Blast off into the Podisphere with TGP NOMINAL, Your monthly look at all things Science Fact & Science Fiction.
TGP NOMINAL is brought to you by the creative force behind the European Podcast Award nominated, The Garbage POD (TGP) podcast.
We launched Episode 1.1 of TGP NOMINAL to coincide with World Space Week 2014 and it proved to be a success with the visitors to the World Space Week website.
We chose 'TGP NOMINAL' as the name of the podcast, because NOMINAL is a positive term used during rocket launches. Originally we wanted to call it “TGP Throttle Up” but we thought that it might be a bad omen and may also conjure up bad memories for some in the space community.
What can you expect from TGP NOMINAL?
Well, we have two Podcasts. Our main show covers Space, Science, and Technology news along side news from the world of Sci-Fi, Comic-Cons and Gaming. Whether it be on the big screen, small screen or in print, we will cover it.
At TGP NOMINAL we like to endorse S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Education, so we have been working along side a charity based astronomy group called 'UK Astronomy' who their founder 'Ross Hockham' has become our resident astronomer. So, on the first weekend of every month, we launch TGP NOMINAL Xtra into the Podisphere, where Ross comes on board to bring you his unique guide to the skies, for the month ahead.
We also use TGP NOMINAL Xtra to bring you exciting content that won't keep until the next episode (for example interviews with TV Show Creators or Event Organisers, prior to the event or broadcast taking place).
We are building a network of contributors who will be representing TGP NOMINAL at places of interest and social events, so we can bring you content from them.
Since October 2016, we have been collaborating with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to bring our listeners amazing interviews with key personnel involved with their missions, and In 2020, The European Space Agency (ESA) will be coming on board also.
From our Launch Pad, we will keep you informed of when rocket launches take place and put up links to the relevant space agencies or corporations behind the launches. If there are live streams for the launches, we will advise you of the best web sites to view them from via our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
We also have our Launch Pad Xtra section, which covers all manner of different topics, from unbelievable advances in Spaceflight Technology to once in a blue moon Celestial Phenomena.
You can even watch NASA TV and Listen to NASA's Third Rock Radio from our Mission Control.