Falken's Maze: An 80s Guide to History

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Episode Summary

Ever want to be an astronaut? In this episode, we explore what it takes to become one and what happens when those requirements go awry, including when they result in an attempted murder and kidnapping. We also discuss diapers. Yes. Diapers.

Episode Notes

Ever want to be an astronaut? In this episode, we explore what it takes to become one and what happens when those requirements go awry, including when they result in an attempted murder and kidnapping. We also discuss diapers. Yes. Diapers.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon mission this month, what better way to honor the legacy of the US space program and the men and women who made it possible, than to spend some time exploring what their work means for all of us today. Over the course of the next three shows, we’re going to delve into the thrilling world of space exploration.

In Falken's Maze, technologist and former professor Jason Thomas explores the intersection of technology, history, and culture. Created for listeners nostalgic for the 80s but who also want to understand the complexities of today, our show demystifies the world's most compelling technologies and events through 80's movies, music, and television.

This is where history, tech, and retro pop collide.

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Find us online at www.falkenspodcast.com.

References:

  1. He-Man Life Lesson - The right way is the best way
  2. Great Space Coaster Theme Song
  3. US Space Program Astronaut Candidate Requirements
  4. Lisa M. Nowak (COMMANDER, USN) NASA Astronaut Biography
  5. NASA Statement Regarding the Status of Lisa Nowak
  6. Astronaut Faces Attempted-Murder Charges (NPR)
  7. Astronaut Love Triangle: Lisa Nowak's Life 10 Years Later (People Magazine)
  8. E-mails offer clues to astronauts' triangle (USA Today)
  9. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

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