Dave Blumenstock and John Doe

[Recorded Friday, May 19, 2023] Dave (53) and John (39) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. John is a proud father and teaches college writing and literature. Dave has worked in the tourism industry, as an actor,...

“The best thing I could do with my astronomy degree was to share astronomy with other people." An interview with Alex Lockwood

Dr. Alex Lockwood is the project scientist on the science communication team for the James Webb Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute. While earning her Ph.D. in Planetary Astronomy and Science, Alex had the unique opportunity to star...

The Life of Ken Emerick

Ken goes through his accomplishments and wishes for the future. As well as his career choices and family members.

A Legacy of Mentorship

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, and Dr. Len Fisk, former professor and NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications, share their long history together--and what it takes to be a great mentor.

Anna Nelson, Curtis Nelson, and Ethel Nelson

Anna Nelson (48) talks with her parents, Ethel Nelson (75) and Curtis "Pete" Nelson (78), about Pete's Air Force service, Ethel's teaching career, and their marriage of 55 years.

“If you can't communicate your science effectively, it won’t have the impact that it should.” A conversation with Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya.

Although she works as a specialist in space biology, Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya says communication is key when it comes to driving change with your work and advancing your career. Learn more about how she got her start in science, from...

“Doing research in space brings a ‘secret’ sauce to the study of biology, physics, and chemistry.” A conversation with Dr. Craig Kundrot.

Studying phenomena in space can lead to scientific breakthroughs. Dr. Craig Kundrot explains how—and also details his own professional journey from science-loving 5th grader to assistant professor and researcher to division director with NASA.