human space flight

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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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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