The Good Question Podcast

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Join Philip Metzger, a seasoned planetary physicist, retired NASA engineer, and director of the Stephen W. Hawking Center, as he takes you on a cosmic journey through the frontiers of space exploration. With over a decade of experience at NASA, including roles in the space shuttle and space station projects, Metzger brings eye-opening insights to the conversation.

Tune in for a space exploration of:

  • Swamp Works, a groundbreaking initiative Metzger co-founded at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Discover the program’s philosophy, capabilities, areas of focus, and ambitious plans for shaping the future of space exploration.
  • The realities of economic activity in space, including what it looks like, the role of AI and robotics, and the potential of space commerce by the end of the century.
  • Who has the authority to set up permanent operations on the moon (and how this might be determined).
  • The technological requirements for a space elevator and the challenges standing in the way.
  • The use of NASA’s James Webb Telescope to observe the Kuiper Belt, the region beyond Neptune.

Ready to take off on your own virtual space endeavor?

Press play and learn more at Meet Phil Metzger… – Philip Metzger’s Blog and SwampWorks – KSC Partnerships (

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