On this episode of REACH, Brian and Meredith learn what it takes to be an astronaut from a very special guest, we hear some space related jokes from the REACH Learning Community, and we have a visit from TWO planets in our segment "Did You Know...?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate DuFortMusic composed by: Jesse CaseLogo by: Steven Lyons Special thanks to NASA Astronaut and U.S. Navy Commander Matthew Dominick. On behalf of everyone at REACH, thanks again to Matthew for joining us on the show. We’d also like to offer a thanks to Jennifer Hernandez and everyone at NASA’s Public Affairs Office, and to Kay Ferrari at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Learn more about Matthew Dominick at :https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/matthew-dominickAnd more about all NASA Astronauts at:  https://www.nasa.gov/astronautsFor space-inspired, at-home creative activities: NASA’s Space Place is launching an art challenge! Each month, Space Place readers will get a new drawing prompt, from which Space Place will feature select drawings on their website.For more info, visit https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/art-challenge. Venus was voiced by our very own Starkid, the incomparable Darren Criss, who you know as Blaine Anderson on the hit television show Glee and on the Quibi series Royalties. You can find Darren online at @darrencriss. Jupiter was voiced by the legendary Sean Astin who you know from unforgettable movies like The Goonies, Rudy, and of course The Lord of the Rings trilogy and television series such as No Good Nick and Stranger Things. Find Sean online at @seanastin.  And as always, a big hooray to our REACH learning community for the really fun space jokes! Thanks to James and Blythe and Bella who you can regularly hear on the Soundsington Media podcast Unspookable. giving their takes on the origins of urban legends and scary stories. Do you have a space related question that we didn’t get to? Well, you can submit that question for our bi-weekly “Reaching Out” episodes. Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at ReachthePodast@gmail.com) and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode. You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at http://www.ReachThePodcast.com REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to http://www.soundsingtonmedia.com
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Megan in Perth Australia who asks "How are solar systems formed?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith StepienWritten by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden.Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy MarshallEdited by: Nate DuFortMusic composed by: Jesse CaseLogo by: Steven Lyons Do you have a question for a future edition of “Reaching Out?” Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at ReachthePodast@gmail.com) and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode. You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at www.ReachThePodcast.com REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to www.soundsingtonmedia.com
On this episode of REACH, Brian and Meredith learn the importance of teamwork when problem solving in space, what it means to curate a museum collection, we have a visit from the fastest planet, and then try to make a telescope at home.  Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate DuFortMusic composed by: Jesse CaseLogo by: Steven Lyons Special thanks to Shannon Whetzel, Curator at the Cosmosphere International Science Center and Space Museum, which is the only place in the Midwest where you can see flown spacecrafts from all three early spaceflight programs. Discover more at cosmo.org. Mercury was voiced by the amazing Dan Saks.  Dan is a musician and music educator as well as the host and producer of Noodle Loaf, a popular music education podcast for kids and grown ups alike. Noodle Loaf is available on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.  You can also find Dan’s latest book entitled Families Belong at noodleloaf.com or wherever books are sold. And special thanks this week to our REACH learning community: Blythe and Merrick. You can hear more of Merrick  weekly on the Hello Family podcast available wherever you get podcasts. and more of Blythe on Soundsington Media's own Unspookable. Do you have a space related question that we didn’t get to? Well, you can submit that question for our bi-weekly “Reaching Out” episodes. Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at ReachthePodast@gmail.com) and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode. Build Your Own Telescope ActivityYou will need:two  small dollar store magnifying glasses (it works best if one is larger than the other but not necessary)a cardboard tube - paper towel roll or gift-wrapping paper roll (it helps if it is long)duct tape or other strong tapescissorsa ruler, or tape measuresheet of paper with print on it like a newspaper, magazine, or even a book Here's what you need to do:Get the two magnifying glasses and a sheet of printed paper.Hold one of your magnifying glasses between you and printed paper. The image of the print will may blurry, but that's okay.Hold the second magnifying glass between your eye and the first magnifying glass.Move the second glass until the print comes into focus where you will see that the print is both larger and upside down.Have a friend or family member measure the distance between the two magnifying glasses and write the distance down.Cut a slot in the cardboard tube about one inch away from the front opening, but do not cut all the way through the tube. The slot should be wide enough to hold the first magnifying glass.Cut your second slot in the tube the same distance from the first slot as your friend or family member wrote down. This is where your second magnifying glass will go.Place the two magnifying glasses in their slots  and tape them in with the duct tapeLeave approximately 1 inch of tube behind the second magnifying glass and cut off any excess tube remaining.Check to see that it works by looking at the printed page. You may have to adjust slightly to get the exact distances between the two glasses right so that the image comes to a focus.We'll post a photo of Brian and Meredith's telescope on our Instagram and if you're having issues we found a lot of similar plans online with the google search "how to build a telescope at home" ranging from simple like ours to very detailed plans. Choose the one that's right for you and thanks to National Geographic Kids, Space.com, How Stuff Works, Instructables, and WikiHow for the idea.  You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at http://www.ReachThePodcast.com REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to http://www.soundsingtonmedia.com
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week's question comes from Ryan in Philadelphia who asks "What is a shooting star?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith StepienWritten by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden.Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy MarshallEdited by: Nate DuFortMusic composed by: Jesse CaseLogo by: Steven Lyons Do you have a question for a future edition of “Reaching Out?” Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at ReachthePodast@gmail.com) and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode. You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at www.ReachThePodcast.com REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to www.soundsingtonmedia.com 
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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29
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3
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10 hours, 54 minutes
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