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.
Since nothing much happened in the news this week, we decided to take a break and instead bring you an episode from a new podcast, hosted by Ben Etherington and Chris Radcliff. Find more episodes at Notion.farm.
Ben talks for too long about his trip to JPL. Vector flies a rocket, ARCA shows off a a crazy rocket, NASA wants cubesats with lasers IN SPACE, and X-37B ends its streak.
Scott Wray trains astronauts and flight controllers to perform and support EVAs. Yes, that's pretty much as cool as you can get. Also, JWST, a handful of short-and-sweet news items and a double handful of comments and corrections!
It's a short show this week. We talk about a Linux nerd in space, China's new cargo vehicle, and some tidbits from a listener going through our archives.
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.
This month's banner video, Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time, is courtesy of ESA.