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A Free and Open Exchange of Ideas and Opinions on All Things Space.

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Episode 1005: #SaveOppy?

6/20/2018
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From launch rates to renamings and of course two major announcements from the red planet, it’s another jam-packed Talking Space. We begin with our launch round-up, including China, Japan, and two manned missions. We discuss the return of Expedition 55 and the launch of Expedition 56 and what will make that mission unique. Then we look at SpaceX’s recent launches, including their first ever Block 5 launch and what that means. We also look at their future launch plans including launch sites...

Duration:01:19:50

Episode 1004: ‘InSight’ into NEAF

5/11/2018
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What do you get after one month away? A boat load of news and some amazing interviews for our return from spring break. We begin looking at the launches of the last month from all corners of the globe. We check out many of the major launch providers and their most recent missions. We also discuss the recent improvements in the quality of their webcasts and our thoughts on what that means for outreach. We also discuss the announcement of two new NASA managers. First, NASA’s new head of...

Duration:01:27:16

Episode 1002: Falcon Heavy Finally Flies

2/19/2018
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7 years…5 blocks…27 engines…2 booster landings…one spectacular Falcon Heavy launch. All that in this episode of Talking Space. On this very special episode of Talking Space, we discuss the successful demonstration flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. The launch took off February 6th, 2018 at 3:45pm ET followed by the two side boosters landing a short time after. The core stage attempted to land on a barge but failed, and we’ll explain why. Our own Sawyer Rosenstein was there, so be...

Duration:01:21:28

Episode 1001: New Season for New Space

1/23/2018
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Talking Space is turning 10 seasons old…yet most of the topics involve new space surprisingly! We begin focusing on SpaceX first with the return of CRS-13 and a look-ahead to the Falcon Heavy static fire test. Of course, we address the mystery behind the secret Zuma payload. Did it safely make it to orbit, did it come crashing back to earth, or is there something we’re not being told? We get an ISS update including a preview of two spacewalks. Next in our launch round-up, it’s ULA with...

Duration:01:07:42

Episode 917: Houston, We Have a Special: Part 2

1/8/2018
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The final part of our exciting two-part special has us sitting in front of an Orion mock-up chatting with astronauts and project leads. On this episode of Talking Space, we go into Building 9 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. While there we talk with NASA astronaut Steve Bowen in front of a full-scale mock-up of the Orion capsule that astronauts like Steve use to train everyday. We talk about how the astronaut corps has changed since the end of shuttle. Plus, hear how he used...

Duration:01:12:46

Episode 916: Houston, We Have a Special: Part 1

12/23/2017
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Ever wondered how commercial crew training happens at NASA’s Johnson Space Center? Well our team, with the help of an astronaut, take you to Houston for a better idea. On this episode of Talking Space, we go to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in the first part of our two-part special. Sawyer along with WIRED Magazine space contributor Robin Seemangal take the trip. In this part, we take you inside the building where astronauts and mission controllers are training on the new...

Duration:01:05:02

Episode 915: Flying Through the Ashes

12/10/2017
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Our launch roundup turns into a lack-of-launch roundup and we actually break news for the first time in the show’s history. All that and more on our penultimate Season 9 show. We being this episode discussing the indefinite delay of the classified Zuma mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. We also discuss CRS-13, the first mission to fly from SLC-40 since a failure last year. That mission, flying a previously-flown booster and capsule, also delayed. To round out the SpaceX pushes, we discuss...

Duration:01:10:26

Episode 911: Hope, Unity,and Courage: The 250th Episode Special

9/24/2017
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Talking Space is celebrating its 250th episode and 8 year anniversary speical with astronaut and artist Nicole Stott. We discuss with Nicole her time aboard the ISS as part of the Expedition 20 and 21 crews. We discuss her time both working with the Space Shuttle program, as well as flying aboard shuttle and her roles in history with the program. We find out how she became an astronaut, who inspired her, and her words of advice to inspire others, especially girls, to get into STEM...

Duration:01:21:51

Episode 909: Falcon Launches the #RhettRevolution

8/24/2017
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Hear the launch and landing of a Falcon 9, the inspiring story of two grieving parents, and the head of the ISS program, all in one jam-packed episode! On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss two recent launches. First we discuss the TDRS-M launch which took off on an Atlas 5. This was the first Atlas 5 launch in almost 4 months for United Launch Alliance, but theirr winning streak still continues. We also briefly mention a recent spacewalk conducted by the Russians, which had an...

Duration:01:20:34

Episode 908: The Kennedy Launch Shuffle

8/14/2017
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With the Eastern Range recently quiet, it’s about to get busy…and fast! First, we discuss the successful launch of the Soyuz carrying three more crew members to the ISS, bringing the US side up to 4 crew members for the first time ever. We then discuss a crazy range shift as SpaceX’s CRS-12 mission and the TDRS-M spacecraft set to launch aboard an Atlas V danced around with their launch days. There’s Russian spacewalks and damaged antennas and static discharges to blame, and we’ll help try...

Duration:00:55:39

Episode 906: NSC, KSC, and What Did Juno See?

7/15/2017
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On this episode of Talking Space, we recap a busy time for SpaceX, who completed their 3rd launch in less than 2 weeks with the launch of Intelsat 35e. In that time came the return of a SpaceX Dragon capsule from the ISS full of science. We then discuss the crew of the next Soyuz mission to the ISS passing their certification ahead of a launch at the end of the month. We also discuss a veteran astronaut, Julie Payette, who now has a new role in the Canadian government. We also go back to...

Duration:00:57:17

Episode 901: Rockets and Moons, How NEAF!

4/27/2017
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This season launches with, well, a look at a few launches. First up is OA-7, the second launch of a commercial cargo flight featuring Orbital ATK’s Cygnus atop a ULA Atlas V rocket. The International Space Station is living up to the last word in the name with the departure and arrival of new crews as well, including the launch of a Soyuz carrying 2 NASA astronauts, first-timer Jack Fisher and storied veteran Peggy Whitson. For the latter, this trip will result in yet another few barriers...

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 812: Hello Rocket

11/12/2016
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This week we’re (mostly) back to our regular programming, kicking off with two of our favorite subjects – the launches and landings of International Space Station crews, and it’s a busy season of shift changes via Kazakhstan. Since our last regular episode, we saw the conclusions of Expeditions 48 and 49 with some beautiful landings and the beginning of Expedition 50, with an additional 3 crewmembers scheduled to launch next week. Peggy Whitson, legendary astronaut, commander, and current...

Duration:00:54:04

Episode 806: Objects In Motion

8/12/2016
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On our own return to flight episode, we discuss several upcoming events ; NASA’s Osiris Rex, a sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu is scheduled for launch on 8 September 2016. The team looks at the mission objectives and the unique configuration of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) AtlasV carrying the spacecraft. SpaceX too is making news with two upcoming commercial launches out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. OrbitalATK is also returning it’s Antares booster to flight next...

Duration:01:10:50

Episode 710: Orion in Waiting

9/25/2015
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We kick off the show with congratulations, an upcoming celestial event, and follow ups to two previous stories. First an update to rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne’s attempt to purchase launch provider United Launch Alliance. We report on the preliminary results from the Ardbeg distillery experiment that flew to the International Space Station. We send congratulations to NASA’s five new flight directors including a name that the aud [...]

Duration:00:53:59

Episode 708: Contrasts

8/28/2015
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HTV5 launched recently supporting International Space Station resupply, successfully docking on 24 August, 2015. To learn more about the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency HTV Program see http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/index.html Future ISS resupply will also be supported by Orbital ATK via ULA’s ATLAS V carrying the Cygnus capsule to Station. Dates have not been set yet for those launches. Kat brings us some news about the Mars One Project and a public debate at the recently concluded Mars...

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 707: First Harvest

8/14/2015
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So what is that white stuff that NASA’s Dawn spacecraft found in Occator Crater on Ceres? What about that four mile high mountain or “pyramid”? We sort the wheat from the chaff. The International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 44 crew partook of the first edible harvest from the NASA’s VEGGIE ex [...]

Duration:00:57:58

Episode 706: Lost and Found

7/29/2015
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On this episode of Talking Space we begin with the preliminary conclusions released bySpaceX regarding the loss of CRS-7, leading into a discussion of the succession of resupply issues over the past year and how it might impact today’s commercial space race for future NASA contracts. Heading over to the purely commercial side of things we speculate on the National Transportation Safety Board’s public hearing on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crash from last fall (which took place the...

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 704: A Lack of Progress

5/7/2015
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On this episode we bookend the whole conversation with the launch and loss of Progress 59 and the implications for the International Space Station and future resupply missions. Then we celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with some historic highlights and personal perspectives of the mission, along with a discussion about the upcoming end of the program and whether Hubble could or even should be extended, inspired bythe op-ed by Donald F. Robertsonfeatured on Space...

Duration:00:57:50

Episode 703: Don’t Shoot the MESSENGER

4/26/2015
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This week we look at the impending demise ofNASA’s MESSENGER spacecraftafter being on orbit since 18 March, 2011. We also examine theSpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission Number 6

Duration:01:01:27