Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins me to talk about the budgetary threat facing Mars Sample Return, the latest issue with ULA’s Vulcan vehicle, and the ongoing tweaks to the National Security Space Launch Program’s Phase 3 architecture.
Anthony is joined by Loren Grush (Bloomberg) and Rachael Zisk (Payload), to talk about Loren’s recent trip to see Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight, to catch up on some news, and to do a mid-year check in on our 2023 predictions.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Adrian Beil of NASASpaceFlight.com (and a long-time beloved member of the Off-Nominal Discord) to talk about how he got his start via an epic spreadsheet, and to tell some stories from his trip to Boca Chica for Starship.
Jake and Anthony check in on the ongoing planetary missions around the solar system.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Grant Bonin to talk about his new venture, gravityLab, focused on partial gravity research.
Adrian Beil of NASASpaceFlight.com (and a long-time beloved member of the Off-Nominal Discord) joins me to talk about the state of German and European launch, with new entrants Rocket Factory Augsburgand Isar Aerospace getting close to the launch pad, many others working their way there, and institutional launch struggling amidst delays and geopolitics.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Joey Roulette of Reuters to talk about the state of NASA’s fixed-price contracts in the face of the Starliner situation and lunar lander awards.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Joe Barnard to talk about what he’s up to and to engage in some alt-history what-ifs.
NASA selected Blue Moon as the second human lunar lander for Artemis—which is awesome!—yet the budget outlook for the next few years is…not good. I think through what NASA can, should, and might do in the face of a grim budget reality.
Jake and Anthony catch up on the news, including Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander award!
Jake and guest host Casey Dreier are joined by Paul Byrne to talk about NASA’s planetary science budget and the trials and tribulations that it is experiencing today.
Jake and guest host Debarati Das are joined by Jaime Green, author of the new book The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos
Jake and Anthony are joined by Sarah Al-Ahmed, host and producer of Planetary Radio, to talk about her new gig running one of the longest-tenured space podcasts.
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss the business and finance side of spaceflight, with Caleb Henry (Quilty Space), Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), and Jonathan Baliff (CFO, Redwire).
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss the commercialization effort of LEO and the Moon with Angela T. Hart (Manager, Commercial Low Earth Orbit Program Office, NASA), Dr. Molly Mulligan (Business Development, Redwire), Jana Spruce (VP of Spacecraft, Firefly), and Kevin Foley (Program Director, Commercial Space Projects, Boeing).
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss news, announcements, and happenings from the conference, then talk with a trio of drop-in guests: Sean Bedford (Director of Business Development, Astrobotic), Mike DeRosa (Co-Founder & CMO, Gravitics), and Jason Hopkins (Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Crescent Space).
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss current space policy topics with Lori Garver (former Deputy Administrator of NASA), and Karina Drees (President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation).
Jake and Anthony are joined by Ashlee Vance of Bloomberg to talk about his new book, When the Heavens Went on Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach.
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I talk about the state and future of international partnerships in space with Mike Gold (Chief Growth Officer, Redwire) Masami Onoda (Director of Washington, DC Office, JAXA), and Josh Wolny (Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State).
Starship finally(?) flew its first test flight! Jake Robins of Off-Nominal joins me to sort through our thoughts on how it went (it was janky), what’s next for Starship, and to try and figure out if SpaceX wasted more steel or time this week.