August 11, 2020

EP. 174 — What’s It Like To Live On The Edge? with Astronaut & Oceanographer Kathy Sullivan

Earth to listeners! This week’s Getting Curious is serving an adventure like no other, because Jonathan is talking with astronaut, oceanographer, and geologist Kathy Sullivan. She’s the first US woman to complete a spacewalk, the first woman to reach the deepest known point in the ocean, and the first person to travel to both space and deep sea. She tells Jonathan all about space tools, the Challenger Deep, and what it’s like to feel the force of gravity during a shuttle landing.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Kathy Sullivan  JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined a triple threat: a geologist, astronaut, and oceanographer Kathy Sullivan, where I ask her: What’s It Like To Live On The Edge? Welcome to “Getting Curious.” This is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited for this week’s episode because we have a scientific triple threat. We have Kathy Sullivan. You are an oceanographer. You’re a geologist. You’re an astronaut. And also, if people don’t know, you are the first person that ever has completed a spacewalk and gone to the deepest part of the ocean known to man. So the question for today is, what is it like to live on that edge? Kathy Sullivan, welcome.  KATHY SULLIVAN [00:00:50] Hey, Jonathan, great to be with

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