Season 6

The Plundering of NASA: An Exposé

Rick Boozer, author of “The Plundering of NASA: An Exposé” joins us to talk about who is really pulling the strings at NASA. For more information you can grab his book on Lulu or the Kindle Edition on Amazon. In Space News we take a peek at the Proton launch failure, the latest SpaceX grasshopper…

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Is Big Government our best chance to explore the cosmos?

The wiki article for this episode can be found here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/6.16 In this episode we answer a viewer comment: Will Big Government be our only hope to get off this rock? Historically, that seems likely, but how much as NewSpace change the equation? In Space News we look at the Planetary Resources Kickstarter, which you…

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Crowdfunding your next Space Program

Want to build some LEGO spacecraft? Check out http://rebrickable.com/designer/StephenPakbaz which is the story we missed. Planetary Resources introduced a $1,000,000 kickstarter project and raised over 1/2 the funds required in 2 days! Does this mean that crowd funded space programs will start cropping up more often? In Space News we look at recent launches, radiation…

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Does SciFi help SciFact?

In Space News we take a peek at the recent Vega and Delta IV launches, the SpaceX fairing test in slow-mo and an upcoming announcement from Planetary Resources. Main topic of the show looks at the role of Science Fiction on Science Fact. Does the loft ideas and sometimes bad science in SciFi help or…

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Is Mars One a scam, fantasy or brilliant idea?

Mars One is looking to send humans on a one way trip to Mars for a reality TV show. They are taking applications and your money today. How will they get there? Don’t know. How will they survive? Don’t know that either. Is this a scam, poorly thought out fantasy or our best hope to…

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The cool kids work in Mojave

In Season 6 Episode 12 of Spacevidcast Live we take a look at all the NewSpace companies located in Mojave and what they are up to! Doug Messier of ParabolicArc.com walks us through that exciting area. In Space News we have Orbital nominally launching their Antares rocket, SpaceX Grasshopper jumps 250m and lands smoothly and…

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3D Printing Rocket Engine Contest – 6.11

NOW AVAILABLE: The Spacevidcast inspiration poster series Darlene from DIYROCKETS joins us to talk about a contest to create a 3D printed rocket engine. Jefrey from the Yuri’s Night Executive Team is in-studio to chat about YN2013 and where the team would like to take the parties in the future. Obama wants NASA to capture…

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Eyes on the Solar System

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Doug Eliison joins us in-studio to talk about the amazing ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ application. Fans of Eyes will also get a sneak peek in to the future revision with a new gaming engine! In Space News we chat about SpaceX’s plans for reusability in 2013, Antares rolls out to…

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XCOR’s new Piston Rocket Engine – 6.09

In this live episode of Spacevidcast we talk with Andrew Nelson from XCOR Aerospace. Topic ranges from their newly tested piston rocket engine to the reusable Lynx suborbital spacecraft. In space news this week, and Atlas V launch, Antares gets a launch date, Saturn V F-1 engines recovered from the ocean floor, Soyuz makes a…

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The Mars Initiative – Spacevidcast Live 6.08

Want to help get footprints on Mars? Check out this live show where we interview Steve Bassett of The Mars Initiative. In Space News we talk about SpaceUp San Diego, Yuri’s Night 2013, the US has restarted production of Plutonium-238 and a Canadian takes command of the most the International Space Station. For more of…

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How you can help mine asteroids – 6.07

In Space News we have SpaceX’s CRS-2 Mission to the International Space Station, Golden Spike Company video content, Curiosity Rover is back on Track and Soyuz will be trying a new short approach to the space station. Isaac Stott of Stott Space joins us for a live Skype interview. We talk about who Stott Space…

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Spacevidcast Live with the Google Lunar X-PRIZE – 6.06

Guests Leo Camacho and Nathan Wong join us to talk about the Google Lunar X-PRIZE, where the teams all stand and what the prize could mean for the future of lunar flight! The full notes for this episode can be found on our wiki page here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/6.06 And don’t forget that the conversation continues in…

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Meteor Attack! 6.05

In the latest Spacevidcat Live show we take a peek at the recent Meteor that exploded over Russia as well as Asteroid DA14. Over 900 injured in Meteorite hit $195 billion in metal and fuel will just fly past the earth LDCM launched Progress 50P launches J-2X new round of tests for SLS Orion Parachute…

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Kickstarting a Space Program – 6.03

Space News: 1:27 – TDRS K launch successful 3:23 – Japanese HII-A launches IGS satellite 4:53 – South Korean satellite makes contact with the ground 6:44 – SeaLaunch Launch Failure 9:03 – 3D Printing a Lunar Base Main Topic 13:38 – Kickstarting a Space Program 24:26 – Viewer Comments Want more? Check out Spacevidcast Epic…

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The upcoming Asteroid Mining Industry – 6.02

We start this episode with Space News! NSS Kickstarter Campaign Dextre faux satellite repair Russia’s Lunar Plans Orion cracked In our main topic we take a look at the yet-to-be-realized space mining industry. Two companies are now looking to the stars for mining materials, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources Finally we check out your…

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Can advertising dollars drive NewSpace? 6.01

Welcome to our first show of 2013! One of our goals is to double our active user base, and to help get us started the After Dark version of this episode is being made available for free here: Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so you can get all the latest live and on-demand…

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The Golden Spike Company – 5.19

In Spacevidcast Live episode 5.19 we take a look at the announced ‘Golden Spike Company’, what it is and what it could mean for the private space sector. In Space News: Department of Defense is looking beyond ULA for its space launch needs Curiosity Rover Twin announced Atlas V cleared to launch X37B Spy Shuttle…

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