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The Talking Space Podcast is a free and open exchange of all things space. Founded in September 2009, Talking Space takes on the challenge of letting the world know about key and critical topics impacting humanity's reach for the stars both human space exploration and robotic planetary exploration. From the world’s space agencies to almost any corporation or person connected to space exploration, Talking Space is dedicated to telling the stories of those who explore humanity's final frontier.

The Talking Space Podcast is a free and open exchange of all things space. Founded in September 2009, Talking Space takes on the challenge of letting the world know about key and critical topics impacting humanity's reach for the stars both human space exploration and robotic planetary exploration. From the world’s space agencies to almost any corporation or person connected to space exploration, Talking Space is dedicated to telling the stories of those who explore humanity's final frontier.
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The Talking Space Podcast is a free and open exchange of all things space. Founded in September 2009, Talking Space takes on the challenge of letting the world know about key and critical topics impacting humanity's reach for the stars both human space exploration and robotic planetary exploration. From the world’s space agencies to almost any corporation or person connected to space exploration, Talking Space is dedicated to telling the stories of those who explore humanity's final frontier.

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English

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Episodes

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 914: The Long-Awaited Launch Vehicles

11/13/2017
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Falcon Heavy gets a launch date for very soon, and SLS gets an even further away launch date, along with more in this jam packed Talking Space! On this episode we have a busy launch round-up featuring the Vega rocket, SpaceX, a new Minotaur-C, China bouncing back from failure, and more. We also have the upcoming penultimate flight of the Delta II, a classified SpaceX payload, a first launch from SLC-40 since the AMOS-6 failure last year, and AMOS returning back to SpaceX with a new...

Duration:01:25:20

Episode 913: The Science of Now, Shaping Tomorrow

10/22/2017
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So many launches, so little time, and a few explosive news stories make this a jam-packed episode not to be missed! We begin by recapping the launches of the last two weeks, including three SpaceX launches in one day, Japan and China launching on the same day and both broadcasting them live, and an ESA mission launching on a unique rocket. We also had some unusual scrubs, including a Soyuz and an Atlas V, taking all V, er, 5 times to launch. We then look at some upcoming launches,...

Duration:01:17:36

Episode 912: BFR’s Big Breakout

10/9/2017
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The biggest launch round-up in Talking Space history and one of the biggest talks of the year…all in one show! On this episode, we begin with the launch round-up looking at the upcoming launches of an Atlas V, two Falcon 9s, a Long March, an H-II A, a Soyuz, and a Rockot rocket…all within less than two weeks of each other. We also have the announcement of the new launch date for the next Orbital ATK resupply mission to the ISS that will be once again on an Antares out of Virginia. We then...

Duration:01:15:26

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 907: Lots to See at ISSRDC

7/30/2017
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On this very special episode of Talking Space, with a new crew onboard the International Space Station, we go to Washington DC for the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development Conference, or ISSRDC. We learn all about the science happening on station, the future of the ISS, a look at the commercial partners, and some other topics you might not know had to do with ISS. We begin by talking with NASA astronaut and molecular biologist Dr. Kate Rubins about her time on station...

Duration:01:32:56

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

7/16/2017
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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 905: 2 Launches, 2 Landings, 2 Days

7/1/2017
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On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss a “double header” launch weekend for SpaceX, although we learn not to use that phrase around a certain panel member. We discuss the effort it took for an east and west coast Falcon 9 launch with two barge landings over one weekend and what it means for the company and the entire industry. We then discuss an Indian launch carrying along an impressive array of CubeSats, and look at what vehicles are taking up these smaller payloads and if there’s...

Duration:00:58:23

Episode 903: Micro, Heavy, and Everything In-Between

5/21/2017
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On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss how SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivers again sending the Inmarsat 5-4F Communications satellite into its proper orbit. The company also tested the core stage of its Falcon Heavy booster slated for a hopeful debut this year. A SpaceX employee was also in the news with some interesting words for the competition and what may have been a mild rebuke of NASA Space Launch System. We report on NASA’s 200th Spacewalk in support of ISS operations and in...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 902: FIRST Place and News About Space

5/8/2017
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On this extra packed episode of Talking Space, we discuss the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the classified NROL-76 satellite. We also address a tweet sent to us regarding our view on SpaceX, a comment we get quite often and wanted to address. We also discuss the arrival of the Cygnus resupply vehicle to the International Space Station, and the return of a 4K camera from the station. This reportedly allowed more detailed science documentation, but our opinion of 4K,...

Duration:01:42:04

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 813: We Are ‘GOES’ for Launch

12/11/2016
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This week we must sadly open with the news of the passing of John Glenn, whose list of accomplishments has been surpassed by none, serving America with honor both on and off our planet for almost all of his 95 years. Unfortunately, the news doesn’t get much better quickly as we discuss the recent failure of the Progress 65 resupply mission. We discuss the impact on ISS operations and the reliability of not just Progress, but other cargo resupply providers and what sort of payloads might be...

Duration:01:00:40

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 811: By And For The People

10/29/2016
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This week we divert a little from our usual format to bringyou some very special information. Most importantly, we respond to listener Kevin Streitmatter, who was wondering where the candidatesfor President of the United States stand on our favorite issue. Since thewinner will set America’s space policy for the next 4-8 years and could deeplyaffect not only the current and future missions of NASA but the burgeoningcommercial space industry, knowing their positions on space is crucial for...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode 810: From 67P and IAC with Love

10/23/2016
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We begin this episode with an ending, as Rosetta joined its companion, Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on September 30, with confirmation arriving at mission control in Darmstadt at 11:19 UTC. This is hardly a time for mourning, but rather the celebration of an ambitious mission accomplished and still more data to learn from. While we await those studies we invite you to check out the latest installment of Rosetta’s cartoon and the short film Ambition.

Duration:01:02:30

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