Philae Lander

Recorded Live on November 15th, 2014

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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 ParabolicArc.com 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: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/10/30/apollo-ansari-hobbling-effects-giant-leaps/

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx0ztC9JJn4&feature=youtu.be and it gives a great overview of what it felt like to actually be there.
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