Space is Boring with Andy Cochrane – 3.08

Andy Cochrane of SpaceUp T-5 legend talks to us about how NASA can make space less boring and get people excited about the most awesome things humans have ever done!

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  1. cuubik on March 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    first

  2. dydi92 on March 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Your intro is awesome!

  3. numi1337 on March 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    it’s so stupid that youtube needs sooo loooooonng to give us the HD version…

  4. spacevidcast on March 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Spacevidcast epic subscribers get it right away via the Spacevidcast web site. Else you can also try downloading it on iTunes, which will usually come before YouTube HD as well.

  5. bluemagictube on March 8, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Andy Cochrane – Very inspiring and accurate description … NASA should have a heads up across the board and show this video to every employee.

  6. KKM121 on March 8, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Can we watch Andy’s entire night talk online?

  7. KKM121 on March 8, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if one of his descendants turns out to be Zefram Cochrane.

  8. Buttmunch5000 on March 8, 2010 at 6:52 am

    doesnt the way space is marketed today have something to do with news papers and news channels, they want lots of viewers and if an accident happens they sell lots of papers and get lots of viewers, look at ‘nasa bombing the moon’ they treat their viewship like idiots that only like the bad, and because papers get bought and people watch the TV about that , then it seems its true.

  9. Drsharky43 on March 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks Andy for making good point about NASA TV is boring to watch. spacevidcast should have spot on NASA TV with chat.

  10. Spacelines on March 10, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Absolutely! DisneyMuppet model for NASA Ed and EngineerToolHead model for NASATV is so last century and underwhelming completely missing the multivariate channels, tools, routes and understanding of the current media mind zeitgeist of the audience interested in Space.

  11. sandread on March 12, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I think I’d have a lot more respect for the argument if it just wasn’t solely based on NASA TV. I will give you that is not the best, but what do you get for $1.5 million a year and 18 people?

    Get away from the TV and watch the live ISS feeds and the astronauts’ twitter accounts. It’s much better and improves on what you complain about.

  12. Anamnesia on March 13, 2010 at 4:20 am

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    • Bencredible on March 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      We sure can. Sign up to epic to help pay for new gear. We have new audio gear, new lights, new cameras and new encoding gear all on the list.

  13. spacevidcast on March 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    @Anamnesia We sure can. Sign up to epic to help pay for new gear. We have new audio gear, new lights, new cameras and new encoding gear all on the list.

  14. spacevidcast on March 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    @sandread I would say a lot. We create Spacevidcast on nearly nothing a year and pretty much 3 part time people. YOu can run a small cable company on less than that.

    I agree that the live feeds are stunning.

    • majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:28 am

      I have an Idea to make it exciting but remember the professional side. You might see me as a co- host soon !

  15. majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for listening to my suggestion ! Your presentation seems to be more ballanced now . Love It !! . You’re getting closer ! There are certain things you can’t laugh about although there are certain things you can’t take to seriously without creating panic.
    I love the appeal to the kids so stay fun in that aspect. But keep the really experienced old school space freaks interested also !

    • philip on March 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      NASA is “boring” because they rely on “science-speak” where accuracy is traded for drama. I highly recommend the book “Don’t Be Such a Scientist,” by Randy Olson who got his Ph.D. in Marine Biology at Harvard but gave up his science career to become a Hollywood producer. He made “An Inconvenient Truth” which put global warming in the public consciousness.

  16. majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Ok Don’t over do it ! Just a nice ballance.

  17. majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Boring is relative ! There are some people out there concerned with the technical !!

    • majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:24 am

      Ok Don’t over do it ! Just a nice ballance.

      • majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:21 am

        Ok ! I’m 15 minutes in and I have an annoying voice making comedy out of humanities future.

      • majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:21 am

        Ok ! I’m 15 minutes in and I have an annoying voice making comedy out of humanities future.

        • majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

          Thanks for listening to my suggestion ! Your presentation seems to be more ballanced now . Love It !! . You’re getting closer ! There are certain things you can’t laugh about although there are certain things you can’t take to seriously without creating panic.
          I love the appeal to the kids so stay fun in that aspect. But keep the really experienced old school space freaks interested also !

  18. majormixer on March 14, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I agree ! This guy rocks !! He is reading my mind !

  19. kenniemc69 on May 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    THIS PROGRAM SUX !!!

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