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Terranauts

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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 ope… read more

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Designing a Space Station and Other Stories

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.

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