Extended Interview: Hope Solo

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This is an extended audio interview from The Science of Sports, with Hope Solo on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Hope Solo, Olympic gold medalist/U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper, about the science of sports. You’ll hear how Hope deals with being confident and how she credits her parents for allowing her to have a normal childhood while still staying competitive. Hope not only shares her biggest weakness and her mental process during a penalty shootout, but she even tells Neil about her early failure as a rocket scientist, and the connection her hometown has with the atom bomb and the Manhattan Project, Mark McClusky.

Please note that this is the raw interview, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. Enjoy!

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