SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell talks about successes and failures in their rocket program, encouraging girls to pursue technical and scientific careers and “build big machines. She tells teachers at the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium about the need for kids with training in science, technology, engineering and math.
[ Nov.9.2018: For some reason, the interview video unfortunately was taken down from Youtube. Will keep a lookout for a re-posting of it.
I did fined this clip taken from the video showing the SpaceX highlights reel presented by Shotwell:
In a video that she presents early in the interview, there is a brief but interesting clip from a camera on a Falcon 9 fairing as it separates from the upper stage:
The EXOS Aerospace reusable suborbital SARGE rocket launched successfully from Spaceport America on Saturday. (See earlier posting about the project.) The liftoff is at 20:15 in this video. See also the payload capsule returning via a ballute (half balloon, half parachute) between 29:37-30:05, and the booster returning via para-glider between 31:12-35:39 :
Here is the booster on the ground following the landing:
And here it is being towed back to the launch camp:
Troy McCann of Moonshot Space joins us this week to talk about the non-profit Moonshot Foundation, MoonshotX Accelerator and Gemini Ideator. You can follow Moonshot Space on their website at https://www.moonshotspace.co/ or via Twitter at @moonshotspaceco
Recent launches and space news topics covered:
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