Podcast Episode 62 – Ronak Dave

SUMMARY

This Is Purdue, the official podcast for Purdue University, highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leap.

Hosted by Purdue University alum, Brian Lamb School of Communication graduate, and Indiana native Kate Young, This is Purdue aims to examine all of the incredible accomplishments of Boilermakers and their contributions to the world.

Below, you’ll find helpful information, stories, and social media content regarding this episode of This Is Purdue.

STRATEGY

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Ronak Dave, a Purdue aeronautics and astronautics alum recently selected as a NASA flight director. Ronak will lead missions to the International Space Station and prepare for lunar missions for NASA’s Artemis program.

Why is this a particularly special giant leap? There have only been 108 NASA flight directors since Christopher C. Kraft Jr., the namesake of the Mission Control Center, became the agency’s first flight director in 1958.

Listen as Ronak discusses why Purdue’s close ties to NASA drew this New Jersey native to West Lafayette.  He also dives into his persistent pursuit to achieve his dreams of becoming a flight director and shares what he thinks about the future of space exploration.

This Boilermaker is at the forefront of everything humans do in space. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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Link to the podcast: https://stories.purdue.edu/podcast/ronak-dave-nasa

General Podcast Page –  https://stories.purdue.edu/podcast/

Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-purdue/id1496040232

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1npQBIaTzFnCvDlzeiNV7j?si=h0K1NkdwTMeu-MlzckGaHw

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SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

LinkedIn + Facebook

  1. Our latest #ThisIsPurdue podcast features@PurdueAeroAstro alum Ronak Dave, one of @NASA’s newest flight directors. Why is this a particularly special #GiantLeap? There have only been 108 flight directors at the agency since 1958! Ronak will lead missions to the space station and prepare for lunar missions for NASA’s #Artemis program. He’s at the forefront of everything humans do in space. You don’t want to miss this episode! @PurdueEngineers <link>
  2. “The whole ethos of #Boilermakers is built on hard work.” @NASA flight director Ronak Dave shares his #Purdue journey from his @PurdueAeroAstro classes to cheering on the @BoilerBall team with @ThePaintCrew! Hear more on #ThisIsPurdue. 🎧  <link>
  3. When Ronak Dave got the call that he was selected as a @NASA flight director, his next giant leap came to life! Listen to #ThisIsPurdue as Ronak shares:

🚀 How he was inspired to work in the space industry after reading NASA’s first flight director, Christopher C. Kraft’s book, “Flight: My Life in Mission Control.”

🚀 Why #Purdue’s close ties to #NASA drew this New Jersey native to West Lafayette.

🚀 His persistent pursuit to achieve his dreams of becoming a flight director.

🚀  What he thinks about the future of space exploration. 

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Twitter + Instagram

  1. We’re talking to @PurdueAeroAstro alum and one of @NASA’s newest flight directors,  Ronak Dave, on our latest #ThisIsPurdue episode. Ronak will lead missions and prepare for lunar missions for NASA’s #Artemis program. He’s at the forefront of everything humans do in space. <link>
  2. When Ronak Dave got the call that he was selected as a @NASA flight director, his next giant leap came to life! 🚀 Listen to #ThisIsPurdue as Ronak shares his @PurdueEngineers journey and persistent pursuit to achieve his dreams of becoming a flight director. <link>
  3. “The whole ethos of #Boilermakers is built on hard work.” @NASA flight director Ronak Dave shares his #Purdue journey from his @PurdueAeroAstro classes to cheering on the @BoilerBall team with @ThePaintCrew! Hear more on #ThisIsPurdue. 🎧 <link>

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