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Episode 386: DOWNLINK--Margaret Weitekamp, Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum


Spaceflight News

— Artemis I Launch (nasaspaceflight.com) (americaspace.com) (spacenews.com) (planetary.org) (HT MCC: twitter.com/derekdotspace)

— SLS suffered slight hurricane damage prior to launch (spacenews.com)

— SLS still had LH2 leaks (nasaspaceflight.com) (HT deltaV: twitter.com/ZachSellinger)

— A bad ethernet switch took down range assets (HT deltaV: twitter.com/thesheetztweetz)

— Post-launch photo opportunities were limited (twitter.com/SciGuySpace) (twitter.com/wapodavenport)

— Artemis I Ride-alongs and little ‘uns (twitter.com/jeff_foust) (parabolicarc.com)

— CAPSTONE arrives at the Moon (spacenews.com)

— Orion completes TLI (spacenews.com) (youtu.be)

Short & Sweet

— Hermeus completes key test towards hypersonic aircraft (HT Czarified, Csaba: defenseone.com) (HT Czarified: youtube.com)

— Busy week of spacewalkin’ (space.com) (space.com) (space.com) (americaspace.com) (nasaspaceflight.com)

— Japan formalizes its commitment (spacenews.com)

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— From the intro: Cygnus array jam photo (twitter.com/Space_Pete)

— Csaba: Real-time Artemis I tracker (nasa.gov) (eyes.nasa.gov)

— DeltaV: Rocket 4 Payload User’s guide (twitter.com/Astra)

Interview -- Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Chair of the Space History department at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

— airandspace.si.edu 

— twitter.com/mgtwspace

— facebook.com/margaret.weitekamp.12

— Buy the book: (amazon.com) (barnesandnoble.com) (smithsonianbooks.com)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 27 Nov, 2012. The end of Falcon 9 Air’s development (flightglobal.com VIA 12ft.io) (en.wikipedia.org) (en.wikipedia.org)

— Orbital designed Pegasus II “Thunderbolt” as a replacement (space.com)

— Next week (11/29 - 12/5) in 2014: [Audio clue]


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