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The Space Café Podcast #98: Nearly There: The Quest for Another Earth — A Conversation with Director Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute)

In this enlightening episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus engages in a fascinating conversation with Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. As a renowned astronomer and leading expert in the field of exoplanet research, Kaltenegger offers a compelling perspective on the search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly those that might harbor life. She delves into the cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that are propelling this quest forward, sharing her enthusiasm for uncovering the mysteries of the universe.

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The Space Café Podcast #97: Giuseppe Racca and the Quest for the Dark Universe with ESA’s Euclid – Building the perfect telescope

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #97:  Building the perfect telescope: Giuseppe Racca and the Quest for the Dark Universe with ESA’s Euclid. In this engaging episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus converses with Giuseppe Racca, the key figure behind the European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid mission. As a seasoned expert with extensive experience at ESTEC, Racca provides deep insights into the mission's goal to unravel the enigmatic forces of dark matter and dark energy. He discusses the challenges and triumphs of leading a major space exploration project and shares his passion for astrophysics and the pursuit of cosmic knowledge.

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The Space Café Podcast #96: Navigating Space and Diplomacy: Aarti Holla-Maini at the Helm of UNOOSA

Dive into this insightful episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner engages with Aarti Holla-Maini, the dynamic new director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). With a rich background in the satellite communications industry and a passion for space sustainability, Holla-Maini offers a fresh perspective on global space policy and its impact on society. From her personal journey to her bold vision for the future of space exploration, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of space diplomacy and technology.

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The Space Café Podcast #95: Sounds of Mars: Planetary Scientist Naomi Murdoch Unveils Martian Mysteries

Join us in this episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner talks with University Toulouse astrophysicist Dr Naomi Murdoch about the fascinating sonic environment of Mars. As a planetary scientist and space engineer, Murdoch provides an in-depth look at the sounds recorded by the Perseverance rover and what they tell us about the Red Planet. From the first audio recordings on Mars to the insights gained about Martian wind and dust devils, Murdoch's discussion offers a profound understanding of Mars' unique acoustic landscape.

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The Space Café Podcast #94: Diving into NASA’s DART Mission: Lead Investigator Andy Rivkin on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense

Join us in this episode of Space Cafe Podcast as Markus Mooslechner talks with Andy Rivkin about the thrilling DART mission. As its Lead Investigator, Rivkin offers a rare glimpse into the world of planetary defense, sharing the intricate dance between meticulously executed plans and the unpredictable nature of space exploration. From the collision course with Dimorphos to the anticipation of Hera's future findings, Rivkin’s narrative is a testament to human ingenuity and our relentless pursuit of cosmic knowledge.

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The Space Café Podcast #93: From CubeSats to Life’s Curveballs: Tyvak’s Margherita Cardi Unpacks the Unscripted Lessons of ESA’s HERA Mission.

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #93: From CubeSats to Life's Curveballs: Tyvak’s Margherita Cardi Unpacks the Unscripted Lessons of ESA’s HERA Mission. Join us in this inspiring episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner chats with Margherita Cardi, whose role in the HERA mission to build the Milani CubeSat as the Vice President of Programs at Turin-based Tyvak underscores the essence of adaptability in both space missions and daily life.

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The Space Café Podcast #92: Planetary Defense: How to save earth from asteroid disaster and the winding road to success with HERA mission principal investigator Dr Patrick Michel

The Space Café Podcast #92: Planetary Defense: How to save earth from asteroid disaster and the winding road to success with HERA mission principal investigator Patrick Michel. In this riveting episode, Dr. Patrick Michel, dives deep into the intricacies of planetary defense, asteroid research missions, the essence of teamwork, and the life lessons he’s garnered over the years. ➡️ The undeniable importance of collaboration in overcoming space-related adversities. ➡️ Lessons from the HERA mission: Turning setbacks into steppingstones. ➡️ Patrick’s insights on success, the winding path of scientific research, and the unpredictability of major breakthroughs.

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The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto. Episode 091 features special guests: Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton. In this episode, host Markus unravels an enriching conversation with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton a scientist and indigenous advocate, whose life's work interweaves her science, cultural roots and a strong passion for astronomy. The dialogue unfolds Laurie's unique perspective on education, tradition, and our relationship with the cosmos.

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The Space Café Podcast #90: Dr Alice Gorman – Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with a multi award winning author and researcher 🚀

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #90: Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with multi award winning author and researcher Dr Alice Gorman. In this enlightening episode, host Markus engages in a comprehensive discussion about space archaeology and space debris with Dr. Alice Gorman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of space archaeology. Dr. Gorman's innovative research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine.

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The Space Café Podcast #89: Alexander Layendecker and Egbert Edelbroek – Sex in Space – The Untapped Conversation

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #89: Alexander Layendecker and Egbert Edelbroek - Sex in Space - The Untapped Conversation. In this episode, Markus invites Alexander Layendecker, an expert in sexuality in space, and Egbert Edelbroek of Spaceborn United. Together, they navigate the sensitive and rarely discussed topics of sexuality and ethics in space, shedding light on what it means to be human in the cosmos.

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