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This podcast series explores the evolution of a career in engineering, the overlap of art & engineering, and also promotes engineering outreach and STEM / STEAM in schools.

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Key Words: art, engineering, steam, stem, structural, geotechnical

Oct 21, 2016

Leonard David, space journalist, joins us on this podcast adventure!, Leonard has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years and talks with us about his new book: "Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet," to be published by National Geographic this month! Backed by extensive research, the book is a companion a six-part Mars television series from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to air on the National Geographic Channel in November 2016.

 Mars - Our Future on the Red Planet (National Geographic)

Please see the following links to Leonard's informative "Inside Outer Space":

And his new book on Amazon: Mars – Our Future on the Red Planet


Mr. David will be at the Griffith Observatory October 28, 2016:

...And in Mission Viejo on October 27:

10/18/2016 Scientific American Article: Blue Planet/Red Planet Politics: Obama’s Giant Leap for Legacy


Currently, Leonard is’s Space Insider Columnist, as well as a correspondent for Space News newspaper and a contributing writer for several magazines, specifically Aerospace America, the membership publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


Leonard is co-author with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin of Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration released in May 2013 and published by the National Geographic Society.


For more information on a career in the space and satellite industry, please see: Space Careers — 2015 – was co-authored by Leonard and entrepreneur Scott Sacknoff. This book is designed for high school, college, graduate students – and job seekers of all ages.

The space and satellite industry has careers for people interested in engineering, space science, astronomy, astrophysics, remote sensing, environmental monitoring, communications, software, and electronics, as well as for policy analysts, lawyers, accountants, tourism, and financial professionals.


Music: Tracks “Jade” and "Crusader" by Scott Buckley –


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This podcast series will explore the evolution of a career in engineering. We will be looking at life in engineer, from college, to early design and technical duties, to perspective of more senior design engineers. You can visit us online at and

Key Words: art, engineering, education, research, steam, stem, structural, space, NASA, Architecture, Sociology, History, Agriculture, Earth Analogies, Transportation, Geology, Meteorology, Construction, Terraforming