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Riding with Robots

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We are joined by Bill Dunford of Riding with Robots to talk about robotic exploration of the cosmos. Here are a few links from the show:

In Space News we have:
SpaceX releases the ASDS landing video
Atlas V launch with MUOS 3
Moon Express signs agreement for SLC-36
SpaceX and Google confirm $1bn round
Orbital signs a new contract for Antares engines
Beagle 2 found on Mars
SpaceX and Air Force come to an agreement
Redesign likely needed for Orion self-righting system
New Horizons begins Pluto observations

We also bring on Paul Hildebrandt, Director and Producer of Fight For Space. If you would like more information on that Kickstarter campaign, head over here:

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Scott Manley and Kerbal Space

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This week we are joined by Scott Manley best known for his Kerbal Space Program videos on YouTube –

In Space news we have:
CRS-5 launches and hard lands
The GAO sides with NASA
Astra 2G launches atop Proton rocket
Angara 5 launches on maiden test flight
Resurs P2 launches atop Soyuz
Fengyun-2G launches atop Long Mars 3A
CNES to look at reusable rocket stages
RS-25 (SSME) test firing at Stennis for SLS

Ariane 6 and Falcon GTO numbers — A correction. In the last episode of 2014 we mistakenly compared Ariane 6 GTO numbers to Falcon 9 LEO numbers. The correct comparison is: Ariane 6 A62 Payload to GTO: 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs) Ariane 6 A64 Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg (21,100 lbs) Falcon 9 1.1 Payload to GTO: 4,850 kg (10,690 lbs)

Explore Tomorrow

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In 1969 we made our first steps on an alien surface: the Moon. It united the planet. It was humanity at its finest. We have not been back since 1972. Today many people think we have lost that spirit. They believe the Moon was a one time shot.

We know that humanity will continue our journey. The Moon was just our first step.

We are the explorers and the scientists. We are the artists and futurists. We are the people who see humanity out among the stars. We are the community of TMRO and we hope you’ll explore with us.

A look back at 2014

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In our lat show of 2014 we take a look back at what happened in space this year and get excited about what 2015 will bring.

In Space News:
Proton launch of Yamal 401
GSLV Mark III Demo Launch with CARE
Soy launch of O3b satellites
Strela launches Kondor-E satellite
Airiane 6 approved
Orion is back at KSC

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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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