space travel

Lion Antiques Storeowner David Godiska stands by the sign he hopes will inspire Penn State students to think about space exploration.
Katie DeFiore / WPSU

A sign in a downtown State College store window reads, “50 years ago we drove cars on the moon — What happened!”

David Godiska is the owner of Lion Antiques on Atherton Street. He is so passionate about space exploration, he actually owns the original flying saucer from the film “Mars Attacks.” He said he hung up the sign in his store window because he strongly believes NASA has become obsolete.

photo: NASA

NASA recently selected 12 new astronaut candidates from among more than 18,000 applicants. WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with one of those talented twelve: Zena Cardman, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Penn State. She will begin her astronaut training in August.