I’m Anthony Colangelo.

I host Main Engine Cut Off and Off-Nominal.

Formerly: Quirks & Compulsions and The Multilogue.

Episode 142 - Multivariate Disaster


Jake and Anthony are joined by Casey Dreier, Chief of Space Policy at The Planetary Society, to talk about the latest on Mars Sample Return, JPL layoffs, and everything space policy.

Episode 141 - TRL Valley of Death


Jake and Anthony are joined by Elizabeth Frank to talk about the future of the CLPS program, JPL’s Mars-focused Commercial Services Studies, and a whole bunch more, including Elizabeth’s epic travel photos.

Episode 140 - Cultivating a Vibe


Jake and Anthony are joined by Rae Paoletta of The Planetary Society to pour one out for Ingenuity, breakdown the epic SLIM landing, and do some eclipse planning.

Episode T+267: Vulcan, New Glenn, Peregrine, Artemis

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I catch up with a round up of stories from January: ULA’s first Vulcan launch, Blue Origin’s success with its BE-4 engines and what it means for their year, Astrobotic’s Peregrine mission, JAXA’s SLIM mission, and NASA’s announcement of Artemis delays.

Episode 138 - Double SPAC


Jake and Anthony are joined by Will Francis, Chief Commercial Officer at Agile Space Industries, to talk about his path through the industry—from co-founding Roccor, to being acquired by Redwire, to joining Agile—and what he’s learned along the way.

Episode 136 - A Little Bit Better Than Arianespace


Jake and Anthony are joined by Joe Barnard to present The Off-Nominees: the most bizarre space news stories of the year. We’ll debate what went the most comedically wrong this year, crown a winner, and also score some 2023 predictions.