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A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
T+89: Lockheed’s Small Sat Strategy, NASA Tipping Points Contracts 00:26:12 2018-08-13 17:21
T+88: CubeRover, Michael Provenzano and Andrew Horchler 00:49:16 2018-07-30 11:00
T+87: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 00:21:30 2018-07-18 18:00
T+86: Falcon Heavy Wins AFSPC-52 00:18:21 2018-06-27 11:00
T+85: Support and Criticism for the Lunar Gateway 00:21:07 2018-06-19 18:39
T+84: The End of NASA Exploration Exclusivity 00:15:59 2018-06-04 11:00
T+83: Falcon 9 Block 5, RL10 on Centaur V 00:23:15 2018-05-22 11:00
T+82: Jon Goff, Altius Space Machines 01:05:04 2018-05-09 11:00
T+81: Resource Prospector Cancellation 00:12:20 2018-05-02 11:46
T+80: DARPA Launch Challenge 00:18:46 2018-04-25 17:50
T+79: Orbital ATK’s OmegA, NASA’s Bridenstine 00:24:44 2018-04-21 11:00
T+78: No Cost-Plus, But No Vision, Either 00:19:32 2018-04-09 11:00
T+77: Blue Origin Reconfigures New Glenn 00:28:39 2018-04-04 11:00
T+76: Caleb Henry 00:32:41 2018-03-27 11:00
T+75: March Roundup 00:28:49 2018-03-23 10:00
T+74: Stagnation and Opportunity 00:27:34 2018-03-09 11:00
T+73: Commercial Crew Contingency Plans, and the End of ISS 00:22:29 2018-02-23 11:00
T+72: SpaceX’s Motivation for Falcon Heavy 00:34:17 2018-02-13 11:00
T+71: Commercial Crew, Congress, and the GAO 00:23:14 2018-01-30 11:00
T+70: Polar Launches from Cape Canaveral 00:23:52 2018-01-17 11:00
T+69: Robin Seemangal 01:04:10 2017-12-27 11:00
T+68: Mike Lewis, CTO of NanoRacks 00:48:44 2017-12-20 09:00
T+67: Special Preview of MECO Headlines, December 1–8, 2017 00:21:22 2017-12-08 12:30
T+66: A Visit to NanoRacks, and Virgin Orbit Books a Department of Defense Launch 00:26:48 2017-11-27 09:00
T+65: The New GEO Model, Orbital ATK’s Composite Case, Good and Bad SpaceX News 00:25:43 2017-11-11 09:00
T+64: BE-4 Fires Up, and Some Thoughts on the Future of Commercial and Military Launch 00:24:19 2017-10-28 09:00
T+63: Centaur V, BFR Updates 00:26:13 2017-10-18 09:00
T+62: Chris Gebhardt on SpaceX’s BFR 2017 Update 01:08:31 2017-10-05 04:00
T+61: Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin Unveils New Satellite Family 00:22:11 2017-09-25 09:00
T+60: New Glenn’s Fairing, OneWeb’s Factory 00:23:31 2017-09-16 09:00
T+59: Jake Robins 00:49:37 2017-09-07 19:00
T+58: Totality 00:17:47 2017-08-25 09:00
T+57: Caleb Henry 00:33:11 2017-08-16 18:00
T+56: Small Launchers and Advanced Propulsion 00:33:50 2017-08-11 09:00
T+55: ISS and Beyond 00:28:14 2017-08-04 09:00
T+54: Eric Berger 00:32:59 2017-07-27 09:00
T+53: Loren Grush 00:37:48 2017-07-22 09:00
T+52: XCOR Winds Down, ULA Wins STP-3 00:25:08 2017-07-13 09:00
T+51: The SpaceX Steamroller, Blue Origin Chooses Alabama 00:26:19 2017-06-29 09:00
T+50: Boeing Gets XS-1, SpaceX Gets X-37B 00:27:57 2017-06-15 09:00
T+49: Dr. Thomas Lang 01:20:51 2017-06-05 09:00
T+48: Rand Simberg 00:58:26 2017-05-27 09:00
T+47: Uncrewed EM-1 Delayed to 2019 00:32:07 2017-05-16 09:00
T+46: Eric Berger 00:30:45 2017-05-02 09:00
T+45: 2018 Air Force Launch Vehicle Contracts, and the Dim Future of Antares 00:36:33 2017-04-20 09:00
T+44: SpaceX and the Age of Reusability 00:32:17 2017-04-01 09:00
T+43: March Lightning Round 00:27:01 2017-03-25 08:00
T+42: Blue Origin Introduces New Glenn 00:28:00 2017-03-09 09:00
T+41: EM-1 Follow-up, Dragon 2-Falcon Heavy to the Moon 00:40:52 2017-03-02 09:00
T+40: The Potentially Infamous EM-1 Memo 00:26:27 2017-02-18 09:00
T+39: Opportunities for Private Companies within Government Programs 00:18:07 2017-02-09 16:15
T+38: 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act Speculation 00:28:13 2017-02-02 09:00
T+37: Government Subsidies, Private Capability, and the 2010 National Space Policy 00:20:06 2017-01-27 09:00
T+36: Falcon 9 Flies with New Fueling Procedures, and the NASA-Boeing-Soyuz Saga 00:30:05 2017-01-19 09:00
T+35: NASA Policy Grab Bag 00:21:20 2017-01-12 09:00
T+34: SpaceX’s COPV Investigation and Return to Flight 00:22:42 2017-01-05 09:00
T+33: SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Delay, Fueling Process Approved, and the Inmarsat-Falcon Heavy Situation 00:17:12 2016-12-15 09:00
T+32: Soyuz-U Failure and Satellite Servicing 00:23:32 2016-12-08 09:00
T+31: ULA’s RocketBuilder 00:20:10 2016-12-01 09:00
T+30: SpaceX Nearing Falcon 9 Return-to-Flight 00:33:03 2016-11-23 09:00
T+29: Commercializing the NASA Exploration Roadmap 00:32:43 2016-11-16 09:00
T+28: The Future of NASA and the Moon 00:28:43 2016-11-02 08:00
T+27: Financial vs. Political Capital and Mission Sustainability 00:30:27 2016-10-26 09:00
T+26: OA-5, Antares, and Orbital ATK’s Road Ahead 00:37:23 2016-10-19 09:00
T+25: Falcon 9 Updates and the 10% Discount 00:30:10 2016-10-12 09:00
T+24: ULA’s RapidLaunch and Commercial Market Competitiveness 00:22:59 2016-10-05 09:00
T+23: SpaceX Mars Architecture Initial Reactions 00:57:35 2016-09-28 09:00
T+22: SpaceX Mars Architecture Announcement Preamble 00:41:01 2016-09-21 09:00
T+21: Blue Origin Previews New Glenn 00:32:48 2016-09-14 09:00
T+20: Mike Johnson, Chief Designer at NanoRacks on NanoRacks’ History, NextSTEP, and Wet Workshops 00:51:54 2016-09-07 09:00
T+19: SpaceX’s Manifest, Flight-Proven Hardware, Blue Origin Updates, and Antares’ Engines 00:30:18 2016-08-31 09:00
T+18: Robert Zubrin on Mars Exploration and Colonization Internationally, within NASA, and at SpaceX 00:34:37 2016-08-24 09:00
T+17: NextSTEP Habitat Prototypes, and the Zombie Centaur 00:29:22 2016-08-17 09:00
T+16: Moon Express Licensing, and NASA’s Disdain for Artificial Gravity 00:27:26 2016-08-10 09:00
T+15: More SLS Roadmap Details, and Landed Falcon 9 Static Fires 00:17:58 2016-08-03 12:00
T+14: The Post-EM-1 Roadmap for SLS, and Potential Uses for SpaceX’s BFR 00:26:20 2016-07-27 12:00
T+13: SpaceX’s CRS-9 Success, Senate Hearing Recap, and US-Russian Plans for the Moon 00:25:03 2016-07-20 12:00
T+12: The Competition of Reusability Between Falcon 9, Vulcan, and Ariane 6 00:23:04 2016-07-13 12:00
T+11: SpaceX’s LZ-1 Expansion, Dream Chaser’s UN Ambitions, China and ESA’s Growing Relationship 00:25:06 2016-07-06 12:00
T+10: Logan Kamperschroer on the Current State and Near Future of Storable Propellants 00:27:43 2016-06-29 12:00
T+9: ExoMars 2016 and 2020, Chinese Partnerships and Policy 00:17:55 2016-06-22 12:00
T+8: Masten’s Xodiac and XaeroB, Blue Origin’s Next Flight of New Shepard 00:13:00 2016-06-15 12:00
T+7: Bezos and Musk at Code Conference, and a Hard Look at Vulcan’s Economics 00:25:12 2016-06-08 12:00
T+6: Orbital ATK’s Next-Gen Vehicle, Falcon 9 Proving Its Reusability, and ULA’s Tough Future 00:15:40 2016-06-01 12:00
T+5: Space Stations Around the Moon and Mars, ExoMars 2016, and China’s Momentum in Space 00:16:57 2016-05-25 12:00
T+4: Boeing’s CST-100, SpaceX’s Dragon 2, and a Scorched Falcon 9 00:13:52 2016-05-18 12:00
T+3: Falcon 9 GTO Mission Drone Ship Landing, Orbital ATK’s Current and Future Launch Vehicles 00:11:56 2016-05-11 12:00
T+2: SpaceX’s Red Dragon, Falcon Performance, and the Political Fallout of OA-6 00:14:21 2016-05-04 12:00
T+1: The Near Future of NASA’s Orion and SLS Programs 00:11:53 2016-04-27 12:00
T-0: The Near Future of US-Based Competitors 00:18:08 2016-04-20 12:00