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NASA in Silicon Valley

An in-depth look at the various researchers, scientists, engineers, and all around cool people who work at NASA to push the boundaries of innovation.

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Edward Montiel & Matthew Richter Talk About Observing Mars, Venus And More From Earth's Stratosphere

A conversation about NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and the Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES) science instrument with Matthew Richter, Principle Investigator, and Edward Montiel, Postdoctoral Scholar.

9 Mar 2017

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Jerry Colen Talks About Creating the NASA App

A conversation with Jerry Colen, NASA IT Manager for the Office of Public Affairs at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

14 Apr 2017

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Mary Beth Wilhelm: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

Mary Beth Wilhelm, NASA Research Scientist, Planetary Science Branch: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

27 Jul 2016

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Ali Guarneros Luna Talks About Engineering a New Path to Space

A conversation with Ali Guarneros Luna, NASA Engineer and Deputy Project Manager at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

17 Mar 2017

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Steven Smith: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A conversation with Steven Smith, Associate Director for International Space Station Science Directorate at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

3 Aug 2016

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Eugene Tu and Carol Carroll Talk About NASA Ames Research Center

A conversation with the leadership of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Center Director Eugene Tu and Deputy Center Director Carol Carroll.

20 Jul 2018

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Robin Beck Talks About Designing Heat Shields to Protect Spacecraft

A conversation with Robin Beck, an engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley who develops, designs and tests heat shield materials.

27 Apr 2018

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NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A news feature from NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley originally posted on August 24, 2016.

8 Sep 2016

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Bill Thigpen Talks About How NASA Uses Supercomputers

A conversation with Bill Thigpen, Branch Chief of Advanced Computing at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

29 Jun 2017

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Laura Iraci: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A conversation with Laura Iraci, NASA Research Scientist and AJAX Principle Investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

10 Aug 2016

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NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Holiday Unboxing

In this episode streamed on Dec. 20, 2018, we get into the holiday spirit with a special holiday unboxing episode, where we showcase some of the amazing gifts NASA’s Ames Research Center has contributed to the agency’s mission of exploration and scientific discovery.

20 Dec 2018

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Kepler Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A news feature from NASA’s Kepler and K2 mission originally posted on August 12, 2016.

29 Aug 2016

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Astronomers Help Focus Research in the Search for Another Earth: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

Astronomers Help Focus Research in the Search for Another Earth: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

9 Aug 2016

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Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission

A conversation with Doug Caldwell, instrument scientist for the Kepler Space Telescope, and who’s now working on NASA’s next planet-hunting mission— the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS.

13 Apr 2018

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Three Cassini Scientists Give a Fond Farewell to the Mission

A conversation with three members of the original Cassini science team: Jeff Cuzzi, the mission’s interdisciplinary scientist for rings; Dale Cruikshank, an astronomer and planetary scientist studying Saturn’s icy moons; and Chris McKay, a planetary scientist and one of the original collaborators on the Huygens probe.

14 Sep 2017

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Zachary Burkland, Small Business Innovation Research: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A conversation with Zachary Burkland, Business Manager with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) office.

14 Sep 2016

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NASA in Silicon Valley Live - The Science of Heat Shields

In this episode streamed on Nov. 15, 2018, we talk about the science of heat shields, how spacecraft survive the extreme temperatures experienced during atmospheric entry and more!

30 Nov 2018

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Steve Howell, Senior Research Scientist on Astrophysics: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast

A conversation with Steve Howell, NASA Senior Research Scientist on astrophysics.

21 Sep 2016

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Jessica Marquez Talks About Planning and Managing Daily Tasks for Astronauts

A conversation with Jessica Marquez, human systems engineer and research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center.

21 Sep 2017

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Jeff Cuzzi Talks About Saturn and the Many Things Cassini Taught Us

A conversation with Jeff Cuzzi, interdisciplinary scientist for rings on the Cassini mission and researcher in the Planetary Systems Branch at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

7 Sep 2017

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