I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be a guest on Space Talk, a radio show dedicated to all things space! I’ll be talking with host Jim Banke about my love for space, my aspirations to go to Mars, and the details of my #SoyuzAdventure. This is a very exciting opportunity to chat with the space community – and better yet, you can call in and ask questions! If you’d like to call in a ask a question, please call 321-768-1240.
The show will air live:
Saturday, April 6 at 1pm CST
You can listen online here or through a mobile device on the I Heart Radio app
If you’d like to call in a ask a question during the show, please call 321-768-1240
The show will be recorded and available to listen to after it broadcasts live. I will share that link soon!
This is an awesome show dedicated to making space news informative, educational, and entertaining – I’m looking forward to being a part of such a great show. I invite you to listen to the show and bring your best questions! I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity to share my story!
Jim Banke’s Bio (from Space Talk)
Jim Banke is an award-winning, veteran communicator with some 25 years of experience as an aerospace journalist, writer, producer, consultant, analyst and project manager based at Cape Canaveral, Fla. In 1987 he earned a B.S. in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. Previous employers include Florida Today, Space.com, the Space Foundation and SAIC. As co-creator of Space Online in 1995, Banke was an early pioneer in online news reporting. While at the Space Foundation from 2004-2006, he helped manage the Coalition for Space Exploration, an industry team dedicated to winning support for space exploration. His expertise and experience with the space program was recognized in 2006 by Gov. Jeb Bush, who appointed him to the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Aeronautics and Space in Florida, which led to the creation of Space Florida. Among other national recognition during his career, Banke was honored by NASA in 2007 with a Distinguished Public Service Medal, and by the National Space Club Florida Committee in 2011 with the Harry Kolcum News and Communications Award. The Minnesota-native is now owner and president of MILA Solutions, LLC, providing strategic communications, media products and project management services to the aerospace industry. For more than 15 years Banke has provided live commentary for Cape Canaveral-based launches on WMMB-AM radio, where since 2009 he has hosted “Space Talk with Jim Banke,” a weekly radio show about the space program. His contributions to the local community include serving as Secretary for the U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation and as a member of the board of directors of the National Space Club Florida Committee. Jim and his wife, Dawn, have been married since 1983, have three grown children and remain loyal fans of the Minnesota Vikings.