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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 180: DATA RELAY--Saturn V Umbilicals

10/16/2018
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Saturn V was an amazing rocket, but, like the astronauts, it didn't do its job alone. Today, we're talking about the arms on the Launch Umbilical Tower!

Duration:01:42:26

Episode 179: DATA RELAY--Combustion Instability

10/9/2018
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Rockets are controlled explosions. Let's talk about how we keep them from tearing the vehicle apart!

Duration:01:19:39

Episode 178: DATA RELAY--Power Generation

10/2/2018
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Power generation in space is hard, but at least there are lots of options to chose from!

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 177: 1/80,000 G

9/25/2018
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Hayabusa 2 made it to Ryugu, and TESS found some exoplanets!

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 176: Delta Done

9/18/2018
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Another Fall, another BFR update. Also, a hybrid rocket spaceplane, an Orion parachute test and the last Delta II.

Duration:00:49:44

Episode 175: A Little Shimmy

9/11/2018
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SLS' Mobile Launcher made a big move, and Exos' SARGE did too!

Duration:00:37:37

Episode 174: Not with a bang, but with a hiss

9/4/2018
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While the (lack of) excitement continues for Oppy, the ISS sprung a leak!

Duration:00:42:07

Episode 173: Don't Lose Both!

8/28/2018
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We're about to lose Kepler, but hopefully we won't lose Opportunity!

Duration:00:30:44

Episode 172: Matryoshka Doll Impression

8/21/2018
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The Smithsonian Air and Space museum is doing a huge update, there’s a Russian satellite that at least one person is worried about (but we’re not) and we need your input on Season 3!

Duration:00:45:34

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 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