Category Archives: Season 7

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 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:

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: and it gives a great overview of what it felt like to actually be there.
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NASA Commercial Crew Announcements

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In this episode we bring on Space Mike from Epic Future Space ( to talk SpaceX and the CCtCap (Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities) award from NASA.

In Space news we have:
Blue Origin and ULA team up
Global crowd funding spaceflight project
Atlas V launch of CLIO
SpaceX to break ground in Brownsville on Monday
ESA reveals Philae landing site
Golfer wins a trip to space for hole in one!
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The killer app for Space

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Main topic this week: What is the “Killer App” for space?

In Space News we have:
Chuangxin 1-04 and Ling Qiao satellites launched via Long March 2D
Yaogan-21 Launch via Long March 4B
Asiasat 6 Launch via SpaceX
Measat and Optus launch via ArianeV
Virgin Galactic moves to 2015
XCor selling tickets to wealthy Chinese
Big solar storm – Should have limited impact
Zero G engines repossessed
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Community Chat: Expedite New Space

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In our second community chat we ask the question, “How can we expedite the new space gold rush?” Segment starts at 16:09

In Space News:
2:27 – NASA completes key review of SLS
4:58 – Sea Launch cuts back staff
6:30 – International Launch Services (ILS) cuts back staff
7:28 – Kodiak Launch Complex has a test rocket explode
8:57 – Dragon V2 will rely on parachutes
13:26 – Plans to overhaul the Mojave Space Port
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Firefly Space

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We bring on guest PJ King the COO of Firefly Space Systems to talk about their Flirefly Alpha and Firefly Beta rockets. Interview starts at 12:43

Space News:
1:40 – F9R-Dev1 Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
5:38 – ULA gets their RD-180 Engines
7:30 – Launch of LongMarch 4B with Gaofen-2 and BRITE-PL-2
9:20 – Galileo launch via Soyuz
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