Scientists are just like everyone else -they’ve got secrets. So who knows what happens when the lab coats come off? Actually, we do. And now you can too. In this series of short, web-exclusive videos, you’ll meet intriguing scientists and engineers, and learn about their surprising lives outside the proverbial lab.
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Mae Jemison isn't an astronaut anymore, but she's never stopped reaching for the stars.
Mae Jemison tells how dance made her a better astronaut.
We give Mae Jemison 30 seconds to tell us about being on Star Trek.
Mae Jemison describes her journey from space-loving girl in Chicago to astronaut.
Janna answers some novel questions.
Janna Levin explains how Sheldon and Leonard find the funny in their science.
Janna Levin looks up at the sky, and asks the same questions she did as a little girl.
We give Janna Levin 30 seconds to explain her science and she aims for transcendence.
What does an around-the-world pilot do to stay awake while flying? SING!
Barrington Irving completes his flight around the world & get kids excited about aviation.
We give Barrington Irving 30 seconds to describe flying around the world solo.
Barrington Irving starts his journey from "humble beginnings" to trailblazing pilot.