Walkabout the Galaxy
simulated space travel; Year of the Astroquarks
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
We welcome special guest Heather Archuletta, a NASA pillownaut, who tells us what it's like to spend weeks simulating space travel in a slightly inverted bed. While time may have seemed to slow down last year, the Earth has actually been speeding up a bit. We'll explain it all, along with news from our neighboring star, sleep trivia, and nerd news as we kick off the third annual Year of the Astroquarks.
Moment of Inertia
Take a deep breath, slowly exhale, repeat. Ahh... Let awareness of your surrounding settle over you like cherry blossoms drifting to the Earth during a beautiful spring day. Feel the contentment born from absence of torque, and finding rotational equilibrium with your environment. This is your moment. Not your moment of Zen, which is fleeting end ephemeral, but your moment of inertia. Your moment of inertia is with you always and everywhere on your walk about the galaxy. If you need more, you can always stretch your limbs wide. When you need to slow down the crazy whirlwind of life, take one moment of inertia. Moment of inertia, challenge everything. (Electronic Arts)
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Meet Pillownaut Heather Archuleta" (2021). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 144.