August 21, 2019
United Launch Alliance has won a couple of contracts for its not-yet-flying Vulcan rocket, one of which has a mini space shuttle as a payload! Virgin Galactic is taking up residence at Spaceport America (finally!) And NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building may have a new tenant!
August 14, 2019
We only had one launch with the Atlas V this week, but we did have an unusual ISS departure in the form of Cygnus leaving -- But not coming back to Earth.
NASA tested the Orion abort engines while SpaceX tested the emergency pad escape system at LC-39A. And ESA tested a parachute, but didn't quite get the results they were hoping for.
Finally, we take a peek back at the DC-X prototype which flew for the first time 26 years ago this week!
August 4, 2019
This week we welcome on Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut to talk about the SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy programs, his experiences in Boca Chica and what we can look forward to with SpaceX's Moon and Mars plans.
July 31, 2019
Jared and Tamitha are off this week, so you're stuck with just me for a bit. Sorry!
For our July 31st news I covered the launches from this last week including iSpace who made orbit for the very first time! With a small hot-wheels sized car? Also talked about the SLS Green Run test that is now back on the books at Stennis... And finally I cover my favorite off-nominal space shuttle mission of all time: STS-93!
July 25, 2019
Sorry about the over-driven audio, rookie mistake on my part.
This week we take a few minutes to catch up on launches and tests. We also have some updates on how ISRO is looking to help scope out water for a NASA Project Artemis Lunar landing site as well as shakeups in the NASA Administration ranks themselves. Also want to welcome Manju to Space News!
July 14, 2019
Astrobotic CEO John Thornton joins us to talk about the past, present and future of the company. They are developing lunar infrastructure starting with landers and have recently won a NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services contract (CLPS) to help enable that tech.
July 3, 2019
We have a slew of launches this week to catch you up on! And in news the Space Launch System is gearing up to test its mobile launch platform over at Launch Complex 39B. This week you'll really want to watch the weather segment, awesome meteor that broke up over Puerto Rico and what that would have looked like on Mars!
June 23, 2019
We are joined by NASA's Psyche mission lead Lindy Elkins-Tanton to talk about this upcoming mission to explore the metallic asteroid that may be the core of a protoplanet! We cover what this means for us here on Earth and why is it important as well as how they plan to accomplish the mission itself!
June 19, 2019
NASA is opening its doors (or airlocks) to the International Space Station. If you have enough cash, cash, money you will be able to hitch a ride up to the iconic orbiting laboratory,
Athena return to give us an interesting look at the rings of Saturn and newly discovered findings from Cassini.
June 13, 2019
This week we bring you launches in a slightly updated format. A bit tweaked even from last week, let me know if that adds some of the excitement and fun back in.
In News this week ESA is working on a reusable spaceship that can rapidly bring back samples to Earth. There's also a mysterious lump on the Moon that may be made of materials we can use to build with. And of course Dr. Tamitha Skov brings us not only this weeks Space Weather but also a quick update on some beautiful clouds that the sun has been influencing.