Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Science and the Environment

Texas has a lot of space: And Houston got the best part

NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Students who go into physics are often most interested in its connections to astronomy.  And when presented with an opportunity to visit Johnson Space Center, they don’t need much convincing to embark on a good old-fashioned road trip.  Kali Shoaf is one such student and she stops by to chat with me about the highlights of our recent four-day excursion down Houston-way with 20 other students, one other faculty member and a dog named Boo (included under poetic license).