Orbit 11

The different personalities of the JPL rovers – Orbit 11.24

JPL Science System Engineer Kim Steadman joins us to talk about some past, present and future missions that JPL has sent to Mars and beyond. We touch on Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, the upcoming Mars 2020 and the different personalities each rover has. We sprinkle a little Juno and Cassini in there for good measure as…

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Humanity amongst the stars with Isaac Arthur – Orbit 11.12

Futurist Isaac Arthur joins the cast of TMRO to talk about humanities future amongst the stars as well as living in a simulation, faster than light communication and galactic intelligence. Launches: Falcon 9 Launches SES-12 Long March 3A Launches Fengyun -2H Soyuz Launches new Space Station Crew Space News: Curiosity Confirms Complex Organics on Mars…

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Orion Span’s Aurora Commercial Space Station

Orion Span’s CEO Frank Bunger joins us to talk about their upcoming commercial space station: Aurora. Frank also dives in to his larger vision of the future: humans living and working in the cosmos. Launches: Long March 2D Launches Gaofen-6 Space News: Curiosity Resumes Drilling Remembering Alan Bean and Don Peterson Jets seen by Rosetta…

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Riverside Telescope Makers Conference – Orbit 11.21

We have Space Mike at the @ISDC 2018 Expo and Jared at the @RTMCAstroExpo 2018 Astronomy Expo! Jared sits down with Martin Carey and Travis Holmes to talk about citizen astronomy. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Queqiao Lunar Relay Antares launches Cygnus OA-9 mission to ISS Falcon 9 Launches Iridium-6 and GRACE-FO Space News: Grande-sized…

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Moonshot Space – Orbit 11.20

Troy McCann of Moonshot Space joins us this week to talk about the non-profit Moonshot Foundation, MoonshotX Accelerator and Gemini Ideator. You can follow Moonshot Space on their website at https://www.moonshotspace.co/ or via Twitter at @moonshotspaceco Launches: China OneSpace launches first private rocket Space News: First Light for TESS Wall-E’s first picture A Carbon-Rich Asteroid…

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Relativity: How to print a rocket on Earth and Mars – Orbit 11.19

Tim Ellis, CEO of Relativity, joins us to talk about his orbital launch company that is using automation and 3D printing to revolutionise how rockets are built. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Gaofen-5 SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite-1 on Maiden Block 5 News: GEDI to Launch Late 2018 Robonaut 2 has returned to Earth for repairs…

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From Public to Private Space – Orbit 11.18

We have a popup round table this week where we ask, what current Government space programs are well suited to move to the commercial market? And is commercializing space even a good thing? Make sure to leave your own personal comments and thoughts below, remembering to follow our very basic rules: treat others as you…

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Women working in STEM – Orbit 11.17

Holly Griffith, NASA Orion Vehicle Systems Engineer joins us this week to talk women working at NASA and in STEM. Launches: Sentinal-3B launches on Russian Rockot Chinese Long March 11 launches Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites News: Uranus smells like farts Bridenstine sworn in as NASA Administrator Gaia

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Making Space Accessable via Space Nation – Orbit 11.16

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, co-founder of Space Nation joins us to talk Astronaut Training and making space accessible to mere mortals. Launches: Atlas V launches AFSPC 11 Falcon 9 launches TESS Proton launches Blagovest No. 12L News: Meteorite Diamonds! New Orbital ATK Rocket DARKNESS will hunt for planets

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Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age – Orbit 11.15

Author Rod Pyle joins us to talk about many topics including the Space 2.0 Revolution, International Space Development Conference and how to build a Death Star. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Yaogan-31 Trio PSLV-XL Launches IRNSS-1I News: Orion Span Announces Plan for Space Hotel Elon Musk Posts Picture of BFR layup tool New Lunar Tour…

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Neumann Space – Orbit 11.14

Paddy Neumamm, Chief Scientist and Founder of Neumann Space joins us to talk about their solar-electric ion drive. The Neumann Drive can run on a variety of solid metallic fuels. This means that the Neumann Drive can run on nearly any metal likely to be found in asteroids, as well as on sintered-down space junk.…

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Why we need to humanize space exploration – Orbit 11.11

This week Lisa chats to Dr Niamh Shaw about her new theatre show ‘Diary of a Martian Beekeeper’ and why we need to include the humanities in space exploration. Launches: Long March 2 Launches LKW-4 News: Microbe That Could Survive On Enceladus Lightfoot to retire as Bridenstine nomination stalled S-2 Is Single and Ready to…

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Searching for Skylab updates – Orbit 11.10

This week Jared gets an update from Dwight Steven-Boniecki about the upcoming documentary “Searching for Skylab”, including some exclusive sneak peaks from the film! Launches: SpaceX Launches Hispasat 30W-6 Soyuz Launches O3b Satellites News: Interstellar donuts World’s First Air Breathing Electric Thruster Tested Schrödinger in Space

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Introducing LAUNCHER – Orbit 11.09

Max Haot of LAUNCHER joins us to talk about their new rocket company LAUNCHER. We talk about their current tests, 3D printing rocket engines and plans for the future. Launches: H-2A Rocket launches Japanese Reconnaissance Satellite Atlas V Launches GOES-S Weather Satellite News: Dark matter in the cosmic dawn ISS Crew Return to Earth Proxima…

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Exploring Pluto with New Horizons – Orbit 11.08

We have special guest Dr. Alan Stern joining us this week to talk about the New Horizons spacecraft, Pluto and exploration. If you’re interested in Alan’s new book coming out, “Chasing New Horizons” you can pre-order it on Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-New-Horizons-Inside-Mission/dp/1250098963

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Reactions to Falcon Heavy – Orbit 11.06

We have a pretty large round table here to discuss the Falcon Heavy launch! Joining the normal TMRO crew we have Emory Stagmer and Sara Fisher who were both at the launch itself to give insights as to what it was like to watch in-person.

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First to the Moon Kickstarter – Orbit 11.03

We welcome back Paul Hildebrandt the director of an upcoming Apollo 8 Documentary, “First to the Moon”. Paul needs to raise $100,000 in 30 days to make this movie a reality as well as create digital copies of archived film footage to make freely available.

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