Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman are fast to make clear the title of their new podcast. The 2 NASA veterans need their listeners to know they aren’t two “humorous guys.”
“We’re not humorous guys, we’re funny astronauts!” the 2 say, virtually in unison.
“We do not need individuals considering we’re boasting that we’re humorous. We’re not. That is not what we’re saying,” insists Massimino. “We’re humorous for astronauts.”
No matter they’re, their banter evokes loads of laughter in “2 Funny Astronauts,” launching on Wednesday (Could 5). The weekly podcast might be obtainable on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube, with different on-line companies to observe.
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As an astronaut, Massimino flew on two area shuttle missions to service the Hubble House Telescope. Reisman lived on board the Worldwide House Station after which helped ship a Russian docking module to the orbiting advanced.
Now each of them are school professors — and occasional actors; Massimino appeared as himself on “The Huge Bang Concept” and Reisman not too long ago cameoed on Apple TV+’s “For All Mankind.” The 2 long-time associates by no means needed to likelihood to fly collectively, in order that they wished to search out one other option to work with one another.
“Again once we had been within the Astronaut Workplace collectively, we had been frequently cracking one another up,” Reisman recalled in an interview with collectSPACE.com. “After we left NASA, we each did some stuff within the public area and for a very long time we saved saying that it could be nice if we did one thing collectively.”
The 2 (humorous) astronauts thought of tapping into their experiences on display screen and met with manufacturing corporations about beginning a actuality TV present, however finally selected creating the podcast.
“We stated why do not we simply do a podcast, as a result of even we might determine that out, proper?” stated Reisman.
“I wasn’t so certain about that,” Massimino interjected.
“, we’re not good with know-how,” stated Reisman, who, like Massimino, has a doctorate in mechanical engineering. “We needed to do the most effective we might.”
Because it turned out, “2 Humorous Astronauts” did want some tech to make it attainable. Though each hosts initially hailed from the tri-state space (as their New Jersey and Lengthy Island accents nonetheless attest), Reisman now works in Los Angeles, whereas Massimino is in New York Metropolis.
“We won’t be collectively in the identical room, which is unlucky for this, however by way of know-how — we’ve a very good producer — we’re in a position to tie in collectively,” stated Massimino. “The one difficulty is usually we’ve to get Garrett up slightly sooner than anticipated. Apart from that, it appears to have labored out fairly good up to now.”
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Every episode of “2 Humorous Astronauts” options Massimino and Reisman riffing off one another on the themes they like to debate, although the 2 attempt to keep near the subject of area exploration.
This isn’t your typical ” be an astronaut” NASA lecture, although.
“What we’re actually going to attempt to do is demystify what it’s prefer to be an astronaut,” Massimino instructed collectSPACE. “Numerous occasions the notion is we’re very stuffy and really by the ebook. We simply wish to present individuals what’s like to hang around with astronauts, how enjoyable it may be to be an astronaut and among the shenanigans which have occurred.”
The podcast will not’ be raunchy, stated Reisman, however it will not be G-rated both.
“We talked about this, about what we’re capturing for, and we agreed on PG-13. So we’d sometimes say a foul phrase, however nothing so dangerous I would be embarrassed speaking about it in entrance of my children,” stated Reisman.
“However that is the thought, to inform the story of being an astronaut in a relatable method, in a practical method and clearly a humorous method,” he stated.
After all, it is going to be as much as the listeners to evaluate if Massimino and Reisman are solely humorous for being astronauts, or throughout humorous guys.
“If it was a good suggestion, it was all my concept. If it is a dangerous concept, it was Garrett’s. So why do not we wait on that,” stated Massimino, with amusing.