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Episode 1001: New Season for New Space

23 Jan 2018, 15:04 UTC
Episode 1001: New Season for New Space
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Talking Space is turning 10 seasons old...yet most of the topics involve new space surprisingly!
We begin focusing on SpaceX first with the return of CRS-13 and a look-ahead to the Falcon Heavy static fire test. Of course, we address the mystery behind the secret Zuma payload. Did it safely make it to orbit, did it come crashing back to earth, or is there something we're not being told? We get an ISS update including a preview of two spacewalks.
Next in our launch round-up, it's ULA with their NROL-47 mission and SBIRS GEO 4. Then it's over to India for a successful return of the PSLV plus a look at whether India could disrupt the international launch game. We also check out some smaller companies and their big impacts like RocketLab's Electron.
Then it's over to China whose rocket didn't blow up but still sent pieces crashing into the ground near crowded villages. Can the US partner with a country that just throws away rockets near people? We weigh in.
Lastly we remember two amazing astronauts in Bruce McCandless III and John Young who recently passed away.
Show recorded 1-16-2018
Host: Sawyer Rosenstein
Panelist: Gene Mikulka
Talking Space is turning 10 seasons old...yet most of the topics involve new space surprisingly!
We begin focusing on SpaceX first with the return of CRS-13 and a look-ahead to the Falcon Heavy static fire test. Of course, we address the mystery behind the secret Zuma payload. Did it safely make it to orbit, did it come crashing back to earth, or is there something we're not being told? We get an ISS update including a preview of two spacewalks.
Next in our launch round-up, it's ULA with their NROL-47 mission and SBIRS GEO 4. Then it's over to India for a successful return of the PSLV plus a look at whether India could disrupt the international launch game. We also check out some smaller companies and their big impacts like RocketLab's Electron.
Then it's over to China whose rocket didn't blow up but still sent pieces crashing into the ground near crowded villages. Can the US partner with a country that just throws away rockets near people? We weigh in.
Lastly we remember two amazing astronauts in Bruce McCandless III and John Young who recently passed away.
Show recorded 1-16-2018
Host: Sawyer Rosenstein
Panelist: Gene Mikulka

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