The official podcast of the World Space Week Association
In celebration of the human achievements of going to space we are presenting our new series of podcasts with inspirational space people from around the world.
Think big, start small!
Our podcast series engages the public with the latest developments in space exploration through connecting with world leaders of thought who make the difference in their space environment. We know that every space endeavour started as a thought or a dream in someone’s heart. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, if you dream of space and follow your dream, it will come true. Here we talk about goal setting and where to find inspiration. We plug into the collective wisdom of these people to understand how to navigate towards a future as a spacefaring civilisation.
Satellites improve life – An interview for the World Space Week 2020 with the New Zealand Space Agency
In 2020, we took the opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s plans on using satellites to improve life.
In this interview, Dr Peter Crabtree, Head of the NZ Space Agency, Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, Lead Researcher for the mission and Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, EDF, talk with Haritina Mogosanu, Senior Science Communicator for WSWA and Country Coordinator for New Zealand about MethaneSAT, during World Space Week 2020.
Hear Seth Shostak, Earth’s official Alien Hunter, talking about space exploration with host Haritina Mogoșanu.
Seth Shostak directs the search for extraterrestrials at the SETI Institute in California—trying to find evidence of intelligent life in space. He is also committed to getting the public, especially young people, excited about astrobiology and science in general.
World Space Week Association Podcast – Maruška Strah, Executive Director of the World Space Week Association.
Maruška Strah is the Executive Director of the World Space Week Association.
We interviewed her in Vienna during the 62nd Meeting of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and learned about her aspirations for the future of the World Space Week as an international event and also for the World Space Week Association. read more…
What can we learn from asteroids?
Scientist Robert Jedicke is answering this question and many other about the world of asteroids in 2019, from ‘How do you grab an asteroid?’ to ‘What is the Deep Space Gateway?’, ‘What is Planetary Defence?’ and ‘How do we avoid Near Earth Objects collisions right now’, ‘Did life come to Earth on an asteroid?’, ‘Where were asteroids formed?’, ‘Omuamua’, ‘Sample return missions’, ‘How much wealth is there in asteroids?’, Who’s watching so that people will do the right thing?’ and many other topics, including our favourite, ‘What’s his opinion of the future of humankind?’. read more…