A sampling of recent space podcasts and videos:
** Episode T+107: Chris Gebhardt – Main Engine Cut Off – “Chris Gebhardt of NASASpaceflight joins me to talk all things SpaceX: Starship and its upcoming hopper tests, DM-1 and the government shutdown, and more.”
** The Space Show – Mon, 01/14/2019 – Dr. James Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, talked about ” both the new Revised Anniversary Edition of his great book “First Man” but also for his commentary on the 2018 big hit film by the same title”.
** Episode 192: DATA RELAY–Sea Dragon — The Orbital Mechanics Podcast – “Sea Dragon is the airship of rockets. It’s more realistic than you might expect, but there are some “hidden” reasons why it never took over the market.”
** Everyday Astronaut : “Launching an Entire Saturn V to the Moon (ft. Matt Lowne)”
** Scott Manley: “The Dire Consequences of Astronomy Education by Godlike Super Beings” –
** TMRO.tv Launch Minute report on recent rocket launches:
** “Gwynne Shotwell, the Woman Who Keeps SpaceX Alive”
The second TMRO.tv program of 2019 is now available: From Rocket Bikes to Starhopper – Orbit 12.02 – TMRO
Peter Beck joins us today to chat how Rocket Lab will ramp their launch cadence in 2019, and how it just may have all started with a rocket powered motorbike. We also take bets on when SpaceX’s next generation test rocket, the Starhopper, will fly. When do you think we’ll see it launch?
Other topics covered:
- SpaceX Starhopper and Crew Dragon Demo Mission-1
- OSIRIS-Rex mission begins orbiting asteroid Bennu
- Peter Beck (Rocket Lab CEO) chats Rocket Bikes and Rocket Lab’s 2019 plans
The first show of the year focused on the New Horizons latest accomplishment:
The New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule is an amazing extension of the spacecrafts original mission — But did you know that almost didn’t happen? Find out how Hubble saved the day thanks to a creative use of director’s discretion.
- Ultima Thule Mission
- China’s Chang’e-4 mission on the far side of the moon
- LaunchPad Astronomy with Christian Ready – @launchpadastro
TMRO is also beginning a regular series on rocket launches around the world: Launch Minute || January 11 2019