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.
Lots of voices on our [arbitrary base 10 milestone] episode! Orbital ATK has a blast from the past, New Glenn has six blasts planned in the future and Proton will provide a slightly larger volume blast! Also a killer sponsor and a jaw-dropping giveaway.
SpaceX wants to put people around the Moon again, but it's gonna be tough. China built a new rocket, and MAVEN is lighter on its toes than you might expect.
Atec Inc. was contracted to manufacture and assemble parts used on the most recent two EVAs on ISS. Ben Wilking was the project manager, and we get to talk to him about hand-squeezing rivets that go into space.
We finally got VAXHeadroom on the show! Emory is a spacecraft designer for Northrop-Grumman. While he normally designs software, he's also the author of the world's only reaction sphere control theory. Also, SpaceX has a new launch pad almost ready to go.
AMARCS is an additive manufacturing project from UC Boulder, and we get a chance to talk to the professor running the project as well as the student project manager. Also, another Proton failure is spotted early, and Boeing shows off their new flight suit!
Chris Hofmann is a rocket wrangler for Masten Space, and we have a great conversation with him about what it takes to test and maintain rockets every day. Also, an extended mission for BEAM, European GPS satellites are losing track of time and we find out what happened to Progress in December.
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 🎺great 🎺job, and SS-520 doesn't have such a great day.
This month's banner video, Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time, is courtesy of ESA.