Weekly insights into spaceflight engineering news, interviews and discussions. Listen in for technical details, corrections from people in the know and "one step deeper" knowledge.
Mark Wallace is an interplanetary travel agent. We got to talk to him about sending Insight and other payloads to other planets! Also, SpaceX does a 🎺good 🎺job, and SS-520 doesn't have such a great day.
The first of two long EVA was successfully completed, beginning the long process of changing all 48 power loop batteries. Also, two satellites didn't collide!
This week, we tell Tim "Everyday Astronaut" Dodd to go fly a kite. Or a giant cargo plane. Also, we begin the countdown to episode 100!
This week, we lost a major icon of the space race, and we take a bit of time away from engineering to honor his life. Also, SpaceX lost a customer, and we announce callsign T-shirt winners!
STS-114 had heat shield issues on orbit, so we talk about the procedures that got them home safe. Also, we find out a little more about ESA's failed Mars lander, we're hopeful for a SpaceX flight in a few weeks, and EDRS is completed.
SpaceX failed to blow up it's ITS prototype tank, Beagle2 failed less than it might have, and did you remember to bring your toothbrush?
NASA and Bradley University are hosting a 3D printed habitat challenge! We talk to a broad swath of people involved with the project.
This month's banner video, Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time, is courtesy of ESA.