May 22, 2019
There's a special contest happening this week, brought to us by NBC/Universal. For our US viewers, head out at night, snap a picture of the moon, tweet it with #KeepLookingUp and @TMRO to get entered to win one of a few different awesome prizes! https://twitter.com/tmro/status/1129813966991978496
This week in Space News we have:
- An ISS Update
- The Universe is expanding in a confusing way
- Pluto may have secret underground oceans
- Dr. Tamitha Skov brings us the latest Space Weather and Mars Minute
May 19, 2019
Dr. Cameron Smith of Pacific Spaceflight joins us to talk about low cost, open source, custom built space suits. Why is this important? As we open the cosmos to more and more people, space suits will be one of the next things that enables our continued exploration.
May 15, 2019
We accidentally missed a launch from Japan last week so we're covering it this week. And what a week it was! Blue unveiled their lunar ambitions, ULA is prepping to test re-entry heat shield tech with NASA and we found out that the moon is shrinking! As always Dr. Tamitha Skov joins us to talk about our local star, and what an update it is -- A solar storm is heading right toward Earth!
May 12, 2019
Ever want to work for an aerospace company but think you don't have what it takes? Think again! This week we're joined by Cody James who is the founder of OpenX Education, a company making STEM education accessible and affordable. Cody James was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 in Manufacturing and Industry. He is a self taught programmer and worked in Boeing's Advanced Developmental Composites team as their youngest Robotics programmer ever.
May 8, 2019
In this weeks Space News from TMRO we start off with three launches: Blue Origin, SpaceX and Rocket Lab. Jared brings us an update on the SpaceX Starlink constellation and Jade talk about a very metallic universe! Our local sun has been very active this last week and Dr. Tamitha Skov bring us the latest space weather report.
May 1, 2019
This week we had a surprise launch from China, the International Space Station has power problems, Firefly Aerospace tested their engine for 300 seconds and Christina Koch gets a mission extension. As always we have the wonderful Dr. Tamitha Skov joining us to bring you the latest Space Weather report!
April 28, 2019
NASA's MAVEN Magnetometer Instrument Lead Dr. Jared Espley joins us to talk about MAVEN, Juno and how we measure the magnetism of planets in our local system.
More information on MAVEN can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/maven/main/index.html
And more information on Juno can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
April 21, 2019
This week we bring on Dr. Jielai Zhang to talk about Dragonfly Telephoto Array, its unique capabilities, why it was needed and what they have found or hope to find out so far. We also cover the role of astronomy as a gateway field to STEM and the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers program.
April 17, 2019
A lot of stuff happened in our local system this week! In Traffic the Beresheet suffered a rapid unintended kinetic disassembly and Falcon Heavy launched, landed and then the center core tipped over.
In news: The Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft took to the skies and we get to see the image of a black hole for the first time!
As always we wrap the show up with space weather.
April 14, 2019
Engineer Brittany Zimmerman of Paragon Space Development Corporation joins us to talk about the different ways Space wants to kill you. We cover how Paragon is working on Life Support And Environmental Control Systems, including water purification to help keep us all alive on out journey to Mars. This one is an eye opener including a lot of stuff that will be required if us ugly giant bags of mostly water are to colonize the solar system.