I’m Anthony Colangelo.

I host Main Engine Cut Off and Off-Nominal.

Formerly: Quirks & Compulsions and The Multilogue.

Episode 74 - All the Garys We Know


With just a single weekend remaining between us and Artemis 1, Jake and Anthony pregame the launch, mission, and meetups, and talk about the Artemis program overall.

Episode T+227: Astrobee, Free-Flying Robots on the ISS (with Jonathan Barlow)

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Jonathan Barlow from the NASA Ames Research Center joins me to talk about Astrobee—the free-flying robots on the International Space Station that test new technologies, sensors, and operations, and assist astronauts and mission controllers alike. Jonathan is the Astrobee Lead Engineer and has been with the program since the beginning, so we go way back to its origins and talk in-depth about what the robots are up to today on the ISS.

Episode 72 - Our Interest in Trash


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.

Episode 71 - Full-On Frenemy Territory


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.