Talking Space

by Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein · · · · 11 subscribers

A Free and Open Exchange of Ideas and Opinions on All Things Space. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @talkingspace!

Gina Herlihy returns this week, as we discuss the upcoming STS-133 mission schedule for September. We also congratulate the 2010 Astronaut Hall of Fame inductees as Gina gives an overview of the induction ceremony. We discuss the major event of the week; the successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. …
On this episode, we are not only joined by guest panelist Tavi Greiner from Astronomy.FM, but we invite on special guest Scott Maxwell, one of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) “drivers”. He discusses his experiences at the Jet Propulsions Laboratory and his work playing around with robots on another world. …
218 Episode 218: Come Tweet Away May 25, 2010
On this episode, we discuss a very busy week in space news. We talk about the Ariane 5 returning to flight, as well as Japan’s (JAXA) H-II A launch of a probe to Venus. We then visit Opportunity setting a longevity record, SpaceX adding more delays, and honor PROP officer …
On this very special episode, we are joined by special guests Geoffrey Notkin and Steve Arnold of the Science Channel show, “Meteorite Men”. We discuss their show, how they both got their start as meteorite hunters, some of their favorite moments from their television program, along with some science and …
216 Episode 216: A Good Abort? May 11, 2010
On this episode, we discuss the STS-132 mission set to launch on May 14th. As well, we get into the tweetup which is accompanying it, as our very own Gina Herlihy and Gene Mikulka will be there participating. Stay tuned as they will be giving updates on the field and …
On this episode, we discuss everything to do with the shuttle somehow. We start off with the recent STS-131 mission, along with the final three missions and the rotation of the final two flights and their order. We then go on to discuss the launch of the US government’s own …
On this episode, we discuss the major announcement made by President Barrack Obama, who on Thursday, April 15, 2010, announced his future plan for NASA, which included a budget increase, a new Heavy Lift Vehicle to be ready by 2015, and the goal to land on an asteroid and then …
In this episode, we discuss the recent launch of STS-131 and Discovery, and it seems that no matter what we talk about, we keep coming back to that beautiful bird. We then go on to discuss Spirit who will hopefully have the spirit to survive the Martian winter, as well …
212 Episode 212: Talking Shakes March 27, 2010
On this episode,we have special guest Brian Shiro with us, who is an geophysicist who is currently stationed at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii. He discusses his role in the recent earthquakes and tsunami potentials that have come out of that. Then, it’s on to …
On this episode, the crew discusses the potential delay for the space shuttle Discovery, which is scheduled to launch on April 5th on STS-131 to the ISS. We then also discuss the successful test firing of the Falcon 9 and what it means for the future of commercial space industry. …
On this episode, we welcome back friend of the show Miles O’Brien, who currently is the host of “This Week in Space”, an online video podcast, as well as a commentator for shuttle launch coverage for SpaceFlightNow. Recently, Miles went in front of the US Congress to testify regarding the …
In this episode, we talk about the recent meeting between the two US Chambers of Congress to discuss NASA and its fiscal year 2011 budget which includes the cancellation of the new Constellation program. We discuss how with the congress and its current view of the proposed cuts, NASA’s budget …
On this episode, we talk a lot about the future of NASA. We start off discussing NASA’s possible watch-over role in the future for the US manned space program. We then discuss President Obama’s call to the International Space Station and his comment regarding his “unwaivering support” of space. Is …
On this episode, we all have plenty of new experiences to bring to the table. We discuss a letter written by congress fighting against the cancellation of constellation, along with the possibility of a shuttle extension. Following that, we talk with @MelissaOx about her adventures at the tweetup for the …
On this very special episode, the Talking Space team is joined by a few special guests. The first is Neal Wiser from the website SaveNASA, which is located at http://savenasa.ning.com. We are also joined by special guest listeners from Twitter via a service called Twalk.in which is at http://twalk.in. We …
On this episode of the Talking Space Podcast, the crew discusses the recent rumors surrounding what is to come of NASA’s budget. Just a reminder, this was recorded on Sunday, Jan 31 and the budget was just released the day after we recorded on February 1. We go over the …
On this very special episode, we invite Rebecca and Jeff Setzer on our show from “Astronomy Out and About” which airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST/8pm CST on http://astronomy.fm. We talk with them about the live show that they do every week, how they got started, and some of the challenges …
In this episode, we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of what has happened this week in space. We talk about some comments NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said at a safety meeting. also discussed is a Rasmussen poll released showing a decline in public interested in NASA and …
In this first round-table discussion of 2010, we discuss a large amount of topics going around in the short time that the new year has been with us. We discuss Charlie Bolden’s speech at the AAS, and that’s not meant as a dirty word, that is the American Astronomical Society. …
To kick off our 2nd season of shows, we invite 5-time shuttle astronaut and the only astronaut to summit Mount Everest Dr. Scott Parazynski on the show. We discuss with Dr. Parazynski his climb to the summit along with his spaceflights including STS-120, in which he performed an unplanned spacewalk …