Curiosity Daily Podcast: Anniversary Episode! Supersonic Packing Tape, Chronological vs. Biological Age, Why Mirrors Are Next to Elevators, and Anti-Asteroid Spacecraft

Learn about how screeching tape travels at supersonic speeds when you peel it; how Americans are aging more slowly than ever; how the HAMMER spacecraft could save our planet from killer asteroids; and why there are mirrors next to elevators.

April 23, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

How screeching tape travels at supersonic speeds by Cameron Duke

The first ever episode of Curiosity Daily: https://www.curiositydaily.com/0423-daily/

Americans Are Aging More Slowly Than Ever by Reuben Westmaas

The HAMMER Spacecraft Could Save the World from Killer Asteroids by Elizabeth Howell

There Are Mirrors Next to Elevators for a Specific Reason by Joanie Faletto

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Liftoff of NASA and SpaceX Crew-2!

The NASA and SpaceX Crew-2 mission launched on Friday, April 23 at 5:49A ET from the NASA Launch Complex 39A. This historic milestone marks the second operational mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Onboard was NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. After a 23-hour journey, Crew-2 successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on April 24 at 5:08A ET. Here's everything that happened from launch day to the Crew-2's arrival at the ISS. (Updated April 24, 2021)

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