Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
He's got a thing they say definitely it's.
Since the people welcome to the after the session for a Wednesday Bryant got -- -- battle because He goes upstairs actually to do a radio show.
That starts in about four minutes so He this is our Internet -- by the way.
In case you didn't know -- the after the show show is Eric -- is kind enough to stick around with us as well ten points and they out what you could almost be you know on this -- earlier now.
Color and we just need to Gretchen Carlson that -- allowances weren't we -- -- like yeah right I think I got the message is you can't change outfits and -- room.
It would be buyers into the.
We are I'm grateful to have the crew of the space shuttle with us right now they were the four members of the Atlantis flight team which was the last.
Shuttle mission lot of people very sad about that must have been melancholy experience from our view.
You know we knew that this shuttle programs -- and eventually him.
2003 was when we kind of -- and -- so this was unexpected.
Are -- is not unexpected we -- we knew that the day was gonna come with the enemy 20102001.
Met back were fortunate because we did get this one extra point.
And we we pointed out that this is the Internet chosen not to be honest I the real -- -- these guys and the specialists whether or not that the commander but stuff the war for you.
He had to do all the work He He flew the thing He called up the orders and you were guys do you do all the experiments.
It's tough I mean anything if they drive us out there and just kind of hang out look out the window and and sandy and I you know working all day long you know and then they sit there with a little food and say -- -- to get that doesn't get that time.
He'd get it -- So I made.
I'm actually we were because -- crew for we have a normal.
The mission for proof 67 were actually very busy you know and right -- -- for people who didn't -- the broadcast part of -- show tell tell each of you say what you're job was on the station.
Boys and a specialist two and my area was to help.
The -- and -- flight vehicle on launch and landing -- assistant and stuff like that but they have been under control very well.
And then in during the mission my main job was tough with the spacewalk help.
Ron in my current space station do a spacewalk that I helped them by reading their checklists and get -- -- the spacewalk stuff like that.
-- I'm mission specialist one I was load master for the mission and that meant I was in charge of making sure that all of tons of stuff that we had an MP -- cargo.
Vehicle got transfered to the station correctly and then everything that we need to bring home.
-- -- back in -- campaign -- some sort of kept over a big picture that.
And a lot of robotics and ram and -- -- When you actually -- right turn to to left when you.
Actually trained to be an astronaut.
Do they put you on a path -- the special jobs like mission specialist one mission specialist -- what they actually give your chance to excel anything and they think they train in all different aspects of the units.
-- -- -- national from robotics to a spacewalking to find out what you're good at.
And then they carry up with some people are experienced what you fly once like that amendments next time flying in the reader that part of the mission.
As the UK and -- to my left we have the commander and the price moves so we we get a sense what you didn't explain.
Well it might just make sure they do their jobs and it ended because we had reduced crew for.
I was kind of in their two -- worked some of the robotic upper atmosphere about it I -- the shuttle's arm we have to take a good look at the space shuttle.
He's going to be robotic arm right after launch and -- right before landing.
Flight the Rhonda moved so runner who we talked with the space station and and then launch and -- landing operations have.
All the hands on switch on stuff up front that that -- -- -- with the opportunities goes well McMahon.
yeah as a pilot I'm really the co pilot.
They just domestic -- -- little fancier name so I'm backing Chris -- -- a lot of flying task tonight I get to do little line but then that.
That's just trying to keep.
Keep us out of trouble and that -- is -- super job it's an easy.
He's -- to back him up that NASA did a fair amount of robotics as well the space station has a robotic arm and both the space shuttle sort of -- -- Thought I had two questions for them who -- dinner.
It is -- -- -- Very different than any other question is do -- you ever get sick today and an amusement park ride but that's.
Is that one -- the requirements yeah.
Resistant intrinsic -- slightly over we fly we fly airplanes financing -- -- -- to maintain pilings proficiency on and it's usually that bad.
Accommodation to it and that acclamation of flying that keeps you from from getting would I get sick if I was on the shuttle probably right away right now.
I don't know for sure I would I hate roller coasters -- you know when -- well you guys probably all -- them but as a kid you.
You acquiesce to peer pressure.
And -- really be crying on them the whole time that I get off the actual you know when I was teenage so unfortunately I might add them the ability but not the stomach to be an astronaut.
I don't know how you guys do you train yourself to be that way.
-- development comes with like like for Hussein when the more you were flying these jets the better off you feel on the more used to the unusual attitudes and -- environments of some kind helps.
How many more women are in the field right.
-- probably about Tony 25%.
And then -- -- officer present an office which is about the same statistic if you look at women find some engineers.
And across the country.
You know a lot lot's been made -- vote the way you will continue to visit the the space station -- -- but on the -- or on the backs of the Soviet program right Russian programs are.
What if it.
Well if that that would lead to this is that you know this has a fixed budget we we can operate this space shuttle or we can build a new rocket -- we can do both.
So we have to take a few years off to to allow some of these commercial companies to build the rocket and an in an intervening time we're gonna depend on the Russian -- are you comfortable flying to Russian.
-- -- have been great partners you know.
Now it's it's International Space Station is really is an international program and there's been problems like after the Columbia actually had no way to get the space station wasn't for the Russians wouldn't -- had American crew members on -- -- -- so they're still hope and dreams.
Little kids line problem BS and so you know you bet -- be better.
In that that little kid that might be watch and his.
Might be that person walks on Mars walks on an asteroid goes back to them.
We've got a lot to look forward to wasn't always something that you all knew you wanted to do from when you were young agers to something that just sort of -- fell into later in life.
Think it's it's a little bit of -- I was I was interested in space and air points mostly so with the love of airplanes and then.
You know join in the military and get an opportunity to fly jets and and it was just kind of -- next logical step for me but I was always very fastening.
It was a universe similar experience you know you if you fly in you you you watch the early Apollo.
Work and then develop an interest -- you start applying to the space program that maybe a little -- for the mission specialists and about.
Same as a kid I'd like read books on space and so I thought it was something was really neat that you didn't think it was not possible until later on your -- -- some experience at NASA likes that you know I really don't take this book what you did.
So I was in the Air Force's flight test engineers Diana started working the flight -- -- that -- and not as a pilot as a back seater with a test pilots and got that bad experience and housework at NASA for awhile as of as much control in the control center.
And then -- -- okay what's the chance and you shot.
That's when -- first.
And have been through.
How do you turn it ingredient into sandy Magnus and here on your uniform well I went and studied physics for -- -- -- -- -- And then I discovered engineering -- -- engineering or to McDonnell Douglas for awhile and then went back and got my Ph.D.
And the -- from Terrell some unpleasant things looking -- -- like you guys all cheated off her kids.
-- -- well that that's amazing and and actually it's such an honor for us to even be in your presence and I'm so glad to know that I can go -- tell my little kids that they can still dream about and you answered honestly.
If that's if they wanna do a thanks so much for getting us -- -- I think -- examines and thank you Eric for being are you back told -- -- tomorrow -- -- okay.
We'll see event avenue and read -- you.
I'll register you.
Filter by section