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Employee opportunity: Get in on the action as NASA’s podcast goes live


NASA is turning 60 on Oct. 1, and with that brings many great celebrations and events. That same day, NASA’s Johnson Space Center will welcome a group of special guests for the first live recording of “Houston, We Have a Podcast” with a studio audience to celebrate decades of discovery, innovation and achievement. The interactive event will be held at Johnson in the Teague Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

Joining the stage will be Mary Robinette Kowal, a Hugo-award winning author, novelist and professional puppeteer; Dan Wells, American horror and science fiction author and New York Times bestseller; and cartoonist Howard Tayler, best known for his Schlock Mercenary comics. The trio regularly host the podcast “Writing Excuses,” which discusses different writing techniques and the creation and production of literary works. They will be joined by NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and DongWon Song, agent at the Morhaim Literary Agency.

Moderating the conversation will be Gary Jordan. Jordan is the creator and host of “Houston, We Have a Podcast,” which now boasts more than 60 episodes and a half a million downloads.

The live podcast will recount moments in NASA’s history that inspired creative works, and how these creative works could inspire careers in STEM fields.

This event is open to the JSC community and will conclude with a Q&A session and more interaction with the guests.

 On Oct. 1, the JSC community is invited to the first live podcast show of
On Oct. 1, the JSC community is invited to watch the first showing of "Houston, We Have a Podcast" on stage in the Teague Auditorium and be a part of the live audience. Special guests will join moderator Gary Jordan for this special celebration of 60 years of NASA history. Image Credit: NASA


Jasmine Powell
NASA Johnson Space Center

Image Credit: NASA