Space Talk

Space Talk features discussions on a variety of space related topics from SpaceRef and our partners as well as public domain sources such as NASA. Topics include space exploration, robotic and manned, space science, space politics, Mars, Astrobiology and everything in between.

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Space Talk features discussions on a variety of space related topics from SpaceRef and our partners as well as public domain sources such as NASA. Topics include robotic and manned space exploration, space science, space policy, Mars, Astrobiology and everything in between.
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2013-07-19 14:41
last episode published
2013-07-09 20:25
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9.07.2013

NASA Mars 2020 Rover Media Teleconference

NASA hosted a media teleconference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, July 9 to provide details about a report that will help define science objectives for the agency's next Mars rover. The report is from the Mars 2020 Science Definition Team (SDT). ...
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11.04.2013

NASA Fiscal Year 2014 Media Teleconference

Listen in as NASA outlines its fiscal year 2014 budget and discusses new and existing projects.
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1.03.2013

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches But Anomaly Detected Which Delayed Solar Array Deployment

This morning at 10:10 a.m. EST, a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its second of 12 NASA contracted resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS).Less than ...
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28.02.2013

NASA SpaceX Dragon-2 Pre-Launch Readiness Briefing

NASA held a media briefing with SpaceX to discuss Friday's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon capsule as part of the NASA commercial resupply mission program to the International Space Station. This is the second official cargo resupply mission (C...
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27.02.2013

Inspiration Mars Introductory News Conference

On February 27th, 2013 Dennis Tito and his team discussed the newly formed Inspiration Mars non-profit organization and its plan for the first human mission to Mars. Learn more about this ground breaking inspiring mission."A unique window of opportunit...
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22.02.2013

CuriousMars: Rover Poised to Test For Organics Where Habitability Potential is High

The Mars rover Curiosity's team is beginning to amass enough diverse science data to actively consider whether the area around its first drilling site was potentially habitable. At the same time the science team is readying the rover's most powerful in...
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15.02.2013

Meteor Explodes Over Russia

Estimated to have been a 9 tonnes in size, a meteorite streaked across the sky over the Ural mountains in Russia and exploded at 30 to 50 kilometres above ground. The supersonic reentry injured an estimated 1100 people according to reports in Russia. P...
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8.02.2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Earth Flyby on February 15th Update

The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close, but will not hit the Earth on Feb. 15, 2013. It will be so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. Learn more about this asteroid and...
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31.01.2013

Sierra Nevada Introduces Lockheed Martin as Dream Chaser Partner

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced they had selected Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a partner on its Dream Chaser program in its ongoing effort for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
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10.12.2012

Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

Secure World Foundation held a luncheon panel discussion on December 3, 2012, from 12 PM to 2 PM on significant space policy challenges facing the second Obama Administration, including civil space funding and Congress, ITAR reform, improving space si...
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2.11.2012

NASA Curiosity Rover Begins Hunt for Methane in Martian Atmosphere an Indicator of Biological Processes

According to NASA, the Curiosity rover has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere. Learning what happened to the Martian atmosphere will help scientists assess whether the planet ever was hab...
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1.11.2012

Asia in Space: Cooperation or Competition?

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ACDIS) co-hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 12 PM to 2 PM: the discuss...
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20.09.2012

Mars Curiosity Rover Briefing for September 19, 2012

NASA hosted a media teleconference on Wednesday, September 19 to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. During the briefing researchers discussed an unusual football-size rock that will be the first for the rover...
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20.09.2012

Arctic Sea Ice At Record Low

The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk. According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo., the amount is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades sin...
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6.09.2012

Mars Curiosity Rover Update for Thursday, September 6, 2012

NASA hosted a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 6, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is one month into a two-year mission to invest...
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6.09.2012

Trash in the Skies: The Challenge of Space Debris

Man's activities in space have benefited life on Earth greatly, but they have left their mark: over 22,000 pieces of man-made space debris are being tracked as they orbit our globe. How does space debris affect our space activities, both now and in the...
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24.08.2012

Defense and Industry on Space Cooperation Presented by the Secure World Foundation and Space Foundation

The Secure World Foundation and Space Foundation co-hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss current international initiatives aimed at outer space security and sustainability. The luncheon panel discussion featured leading defense and industry persp...
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22.08.2012

The Dragon's New Eyes: China's Space-based Surveillance Capabilities, Doctrine, Strategy, and Implications

Over the last several years, China has made significant investments in developing and deploying space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to support military/national security requirements and enhance their regional ...
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20.08.2012

NASA Announces InSight Mars Planetary Science Mission

NASA today announced the selection of a Discovery Class mission to Mars called the InSight mission. This telecon has remarks about the mission and questions from the press.The panelists for the briefing are:-- John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate ad...
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17.08.2012

NASA Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress on August 17, 2012

An update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission including questions from the media. As well new images from the Curiosity rover have been released as part of a NASA teleconference that took place on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. http://www.nasa.gov/missio...
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17.08.2012

Chandra Teleconference: Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace at Forming Stars

Listen in to this teleconference from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory team on a new discovery: The Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace at Forming Stars.Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, th...
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14.08.2012

NASA Teleconference About Mars Curiosity Rover Progress on August 14, 2012

An update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission including questions from the media. As well new images from the Curiosity rover have been released as part of a NASA teleconference that took place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. http://www.nasa.gov/missi...
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14.08.2012

Secure World presents Russia’s Space Plans

Because space is becoming more congested with more countries seeking its benefits, it is easy to overlook a primary space player which has been involved from the beginning of the space age: Russia. Still, Russia's efforts in space have shaped internati...
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10.08.2012

A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the 28th National Space Symposium

SpaceRef had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. The conversation centered around his idea of doubling NASA's budget as it would spur innovation and fuel the economy. We wil...
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9.08.2012

Analyzing the Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations: Opportunities or Challenges for Space Sustainability?

While the advent of emerging space nations certainly creates opportunities, it also raises new concerns. Balancing these new sets of opportunities and risks, requires an understanding of the rationale and development paths of all space actors, in parti...
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3.08.2012

The Secure World Foundation Presents Asian Space Policy and The United States

This event was a follow up to the 2011 Secure World Foundation (SWF) - Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) International Workshop on Space Policies and Laws held in Beijing in May of 2011. The CAS workshop brought regional and international space expert...
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24.07.2012

2012 Space Security Index Launch

On July 17th the Secure World Foundation announced the release of the 2012 Space Security Index by hosting a panel discussion. The event featured four distinguished speakers who discussed the most important events affecting space security in the past y...
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23.07.2012

Canadian Space Agency Seeking Contributions for UN Long Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities

This podcast was recorded on July 10th at the bi-monthly meeting of the Canadian Space Commerce Association in Toronto. You can learn more about this organization on their web site, spacecommerce.ca. The featured guest speaker at the meeting was Jean-M...
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16.07.2012

NASA News Conference Previews August Mars Rover Landing

The Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will i...
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