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.
This week we had a few crossed wires, and Jake Robins from the We Martians podcast got dumped into our recording session! We talk about Viking, SLS, Blue Moon and Red Dragon! A very Martian show!
Zero 2 Infinity is going to orbit in a very unusual way. Also, SES-10 goes boldly where it's gone before, and Scott Wray talks to us about a recent Space Hack!
Niall is an anonymous Wikipedia editor who has done a lot of work on SpaceX articles. We talk to him about seeing SpaceX develop over the years as well as Wikipedia and emergent processes in general. Also, US astros do an EVA, SpaceX does a robot and X-37B does a record breaking.
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.
This month's banner video, Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time, is courtesy of ESA.