NASA http://redriverradio.org en UL-Lafayette students anticipate the launch of their satellite http://redriverradio.org/post/ul-lafayette-students-anticipate-launch-their-satellite <p>It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CajunAdvancedPicosatelliteExperiment">Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment</a>. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. He says his work on CAPE-2 will be his calling card for prospective employers.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:34:04 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 35781 at http://redriverradio.org UL-Lafayette students anticipate the launch of their satellite Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today http://redriverradio.org/post/ex-astronaut-coming-longview-says-nasa-lacks-vision-today <p>He’s known as one of the most versatile astronauts and he’s coming to Longview to give a talk. Dr. Story Musgrave has pursued many different career paths. He’s a physician and landscape architect. A biophysicist and business consultant. He participated in six Space Shuttle missions, and left NASA in 1997. Today, he yearns for the passion of the space-race heyday of the 1960s, when he was tapped to be an astronaut.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:39:10 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23706 at http://redriverradio.org Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle http://redriverradio.org/post/gary-borders-covering-columbia-disaster-local-angle <p>Commentator Gary Borders recalls the fateful day when the Space Shuttle Columbia rained down over East Texas.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Gary Borders 22998 at http://redriverradio.org Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle History Matters: Remembering the commander of Apollo 11 http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-remembering-commander-apollo-11 <p>Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the life and legacy of the late astronaut Neil Armstrong. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 16657 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: Remembering the commander of Apollo 11 Archie McDonald Speaker Series: Alan Bean http://redriverradio.org/post/archie-mcdonald-speaker-series-alan-bean <p><strong>Repeat Broadcast on&nbsp;Monday, April 2,&nbsp;at 8&nbsp;p.m.</strong><br />Original&nbsp;broadcast on Thursday,&nbsp;May 26, at&nbsp;8 p.m.&nbsp;Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, was the featured guest at the 2011 Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. &quot;Alan Bean is a member of a most exclusive group &ndash; one of 12 people who have walked on the moon and captured the focus and imagination of the nation and the world during the apex of manned space exploration,&rdquo; Dr. Archie McDonald said. &ldquo;Our speaker series is delighted to feature a fellow Texan who has viewed our world from a perspective few others have experienced.&rdquo; Tue, 03 Apr 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Archie McDonald, Ph.D. 4502 at http://redriverradio.org Archie McDonald Speaker Series: Alan Bean