A look at ISS Above - Orbit 10.19

May 21, 2017

Liam Kennedy, the creator of ISSAbove joins us on-station to talk about how simply knowing when to look up can have a huge impact on our ability to inspire.

 

In Space News:

  • Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet
  • Engine Updates from Blue Origin & Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Could the closest extrasolar planet be habitable?
  • Some Masten Space Updates
  • Puzzle of mysterious flashes coming from Earth solved
  • Government Accountability Office Looks at Commercial Crew

 

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The Fit Rocket Scientist talks Europa - Orbit 10.18

May 14, 2017

Kevin DeBruin of fitrocketscientist.com joins us to talk about the upcoming NASA missions to the Jovian moon Europa. We also dive a bit into science outreach and how to best communicate your excitement for space to others.

 

In Space News:

  • James Webb Space Telescope  set to begin biggest tests yet
  • X-37B lands after 2 year mission
  • Waves of lava seen in Io’s largest volcanic crater
  • 200th spacewalk completed at ISS
  • Potential “renegade” supermassive black hole spotted
  • First Space Launch System  mission will not have crew…..also tank damage

 

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Space law at the United Nations - Orbit 10.17

May 10, 2017

Our planetary communications system was on the fritz this episode and the Earth based interview had some serious connection issues. We have opted to leave the interview intact as-aired but encourage you to hit up https://thomascheneyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/space-law-at-the-un/ for more information on Space Law at the United Nations.

In Space News:
* Vector Space launches first small rocket
* SpaceShipTwo Completes Feathered Glide Flight
* Cassini finds ring gap emptier than predicted
* Reaction Engines Breaks Ground on New Test Facility
* New survey hints at ancient origin for “Cold Spot” in our Universe
* SOFIA confirms nearby star system is similar to ours

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A new way to orient spacecraft: Reaction Spheres - Orbit 10.16

May 7, 2017

Emory Stagmer joins us once again to talk about his patented invention: Reaction Spheres. This is a new way to orient spacecrafts beyond using traditional reaction wheels.

In Space News:

  • Next Pluto mission already in the works
  • Ukrainian Rocket to launch from Canada
  • Gravitational Wave testbed repurposed to find comet dust
  • Tianzhou paves way for Chinese Space Station
  • Peggy Whitson sets US space endurance record
  • GLXP Update: SpaceIL Delay & New Astrobotic Project

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Cassini’s Grand Finale - Orbit 10.15

April 26, 2017

Lisa Tatge, Subsystem Engineer on the Spacecraft Operations Team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn joins us for an incredible interview about the Cassini mission and it's upcoming Grand Finale.

Useful links:
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov
https://twitter.com/CassiniSaturn

In Space News:
* WFIRST set for 2025 Launch, $3.2Billion Budget
* Commercial Crew Q1 Progress Updates
* First Detailed Images of a Star’s Accretion Disk from ALMA
* French Guiana to resume launches
* The Event Horizon Telescope will soon produce an image

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The small Ion thruster that could change space travel - Orbit 10.14

April 16, 2017

Natalya Bailey the Founder & CEO of Accion Systems joins us to talk about their very small yet incredibly powerful take on Ion thrusters. As these get closer to their theoretical maximum thrust, just a couple of the tiny units could perform all of the ISS station keeping needs! Or even send humans to Mars!

In Space News:
* Potential habitability in Europa and Enceladus
* Update on French Guiana Blockade
* Atlas V aims for Tuesday Cygnus launch
* NASA presents Deep Space Gateway and more SLS missions
* Mars InSight seismometer passes major test

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Suborbital is just the first step - Orbit 10.13

April 1, 2017

CEO of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit joins to talk about their plans for suborbital flights, orbital payloads and touches on point to point travel around the planet.

 

In Space News:

  • Falcon 9 SES-10 re-launch and re-landing
  • Juno flies over Jupiter clouds on fourth science pass
  • Spacewalkers improvise after fabric shield floats away
  • Twin solid rockets set for Endeavour display
  • Europe’s ExoMars Orbiter to begin lowering orbit

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The World Space Party – Orbit 10.12

March 26, 2017

Cariann talks to Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Co-founder of Yuri’s Night, and host of Yuri’s Night L.A. In Space News: * Launches from Krorou suspended by social unrest * SpaceX to reuse CRS-8 booster this week * China wants to reuse rockets too * Laser Communication Relay Demonstration * Changes on 67P observed by Rosetta * Spacewalks on ISS TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod

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Toroids are doughnuts with OIIOO – Orbit 10.11

March 19, 2017

Cariann talks to José Mariano López-Urdiales, CEO of Zero 2 Infinity (OIIOO) about their recent rocket launch success from a high-altitude balloon. In Space News: Russia is going to the moon! Trump Budget Blueprint focuses on deep space TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod

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JPL is creating the coldest place in the known Universe – Orbit 10.10

March 12, 2017

Dr. Anita Sengupta, Project Manager, JPL Cold Atom Laboratory joins us to talk about their experiment being sent to the International Space Station. We cover why creating the coldest point in the universe could be the key to unlocking the mysteries of quantum mechanics. In Space News: * Blue Origin details New Glenn launcher and customers * House passes NASA authorization bill * Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding life * Orbital ATK expects decision on new rocket by early 2018 * GOES-16 beams back first lightning mapper imagery TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod

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