9 12, 2019

Who Wants To Be The Garbage Collector Of Space? (Cool Weird Awesome 188)

By |2019-12-09T10:20:54-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

There are tens of thousands of pieces of space debris orbiting the Earth. We've tried a few different ways to bring them back down over the years. Plus: in Huddleston, Virginia, a giant hay sculpture of a country music legend. Meet Will-hay Nelson!

20 11, 2019

Apollo 12 Crashed Its Lunar Module On Purpose (Cool Weird Awesome 175)

By |2019-11-20T05:48:05-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week marks 50 years since the Apollo 12 mission, the second time humans went to the moon and the first time we launched an artificial earthquake there. Plus: one of the two moonwalkers painted a picture that included their command module pilot on the lunar ground.

30 09, 2019

Can We Get Mac and Cheese To Mars? (Cool Weird Awesome 138)

By |2019-09-30T07:08:01-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A mission to Mars would take years of travel - but today's space food doesn't last long enough. Scientists at Washington State University are working on a way to sterilize and pack food that can last 3-5 years, which is good for astronauts and for any of us who want to survive the zombie apocalypse. Plus: why a man in Vermont just put up a large wooden statue of a raised middle finger. 

23 09, 2019

Our Long History Of Crashing Stuff Into The Moon (Cool Weird Awesome 133)

By |2019-09-23T08:55:53-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

We always celebrate great space achievements, why not also commemorate some great space screwups? This month marks 60 years since the first time a spacecraft tried to land on the moon but crashed instead.

22 04, 2019

Roombas! In! Spaaaaaaace! (Cool Weird Awesome 23)

By |2019-08-01T13:09:26-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Being an astronaut is hard work - not only are you floating up in space, away from the rest of the world, you have a lot of cleaning to do. But there are plans for a new system that would disinfect the interiors of spacecrafts and space stations with ultraviolet lights.

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