39 episodes

Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.

Off-Nominal Jake Robins, Anthony Colangelo

    • Natural Sciences

Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.

    34 - Repeatedly Googling Area 51

    34 - Repeatedly Googling Area 51

    With Anthony off on parental leave, Jake is joined by guest host Emilee Speck and guests Anna and Henna from But It Is Rocket Science to talk about making space podcasts and Life on Venus?!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    33 - Regular-Ass Fishing Boat

    33 - Regular-Ass Fishing Boat

    Jake and Anthony are joined by Loren Grush to catch up on a wild few weeks—from VR tours of spaceships, the Doug Loverro situation, Mars mayhem, Starship hops, and of course, the DM-2 boating fiasco.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    32 - Well Within the Kill Zone

    32 - Well Within the Kill Zone

    Jake and Anthony are joined by Lord British himself, Richard Garriott de Cayeux. Richard is a storied video game designer/developer, an entrepreneur, an astronaut who flew to the ISS for a week, and an adventurer with so many tales it’s hard to keep up. Richard is also the son of Owen Garriott, a NASA astronaut who flew on Skylab II and STS-9.

    Richard joins us to talk about growing up as the son of an astronaut, to tell tales of spaceflight and undersea adventures, to ruminate on the commercial spaceflight industry, and to blow our minds with stories of dodgy Russian safety protocols.

    Also, our fundraiser is over and we’ve made a significant impact on two organizations working hard to bring racial equity to STEM and space. We raised nearly $35,000!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    31 - OG LIGO

    31 - OG LIGO

    Jake and Anthony are joined by John Johnson. John is an expert on exoplanet research at Harvard University, having done work for NASA on Kepler but also as Principal Investigator for the MINERVA project. He also founded the Banneker Institute at Harvard, an organization dedicated to helping people of color enter astronomy and the subject of our current fundraiser.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Origins: Jim Bridenstine

    Origins: Jim Bridenstine

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Jake and Anthony for the first episode of Off-Nominal Origins. We talk about how he got interested in space and aviation, his time at Rice University, his years as a Navy pilot, his continuing fascination with the Rocket Racing League, and a whole lot more.

    And yes, obviously, we talk about the time Jake and Anthony started a weird little sideshow at IAC 2019 with The Jim Bridenstine Fan Club.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Donation Campaign Update!

    Donation Campaign Update!

    Jake and Anthony stop by with a quick update on our donation campaign to help two wonderful organizations, Black Girls Code and the Banneker Institute. The response has been incredible so far, so let’s keep it up!

    • 1 min

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