Dave Masten and DARPA

We are joined in-studio by Dave Masten, CTO of Masten Space Systems. Dave talks about his new DARPA XS-1 contract, a bit about Masten Space and where humans should be looking to go in the cosmos. In Space News: Falcon 9 Orbcomm Stage 1 splashdown Progress launches via Soyuz Foton M4 not responding to commands […]



Our main topic today is Apollo 45 years later and why we don’t want a repeat of the past. Our next humans on the Moon or Mars should be there to stay, not just flags and footprints! In Space News we have: Orbital Sciences Antares Cygnes Launch, SpaceX Falcon 9 Orbcomm launch, Russia launches a […]


The Propulsion of Tomorrow

We are joined by Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz the CEO and founder of As Astra Rocket Company to talk about VASIMR – Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket. This is a next generation electric space propulsion technology that is already working on the ground. Next steps are to test in space. In Space News: Soyuz launches […]


What will Martian habitats look like?

SpaceUp Founder, SD Space Co-Founder, GeekDad contributor and Future Martian Chris Radcliff joins us to talk about future Martian habitats and what they will look like. Will we have domes? Underground habs? What will our future on Mars look like? Question from /r/spacex In Space News: PSLV, Delta II and Rockot launches XCOR acquires Space […]


Promoting the cosmos to family and friends

In Space News we talk about the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), Dnepr launch, Soyuz looking to go around the moon, Angara maiden launch called off, ISS gets an X-Ray machine, Orion passes parachute test (again), SLS mini test firing Planetary Society to make a major announcement and you can travel to “space” for $75,000 […]


When do we get to finally go to Mars?

In Space News: Boeing unveils the CST-100 Orion’s heat shield is installed for EFT-1 Test Falcon 9 Flight 10 with Orbcomm Satellites has been delayed Bulgaria becomes a member of ESA Venus Express starting an aerobrake Google buys Skybox imaging Main topic: When will we actually be able to send humans to Mars? What technologies […]


spaceship SpaceShip SPACESHIP

In space news we have a Sea Launch, Soyuz crew launch to ISS, NASA’s InSight, no more buying crew seats from Russia, Antares delayed by a week, XCOR gets more funding and LDSD to test in June. Main topic for this show is the Dragon Mark II reveal from SpaceX. TMRO is a community funded […]


The Situation

We push through a series of 4 launches from the last 2 weeks to get to our main topic. Jeff Foust, editor, The Space Review joins us to talk about the situation between the US, Russia, ULA and SpaceX. What happened, why does it matter and what does all of this mean for the future […]


The Martian Settlers Experience

In Space News: Soyuz launches a spy satellite, no more Russian engine injunction, US House sub-committee wants the military to bring engine development to the US, SpaceX tests F9R-Dev1 up to 1000 meters, OPALS removed from Dragon, KickSat has run in to trouble and the ISS has lost some power. HDEV Viewing Link: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/hdev/ Our […]


Changing at the speed of the comsos

In Space News we have Vega launch, Proton Launch, Orbital ATK merger, Russian Engine Injunction, SpaceX Stage 1 Recovery video, Dragon Mk II unveiling, High Definition Earth Viewing available live on Ustream, Russia building a super heavy lift rocket for the moon and the Boeing CST-100 Interior. Main topic: We take a look back and […]