I Need My Space

I Need My Space

Latest Episodes

The Moral Ambiguity of Sending Microbes to Space
September 11, 2018

Dr. Bill Miller, an evolutionary biologist and expert on the emerging science of the microbiome, chats with Steve about the ramifications of sending microbes into space. Follow ‘I Need My Space’ on Social Media: Twitter: @INeedMySpacePod Instagram: @IN

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau
August 15, 2018

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau This week on 'I Need My Space' we talk to Jana Grcevich, Co-author of "Vacation Guide to the Solar System" about making travel plans in space! Grcevich is also data scientist, has a PhD in astronomy, and is an all around c

The Nose of NASA
August 07, 2018

NASA “Nasalnaut” George Aldrich sits down with Steve to discuss the importance of smell in space. Questions include: What does a NASA chemical specialist do? What is the process of conducting odor tests for NASA? Why must objects be odor tested?

Aloha From "Mars"
July 31, 2018

Lynn Levy, host of Gimlet’s ‘The Habitat’, joins Steve and guest host Moiya McTier to talk about the true story of six strangers who were picked to live in a Mars simulation, work together, and have their lives taped. Questions Include: How does on

The Astronaut Instagram Star
July 24, 2018

Jennifer Levasseur, museum specialist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, joins Steve to discuss photography in space, astronaut personal artifacts, and the history of space flight. Questions Include: What is it like being a museum cura

We Stumbled on Jupiter's 12 New Moons
July 17, 2018

Today, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Inverse writer Matthew Phelan sat down with the Carnegie Institute’s Scott S. Sheppard who led the team that located the Jovian moons to tell us what this means for our solar sys

Curiosity: The Hardest Working Rover
July 10, 2018

Author of "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job" and planetary evangelist and senior editor at The Planetary Society, Emily Lakdawalla, joins Rae and Steve to discuss NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. Questions In

Beyond the Billionaire Space Cowboys
July 03, 2018

Rocket scientist and entrepreneur Natalya Bailey joins Steve to discuss the climate of NewSpace. Questions Include: What is NewSpace? Who are the key players besides Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos? How is competition driving the space race? How can a regular p

Correction: First Human on the Moon
June 26, 2018

Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison joins Rae to discuss how to diversify the space industry. Questions Include: How does it feel to be an inspiration to women and girls everywhere? Is there a representation issue in NASA? Who are the people who make

How Do We Not Ruin Space Colonies?
June 19, 2018

Rae and Steve are joined by Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack to discuss the importance of centering humanity as we journey through space.Question Include: How do we not ruin space colonies like we did on Earth? How do we ensure that people on space