Astronomy & Space

104. BEHIND THE SCENES: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Orbital Flight Test

In this episode we go behind the scenes of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 Orbital Flight Test. As you may know, this was a milestone launch for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing had previously conducted a successful pad abort test for Starliner in early November 2019. This orbital flight test, on December 20, 2019, was successful in…

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103. SpaceX JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission Update with Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux

In this episode we welcome Christian Patouraux, the CEO of Kacific, a next-generation broadband satellite operator. SpaceX just launched Kacific1 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2019.  Kacific1 is a next-generation geostationary satellite that will stream high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban areas of the Pacific and South East Asia.  Kacific1…

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97. DAVID EICHER, Astronomy Magazine Editor-in-Chief talks astronomy, Apollo 11 & the Astro Blues Band

David J. Eicher is an American editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space. He has been editor-in-chief of Astronomy magazine since 2002. He is author, coauthor, or editor of more than 20 books on science and American history and has appeared on CNN, NPR, Fox News and other media outlets to promote astronomy. He’s…

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91. THE CASE FOR SPACE: Interview with DR ROBERT ZUBRIN: How the Revolution in Spaceflight opens up a Future of Limitless Possibility

Dr. Robert Zubrin is president of Pioneer Astronautics and also president of The Mars Society.  He’s also the author of many critically acclaimed books, including “Mars Direct”, “How to Live on Mars” and “Entering Space”. He has appeared on major media including CNN, BBC, the Discovery Channel, & NPR.  In this interview Dr. Zubrin joins…

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90. Down to Earth SPACEMAN Mike Massimino shares his journey as a NASA astronaut

Mike Massimino served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014 and is a veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope. He became the first person to tweet from space and played himself in several episodes of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. A graduate of Columbia University & MIT, Mike…

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88. DR THOMAS ZURBUCHEN: Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

In this interview we go onsite at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Thomas is an award-winning astrophysicist, with honors including receiving the National Science and Technology Council Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award in 2004…

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87. SPACEX Falcon Heavy Arabsat-6A – Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with us as we set up cameras at the launch pad, met some incredible people and witnessed the first commercial launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy, complete with the incredible landing of the boosters at Cape Canaveral. Featured in this episode are interviews with Everyday Astronaut Tim Dodd, rocket launch photographer Erik…

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A to launch Wednesday, April 10th

SpaceX is gearing up for its 2nd Falcon Heavy launch, scheduled for 6:35 pm EDT Wednesday, April 10, 2019. As you may remember the first Falcon Heavy was launched last year on February 6, 2018 with the infamous “Starman” and Elon Musk’s own Tesla. Two of the Falcon Heavy’s boosters landed nearly simultaneously at Cape…

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85. MOON to MARS – Behind the Scenes at NASA Glenn Research Center

America is going back to the Moon! Go behind the scenes of the NASA Glenn Research Center as we go onsite to speak with the incredible team members and discover some of the cutting-edge technology that will help send American’s back to the Moon and then to Mars and beyond. In this episode we recap…

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82. SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 – Behind the Scenes

  In this episode we go behind the scenes on the press site at Kennedy Space Center for a look at the incredible milestones of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1, and what it means for the future of commercial crew spaceflight. In this journey I share footage of the press conferences, launch activities, and how I…

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