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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


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Episode 125: Mars Rocks

9/19/2017
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NASA outlines an exciting, laser-focused Mars sample return mission, and SpaceX released another photo of their flight suit.

Duration: 00:40:05


Episode 124: Sat in a Cage

9/5/2017
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We discuss the recent loss of IRNSS 1H, trapped in its fairing, and we learn about a newly discovered flaw in Intelsat-33e's stationkeeping thrusters. Also we get a little more clarification of the Dragonrider suit.

Duration: 00:31:33


Episode 123: Mmmm, CREAMy

8/29/2017
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Let's go shopping for pressure suits. Also, ISS gets CREAMy, and Orion and Orbital ATK both get fire-y!

Duration: 00:42:46


Episode 122: Low-Enriched Uranium

8/22/2017
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Nuclear propulsion, a promise of new space suits, TDRS-M is healthy, the X-Prize will never be won, and another launchpad at KSC.

Duration: 00:33:05


Episode 121: It's not their fault!

8/15/2017
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We learn more about the Rocket Lab's first flight failure, a minimalistic cubsat failure , and an H-IIA that was grounded (due to a failure)

Duration: 00:43:57


Episode 120: DOWNLINK--Jason Seagram

8/8/2017
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Jason Seagram works at CSA, and was a major part of the recent MBSU RnR.

Duration: 00:50:58


Episode 119: Myopia Runs in the Family

8/1/2017
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There are two MPLMs in storage right now... and one of them might be headed to the moon! Also, another short-sighted US space telescope.

Duration: 00:29:16


Episode 118: DOWNLINK--Louis Perna

7/25/2017
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Accion Systems is an MIT spin-off that's developing a new type of electric propulsion, and a very promising one! Also, we heard a bit of Mars news from Elon Musk.

Duration: 01:17:03


Episode 117: Brought to You By Questions, Comments and Correction Burns

7/18/2017
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TDRS-M got a little banged up during encapsulation, and Moon Express shows off a mockup! Also, lots of questions, comments and correction burns; let's all get smarter!

Duration: 00:46:30


Episode 116: Overperformance and underperformance

7/11/2017
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XCOR is no mor, F9 overperformed, Chinasat made up for an underperformance.

Duration: 00:41:12


Episode 115: DOWNLINK--Kam Bahrami

7/4/2017
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Kam Bahrami sits at the ROBO desk at ISS MCC. We have a quick discussion with him about robotics on Station and the Roll-out Solar Array experiment in particular.

Duration: 01:16:54


Episode 114: Baseball Reference

6/27/2017
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ESA gears up for Prometheus and SpaceX busies itself getting payloads into space.

Duration: 00:26:15


Episode 113: The Crowd Speaks

6/20/2017
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Orion gets an abort motor test, ROSA gets a deployment test and Pirs stays put.

Duration: 00:42:51


Episode 111: Unexpected Departure

6/6/2017
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An unexpected ISS departure, the Space Foursquare Ball is halfway to the finish line, Stratolaunch stretches its legs, and SpaceX has a ticket price in mind for Red Dragon.

Duration: 00:32:44


Episode 110: A Tap on the Shoulder

5/30/2017
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Successful failures all around! BE-4 has an explosion, Rocketlab reaches space, Schiaparelli gets investigated and LRO gets tapped on the shoulder.

Duration: 00:47:16


Guest show: Notion.farm Episode 1

5/23/2017
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Since nothing much happened in the news this week, we decided to take a break and instead bring you an episode from a new podcast, hosted by Ben Etherington and Chris Radcliff. Find more episodes at Notion.farm.

Duration: 00:59:38


Episode 109: Dropped Dome

5/16/2017
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Both NASA and Masten damaged some very expensive equipment this week.

Duration: 00:23:50


Episode 108: Mars Automated Giant Gizmo for Integrated Engineering

5/9/2017
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Ben talks for too long about his trip to JPL. Vector flies a rocket, ARCA shows off a a crazy rocket, NASA wants cubesats with lasers IN SPACE, and X-37B ends its streak.

Duration: 00:45:48


Episode 107: DOWNLINK--Scott Wray

5/2/2017
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Scott Wray trains astronauts and flight controllers to perform and support EVAs. Yes, that's pretty much as cool as you can get. Also, JWST, a handful of short-and-sweet news items and a double handful of comments and corrections!

Duration: 01:19:32


Episode 106: Who's Afraid of a Sparkle Chicken?

4/25/2017
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spaceflightnow.comhttp://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets/Specials/Atlas_MA-drive-system/index.htm

Duration: 00:34:53

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