NASA 360 Shooting In Philly Done

We just came back from shooting at West Chester University just outside of Philadelphia for and upcoming NASA 360 program.  We shot with Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek who talked to us about the Core Temperature Device that she has been using to help keep athletes safe from heat stroke.  This device was originally developed for NASA astronauts, but is now being used by amateur and professional athletes alike.  

We left from Norfolk early in the morning for our 5 hour drive up to the Philly area.  The drive took a little longer than expected because our host Johnny was supposed to meet us for lunch at a little place called the Dog House by the Delaware Memorial bridge.  Well, Johnny got a little turned around, so we ended up waiting for more than an hour for him to show up.  When he called and told us that he was “very close” we determined that he was about 50 miles away from us!  So we just met him later at the University.  

The shoot was great.  Dr. Fowkes Godek is a wealth of knowledge and really helped us understand how important this type of device can be to keep athletes safe from heat stroke.  She has worked with the Philadelphia Eagles and with the Flyers hockey team in the past, and her research is changing conventional wisdom about how to prevent heat stroke.  This episode won’t be out for a few months but keep an eye out for it because the topic is fascinating.  

NASA 360 On A Roll!

Hey, lots of stuff has happened since we launched the website a few weeks ago.  We’ve been getting tons of downloads and positive feedback about the program.  In fact, last week NASA 360 was the #1 downloaded vodcast for NASA!  So thanks to all of you who watch. We have new programs we’re working on right now, so keep checking back often to see what we are up to.  

Program #5 will be going out to closed captioning this week, so that will be up in the next few weeks.  This new program highlights the Hubble telescope and other cool topics. We’re also getting set to do a story in Philadelphia about how NASA technology is being used in professional and amateur sports.  We will be shooting with Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek  from West Chester University to see how she has been using technology originally used at NASA to help protect athletes.  She’s worked with the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Flyers just to name a few… so stay tuned.  Have more info on that soon.  Please keep sending your questions and comments to us, We love to hear from you.


NASA 360 Upcoming Programs and Welcome

Welcome to the NASA 360 blog!  We have a really great season lined up for you…in fact our first program has already been nominated for an Emmy Award, so make sure to come back to this site often to check out our latest programs. I will tell you about some of the cool stories we will be showing this season in a few, but first let me talk about our philosophy. 

NASA 360 takes a 360 degree look at NASA’s past, present, and future.  Our goal is to show how NASA has changed, and continues to change all of our lives in a positive way.  We do this by examining how technology developed by/for NASA is being used in everything from space exploration to everyday consumer products.  A lot of people know that NASA works hard in space, but they don’t know all of the other exciting things we do that helps make the world a better place.  In fact at least 30,000 inventions have come in some way from NASA derived/inspired technologies!  So, NASA is helping us explore and make new scientific discoveries in space and back here on Earth, while also making all of our lives better.  

Ok, so with that premise, let me tell you a little about upcoming programs.  

This season you will see how NASA is involved with:

    • NASCAR

    • Indy Car

    • Helped unearth a Mummified Dinosaur

    • Is involved in Green Technology

    • Helped make discoveries along the Lewis and Clark Trail

    • Helped make some discoveries about the Mayan Civilization in Guatemala

    • See how astronauts train in 3D simulators

    • Take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center

    • Test robotic equipment and rovers that will be used on the Moon and Mars

And much much more!  

So come back often and tell us how what you think of NASA 360!

Let me give a quick shout out to some of our friends who have helped make this program possible (in no particular order).   Christopher Shank and Kristen Erickson from Strategic Communications; Michael Finneran (Head of Public Affairs at NASA Langley); Kim Land (ETDP); National Institute of Aerospace; Richard Antcliff (Strategic Communications & Education ); Everybody at HQ and NASA Langley; Everyone who has appeared in our program; our buddies over at NASA EDGE, Bob Allen; and so many more.  

Thanks! Kevin Krigsvold NASA 360 Producer

Kevin Krigsvold

NASA 360 Producer