Expert Voices – Leroy Chiao

The AstroCritic: What ‘The Martian’ Gets Right About Astronauts

Red Planet Vehicle in 'The Martian'

September 28th, 2015

“The Martian” gets astronauts right, suggests AstroCritic and former ISS commander Leroy Chiao.

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Sending Olympic Torch to Space, Russia Flaunts Inspiration Superiority (Op-Ed)

Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin holds the Olympic torch for the 2014 Olympic Games during a press conference on Nov. 7, 2013 between his Expedition 37/38 crew and Russia's Mission Control on Earth.

November 8th, 2013

If Russians can send the Olympic torch into space, why can’t Americans find ways to inspire interest in space?

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Astronaut Leroy Chiao: ‘Gravity’ Works, If You Don’t Focus on the Physics (Op-Ed)

A Scene From Science-Fiction Thriller 'Gravity'

October 7th, 2013

Does the film “Gravity” fly? Here’s what astronaut Leroy Chiao had to say.

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Nimble Space Companies: Fixed-Price vs. Cost-Plus

February 5th, 2010

Are small private firms better suited to reducing the cost of space? Maybe, if we’re willing to trade uncertainty for opportunity. Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s Brett Alexander and Astronaut Leroy Chiao explore the issues.

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