Space Weather from an Astronaut's Perspective - Atlantis: Episode Three

with Prof. Lucie Green and Col. Chris Hadfield


In this final episode our series looking at the Space Shuttle Atlantis Professor Lucie Green and Col. Chris Hadfield talk space weather. As a Solar Physicist, Lucie couldn’t help but ask Chris about how much space weather impacts launch windows and what it’s like seeing the aurora from space. Chris’ ensuing story leaves Lucie speechless…

Shot on location at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in early 2020 before COVID-19 shut everything down.

Watch the companion piece on Matt Parker’s Stand Up Maths Channel where Matt and Chris discuss the mathematics of the rocket equation.

Special thanks to Chris Hadfield and his team.  With thanks to NASA and the team at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  All archive footage is courtesy of NASA except where noted as being courtesy the Canadian Space Agency.

Produced and Directed by Trent Burton. Thanks to Melinda Burton and Joanna Gostling for their assistance during the shoot.

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