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Season 5

Clayton Anderson


S5 E1—Clayton Anderson


Clayton Anderson is an astronaut who spent 167 days (about a half of a year) living in the vacuum of space on the International Space Station.
Bobby Hansen


S5 E2—Bobby Hansen


Bobby Hansen is a former University of Iowa basketball star who spent nine seasons in the NBA playing with the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, and Chicago Bulls.
Michelle Evans


S5 E3—Michelle Evans


Michelle Evans is an author who wrote the definitive book on the X-15, the fastest plane ever built.
Liz Need


S5 E4—Liz Need


Liz Need is an author who has written a number of inspiring books while living life to its fullest including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and flipping 300-lb tires in the Iowa Strongman Games.
Danielle Feinberg


S5 E5—Danielle Feinberg


Danielle Feinberg is the Director of Photography and Lighting at Pixar. Danielle has worked on films including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and WALL-E.
Jay Byers


S5 E6—Jay Byers


Jay Byers is the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He also serves on the General Council of the World Chambers Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.
Roy Choi


S5 E7—Roy Choi


Roy Choi is a celebrity chef from Los Angeles and N.Y. Times bestselling author who has been named to Time Magazine’s 100 List of the World’s Most Influential People.
Emily Carney


S5 E8—Emily Carney


Emily Carney is the founder of the rapidly-growing online group called Space Hipsters. She’s a writer and the recipient of the Space Evangelist Award from the National Space Society.
Brian Vaughan


S5 E9—Brian Vaughan


Brian Vaughan is the head brewer and craft beer expert for Court Avenue Brewery.

Rod Pyle

S5 E10—Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle has written 17 books on space history and exploration. His most recent book, Space 2.0, has received wonderful reviews from Forbes and others.