Dr. Michelle Thaller

5 February 2016 App Feed E.P.I.C. Voyages Podcast

NASA Scientist Believes We Will Discover Alien Life!

Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 9 pm EST, EPIC Voyages Radio kicked into high gear as the industrious truth-seeking sleuth Carole Carle looked for NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller to scientifically explain the mysteries of the Universe and share her personal and professional view on whether we will discover extraterrestrial or alien life..


NASA Scientist Unleashed | Dr. Michelle Thaller's View of the Universe and Aliens

Dr. Michelle Thaller is the Deputy Director of Science for Communication at NASA Headquarters.  Michelle has a Bachelor’s in astrophysics from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. After a post-doctoral research fellowship at Caltech, Michelle became particularly interested in public outreach and science communication and served as the public outreach lead for the Spitzer Space Telescope at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory before moving to Goddard Space Flight Center, where she was the Assistant Director of Science for Communications for 6 years.

Michelle is one of the regular hosts of Discovery Science Channel’s “How the Universe Works.” She also serves as a science advisor for John and Hank Greene’s Crash Course series on PBS Home Video, which reaches several million online viewers each month. Michelle also hosts the podcast “Orbital Path” on public radio.  She has received several high profile awards for on-line science journalism and science leadership.  Behind the scenes, Michelle has led efforts to develop high-quality apps for smartphones and tablets, as well as involve NASA missions in social media.

In her current role, Michelle represents all of NASA’s science themes, from Earth science and climate change, the Sun and space weather, solar system exploration, all the way out to cosmology and the deep universe. – http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/webcasts/elv/thallerM-bio.html

What does NASA do?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions such as New Horizons, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs. NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite.source

Listen to this  informative dialogue about the mysteries and the universe with NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller right here!