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Ask A Rocket Scientist

Ask A Rocket Scientist

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Ask A Rocket Scientist

Ask A Rocket Scientist

Ask A Rocket Scientist

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Got a science question? Get science-based answers by a real rocket scientist!

Latest Episodes

The Science of Star Wars

In this special episode of Ask A Rocket Scientist the fellas break down the scientific plausibility of the Star Wars Universe. Rocket Scientist Bill Skaff and science idiot Chuck Woodford are joined by a special guest, Social Scientist Keith Gehring, to discuss some of your most pressing Star Wars questions. Are lightsabers possible? And, if […]

42 MIN2019 DEC 28
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The Science of Star Wars

The Science of Ad Astra

In this special episode we hurtle into deep space to explore the new Brad Pitt movie AD ASTRA. Our intrepid hosts attempt to answer the questions of our special guests; 12 year old Eddie and 15 year old Oliver. Like is it possible for there to be a car chase…sorry…a badass lunar rover chase(!) on […]

39 MIN2019 SEP 27
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The Science of Ad Astra

A Year In Space

Traveling to distant planets is not a quick journey so what happens to the human body during all that time in space? Glad you asked. In this ep, Bill and Chuck get down to the nitty gritty about long-term space travel. Thanks to astronaut Scott Kelly (and his Earth-bound twin brother Mark) we’ve got some […]

38 MIN2019 JUL 8
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A Year In Space

Women On The Moon vs Godzilla!!

In this episode Bill and Chuck want to know what it’s going to take to finally get some estrogen on the moon! NASA has announced an ambitious plan to get both men AND women on the moon by 2024. They are calling it the ARTEMIS program. This effort to put a woman on the moon […]

41 MIN2019 JUN 3
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Women On The Moon vs Godzilla!!

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

In honor of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, this episode we are all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe!! Bill and Chuck are joined by two Marvel experts (who also happen to be Chuck’s two children, Oliver and Eddie) to discuss some of the most pressing scientific questions in the MCU. How close are we to developing military armor […]

35 MIN2019 APR 26
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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Black Hole Fun

In this episode of Ask A Rocket Scientist, Bill and Chuck have Black Hole Fever How in the world were scientists able to look back in time 53 million years to snap this picture? “My God, it’s full of stars….” Also, did they really ‘snap’ that picture or meticulously assemble it from stacks of hard […]

34 MIN2019 APR 16
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Black Hole Fun

A Bad Day in Space

How is it possible that an astronaut and a cosmonaut successfully escaped from atop an exploding rocket last October? We'll find out when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

36 MIN2019 FEB 9
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A Bad Day in Space

Say Hello to Planet Nine

No, it's not Pluto, don't get us started on that topic! It's Planet 9. We'll discuss the discovery of a brand new planet in the distant outskirts of our solar system hear more on space travel when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

32 MIN2018 DEC 23
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Say Hello to Planet Nine

Martians and Space Lasers

Is there life on Mars? Do the recent discoveries point to microbial life? If so, how much longer until we make contact with Marvin The Martian? Also, Russia says they are working on a laser to shoot down space debris. What!?!? That and more when we Ask A Rocket Scientist.

41 MIN2018 NOV 12
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Martians and Space Lasers

Space Tourism

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and a host of others want to get us to travel to space as tourists. But will it really be worth the steep price? We'll also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and chat about whether the science in the movie is grounded in reality or just a bunch of poppycock. And why haven't we explored the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? We'll get to all of this when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

38 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Space Tourism
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Latest Episodes

The Science of Star Wars

In this special episode of Ask A Rocket Scientist the fellas break down the scientific plausibility of the Star Wars Universe. Rocket Scientist Bill Skaff and science idiot Chuck Woodford are joined by a special guest, Social Scientist Keith Gehring, to discuss some of your most pressing Star Wars questions. Are lightsabers possible? And, if […]

42 MIN2019 DEC 28
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The Science of Star Wars

The Science of Ad Astra

In this special episode we hurtle into deep space to explore the new Brad Pitt movie AD ASTRA. Our intrepid hosts attempt to answer the questions of our special guests; 12 year old Eddie and 15 year old Oliver. Like is it possible for there to be a car chase…sorry…a badass lunar rover chase(!) on […]

39 MIN2019 SEP 27
Comments
The Science of Ad Astra

A Year In Space

Traveling to distant planets is not a quick journey so what happens to the human body during all that time in space? Glad you asked. In this ep, Bill and Chuck get down to the nitty gritty about long-term space travel. Thanks to astronaut Scott Kelly (and his Earth-bound twin brother Mark) we’ve got some […]

38 MIN2019 JUL 8
Comments
A Year In Space

Women On The Moon vs Godzilla!!

In this episode Bill and Chuck want to know what it’s going to take to finally get some estrogen on the moon! NASA has announced an ambitious plan to get both men AND women on the moon by 2024. They are calling it the ARTEMIS program. This effort to put a woman on the moon […]

41 MIN2019 JUN 3
Comments
Women On The Moon vs Godzilla!!

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

In honor of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, this episode we are all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe!! Bill and Chuck are joined by two Marvel experts (who also happen to be Chuck’s two children, Oliver and Eddie) to discuss some of the most pressing scientific questions in the MCU. How close are we to developing military armor […]

35 MIN2019 APR 26
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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Black Hole Fun

In this episode of Ask A Rocket Scientist, Bill and Chuck have Black Hole Fever How in the world were scientists able to look back in time 53 million years to snap this picture? “My God, it’s full of stars….” Also, did they really ‘snap’ that picture or meticulously assemble it from stacks of hard […]

34 MIN2019 APR 16
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Black Hole Fun

A Bad Day in Space

How is it possible that an astronaut and a cosmonaut successfully escaped from atop an exploding rocket last October? We'll find out when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

36 MIN2019 FEB 9
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A Bad Day in Space

Say Hello to Planet Nine

No, it's not Pluto, don't get us started on that topic! It's Planet 9. We'll discuss the discovery of a brand new planet in the distant outskirts of our solar system hear more on space travel when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

32 MIN2018 DEC 23
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Say Hello to Planet Nine

Martians and Space Lasers

Is there life on Mars? Do the recent discoveries point to microbial life? If so, how much longer until we make contact with Marvin The Martian? Also, Russia says they are working on a laser to shoot down space debris. What!?!? That and more when we Ask A Rocket Scientist.

41 MIN2018 NOV 12
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Martians and Space Lasers

Space Tourism

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and a host of others want to get us to travel to space as tourists. But will it really be worth the steep price? We'll also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and chat about whether the science in the movie is grounded in reality or just a bunch of poppycock. And why haven't we explored the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? We'll get to all of this when we Ask A Rocket Scientist!

38 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Space Tourism
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