Let’s explore the incredible tomorrow that awaits us.
Every Saturday, the TMRO:Space community engages in an energetic, positive conversation about space exploration. We hope you’ll join us!
When you tune into TMRO, you’re joining a community of discovery junkies whose enthusiasm for exploring knows no limits. In an era of unprecedented innovation, there’s always plenty to discuss.
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Two shows. One guiding principle.
In addition to TMRO:Space, we recently launched TMRO:Science, a monthly show about scientific discoveries across disciplines. Check it out on the first Saturday of each month!
On TMRO:Space and TMRO:Science, you can take part in a spirited discussion about the awesome future that’s quickly becoming our reality. While each show is different, there’s one guiding principle they both embrace:
Today is the most exciting day in human history, and tomorrow will be even better!
Meet the TMRO team
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That’s right. We’re talking about the person reading these words – you! Here at TMRO, everyone has a voice. When you watch live, we invite you to participate and help us steer the conversation. After all, we’re at our best when we explore together.
Benjamin Higginbotham, Creator and Executive Producer
Ben created TMRO with his wife, Cariann, in 2008 after hosting a popular technology podcast for several years. His objective? Get humanity excited about exploring the cosmos!
When Ben moved to California for an aerospace job, TMRO came with him. So did Cariann, thankfully. In 2016, they moved the show to a bona-fide production studio.
A huge Disney nerd, Ben goes out of his way to visit Disney parks whenever time allows. He and Cariann actually got married at Walt Disney World in 2001. Recently, Ben helped produce the second largest webcast ever made.
Cariann Higginbotham, Co-Creator and Host
A long-time space nerd, Cariann has been podcasting for nearly 15 years. She has a sunny outlook on the human race and all its amazing possibilities. She’s also bouncy, flouncy, fun, fun, fun… oh, wait. That’s Tigger. Cariann likes making coffee.
Athena Brensberger, TMRO:Space and TMRO:Science Host
Athena has a background in astrophysics and space exploration, specifically proto-planetary disks and planetary formations in the cosmos. To share the splendor of space exploration with the world, she ultimately shifted her astro-pursuits from behind the computer to the front of the camera!
She’s also pursuing a career in theater and fashion, hence her ongoing efforts to unify art and science.
Lisa Stojanovski, Creative Director and TMRO:Science Host
Lisa joined TMRO as a Space Pod Correspondent in 2015. Now she hosts TMRO:Science, creates spellbinding ideas for the show, and occasionally (!) hosts TMRO:Space. Lisa graduated from International Space University, performed in a traveling science circus, and worked for a small satellite launcher, Rocket Lab.
In her spare time, Lisa practices ukulele and visits Disneyland.
Michael Clark, Rocket Specialist
Michael Clark (aka SpaceMike) got his start with TMRO community and has been uploading space news videos since 2011. From 2012 to 2013, Michael traveled to space conferences for Moonandback.com to interview astronauts, engineers, scientists, and space enthusiasts.
He’s also a musician and composer who plays guitar, bass, piano, and drums.
Tim Scott (Duta), Producer
Tim looks like one person, but – and this is his trick – he’s actually five:
- Shuttle Hugger: Time feels a rush and chill every time he even sees a picture of the space shuttle. He thinks it was an unfathomably amazing machine that made the impossible possible.
- Rocket Lover: Tim loves to celebrate the people who build and launch rockets. He has literally felt the power of a blinding white spot of fire heat and noise traveling miles away from him. It’s moving.
- Engineer: By day, Tim creates things. He takes pride in transforming back-of-the-napkin ideas into tangible, functioning reality.
- Maker: Rockets, models, car mods… his bench is never empty and his shelves are full of dreams.
- History Buff: From politics and territory to flight, transport, and space travel, history – and the people who’ve made it – is, for Tim, and endless curiosity.
Jade Kim, TMRO:Science Host
Since beginning work at the Griffith Observatory in 2012, Jade has fallen in love with science outreach. Her lifelong hero is Carl Sagan, and she lives by the mantra, “WWCD?,” or “What Would Carl Do?” Jade also works for a nonprofit that empowers women and minorities to pursue STEM careers.
A trained powerlifter, she loves lifting heavy things off the floor.
Jared Head, Resident Astronomer
Jared Head is a host of TMRO:Space and TMRO:Science. Joining TMRO in 2015, he’s recognized as the show’s Chief Astronomer and Lead Hairodynamicist. Jared works at Griffith Observatory and is working on his undergraduate degree in Astronautical Engineering. When not working on his hair he enjoys building and flying his own high power rockets, camping, overlanding in his bright orange Jeep, astrophotography, running and waking up at unreasonable hours to watch Formula 1 races.
Colten Covington, Chat Programmer
Colten has loved space and programming since visiting the Johnson Space Center when he was nine years old. He has a keen interest in communications over networks and has been writing bots and clients for various communication protocols since the age of sixteen. He loves playing video games, watching movies, and sleeping.