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How Masten Space will get us to the Moon and Mars

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This week we bring on Dave Masten, CTO of Masten Space Systems. Dave chats about the different vehicles Masten has created, what their purpose is and how each is a stepping stone to getting humans and payloads to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

In Space News we have:
* H-2B Launch with HTV
* Ariane V Launch with TV Satellites
* RS-25 Test Firing
* Water tanks removed from space shuttle for new use
* Astronauts eat Space Lettuce

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Escape Dynamics Ground Based Space Propulsion

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In this episode of TMRO we have the CEO/CTO of Escape Dynamics Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, Ph.D. to talk about ground based propulsion. Think chemical rockets are the only way to get to space? Think again!

In Space News we have:
* Wideband Global SATCOM launch via Delta IV
* Launch of Expedition 44 crew via Soyuz Rocket
* Falcon 9 Flight Failure – Support Strut
* Space Selfie and Moon Transit
* NTSB findings of SpaceShipTwo
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The missing links in human exploration

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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?

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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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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?

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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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