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April 27, 2014

SpaceX vs US Air Force

Looking to chat with other community of TMRO members? Check out our subreddit where you can post new stories, add your own forum topics and talk about all things cosmic. http://www.reddit.com/r/tmro TRMO is a community driven show. We are able to continue producing episodes because you help us to do so. If you get value from TMRO consider adding value back. $1.00 per episode goes a long way! http://www.patreon.com/tmro In Space News: The ISS crew swaps out the failed MDM on a very short spacewalk, next Orbital Sciences mission to the ISS slips to June, Dragon berths with the ISS, SpaceX says they had a good soft landing of the 1st stage on this last flight and SpaceX also mentions a possible new launch site in Texas. Main topic: SpaceX is filing protest against the Air Force's bulk but from United Launch Alliance.
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April 20, 2014

Living forever

In the news we have an NRO launch, Soyuz Launch and SpaceX, SpaceX and more SpaceX! Main topic: will the vastness of the cosmos force humanity to fin ways to extend life? And with life being extended, will we be forced in to the cosmos to find new homes? Help support future TMRO shows - http://www.patreon.com/tmro Even as little as $1.00 per episode helps.
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April 6, 2014

The battle between Roscosmos and NASA

Spacevidcast is changing names! We are becoming TMRO. Details in this episode. Our new sub-reddit is now available here: http://www.reddit.com/r/tmro Help keep Spacevidcast going! We are a crowd funded show supported by our community of TMRO! If you like this episode, consider contributing $1.00 for additional episodes! Details at http://www.patreon.com/spacevidcast Want to check out the universe with a 20 Gigapixel image? Head over here: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/glimpse360 and browse away! In this episode we talk about NASA and how it is cutting communications with Roscosmos... Except for ISS. In Space News we have launch after launch after launch, assuming the range can support.
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March 23, 2014

What will our Martian Government look like?

We will be making a colony on Mars within the next generation. When that happens, what will our new Martian Government look like? In Space News: Launch of a Proton rocket, The Big Bang Theory, SpaceX CRS-3, Yutu isn't dead yet, Orbital drops the ULA lawsuit and cool NASA websites Help us continue to produce Spacevidcast - Contribute to the weekly shows via http://www.Patreon.com/Spacevidcast -- Spacevidcast Patrons also have access to the high-resolution download of the thumbnail image we created for this episode!
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March 16, 2014

Have we forgotten about the Moon?

We explore the idea that maybe jumping from the Earth to Mars isn't the right idea. Our Moon is a great source of inspiration and can provide awe and wonder to people on and off planet. Should someone be focusing more heavily on a Lunar colony than a Martian one? News stories: MRO computer goes in to safe mode, Atlas V rocket gets a money back guarantee, Solid Motor Testing, Orion delayed and Cosmos rocks! Do you get value from this show? Add value back! http://www.patreon.com/spacevidcast
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March 9, 2014

Who owns the moon?

In this episode we talk about cosmic property rights. Who owns the moon? What about Mars? Can a company legally mine an asteroid? In space news: ULA and SpaceX go head to head at a Senate hearing committee, how tensions with Russia can negatively impact the US space programs, COSMOS, a new space plane is being developed and the original space shuttle wooden mockup is moving. You can watch the full Senate sub-committee video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he0-SP-BnCQ
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March 2, 2014

Will private space kill the Space Launch System?

We chat with Rick Boozer, author of "The Plundering of NASA: an Exposé" about his latest article on Space.com. Our question: can the Space Launch System survive in a marketplace where private space can do it cheaper, faster and better? His original op-ed is here: http://www.space.com/24628-will-spacex-kill-nasa-sls.html In space news: SpaceX show a little leg on their next mission, It's future day, H-IIB lofts a weather satellite, Orbital is creating a new Minotaur-C rocket for the commercial market and Yuris night! Special link, an IndieGoGo project to help save some old Astronomy plates and preserve unknown discoveries - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/astronomy-legacy-project If you get value from Spacevidcast, help by putting value back in the show! http://www.patreon.com/spacevidcast will keep the show going. As little as $1.00 goes a long way!
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February 16, 2014

Get off my Lunar lawn

In space news we look at the rebirth of China's Rover, the launch of Turksat 4A, the Earth does in fact revolve around the sun, 50 special Olympic gold metals and the Mars mystery rock is solved. Main topic: Bigelow wants to have the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation to define Lunar zone of operations. What may follow defines Lunar law. We talk about what this means and if this is the right time.
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February 8, 2014

2nd Coming of Space

With Apollo we went to the moon, planted a flag and left for good. With the NewSpace industry spinning up, are we set to go back to the moon and stay? On to Mars? What does this 2nd coming of space look like?
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January 26, 2014

Destinations or Infrastructure?

Should we create rockets and space technology based on our destination, or select a destination based on our available rockets? Help Spacevidcast produce weekly shows
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Season 6TMRO LiveVideo
July 14, 2013

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 jump and PRI raising $1.5MM on kickstarter. We mentioned CAT for a moment which is the next Kickstarter campaign we're highlighting. For more information on that cubesat propulsion system hit up their Kickstarter page.
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Season 6TMRO LiveVideo
June 9, 2013

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 can pledge to here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0, NRC is looking for your comments on Human Space Flight and we have a Wiki article helping to write a response here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/The_Role_of_Humans_in_Space, a couple of awesome launches and Atlantis is just weeks away from being revealed in her new home. Spacevidcast is a live weekly show all about space and the comsos. Covering major events from NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, SpaceX and more, Spacevidcast is your weekly news and views show for every space geek! Tune in live each Saturday at 21:00 UTC / 2:00 pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT and be a part of the community that helps make our live shows amazing. Or simply subscribe to the Spacevidcast channel on YouTube and get your Space Geek on each week! (more…)
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June 2, 2013

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 in space, Rats on Mars and the Space Launch System. We are joined by Douglas Messier of ParablicArc.com for an update on ISDC as well as what is going on in Mojave. For more information on each story check out our wiki here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/6.15 Spacevidcast is a live weekly show all about space and the comsos. Covering major events from NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, SpaceX and more, Spacevidcast is your weekly news and views show for every space geek! Tune in live each Saturday at 21:00 UTC / 2:00 pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT and be a part of the community that helps make our live shows amazing. Or simply subscribe to the Spacevidcast channel on YouTube and get your Space Geek on each week! (more…)
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May 26, 2013

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 hurt when it comes to discovering the real thing? Want to continue the conversation? Check out Spacevidcast Epic which includes hours and hours of exclusive member only content. Starting at $10/mo or $100/yr your subscription helps keep Spacevidcast going! http://spacevidcast.com/epic Spacevidcast is a live weekly show all about space and the comsos. Covering major events from NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, SpaceX and more, Spacevidcast is your weekly news and views show for every space geek! Tune in live each Saturday at 21:00 UTC / 2:00 pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT and be a part of the community that helps make our live shows amazing. Or simply subscribe to the Spacevidcast channel on YouTube and get your Space Geek on each week! Wiki article for this show is located here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/6.14
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March 11, 2012

Can we colonize the moon by 2020? 4.24

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says when we have 13,000 people on the moon they can submit to become the next state in the USA. Is it possible in todays risk averse culture to get that process moving by the year 2020, or are there too many hurdles? We look at some space news, bring in some of your comments from episode 4.22 and in general just have a good time. More information on this episode including show notes and links is available at our wiki at http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.24
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January 23, 2012

What role should NASA take in 2012? Live Show 4.22

For a full rundown of all of the stories covered in this live show, check out the wiki page: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.22 In this community live show we explore what role NASA should take in 2012, a new Space Code of Conduct being developed, life on Venus and community questions. For the after dark show as well as additional great content check out our epic subscription. Bringin you even more space coverage and helping us produce the show, Spacevidcast epic is available in monthly or yearly subscriptions. http://www.spacevidcast.com/epic (more…)
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January 17, 2012

A look back at 2011 and forward to 2012

Spacevidcast Live shows are back! Since we took the last part of 2011 off we thought it may be a good idea to review some of the amazing events that took place. From the shuttles retiring to space mishaps we talk about 2011 and what the future holds for 2012. If you didn't catch it, our live shows have changed times. We now broadcast on Sundays at 22:00 UTC / 2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST. The live show is a lot more fun when you participate in the community, so stop on by and say hello! (more…)
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July 3, 2011

Using space to help humanity – Live Show 4.17

Spacevidcast's Kennedy Space Center reporter Jason Rhian and his wife Marisa Rhian join us to talk about 'Countdown for the Cure'. This is a silent auction to raise money for leukemia research. Space has a long history of helping to find solutions for humanity and on-orbit cancer research is no exception. After the break we take a look at the upcoming final flight of the space shuttle. Where you can watch it, how you should watch it and what to do before and after the shuttle flight.
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June 29, 2011

Lessons Learned – Live Show 4.16

Sometimes launching rockets isn't as easy as it may seem. Armadillo Aerospace is a NewSpace company looking to take you and me to the stars. Led by fearless leader John Carmack this amazing little startup is cranking away at next generation vehicles. Sometimes things don't always go according to plan. We take a peek at a couple of crashes and big bada booms. Speaking of NewSpace, Virgin Galactic is looking beyond sub-orbital tourist flights to LEO and even uber short trips between continents. Beyond just awesome space trips, it is possible that Virgin Galactic will change how we fly and make the world an even smaller place. (more…)
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June 11, 2011

Amateur Rocketeers and Beautiful Space – Live Show 4.15

For the full show notes, links and awesome stuffs check out our wiki page at http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.15 We may spend a lot of time talking about the larger NewSpace companies such as SpaceX, but in this episode we look at a couple of the smaller entities that are doing some amazing things with next to zero budget. NASA has returned some beautiful videos of the shuttle attached to the ISS while ESA wants to make sure we don't go stir crazy during our ride to Mars. All that, a bit of Spacevidcast crazy and your questions answered on this Jun 10th, 2011 edition of Spacevidcast Live. (more…)
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June 4, 2011

The tides are changing – Live Show 4.14

The worlds largest space agency is in the midst of change. The Space Shuttle is retiring this year. NASA is shifting its focus to build a space industry and spur a new space enconomy rather than just run a single manned space program. Of course with this change comes some pain, and people resistant to new things. In this live show we cover ways you can participate in the ending of the Space Shuttle Program as well as why you shouldn't fear change. The future for manned space exploration has never been brighter, we just have to illuminate the path for those who don't see it yet. Want to help us spread the message? Subscribe to Spacevidcast epic today! You'll get a Google Ad free experience as well as exlusive member-only content. Spacevidcast epic subscriptions start for as little as $8.33/mo and if you're uber cool you can even be a part of our affiliate program! Sign up today at http://www.spacevidcast.com/epic (more…)
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May 28, 2011

A new beginning for America’s Space Programs – Spacevidcast Live SVC-12M

In tradition of not wanting a launch (or live show) to end in the number 13, this episode has been re-named to SVC-12M. Why that numbering system? Well, we explain it in the open of the show! A lot of amazing stuff is happening within America's Space Programs on the 50th anniversary of JFK's iconic moon landing speech we talk about people stuck in the past of Apollo and some of the advantages of moving forward with companies like SpaceX. After the break we have some awesome video from Endeavour's solid rocket booster cameras as well as a Soyuz station flyaround with the Space Shuttle stuff attached to the International Space Station For more details on each story covered in this episode, visit the wiki article: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/SVC-12M and remember that if you would like to get your hands on the Spacevidcast After Dark SVCAD-12M episode you can sign up for Spacevidcast epic to get your hands on that and other amazing content. http://www.spacevidcast.com/epic (more…)
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May 20, 2011

Your space questions answered – Live Show 4.12

During and after the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 we got a ton of questions. Too many to answer during our live coverage. We decided to take an entire live to to talk about some of the more common questions and answer them as best we can. Of course our amazing live community was there to help out both during the regular show and the after dark show (epic subscribers only). Speaking of After Dark, if you want some insight in to the new Disney Star Tours ride, you'll want to watch this episode! We also chat more about the future of space and an amazing gift from one Spacevidcaster! Additional information on this episode is available in our Wiki (more…)
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April 25, 2011

OldSpace can be NewSpace too – Live Show 4.11

STS-134 is going to be awesome, busy and more awesome! NASA Awards over a quarter billion to next generation space companies to develop spaceships capable of sending humans to the International Space Station. Lockheed Martin details plans to go to Mars, well, close to Mars. China may get Space Race 2.0 going, but is that a good thing? (more…)
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April 15, 2011

Everyone wants a REAL orbiter – Live Show 4.10

States that didn't get a retired orbiter are upset. States that did get a retired orbiter but may not have deserved it are upset. And people are just plain grumpy about where the 4 remaining space shuttles will go. We also chat about delays in next generation rockets and how to INSPIRES kids. (more…)
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April 11, 2011

Martian Summer with Andrew Kessler – Live Show 4.09

We have an interview with author Andrew Kessler about "Martian Summer" and his experience working at NASA. In honor of the 50 year celebration of human space flight, April 12th a preview copy of "Martian Summer" will be given away for free! We also chat about the upcoming Yuri's Night World Celebration, how space needs to tell a story, the all new Falcon Heavy from SpaceX and much more! Additional information on this episode can be found on the wiki article. (more…)
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April 4, 2011

n3rd crush, possible STS-134 delay, SS2 and more! Live Show 4.08

The wiki article containing links and additional information on each story can be found here: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.08 Stories covered: NASA Tweetup Nerds ZOMGDUDELOLZ! Possible delay of STS-134 to April 29th, 2011 The stacking of the final Space Shuttle SRBs is underway Ariane 5 rocket failed to lift off from it's launch pad. First images of Mercury from MESSENGER The Aurora from Norway Yuri's Night Contests deadline EXTENDED! BBC has the first journalist allowed inside of SpaceShip 2 SpaceX video touts Something Big is Coming And as a reminder, this was our April 1st show. While it would be awesome to be a part of Masten Space Systems, that was our little prank. Hope everyone enjoyed it! (more…)
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March 26, 2011

STS-134 Media, New Rockets, Nanosail-D – Live Show 4.07

Kelly Brothers not taking media interviews, Armadillo Aerospace's plans looking good for 100,000 foot flight, Rocketdyne tests it Bantam engine, Senators Crippling Rockets and a short movie of NanoSail-D in orbit.
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March 20, 2011

How and why you should help Japan – Live show 4.06

While the Tsunami in Japan may be working its way out of the national news circuit, the devastation remains. In the intro of the show we explain what you can do to help. After the break we look at a way to send the ashes of your loved ones to orbit or even the moon, the Cassini Saturn flyby IMAX movie that one man is working on, MESSENGER entering Mercury's orbit and the success of New Space companies thus far. We end with a special surprise showing a bit of the magazine ad we will have published in NewSpace Magazine. Full show links and additional information on all of these stories are available on our wiki at http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.06 (more…)
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March 13, 2011

It’s not the end of an era, it is a new beginning – Live Show 4.05

Space Shuttle Discovery has flown her last mission. Endeavour is on deck next. GLORY launch doesn't go as expected but the military's X-37B super secret unmanned shuttle launches without a hitch. Getting the world excited about space with YouTube. All of these stories and more on our latest live show!
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February 4, 2011

Yuris Night Announcement – Live Show 4.02

Dr. Ryan L. Kobrick, Executive Director of Yuri's Night joins us live to announce the new video contest and your chance to win $500! Everyone seems to be stepping up their space program from ESA to Roscosmos and even Private Space! Kepler is finding planets like crazy. Finally, the Space Shuttle may not retire in 2011 after all. For full show links and details, visit our wiki: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/4.02 (more…)
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January 30, 2011

STS-135, cool space stuff and news – Live Show 4.01

Show links available on our Wiki. STS-135 is an official yet unfunded mission, the most complex EDL ever, China test unmanned craft, Nanosail comes back to life and more news. (more…)
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January 2, 2011

New Years Eve and Space – Live Show 3.40

A rocket goes bada boom, a sunset on Mars, Zombie sat ate enough brains to come back to life, continued Ares development and a look forward to what we're thinking of doing in Spacevidcast 400. (more…)
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December 31, 2010

2010 in Review – Live Show 3.39

We take a look at all that happened in the space industry in 2010. It was a lot more than we remembered and it was awesome! (more…)
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December 19, 2010

Near Space vs Space – Live Show 3.38

Show Notes: New bill to protect NewSpace companies Nexus S in Near Space New Master Plan for KSC Visitor Complex; includes new space shuttle orbiter home design iPods in to Space? Virgin Galactic to go to LEO? Shuttle Fueling Tests on Friday Launch costs going up, not down (more…)
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November 22, 2010

Art, Hollywood and Space – Live Show 3.37

@astro_wheels has some amazing pictures from the space station, a new slew of movies about the moon will be coming out soon, some art you can see from space, a correction, Hayabusa SUCCESS and more on this 37th live show for 2010! (more…)
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November 15, 2010

News from around space – Live Show 3.36

We have a news packed version of our weekly live show! STS-133 is delayed, but can NASA make their Nov 30th target launch date? The first and last launch of a Delta II rocket. LEGO bricks are cool as is sex in space? All that and waaay more on this action packed adventuresode of Spacevidcast Live! (more…)
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November 8, 2010

Pat Duggins – Live Show 3.35

Author Pat Duggins joins us for our Live Show episode 3.35. We talk about his book "Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap" as well as where we are today and where we're going. This is the main part of the show, but epic subscribers get even more! Sign up or sign in to epic now to get the rest of this live interview. (more…)
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October 25, 2010

2010 was the tipping point – Live Show 3.34

Since Cariann is not around for this show, that gives Benjamin a chance to jump on his soapbox and have a slightly disjointed conversation about 2010 and the status of human space flight.
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October 10, 2010

LCROSS Anniversary – Live Show 3.33

For our 1 year anniversaryasode of LCROSS we are joined by Jim Munger, Craig Elder, Jose Cabinallas and Emory Stagmer. Great behind-the-scenes stories of this little mission that could as well as some details as to how it all worked out. The rest of this live show is available via Spacevidcast epic. (more…)
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September 28, 2010

NewSpace News – Live Show 3.32

Space Adventures has been busy setting up new partnerships to get YOU in to space, Boeing is making good use of their Orion tech, Armadillo Aerospace not only wants to put you in to space, but they also have awesome video of their Super Mod vehicle. As mentioned in the show, this is the new Virgin Galactic video that we decided not to air: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJSlI4XXhE If you're a space geek, that is certainly worth the 9 minute watch! (more…)
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September 12, 2010

William Pomerantz, GLXP and X PRIZE – Live Show 3.31

We are joined by the amazingly awesome William Pomerantz, Senior Director of Space Prizes at the X PRIZE Foundation. We have a new team being added to the Google Lunar X PRIZE Competition, a newer X PRIZE to help clean up the ocean and of course all around space geekery and fun. This live show happened on Friday, September 10th at 0200 UTC with live community participation. The post-show is available to Spacevidcast epic subscribers. (more…)
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September 5, 2010

SpaceUp DC Recap – Live Show 3.30

We recap SpaceUp DC 2010 and have a conversation about awesome space stuff. Sorry epic subscribers, but the post show was lost due to a corrupt recording. It only happened live. SpaceUp DC recap:  AWESOME! Tribble Fight/ Spork Incident archive Kickstarter shirt  VIDEO Announcement of SpaceUp San Diego 2 in Jan 2011 and SpaceUp MSP June 2011 Downloadable Shuttle Tribute Posters Large versions of these posters now hang in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA adds old photos to Flickr There are three sets of NASA photos now on Flickr: "Launch and Takeoff" set captures iconic spacecraft and aircraft taking flight. "Building NASA" spotlights ground-breaking events and the construction of some of NASA's one-of-a-kind facilities. The "Center Namesakes" set features photos of the founders and figureheads of NASA's 10 field centers. MoonBots Comeptition has a winner More than 200 teams from 16 nations representing every continent but Antarctica registered for MoonBots. Team Landroids of New Jersey was named the grand winner of MoonBots. As part of their reward, the team will travel to LEGO’s world headquarters in BIllund, Denmark to tour the LEGO factory and meet with company executives. Second place was team Shadowed Craters of California Third place was claimed by Team Moonwalk, jointly of New Jersey and Connecticut. All three finalist teams also received registrations and start up kits to compete in the FIRST robotics competitions. James Cameron and Zero-G Bid via eBay on a Zero-G flight with James Cameron All proceeds go to X PRIZE Foundation http://eBay.com/cameron Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 9, 2010 bidding is over on Sept 3rd 2010 James Cameron, Peter Diamandis and our very own @tim846 Vostochny Russian National Cosmodrome Two launch pads are planned for the spaceport, with appropriate infrastructure to prepare rockets for launch and assembly buildings. A special complex for training astronauts and medical examinations will also be built Will occupy an area ten times smaller than the Baikonur Cosmodrome and three times smaller than the Plesetsk Cosmodrome
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August 27, 2010

UnSpacevidcast at your UnConference – Live Show 3.29

We have our latest live show just north Baltimore, MD. This is not a space news show at all, but rather some really cool stuff that you're going to see at SpaceUp DC over the coming days. VAXHeadroom joins us to show some really cool space pieces that will be on display at SpaceUp DC, PeteRiesett and Porkchop from the Spacevidcast chat room explain how they got in to space and why they love this stuff, and tim 846 stops on by to talk space inspiration and getting people fired up about going to the stars. All that an an epic journey to even get the show off the ground! Enjoy this **completely unformatted and casual show*** and join us for SpaceUp DC live right here on Spacevidcast.com
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August 22, 2010

Moon, Mars and Beyond with Andrew Chaikin – Live Show 3.28

On our 100th live show we have special guest Andrew Chaikin who is a very well known author for his books detailing the space program. Chaikin is best known as the author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, widely regarded as the definitive account of the moon missions. First published in 1994, this acclaimed work was the main basis for Tom Hanks' 12-part HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, which won the Emmy for best miniseries in 1998. Chaikin spent eight years writing and researching A Man on the Moon, including over 150 hours of personal interviews with 23 of the 24 lunar astronauts (Apollo 13's Jack Swigert was already deceased). Apollo moonwalker Gene Cernan said of the book, "I've been there. Chaikin took me back." A new edition of the book, with a new afterword for the 50th anniversary of the space age, was published by Penguin in 2007. You can find Andrew online at http://www.andrewchaikin.com (more…)
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August 14, 2010

Live TV from the Moon with Dwight Steven-Boniecki – Live Show 3.27

Author Dwight Steven-Boniecki joins us for our 99th live show as we talk about his book "Live TV from the Moon". Many people take the live TV coverage of the Apollo moon landings for granted. Since the inception of the human spaceflight program many people within NASA had to fight to get live TV coverage of anything in space. They didn't just have to fight with other engineers but also with the astronauts and anyone who was in their way. This is the story of not only the technical problems of broadcasting live TV from the moon, but also the political ones as well. The story doesn't end here though! Spacevidcast epic subscribers can see the remainder of this live show by signing in! Just sign up for epic access and get the rest of this interview as well as a copy of the WEC Color TV Manual, a clip from Apollo 11 using the cameras mentioned in this live show! (more…)
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August 8, 2010

Trouble on the ISS – Live Show 3.26

We have overly dramatic intros that juuust don't quite seem to work. This is a news packed live show with cooling issues on the ISS, Space Debris threatening the ISS and a clever way to get rid of it, the different NASA wakeup calls throughout history, SpaceUP DC and a way to win free tickets to see one of the final Space Shuttle launches! This is hands down one of our more casual shows, so sit back, relax and enjoy. (more…)
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