100 episodes

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.

The Orbital Mechanics Podcast David Fourman, Ben Etherington, and Dennis Just

    • Natural Sciences

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.

    Episode 305: Moon, Dear

    Episode 305: Moon, Dear

    SpaceX is selected as the HLS Option A contractor! Also, a NASA Deputy Admin nomination, InSight takes a nap, and a New Shepard flight.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 304: WRT Raining, Pouring

    Episode 304: WRT Raining, Pouring

    ISS supports 10, Rocket Lab plans for recovery, Chinese spaceports, and Lunar electric propulsion tests. Also, NASA budget increase & Ingenuity delay.

    • 44 min
    Episode 303: Dramatic Concealed Conflagration

    Episode 303: Dramatic Concealed Conflagration

    SN11 failed to slam into the ground... and rained down instead. Also, Rocket Lab to the Moon, Lunar gravity on New Shepard, and HLS downselect soon!

    • 50 min
    Episode 302: Debris Mayhem

    Episode 302: Debris Mayhem

    NOAA-17 joined the proud TIROS-N tradition of exploding. Also, NASA's next administrator, JWST progress, and a Super Heavy sneak peek!

    • 46 min
    Episode 301: Service Update

    Episode 301: Service Update

    For this slow news week, we talk about two commercial on-orbit servicing efforts, and the state of the industry. Also, HST, SLS and CZ-7A!

    • 57 min
    Episode 300: Nikolas Trawny, Ph. D.

    Episode 300: Nikolas Trawny, Ph. D.

    Dr. Trawny is a GNC engineer at NASA JPL. We learn about developing Perseverance's vision system and the advantages over MSL's landing.

    • 1 hr 30 min

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