NASA http://iowapublicradio.org en Reaching Outer Limits http://iowapublicradio.org/post/reaching-outer-limits <p>It’s taken more than three decades for NASA’s Voyager 1 to travel about 11 billion miles to reach the outskirts of our solar system and continue on into interstellar space. Today on River to River, we hear from research scientist, Bill Kurth, about his work on some of the spacecraft’s equipment that was built and operated by the University of Iowa.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:07:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Ben Stanton & Emily Woodbury 29229 at http://iowapublicradio.org Reaching Outer Limits 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods http://iowapublicradio.org/post/5-years-later-iowans-learning-live-floods <p>It has been five years since the floods of 2008. Now, a week after another round of flooding in Eastern Iowa, IPR’s Durrie Bouscaren looks at how many Iowans are adapting to changing times.</p><p></p><p></p><p>More than a thousand runners participated in “Run the Flood,” an annual race through Cedar Rapids to commemorate the anniversary of a flood that would change the landscape of many Iowa cities and towns. Carmen Covington says she participates every year.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:39:51 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 22309 at http://iowapublicradio.org 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods Searching For Life On Other Planets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/searching-life-other-planets <p>We now have evidence of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars – and that’s just in our little corner of the Milky Way. But are any of these planets Earth-like? Could they be …habitable?</p><p>Today on River to River, a conversation with astrophysicist Steve Kawaler of ISU.&nbsp; He’s working with NASA’s Kepler Mission. We’ll talk about the mission’s amazing discoveries.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:31:34 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 16479 at http://iowapublicradio.org Searching For Life On Other Planets Launch of Radiation Belt Storm Probes Delayed http://iowapublicradio.org/post/launch-radiation-belt-storm-probes-delayed <p>NASA's launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes developed, in part, by University of Iowa Professor of Physics and Astronomy Craig Kletzing has been delayed.&nbsp; The Atlas rocket is now scheduled to lift off on Thursday.&nbsp; River to River's Ben Kieffer speaks with Kletzing about the delay, and the project's eventual goals.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:38:34 +0000 Katherine Perkins 7012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Launch of Radiation Belt Storm Probes Delayed UI Instrument On NASA Spacecraft And Media Culture In Turkey http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ui-instrument-nasa-spacecraft-and-media-culture-turkey <div>What does weather in space have to do with us on Earth? A lot it turns out.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with University of Iowa Astronomy Professor Craig Kletzing. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:19:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7000 at http://iowapublicradio.org UI Instrument On NASA Spacecraft And Media Culture In Turkey Burlington School Named After Voyager Project’s Chief Scientist http://iowapublicradio.org/post/burlington-school-named-after-voyager-project-s-chief-scientist <p>A Burlington Middle School is now named after a key scientist in NASA’s Voyager program.&nbsp; Today the Edward Stone Middle School opens for classes and Ed Stone returned to the hometown where his journey as a space scientist began.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 05:58:14 +0000 John Pemble 6602 at http://iowapublicradio.org Burlington School Named After Voyager Project’s Chief Scientist