Posts by Michael Clark

Final Launch Countdown of 2016 – SpacePod 12/24/16

This week, Space Mike’s final SpacePod of 2016 focuses on the remaining launches taking place before year end, and some predictions about next year. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward levels.…

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GLXP 2016 Updates – SpacePod 12/7/16

This week, Space Mike talks about the Google Lunar X Prize and the teams that are securing a verified launch contract in order to stay in the race past the end of this year. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve.…

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NASA Seeking Orion Capsule Alternatives – SpacePod 11/16/16

This week, Space Mike talks about a quiet Request for Information NASA released, seeking alternative proposals to manufacture or replace the Orion capsule, for less money than the current contractor, Lockheed Martin. NASA’s Request for Information: https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=d02baa8ff75c5f731b2799c85836a663 Government Accountability Office recent Orion report: http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678704.pdf TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this…

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Elon Reveals New ITS & Falcon 9 Info – SpacePod 11/08/16

This week, Space Mike discusses new information regarding the Falcon 9 explosion on Sept. 1st and Interplanetary Transport System information from a recent AMA. Anomaly Updates: http://www.spacex.com/news/2016/09/01/anomaly-updates Elon Musk Ask Me Anything: https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/590wi9/i_am_elon_musk_ask_me_anything_about_becoming_a/ TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head…

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Shenzhou 11 and Tiangong 2 – SpacePod 10/19/16

This week, Space Mike covers the launch of Shenzhou 11 and the successful docking with Tiangong 2, beginning a 33 day Chinese human spaceflight mission. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward…

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5th New Shepard Flight Announced – SpacePod 09/14/16

This week, Space Mike covers the announcement for the next flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, and an ambitious test they will perform during the flight. Get email updates from Jeff Bezos yourself: https://www.blueorigin.com/interested TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to…

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Pad Anomaly Updates and Upcoming Launches – SpacePod 09/07/16

Less than a week after the loss of the Amos-6 satellite, we still don’t know why the Falcon 9 exploded, but we know what some of the outcome is for the satellite owner, Israel’s Spacecom. Also there are lots of exciting rocket launches coming up very soon. Link to Spacecom Q&A: http://spacenews.com/qa-spacecom-ceo-it-took-a-minute-to-realize-the-guys-under-the-smoke-are-us/ TMRO Space Pods…

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Ask Us Anything – SuperPod 08/31/16

In this special superpod we’re answering your space questions that were submitted using the hashtag #AMAsuperpod, posted to our subreddit r/TMRO or sent to us via spacepods@tmro.tv thank you to everyone who submitted questions, Enjoy! TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to…

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SNC is Still Chasing the Dream – SpacePod 08/17/16

Sierra Nevada Space Systems is still making progress on their DreamChaser spaceplane, and more opportunities for the company are appearing. The point is, this vehicle will fly in space. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for…

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Secret Spacecraft and Reusable Rockets – Space Pod 08/03/16

This week, Space Mike reviews the launch of NROL-61 and theorizes what it might be, plus a crucial test that will help SpaceX launch their used rockets again. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information,…

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A Celebration of Spaceflight – SpacePod 07/20/16

This week, on the anniversary of the 1st moon landing, Space Mike reflects on recent events and humanity’s progress in space. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to…

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Qualified for Launch – Space Pod 07/06/16

This week, Space Mike is covering the 2nd Qualification test for the Space Launch System’s Solid Rocket Boosters, as well as the next crew bound for the International Space Station. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod…

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Is the RD-180 Debate Finally Over? – Space Pod 06/15/16

This week, Space Mike discusses the compromise regarding the Russian made RD-180 engines used on the Atlas V rocket for U.S. National Security Payloads, as well as the final mission phase for a Cygnus spacecraft in orbit right now. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help…

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The Fate of Four Landed Falcon9’s – Space Pod 6/1/16

This week, SpaceMike asks, now that SpaceX has four landed Falcon 9 first stages, what are they going to do with them? TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget…

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India’s Space Shuttle – Space Pod 5/18/16

India has been working for several years to have a reusable space shuttle to deliver satellites and eventually people to space. They will be launching their prototype this month. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for…

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Swiss Space Systems – Space Pod 5/4/16

This week, Space Mike examines Swiss Space Systems and their various plans to achieve affordable access to space for everyone. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check…

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Cislunar-1000 and Bigelow Aerospace – Space Pod 04/20/16

In this Space Pod we discuss Bigelow Aerospace and their new partnership with ULA, and what it means for an ambitious plan to create a self sustaining space economy. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for…

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To Mars, From Russia, with Love – Space Pod 03/17/16

In this episode, Space Mike reviews some recent Russian rocket launches that delivered their payloads successfully, including a Mars Probe. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/spacepod for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check…

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Accelerating American Rocket Independence – Space Pod 3/9/16

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NASA’s Next Cargo Transports Announced – Space Pod 01/19/16

In the first Space Pod of 2016 Space Mike examines the three companies recently awarded NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 Contract which will deliver cargo to the International Space Station from 2019 – 2024. TMRO Space Pods are crowd funded shows. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve.…

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