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The missing links in human exploration

By | Season 8, TMRO Live | 2 Comments

In this live epicsode we ask, what are the missing links needed for human exploration of the cosmos?

In Space News we have:
* New Horizons makes it to Pluto
* Atlas V Launch with GPS Satellites
* Ariane V launches weather satellite
* XCOR to increase Lynx ticket prices
* Planerary resources Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) deployed
* Elon Musk to discuss Rocket on Monday
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Moon first or Mars first?

By | Season 8, TMRO Live | 4 Comments

In this live episode we ask you, should humanity start cosmic colonization with the Moon first or go straight to Mars first? Would love your thoughts below!

In Space News:
* PSLV Launches
* New Horizons less than 1 week away
* Rocket Labs to complete launch site construction this year
* Philae communicated with Rosetta again for 12 minutes
* Xaero performs a night test
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SpaceVR

By | Season 8, TMRO Live | One Comment

This week we bring on Ryan Holmes, Co-founder, CEO, Chief Designer and Issac Desouza, Co founder, CTO of SpaceVR to talk about their ambitions to put a VR camera on the International Space Station.

In Space News we have:
* CRS-7 Mishap
* China sends up Gaofen 8 satellite
* Russia launches cargo ship to ISS
* Dragon In-Flight Abort Test Delayed
* New Horizons less than 2 weeks away from Pluto fly-by
* Ellington Airport Becomes 10th FAA Licensed Spaceport
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Can commercial space expand the frontier?

By | Season 8, TMRO Live | One Comment

Is Neil deGrasse Tyson correct in assessing that private space can’t open the space frontier? Only Governments can open new frontiers? In this epicsode we debate the merits of this idea.

In Space News:
* New Horizons has color animations of Pluto
* Philae has woken up
* SpaceX to upgrade sea recovery platforms
* Space Florida taking control of shuttle landing facility
* Urthecast releases color, HD video from space
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What should we do with the Space Launch System?

By | Season 8, TMRO Live | 2 Comments

This week Space Mike and Galactic Emperor Benjamin debate the merits of NASA’s Space Launch System and if it should be continued.

In Space News we have:
* Atlas V Launch of X-37B Space Plane
* LightSail having some issues
* CRS-6 Dragon Returns to Earth
* Ariane 5 launches communication satellites
* Soyuz launches military satellites
* SpaceX now cleared for US military payloads
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