First to the Moon Kickstarter - Orbit 11.03

January 20, 2018

We welcome back Paul Hildebrandt the director of an upcoming Apollo 8 Documentary, "First to the Moon". Paul needs to raise $100,000 in 30 days to make this movie a reality as well as create digital copies of archived film footage to make freely available. If you're interested in what he is working on check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/420606009/first-to-the-moon-the-journey-of-apollo-8

Launches:
Long March 2D Launches LKW-3
Epsilon Launches ASNARO-2
Long March 11 Launches 6 Satellites
Atlas V Launches SBIRS GEO Flight 4

News:
Arianespace ordered the final 10 Ariane 5 boosters
Virgin Orbit progressing towards first flight
Get ready for gigabit satellite Internet

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Getting to know SpaceMike - Orbit 11.02

January 14, 2018

Cariann sits down with our own Space Mike. We get a blast from the past and some inspiring insight in the present. Want to know how Space Mike became our rocket specialist? This is your episode!

Launches:
SpaceX Launches Zuma mission
China Launches 2nd set of SuperView Satellites
China Launches Beidou Navigation Satellites
PSLV Returns to Flight with 31 satellites
Delta IV Launches NROL-47

News:
SpaceShipTwo performs glide test
Blue Origin engine development going very well
New Rocket Lab Launch Window

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Looking forward to 2018 - Orbit 11.01

January 6, 2018

Benjamin, Cariann, Mike and Jared take a look at all of the upcoming missions slated for 2018. If you thought 2017 was a great year for space, just wait until you hear what is planned for this year!  

Launches:
Soyuz MS-07 Launches 3 crew members to ISS
JAXA H2-A rocket launches GCOM-C and a test Satellite
Falcon 9 Launches Iridium-4 Mission
Long March 2D Launches 2nd identical land imaging satellite  
Long March 2C launches 3 Yaogan Satellites on Christmas
Zenit 3F rocket launches Angola's first satellite  

Space News:
Tabby's Star's Weird Behavior Is Dust, Not Aliens
Arecibo Pings Asteroid Phaethon  

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2017 Cosmic Review - Orbit 10.46

December 18, 2017

Cariann, Benjamin, Mike, Jared and Tim take a look back at our favorite cosmic moments of 2017 for our last show of the year.

Launches:
Long March 3B - Alcomsat 1
Ariane 5 - Galileo
Blue Origin Test Flight
Falcon 9 - CRS-13

Space News:
Kelper-90 Has 8 Planets
Trump makes moon missions NASA’s near-term goal
Saturn's Rings Are Young!

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Our favorite upcoming space based vehicles - Orbit 10.44

December 3, 2017

This week Cariann, Mike and Benjamin talk about our favorite upcoming space vehicles. The amazing thing is how many we had to choose from that are all real! What are your favorite vehicles and why?

Launches:
Long March 6 Launches 3 Jilin Imaging Satellites
Long March 2C Launches 3 Yaogan Spy Sats
Soyuz/Fregat Weather Sat Launch Mishap
Soyuz 2-1b Launches Lotos

In Space News:
SLS Slips to 2020
XCOR Aerospace Files for Bankruptcy
Voyager 1 Backup Thrusters Fired

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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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