What should NASA’s role be in 2030 and beyond? - Orbit 10.43

November 19, 2017

This week we have a roundtable discussion asking what NASA's role should be in 2030 and beyond. We're joined by Space MIke, Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut, Jared Head and Cariann Higginbotham.

Launches:
Antares Launch
Long March 4C Launch
Delta II Launch

News:
First light on a revolutionary Zwicky Transient Facility Telescope
Space Keg reaches International Space Station
Sierra Nevada Completes Dreamchaser Test Flight
Hitomi's Short But Productive Run
Rocket Lab's is preparing for the second flight of their Electron Rocket

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Commercial Crew Update for 2018 - Orbit 10.42

November 14, 2017

The Space Mike Hologram is still out for repair, but we expect engineering to have it functioning again soon. Until then we're joined by Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut and Benjamin live from the Star Ship Benterprise to talk about Commercial Crew and what we can look forward to in 2018.

Launches:
Long March 3B - Chinasat 9A
Vega - Mohammed VI-A

Space News:
Nearby Asteroids "Photobomb" Hubble Images
SpaceX loses an engine on a test stand
Jupiter's Aurorae Are Different

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The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program - Orbit 10.41

November 5, 2017

Diana Alsindy, Jocelyn Clancy, William Pomerantz and Becca Thoss join us in-studio to talk about the first year of the Brooke Owens Fellowship.

Created to honor the legacy of a beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Dawn Brooke Owens (1980 – 2016), the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is designed to serve both as an inspiration and as a career boost to capable young women who, like Brooke, aspire to explore our sky and stars, to shake up the aerospace industry, and to help their fellow men and women here on planet Earth.

Launches:
SpaceX - Koreasat-5A
Orbital ATK - Minotaur-C

News:
Hubble Finds Exoplanet Where It "Snows" Sunscreen
SpaceX updates (Falcon Heavy and CRS-13 and pad 40)

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The future of SpaceX - Orbit 10.40

October 28, 2017

Chris Prophet, author of "SpaceX From The Ground Up" joins us to talk about the present and future plans of SpaceX. Includes BFR, BFS, Earth to Earth, Earth to Moon and Earth to Mars transit. Interested in the book? Grab the Kindle edition here:https://www.amazon.com/SpaceX-Ground-Up-Chris-Prophet-ebook/dp/B01CUUUZZ2 

News:
NASA's Dawn Mission Gets An Extension
Virgin gets $1B investment plus an FAA license
ESA's Euclid dark matter mission likely to be delayed
Air Force extends rocket enabling contract for SpaceX and Orbital ATK

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Colonizing our solar system in one lifetime - Orbit 10.39

October 22, 2017

We are joined by John Amabile author of, "Changing the Worlds" to talk about his plan to colonize the solar system in one lifetime. More than just colonization, also terraforming plants like Venus and Mars.

Launches:
Atlas V Launches NROL-52

News:
Huge Lunar Lavatube Found
Blue Origin Test Fires Largest Methane Rocket Engine
A New Round of Results From Cassini

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LUNARES Moon and Mars simulated living - Orbit 10.38

October 15, 2017

We talk with the crew running the ICAres-1 mission aboard the LUNARES Mobile Research Station. We will cover what the simulation is doing, how the accomplish it and why it is important for teh future of humans living and working in space.

Launches:
Long March 2D Returns to Flight with Venezuelan Satellite
SpaceX Launches 3rd batch of IridiumNEXT satellites
H2-A Rocket launches final Japanese GPS Satellite
SpaceX Launches ComSat on Reused Rocket
Rockot launches Sentinal 5P for ESA
Soyuz launches Progress MS-07

Space News:
Haumea, the egg
Planet 9 Evidence Mounts!

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National Space Council Round Table - Orbit 10.37

October 7, 2017

The National Space Council had its first meeting this last week. Benjamin, Cariann, Mike and Jared discuss what happened in the first meeting and what power this group may have.

News:
Thirty-Meter Telescope Is Cleared To Begin Construction...Again
Bigelow's Expandable Space Module May Get More Time at ISS
JWST launch delayed to 2019

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SpaceX IAC2017 Round Table - Orbit 10.36

October 1, 2017

Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut joins Jared and Mike to talk about the SpaceX IAC 2017 presentation. What does this mean for the aerospace industry and can SpaceX pull it all off? Segment starts at 24:12

Launches:
1:54 - Atlas V Launches NROL-42
4:09 - Proton Launches AsiaSat-9
6:22 - Long March 2C Launches 3 Yaogan-30 Satellites
8:20 - Ariane 5 Launches 2 ComSats

News:
10:48 - Surprise! Rosetta Team Finds Image Hidden in Telemetry Data
13:53 - Lockheed Martin presents updated Mars Base Proposal
19:31 - Giant Ice Blades on Pluto Form Like Those on Earth

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Stories from a Skylab Astronaut - Orbit 10.35

September 24, 2017

NASA Astronaut and Skylab 4 commander Jerry Carr joins us this week to talk about his experiences in the Stories from a Skylab Astronaut - Orbit 10.35Apollo Program and commanding the United States first Space Station.

Launches:
Soyuz launches Glonass-M

Space News:
Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK
CRS-12 Dragon returns to Earth
Chinese space station refueling demo

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Lunar lessons before going to Mars - Orbit 10.34

September 16, 2017

We have a surprise round table this week: what lessons can we learn from the moon before heading off to Mars? Benjamin, Jared, Mike and Cariann talk about the advantages of going to the moon again before first setting foot on Mars. Segment starts at 23:05

Launches:
1:57 - Proton Launch of Amazonas 5
4:24 - Soyuz Launch of Expedition 53

Space News:
8:31 - Cassini End-of-Mission
12:26 - New Horizons Extended Mission
16:47 - Unexpected Solar Flares

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