The killer app for Space

Main topic this week: What is the “Killer App” for space? In Space News we have: Chuangxin 1-04 and Ling Qiao satellites launched via Long March 2D Yaogan-21 Launch via Long March 4B Asiasat 6 Launch via SpaceX Measat and Optus launch via ArianeV Virgin Galactic moves to 2015 XCor selling tickets to wealthy Chinese […]


Community Chat: Expedite New Space

In our second community chat we ask the question, “How can we expedite the new space gold rush?” Segment starts at 16:09 In Space News: 2:27 – NASA completes key review of SLS 4:58 – Sea Launch cuts back staff 6:30 – International Launch Services (ILS) cuts back staff 7:28 – Kodiak Launch Complex has […]


Firefly Space

We bring on guest PJ King the COO of Firefly Space Systems to talk about their Flirefly Alpha and Firefly Beta rockets. Interview starts at 12:43


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]