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Things you didn’t know about NASA’s Deep Space Network

Things you didn’t know about NASA’s Deep Space Network

November 25, 2019

In this live interview we have one of the Deep Space Network's Operations Directors, Richard Stephenson -- This week we cover one of the most important NASA programs you may have never heard of or rarely think about: DSN. What happens where there is an earthquake near one of the DSN dishes? How do they deal with wildlife? What other uses can the DSN provide? So many amazing questions are answered in this live interview!

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Is Skyrora the next big NewSpace Company? | Interview

Is Skyrora the next big NewSpace Company? | Interview

October 21, 2019

Skyrora is building a new small sat launcher that is environmentally conscious, possibly reusable and unlike anything else on the market. This week we're joined by Skyrora Lead Engineer Robin Hague to talk about what they are building and when we can see it fly!

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How millennials are impacting aerospace | Interview

How millennials are impacting aerospace | Interview

October 13, 2019

Laura Seward Forczyk, author of the book, "Rise of the Space Age Millennials" joins us to talk about the new generation entering the workforce. Specifically the impact millennials are having in unexpected ways on the entire aerospace industry as well as some of the hurdles the generation is presented with.

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This is TMRO:Space Orbit 12.32

How Tetris could lead to Lunar Exploration | SPACE INTERVIEW

How Tetris could lead to Lunar Exploration | SPACE INTERVIEW

October 6, 2019

Jared talks to Henk Rogers, serial entrepreneur and founder of International Moon Base Alliance, on his vision for humanity and how we'll live sustainably both on and off Earth. What's the link to Tetris you ask? He is the one who secured the distribution rights to Tetris and is the founder of The Tetris Company!

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How you can hack NASA | SPACE INTERVIEW

How you can hack NASA | SPACE INTERVIEW

September 23, 2019

Ali Llewellyn (@adllewellyn), Strategist and Project Manager at NASA Johnson Space Center joins us to talk about the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, space outreach for non-traditional audiences and building community-driven collaboration and innovation. Her incredible passion for space and science outreach really shine through here and it's certainly worth a watch all the way to the end.

This is TMRO:Space Orbit 12.29 for September 21st, 2019 (iPhone Day +1)

India’s Vikram Lunar Lander may not be lost | SPACE NEWS

India’s Vikram Lunar Lander may not be lost | SPACE NEWS

September 11, 2019

Jared Head brings us our Earthly and ISS departures along with a quick update on India's Vikram lunar lander -- Spoiler: not all hope is lost just yet! Jared also covers a relativity important contract and rounds out the show with Aeolus performing a course correction to avoid the SpaceX Starlink constellation.

Lisa Stojanovski has some exciting and future looking space science updates from cargo that recently returned to Earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon spaceship.

Jade Kim returns with a HUGE story from China's FAST telescope!

And Dr. Tamitha Skov reminds us of the importance of Space Weather, especially during huge storms where emergency communication can be life or death!

Virgin is getting close to Orbit | SPACE INTERVIEW

Virgin is getting close to Orbit | SPACE INTERVIEW

September 8, 2019

Virgin Orbit VP of Special Projects William Pomerantz joins us on station to talk about everything they are working on. Sounds like Virgin Orbit isn't just near flying, but ready to come out of the gate strong with a series of vehicles already being built! In this hour long interview Jared and Will talk about the small satellite market and Virgin Orbit's place in it, rocket reusability and the Brooke Owens Fellowship. Will is an amazing force within the NewSpace community and this is an interview you don't want to miss!

Starhopper’s final flight and Europa Clipper is even more real | SPACE NEWS

Starhopper’s final flight and Europa Clipper is even more real | SPACE NEWS

August 28, 2019

We have a slew of launches, arrivals and departures this week including a test flight from SpaceX! I believe that means that Jared lost a bet with me!

Jared also gets super excited about Europa Clipper becoming even more real, Lisa joins us from New Zealand to talk about Australia possibly joining ESA and of course we have the Space Weather Woman Dr. Tamith Skov giving us an update on our local star!

Vulcan Wins and Virgin Galactic has a new home | SPACE NEWS

Vulcan Wins and Virgin Galactic has a new home | SPACE NEWS

August 21, 2019

United Launch Alliance has won a couple of contracts for its not-yet-flying Vulcan rocket, one of which has a mini space shuttle as a payload! Virgin Galactic is taking up residence at Spaceport America (finally!) And NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building may have a new tenant!

SpaceX, ESA and NASA Tests and a look back at DC-X | SPACE NEWS

SpaceX, ESA and NASA Tests and a look back at DC-X | SPACE NEWS

August 14, 2019

We only had one launch with the Atlas V this week, but we did have an unusual ISS departure in the form of Cygnus leaving -- But not coming back to Earth.

NASA tested the Orion abort engines while SpaceX tested the emergency pad escape system at LC-39A. And ESA tested a parachute, but didn't quite get the results they were hoping for.

Finally, we take a peek back at the DC-X prototype which flew for the first time 26 years ago this week!