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.
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.
Tom Singer has worked for many space companies, but today, we wanted to talk to him about his work on Shuttle, and it's connection with the Mobile Launch Platform.
Hugh Blair-Smith helped develop the Apollo Guidance Computer, the software it ran, and the program that assembled that software. Also, Stratolaunch finds a launch buddy, New Shepard leaves its launch buddy and Matthew tries to expose some launch buddies.
We talk to Andrea Boyd of ESA and Kathleen Coderre of NASA's Orion project. Also SpaceX reveals ITS, Kate Rubins peaks inside BEAM and Firefly might be done for.
This month's banner video, Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time, is courtesy of ESA.