Houston We Have a Podcast

Certifying Artemis Rocket Engines

May 31, 2024|

Experts from NASA’s Stennis Space Center discuss the facilities that support RS-25 engine testing for the Space Launch System and future Artemis missions. HWHAP Episode 338. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Mars Audio Log #10

May 24, 2024|

On episode 337, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their 10th month in a Mars simulated habitat, and a NASA scientist explains her role studying crew habitat design and how it supports behavioral health, team [...]

H-3PO

May 17, 2024|

Three experts within the Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations Laboratory (H-3PO) at NASA, explain the ins and outs of this integrated laboratory designed to support human spaceflight. HWHAP Episode 336. Read More - Houston [...]

Small Payloads, Big Science

May 10, 2024|

A nanosatellites expert explains the process of how CubeSats are selected, scheduled for launch, and eventually deployed from the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 335. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Atmospheric Waves

May 3, 2024|

A principal investigator talks about an experiment on board the space station observing the forces that drive space weather. HWHAP 334. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Mars Audio Log #9

April 26, 2024|

The CHAPEA crew checks in on their ninth month in a Mars simulated habitat and a Mars architecture expert explains CHAPEA’s role in NASA’s long-term plans to explore the Red Planet. HWHAP Episode 333. Read [...]

Planetary Radio

The nova and the naming contest

June 12, 2024|

Last week was a big one for commercial space. Our senior communications advisor, Mat Kaplan, discusses the first crewed Boeing Starliner test and SpaceX Starship launch. Then Asa Stahl, our science editor, lets you know [...]

Space Policy Edition: Is Human Spaceflight a Religion?

June 7, 2024|

Holy texts and salvation ideology. Saints and martyrs. True believers and apostates. This isn’t a religion — this is human spaceflight. So says Roger Launius, NASA’s former Chief Historian, in his 2013 paper Escaping Earth: [...]

Accidental astronomy

June 5, 2024|

Astronomical and planetary science discoveries often unfold in strange and serendipitous ways. We discuss the delightfully unpredictable nature of space discoveries with Chris Lintott, author of the upcoming book "Accidental Astronomy: How Random Discoveries Shape [...]

International integration: The path from the Moon to Mars

May 29, 2024|

Every year, Explore Mars hosts the Humans to Mars Summit, a gathering of people from around the world who want to advance human exploration of the Red Planet and beyond. This week on Planetary Radio, [...]

Bot battles and space dreams

May 22, 2024|

As humanity aims to explore new frontiers in space, the need for good roboticists has never been greater. Robotics leagues and competitions offer a gateway into the field, connecting aspiring engineers with a vibrant community [...]

Day of Action 2024: The Planetary Society goes to Washington

May 15, 2024|

Every year, passionate space advocates from the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to ensure that their vision for the future of space exploration gets the funding and support it needs. Nearly 100 advocates gathered [...]

Houston We Have a Podcast

Certifying Artemis Rocket Engines

May 31, 2024|

Experts from NASA’s Stennis Space Center discuss the facilities that support RS-25 engine testing for the Space Launch System and future Artemis missions. HWHAP Episode 338. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Mars Audio Log #10

May 24, 2024|

On episode 337, the CHAPEA crew checks in on their 10th month in a Mars simulated habitat, and a NASA scientist explains her role studying crew habitat design and how it supports behavioral health, team [...]

H-3PO

May 17, 2024|

Three experts within the Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations Laboratory (H-3PO) at NASA, explain the ins and outs of this integrated laboratory designed to support human spaceflight. HWHAP Episode 336. Read More - Houston [...]

Small Payloads, Big Science

May 10, 2024|

A nanosatellites expert explains the process of how CubeSats are selected, scheduled for launch, and eventually deployed from the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 335. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Atmospheric Waves

May 3, 2024|

A principal investigator talks about an experiment on board the space station observing the forces that drive space weather. HWHAP 334. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Mars Audio Log #9

April 26, 2024|

The CHAPEA crew checks in on their ninth month in a Mars simulated habitat and a Mars architecture expert explains CHAPEA’s role in NASA’s long-term plans to explore the Red Planet. HWHAP Episode 333. Read [...]

Planetary Radio

The nova and the naming contest

June 12, 2024|

Last week was a big one for commercial space. Our senior communications advisor, Mat Kaplan, discusses the first crewed Boeing Starliner test and SpaceX Starship launch. Then Asa Stahl, our science editor, lets you know [...]

Space Policy Edition: Is Human Spaceflight a Religion?

June 7, 2024|

Holy texts and salvation ideology. Saints and martyrs. True believers and apostates. This isn’t a religion — this is human spaceflight. So says Roger Launius, NASA’s former Chief Historian, in his 2013 paper Escaping Earth: [...]

Accidental astronomy

June 5, 2024|

Astronomical and planetary science discoveries often unfold in strange and serendipitous ways. We discuss the delightfully unpredictable nature of space discoveries with Chris Lintott, author of the upcoming book "Accidental Astronomy: How Random Discoveries Shape [...]

International integration: The path from the Moon to Mars

May 29, 2024|

Every year, Explore Mars hosts the Humans to Mars Summit, a gathering of people from around the world who want to advance human exploration of the Red Planet and beyond. This week on Planetary Radio, [...]

Bot battles and space dreams

May 22, 2024|

As humanity aims to explore new frontiers in space, the need for good roboticists has never been greater. Robotics leagues and competitions offer a gateway into the field, connecting aspiring engineers with a vibrant community [...]

Day of Action 2024: The Planetary Society goes to Washington

May 15, 2024|

Every year, passionate space advocates from the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to ensure that their vision for the future of space exploration gets the funding and support it needs. Nearly 100 advocates gathered [...]

Main Engine Cutoff

T+274: The Vulcan and Artemis Roadmaps

May 17, 2024|

United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan debut went smoothly, but sluggish hardware integration raises doubts about meeting commitments, while Orion faces heat shield issues, potentially shaking up the Artemis manifest. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off [...]

T+273: Mars Sample Return

April 18, 2024|

NASA is heading back to the drawing board for a Mars Sample Return architecture, and is accepting proposals for mission studies by May. I talk about a few takeaways from the communication of that plan, [...]

T+272: Moon Rovers, Space Stations, and Starships

April 12, 2024|

NASA selected 3 teams to work on unpressurized rovers for Artemis, while Japan signed on officially to provide a pressurized rover in exchange for seats on Artemis landers. Elsewhere, Mitsubishi took a stake in Starlab, [...]

T+271: Checking in on the Chinese Space Industry (with Andrew Jones)

March 19, 2024|

Andrew Jones returns to the show to catch up on the Chinese space industry—Tiangong, reusable launchers, constellations, and the Moon. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Tyler, [...]

T+270: K2 Space (with Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO)

March 14, 2024|

Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO of K2 Space, joins me to talk about their vision for the future of satellites and the wider space industry, what they’ve been up to lately, and what their roadmap [...]

Space & Satellite Professionals International

Main Engine Cutoff

T+274: The Vulcan and Artemis Roadmaps

May 17, 2024|

United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan debut went smoothly, but sluggish hardware integration raises doubts about meeting commitments, while Orion faces heat shield issues, potentially shaking up the Artemis manifest. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off [...]

T+273: Mars Sample Return

April 18, 2024|

NASA is heading back to the drawing board for a Mars Sample Return architecture, and is accepting proposals for mission studies by May. I talk about a few takeaways from the communication of that plan, [...]

T+272: Moon Rovers, Space Stations, and Starships

April 12, 2024|

NASA selected 3 teams to work on unpressurized rovers for Artemis, while Japan signed on officially to provide a pressurized rover in exchange for seats on Artemis landers. Elsewhere, Mitsubishi took a stake in Starlab, [...]

T+271: Checking in on the Chinese Space Industry (with Andrew Jones)

March 19, 2024|

Andrew Jones returns to the show to catch up on the Chinese space industry—Tiangong, reusable launchers, constellations, and the Moon. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Tyler, [...]

T+270: K2 Space (with Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO)

March 14, 2024|

Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO of K2 Space, joins me to talk about their vision for the future of satellites and the wider space industry, what they’ve been up to lately, and what their roadmap [...]

Space & Satellite Professionals International

Are We There Yet

Let’s talk about the weather (and space, of course)

October 11, 2022|

People in the path of Hurricane Ian are still dealing with its aftermath. Before and during the storm, residents rely on forecasts from meteorologists to track the storm and plan to prepare. Many of the [...]

Off Nominal

152 – Low ARPU Sub

May 9, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Caleb Henry (Director of Research) and Justin Cadman (Co-CEO) of Quilty Space, to talk about their financial analysis of Starlink. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 152 - Low ARPU Sub [...]

151 – CanadLeg

May 2, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, to figure out what’s up with the Orion heat shield, SLS layoffs, commercial Mars studies, and the ISS deorbit vehicle. Topics [...]

150 – Bullets and Cheetos

April 25, 2024|

Erin Edwards joins Jake and Anthony to talk about flying helicopters, making the leap from the military to space, and being a Canadian CAPCOM at NASA. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 150 - Bullets and Cheetos [...]

149 – Bob from Valves, Inc.

April 18, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Aria Alamalhodaei, reporter at TechCrunch, to talk about valves, getting footage of Astra’s explosions, Mars Sample Return, and everything else that has been going on lately, including cursed eclipses. [...]

148 – Keep the Meter Running

April 11, 2024|

Jake and Anthony catch up after some travels, unfortunate events, clouds, news, and hijinks. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 148 - Keep the Meter Running - YouTubeJake Robins on X: "if you're about to have a [...]

147 – Bouncy Castle Payload Adapter

March 28, 2024|

Jake is joined my Simon Stähler from ETH Zürich to talk about the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTube147 - Bouncy Castle Payload Adapter - YouTubeEclipse 2024 Meetup - Off-NominalJake's new blog [...]

Are We There Yet

Let’s talk about the weather (and space, of course)

October 11, 2022|

People in the path of Hurricane Ian are still dealing with its aftermath. Before and during the storm, residents rely on forecasts from meteorologists to track the storm and plan to prepare. Many of the [...]

Off Nominal

152 – Low ARPU Sub

May 9, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Caleb Henry (Director of Research) and Justin Cadman (Co-CEO) of Quilty Space, to talk about their financial analysis of Starlink. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 152 - Low ARPU Sub [...]

151 – CanadLeg

May 2, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, to figure out what’s up with the Orion heat shield, SLS layoffs, commercial Mars studies, and the ISS deorbit vehicle. Topics [...]

150 – Bullets and Cheetos

April 25, 2024|

Erin Edwards joins Jake and Anthony to talk about flying helicopters, making the leap from the military to space, and being a Canadian CAPCOM at NASA. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 150 - Bullets and Cheetos [...]

149 – Bob from Valves, Inc.

April 18, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Aria Alamalhodaei, reporter at TechCrunch, to talk about valves, getting footage of Astra’s explosions, Mars Sample Return, and everything else that has been going on lately, including cursed eclipses. [...]

148 – Keep the Meter Running

April 11, 2024|

Jake and Anthony catch up after some travels, unfortunate events, clouds, news, and hijinks. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 148 - Keep the Meter Running - YouTubeJake Robins on X: "if you're about to have a [...]

147 – Bouncy Castle Payload Adapter

March 28, 2024|

Jake is joined my Simon Stähler from ETH Zürich to talk about the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTube147 - Bouncy Castle Payload Adapter - YouTubeEclipse 2024 Meetup - Off-NominalJake's new blog [...]

Constellations

178 – Software, Satellites and a More Dynamic World

April 24, 2024|

As space becomes increasingly dynamic, the industry is turning to software to move faster, become more automated, and agile. This is evident in how satellites and ground systems are becoming much more software defined, integrated, [...]

177 – Playing Poker, Changing Mindsets and Space Superiority

April 10, 2024|

Listen to Colonel Michael Christensen, currently stationed at the Pentagon and serving as the director of test and evaluation for the US Space Force. Discover why it's imperative to transform our testing approach to meet [...]

175 – Spectrum Sharing, Laser Networks and Open Access

March 13, 2024|

On this Constellations Podcast hear about a communications network that does not have to touch the Internet. Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada and Konrad Nieradka, Vice President of Product Management of Rivada discuss connected communications [...]

Space Gab

Space Gab Podcast #214 for 16 Jan 2023

January 16, 2023|

Excuse my Duck Dynasty Beard, Lunar Flashlight cubesat experiences thruster issues, Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon Heavy, It's like being a spacewalker above China's Tiangong Space Station CSS, China's 5th rocket launch of 2023, China’s space [...]

Space Gab Podcast #213 for 09 Jan 2023

January 9, 2023|

A U.S. cargo craft is being loaded with hardware and sensitive research samples for analysis on Earth before it departs the ISS, Upcoming SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for no earlier than Friday, Jan. [...]

Space Gab Podcast #212 for 02 Jan 2023

January 2, 2023|

Space Gab Podcast 7th year, HAARP 27 Dec 2022 Research Campaign asteroid bounce reception report, how HAARP and magnetosphere interact, SpaceX first launch for 2023 has 114 payloads, HAKUTO-R mission update, China's 64th rocket launch [...]

Space Gab Podcast #211 for 26 Dec 2022

December 26, 2022|

HAARP was active on 20 Dec 2022 with transmissions for upcoming research project, Did HAARP cause the Arctic Blast?, weather manipulation,  ABC News : It all started farther north, as frigid air collected over the [...]

Space Gab Podcast #210 for 19 Dec 2022

December 19, 2022|

A bit about Mike, UFO and UAP news can not always be trusted, new show to help with truth or false information about such topics, new information on leaking Soyuz ms22 spacecraft, UPCOMING documentary of [...]

Space Gab Podcast #209 for 12 Dec 2022

December 12, 2022|

The Orion spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Baja California at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Dec. 11, ending the 25.5-day Artemis 1 uncrewed test flight, Splashdown as seen from Orion spacecraft camera was cool too, [...]

Constellations

178 – Software, Satellites and a More Dynamic World

April 24, 2024|

As space becomes increasingly dynamic, the industry is turning to software to move faster, become more automated, and agile. This is evident in how satellites and ground systems are becoming much more software defined, integrated, [...]

177 – Playing Poker, Changing Mindsets and Space Superiority

April 10, 2024|

Listen to Colonel Michael Christensen, currently stationed at the Pentagon and serving as the director of test and evaluation for the US Space Force. Discover why it's imperative to transform our testing approach to meet [...]

175 – Spectrum Sharing, Laser Networks and Open Access

March 13, 2024|

On this Constellations Podcast hear about a communications network that does not have to touch the Internet. Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada and Konrad Nieradka, Vice President of Product Management of Rivada discuss connected communications [...]

Space Gab

Space Gab Podcast #214 for 16 Jan 2023

January 16, 2023|

Excuse my Duck Dynasty Beard, Lunar Flashlight cubesat experiences thruster issues, Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon Heavy, It's like being a spacewalker above China's Tiangong Space Station CSS, China's 5th rocket launch of 2023, China’s space [...]

Space Gab Podcast #213 for 09 Jan 2023

January 9, 2023|

A U.S. cargo craft is being loaded with hardware and sensitive research samples for analysis on Earth before it departs the ISS, Upcoming SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for no earlier than Friday, Jan. [...]

Space Gab Podcast #212 for 02 Jan 2023

January 2, 2023|

Space Gab Podcast 7th year, HAARP 27 Dec 2022 Research Campaign asteroid bounce reception report, how HAARP and magnetosphere interact, SpaceX first launch for 2023 has 114 payloads, HAKUTO-R mission update, China's 64th rocket launch [...]

Space Gab Podcast #211 for 26 Dec 2022

December 26, 2022|

HAARP was active on 20 Dec 2022 with transmissions for upcoming research project, Did HAARP cause the Arctic Blast?, weather manipulation,  ABC News : It all started farther north, as frigid air collected over the [...]

Space Gab Podcast #210 for 19 Dec 2022

December 19, 2022|

A bit about Mike, UFO and UAP news can not always be trusted, new show to help with truth or false information about such topics, new information on leaking Soyuz ms22 spacecraft, UPCOMING documentary of [...]

Space Gab Podcast #209 for 12 Dec 2022

December 12, 2022|

The Orion spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Baja California at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Dec. 11, ending the 25.5-day Artemis 1 uncrewed test flight, Splashdown as seen from Orion spacecraft camera was cool too, [...]

SpaceWatch Global

We Martians

130 – Voyager at 45 (feat. Linda Spilker)

October 18, 2022|

Voyagers 1 and 2 have been exploring our solar system for over 45 years now. Despite the age of their instruments and computers and power source, they continue to deliver scientific data and contribute to [...]

129 – Sailing the Clouds of Venus (feat. Paul Byrne)

October 4, 2022|

The clouds of Venus have long been a dream of humans to explore, and at last a mission concept called Phantom could be here to do it! But the road ahead for this idea is [...]

128 – Time Travelling

September 19, 2022|

NASA's SLS rocket has been in development for over a decade and at last was ready to take off from the Space Coast. But leaks and other technical problems thwarted it on its first attempts. [...]

127 – Checking in on CLPS (feat. Anthony Colangelo)

August 9, 2022|

The Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program (CLPS) began in 2018 with the promise of bootstrapping a new, inexpensive lunar delivery economy; it was to be a pathway for lunar science to the Moon's surface. Since [...]

126 – Ten Years of Being Curious (feat. Abigail Fraeman)

July 27, 2022|

Curiosity landed on Mars ten years ago and has been exploring Gale Crater ever since. After achieving its primary mission, it's embarked on a series of extended missions to continue to unravel mysteries in the [...]

SpaceWatch Global

We Martians

130 – Voyager at 45 (feat. Linda Spilker)

October 18, 2022|

Voyagers 1 and 2 have been exploring our solar system for over 45 years now. Despite the age of their instruments and computers and power source, they continue to deliver scientific data and contribute to [...]

129 – Sailing the Clouds of Venus (feat. Paul Byrne)

October 4, 2022|

The clouds of Venus have long been a dream of humans to explore, and at last a mission concept called Phantom could be here to do it! But the road ahead for this idea is [...]

128 – Time Travelling

September 19, 2022|

NASA's SLS rocket has been in development for over a decade and at last was ready to take off from the Space Coast. But leaks and other technical problems thwarted it on its first attempts. [...]

127 – Checking in on CLPS (feat. Anthony Colangelo)

August 9, 2022|

The Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program (CLPS) began in 2018 with the promise of bootstrapping a new, inexpensive lunar delivery economy; it was to be a pathway for lunar science to the Moon's surface. Since [...]

126 – Ten Years of Being Curious (feat. Abigail Fraeman)

July 27, 2022|

Curiosity landed on Mars ten years ago and has been exploring Gale Crater ever since. After achieving its primary mission, it's embarked on a series of extended missions to continue to unravel mysteries in the [...]