The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), in partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), has launched a National Public Radio program called “Discovery Now” to explore the newest advances from NASA and the aerospace community. The 90-second radio segments air on National Public Radio’s WHRV 89.5 FM, during its prime-time weekday news and public affairs program, “All Things Considered.”
But don’t despair if you don’t live near enough Norfolk, Virginia, to pick up the broadcast. You can hear it online at WHRO.org. Click Discovery Now under Podcasts.
“Discovery Now” features highlights in technology, science, history, innovations, research and inventions from the aerospace industry worldwide.
Produced by Michael Bibbo and Kevin Krigsvold, NIA’s award-winning team of producers, the program will feature 240 segments annually. Each segment will explain how scientific and technological developments are changing our world. The goal is to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science and technology, including NASA’s aerospace technology, research and exploration missions.
“The positive impact of aeronautics and astronautics technologies is felt by each of us everyday,” says AIAA President Roger Simpson. “We believe ‘Discovery Now’ will highlight those benefits and provide the public with a glimpse of exciting future advancements. We commend NIA’s leadership in developing and producing these thought-provoking segments that are both educational and entertaining. They are certain to raise awareness of the aerospace community and will help capture the imagination of future engineers and scientists that may be listening.”
Additional public radio stations, college and community stations, commercial stations, satellite radio, Public Radio International and Voice of America are targeted to carry the program.
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