Spacepod is produced by me, Carrie Nugent. I'm a scientist, and one of the best parts of my job is getting to talk to scientists and engineers about space exploration. I thought these conversations were interesting, and I wanted to share them with the world. And thanks to the internet, I can!
Spacepod isn't part of my day job, it's something I do for fun. My guests volunteer their time to be interviewed. However, most of the discoveries and research we talk about is funded by NASA. So if you pay US federal taxes, a lot of the cool stuff you hear about is thanks to you. For every dollar you pay in federal taxes, half of a penny goes to NASA. When you listen to the show, I hope that you feel proud of what you've helped accomplish.