Houston We Have a Podcast

Podcast in a Vacuum Chamber

March 8, 2024|

From inside of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, NASA experts discuss VIPER’s vacuum chamber testing in preparation for a south pole lunar landing. HWHAP Episode 326. Read More - Houston We Have a [...]

So You Want to be an Astronaut?

March 6, 2024|

NASA is looking to recruit the next class of astronauts, and applications are open! The manager of NASA astronaut selection discusses the selection process and how to apply to an out-of-this-world career. HWHAP Episode 325.5. [...]

Astronaut Graduation 2024

March 1, 2024|

The 2021 class of astronaut candidates, known as “The Flies," is graduating after two years of rigorous training. Learn more about the class, their training, and what they are looking forward to as an astronaut [...]

Mars Audio Log #7

February 23, 2024|

The CHAPEA crew checks in on their seventh month in a Mars simulated habitat and NASA experts discuss the impacts that spaceflight has on astronauts’ health. This is the seventh audio log of a monthly [...]

Crew-8

February 16, 2024|

The Crew-8 cadre discusses their backgrounds ahead of their launch to the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 323. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

IM-1

February 9, 2024|

NASA and Intuitive Machines experts discuss the science and operations behind the IM-1 mission ahead of its journey to land on the Moon’s surface. HWHAP Episode 322. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Planetary Radio

Tales of totality: The adventures of an eclipse chaser

March 13, 2024|

The countdown is on! With less than a month until the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, Planetary Radio is buzzing with anticipation. This celestial event will sweep across Mexico, the United States, and [...]

Geothermal activity on the icy dwarf planets Eris and Makemake

March 6, 2024|

A team co-led by the Southwest Research Institute has made a groundbreaking discovery, revealing evidence of hydrothermal or metamorphic activity on the icy dwarf planets Eris and Makemake in the Kuiper Belt. The lead author [...]

The legacy of Red Rover Goes to Mars

February 28, 2024|

Over two decades ago, an innovative partnership between The Planetary Society, NASA, and LEGO created the Red Rover Goes to Mars program. Today, we reflect on the program's remarkable achievements with our chief scientist, Bruce [...]

OSIRIS-REx becomes APEX

February 21, 2024|

After NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's successful sample retrieval from asteroid Bennu, it's onto its next adventure as OSIRIS-APEX, the Apophis Explorer. Scott Guzewich, deputy project scientist for APEX, joins Planetary Radio to discuss the next steps [...]

The Space Race: Honoring the first African-American space explorers

February 14, 2024|

This week on Planetary Radio, we take a peek behind the scenes at National Geographic's new documentary, “The Space Race,” which celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the first African-American space pioneers and astronauts. Co-directors [...]

Houston We Have a Podcast

Podcast in a Vacuum Chamber

March 8, 2024|

From inside of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, NASA experts discuss VIPER’s vacuum chamber testing in preparation for a south pole lunar landing. HWHAP Episode 326. Read More - Houston We Have a [...]

So You Want to be an Astronaut?

March 6, 2024|

NASA is looking to recruit the next class of astronauts, and applications are open! The manager of NASA astronaut selection discusses the selection process and how to apply to an out-of-this-world career. HWHAP Episode 325.5. [...]

Astronaut Graduation 2024

March 1, 2024|

The 2021 class of astronaut candidates, known as “The Flies," is graduating after two years of rigorous training. Learn more about the class, their training, and what they are looking forward to as an astronaut [...]

Mars Audio Log #7

February 23, 2024|

The CHAPEA crew checks in on their seventh month in a Mars simulated habitat and NASA experts discuss the impacts that spaceflight has on astronauts’ health. This is the seventh audio log of a monthly [...]

Crew-8

February 16, 2024|

The Crew-8 cadre discusses their backgrounds ahead of their launch to the International Space Station. HWHAP Episode 323. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

IM-1

February 9, 2024|

NASA and Intuitive Machines experts discuss the science and operations behind the IM-1 mission ahead of its journey to land on the Moon’s surface. HWHAP Episode 322. Read More - Houston We Have a Podcast

Planetary Radio

Tales of totality: The adventures of an eclipse chaser

March 13, 2024|

The countdown is on! With less than a month until the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, Planetary Radio is buzzing with anticipation. This celestial event will sweep across Mexico, the United States, and [...]

Geothermal activity on the icy dwarf planets Eris and Makemake

March 6, 2024|

A team co-led by the Southwest Research Institute has made a groundbreaking discovery, revealing evidence of hydrothermal or metamorphic activity on the icy dwarf planets Eris and Makemake in the Kuiper Belt. The lead author [...]

The legacy of Red Rover Goes to Mars

February 28, 2024|

Over two decades ago, an innovative partnership between The Planetary Society, NASA, and LEGO created the Red Rover Goes to Mars program. Today, we reflect on the program's remarkable achievements with our chief scientist, Bruce [...]

OSIRIS-REx becomes APEX

February 21, 2024|

After NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's successful sample retrieval from asteroid Bennu, it's onto its next adventure as OSIRIS-APEX, the Apophis Explorer. Scott Guzewich, deputy project scientist for APEX, joins Planetary Radio to discuss the next steps [...]

The Space Race: Honoring the first African-American space explorers

February 14, 2024|

This week on Planetary Radio, we take a peek behind the scenes at National Geographic's new documentary, “The Space Race,” which celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the first African-American space pioneers and astronauts. Co-directors [...]

Main Engine Cutoff

T+267: Vulcan, New Glenn, Peregrine, Artemis

January 26, 2024|

I catch up with a round up of stories from January: ULA’s first Vulcan launch, Blue Origin’s success with its BE-4 engines and what it means for their year, Astrobotic’s Peregrine mission, JAXA’s SLIM mission, [...]

T+266: Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman, Privateer

December 14, 2023|

Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman of Privateer, joins me to talk about what they’re working on and what drives them as an organization. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by [...]

T+265: Headlines, featuring Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, and Ariane 6

November 30, 2023|

A special (free!) airing of this week’s episode of MECO Headlines. Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, Ariane 6, ISS happenings, launches, and more. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive [...]

T+263: Space Policy Roundup (with Marcia Smith)

October 31, 2023|

Marcia Smith of SpacePolicyOnline.com joins me for a roundup of space policy topics—the House Speaker mayhem, the outlook for budgets over the next year, what to do about the ISS and its related expenses, and [...]

Space & Satellite Professionals International

Better Satellite World: Providing Leadership from Recovery to Success

February 9, 2024|

In this Better Satellite World podcast, SSPI's Lou Zacharilla speaks with Massimiliano Ladovaz, Chief Operations Officer at Eutelsat Group. Massimiliano leads the UK-based Eutelsat Group team responsible for the completion of  the Gen-1 LEO constellation [...]

Main Engine Cutoff

T+267: Vulcan, New Glenn, Peregrine, Artemis

January 26, 2024|

I catch up with a round up of stories from January: ULA’s first Vulcan launch, Blue Origin’s success with its BE-4 engines and what it means for their year, Astrobotic’s Peregrine mission, JAXA’s SLIM mission, [...]

T+266: Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman, Privateer

December 14, 2023|

Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman of Privateer, joins me to talk about what they’re working on and what drives them as an organization. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by [...]

T+265: Headlines, featuring Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, and Ariane 6

November 30, 2023|

A special (free!) airing of this week’s episode of MECO Headlines. Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, Ariane 6, ISS happenings, launches, and more. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive [...]

T+263: Space Policy Roundup (with Marcia Smith)

October 31, 2023|

Marcia Smith of SpacePolicyOnline.com joins me for a roundup of space policy topics—the House Speaker mayhem, the outlook for budgets over the next year, what to do about the ISS and its related expenses, and [...]

Space & Satellite Professionals International

Better Satellite World: Providing Leadership from Recovery to Success

February 9, 2024|

In this Better Satellite World podcast, SSPI's Lou Zacharilla speaks with Massimiliano Ladovaz, Chief Operations Officer at Eutelsat Group. Massimiliano leads the UK-based Eutelsat Group team responsible for the completion of  the Gen-1 LEO constellation [...]

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

142 – Multivariate Disaster

February 15, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Casey Dreier, Chief of Space Policy at The Planetary Society, to talk about the latest on Mars Sample Return, JPL layoffs, and everything space policy. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode [...]

141 – TRL Valley of Death

February 8, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Elizabeth Frank to talk about the future of the CLPS program, JPL’s Mars-focused Commercial Services Studies, and a whole bunch more, including Elizabeth’s epic travel photos. Topics Off-Nominal - [...]

140 – Cultivating a Vibe

February 1, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Rae Paoletta of The Planetary Society to pour one out for Ingenuity, breakdown the epic SLIM landing, and do some eclipse planning. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 140 - Cultivating [...]

139 – Sourdough Software Starter

January 25, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by John Conafay to talk about what he’s been up to since founding Integrate, and we’ll probably dish out some hot takes, too. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 139 - Sourdough [...]

138 – Double SPAC

January 18, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Will Francis, Chief Commercial Officer at Agile Space Industries, to talk about his path through the industry—from co-founding Roccor, to being acquired by Redwire, to joining Agile—and what he’s [...]

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

142 – Multivariate Disaster

February 15, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Casey Dreier, Chief of Space Policy at The Planetary Society, to talk about the latest on Mars Sample Return, JPL layoffs, and everything space policy. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode [...]

141 – TRL Valley of Death

February 8, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Elizabeth Frank to talk about the future of the CLPS program, JPL’s Mars-focused Commercial Services Studies, and a whole bunch more, including Elizabeth’s epic travel photos. Topics Off-Nominal - [...]

140 – Cultivating a Vibe

February 1, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Rae Paoletta of The Planetary Society to pour one out for Ingenuity, breakdown the epic SLIM landing, and do some eclipse planning. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 140 - Cultivating [...]

139 – Sourdough Software Starter

January 25, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by John Conafay to talk about what he’s been up to since founding Integrate, and we’ll probably dish out some hot takes, too. Topics Off-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 139 - Sourdough [...]

138 – Double SPAC

January 18, 2024|

Jake and Anthony are joined by Will Francis, Chief Commercial Officer at Agile Space Industries, to talk about his path through the industry—from co-founding Roccor, to being acquired by Redwire, to joining Agile—and what he’s [...]

Constellations

170 – Venture Capital, Clean Tech, and AI: Investing in Space in 2024

January 3, 2024|

2021 saw a record amount of private investment in space, followed by a significant downturn in 2022. Investments in the space sector once again fell in 2023, but many venture capitalists expect significant growth looking [...]

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

170 – Venture Capital, Clean Tech, and AI: Investing in Space in 2024

January 3, 2024|

2021 saw a record amount of private investment in space, followed by a significant downturn in 2022. Investments in the space sector once again fell in 2023, but many venture capitalists expect significant growth looking [...]

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 [...]