Videos: Latest NASA Mars Report + Using the Insight lander to study Mars interior

A short report from NASA JPL with the latest news from Mars:

And this longer video shows a talk by Troy Hudson of JPL about NASA’s Mars InSight Mission, which is scheduled to launch in May of this year and land on Mars in November. Hudson focused on using Insight’s sensors to investigate the interior of Mars:


The Space Show this week – Feb.26.2018

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, Feb. 26 , 2018: 2-3:30 pm PST (4-5:30 pm CST, 5-6:30 pm EST): We welcome back Marcia Smith of to discuss the details of the new NASA budget.

2. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018: 7-8:30 pm PST; 9-10:30 pm CST; 10-11:30 pm EST: We welcome back Dr. Pascal Lee for Mars water ice and more updates.

3. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018: Hotel Mars. See Upcoming Show Menu and the website newsletter for details. Hotel Mars is pre-recorded by John Batchelor. It is archived on The Space Show site after John posts it on his website.

4. Friday, March 2, 2018; 9:30 AM-11 am PST, (12:30 -2 pm EST; 11:30 am -1 pm CST): We welcome Jerry Black re his recent Space Review article on canceling SLS, DSG, and Orion.

5. Sunday, March 4, 2018: 12-1:30 pm PST; 2-4:30 pm EST; 2-3:30 pm CST. We welcome Alice Glenn of the recent Starship Congress to speak about living in very extreme environments. You can see her Starship congress talk at

See also:
* The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
* The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
* The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Videos: TMRO Orbit 11.08 – Exploring Pluto with New Horizons

The latest program from includes Alan Stern of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond: Exploring Pluto with New Horizons – Orbit 11.08 – TMRO

We have special guest Dr. Alan Stern joining us this week to talk about the New Horizons spacecraft, Pluto and exploration. 

News topics and recent launches:

SpaceX Launches Paz and First Starlink Satellites

Exoplanet Hunter TESS arrives in Florida
National Space Council meets for 2nd time
Mars 2020 Will Take A Visitor Home

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A couple of TMRO Spacepod short reports:


Videos: 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop

The Space Studies Institute (SSI) recently posted videos of talks given at a workshop last fall co-hosted by The Aerospace Corp on topics related to exotic propulsion concepts and experiments such as those involved with the Mach Effect and EM Drive:

Here is a sampling:

** Marc Millis, Founder of The Tau Zero Foundation, former head of NASA’s visionary Breakthrough Propulsion Physics project, presents “Playful Thought Experiments About Breakthrough Spacedrives

** Heidi Fearn, Professor of Physics at The California State University Fullerton, Space Studies Institute NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Team Principle Investigator and SSI Senior Associate presents “The Mach Effect Gravitational Assist Drive

** Raymond Chaio, Professor Emeritus at The University of California, Merced, Co-Author of “Quantum Optics“, Editor of “Amazing Light: A Volume Dedicated To Charles Hard Townes On His 80th Birthday” and Co-Editor of “Visions of Discovery: New Light on Physics, Cosmology, and Consciousness” – “The Dynamical Casimir Effect and the Possibility of Laser-Like Generation of Gravitational Radiation.”

** John G. Cramer – Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington, Author of “The Quantum Handshake: Entanglement, Nonlocality and  Transactions” and the Science Fiction novels “Twistor” and  “Einstein’s Bridge” – “The Quantum Handshake Explored”

Update: Saw this video this evening. Fun to watch Jansson’s enthusiasm and openness about an usual experimental phenomena they have seen repeatedly. I expect, though, they will turn out to be an instrumentation error of some sort.

** Dr. Peter M. Jansson – Associate Professor of Engineering at Bucknell University, President of Integrated Systems – “An Empirical Pursuit of Mach’s Principle: Experimental Results Indicating a ‘Machian’ Inertial Reaction Force is Detectable and Electromagnetic.”