India's headed to the Moon, though their launch was delayed after we recorded this episode.
Orion successfully abort, three Starlinks don't wake up, Exomars and DSCOVR get a little crash-y.
Falcon Heavy had a TVC failure that resulted in the loss of another center core, but they finally caught a fairing. Also, Mars 2020 needs your help!
While we wait out a slow news week, we look to the future and summarize upcoming non-Earth science missions.
This week in SF history
22 June 1978. Discovery of Pluto’s moon Charon by John Christy (wikipedia.org)
Short & Sweet
Questions, comments, corrections
Spitzer is being retired at long last. Also, a commercial ISS, an HP3 troubleshooting idea, and a launch from sea.
Brazil has a long history of reaching out of our atmosphere. Today we talk about the triumphs, failures, and even a conspiracy theory of Brazilian Space.
We're excited about Europa Clipper, even though one of its instruments just got a downgrade.
Keri Bean not only worked on Opportunity during its operation, but was on the recovery team that tried to save it.
Beresheet, after becoming the first commercial vehicle to orbit the moon, suffered a chain of failures that resulted in its gasification.
AI is prevalent in the modern day, and it's time to apply it to space exploration.
Are your rocket propellants mixing and not igniting? Maybe you should try hypergolics!