The Cosmosphere Podcast

A monthly podcast for the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas

About the show

Since its humble beginnings in 1962, visitors from across the globe have come to Hutchinson to discover the inspiration that can only be found at the Cosmosphere. Now, take a digital journey into history and science with The Cosmosphere Podcast.

Episodes

  • Coffee at the Cosmo- Chuck McClary "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space"

    November 21st, 2019  |  58 mins 20 secs

    Coffee at the Cosmo- Chuck McClary "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space"

  • Coffee at the Cosmo

    August 31st, 2019  |  54 mins 9 secs
    apollo, coffee at the cosmosphere, cosmosphere, hutchinson kansas, shannon whetzel, space, space history

    Coffee at the Cosmo- We head to the Moon with Cosmosphere Curator Shannon Whetzel.

  • Mission Control, Mission Accomplished and Mars Curiosity with Sarah Lamm

    July 18th, 2019  |  41 mins 58 secs
    apollo, apollo 11, apollo 11 50th, cosmosphere, cosmosphere podcast, flight controller, history podcast, houston, jim remar, johnson space center, jsc, mission control, mocr, nasa, nasa history, sarah lamm, space, space history, space podcast

    This month we hear from the Cosmosphere CEO and President Jim Remar. He gives us an update on the completed MOCR restoration. We also talked with Sarah Lamm, a graduate student, science communicator, and Solar System Ambassador about her work. You'll also hear from Carla about what's up at the Cosmosphere this summer.

  • Go, Flight! A Conversation with Author Rick Houston

    July 18th, 2019  |  21 mins 52 secs
    apollo, apollo 11, apollo 50, flight controller, go flight, johnson space center, jsc, milt heflin, mission control, mocr, mocr 2, nasa, nasa flight controller, nasa history, nasa mission control, nasa podcast, oral history, rick houston, space history, space podcast

    In this special edition of the Cosmosphere Podcast we hear from author Rick Houston about the book that he co-authored. It's called "Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control."

  • SpaceWorks is GO for MOCR Restoration!

    May 26th, 2019  |  28 mins 55 secs
    apollo, apollo 50th, cosmosphere, flight controller, johnson space center, jsc, mission control, mocr, nasa history, nasa podcast, space history, space podcast, spaceworks

    This month we are catching up with Jack at the Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks division. We talked about the completion of the MOCR Console restoration project. You'll also hear from Carla about what's up at the Cosmosphere this summer. It's a packed episode, so listen in today.

  • Lost Luggage

    January 19th, 2019  |  23 mins 59 secs
    apollo 8, cosmosphere, earth rise, earthrising, education, science, space, stem, stem education, the cosmosphere

    This month we catch up with Jim Remar and Mimi Meredith from the Cosmosphere to chat about EarthRising. They shared some funny stories about planning for and running the EarthRising event, so be sure to listen in so you can find out what's behind this month's episode title.

  • EarthRising- Part 2

    December 26th, 2018  |  56 mins 48 secs
    apollo, apollo 8, apollo program, cosmosphere, earth, earth rise, earthrise, earthrising, moon, nasa, photography, space race

    This month we head to Hutchinson with some Space Hipsters for the Earthrising Gala. We'll also hear from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar, author Robert Kurson, and the astronauts and flight controllers from Apollo 7 and beyond.

    This is part two of a two-part episode, so get listening and enjoy!

  • EarthRising- Part 1

    December 26th, 2018  |  52 mins 12 secs
    apollo, apollo 8, apollo program, cosmosphere, earth, earth rise, earthrise, earthrising, moon, nasa, photography, space race

    This month we head to Hutchinson with some Space Hipsters for the Earthrising Gala. We'll also hear from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar, author Robert Kurson, and the astronauts and flight controllers from Apollo 7 and beyond.

    This is part one of a two-part episode, so get listening and enjoy!

  • A MOCR Update from Jim Remar plus Earthrising

    October 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    apollo, cosmosphere, gemini, history, houston, jim remar, mercury, mission control, mission control room, mocr, mocr restoration, nasa, space, space history, spaceworks

    This month we chat with Carla about the upcoming gala, Earthrising: The Celebration of Apollo 8. You'll also hear from the CEO of the Cosmosphere, Jim Remar, about the MOCR restoration project that SpaceWorks is spearheading.

  • The MOCR Gets a Lift on the Super Guppy

    September 30th, 2018  |  26 mins 42 secs
    apollo, apollo 14, apollo 8, artifacts, cosmosphere, curator, history, museum, nasa, space, space history, space photography, stem

    I chat with Jack at the Cosmosphere about the MOCR consoles, plus we hear from Shannon about some incredible Apollo related artifacts housed at the Cosmosphere.

  • Tory Bruno- a Conversation With the CEO of the United Launch Alliance

    August 24th, 2018  |  28 mins 56 secs
    ceo, cosmosphere, education, history, parker solar probe, rocket science, rockets, science, science education, stem, stem education, tory bruno, ula

    Tory Bruno, CEO of the United Launch Alliance stops by to talk STEM, education, history, and more on the latest edition of the Cosmosphere Podcast. Subscribe and never miss an episode!

  • Spacecraft & Popsicle Sticks

    July 28th, 2018  |  24 mins 55 secs
    cosmosphere, mocr, nasa, nasa history, spaceworks

    Episode 9 is coming out late, but it's worth it, enjoy!

  • Cosmosphere Camps!

    May 31st, 2018  |  16 mins 34 secs
    camps, education, science, space camp, stem, stem ed
  • Long Duration Human Spaceflight

    April 16th, 2018  |  42 mins 13 secs
    exercise, exercise science, eyesight, health, human spaceflight, long duration human spaceflight, microgravity, physiology, science, stem

    This episode is releasing later than usual, but it was worth the wait! I had a lot of fun talking with Chelsea, Meghan, and Doug this episode, and hope they can come on again in the future.

  • Revitalization- Be a Spark

    March 7th, 2018  |  44 mins 56 secs
    apollo, apollo 13, artifacts, gemini, gemini 10, history, liberty bell 7, mercury, revitalization, space history

    You can be a spark that ignites wonder for a new generation by supporting the campaign to revitalize the Cosmosphere! Check out the show notes to learn more!

  • Pluto-Palooza!

    February 7th, 2018  |  45 mins 34 secs
    deep space, kuiper belt, new horizons, planetary science, pluto, pluto palooza, stem

    This month we head to Pluto and beyond into the Kuiper Belt. I spoke with Kelsi Singer and Joel Parker for this episode and I had a great time visiting them at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Come back the first Wednesday of every month for a new episode!