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Is Skyrora the next big NewSpace Company? | Interview

Skyrora is building a new small sat launcher that is environmentally conscious, possibly reusable and unlike anything else on the market. This week we’re joined by Skyrora Lead Engineer Robin Hague to talk about what they are building and when we can see it fly! Remember you can always help out the shows of TMRO…

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How millennials are impacting aerospace | Interview

Laura Seward Forczyk, author of the book, “Rise of the Space Age Millennials” joins us to talk about the new generation entering the workforce. Specifically the impact millennials are having in unexpected ways on the entire aerospace industry as well as some of the hurdles the generation is presented with. If you would like to…

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How Tetris could lead to Lunar Exploration | SPACE INTERVIEW

Jared talks to Henk Rogers, serial entrepreneur and founder of International Moon Base Alliance, on his vision for humanity and how we’ll live sustainably both on and off Earth. What’s the link to Tetris you ask? He is the one who secured the distribution rights to Tetris and is the founder of The Tetris Company!…

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How you can hack NASA | SPACE INTERVIEW

Ali Llewellyn (@adllewellyn), Strategist and Project Manager at NASA Johnson Space Center joins us to talk about the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, space outreach for non-traditional audiences and building community-driven collaboration and innovation. Her incredible passion for space and science outreach really shine through here and it’s certainly worth a watch all the way…

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India’s Vikram Lunar Lander may not be lost | SPACE NEWS

Jared Head brings us our Earthly and ISS departures along with a quick update on India’s Vikram lunar lander — Spoiler: not all hope is lost just yet! Jared also covers a relativity important contract and rounds out the show with Aeolus performing a course correction to avoid the SpaceX Starlink constellation. Lisa Stojanovski has…

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Virgin is getting close to Orbit | SPACE INTERVIEW

Virgin Orbit VP of Special Projects William Pomerantz joins us on station to talk about everything they are working on. Sounds like Virgin Orbit isn’t just near flying, but ready to come out of the gate strong with a series of vehicles already being built! In this hour long interview Jared and Will talk about…

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Interview | NASA’s Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid

We are joined by NASA’s Psyche mission lead Lindy Elkins-Tanton to talk about this upcoming mission to explore the metallic asteroid that may be the core of a protoplanet! We cover what this means for us here on Earth and why is it important as well as how they plan to accomplish the mission itself!…

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Space News | Starlink Launches, OmegA Anomaly and Plasma

We are back with a SLEW of launches this week! Trying a slightly modified launch format combining the best of Launch Minute with the flexibility of the current format. Needs a bit of love (especially the upcoming launches graphic) but hopefully you see the vision here. In Space News this week, Northrup Grumman has an…

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Space News | ISS Update and Pluto’s Secret Ocean

There’s a special contest happening this week, brought to us by NBC/Universal. For our US viewers, head out at night, snap a picture of the moon, tweet it with #KeepLookingUp and @TMRO to get entered to win one of a few different awesome prizes! https://twitter.com/tmro/status/1129813966991978496 This week in Space News we have: – An ISS…

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Open Source Space Suits – Orbit 12.18

Dr. Cameron Smith of Pacific Spaceflight joins us to talk about low cost, open source, custom built space suits. Why is this important? As we open the cosmos to more and more people, space suits will be one of the next things that enables our continued exploration.

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Open Education for working in Space – Orbit 12.17

Ever want to work for an aerospace company but think you don’t have what it takes? Think again! This week we’re joined by Cody James who is the founder of OpenX Education, a company making STEM education accessible and affordable. Cody James was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 in Manufacturing and Industry.…

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How we measure the magnetism of Mars and Jupiter – Orbit 12.15

NASA’s MAVEN Magnetometer Instrument Lead Dr. Jared Espley joins us to talk about MAVEN, Juno and how we measure the magnetism of planets in our local system. More information on MAVEN can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/maven/main/index.html And more information on Juno can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html

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How we see more of the Universe – Orbit 12.14

This week we bring on Dr. Jielai Zhang to talk about Dragonfly Telephoto Array, its unique capabilities, why it was needed and what they have found or hope to find out so far. We also cover the role of astronomy as a gateway field to STEM and the West African International Summer School for Young…

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How we will survive out in Space – Orbit 12.13

Engineer Brittany Zimmerman of Paragon Space Development Corporation joins us to talk about the different ways Space wants to kill you. We cover how Paragon is working on Life Support And Environmental Control Systems, including water purification to help keep us all alive on out journey to Mars. This one is an eye opener including…

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APL’s Interstellar Probe – Orbit 12.12

The always energetic and information powerhouse Dr. Kirby Runyon joins us to talk about New Horizons, Yuris Night and announces the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Interstellar Probe. It’s a really fun and exciting interview, and we had a bit of stuff we missed in After Dark so we left a bit of that…

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How Space Weather impacts your life – Orbit 12.07

This week we bring on Dr. Tamitha Skov to talk about Space Weather and it’s impact on your daily life. We also go over how she got started and her journey to becoming the Space Weather Woman. This episode has been edited to remove technical issues and re-organized for better flow.

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How to launch and land a model Falcon Heavy – Orbit 12.05

Joe Barnard of BPS.space joins us to talk about his work in making model rockets emulate larger, liquid fueled vehicles such as Falcon and Electron. He has created many amazing models and has been working on thrust vector control (TVC) steering of models as well as being able to stage and even land model rockets.…

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A possible goodbye to the Opportunity Rover – Orbit 12.04

While the Opportunity rover isn’t officially dead yet, at this point engineers seem to be struggling to get communications restored. It’s possible there could be a eureka moment, but for now Oppy remains silent. We chat about our favorite Opportunity Science, Moments and even enjoy the launch itself. This week we also chat about Stratolaunch…

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The student-run space program you’ve never heard of – Orbit 12.03

Martin Siedorf and Martin Zietz from KSat, the University of Stuttgart Small Sat Society to talk about how students are building rocket-repair robots, sending experimental pumps to the International Space Station, launching their own satellite in 2020 and more! Which of their projects excites you the most? Topics covered today: Fast radio bursts, is it…

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From Rocket Bikes to Starhopper – Orbit 12.02

Peter Beck joins us today to chat how Rocket Lab will ramp their launch cadence in 2019, and how it just may have all started with a rocket powered motorbike. We also take bets on when SpaceX’s next generation test rocket, the Starhopper, will fly. When do you think we’ll see it launch? Topics covered…

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2018 Cosmic Wrapup – Orbit 11.50

Mike, Cariann, Jared, Jade, Benjamin and the community of TMRO take a look back at our favorite cosmic events of 2018 and look froward to 2019. Launch Minute: Electron | ELaNa 19 Soyuz ST-A | CSO 1 GSLV Mk.2 | GSAT 7A Long March 11 | Hongyun-1 Space News: 2018 in review Looking forward to…

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