Now more than ever, public media is essential. Donate Now.

How do you become an astronaut? Dr. B travels to the Johnson Space Center to find out. Explore the challenges of astronaut training and learn how the team prepares to explore the unknown in space.


NASA astronaut training for International Space Station
Dr. Thomas Marshburn is a member of the 2004 NASA Astronaut Class and has been on three spaceflights, totaling 177 days in orbit on the ISS. Learn how he prepared on Earth with simulations, expeditions, and a full-sized mockup of the International Space Station.


Training for weightlessness at the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab
Jasmin Moghbeli is a member of the 2017 Astronaut Class and has been selected as a member of the NASA Artemis Team. Learn about her training here on Earth and explore how the Neutral Buoyancy Lab prepared her to work in a weightless environment wearing a space suit.


NASA simulation preparing astronauts for the moon and beyond
Dr. Cynthia Evans is a scientist who is currently developing plans for future exploration of the moon. She uses her extensive experience as a field researcher, geologist, and oceanographer to prepare astronauts for their expeditions. Learn how simulations and training on Earth prepare astronauts to work on the moon and beyond.


QED with Dr. B

QED with Dr. B, is a fun and informative science series, co-produced by WOSU Public Media and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), that talks one-on-one with the scientists, engineers and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world.

Watch the series online or on WOSU TV on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.