Hanging Out with Astronauts

Filmmaker David Waingarten traveled to the Adler Planetarium last week to interview some key people in the space business, including an astronomer, a theoretician, and astronaut Joan Higginbotham. Topics discussed include what it’s like to brush your teeth in space, seeing the sun rise 16 times a day while traveling at 17,500 mph in orbit, what dark matter and dark energy are, and the life cycle of stars. Higginbotham has logged 308 hours in space and worked on the International Space Station. The interviews will be featured in a forthcoming Second Story interactive. A few snapshots from the trip…

– Michael Neault, Content Producer


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