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A fresh look at Mars One

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This week we bring on Bas Lansdorp, Co-Founder and CEO of Mars One to take a fresh look at what they are doing. Interested in more information? You can hit up for the gameplan or if you want to help out you can donate here:

In Space News we have:
Ariane V launches DirecTV-14 and GSAT-16
China lofts 3 military satellites to “study corp yields”
Atlas V launches NROL-35, a classified military satellite
Orbital to launch Cygnus atop Atlas V
Orion is back on land
NASA gets more money
Future use of RD-180 engines is now harder
Send your own items to the moon via
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Orion and Lunar Mission One

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This week we are joined by David Iron of Lunar Missions Ltd to talk about the crowd funded Lunar Mission One. You can get more information on that campaign here: or go straight to the Kickstarter here:

In Space News:
Orion EFT-1 launches and splashes down successfully
New Horizons coming online to explore Pluto
Hayabusa-2 launches for a comet return mission
GLONASS K launches atop a Soyuz
China launches a military satellite
SpaceX CRS-5 will be launching a rocket with fins and landing on a barge
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The story of the Philae Lander – 7.35

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In Space News:
The Story of Philae
DreamChaser to possibly land at regular airports
Orion rolls out to the Pad
Moffett Field to be renovated
SpaceShipTwo NTSB Update

Our main topic this week is: Science in the movies

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SpaceShipTwo One Week Later – 7.34

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One week after the SpaceShipTwo crash, we look at new data from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) and see where we’re at.

In Space News:
Dnepr launches Japenese payloads
Antares – turbopump is likely reason for failure
Philae set to land on November 12th
SpaceX to make Internet Satellites?
F9R-Dev2 to launch from SpacePort America in March?
Delta IV Heavy does a wet dress for Orion

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SpaceShipTwo and Antares – 7.33

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We are joined by Doug Messier of and photographer Ken Brown (AP Photo) who were in Mojave watching SpaceShipTwo’s flight. A day before the SpaceShipTwo accident Doug wrote an amazing article about why Scaled Composites and the SpaceShipTwo engine:

Emory Stagmer is the Flight Software Lead for NASA’s LCROSS program. He was at Wallops Island with the media when Antares had its in flight anomaly. He joins us to talk about what it was like to see that in person. Raw video from his camera can be seen here: and it gives a great overview of what it felt like to actually be there.
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