The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

Every 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.


Episode 262: No Loverro Lost

Spaceflight news

— Loverro quit! ( ( ( (

— Crew Dragon launch prep (HT Andrew Z: ( (

— Commercial crew is an amazing deal. (

— NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future to air May 25 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Science and at 10 p.m. PT/ET May 26 on Discovery (

Short & Sweet

— WFIRST renamed after pioneering astronomer, Nancy Grace Roman (

— Skyrora completes first full static firing in the UK in half a century (

— Northrop Grumman gets a Space Force contract (

— Relativity hires SpaceX executive to lead launch vehicle production (

Questions, comments, corrections

— Ben Hallert on Artemis orbit limitations (

— Also quoted in an article on the cult of Elon Musk (

This week in SF history

— 1971 May 30: launch of Mariner 9 ( ( (

— Next week in 1966: “Not just any port in a storm.”


 2020-05-27  1h2m