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

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

    T+148: Gerst to SpaceX, and Why Landing is Part of Mission Success

    T+148: Gerst to SpaceX, and Why Landing is Part of Mission Success

    Long-time head of human spaceflight at NASA, Bill Gerstenmaier, has joined SpaceX as a consultant, but everyone is excited for the wrong reasons. And SpaceX missed a booster landing on their most recent Starlink launch, which prompted a new round of debates over whether booster recovery is part of mission success or not.

    • 20 min
    T+147: Mike Suffredini, President & CEO of Axiom

    T+147: Mike Suffredini, President & CEO of Axiom

    Mike Suffredini, President and CEO of Axiom, joins me to talk about their recent announcement: Axiom has been selected by NASA for access to an ISS port. They will build out Axiom Station as an expansion of the ISS, and eventually operate it as a free-flying space station. Before Axiom, Mike was NASA’s ISS Program Manager for a decade.

    • 46 min
    T+146: Loren Grush on Commercial Crew, Starlink, NASA Authorization, and More

    T+146: Loren Grush on Commercial Crew, Starlink, NASA Authorization, and More

    Loren Grush of The Verge joins me to talk about a whole host of current topics—SpaceX’s in-flight abort test, Starliner’s shaky first test and its fallout, space traffic, Starlink, the NASA Authorization bill, and why ”Space is hard” is the worst mantra.

    • 54 min
    T+145: Caleb Henry

    T+145: Caleb Henry

    Caleb Henry of SpaceNews joins me to talk about the recent happenings in the satellite industry, including new ITU milestones for megaconstellations, SpaceX’s big year for Starlink, OneWeb’s progress, and DirecTV’s battery issue.

    • 52 min
    T+144: 2019 Impacts

    T+144: 2019 Impacts

    A look back at 2019 through the lens of “Who actually did something that matters this year?”

    • 20 min
    T+143: Starliner, 2020 US Space Budget

    T+143: Starliner, 2020 US Space Budget

    Starliner’s flight test did not go as planned, and the US 2020 budget was passed, which creates Space Force and has big implications for NASA’s work.

    • 24 min

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