Northrop Grumman and Firefly announced a partnership to develop a new first stage for Antares—the same first stage that will power Firefly’s larger launch vehicle, Beta. It’s a great partnership for both parties that will surely lead to more interesting things in the future.
Mike Loucks and John Carrico of Space Exploration Engineering join me to talk about astrogation, mission planning, missions they’ve worked on, how they interact with teams of all types, and everything else they do at SEE.
Rick Mastracchio, former NASA astronaut and current Director Of Business Development at Northrop Grumman Space Systems, joins me to talk about Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Space Station concept that they are working on as part of NASA’s Commercial LEO Destinations program.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Gary Jordan, NASA Public Affairs Officer and host of the official podcast of Johnson Space Center, “Houston We Have a Podcast.”
Dr. Justin Walsh, co-PI of the International Space Station Archaeological Project, joins Jake and Anthony to talk about how to do archaeology on a space station and what they’re up to on the ISS.
Anthony is joined by Christian Davenport of The Washington Post and Loren Grush of The Verge to talk about Loren’s JWST birthday present, Artemis 1 getting its initial launch dates, the occasional Long March 5B reentry, and everything else that has been going on in the world of space news.
NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program is in a tricky spot right now. VIPER has been delayed a year, new task orders are being awarded to new teams like the one led by Draper, and Masten is all but dead.
Some thoughts on where we are now that Dmitry Rogozin has been dismissed as head of Roscosmos, and that NASA and Roscosmos have signed a seat exchange agreement for future flights to the ISS.
Nadia Drake joins Jake and Anthony to obsess over the JWST images released this week and to talk about the telescope’s first few months of operation.
Anthony is joined by Joe Barnard of BPS.Space and Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut!) to talk about how to cook meat with a very fast rocket, what life is like in Boca Chica lately, and…what has NASA been doing with those chickens?
Our good friend Jake Robins, host of WeMartians and my cohost on Off-Nominal, joins me to talk about Psyche missing its launch window, the state of the SIMPLEx program, its troubles with launch slots, and how NASA might approach this in the future.
Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins Jake and Anthony to discuss Administrator Bill Nelson a year into his tenure and whether he’s been good or bad for NASA.
Chris Gebhardt joins Jake to talk about the FAA's approval of Boca-Chica.
Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins me to talk about the Artemis Program’s space suits, expensive launch sites, maybe-cheaper-but-at-least-not-as-delayed launch sites, vehicles, and its manifest over the next decade. Plus, a few bonus topics like Astra, Firefly, and Lori Garver’s new book.
Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator, champion of commercial spaceflight, and longtime space pirate, joins Jake and Anthony to discuss her upcoming book “Escaping Gravity” and to tell some stories from her incredible career.
SpaceX’s plans for launching Starship to orbit from Boca Chica cleared an environmental review with the FAA, but more than 75 mitigations are required in order to receive a launch license to carry out flights in the future.
Jake and Anthony catch up on the news, from Starliner’s flight to NASA’s announcement of new spacesuit contracts for ISS and lunar missions.
Boeing completed Starliner’s long-awaited Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the ISS, but about a week after landing, NASA announced its intent to buy more Dragon flights from SpaceX.
Engineer, Consultant and STEM evangelist Lauren Lyons joins Jake and Anthony to talk about her diverse career at SpaceX, Blue Origin and Firefly, and the unique and interesting paths the space industry can take you on.
Space potter Amy Rae Hill joins Jake and guest host Debarati Das for a discussion on space and art.