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May 3, 2007
 
RELEASE : 07-98
 
 
New Video Podcast Takes Viewers to NASA's Edge
 
 
WASHINGTON - NASA has launched a new video podcast, NASA EDGE, that provides an offbeat, funny and informative look in and around the nation's aerospace program. Whether it is the latest launch, the coolest gadgets, or developments in science and technology, the hosts of NASA EDGE give an unscripted and unpredictable perspective. NASA released the newest episode of this video podcast, or vodcast, on Thursday.

Chris Giersch and Blair Allen host, with Franklin Fitzgerald as its news anchor. In the latest episode, Giersch and NASA scientists Dr. Nicky Fox and Troy Cline join forces to educate Allen about the importance of understanding space weather.

"NASA EDGE is a different and fun way to learn about the inside and outside of NASA," said Giersch. Prior to becoming the NASA EDGE host, Giersch was program manager for NASA CONNECT, an Emmy Award winning math, science and technology program for middle school students.

"NASA EDGE is like David Letterman and The Daily Show for NASA," said Allen, "Just without David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Hollywood stars, a band or live audiences. But it is still funny. And we have science and news."

Previous episodes of NASA EDGE feature the Winter X-Games and space technology used there, a space food cook-off, a new game called "Innovation or Fabrication," the Space Exploration Conference and the 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition.

Viewers curious to learn more about NASA can send questions to the NASA EDGE research team at nasaedge@larc.nasa.gov. Audience questions may be featured in upcoming episodes.

All episodes of NASA EDGE are available through podcasting services such as iTunes and NASA's Web site at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasaedge


Subscribe to and download additional NASA digital audio and video podcasts at:

http://www.nasa.gov/podcast


 

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