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Episode 107: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast #107: Mattstronaut!

Matt’s tale of the final shuttle launch at the NASA tweetup. The Summer of PosterSmash! Plus, Juan De Los Muertos! AND, Hogwarts flash porn! All for FREE! A bargain at twice the price.

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  1. shelli says:

    I came to this podcast late but wanted to comment anyway. I really love this episode. My husband is a NASA nut and demanded that we spend our honeymoon at KSC; it was amazing.I really enjoyed listening to Matt’s launch story; we really regret not going to Florida for it. Thanks for another amazing podcast.

  2. Katrina says:

    You had me at the Disney World – Haunted Mansion references. I know exactly which poster you are talking about. I am a HUGE Disney fan and have become the official tour guide (or Disney GPS, as my friends nicknamed me) for anyone I know who goes down there. It’s great to hear other people quote the rides. Half of the conversations my Dad and I have are from Disney rides.

  3. Chris Wright says:

    Hey guys, just listened to this podcast and have to say, I’m a little surprised that you didn’t know why we launch from Kennedy in Florida. The centrifugal force generated by the Earths rotation makes it easier to launch to orbit. The closer to the equator you get, the less energy is needed. If we could launch from the equator we would. Don’t mean for this post to be as dickish as it seems.

  4. The owl says:

    John ray should have the nick name ray dar please please please

  5. Jak3 says:

    Okay so I thought I knew what “Noodle Stories” were but now I’m not sure. Could somebody clue me in?

  6. T says:

    My buddy worked on that Sublime album, when he heard this podcast, he cried. Still loves you guys though!

  7. Zachary says:

    Zombies would not freeze in space. they would suffer from vacuum exposure in much the same way we would. The gasses in their blood stream would violently evaporate followed by the liquid in their blood stream which would pretty much render all remaining muscles non functional. To clarify: nobody freezes to death in space, there is no air or liquid to wick the heat away from you, if your life support system went down you’d probably cook before you ran out of air. If a body were exposed to a vacuum it would eventually freeze as a side effect of all the gasses and liquids rushing out of it, but the gasses and liquids only do so because they are warm, they have energy and without pressure to keep them in their typical state of matter they expand as energetic particles like to do.

  8. Ben K says:

    The tissue on a zombie would freeze solid in space (or on the moon) rendering it unable to move or bite. The sudden freezing of fluids might even cause enough brain dmg to kill it.

  9. Bill from Rockledge says:

    The Space Center is in Florida because, yes, it is near the Equator and the Earth’s spin is faster there giving a boost to the launch vehicles. Also, if something goes wrong the vehicles will blow up over water instead of over land. It was located at Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island because their were military bases at Cape Canaveral and Banana River, now Patrick AFB.

    I think Tampa was one of the original choices because of the port and the air base, but you still had to launch over land so the east coast site was selected.

    Trivia: There is a cemetery at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

  10. Gavin says:

    One minor correction for Matt: the shuttle may not be fueled until hours before launch, but the solid boosters are GIGANTIC bombs just search for PEPCON on google and watch the video of what happens when large quantities of ammonium perchlorate.

  11. Dan says:

    Silent Cry from their album Goddess of Tears:

  12. Kierstyn says:

    I loved the NASA talk – thanks for being so observant, Matt.

    I must be the anti-Vincent (see his post above). I really like hearing about the weight loss, cheat days, and ramping up the writing/blogging/performing stuff. Particularly the cheat day stuff – it given me ideas. 😉

    and don’t stop singing, Chris – *I* think it’s funny, anyway. And, as an only child I’ve been brought up to believe that my opinions and wants are all that really matters. That’s how it works, right?

    Lastly, my vote for Jonah’s nickname is ‘whale’ – mostly because before I ever saw an imagine of his, I heard his bit on the “Comedians you should know” event, about the fat piling up in front of him on the airplane. He’s not really fat… but if you *aren’t* fat and go and make fat jokes, then it’s only just when you get called “whale.” (PS Jonah – that set you did that night was BRILLIANT – between the your take on how your dogs reacted when you rished past them upon getting home, the ‘what’s your favorite bread? – cake,’ and the shitting dicks? AWESOME!)