SpaceGeeks Ep. 13: Dante’s Paradiso

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In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Dante Lauretta: head of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, and tabletop game enthusiast.

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SHOW NOTES:

OSIRIS-REx website.

Xtronaut cardgame Kickstarter page.

Machete order (watch the Star Wars movies like this: Episode 4; Episode 5; Episode 2; Episode 3; Episode 6).

Every game, tabletop or otherwise, that Dante or I mentioned in this episode (and some he mentioned in the interview, but which didn’t make the final cut):

Castle Panic.

Catan Jr.

Dominion.

Kerbal Space Program.

Killer Bunnies.

Munchkin.

Twilight Imperium.

That time some of OSIRIS-REx’s flight hardware burned up in a structure fire at a chrome shop in Hollywood (an unknown unknown).

Dan admires Dante's Parker Nitefly during the interview. Credit: SpaceNews screen grab
Dan admires Dante’s Parker Nitefly during the interview. Credit: SpaceNews screen grab

 

SpaceNews reporter Dan Leone in the clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, posing in front of OSIRIS-REx. Credit: SpaceNews photo
Your host, Dan Leone, posing in front of (the real) OSIRIS-REx in April 2015 during a tour of Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver. Credit: SpaceNews photo