TMRO:Space

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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2017 Cosmic Review – Orbit 10.46

Cariann, Benjamin, Mike, Jared and Tim take a look back at our favorite cosmic moments of 2017 for our last show of the year. Launches: Long March 3B – Alcomsat 1 Ariane 5 – Galileo Blue Origin Test Flight Falcon 9 – CRS-13 Space News: Kelper-90 Has 8 Planets Trump makes moon missions NASA’s near-term…

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Webcasting launches and Social Space – Orbit 10.45

This episode is dedicated to Adam “cafn8ed” Jochum. This week we ask the question, “at what point does webcasting rocket launches no longer make sense? — How does a social launch experience help the industry?” Launches: Long March 2D Launches Weixing Satellite Space Neeeeeeeews: Juno Solves The “Flyby Anomaly” Cygnus Departs Station and BEAM prepped…

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Commercial Crew Update for 2018 – Orbit 10.42

The Space Mike Hologram is still out for repair, but we expect engineering to have it functioning again soon. Until then we’re joined by Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut and Benjamin live from the Star Ship Benterprise to talk about Commercial Crew and what we can look forward to in 2018.

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The History of SpaceX – Orbit 10.33

Stewart Money author of, “Here be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX & the Journey to Mars” joins us to talk about the history of SpaceX and some projects you may not have known of. Interview segment starts at 24:40

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3D printed rockets with Dave Masten – Orbit 10.32

This week we bring on guest Dave Masten to get an update of the happenings at Masten Space Systems. In addition to an update on the XS-1 project, we also talk about how Dave and crew is using additive manufacturing (3D printing) to create entire rocket engines. Interview starts at 16:59

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The National Space Council – Orbit 10.31

Bob Walker, former Congressman for Pennsylvania, Chair of the House Science Committee and board member of Zero G Corporation joins us to talk about the newly formed National Space Council. What is the council for and why will it help America with Space Policy? Bob helps answer those questions and more!

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Searching for Skylab – Orbit 10.30

Dwight Steven-Boniecki joins us to talk about his upcoming documentary, “Searching for Skylab”. We cover some amazing things about the Skylab Space Station and mission that you may not have known before. And the conversation continues in After Dark!

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2017 Solar Eclipse – Orbit 10.29

Dr. Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta, NASA’s Lead Scientist for the 2017 Solar Eclipse joins us to talk about the upcoming eclipse, the Sun and solar weather. For more information on the eclipse and information on how you can do citizen science head over to NASA’s eclipse website at eclipse2017.nasa.gov

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Suborbital Round Table – Orbit 10.28

We talk a lot about orbital spaceflight. Going to Mars. Back to the Moon. But what about the up and coming Suborbital space flight industry? This week we have a round table talking about the past, present and possible future of Suborbital space flight.

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The Art of Space Outreach – Orbit 10.25

We are joined by Athena Brensberger, science communicator, astrophysics blogger. space science YouTuber and international model to talk about the art of Space Outreach. Lisa flew in from Australia for this one and boy did we put her to work!

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The History of Future Space – Orbit 10.24

Jim Cantrell, CEO of Vector Space Systems joins us again to talk about the history of New Space, its origins and where we are now. We also talk a bit about Vector and its agressive plan to launch more times in one year than the rest of the world combined.

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Fight For Space – Orbit 10.21

Fight For Space director Paul Hildebrandt joins us to talk about his documentary about the US Space Program and how we lost our way from Apollo to Shuttle to today. You can watch the documentary at http://www.fightforspace.com

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Space law at the United Nations – Orbit 10.17

Our planetary communications system was on the fritz this episode and the Earth based interview had some serious connection issues. We have opted to leave the interview intact as-aired but encourage you to hit up https://thomascheneyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/space-law-at-the-un/ for more information on Space Law at the United Nations.

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Storytime with Cariann – Orbit 10.08

Chris Radcliff joins us in studio to put a spin on our interviews. Chris talks to Cariann about her history in space, why she enjoys the cosmos and the work she has done at SpaceUp. In Space News: * Falcon 9 and Soyuz-U launches * Dragon berths with the International Space Station * Russian Progress…

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Erday Astronauting – Orbit 10.07

We bring back Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut to talk about Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math as well as how he works to inspire youth. In Space News: * Planet (not Labs anymore) Satellite deployments – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IE1Q9JvQUM * List of Landing Sites for Next Mars Rover Narrowed * Small Satellite Rocket Booster Arrives at…

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