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The Electron Rocket

We are joined live by Rocket Labs USA Founder and CEO Peter Beck to talk about their Electron Rocket and what Rocket Labs is doing over in New Zealand. In Space News we have: Rosetta reaches 67P, AsiaSat 8 Launches on a Falcon 9, SpaceX sets Brownsville as its new commercial launch site, ULA will […]

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Where should we colonize first?

In Space News we have: The impossible EmDrive, Delta IV launch, Ariane 5 Launch, Altas V launch, Rosetta is getting closer and an amazing Google Lunar XPRIZE Planetarium show. Our main topic this week: Where should we colonize first? We try something a bit different and bring on a few community members and ask the […]

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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 […]

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#apollo45

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]