astronaut

Training is essential for space exploration success

Training is essential for success in any field, but perhaps nowhere is it more crucial than in the realm of space exploration. As described in podcast episode 120 with Robert Thirsk, astronauts undergo rigorous and extensive training to prepare them for the challenges they will face in space. From basic training to mission-specific training, astronauts…

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120. Robert Thirsk: From medicine to Mars – Insights from over 200 days in space

In this guest-hosted episode Clive Steeper from episode 1 talks to engineer, physician, and former astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk about the preparation and training needed for astronauts to operate effectively on space missions, and how these skills are also relevant for leadership more generally. Robert reflects on training for astronauts, non-technical skills in space missions,…

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Bonus episode: John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

What’s it like to travel into space? Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. John-David F. Bartoe to find out the answer to this question, and discovers what inspired him to become an astronaut. John-David is a retired astronaut, solar physicist and former Research Manager of the International Space Station who travelled over 2.8 million miles, and logged…

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Playlist – Adventurers heading into the unknown

Finding out about others’ adventures can inspire us to step into the unknown ourselves. The idea of new possibilities and things to be discovered can encourage us to take risks, and find out what we are capable of achieving.  We have created an Adventurers heading into the unknown playlist featuring five guests who have all…

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