Episode 23: DOWNLINK--Justin Cowart

  • This week in SF history
    • 9 Sep 1975: Launch of Viking 2
  • Spaceflight news
    • F9 RTF falling behind for the best reasons (Parabolic Arc)
      • Will return with F9 1.2 (SN)
    • @pbdes: No SPX astronauts
    • FH inaugural planned for Spring (SN)
    • SMAP loses radar (NASA)
    • CST-100 gets a name: Starliner (SN)
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Atlas V MUOS-4 the (Youtube)
    • Similar but more complex ghostly fuel plume (Youtube)
    • Nels Anderson: H-1/F-1 clarification
  • Upcoming spaceflight events
    • Expedition 44 farewells and hatch close
      • Coverage begins Friday, September 11 1:30 pm ET
      • Hatch closure scheduled at 2 p.m. ET
    • Expedition 44 undocking
      • Coverage begins Friday, September 11 5:00 PM ET
      • Undocking scheduled at 5:27 p.m. ET
    • TMA-16M Deorbit burn and landing
      • Coverage begins Friday, September 11 7:30 p.m. ET
      • Deorbit burn scheduled at 7:58 p.m. ET
      • Landing scheduled at 8:51 p.m. ET
    • Soyuz flying Galileo FOC-5 & Galileo FOC-6
    • Proton-M flying Ekspress AM8
      • September 14th, 2015 19:00:00 GMT