Orbital Path 5: Michelle and Her Mom

In this special Mother’s Day episode, Michelle talks with her mom about what it was like raising a space-obsessed daughter in Wisconsin and watching her grow into a scientist. Her mom's advice for parents of budding scientists? "Get the hell out of the way!"


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Raising a scientist: Michelle Thaller with her family

Michelle (left), her mom and sister.

Michelle Thaller and family

Big hair ’80s. Michelle’s sister, Michelle and her mom.

Michelle Thaller and family

Michelle’s sister, Michelle, and her mom today.


Orbital Path is produced by PRX and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Don't miss PRX's other science podcasts: Transistor and Outside Magazine.

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