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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!

Space News | Rocket lab announced reusability as SpaceX Catches a Fairing

Space News | Rocket lab announced reusability as SpaceX Catches a Fairing

August 7, 2019

Peter Beck said they would never do it... But it looks like now they will try! Rocket Lab will be attempting to recover the 1st stage of their Electron rocket. We cover their announcement at the SmallSat conference.

We also have a quick picture update on the new ULA Vulcan rocket showcasing its current status. And there is an epic video of the SpaceX Ms. Tree ship capturing a Fairing half out at sea! It's a stunning shot!

Can SpaceX really get StarShip to Mars by 2024 | Space

Can SpaceX really get StarShip to Mars by 2024 | Space

August 4, 2019

This week we welcome on Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut to talk about the SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy programs, his experiences in Boca Chica and what we can look forward to with SpaceX's Moon and Mars plans.

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