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.
It's our first interview episode! Let's get to know one of our research assistants better. Also: Blue Origin, Vulcan, Barge landings, Rocketlab's Rutherford engine and the completed D2 in-flight abort assembly.
The big barrier to people in space is radiation. There are different sources, different types and a couple of good ways to protect ourselves. Also: Opportunity in peril, SpaceX fairings, public domain space photos, Gwynne Shotwell testifies, He bottles, Dreamchaser again, and Mangalyaan.
Everyone knows you have to take your own air to space, assuming you'd like to continue breathing. Let's take some time to talk about common atmosphere choices in space. Also Curiosity's short, Orbital ATK's giant solid rocket, Jupiter (not the planet), Tory Bruno and radioactive material!
The difficulty of survival in the near vacuum of low Earth orbit is a fear deep in our society’s psyche. However, it’s a working environment for many brave men and women, and isn’t as bad as many people think. This week, we talk about the smallest human spaceships ever invented: space suits.
Sometimes, human hands just aren't practical or available. Let's talk about robot arms of all shapes and sizes! Also DSCOVR, Martian budget cuts, senators calling out ULA, the upcoming US ISS EVAs, and an amazing video from Marshall Space Flight Center!