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A Free and Open Exchange of Ideas and Opinions on All Things Space: Now at http://talkingspaceonline.com!
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2019-02-21 02:01
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21.02.2019 http://deow9bq0xqvbj.cloudfront.net/image-logo/181997/TalkingSpace.jpg

Episode 1104: Mars Done?

After examining the current launch log book and going over some significant breaking news with the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and NASA's current lunar aspirations, the team discusses the latest findings from the New Horizons mission. We then celebr...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
28.01.2019

Episode 1103: Challenger: An American Tragedy - A Conversation With Hugh Harris

In this special edition of Talking Space, we talk to the man who was for many years was the voice of Shuttle Launch Control at the Kennedy Space Center, Mr. Hugh Harris. Born in December of 1932 he served as an information specialist with the US Army f...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
27.01.2019

Episode 1102: Apollo 1

In this special edition of Talking Space, we observe the anniversary of Apollo 1 allowing the crew to tell their own story and talk to us through courtesy of the NASA Internet Audio Archive.  While launch preparations for Apollo 1 were underway, NASA h...
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27.01.2019 http://deow9bq0xqvbj.cloudfront.net/image-logo/181997/TalkingSpace.jpg

Episode 1101: China Has Landed On the Moon, Whither America?

The Talking Space Team says hello to 2019 with a wrap up of 2018 launch activities and a very spirited discussion of what the future may bring in the area of commercial space launch here in the US with new major players coming on the field. How will th...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
24.12.2018 http://deow9bq0xqvbj.cloudfront.net/image-logo/181997/TalkingSpace.jpg

Episode 1011 : Apollo 8 - A Christmas Card From 1968

What would Talking Space sound like if it were able to reach across the gulf of time to 1968 fifty years ago and cover the Apollo 8 mission: humanity’s first piloted spacecraft to successful orbit the Moon and return home to Earth?  That is what this e...
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13.12.2018 http://deow9bq0xqvbj.cloudfront.net/image-logo/181997/TalkingSpace.jpg

Episode 1010: Wisdom From A Legend in Heliophysics

Back in mid -August of 2018 as a phalanx of reporters and social media attendees awaited the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, we were all given a grand opportunity to listen to and glean a little wisdom from Dr. Eugene Parker, the spacecraft’s namesak...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
5.10.2018

Episode 1009: To the Moon, Elon!

On this episodes we may be mentioning routine launches but it's anything but routine as we return for a news round-up. On this episode we begin our launch round-up with some past and present SpaceX launches, including the Telstar-18V launch and the upc...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
21.09.2018

Episode 1008: Up-Close with the Sun: Part 2

It's not just about getting to the sun, it's about the people behind the mission making it all happen. That's what this episode of Talking Space is all about. We speak with four integral members of the Parker Solar Probe team. The mission launched succ...
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26.08.2018

Episode 1007: Up-Close with the Sun: Part 1

On part one of this extremely special three-part Talking Space, hear the sound of a Delta IV Heavy launching a mission to the sun and hear from the scientists behind it! We begin with the successful launch of the Parker Solar Probe mission, which is se...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
23.07.2018

Episode 1006: Commercial Crew Concerns

This episode of Talking Space takes you to all the major launches, some launches which may be facing unexpected delays, and the launch of a kickstarter based on a great book. We begin with our launch round-up, featuring a record-setting docking to the ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
20.06.2018

Episode 1005: #SaveOppy?

From launch rates to renamings and of course two major announcements from the red planet, it’s another jam-packed Talking Space. We begin with our launch round-up, including China, Japan, and two manned missions. We discuss the return of Expedition 55 ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
12.05.2018

Episode 1004: ‚ÄėInSight‚Äô into NEAF

What do you get after one month away? A boat load of news and some amazing interviews for our return from spring break. We begin looking at the launches of the last month from all corners of the globe. We check out many of the major launch providers an...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
12.03.2018

Episode 1003: Creepy Face in Space

50 Falcons, falling stations, private ISS, the dreaded NASA budget and a lot of hate mail…all in one episode!  On this episode of Talking Space, we begin with our launch round-up including GOES-S, the 50th Falcon 9 launch, and the return of three crewm...
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19.02.2018

Episode 1002: Falcon Heavy Finally Flies

7 years…5 blocks…27 engines…2 booster landings…one spectacular Falcon Heavy launch. All that in this episode of Talking Space. On this very special episode of Talking Space, we discuss the successful demonstration flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
23.01.2018

Episode 1001: New Season for New Space

Talking Space is turning 10 seasons old…yet most of the topics involve new space surprisingly! We begin focusing on SpaceX first with the return of CRS-13 and a look-ahead to the Falcon Heavy static fire test. Of course, we address the mystery behind t...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
8.01.2018

Episode 917: Houston, We Have a Special: Part 2

The final part of our exciting two-part special has us sitting in front of an Orion mock-up chatting with astronauts and project leads. On this episode of Talking Space, we go into Building 9 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. While there w...
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24.12.2017

Episode 916: Houston, We Have a Special: Part 1

Ever wondered how commercial crew training happens at NASA’s Johnson Space Center? Well our team, with the help of an astronaut, take you to Houston for a better idea. On this episode of Talking Space, we go to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, T...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
11.12.2017

Episode 915: Flying Through the Ashes

Our launch roundup turns into a lack-of-launch roundup and we actually break news for the first time in the show’s history. All that and more on our penultimate Season 9 show. We being this episode discussing the indefinite delay of the classified Zuma...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
13.11.2017

Episode 914: The Long-Awaited Launch Vehicles

Falcon Heavy gets a launch date for very soon, and SLS gets an even further away launch date, along with more in this jam packed Talking Space! On this episode we have a busy launch round-up featuring the Vega rocket, SpaceX, a new Minotaur-C, China bo...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
22.10.2017

Episode 913: The Science of Now, Shaping Tomorrow

So many launches, so little time, and a few explosive news stories make this a jam-packed episode not to be missed! We begin by recapping the launches of the last two weeks, including three SpaceX launches in one day, Japan and China launching on the s...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
9.10.2017

Episode 912: BFR’s Big Breakout

The biggest launch round-up in Talking Space history and one of the biggest talks of the year…all in one show! On this episode, we begin with the launch round-up looking at the upcoming launches of an Atlas V, two Falcon 9s, a Long March, an H-II A, a ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
25.09.2017

Episode 911: Hope, Unity,and Courage: The 250th Episode Special

Talking Space is celebrating its 250th episode and 8 year anniversary speical with astronaut and artist Nicole Stott. We discuss with Nicole her time aboard the ISS as part of the Expedition 20 and 21 crews. We discuss her time both working with the Sp...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
10.09.2017

Episode 910: Total Eclipse of the Mind and Sun

How do you describe a solar eclipse on the radio? Listen and find out! On this episode, we begin with the return of the Expedition 52 and looking at the records set by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. All this happening ahead of the next crewed launch on ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
25.08.2017

Episode 909: Falcon Launches the #RhettRevolution

Hear the launch and landing of a Falcon 9, the inspiring story of two grieving parents, and the head of the ISS program, all in one jam-packed episode! On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss two recent launches. First we discuss the TDRS-M launch...
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25.08.2017

Episode 909: Falcon Launches the #RhettRevolution

Hear the launch and landing of a Falcon 9, the inspiring story of two grieving parents, and the head of the ISS program, all in one jam-packed episode! On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss two recent launches. First we discuss the TDRS-M launch...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
14.08.2017

Episode 908: The Kennedy Launch Shuffle

With the Eastern Range recently quiet, it’s about to get busy…and fast! First, we discuss the successful launch of the Soyuz carrying three more crew members to the ISS, bringing the US side up to 4 crew members for the first time ever. We then discuss...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
31.07.2017

Episode 907: Lots to See at ISSRDC

On this very special episode of Talking Space, with a new crew onboard the International Space Station, we go to Washington DC for the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development Conference, or ISSRDC. We learn all about the science happe...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
16.07.2017

Episode 906: NSC, KSC, and What Did Juno See?

On this episode of Talking Space, we recap a busy time for SpaceX, who completed their 3rd launch in less than 2 weeks with the launch of Intelsat 35e. In that time came the return of a SpaceX Dragon capsule from the ISS full of science. We then discus...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
1.07.2017

Episode 905: 2 Launches, 2 Landings, 2 Days

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss a ‚Äúdouble header‚ÄĚ launch weekend for SpaceX, although we learn not to¬†¬†use that phrase around a certain panel member. We discuss the effort it took for an east and west coast Falcon 9 launch with two barge l...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
9.06.2017

Episode 904: Fire Re-Breathing Dragon Flies

On this very special episode of Talking Space, we primarily focus on the recent launch of CRS-11, which our own Sawyer Rosenstein was at. First, we discuss the announcement of NASA’s 12 new astronauts after the largest application pool in history. We t...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman & Sawyer Rosenstein author
21.05.2017

Episode 903: Micro, Heavy, and Everything In-Between

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss how SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivers again sending the Inmarsat 5-4F Communications satellite into its proper orbit. The company also tested the core stage of its Falcon Heavy booster slated for a hopeful debut th...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
9.05.2017

Episode 902: FIRST Place and News About Space

On this extra packed episode of Talking Space, we discuss the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the classified NROL-76 satellite. We also address a tweet sent to us regarding our view on SpaceX, a comment we get quite often and wanted to ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
27.04.2017

Episode 901: Rockets and Moons, How NEAF!

This season launches with, well, a look at a few launches. First up is OA-7, the second launch of a commercial cargo flight featuring Orbital ATK’s Cygnus atop a ULA Atlas V rocket. The International Space Station is living up to the last word in the n...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
12.12.2016

Episode 813: We Are‚ÄėGOES‚Äô for Launch

This week we must sadly open with the news of the passing of John Glenn, whose list of accomplishments has been surpassed by none, serving America with honor both on and off our planet for almost all of his 95 years. Unfortunately, the news doesn’t get...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
13.11.2016

Episode 812: Hello Rocket

This week we‚Äôre (mostly) back to our regular programming, kicking off with two of our favorite subjects ‚Äď the launches and landings of International Space Station crews, and it‚Äôs a busy season of shift changes via Kazakhstan. Since our last regular epi...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
29.10.2016

Episode 811: By And For The People

This week we divert a little from our usual format to bringyou some very special information. Most importantly, we respond to listener Kevin Streitmatter, who was wondering where the candidatesfor President of the United States stand on our favorite is...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
23.10.2016

Episode 810: From 67P and IAC with Love

We begin this episode with an ending, as Rosetta joined its companion, Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov‚ÄďGerasimenko on September 30, with confirmation arriving at mission control in Darmstadt at 11:19 UTC. This is hardly a time for mournin...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
24.09.2016

Episode 809: TyranOSIRIS-REx

On September 8 an Atlas V carrying the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission took off from Cape Canaveral and our own Sawyer Rosenstein brings you exclusive sounds and experiences rig...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
18.09.2016

Episode 808: Lost and Found

We talk about the ISS Expedition #48 crew returning to Kazakhstan via the Soyuz TMA20M capsule and upcoming crew and cargo missions. Gravitational waves are causing a ripple effect in the science community. LIGO and its’ value, well the science communi...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
1.09.2016

Episode 807: How to Sell a Used Space Station

This episode takes off with the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the second pair of satellites for the U.S. Air Force’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP). Looking ahead to the company’s nex...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
12.08.2016

Episode 806: Objects In Motion

On our own return to flight episode, we discuss several upcoming events ; NASA’s Osiris Rex, a sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu is scheduled for launch on 8 September 2016. The team looks at the mission objectives and the unique configuratio...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
16.04.2016

Episode 805: Changing of the Guard

The Kepler Spacecraft ran into trouble last Friday but thanks to heroic effort by the team at  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  Kepler’s search for Exoplanets can resume. We discuss the SpaceX Dragon Cargo Resupply Mission 8  and it’s cargo specifica...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
4.04.2016

Episode 804: What Price The Moon?

A new episode and a new crew make their way to the international space station, we highlight the members of Expedition 47 and Astronaut Jeff Williams who will assume command of the station under Expedition 48, and break the US endurance record for ti...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
14.03.2016

Episode 803 Two Deserts, One Sky

In a departure from our usual fare of space news and policy, this week we took some time to contemplate the skies. Danielle Adams, a doctoral candidate at The University of Arizona in the School of Middle East and North African Studies with a minor in ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
23.02.2016

Episode 802: Ripples on the Cosmic Pond.

This week we take a journey from the halls of Congress out through our solar system, and then journey out to a point 1.3 billion light years away from home. On February3rd, the Space Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technol...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
5.02.2016

Episode 801: Not to Mention…

This season premiere kicks off with a look at the past, starting with the NASA tragedies that still loom large today, particularly with the 30th anniversary of STS-51L last week. Moving a bit closer to the present, we go over some of the most notable s...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
15.12.2015

Episode 716: A Swan Returns to the Stars

Come along with the Talking Space Team  to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as we bring to you the sights and sounds leading up to the return to flight of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Cargo spacecraft (named after pioneering Astronaut  Donald K. Slayton) and ...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
20.11.2015

Episode 715: Moments of Contemplation and Preparation

This Past week, The Expedition 45 Crew on board the International Space Station had to contend with a bit of a power wrinkle that may require a spacewalk next year to repair. They also observed a moment of silence (as do we) for those lost in the Paris...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
13.11.2015

Episode 714: Looking Through Crystal

The International Space Station celebrated its ‚Äúcrystal anniversary‚ÄĚ of occupation on November 2nd, marking 15 years that humans have been continuously on board the orbiting facility. The Expedition 45 Crew paused to reflect on the anniversary and what...
Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman& Sawyer Rosenstein author
5.11.2015

Episode 713: IAC 2015 In The Spotlight

In this special edition, the Talking Space Team puts the  66th Annual International Astronautical Congress which took place in Jerusalem, Israel between October 12th and 16th into focus. Our first stop is a paper presented by our own Kat Robison on the...
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