NASA Edge Vodcasts: Embrace Your Inner Astronaut

By Keith Cowing
March 19, 2007
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NASA Edge Vodcasts: Embrace Your Inner Astronaut

Editor’s note: NASA has begun to produce a series of downloadable videos – “Vodcasts” – aimed at a younger, hipper audience than is normally the case at NASA.

According to the NASA Edge website: “NASA EDGE. One NASA. Two hosts. Twenty thousand plus rocket scientists. We have liftoff! NASA EDGE is different. Unscripted and unpredictable, NASA EDGE takes a unique look in and around the greatest space program on the planet. Whether it’s the latest launch or the coolest gadgets, NASA EDGE hosts provide an offbeat, funny and informative look behind the NASA curtain. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about NASA but thought you needed to be a rocket scientist, wait no longer. Watch NASA EDGE and embrace your inner astronaut.”

I just had a look at several of these vodcasts (NASA EDGE Show 2 and 3). I have to say that these shows are well done and surprisingly spontaneous for a NASA program – and I would suspect, they are also much more approachable for younger audiences than standard NASA TV fare tends to be.

However the simulated moonwalk by the goofy sidekick could use a little work … ZeroG Corp’s aircraft gives you several 0.16G parabolas – maybe they can help him out.

I hope these guys are able to keep up the quality and the spontaneity and produce more of these vodcasts.


SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.