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THE BIG BANG THEORY

NASA on the Big Bang Theory

As you might know, because we have mentioned it a whole bunch of times because we’re still excited by it, Bill Prady, the co-creator/producer of “The Big Bang Theory”, invited us out to visit the set of the show. We brought a whole bunch of NASA goodies with us to … Continue Reading →


Blueshift ponders... what's next in space exploration?

Blueshift ponders… what’s next in space exploration?

This past weekend, I attended an unconference called SpaceUP DC, which drew together space enthusiasts from near and far to talk about the future of space exploration and advocacy. It’s an “unconference” because it’s not like a regular professional conference – it’s much more free-form, and attendees determine the structure, … Continue Reading →


Podcast: At the Edge of Space

Podcast: At the Edge of Space

Click to listen! (8MB MP3, right-click to save) Transcript (Text, PDF) When you were a kid, dreaming of the future, did you expect to have a flying car someday? Or to live on the Moon? Traveling into space has fueled the dreams of many people, but the reality is that … Continue Reading →


Podcast: First Light, Last Paycheck?

Working at NASA can provide unique and exciting job opportunities. It can be the chance of a lifetime to work on a satellite and see the products of your hard work launched into space. ┬áThe flip side is that many projects only span a few years, so your dream job … Continue Reading →


Podcast: Looking Back to the Future

Podcast: Looking Back to the Future

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • December 16, 2009
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Click to listen! (6.8MB MP3, right-click to save) Transcript (Text, PDF) We’re looking to the future here at NASA Goddard, with the construction of our new Exploration Sciences Building. To celebrate the occasion, we’re preparing to seal a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2059. In this … Continue Reading →


Podcast: Dust in the Wind

Podcast: Dust in the Interstellar Wind

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • November 17, 2009
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Click to listen! (5.2MB MP3, right-click to save) Transcript (Text, PDF) The makings of new planets lie in dusty, debris-filled disks rotating around stars, held in place and shaped by the influence of their host stars. ┬áBut the dust, ice, and small bodies in these planet-forming disks also feel the … Continue Reading →


Podcast: Astrophysical Activity: The Building 2 Chronicle

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • October 30, 2009
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Welcome to a special Halloween episode of Blueshift! It’s a time of transition here at Goddard Space Flight Center – a new Exploration Sciences Building has just been completed and the Blueshift team is on the move. For the past 50 years, Goddard’s Building 2 has been the home of … Continue Reading →


Podcast: John Grunsfeld: Astronaut and Astronomer

This summer, the world was watching as seven astronauts visited the Hubble Space Telescope and did the first ever on-orbit repairs in space. This fifth and final Shuttle mission to service Hubble has equipped the telescope with cutting-edge technology and extended its mission lifespan for several additional years. Here at … Continue Reading →


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