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 383: Begging for Rides and Ropes

Spaceflight News

— VirtualAGC posts their final LM software package ( ( ( (

— Play with a virtual rope module (

— If you own a rope module, or know someone who does, please get in touch! The vAGC group is happy to keep donors anonymous. Contact Ron Burkey:

— Project Kuiper looking for a ride (

Short & Sweet

— NASA launch slips ( (

— Polaris Dawn slips again (

— Centaur causes a slip (

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— LeonRunningMan (

— Victus Nox contract was awarded two days before the launch. 

— More info on eSR19 (

— Andrew Z via email: EMU 2.0, or an EVA pod?

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 2 Nov, 2000. Docking of Expedition 1, beginning our continuous human presence in space. ( ( ( VIA

— Next week (11/8 - 11/14) in 2013: Like Icarus, but in reverse


 2022-11-02  1h12m