NASA 360 Western Swing!

The NASA 360 crew recently returned home after a trip out to Denver to shoot in the Lockheed Martin High Bay, then on to Arizona to film the Desert Rats Testing.  While in Denver we shot interviews for the Juno mission to Jupiter, Maven Mission to Mars, and the GRAIL Mission to the Moon.  After a fast couple of days there, we rolled out to Arizona where we went to shoot the Desert RATS testing out by Flagstaff.  When we left Denver in the morning it was about 47 degrees.  It was only 115 degrees when we got to Phoenix!

We had a great trip and will have new shows up very soon.  Look for our latest show on Composite Materials at our website: 360

You can see pictures from our Western Trip here:

Next Program on Desert Rats and Other Analog Testing is Now Up.

The latest NASA 360 program featuring the Desert RATS testing in Arizona, Pavilion Lake in Canada and NEEMO off the Florida coast is now online.  Check out the program here:

You can also see behind the scenes shots here:

NASA 360 Program #13 is Now Available for Viewing

Check out our latest program shot in part at White Sands Test Facility and NASA Langley. We talked with official NASA smell tester Geroge Aldrich, Karen Rodriguiz at the Remote Hypervelocity Test Laboratory, and Dr. Mia Siochi who is developing new self healing material at NASA Langley.  This program is a lot of fun and very informative.   See how NASA tests to keep smells in check inside of our spacecraft, how we keep crews and equipment safe from orbital debris, and see some cutting edge materail that can heal itself! Take at look at our website:

NASA 360 and the LPGA

We just returned from shooting a segment with LPGA pro Katherine Hull at the Kingsmill Golf Resort in Williamsburg VA.  We were shooting a story about a NASA biofeedback device that is being used to help golfers of all abilities putt better.  This technology was originally used to help train pilots, astronauts, and air traffic controllers.  Needless to say, Katherine was knocking down putts all day long!  The segment will be coming out soon with another story about Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff and how a NASA technology is helping football players and other athletes avoid heatstroke.  This show should be out soon , but you can see pictures of this shoot and others at this site:    

NASA 360 in New Mexico

We just returned home from shooting another segment out at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, New Mexico.  While there we shot a story about how NASA tests materials to make sure they are not too noxious for our astronauts.  In the picture you can see that Tom and I were smelling some of the test materials.  Some smelled pretty good, but others were awful!  We also shot a story about the Hyper velocity test facility out there.  That is where they shoot projectiles at over 17000 mph to test different material strength.  This show should be out soon , but you can see pictures of this shoot and others at this site:

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NASA 360's Mind Body Connection

Our latest NASA 360 program is all about the mind body connection.  We take a deeper look at how machines are being used to help make our lives better.  In this episode we show how biofeedback training is helping kids with ADHD, how astronauts use 3-d to train here on Earth before going into space, how technology is being use to help people with injuries back here on Earth, plus lots more.  Check out the program and tell us what you think!


21st Century Lunar Rovers on NASA 360!

We just uploaded our latest NASA 360 program that highlights cutting edge lunar rovers. 
You can download it at:  
We traveled out to Moses Lake Washington for this program. Washington State may seem like a strange place to test lunar rovers, but thanks to the Mt St. Helens eruption, it is actually one of the best places on Earth.  Turns out that the ash from St Helens, mixed with the sand a Moses lake, mimics the regolith on the moon pretty well.  Check out the program and let us know what you think!
You can see pictures from this trip here:


Olympic Swimmer Katie Hoff and the Speedo LZR racer suit

Well we just got back from Baltimore where we shot a great package with Olympic Swimmer Katie Hoff.  Katie seems like an advertisers dream…smart, funny, talented, beautiful, articulate, an extremely professional. 

This segment of the program highlights NASA’s wind tunnel studies that helped make the LZR racer suit the top suit at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. 

We had a lot of fun in Baltimore and are looking forward to putting this program out very soon….but first we will be putting out the Hawaii and Moses Lake, Washington shows that deal with lunar rovers and making oxygen on the Moon. 

We really have a great job!  It amazes me every day at the breadth of work that NASA is doing to make our world better. See all of our pictures here:

Just back from Hawaii

 We just came back from the Big Island of Hawaii where we were shooting for an upcoming episode.  We had a great time, but what a long flight!  We shot some testing that NASA is doing with the volcanic soil there.  It turns out that the volcanic soil in Hawaii is very similar to what we expect to find on the moon.  In this testing, researchers were actually extracting oxygen and water out of the soil.  With this technology, astronauts will not have to bring all of there oxygen and water with them, they can just make it there!  Who knows, this technology may be able to help drought stricken places back here on Earth too.  It amazes me every day what the hard working people at NASA can do to help out world.

We also shot on top of Mauna Kea at 13,700 ft, because the worlds largest collection of telescopes are up there.  We also did a short piece at Volcanoes National Park to find out how NASA is helping us better understand volcanoes.  You can check out our pictures from this trip here:

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