Keri Bean not only worked on Opportunity during its operation, but was on the recovery team that tried to save it.
AI is prevalent in the modern day, and it's time to apply it to space exploration.
A team of engineering students at TU Delft are fighting to reclaim their rocketry altitude record.
Eric Blood worked on the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator, which does have a ballute, but not where we thought.
I’m supposed to put an episode description here, but I’m just going to say “Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms” and leave it at that.
Tess Caswell has done a lot of things, but today we're talking to her about her time sitting at the ETHOS desk in ISS MCC, controlling the life support systems on Station.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space has a chapter at University of Central Florida, and they've entered the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. They had a successful failure last year, and now they're here to talk about their run up for next year.
Laura Forczyk studies the space industry professionally, and we get to talk to her about what services she provides as well as some of her predictions!
Zach and Kelly Weinersmith just published a book called Soonish, a humorous-but-factual look at 10 upcoming technologies. Since a few are in space, we thought we'd talk to Zach about the book!
VRSS-2 was recently launched on a Long March. While it's a fairly conventional Earth observation satellite, we got ahold of its system designer to talk about what makes it different and what the challenges were in building it.
Dr. Bennett is the Spitzer Science Center Deputy Manager, and we got to talk to him about the space telescope's history and operations.
Jason Seagram works at CSA, and was a major part of the recent MBSU RnR.
Accion Systems is an MIT spin-off that's developing a new type of electric propulsion, and a very promising one! Also, we heard a bit of Mars news from Elon Musk.
Kam Bahrami sits at the ROBO desk at ISS MCC. We have a quick discussion with him about robotics on Station and the Roll-out Solar Array experiment in particular.
Sharad Bhaskaran is Astrobotic's Mission Director, which means he's going to be responsible for sending payloads to the surface of the Moon. Also: lots of SpaceX speculation and two fantastic correction burns, one from Ben Honey of Johnson Space Center!
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!