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Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.

Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
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Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.

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English


Episodes

Episode 171: Smallsat Launchers and Smallsat Launcher Accessories

8/14/2018
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I tell you what, Firefly, Ursa Major, Rocketlab and Stellar Exploration all made it into the news this week, and that's anything but asinine.

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 170: Space Test Pilot

8/7/2018
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This week, we got a huge update on the progress of commercial crew, including a list of the first assigned astronauts on Dragon and Starliner flights!

Duration:00:32:04

Episode 169: The Storm STILL Looms

7/31/2018
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Starliner's history has more explosions than previously thought, SpaceshipTwo flies higher than previously flown and Mars is more thirst-quenchy than previously known.

Duration:00:24:00

Episode 168: Goosing ISS

7/24/2018
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Blue Origin burns high, Cygnus burns higher and Parker Solar Probe B plans to burn highest.

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 167: Fifty Four Nozzles

7/17/2018
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An end for LC-17 and a beginning for Crew Dragon?

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 166: Chee or Kee?

7/10/2018
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A single-instrument exoplanet telescope is preparing to launch, and a multi-use launch system is hoping to get there too.

Duration:00:33:52

Episode 165: Red Foam

7/3/2018
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LauncherOne readies for orbit while Momo-2 nopes out of a flight.

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 164: Bye Bye Block 4

6/28/2018
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NASA is looking for a power and propulsion module for their mythical cis-Lunar space station.

Duration:00:18:00

Episode 164: Bye Bye Block 4

6/28/2018
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NASA is looking for a power and propulsion module for their mythical cis-Lunar space station.

Duration:00:21:41

Episode 164: Bye Bye Block 4

6/26/2018
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NASA is looking for a power and propulsion module for their mythical cis-Lunar space station.

Duration:00:30:22

Episode 163: The Storm Looms

6/19/2018
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Opportunity is digging in, and so are we.

Duration:00:26:24

Episode 162: Regolith Nap

6/12/2018
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NASA isn't grabbing ISS and heading to the nearest yard sale, SpaceX is expanding at KSC and *yikes* Opportunity is doing a Mark Watney impression.

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 161: DOWNLINK--TU Delft DARE

6/5/2018
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A team of engineering students at TU Delft are fighting to reclaim their rocketry altitude record.

Duration:01:06:51

Episode 160: DOWNLINK--Eric Blood

5/29/2018
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Eric Blood worked on the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator, which does have a ballute, but not where we thought.

Duration:01:03:25

Episode 159: DOWNLINK--Dr. Dmitry Savranski

5/22/2018
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I’m supposed to put an episode description here, but I’m just going to say “Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms” and leave it at that.

Duration:01:10:54

Episode 158: Version F

5/15/2018
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SpaceX flew their first Falcon 9 v6! Or, no, wait, Falcon 9 Block VI. No, wait, Falcon 9 Block 5.

Duration:00:35:34

Episode 157: Sunset Parafoil

5/8/2018
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We discussed several topics, but I'm still just taken by that fairing recovery photo.

Duration:00:24:43

Episode 156: Cracked and Canceled

5/1/2018
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Mars 2020 needs a new heat shield, and the lunar Resource Prospector instruments need a new platform!

Duration:00:31:47

Episode 155: Party Balloon

4/24/2018
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Elon Musk reveals a potential second stage reuse strategy, and Orbital ATK gives a new name to NGLS

Duration:00:31:26

Episode 154: DOWNLINK--Tess Caswell

4/17/2018
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Tess Caswell has done a lot of things, but today we're talking to her about her time sitting at the ETHOS desk in ISS MCC, controlling the life support systems on Station.

Duration:01:12:13