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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The History of SpaceX - Orbit 10.33

September 10, 2017

Stewart Money author of, "Here be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX & the Journey to Mars" joins us to talk about the history of SpaceX and some projects you may not have known of. Interview segment starts at 24:40

In Space News:
1:41 - Ariane V Launch Abort
4:53 - Falcon 9 Launch with X37-B
8:51 - Asteroid Florence Zips Past Earth
15:04 - Bridenstine nominated for NASA Admin, and why that could be bad
19:54 - Boron Found on Mars

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3D printed rockets with Dave Masten - Orbit 10.32

September 3, 2017

This week we bring on guest Dave Masten to get an update of the happenings at Masten Space Systems. In addition to an update on the XS-1 project, we also talk about how Dave and crew is using additive manufacturing (3D printing) to create entire rocket engines. Interview starts at 16:59

=== LAUNCHES ===
01:44 - ISRO suffers PSLV failure

=== SPACE NEWS===
05:18 - The End Is Near Cassini!
09:02 - Dreamchaser Completes Captive Carry Flight ahead of Free Flight
12:35 - Best Ever Images of A Star's Surface And Atmosphere

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The National Space Council - Orbit 10.31

August 26, 2017

Bob Walker, former Congressman for Pennsylvania, Chair of the House Science Committee and board member of Zero G Corporation joins us to talk about the newly formed National Space Council. What is the council for and why will it help America with Space Policy? Bob helps answer those questions and more!

In Space News:

  • SpaceX Launches Formosat-5
  • Orbital ATK Launches ORS-5 (SensorSat)
  • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Wows America
  • ESA astronauts train with Chinese taikonauts on Shenzhou
  • ESA Mission in late-2020’s Aims To Use Artificial Eclipses

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Searching for Skylab - Orbit 10.30

August 20, 2017

Dwight Steven-Boniecki joins us to talk about his upcoming documentary, “Searching for Skylab”. We cover some amazing things about the Skylab Space Station and mission that you may not have known before. And the conversation continues in After Dark!

In Space News:

  • Australian government announces review of space industry
  • ISS Update: CRS-12 Berthing and Russian Cubesat Deployment
  • Google Lunar X-Prize extends competition deadline, announces new milestone prizes
  • RocketLab completes test flight investigation

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2017 Solar Eclipse - Orbit 10.29

August 13, 2017

Dr. Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta, NASA’s Lead Scientist for the 2017 Solar Eclipse joins us to talk about the upcoming eclipse, the Sun and solar weather. For more information on the eclipse and information on how you can do citizen science head over to NASA’s eclipse website at eclipse2017.nasa.gov

In Space News:

  • New Horizons Next Target, 2014 MU69, Surprises In Study
  • Commercial Crew Updates: One Year Away Edition
  • Most Accurate Measurement Of Dark Matter Distribution Yet
  • Two new Companies to launch rockets from balloons

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