Event Photo iOS App Podcast Article Website Talk News
Anthony Colangelo

I’m Anthony Colangelo.

I build websites and applications, write, podcast, speak, and take photos.

Paul Allen

Main Engine Cut Off

For all my skepticism of Stratolaunch, it’s a major bummer that Allen never got to see the giant plane fly.

Russian Officials Skeptical About Gateway

Main Engine Cut Off

I mentioned this on the last episode of Off-Nominal, but it’s worth saying here, too: I’m totally fine with Russia sitting out for the Gateway. Considering the state of the Russian space industry, and specifically how Roscosmos has been handling the ISS drill hole situation, I would very much prefer them to not be involved in building any hardware that will be flying to the Moon.

T+96: Blue Origin & Harris

Main Engine Cut Off

Blue Origin and Harris announced an interesting partnership last week that’s worth discussing: Harris will be producing 5-meter fixed mesh reflector antennas that can only fit (for now) inside of New Glenn’s big fairing.

Thanks to September Patrons

Main Engine Cut Off

Very special thanks to the 222 of you out there supporting Main Engine Cut Off on Patreon for the month of August. Your support keeps this blog and podcast going, and most importantly, it keeps it independent.

Moon Express Raises $12.5 Million

Main Engine Cut Off

Looks like all the rumblings about Moon Express folding entirely weren’t the whole story. But I do want to point out that they haven’t even started building the first flight vehicle.