Episode 10: LIVE-ish

  • Spaceflight news
    • Ad Astra wins NASA contract for VASMIR (Ad Astra)
      • /u/7357 has some good, mathy criticisms (/r/orbitalpodcast)
      • Zubrin talking about VASMIR and electric propulsion (Youtube)
    • Opportunity’s flash memory reorganization didn’t fix the problem (JPL)(Red Orbit)
    • Canada considering deployable vision system for ISS (Spaceref)
    • MESSENGER’s end of mission date set for 30 April (JHUAPL)(Spaceref)
    • Dragon 2  abort tests “falling into place” (@Jeff_Foust)(@Jeff_Foust)
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Amy Shira Teitel (vintagespace) plans to livetweet A13! (Twitter)
    • Echologic lays out our best idea of SPX pricing (/r/spacex)
    • 1000x better than helmet cams: Go Pros in space (/r/space)(archive.org)
    • /r/Singlot finds a cool video that features matches on Mir (BBC iPlayer)
  • SSTOs!
    • The Three Rocketeers, a documentary on SKYLON's SABRE engine (YouTube)
    • A short video from TLC (?!) on the Delta Clipper. Good inflight footage (YouTube)
  • Upcoming spaceflight events, brought to you by twitter.com/nextlaunch (next show April 27)
    • CANCELED AFTER RECORDING: Thor-7 & Sicral-2.
    • April 24 - TurkmenSat-1 on Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral (livestream)
    • April 28 - Progress M-27M on Soyuz-2.1a frm Baikonur (livestream)
    • April 29 - Mexsat-1 on Proton from Baikonur (ILS press release)