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Crowdfunding your next space project

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This week we talk to SpaceUP Foundation CEO Chris Radcliff and COO Jesse Clark about their new Kickstarter campaign to fund 5 SpaceUP unconferences. We also chat about what it will take for YOU to start your own Kickstarter campaign for that nifty space idea you have but need funds to make in to a reality. You can view the “How to ruin a Kickstarter” blog post we talked about here:

In Space News:
Proton Launch and Issues
SpaceX gets certified to launch NASA science missions
Brightman steps down from station flight
Russia delays ISS crew rotation flights
US House bill cuts more commercial crew funding
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Lisa Stojanovski

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This week we interview Lisa Stojanovski, one of our Space Pod correspondents in our ‘get to know your correspondents of TMRO’ series.

In Space News we have:
SpaceX Pad Abort
Long Duration CE20 Engine Test
MESSENGER ends its mission
Progress re-enters the atmosphere
Commercial Space Flight Learning Period
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Sea Dragon

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VAXHeadroom (Emory Stagmer) joins us in-studio to talk about the old Saturn V competitor: Sea Dragon. Capable of lofting 1 million LBS to Low Earth Orbit, this 1/2 submarine 1/2 rocket system would dwarf anything humans have ever built to date. What is it and how did it work? Check out this live episode of TMRO to get an idea!
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Allergies, synthetic muscle and Robonaut on the International Space Station

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Last week on the International Space Station, astronauts swabbed their noses in search of allergy-causing microorganisms and played with synthetic muscle that could make robots perform more like humans. Lisa Stojanovski also talks about her favourite International Space Station crew member – Robonaut-2.
Spacevidcast Robonaut-2 Coverage
Myco Experiment
Synthetic Muscle
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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

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We are joined live by SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) chair Hannah Kerner. SEDS is a great way for high school and college students to get excited and engaged in space.

In Space News:
CosmoQuest Hangout at o
New Horizons snaps color photo of Pluto
Hubble turns 25
Aerojet Rocketdyne selected by NASA for a really big Ion drive
NASA Selects Planetary Resources for Cube Sats
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