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Paddy Neumamm, Chief Scientist and Founder of Neumann Space joins us to talk about their solar-electric ion drive. The Neumann Drive can run on a variety of solid metallic fuels. This means that the Neumann Drive can run on nearly any metal likely to be found in asteroids, as well as on sintered-down space junk. So not only can you go further with a Neumann Drive, but you can refuel with whatever you find when you get there.

Launches and news topics covered:

SpaceX CRS-14 mission
Ariane 5 launches Superbird 8/DSN 1 and Hylas 4 satellites

British-led exoplanet telescope selected as ESA’s next space science mission
VSS Unity has first powered flight
Does Venus’ Clouds Have Life?

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