Season 5

A look back to 2012 and forward to 2013 – 5.20

In our last live show of 2012 we take a peek back at what what we predicted would happen and see how we did. Of course we can’t look backwards without looking forward, so we also take a mental journey in to 2013 and beyond. Have a comment? We love to hear from you, leave…

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Why is China stealing rocket information? 5.18

In this episode we ask why China appears to be stealing information from JAXA. With this revelation and their new space plane, what are their intensions with space flight? In Space News we look at the Sabre engine and how it may enable next generation space flight as well as Mach 5 air-flight. ESA and…

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Yes, Mars is important – 5.17

Felix Baumgartner made waves when he jumped from a very high altitude. He made even more waves when he explained why he felt that Mars exploration was a waste of tax dollars. We take a look at Mars and the cosmos and explain exactly why Felix isn’t seeing the whole picture. In our news we…

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The Space Shuttle’s Final Endeavour – 5.15

OV-105 or Space Shuttle Endeavour took one final mission, from the Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center. We take a quick peek at this amazing journey. In space news we have launch after launch after launch! A bunch of GPS satellites were delivered and of course SpaceX successfully sent the Dragon spaceship…

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Please, use ALL the numbers

In Space News we have the launch of an Atlas V carrying the Twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes. Falcon 9 performs a Wet Dress Rehearsal. ATK may no longer be making the Liberty rocket. Politics. Where do President Obama and Mitt Romney stand on space policy? Which will be better for space and where do…

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Who should be interested in the cosmos?

With a bunch of recent space news a lot of people have focused their attention on space and the cosmos. But is this extra attention good or bad for the industry? In addition to our main topic we also take a peek at the space news that has happened this last week as well as…

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Asteroid mining and landing on Mars

In this episode of Spacevidcast Live we take a peek at where you can watch the Mars Science Laboratory land LIVE! We have NewSpace 2012 coming up in less than a week along with SpaceUp after SpaceUp after SpaceUp! We had special guest Chris Lewicki from Planetary Resources helping to answer viewer questions about mining…

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Will China make it to the moon?

With the recent manned docking to their space station, China looks to be right on track for a lunar lander in the 2020’s. Can they pull it off? Will it just be flags and footprints again? Or do we have the beginnings of a new Lunar colony being developed? Join us for episode 5.10 recorded…

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What happens if we double NASA’s budget?

From water planets to Hollywood, our live show starts with a ton of great topics from around the universe! But what we really want to know is: what if we doubled NASA’s budget to $0.01 of every tax dollar? Would the NASA of today be able to do the same thing as the NASA of…

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Commercial Space Takes a Leap Forward

Not only did SpaceX successfully launch, berth and splashdown their spacecraft this week, but Sierra Nevada had a successful captive carry test of their mini space shuttle, Falcon Heavy got its first customer, Virgin Galactic got a license to fire its engine and Bigelow Aerospace made a huge announcement. A HUGE week for space. The…

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Is the Liberty Rocket now a contender?

ATK has announced that the solid fuel based Liberty Rocket is now a full launch system including all stages required to get to low Earth orbit as well as the spaceship needed to transport crew. Given their extremely political past can ATK work like a NewSpace company and truly help humans reach for the stars?…

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Mining Asteroids

We take a peek at the recent Planetary Resources announcements in the latest Spacevidcast Live show. Check below for a timeline of topics. Check out the Wiki page for specifics on each story as well as the stories we missed. http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/5.06 00:00 – Themed Open 02:44 – Reason.tv and the retirement of the shuttle 7:21…

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What does the future of space look like?

From Yuri’s Night to Space News and your comments, this episode of Spacevidcast Live is jam packed with the awesome. We ask you the question, “What do you envision the future of space to look like?” Leave your comments below or send us a video comment! The conversation continues! Spacevidcast epic subscribers can watch After…

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What if Apollo never happened?

Dave Masten of Masten Space Systems joins us for the 4th episode in our 5th season. We ask the question “What would the space industry look like if Apollo never happened”. Leave your video replies on what you think the world would look like below. Dave also takes some time and shows us future plans…

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Why should we invest in science and space? – 5.03

As space geeks we just assume everyone thinks investing in science and more specifically space is a great idea. But there are many who may disagree. In this live show we ask you, why should we invest in science and space? An ad-free version of this show and the After Dark edition of this show…

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Russia’s ambitious 18 year Space Plan – 5.02

Russia has leaked an extremely ambitious 18 year plan to go back to the moon, set up ground stations on Mars and explore our solar system. Do you think they have what it takes to make it happen? Is this the beginning on a new space race? Or is all of this just talk that…

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Does Space need the Government to survive? 5.01

In the first episode of our 5th season we ask you, the community, do we need Governments to keep space alive? Or is our future better served in the hands of private companies? Speaking of private companies, while the traditional space powerhouses are laying off more and more people, the new Mohave based companies are…

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