The Next Astronauts Part IV: Risk

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in part four of How it happened: The next astronaut, Nerdshala space reporter Miriam Kramer learns how the Inspiration 4 crew is grappling with risk, something that every company in the space industry and all astronauts must face.

  • Kramer talks with crew members, the crew member’s parents, and a former NASA safety expert about how memories of the Challenger explosion have shaped the way the space industry prepares astronauts for risk .
  • In conversation with crew members Jared Isaacman, Chris Sambrowski, and their spouses, Kramer explores how uniquely challenging it is for parents of young children to prepare their families for a mission to space.
  • Kramer travels to Bozeman, Montana, to fly the Inspiration 4 crew in fighter jets during a festive weekend, intending to bring the families of the crew together, where they all celebrate the upcoming launch and its launch. Let’s face the reality of the point of view.
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Credit: The Next Astronauts is reported and produced by Miriam Kramer, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Mixing, sound design, and music supervision by Alex Sugiura. Theme music and original score by Michael Hanf. Fact-checking and research by Jacob Knutson. Alison Snyder is the Managing Editor at Nerdshala and Sarah Keholani Gu is the Executive Editor. Special thanks to Nerdshala co-founders Mike Allen, Jim Vandehei and Roy Schwartz.

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