Help NASA EDGE Celebrate 50 years of NASA!

During 2008, NASA EDGE will be covering some very cool and exciting topics on exploration.  We also will be highlighting some major achievements during the past 50 years.  We would like to hear from you! Please post a comment on what you think are some of the most memorable NASA achievements over the past 50 years.  Feel free to share any funny stories on missions or projects.  We hope to get comments from the early days of NASA to the present.  Maybe one of your comments or stories will make a NASA EDGE show.

All the best,


NASA EDGE Crew Behind the Scenes

NASA EDGE has officially been around since March 19, 2007.  We’ve been to NASA Langley,  NASA Kennedy, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Glenn Research Center, and a number of states from California to North Carolina.  You’ve seen Chris, Blair, and Franklin take an inside and outside look at all things NASA.  But what about the NASA EDGE crew behind the scenes?

Franklin Fitzgerald (News Anchor), Ron Beard (Videographer), and Don Morrison (Systems Engineer) working on an ESA segment.  Credit: NASA EDGE

The show wouldn’t be possible without the experience and expertise of Ron Beard (Videographer, Editor, and Set Therapist) and Don Morrison (Systems Engineer).

Ron is the glue that holds our team together.  When Blair, the Goofy Co-host, gets out of line in the studio or out on the road, we call on Ron to reel him back in.  Ron has been working at NASA Langley Research Center for a number of years.  He’s worked on NASA CONNECT and The NASA SciFiles, both Emmy Award winning programs.  He works his tail off to make sure we look decent on camera.

Don Morrison, a systems engineer at NASA Langley, is our audio guru and anything else electrical.  Anytime we have a piece of equipment that is not working properly, he’s there to fix it.  He prefers not to use duct tape to make it work.

So there’s the team.  Oh by the way, we’ve added a behind the scenes secret weapon to the team.  We’ll provide more info later.