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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 141: No Neptune Jokes

1/16/2018
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Falcon Heavy still hasn't had a static fire, Long March is lucky not to have started a (building) fire, we hear more from Blue Origin, from NASA on SPX crew flights and Rocket Lab's Still Testing.

Duration: 00:33:47


Episode 140: Sandwich Smuggler

1/9/2018
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This week, we had to say goodbye to one of the most experienced astronauts. Godspeed, John!

Duration: 00:35:30


Episode 139: Holding Our Breath

1/2/2018
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Falcon Heavy shows continued signs of actually flying sooner than six months in the future, Angosat-1 had a hiccup and Blue Origin buys land.

Duration: 00:37:06


Episode 138: DOWNLINK--SEDS UCF IREC II

12/19/2017
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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space has a chapter at University of Central Florida, and they've entered the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. They had a successful failure last year, and now they're here to talk about their run up for next year.

Duration: 00:56:24


Episode 137: Cartouche

12/12/2017
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3D printed rockets, cubesat toys and commercial lunar landings.

Duration: 00:29:43


Episode 136: Up to Date Config Files

12/5/2017
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A Frigat-M went Full Kerbal, Elon Musk promises to go Full Kerbal in the future, Voyager is being clever with engine degradation and SLC-40 is good to go!

Duration: 00:38:45


Episode 135: CRUSTy

11/28/2017
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We found out more info about Dream Chaser's drop test, and we discuss a new space nuclear reactor

Duration: 00:41:17


Episode 134: Zuma Zoom

11/21/2017
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We now know what Zuma probably looks like, but who the heck is operating it? Also, some info on New Glenn and LauncherOne.

Duration: 00:32:52


Episode 133: The Six Loneliest People

11/14/2017
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We blew up a Merlin and dropped a Dream Chaser.

Duration: 00:27:26


Episode 132: DOWNLINK--Laura Forczyk

11/7/2017
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Laura Forczyk studies the space industry professionally, and we get to talk to her about what services she provides as well as some of her predictions!

Duration: 01:20:26


Episode 131: The Race for Space (Based Internet)

10/31/2017
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Will we see the race for space internet begin in the next few months?

Duration: 00:40:02


Episode 130: DOWNLINK--Zach Weinersmith

10/24/2017
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Zach and Kelly Weinersmith just published a book called Soonish, a humorous-but-factual look at 10 upcoming technologies. Since a few are in space, we thought we'd talk to Zach about the book!

Duration: 01:25:28


Episode 129: DOWNLINK--Eliécer Hernández

10/17/2017
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VRSS-2 was recently launched on a Long March. While it's a fairly conventional Earth observation satellite, we got ahold of its system designer to talk about what makes it different and what the challenges were in building it.

Duration: 01:09:13


Episode 128: DOWNLINK--Dr. Lee Bennett

10/10/2017
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Dr. Bennett is the Spitzer Science Center Deputy Manager, and we got to talk to him about the space telescope's history and operations.

Duration: 01:21:52


Episode 127: Not-Quite-So-Big Falcon Rocket

10/3/2017
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This week we mostly talk about Elon Musk's IAC presentation.

Duration: 01:10:34


Episode 126: Deorbit ATK

9/26/2017
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Tianzhou 1 is done, and so is Orbital ATK.

Duration: 00:40:53


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

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