks about spacesuits: how they work, what they're made of, how they've …

Live from Space: Astronaut Photography

October 20th, 2017

In a live recording from space, astronauts Randy "Komrade" Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli, Joe Acaba, and Mark "Sabot" Vande Hei talk about about photography …

Robotic Arms in Space

October 13th, 2017

Tim Braithwaite, Liaison Manager for the Canadian Space Agency, talks about robotic arms in space: how they were conceived and developed, how they …

Before His First Flight

October 6th, 2017

Mark Vande Hei, U.S. astronaut, shares stories of his training and tips he learned from fellow astronauts before launching to the International Space Station for the first time on September 12, 2017. HWHAP Episode 13.

Leading Human Space Exploration

September 29th, 2017

Ellen Ochoa, Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center, talks about human space exploration: what we’re doing here in Texas to make it a possibility, how we’re working with commercial and international partners, and …

Mission Control

September 22nd, 2017

Mary Lawrence, Flight Director in Mission Control Houston, talks about what it’s like inside Mission Control, what it takes to be a flight controller …

Average Joe, Educator, Astronaut

September 15th, 2017

Joe Acaba, U.S. astronaut, talks about his time in the Marine Corps and Peace Corps, his previous missions to space, and his background as a high …

International Space Station #2: Research

September 8th, 2017

Dr. Tara Ruttley, Associate Program Scientist for the Space Station, talks about the kinds of scientific research we're doing and learning aboard the orbiting complex. Ruttley discusses why the research is important for …

Hurricane Harvey Update

August 30th, 2017

Well as you probably know, southeast Texas was just slammed with the furious winds and torrential downpour of Hurricane Harvey. A lot of Houstonians were affected by the storm and the 40+ inches of rain that came with …

Exploring the Cosmos with Styx

August 25th, 2017

Glenn Lutz and John Connolly, exploration experts at NASA, chat with Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan from the band Styx about human exploration of the …

Total Eclipse Over America

August 18th, 2017

Dr. Mark Matney, Space Debris Scientist and Astronomer, talks about the science and history of eclipses. He also describes the total solar eclipse …

The Most Awesome Podcast from Space

August 11th, 2017

Jack "2fish" Fischer, NASA Astronaut, talks about life on the International Space Station... while on board the International Space Station. This podcast was recorded during a live event on Aug 10, 2017. HWHAP Episode 6.

Astronaut Training

August 4th, 2017

Randy "Komrade" Bresnik talks about what astronauts have to study, know and endure to be successful in space. Bresnik recalls his astronaut training …

Space Food

July 28th, 2017

Dr. Takiyah Sirmons, food scientist, talks about space food: what it is, how its packaged, and what happens to an astronauts palate after living in space for several months. HWHAP Episode 4.

Landing From Space

July 21st, 2017

Dr. John Charles, Chief Scientist of the Human Research Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center, talks about what happens to the human body in space. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives a first hand account of landing …

Your 2017 Astronaut Class

July 14th, 2017

Anne Roemer, Manager of the Astronaut Selection Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center, talks about the new Astronaut Class of 2017: who they are, what they bring to the table and why these 12 people were chosen out of …

International Space Station

July 7th, 2017

Dan Huot, Public Affairs Officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, talks about the International Space Station: what it is, how it works, what it’s made of, and why it’s there. HWHAP Episode 1.

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