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Justin McArthur and Jack Eaton are going to get to space, without taking Earth’s bulls**t up with them. As Australia plans for a future among the stars, we’re stuck hearing about the joyrides of billionaires — but there are far more interesting conversations to be had.'Mates in Space' is a science comedy podcast about our space aspirations, featuring a mix of narrative journalism, interviews with experts, and (occasionally) jokes. Dr Karl, eat your heart out. It's a mate-on-mate space race — but which of your hosts has more star power? In this penultimate episode of Season 1, Jack and Justin put their space knowledge to the test as they compete for seats on the next flight to Mars.

Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun. Mates in Space is produced by Ampel, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space If you are interested in sponsoring Mates in Space, email Lauren Deighton lauren@ampel.com.au

SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

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Justin McArthur and Jack Eaton are going to get to space, without taking Earth’s bulls**t up with them. As Australia plans for a future among the stars, we’re stuck hearing about the joyrides of billionaires — but there are far more interesting conversations to be had.'Mates in Space' is a science comedy podcast about our space aspirations, featuring a mix of narrative journalism, interviews with experts, and (occasionally) jokes. Dr Karl, eat your heart out. It's a mate-on-mate space race — but which of your hosts has more star power? In this penultimate episode of Season 1, Jack and Justin put their space knowledge to the test as they compete for seats on the next flight to Mars.

Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun. Mates in Space is produced by Ampel, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space If you are interested in sponsoring Mates in Space, email Lauren Deighton lauren@ampel.com.au

SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace
TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    (BONUS) Why was the Artemis I launch postponed?

    (BONUS) Why was the Artemis I launch postponed?

    ENGINE BLEED: The Artemis I launch scheduled for 29th August 2022 has been postponed – but why? Justin and Jack explain exactly what happened to the scheduled launch of Artemis I, before re-introducing their episodes on the Artemis Accords – now all in one place!

    NEW SOURCES:- ABC News (2022) 'NASA calls off launch of Artemis 1 rocket to the moon due to 'engine bleed' issue': https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-29/fuel-leaks-delay-rocket-launch/101384796 - The Guardian (2022) 'Artemis 1: Nasa cancels moon mission launch over engine problem': https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/aug/29/artemis-scrubbed-nasa-cancels-moon-launch-engine - The Sydney Morning Herald (2022) 'Fuel leaks, engine issues force NASA to scrub launch of new moon rocket Artemis': https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/fuel-leaks-force-nasa-to-scrub-launch-of-new-moon-rocket-artemis-20220829-p5bdr0.html - Space.com (2022) 'Orion spacecraft: NASA's next-gen capsule to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit': https://www.space.com/27824-orion-spacecraft.html- Wikipedia (2022) 'Liquid hydrogen': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_hydrogen - Wikipedia (2022) 'Liquid oxygen': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_oxygen - The Guardian (2021) 'Nasa’s Space Launch System cuts short vital test': https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/16/nasa-boeing-deep-space-rocket-once-in-a-generation-test - Time and Date (2022) '7–8 November 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)': https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-november-8 

    Let's talk about the Artemis Project: NASA’s mission to put “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon. It’s an exciting next step in our international space journey – but does the US government have ulterior motives for going back? Does Mike Pence genuinely care about women? And how are Jack and Justin going to get to the Moon themselves? Find out in this week’s episode of Mates in Space.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun. Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    SOURCES:- America to the Moon 2024: Strategic Plan for Human Exploration (2019): https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/america_to_the_moon_2024_09-16-2019.pdf - The Seven Sisters mission: https://www.7sisters.com.au/ - NASA names the Artemis Team (text): https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-names-artemis-team-of-astronauts-eligible-for-early-moon-missions - Update on Artemis Program to the Moon at the Eighth National Space Council Meeting (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG2JwwOphLQ&t=8629s - Mike Pence anecdote from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/karen-pence-is-the-vice-presidents-prayer-warrior-gut-check-and-shield/2017/03/28/3d7a26ce-0a01-11e7-8884-96e6a6713f4b_story.html - The Artemis Accords: Principles for Cooperation in the Civil Exploration and Use of the Moon, Mars, Comets, and Asteroids for Peaceful Purposes (2020): https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis-accords/img/Artemis-Accords-signed-13Oct2020.pdf - The Outer Space Treaty: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodie

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Our Space Future (with Dr Susan Close and Dr Catherine Grace)

    Our Space Future (with Dr Susan Close and Dr Catherine Grace)

    What do the Premier's abs have to do with our future in space? In this star-studded season finale, Jack and Justin are joined by South Australia's Deputy Premier (and Minister for Defence and Space Industries), Dr Susan Close, as well as Dr Catherine Grace, Associate Director for Space at the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC). Together, they'll discuss space Eurovision, Angela Lansbury, and the deeper things that connect us.

    This episode is also available on YouTube! Check it out at: https://youtu.be/Vre18TOtTk8

    Special thanks to both of our guests, as well as the team at the SA Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

    Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    SOURCES: - Wikipedia (2022) 'Hornsdale Power Reserve': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornsdale_Power_Reserve- Facebook (2018) Interview between Dr Close and Dr Andy Thomas: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=327095161210027 - Murder She Wrote (TV series, 1984-1996).

    ALT TITLE: Big Rig Pete

    "Mates In Space" is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out more.

    If you are interested in sponsoring "Mates in Space", reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

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    • 39 min
    Spaceport Showdown!

    Spaceport Showdown!

    It's a mate-on-mate space race — but which of your hosts has more star power? In this penultimate episode of Season 1, Jack and Justin put their space knowledge to the test as they compete for seats on the next flight to Mars.

    Featuring guest vocals from Stuart Buckland as the Examiner, Sez O'Neill as the Spaceport Announcer, and the Robot Security Guard as himself.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

    Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    "Mates In Space" is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out more.

    If you are interested in sponsoring "Mates in Space", reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

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    • 27 min
    The Case for a Space Agency

    The Case for a Space Agency

    Why does Australia have a space agency? In today's episode, Jack and Justin talk about three astronauts, two Space Agencies, and one big Dish.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

    Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    SOURCES: - Neptune Today (2019) 'Watch This Space': https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63429415/neptune-1- Wikipedia (2022) 'Australian Space Office': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Space_Office - Sydney Morning Herald (2005) 'Astronaut blasts lack of research into space': https://www.smh.com.au/national/astronaut-blasts-lack-of-research-into-space-20050320-gdkyrd.html - New Zealand Space Agency (2022) 'About us': https://www.mbie.govt.nz/science-and-technology/space/about-us/ - Space.com (2022) 'Iceland emerging as popular practice site for moon and Mars exploration': https://www.space.com/iceland-moon-mars-research-site - The Day (1984) 'Scully-Power shuttle flight counted down': https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19841004&id=E3UfAAAAIBAJ&pg=3505,662067 - The Vancouver Sun (1972) 'No Chance to Fly, Astronauts Quit': https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29891015/the-vancouver-sun/ 

    ALT TITLE: Three Little Astronauts

    "Mates In Space" is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out more.

    If you are interested in sponsoring "Mates in Space", reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

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    • 32 min
    The Last Year of Confusion

    The Last Year of Confusion

    Was 46BC truly the Last Year of Confusion? In today's episode, Justin gives Jack a quick history of the Gregorian calendar, and explains what the humble calendar can tell us about our place among the stars.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

    Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    SOURCES: - US Navy Astronomical Applications Department (2022) ‘Introduction to calendars’: https://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/calendars- Wikipedia (2022) ‘Roman calendar’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_calendar- Wikipedia (2022) ‘Julian calendar’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar- Wikipedia (2022) ‘Gregorian calendar’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar- Wikipedia (2022) ‘Date of Easter’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_of_Easter- Wikipedia (2022) ‘Lunisolar calendar’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunisolar_calendar- Science Focus (2022) ‘What time is it on the Moon?’: https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/what-time-is-it-on-the-moon/- Science Focus (2022) ‘What time zone do they use on the International Space Station?’: https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/what-time-zone-do-they-use-on-the-international-space-station/- Astronaut Abby (2013) ‘What Time is it on the International Space Station?’: https://www.astronautabby.com/the-international-space-station-time- Fair Work (2022) ‘List of 2022 public holidays’: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/employment-conditions/public-holidays/2022-public-holidays- Bloomberg (2014) ‘The Death and Life of the 13-Month Calendar’: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-12-11/the-death-and-life-of-the-13-month-calendar

    ALT TITLE: Time After Time

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    • 36 min
    The Space Animals, Part 2

    The Space Animals, Part 2

    Alright, who let the cat go to space? In the second episode of this 2-parter, Jack and Justin talk about the later years of space animals, from Soviet 'hooliganism' to sexy frogs. (CW: discussion of spiders from 29:13 to 35:06.)

    Guest vocals by Ciarán Moffatt. Bookings/other work at https://www.moffattnation.com. Insta: @moffattnation

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY: Mates in Space is made on Kaurna, Gadigal and Wurundjeri Country, never ceded. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to other First Nation peoples.

    ABOUT US: Mates in Space is a podcast about how we’re going to get to space without taking all of Earth’s bulls**t up with us! Each week, your hosts Jack and Justin will tell a different space story, in preparation for Australia’s exciting new future among the stars. It’s a bit nerdy, a bit sciency, and a lot of fun.

    Mates in Space is brought to you by Ampel Audio, Jack Eaton and Justin McArthur. For more info, check out our website at http://matesin.space

    SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matesinspace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matesinspace Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatesInSpace TikTok, for some reason: https://www.tiktok.com/@matesinspace

    SOURCES: - NASA (1998) 'A Brief History of Animals in Space': https://history.nasa.gov/animals.html - Wikipedia, 'Animals in Space': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animals_in_space - Top Tenz (2010) 'Top 10 Animal Astronauts': https://www.toptenz.net/top-10-animals-astronauts-in-space.php - European Society of Dog and Animal Welfare (2014) 'Soviet space dogs': https://www.esdaw.eu/soviet-space-dogs.html - Habr (2018) 'The era of the dog: names and stories from space exploration in the USSR' (in Russian): https://habr.com/ru/post/374197/ - Asif Siddiqi (2000) Challenge to Apollo: the Soviet Union and the space race, 1945-1974.- The Atlantic (2013) 'The Doll That Helped the Soviets Beat the U.S. to Space': https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/the-doll-that-helped-the-soviets-beat-the-us-to-space/274400/ - Valentina's Corner (2016) Russian Borscht Recipe: https://valentinascorner.com/borscht/#recipe - UK National Space Centre (2018) 'Zond 5: Tortoises at the Moon': https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/zond-5-tortoises-at-the-moon/ - Henry Nicholls (2011, archived) 'Cameroon’s Gagarin: The Afterlife of Ham the Astrochimp': https://web.archive.org/web/20200801112111/http://thewayofthepanda.blogspot.com/2011/02/cameroons-gagarin-afterlife-of-ham.html- Washington Post (1983) 'Taxidermy Is The Wrong Stuff': https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1983/01/27/taxidermy-is-the-wrong-stuff/db9b8616-54a9-4649-80d8-9d701d64ba62/ - Newsweek (2019) 'These Are All the Animals That Have Been Launched Into Space': https://www.newsweek.com/laika-dog-all-animals-space-1469393 - Science Alert (2020) 'Spiders in Space Reveal The Weird Things That Happen to Webs in Microgravity': https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-happens-to-spiders-webs-in-space - SciShow Space (2016) 'Why We Send Animals to Space': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eisyuBseA - Animal Wire (2013) 'Zero Gravity Frogs In Space': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csVTQoAs504 - Kate Miller-Heidke (2019, instrumental version) 'Zero Gravity'.- Prokofiev (1940-44) Cinderella, Ballet Suite No. 1 Op. 107 'Cinderella Goes To The Ball'.

    ALT TITLE: Ben 'Tiger Loaf' Grimm

    "Mates In Space" is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out more.

    If you are interested in sponsoring "Mates in Space", reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

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    • 42 min

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