The Space Force rolled out the draft RFP for Phase 3 of the National Security Space Launch program, and it looks pretty good! Elsewhere, NASA selected New Glenn to launch ESCAPADE in 2024, so I check in on the state of things over at Blue Origin—as always, it’s about the engines.
Jake and Anthony are joined once again by Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator, to talk about the newest class of Brooke Owens fellows, what she’s been up to lately, and who knows, maybe we’ll randomly argue about commercial space stations on this one, too.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, to talk about Super Heavy’s static fire, Progress doing its best Soyuz, and to somewhat randomly argue about Commercial LEO Destinations.
Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator, joins me to talk about a whole host of space policy topics, including Artemis and lunar politics, the legacies of Commercial Cargo and Crew, the status of Commercial LEO Destinations, and also Lance Bass.
Jake and Anthony talk about the Chinese balloons that floated over the Americas in the last few weeks, balloons in space history, UFO shit, and do a random follow-up news segment.
Jake and Anthony talk about Jake’s decision to end WeMartians, and what goes on behind the scenes of Making Stuff™.
Jake and Anthony talk about the state of smallsat launch and tell some stories from Anthony’s trip to Virginia to see an Electron launch.
Caleb Henry of Quilty Analytics and I took a trip down to Wallops Island to watch Rocket Lab’s first Electron launch from the US. Listen to our conversation on the drive down to Virginia, a bit of me at the press site before launch, and the launch itself in wonderful stereo audio.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Ben Feist, Data Visualization & Informatics Software Engineer and Historian at NASA Johnson Space Center, to talk about his work, including the amazing Apollo in Real Time experience.
Virgin Orbit’s first launch from the UK ended in failure, putting them in an even more precarious financial position. And on the other side of the North Pole, ABL’s first launch attempt ended in failure right on the launch pad in Alaska.
Brendan Byrne, of WMFE and Are We There Yet?, hosts the first edition of The Off-Nominallyweds, a game to find out if Jake or Anthony knows the other one better.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Loren Grush of Bloomberg to talk about and predict what’s to come in space this year.
Jake and Anthony are joined by Miriam Kramer of Axios to talk about the weirdest and funniest space news of the year, to announce the Off-Nominees, and to crown the winner of the 2022 Off-Nominal Award.
SpaceX rolled out Starshield, a new, Starlink-inspired (derived?) offering for national security space systems. And I have some thoughts on the upcoming National Security Space Launch Phase 3 contracting setup.
Marina Koren of The Atlantic joins Jake and Anthony to talk about her recent viewing and reviewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Jake and Anthony catch up on Artemis I and everything else going on in space news lately.
Casey Dreier of The Planetary Society joins me to talk about Artemis I, where the Artemis program goes from here, and what the 2022 midterm elections mean for space.
Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society, joins Jake and Anthony to talk about the 20th anniversary of the show, his upcoming retirement, and what it’s been like to cover space in this way for all those years.
Somehow, it’s almost time for Artemis I. Again. Yes, again. And then we break down some hot planetary drama from this week.
Photographer Roland Miller returns to the show to talk to Jake and Anthony about his newest book, The Space Shuttle: A Mission-by-Mission Celebration of NASA's Extraordinary Spaceflight Program, out next week.