Month: May, 2021

Marion Stokes: The Woman Who Recorded The World

Marion Stokes was an eccentric Philadelphia native who obsessively recorded multiple TV channels on VHS tapes for 35 years. Her archive of over 40,000 tapes have become a priceless document of a pivotal period of American history – and may help us to better understand the world today.

The Aldrin Cycler: A Conveyor Belt To Mars

As we turn our eyes to Mars, one concept is starting to get more attention – the Mars Cycler. A ship that remains in permanent orbit between Mars and Earth, providing a constant exchange between the two planets and using only gravity assists as fuel. And it was devised by the one and only Buzz Aldrin.

How Astronauts Poop

They’ve got the right stuff, but how do they take care of business? The solutions for waste disposal in space are both low and high technology – and it’s still a work in progress. Let’s talk about the dark side of space travel in today’s episode.