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Space Gab Podcast

Space Gab Podcast

By Space Gab Podcast
Podcast (Audio Space Report) about space related topics. Mike Coletta, who supported the space industry for almost 2 decades, shares news of current and past events that relate to various space programs. Space and astronomical related events are also covered in this audio Space Report. Mike Coletta's Space Gab Podcast was featured in the opening scenes of the COSMOS 2019 Movie, a science fiction thriller about 3 Astro-Nuts in search of mysteries of the universe.
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Space Gab Podcast #182 for 20 May
Mission managers polled “go” for rendezvous and docking of Boeing’s Starliner capsule, For the second time in as many months, debris from a Chinese rocket landed in India, OMG ... glowing green blinking lights are filling skies above Verdigris Oklahoma, all around me, James Webb space telescope successfully completed tracking test, Russia launched the 3rd Bars-M reconnaissance satellite aboard a Soyuz-2.1a from Plesetsk, NASA puts ISS spacewalks on hold to investigate water leak, Liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the third mission in five days to deploy satellites for the privately-developed Starlink broadband network, ISS over Oklahoma, Cosmonauts not riding in Boeing Starliner, iSpace launch update : An orbital launch attempt by Chinese startup iSpace suffered failure early Friday, following on from two failures last year.
May 20, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #181 for 13 May
Lunar eclipse May 15-16, Starlink missions 19 and 20 by SpaceX, Boeing OFT-2 update, Liftoff of the fourth Hyperbola-1 solid rocket from iSpace, Manchin introduces bipartisan bill to establish Space National Guard, Oh my... is Moon dust cannabis in our future... a new type of Lunar high!, Space Force general: Commercial satellite internet in Ukraine showing power of megaconstellations, Boeing says it is considering redesigning the propellant valves on future CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft, Elon Musk says he thinks SpaceX can get an uncrewed Starship mission to Mars in 3 to 5 years, Astra to launch from U.K. spaceport, The TechEdSat-7 cubesat,  which tested an ExoBrake reentry drag device reentered on May 4, China's Tianzhou4 has docked with Tiangong space station. Quaking on Mars. Biggest one yet, Virgin Orbit to launch some government satellites, China's Tiangong space station to get ham radio equipment for communication.
May 13, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #180 for 6 May
Wow SpaceX Starlink launch with an awesome show, SpaceX crew Dragon with astronaut Crew 3 returns to earth from ISS, Video of Crew 3 re-entry, Boeing Starliner on top of rocket after leak on transport vehicle, DARPA in space, ExoMars official says launch unlikely before 2028, Rocket Lab payload inflatable solar arrays successfully unfurled, Rocket Lab launches smallsats, catches but drops booster, Another North Korean missile launch, Webb Space Telescope postage stamps, China plans 6 missions to complete its space station this year, Space Force canceled by Netflix.
May 06, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #179 for 29 April
China launches remote sensing SATS, Cosmonauts display banner while on spacewalk at ISS, Spacewalk at the ISS, My fish story about 37 fish caught reason why podcast delayed, Ax-1 Astronauts share Russian toilet on ISS, NY Times you got it wrong, again Mars alien UFO story, The lunar far-side, SpaceX crew Dragon arrive at ISS, Elon Musk and SpaceX has done so much for America, Elon Musk buys Twitter, Twitter purchase sparks panic from many, Sharing Shenzhou13 crew departure video, Planet alignment.
April 29, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #178 for 21 April 2022
Space slips, missions delayed for various reasons, SpaceX Falcon 9 static test, Lonestar emerges from stealth with plans for lunar data centers, Cool kites. China's Tiangong space station kite, and Shenzhou crew capsule kite. Docking optional, Repairs to SLS, how to? SLS going back to the VAB for repairs, U.S. declares ban on anti-satellite missile tests, calls for other nations to join, China's space telescope update, ISS spacewalk, Not many launch photos of the SpaceX Falcon 9 NROL85 mission, but many more of the stage 1 landing, Apollo 16 50th anniversary, KSC amateur radio club had a special event too, US Military Confirms an Interstellar Meteorite Hit Earth in 2014, China's Shenzhou13 crew touchdown.
April 21, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #177 for 14 April 2022
Will Elon Musk buy Twitter, will Twitter employees meltdown to the max if he does, will Twitter employees need many additional days off because of their stress due to free speech being allowed if Musk takes over?... we shall see, SLS WDR will go maybe delayed but now on track, Satellite cybersecurity threats, China gears up for new space station missions, record-breaking crew set to return home, Massive solar storm, I'd rather be fishing, Trying to sound impressive, Putin says Russia will resume lunar program, US Space Command relocation update, White House releases in-space servicing strategy, South Korea hires SpaceX to launch five spy satellites by 2025, Rocket Lab plans the first attempt to catch one of its returning small satellite boosters by helicopter after a launch later this month, 11 at the ISS.
April 14, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #176 for 07 April 2022
HAARP support of INCAA rocket launch happened today with NASA support too, Poker Flat RR successfully launches two rockets into the ionosphere for numerous tests, A newly revealed letter from the Army Corps of Engineers to SpaceX details a withdrawal of the company's permit application for Starbase expansion, The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is getting a full scale mockup of the Mars Curiosity Rover from NASA, Space Force training command location update, Military space chiefs from 15 countries gather amid growing security concerns, CEO of Twitter welcomes Elon Musk to Twitter Board... and Musk responded. Changes ahead, I'm sure, Amazon just announced the biggest commercial launch purchase ever. Basically, they bought every available Western rocket for the next five years that didn't have a Falcon stenciled on it, SSTV to be transmitted from the ISS, Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) is now targeting launch no earlier than Friday, April 8, Space Gab Podcast now ranked 11th of top 50 space podcasts, Space Gab Podcast shout out to certified meteorologist Laura Mock of FOX23 in Tulsa, OK. Laura shares space related information and helps educate the viewing audience on a regular basis with her Sky Watch segment. Cool space stuff!
April 07, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #175 for 31 Mar 2022
Blue Origin New Shepard NS20 mission launched and landed, HAARP conducts or supports two experiments during March and April, HAARP is supporting Ion Neutral Coupling during Active Aurora (INCAA) sounding rocket mission, HAARP is supporting HF Ocean Scatter mission, New China space probe, Missile test from California back on the calendar, The mainstream media can rest easy. After continuing their hype about an astronaut being left on the ISS, he has now returned to earth, Budgeted big bucks added for U.S. Space Force, Sailing the solar seas French startup raises funding to develop solar sails, Mars sample return mission delay, Data for satellite jamming detection, China's Tiangong space station just got a bit smaller. Cargo spacecraft undocked from Tianhe module.
March 31, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #174 for 24 Mar 2022
North Korean missile flew for 71 minutes, OTD Gemini III astronaut & NASA legend John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space hiding it in a pocket of his spacesuit, Artemis astronauts on a SpaceX Starship, Moon missions galore, Progress with SpaceX lander, Astronauts spacewalk outside ISS, eff Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, said it will replace Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson with a long-time employee on the company’s next supersonic jaunt to the edge of space, China plans to open its Tiangong space station for tourism within a decade, SpaceX ends relationship with partner, Russian satellite on its way, Wow!!! Lunar dust associated with astronaut Neil Armstrong to be auctioned, Hope fading for recovery of European radar imaging satellite, Mars helicopter makes 22nd fight, SpaceX Starlink user numbers, SpaceX to launch OneWeb satellite constellation and others, The Soyuz #S21 spacecraft carrying 3 cosmonauts to the ISS has docked.
March 24, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #173 for 17 Mar 2022
Rollout for moon rocket crawling to LC39B, James Webb space telescope image shares wonderful things, Stop tweeting bad stuff you former astronauts, Walmart fire seen from space, Failure with recent North Korean missile test, Hypersonic missile tracking costs, DoD estimates $2.5 billion price tag for global constellation to track hypersonic missiles, Latest Astra launch and payload insertion is successful, Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari floated out of the International Space Station airlock for a spacewalk Tuesday to install brackets and struts to support new solar arrays to upgrade the research lab’s power system, Next Soyuz launch to ISS is Friday at the earliest, Astronaut not in danger of being left on ISS, Mars Perseverance still gathering samples, A mural on a local building. Astronaut Stuart Roosa born in Durango Colorado and grew up in Claremore Oklahoma, Mars helicopter Ingenuity flight 21 is successful, All welcome aboard China's manned space program.
March 17, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #172 for 09 Mar 2022
Canadian government sources say that their RADARSAT-2 will be used to collect data for Ukraine that can show ground imagery regardless of weather conditions, New trade sanctions aimed at Russia’s space sector were announced March 9 by UK Foreign Secretary, Launch delay for USSF-12 Wide Field of View (WFOV) missile detection satellite built by L3Harris, China sets record for space deployment, Successful launch and deployment of Starlink satellites and landing of SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage, but no video, U.S. general: Starlink in Ukraine showing what megaconstellations can do, What megaconstellations can do, HAARP files for your exploration, What Is Space-Flavored Coke? , Mars helicopter Ingenuity flight update, Privateer unveils technology for improved tracking of space objects, After mistaken identity and confusion, a piece of space junk slams into the Moon, One thing that is certain is the object is now a crater.
March 09, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #171 for 02 Mar 2022
Soyuz launches in jeopardy, GOES sees GOES, Members of Congress, concerned about growing costs and slipping schedules, pressed NASA for more details about the management and overall strategy of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plan, General Atomics and Orion Space win contracts for military weather satellites, SpaceX Starlink launch tomorrow, Rocket Lab Electron launch and satellite payload deployment, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, York Space selected to build DoD’s internet-in-space constellation, Axiom Space update ISS related, SpaceX Starlink satellite dishes arrived in Ukraine and are working to provide internet, North Korea working on and testing camera for spy satellite, Asteroid Ryugu samples available, Dream Chaser to land in Japan?, Mars helicopter Ingenuity has completed its 20th flight on the planet, James Webb space telescope aligned mirrors to single focal point and joined lights.
March 02, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #170 for 23 Feb 2022
Northrop Grumman wins $341 million Space Force contract to develop a deep-space tracking radar, TV series Space Force now has season 2 episodes, Rocket Lab has additional launch pad, Researchers have uncovered new details about the origin of King Tut's iron dagger forged from a meteorite, U.S. and international partners to share launch cost of new communications satellite, Trash bag satellites from the ISS, Astra provides update on post-launch investigation, China expands its space exploration desire, SpaceX recent flight conducted a second burn to place the Starlink satellites into a near circular orbit at an altitude of about 330 kilometers. The higher altitude reduces the atmospheric drag, Cygnus cargo spacecraft arrived at ISS.
February 23, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #169 for 18 Feb 2022
Space Gab Podcast now from Oklahoma, Ham Radio contact with Pluto special event station W7P, SpaceX stock $56 a share?, Blue Origin New Shepard launches to increase, Welcome aboard the Mars Express, More music on China's Tiangong space station, Doghouse hit by meteorite expected to fetch over $200K at auction, Space debris management concerns again, A Chinese spacecraft is testing out a new orbit around the Moon, Polaris program is aiming high Altitude wise, FAA delay for SpaceX Starship review, James Webb space telescope accomplishments, Astra Rocket 3.3 failure.
February 18, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #168 for 02 Feb 2022
Axiom Ax-1 mission update, SpaceX Starlink launch delay, Oklahoma skies provide a cool show, courtesy SpaceX, Looks like SLS delays in the works, Astra hopes to launch Saturday, The complicated struggle for survival continues on Kepler 22-b. Raised By Wolves 2 streaming on HBO Max, More artwork on China's Tiangong space station, SpaceX launch watchers were very excited about this video capture, Meet the new 777-8 Freighter, the freighter version of the 777X, SpaceX to launch NROL-87 on Wednesday from California, Photos of latest North Korean missile launch, China's Tianwen-1 takes selfies as it orbits Mars, Possibly the cruise ship that caused  the scrub of SpaceX launch, New antenna for SpaceX Starlink satellites.
February 02, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #167 for 26 Jan 2022
Space News update, China's Tiangong space station gets decorated, No hands cars, air cars, what next? Personal rockets to work?, Two cubesats were deployed from the ISS this morning via Nanoracks launcher, Interesting 1960's wooden toy depicting a CCCP rocket containing a male and female cosmonaut, Cooperation between China and Russia for lunar station update, China's second launch of 2022, A proposed timeline for the assembly of the Russian post-#ISS space station, Two spacecraft comprised of wood or using wooden framing are hoping to launch this year and next, More North Korean missile launches, Japan's H3 rocket woes, Shenzhou13 crew celebrates 100 days on China's Tiangong space station, SpaceX cargo Dragon splashdown, James Webb space telescope update, Colorado Springs astronaut to return "Key to the City", that went to space. The Pioneers Museum will receive the key to be displayed, along with the story, SpaceX Falcon 9 to hit the moon, In a little more than five weeks, a spent upper stage from a Falcon 9 rocket is likely to strike the far side of the Moon, This is good... "Neighborhood Watch" satellites, Static test of Astra rocket.
January 26, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #166 for 20 Jan 2022
A UK-based media company, S.E.E., says it plans to launch a large, spherical module to the International Space Station in 2024 to be used for filmmaking, sports, and other activities, Buzz Aldrin is 92 today. Happy Birthday Buzz, Close encounter of a space debris kind, N. Korea warns it may rethink moratorium on nuclear missile tests, ABL Space Systems rocket stage destroyed in test accident, Radian Aerospace space plane, A Washington-based startup, Radian Aerospace, is attempting to build a single-stage-to-orbit space plane that can carry up to five people and 5,000 pounds of cargo, Sony plans to launch a six-unit cubesat with a full-frame camera later this year as part of its Star Sphere project that seeks collaboration with artists, entertainers and educators, Axiom private mission to ISS delayed, 5G around certain airports halted, Europe rolled out 5G without hurting aviation, China development of a winged high speed rocket, night launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with 49 Starlink satellites from Florida, Accelerate a launch because of failed satellite, Test tank at SpaceX Starship complex has exploded or popped, ISS leak update, China's methane fueled rocket, China's Deep Blue Aerospace update, Astra prepping for first Cape Canaveral launch, Super computing in space from Ramon Space, Cubesat aboard Artemis 1 to capture near-Earth asteroid images, China's first launch of 2022, Virgin Orbit placed 7 cubesats into orbit.
January 20, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #165 for 12 Jan 2022
Colorado rep gets key military space post, Satellite engineer wins an ocean related competition, ISS course correction, Boeing and NASA discuss risk issues related to Starliner valve and reviews, See, space debris is hazardous, Breakup of China’s Yunhai-1 (02) satellite linked to space debris collision, First ISS spacewalk of 2022 set to begin on Jan. 19. Two cosmonauts will spend about seven hours in the vacuum of space, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a full ground stop at all West Coast airports on Monday, as North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, Possible power issues with observation satellite, What's up with this Katy Perry new video using SpaceX Starship... maybe sending her to Mars?, Virgin Orbit upcoming launch, James Webb space telescope sunshield is working, Oops, Mars Perseverance rover encounters debris challenge, China's lunar rover investigated weird cube shaped object on dark side of moon... and found out it's a rock, SpaceX Starlink satellites with laser crosslinks, enabling the satellites to communicate with each other to reduce their reliance on ground stations, NASA Releases Autonomous Flight Termination Unit Software to Industry, Mars helicopter Ingenuity gearing up for 19th Red Planet flight, Transfer of spacecraft on China's Tiangong space station.
January 12, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #164 for 05 Jan 2022
James Webb space telescope accomplishes some major activities this past week, China sends up double satellite carrier, but only one satellite nomenclature and both are active, N Korea ballistic missile test, Starlink’s lead executive in India said he resigned Friday for personal reasons, a month after the country’s government ordered SpaceX to stop preselling the satellite broadband service until it gives regulatory approval, Bring those spaceships back says Elon Musk, China's fast tracked satellite manufacturing production line, I watched the movie Don't Look Up, I suggest you watch it also, NASA Hires 24 Theologians to Examine Implications of Contact with Aliens, Prepare for rigors of colonizing outer space or astronauts may turn cannibal, say experts, Firefly launches on hold due to government action, NASA gets White House support for ISS operation through 2030.
January 05, 2022
Space Gab Podcast #163 for 29 Dec 2021
James Webb space telescope all good news so far, from launch to mid-course correction burns to unfurling sunshields, China number 54 launched a Long March 2D rocket carrying the Tianhui-4 satellite for scientific experiment research, FAA delays completion of Starship environmental review, Possible static fire test of SpaceX Starship today in Texas, Government of Japan revised the roadmap of Japan’s Basic Plan on Space Policy. The revised plan includes landing a Japanese astronaut on the Moon in the latter half of the 2020s, OVER THE MOON thanks to COSMOS team, Russian Angara upper stage malfunctions after launch, Chinas space station had to move to avoid 2 SpaceX Starlink satellites, second spacewalk for Chinas space station crew, China sent up #hamradio #hamr satellite XW-3 (CAS-9) today, and it's transmitted. #cas9, final Space Gab Podcast for the year 2021, Thank you!
December 29, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #162 for 23 Dec 2021
James Webb space telescope getting ready for launch, Christmas day is now the date for the JWST launch, Even a scene from the movie CONTACT is being associated with the JWST launch, This scenario would most likely be from someone representing the group that attempted to cancel the name, James Webb, as being the name of the telescope, COSMOS 2019 movie now a top rated movie on Prime UK, Expect Chinese space tourism companies to follow in the coming years, Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, also known as Sun Yuchen, announced on Wednesday via Twitter that he is launching "Sea of Stars" campaign and will select five individuals to accompany him into a space voyage with Blue Origin in 2022, 10 cubesats have to find a new ride: Propellant leak forces Sherpa tug off SpaceX rideshare mission, DART spacecraft opens its eye, Science for Christmas on the ISS as SpaceX cargo Dragon docks, Chinese launch with ham radio satellite, Japanese H-2A rocket launch of a commercial communications satellite for Inmarsat, Raining SpaceX Starlink satellites, Blue Origin New Shepard adds a new angle with postcards to space, A room with a view... in space they say, Space tourists and cosmonaut made it safely back to earth from ISS.
December 23, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #161 for 19 Dec 2021
Space Gab and Crime Gab... why I wasn't on last week I'll tell you why, Criminal rampage in Colorado Springs elderly apartment complex with police activity and medical needs, China's hypersonic spaceplane is very active, Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Turksat 5B from Florida, Full Moon on 18 Dec 2021, Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites from California, Artemis 1 launch further delay, James Webb space telescope launch update, More on failed Chinese launch, Military space relationships with commercial industries, Household chores aboard China's Tiangong space station, New service module for Boeing Starliner, NASA selected Axiom Space for 2nd private astronaut mission to ISS, Starting at approx. 23:00 of podcast is my Crime Gab, I explain why no podcast last week and the criminal attack on our Colorado Springs senior apartment community by a male and female pair of robbers and violent individuals, CSPD and CSFD called in for theft and assault on 88 year old veteran who has war medals and much more stolen, other numerous apartments were robbed too. A crime spree against the Colorado Springs elderly residents. How our Neighborhood Watch Program tactics helped capture these two suspects.
December 19, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #160 for 08 Dec 2021
LIVE lecture from China's Tiangong space station, Japanese billionaire launches to the International Space Station while waiting for SpaceX Moon ride, Blue Origin space tourists flight delayed, We've seen long hair before, but not like this! Soon at the ISS, "Congress Tells Pentagon and Intelligence Community: UFOs Are Serious Business!, I watched the movie, First Signal, Interesting question about ISS, Asteroid worth $5B to pass us, China's 48th rocket launch of 2021, ULA liftoff of STP-3 mission, Moon mystery cube hut discovered by China's lunar rover, NASA signs agreements for commercial space station designs.
December 08, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #159 for 01 Dec 2021
The US National Space Council Is Back and Focused on Security, VP Harris chairs her first National Space Council, ULA celebrates 15 years, China's Shenzhou13 crew share haircut in space video aboard Tiangong space station, Postponed ISS spacewalk now happening on Thursday, Space debris pass near ISS on Dec 3, NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon by 2030, Elon Musk, in a company-wide email obtained by CNBC, said SpaceX's Raptor engine program is "a disaster" and in "crisis", TLEs issued for Russian ASAT test, DARPA to launch DoD’s first in-space manufacturing research program, China's interesting low earth orbit delivery system, Roscosmos and NASA harmonizing, James Webb space telescope getting fueled up, An interesting rock on Mars... ‘butt crack rock’, Alien organisms could hitch a ride on our spacecraft and contaminate Earth scientists warn, More samples obtained by Mars Perseverance for proposed sample return, Wow, the massive recent satellite population has polluted the Hubble view.
December 01, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #158 for 24 Nov 2021
Liftoff of a Soyuz rocket with the Prichal docking module heading for the ISS, DART asteroid mission liftoff and on its way for an asteroid impact, Bruce Willis ‘turned down Nasa invite’ to watch rocket launch straight out of Armageddon, A UFO by any other name..  Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) Replaces UAP Task Force, From hot air to no air.... GMA to space, Michael Strahan going on next Blue Origin New Shepard space ride, Daughter of the very first American in space will be a space tourist on upcoming Blue Origin New Shepard ride, James Webb space telescope launch delayed, Mars rover Curiosity takes new selfie, Dream Chaser for ISS cargo re-supply, Moon dust creates challenges, Astra rockets to upgrade for next year, Forth attempt showed successful for Astra rocket launch, China's 45th rocket launch of 2021, Russian statement not very believable concerning ASAT space debris danger.
November 24, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #157 for 17 Nov 2021
Russian Anti-Satellite ASAT test causes huge space debris cloud that threatened the ISS and many other orbiting spacecraft, Audio from mission control making emergency plans with ISS crew, SpaceX Crew Dragon as a lifeboat, Have they found planet 9 on older IR telescope data?, DART mission update, Vega rocket launch, China's Shenzhou13 crew reading for TV show from Tiangong space station, Chinese ship to launch space missions, Chinese crewed moon mission before 2030, 53 more SpaceX Starlink satellites in orbit, Snoopy going to space, Will Starlink satellites be impacted by ASAT test space debris? Jonathan McDowell says yes, The Hubble team successfully recovered the Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument Nov. 7. The instrument has started taking science observations once again, Starship static fire test, Blue Origin space tourist who travel to space with William Shatner was killed in a plane crash, A Startup Just Launched A Rocket By Spinning It Really Fast And Then Letting Go, Welcome aboard the ISS Crew3., a bit of my garage jam drumming on my djembe hand drum.
November 17, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #156 for 10 Nov 2021
It's SpaceX Crew3 launch day, Nelson says there's a space race with China, Humans back on the moon delayed, ISS to perform space debris avoidance maneuver, More orbital debris concerns addressed, Orbital data means successful JAXA Epsilon 5 mission, I guess SpaceX or NASA has a new definition for "Four healthy mains", regarding that forth very underinflated decent parachute, Apparently the #Inspiration4 mission and Netflix misrepresented astronaut Hailey's claim?, Space Force wants a more detailed picture of what other nations are doing in space, Mars helicopter Ingenuity 15th flight, China's first spacewalk done by a female astronaut was accomplished by Shenzhou13 at Tiangong space station, 38000 more internet broadband satellites to the mix.
November 10, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #155 for 03 Nov 2021
NASA creates new technology and policy office in leadership reshuffle, Crew-2 better limit pepper eating prior to return trip in crew Dragon with inoperable toilet, Hubble remains in safe mode after latest glitch, 21 years on the ISS, China's launch number 41 for 2021, Cool X37B vid capture, Wow, Arecibo from above, And another satellite constellation in the making, 5G phone frequencies disrupting aircraft instruments, Medical issue delays Crew-3 launch, Newly released selfie of China's Mars rover, Mars helicopter Ingenuity 14th flight, A day begins on China's Tiangong space station for the Shenzhou13 crew, If you've got to get high might as well do it with space hops, Space Force missions for Falcon Heavy, Air Force Academy jersey that went to space, Space tourists on Soyuz.
November 03, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #154 for 27 Oct 2021
China's hypersonic test like a Sputnik moment, Soyuz cargo spacecraft going to ISS, Axiom looking for people, China's 40th orbital launch of 2021, Blue Origin UAE spaceport, Mixing concrete on the ISS, Halloween liftoff one step closer, Liftoff of Japan's H-2A rocket with navigation satellite, CDR on Blue Ghost lunar lander, Cosmonauts on crew Dragon, Announcing Orbital Reef - a commercial space station transforming human space travel and opening access to new markets. Our team developing the premier commercial destination in low Earth orbit: Blue Origin - Sierra Space Co - Boeing Space - Redwire Space, Hubble safe mode, In an emergency Shenzhou-14 to the rescue, China's Shenzhou 14 is on standby to launch in case of space station emergency, Space debris mitigation technology test.
October 27, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #153 for 20 Oct 2021
Space Gab Podcast ranked number 16 of top 50 Space Podcasts, the October full moon is the Hunters Moon, It appears there was a reentry of a satellite that was witnessed by many in the Great Lakes region, Boeing says they're now targeting the "first half of 2022" for Starliner's OFT-2 mission, Boeing will pay for repairs of Starliner valve repairs and other fixes before next launch, Space Force wants to test performance of satellites under attack • Colorado braces for drawn-out fight over Space Command, Grids to move Chinese boosters away from populations, NASA 2022 proposed budget, Lucy asteroid probe mission snag with unlatched solar array, Shenzhou13 crew dining and more on Tiangong space station, Orbital SpaceX Starship slip, Russian space movie keeps on rolling, even after return from ISS,  China has stunned US intelligence and military officials by testing a nuclear capable hypersonic missile that traveled through low orbit in space, making a full circle around the globe before speeding towards its target.
October 20, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #152 for 13 Oct 2021
Blue Origin New Shepard NS18 launch, rocket landing, spacecraft landing, hatch open, Captain Kirk, William Shatner exits. Space ride complete., Axiom space ISS modules, Another west coast Starlink launch, Update on missing camera at SpaceX Starbase, Deep Blue Aerospace Chinese startup test launch and landing, Launch for #LucyMission on Saturday WX prediction, VP Harris, who was appointed to lead the National Space Council earlier this year, lauded the importance of space discovery in new video series BUT all kids in video were child actors, and all had to submit monologues to be selected, First manufacturing satellite will spend up to three months in orbit to test space manufacturing technologies. At the end of that mission, a reentry capsule will return to Earth the material produced in orbit, Cubesats deployed from ISS, Russian film crew still filming movie at ISS.
October 13, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #151 for 06 Oct 2021
Ham Radio Outlet has an astronaut on the cover of their upcoming catalog, Soyuz MS-19 mission took Russian actress, director, and cosmonaut ti ISS to make a SciFi movie, Hey why is the ISS actress wearing a red spacesuit?, Inspiration4 Netflix documentary probably not Top 10 material due to some language and guest appearances but worth a watch, Those aboard the ISS watched the Soyuz MS-19 launch, NASA to remove astronauts scheduled for early Boeing Starliner flights, Stratospheric ballooning to resume, Chinese version of Blue SpaceX for space tourism, SpaceX Falcon Heavy delay, Captain Kirk in space again, Women In Space Barbie doll released, Interesting and intriguing X-37B space plane photo poses social media interest, Lots of posts concerning a fireball early this morning seen around El Paso county Colorado, An interesting find today... SPACE OPS coffee. Premium Coffee for the Space Community, An interesting find today.
October 06, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #150 for 29 Sep 2021
REPEAT SciFi Movie - A zealous cognitive psychologist stumbles across a way of communicating with the other side, Who is flying on Blue Origin #NewShepard space ride next?, Panel: Orbital debris problem is a lot like trying to fix climate change, Amazing pictures during Soyuz relocation, China.. 1000 days on the far side, Mars Perseverance taking a break... radio signals blocked, Chinese satellite failure confirmed, SpaceX Inspiration4 crew making the media rounds, Nice to see Axiom Space still depicting their space station as AXstation, Landsat 9 liftoff, Boeing Starliner delay official, Liftoff of China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou3 going to their space station.
September 29, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #149 for 16 Sep 2021
SpaceX crew Dragon launches Inspiration4 crew on civilian astronaut mission to orbit earth, See Inspiration4 orbit earth at INSPIRATION4.SPACE website, Why no updates about Inspiration4 mission?, Space Force backs development of commercial orbital debris removal systems, China rolls out cargo mission rocket as Shenzhou-12 astronauts leave space station, SpaceX Starlink launch from California, UAE designing the Rashid rover, a 10-kilogram robotic explorer that will be launched from Earth late next year, Firefly Aerospace says the premature shutdown of one of its Alpha rocket’s four main engines, apparently triggered by an electrical issue, Mars first two rock samples are likely volcanic with hints of salts, view from a spacewalker's camera looks toward the base of the Roscosmos Nauka module.
September 16, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #148 for 08 Sep 2021
COSMOS movie memories, Bezos taking shots at Musk, Very good thread here on propulsion for the Tianhe core module for China's space station, James Webb telescope launch date, A 360 degree spacewalk camera at the ISS, WHAT? Army confirms it has tested UFO material, Mars sample, captured.. sealed.. stored, Inspiration4 documentary on Netflix, Russian 'Movie in Space' preparations enter the final month, More on the saga of the, apparently unwanted, NSF cameras at the Texas, Mars helicopter Ingenuity 13th flight, China is developing a Mars helicopter, Apparently China is beginning to crack down on information about their space program being shared, Ice cream delivery to the ISS, Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo is grounded by the FAA.
September 08, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #147 for 01 Sep 2021
California fires as seen from space, ISS leaks update, All Russian crew to ISS, US will not share lunar samples with China, Launch insurance concerns, Looking for the next rover ideas, NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket possible delay, Battle of the next space station - who will get it, Mirror mirror on the wall who will build the next space station when the ISS begins to fall?, Mars Perseverance ready to try again, 13th China Air Show in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, Lamborn and Crow propose establishment of Space Force National Guard, Unpacking a Dragon, Inspiration4 crew sharing a bunch of PR type material prior to their upcoming launch, NASA TV to show two Russian spacewalks, What wasn't coincidence how the Astra stock tumbled after their rocket tumbled, Space Symposium news in digital format, World Space Report in 2022.
September 01, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #146 for 26 Aug 2021
A new venue called World Space Report, Space podcasts being done by so many, Blue Origin New Shepard launch, Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, UFO and UAP mania, Ham radio loop antennas and more, Escape from California back to Colorado. Twitter links to space stories, and more.
August 26, 2021
COSMOS Movie Special : Space Gab Podcast #76 for 7 Mar 2019
Episode 76 : A Special Interview with Elliot Weaver and Zander Weaver of Elliander Pictures. The creators of the 2019 Sci-Fi movie COSMOS.
July 02, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #145 for 26 May 2021
On today's Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly Clarkson voiced her concern, and opinion on the new TV show that will give a winner a $55M trip to space, and the ISS. Clarkson was concerned with the dollar amount, Lockheed Martin and GM partner to develop new moon buggy for NASA astronauts and cargo, Bezo means no bucks?, Oh my gosh, it's a UFO. No, it's a UAP. No, it's a mylar balloon. No, it's the Lunar Eclipse., Yes the media is still pushing the news stories about the UFO UAP hype. The best part is that they are also sharing the batman mylar party balloon shots. Priceless and pathetic, ISS solar arrays being delivered, Unique skip entry, a stones skip away, White House press briefing gets UFO UAP questions, Axiom Space AX-2 mission info, A word of warning to be watchful. China in space. I told you so, Two pilots flew Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocketplane to the edge of space, Mars salt and pepper, China’s Zhurong rover descended onto the surface of Mars late May 21, a week after the vehicle’s historic landing in Utopia Planitia, Biden answers UAP question, The Blue Origin #NewShepard has a window seat available, Blue Ghost lunar lander to be launched by SpaceX.
May 26, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #144 for 19 May 2021
China launching cargo ship to dock with their new space station, China's Mars Rover sends back first photos of Mars surface, South Korea is in last-minute negotiations with the United States to join NASA’s Artemis program, a news outlet here reported May 18, citing government sources, Ravn X to deliver cargo and launch rockets, York Space Systems announced plans Tuesday to establish a “mega manufacturing facility” in Denver to quadruple the number of small satellites in production at once, A computer shut down the Rocket Lab Electron 2nd stage, Rocket Lab Electron rocket failure of second stage with satellite payload a total loss, ULA launched an AtlasV with a SBIRS satellite payload. Here's more about the payload, Did former Space Force commander actually see and hear videos with sensitive content he claims? Or did videos not contain that content as Fox News claims? Or were videos switched? Food for thought, Resurrecting the idea again. The moon as a radio telescope. Would this be a good idea? Isn't the moon riddled with craters from meteors?, Oh NO... 60 Minutes put out those UFO UAP videos again and the same BS storyline, Discovery adventure TV show to launch winning contestant to the space station.
May 19, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #143 for 12 May 2021
Here we go again. Non space knowledgeable people being placed in space related positions. Human space debris?, Final farewell foto of asteroid Bennu. Arrives back with asteroid sample in 2023, Inspiration4 crew in training, Arrest warrant issued for SpaceX trespassing suspect, Axiom Space and NASA detail first fully private human launch to the Space Station, set for January 2022, The China Long M arch 5B rocket core did come down and landed in the Indian Ocean, Some were upset about the falling China rocket debris, SpaceX launched more Starlink satellites, Chinese rocket’s chaotic fall to Earth highlights problem of space junk, Price increase for a ride to the ISS, Mars helicopter Ingenuity flight number five, Wine that went to space might fetch 1 million dollars at auction. It was flown to ISS in 2019 and orbited for 14 months.
May 12, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #142 for 06 May 2021
SpaceX Starship SN15 launched, flew, landed, and again had a fire after landing, SpaceX stopped their LIVE stream early maybe because they thought a pre-landing explosion would happen, SpaceX fanboys went crazy once again, Blue Origin offering a seat to space on their New Shepard spacecraft to highest bidder, As reported by the local news media SpaceX Starlink satellite train observed in Lincoln California, the giant UFO hype in todays society, Sierra Space for Dream Chaser support, Dream Chaser to use Shuttle Landing area in Florida, A moon rock collected by astronaut John Young during the Apollo 16 mission was seen during the swearing-in ceremony for former Senator Bill Nelson as the 14th NASA Administrator, SpaceX Crew-1 is back on earth, Crew Dragon Resilience to be used on Inspiration2 launch, Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made forth flight, An interesting concept for Mars Perseverance and Ingenuity, The first piece of China's new space station is now in orbit.
May 06, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #141 for 28 April 2021
Apollo 11 astronaut and command module pilot Michael Collins has left this earth for a final time, Family statement regarding the passing of astronaut Michael Collins, The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has taken a picture of the Mars Rover Perseverance during the third flight above the surface of Mars, Now two companies have filed protests in selection of SpaceX for Human Landing System, SpaceX Starship SN15 static fire complete. Flight next, SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon undocking delayed, Liftoff of ULA Delta 4 Heavy with secret payload, Another chance for SpaceX fanboys to scream. A Chinese rocket in development, A super pink moon, Russian Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome with 36 OneWeb broadband satellites, Satellites are littering our solar system at a rapid speed, China's lunar rover on the moon A look see, Bigfoot, Minnesota Iceman.
April 28, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #140 for 22 April 2021
The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has successfully made a second flight above the surface of the planet, SpaceX Crew Dragon with Crew-2 to launch 23 Apr, Two big efforts on Mars pay off, Me on Earthday a few years ago, A space based grenade, SLS on the move, Russia is ready to start building its own space station with the aim of launching it into orbit by 2030 if President Vladimir Putin gives the go-ahead, Wow, to the moon with only 1/4 funding, Army plan to use LEO satellites for special purposes, Boeing Starliner test flight delayed, The nuclear option is a possibility, A quick look at the Russian reusable rocket. Looks like fins to help control direction. The SpaceX fanboys will be screaming, China wants to launch its own Hubble-class telescope as part of space station, Amazon selects ULA Atlas 5 for 9 Kuiper missions, Russia joins China's mission to sample an asteroid and study a comet, NASA has selected Starship to land the first astronauts on the lunar surface since the Apollo program!
April 22, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #139 for 14 April 2021
Today's Blue Origin New Shepard crew prodecure certification/verification, rocket launch, rocket landing, and crew spacecraft landing, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin to develop competing spacecraft concepts for a demonstration of nuclear thermal propulsion, Astronaut who strongly disagreed with the decision to build the Space Shuttle, and suggested science experiments for Apollo missions, passed away, Big deal for imaging satellite constellation, SpaceX Starlink launches from the west coast, Astrobotic announces the selection of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon, Northrop Grumman robotic MEV-2 spacecraft, in a first, catches active Intelsat satellite, Mars helicopter Ingenuity flight delayed for software updates, SpaceX abandons catching fairings, China's space station dates, Weather on Mars via Perseverance, NASA budget is increased for FY2022, The FAA has recommended some Boeing 737 MAX aircraft be taken out of service due to an electrical problem, 10 people on board the ISS now, Name changes for ER and WR.
April 14, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #138 for 07 Apr 2021
NASA Orion spacecraft drop tested for data prior to Artemis II, Such a cool gif of Mars Perseverance and Ingenuity, ISS solar arrays arrive and are being prepared for launch, SpaceX Starlink launch happened today, Weather report on Mars done by media station, On Friday a crew will launch to ISS, Just days away from Ingenuitys first flight, An RS-25 rocket engine test at Stennis Space Center, This is purported to be China's Mars Rover, I was able to share last night's ISS pass over Sacramento with my mom, Methane leaked caused last weeks SpaceX Starship SN11 explosion, Resurrected a 1980's Sony ICF-7601 12 band radio that was my father's, The Russian government approved extending an agreement on cooperation in space with the United States until December 2030, Update on work at ISS concerning air leak, SpaceX treasures fall from the sky, US Space Command and Japan sign space security agreement, Security helicopter fleet for Florida launch operations.
April 07, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #137 for 31 Mar 2021
Coverage starts with parts on the ground (pre-launch), and ends with parts on the ground (post-crash) The continual cycle of Starship coverage, As a child astronaut John Glenn slept on a space related pillowcase, Man gets exclusive video from underneath SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket and posts on YouTube, Mars Helicopter almost ready to be place on surface of Mars for first flight, Congress, can we talk to China? It's about space, Inspiration4 team selected and announced, Elon Musk sends out the welcome wagon while feathering his nest egg, National Space Council will be renewed, SpaceX crew Dragon at ISS to be moved, Artifacts that rode with Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 on their trip to moon orbit. As seen at the Aerospace Museum of California, Going through my late fathers things I came across some newspapers from the Apollo 11 moon landing. Cool to read about it again as it happened!, New spacecraft, Space Utility Vehicle, South Korea to launch robotic lunar lander.
March 31, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #136 for 24 Mar 2021
Full speed ahead SLS Artemis, Bluestaq wins $280 million Space Force contract to expand space data catalog, Agreement for 5G networking in space info sharing, NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight, North Korea Conducts 1st Missile Test Under Biden Administration, Italy to open US office for outsourcing launch ground services, SpaceX deployed another 60 Starlink satellites, SpaceX Starlink satellites to be maneuvered away from ISS, Space Force acquisition programs in near future, Rocket Lab successfully places satellites into orbit, SpaceX Starship SN11 static fire test, Soyuz launch puts 38 satellites into orbit, Mission to clean up space junk with magnets set for launch, Large decommissioned satellite breaks up into orbiting space debris, NASA SLS hot fire test as seen from space, NASA administrator possibility, Space station crew will take their Soyuz spacecraft for a spin, AFRL focus on space.
March 24, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #135 for 17 Mar 2021
The sounds of Mars Perseverance Rover driving on the surface of Mars, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flight zone selected, Relativity Space was selected to launch a small U.S. military payload to orbit in 2023 using a 3D-printed rocket, Debris Found on Brevard Beach Came From Delta III Launch in 1998, Wearing green and growing green on the ISS, Paraguay’s First Satellite Deployed From the International Space Station, China to construct commercial spaceport to support booming space industry, March 18th for scheduled SLS hot fire test, SpaceX may have offered its Starship rocket for an upcoming 6 cubesat launch in a NASA proposal, FAA says "No public safety concerns..." SN10 mishap, Live like you're in space, Russia looks to China as new space exploration partner, Another SpaceX Starlink launch, NASA released a 2.9-ton cargo pallet with old batteries from the International Space Station this week, the most massive object ever jettisoned from the complex.
March 17, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #134 for 03 Mar 2021
SpaceX targeting today 3 March for test flight of Starship SN10, Eccentric fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa is looking for applicants from around the world to take a seat on a trip to the moon on a SpaceX Starship flight in 2023,LiDAR system to monitor CO2 will be part of a near future Chinese satellite, Chinese commercial launch company iSpace said Monday that an errant piece of foam insulation caused the loss of its Hyperbola-1 launch vehicle, Not before May for second unpiloted test flight for Boeing Starliner, Rocket Lab reveals plans for reusable rocket with 8 ton payload, Kentucky firm plans orbital mini space station in two years, Blue Origin’s massive New Glenn rocket is delayed for years, China is preparing to launch the first module of Tiangong next month, with construction of the entire space station expected to complete in 2022, Tear in astronauts glove during spacewalk causes some concern but measures were taken to finish, ESA is looking for new astronauts, Heat damage caused failed SpaceX Falcon 9 booster landing, Virgin Galactic to experience some delays in test flights and space tourism efforts, 3D printed rocket to take payloads to orbit?
March 03, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #133 for 24 Feb 2021
NASA released videos pictures and the first sound recording from the surface of Mars, A microphone captured a wind gust passing over the Perseverance rover after it landed last week, SpaceX Falcon 9 static fire test prior to Sunday launch, SpaceX Starship SN10 performed a static fire test today. Maybe a launch is next?, Second astronaut crew member selected for Inspiration4 orbital mission, Cygnus cargo spacecraft at the ISS, Delay of Boeing Starliner second uncrewed test flight due to damage, Juno Just Saw a Spacerock Crash Into Jupiter, Antenna damage on the recent Progress cargo spacecraft was cause for automated docking issues, An opposition to the acquisition of Aerojet Rdyn by Lockheed Martin in the works, Delay in launch of NASA asteroid deflection experiment spacecraft, A Russia/China International lunar research station in the works, Axiom Space gets additional funding for their future space station project, SpaceX Falcon 9 booster experienced an anomaly during reentry burn, Videos of China's #Tianwen1 as it enters orbit around Mars.
February 24, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #132 for 10 Feb 2021
Mars Probes in the news, China Tianwen-1 and UAE Hope Probe both were insterted into the orbit of Mars this week, Submarine missile launch test seen, DARPA and large structures on the moon, NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) the foundational elements of the Gateway, ABL Space Systems will conduct a launch for Lockheed Martin from a new spaceport in the Shetland Islands, fulfilling an agreement with the British government announced in 2018, Progress 76P MS-15 cargo spacecraft undocked from ISS and performed reentry, NASA and 3 partners to search for ice deposits under Mars surface, precursor to humans landing, Did you know the first US astronaut in space, Alan Shephard, had his and his wife's ashes buried at sea, Sierra Nev Corp DreamChaser gets 1st FAA commercial re-entry site license for NASA Kennedy Space Florida, Cape Canaveral Spaceport SLF, Meteorite-crazy celebs morph into rock collectors, NASA SLS received another booster, China's Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 activities again on the lunar surface, New space podcasts out there, Oh the things astronauts take with them to the moon. Have you heard the story about the peanut that went to the moon and back, AIRBUS gets contract to produce 3 more service modules for Orion spacecraft,  Congressional staffers were briefed by the FAA on the SpaceX FAA launch license violation and more, Talk show host Heather Wade has called it quits with The Kingdom Of Nye. Wade announced her departure on her website, Col. Mark Shoemaker, commander of the 45th Operations Group at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station said that the Eastern Range is ready for quicker turnarounds between launches from Florida’s Space Coast, Newspace India Limited (NSIL) PSLV-C51 is scheduled to launch Amazonia-1 and 20 Co-passenger satellites on February 28 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, NASA selects Firefly Space to deliver suite of science and technology demonstrations to the moon, NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission to SpaceX.
February 10, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #131 for 03 Feb 2021
SpaceX Starship SN9 launch and crash landing, Some people could never be allowed into a NASA Mission Control during a launch, Leverage commercial innovation to counter China's technological advances says top US official, Video of the recent Russian Soyuz rocket with a military satellite payload, SpaceX is hoping to attempt two Falcon 9 launches with Starlink satellites on Thursday, February 4th, Small launch startup Astra to go public at $2.1 billion valuation, The head of Russia’s space agency has slammed Washington’s proposals to have the US Department of Defense operate in space, Ukraine in space! Despite desperate financial situation & need for Western aid, deputy PM says country must launch own spacecraft, Jeff Bezos is stepping down. Bezos said he will stay engaged in important Amazon projects but will also have more time to focus on the Bezos Earth Fund, his Blue Origin spaceship company, Elon Musk off of Twitter a while, Inspiration4 Mission to put four civilian astronauts into earth orbit, Boeing announces first crewed flight will use OFT-2 capsule, but with new service module, We just finished watching the Netflix series AWAY about a trip to Mars, BluShift Aerospace Stardust 1.0 sounding rocket maiden flight was a success after a few attempts, Russia hopes to upstage Tom Cruise’s plans. They're hope is to film the first ever feature film in earth orbit using their own actress, Iran launched the Zol-Jannah three-staged satellite carrier which is capable of carrying satellites weighing up to 220 kg in a 500 km orbit, Space Shuttle Columbia broke up as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on Feb. 1 2003, Another spacewalk at the ISS, Launch of a Hyperbola-1 rocket by Chinese private firm iSpace ended in apparent failure shortly after liftoff, The Japanese H3 rocket core body has successfully been transported after experiencing minor transportation issues, Roscosmos continues discussing joint Moon base with China, NASA announces a second Green Run hot fire test, NASA performs RS-25 test to gather data for upgraded rockets as needed, Just 73 seconds after launch on the morning of Jan 28 1986, a booster engine failed and caused the Shuttle Challenger to break apart, Revenge of Art Bell? The talk show host had no love loss with SiriusXM after his show fell apart, and he blamed them, Now this news: Sirius XM's latest satellite, built by Maxar and launched by SpaceX, suffers failure in orbit.
February 03, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #130 for 27 Jan 2021
It was 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 27, 1967, when a fire started in Apollo 1 killing Gus Grissom, 40, one of the 7 original Mercury astronauts; Ed White, 36, the first American to walk in space; and Roger Chaffee, 31, a rookie awaiting his first flight in space, Colorado’s Congressional Delegation Hopes To Urge Pres. Joe Biden To Stop Move Of Space Command, Spacewalk to upgrade science gear on ESA's Columbus lab module, Two private investors, Larry Connor and Mark Pathy paid $55M each to will fly on Axiom Space AX-1 mission, The increasing complexity of space missions, the emergence of large constellations of satellites and the increased risks of collision all affect the long-term sustainability of space activities, The NG-14 Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission has ended after being released from the ISS, Satellite fires up iodine-fueled ion thruster for the first time, SpaceX hoping for a flight of their Starship SN9 on Thursday after numerous cancellations of road and beach closures, A Japanese sex toy company is putting a rocket into space. Possibly 2 missions scheduled, NASA and Boeing are targeting no earlier than 25 March 2021, for the launch of Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, So, where did former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine go after leaving NASA?, Preliminary investigation offers possible cause of Arecibo Observatory telescope collapse, For a time NASA produced, The Space Story, audio news & information segments for radio stations to broadcast. Each story was approx 4 minutes in length. Timeframe was 1960's-1990's. Tapes, records, or cassettes were sent to stations each month, The World Space Report and The Space Report were two venues that attempted a go at NASA and space news too, SpaceX launched and placed into orbit 143 satellites via the Transporter1 rideshare mission, NASA’s Deep Space Network Welcomes a New Dish to the Family, Boeing Space displays how new ISS solar panels will look and act when placed on existing International  Space Station panels, Russian engineers work to extend life of the International Space Station, A powerful microscope is being set to the International Space Station ISS to help cosmonauts locate the hard to find airleak locations now hampering their mission, An Apollo 17 moon rock in the oval office, Hoping to stack the deck, a reminder that we'd like to go back to the moon, Mr. President.
January 27, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #129 for 20 Jan 2021
SpaceX launches another group of Starlink satellites, SpaceX shared video story of how Starlink provide service where none was available, Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin, Rocket Lab has another successful launch, Another Space Blab comic, Nice capture of the ISS, China successfully conducted the year's first space launch sending the Tiantong 1-03 mobile telecommunication satellite, FAA approved application for Space Florida to expand the capabilities of the SLF to allow commercial space operators to horizontally land reentry vehicles, SpaceX acquires former oil rigs to serve as floating Starship spaceports, Hydraulic system limit violation stopped full NASA SLS Hot Fire Test, China selected 10 possible names for their first Mars rover, Caught in the act faked rocket photo Phantom Space Inc, Boeing says it corrected Starliner software, If you want a Change-5 lunar sample there's a procedure and forms for that, Virgin Orbit successful with Launcher One and Cosmic Girl for Launch Demo 2, Payload satellites heard once in orbit, Policy memo concerning dependence on Global Positioning System GPS, Multiple states demand Space Command investigation, Mars Perseverance has ears to hear and you can too, Update on the air leak(s) issue aboard the ISS, Boeing Starliner factory installed and tested a new cover design, BluShift Aerospace scrubbed today's maiden launch of their Stardust 1.0 rocket due to weather, Interview with CEO of BluShift Aerospace.
January 20, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #128 for 13 Jan 2021
A TREASURE trove of CIA files about UFO sightings across the globe has been published online, Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency pursue nuclear-powered space exploration, Curiosity rover reaches its 3,000th day on Mars, Jupiter Mission by China Could Include Callisto Landing, SpaceX Starship SN9 experienced another ABORT for a live fire test of its engines but I got to see the SpaceX drones flying around the Starship, NASA and Government of Japan Formalize Gateway Partnership for Artemis Program, Blue Origin NewShepard mission NS-14 is targeting liftoff for Jan. 14, Eastern Range 45th Space Wing could see up to 53 launches in 2021, Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service, Juno spacecraft discovers FM radio signal coming from Jupiter moon, The SpaceX Crew Dragon has undocked and departed from the ISS, In 1946 a UHF radio signal was bounced off the moon and back to earth for the first time by humans called Project Diana, NASA SLS Hot Fire Test scheduled for 16 Jan, A new set of Boeing-built solar arrays will help power the ISS, Two contractors to each build four satellites to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles, NASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System, Arianespace seeks greater support from European governments to balance support concerning American competitors, Japan experimental satellite program to launch 15 sats in 2021, UK based launch provider getting closer to reality  Skyrora_Ltd performing static testing, Airbus signs two OneSat satellites contract with Intelsat, China's space station to be built with 11 scheduled missions, There were other ideas for space stations and hotels, even before the proposed choice, AXSTATION What happened to them, AXSTATION to take the place of the International Space Station ISS, NASA and FAA Partnership Bolsters American Commercial Space Activities (Much needed in ever growing commercial efforts for future of space), Thales Alenia Space given €296 million contract to build European Gateway module, Netflix reveals 1st teaser for 'Space Sweepers,' a South Korean sci-fi film about space junk salvage, SpaceX to be allowed 10 Starlink satellites to be launched into polar orbit. Broader modification to license was deferred, Future astronauts could use methane to make rocket fuel on Mars, On 7 Jan 2020 China launched a Long March 3B rocket with Communication Technology Test Satellite 5, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the TurkSat 5A, The Cygnus cargo ship left the International Space Station and is now set to test 5G tech and spark fires in orbit.
January 13, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #127 for 06 Jan 2021
Cygnus spacecraft undocked from International Space Station ISS. It will remain in orbit until late January to perform experiments while orbiting the earth, SpaceX Starship SN9 proceeding with a static fire possibly today. Next flight may be on Saturday, India outlines plans for reusable launchers, Nice pass of the ISS over Fort Collins Colorado this morning, China's space launches for 2021 total more than 40 planned, Some upcoming ISS Spacewalks in the near future, Congress asks for report on Arecibo radio telescope collapse, A New NASA Space Telescope, SPHEREx Is moving ahead, NASA Space Launch System Proceeding with Green Run Hot Fire, Almost a Rocket Record!, Virgin Orbit Launch Demo 2 window opens 10 January, Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser engineering model back up for auction, Lockheed Martin $4.9B satellite contract, Hayabusa2 future asteroid flyby in 2026, China's huge FAST telescope will open to scientists globally in April, First space launch of the year. First launch of year will be SpaceX to launch a Falcon9 with the Turksat5A satellite, The Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles, The Thai government has announced that it is to send a spacecraft to the moon within 8 years, Inmarsat, another company entering the satellite 5G realm.
January 06, 2021
Space Gab Podcast #126 for 30 Dec 2020
Episode #126 Show Notes : SpaceX Starship SN9 undergoes a Cryo test, LIVE Feeds of SpaceX Starship work and test and launches. Is this Trade Secret theft?, I actually supported SpaceX during my career, Full moon last night and my one moon four star shot, Boeing 737 MAX (American Flight 718 was fist flight) resumes commercial flights, Audio of radio conversation of American Airlines 718 as they land in NY, Arianspace launches Soyuz VS25 with French surveillance spacecraft as the payload, Japan to develop satellites made of wood, Monkeynauts in space and what the Mercury 7 astronauts thought of them. Abel Baker and Ham, Buzz Aldrin gives congratulations to SpaceX for a groundbreaking year, My new Buzz and Neil print, Viasat petitioned FCC to perform an environmental review of SpaceX Starlink broadband constellation, A 1 km radio telescope inside a crater on the far side of the Moon, the largest radio telescope in the Solar System, SpaceX Starlink Prototype Ground Station exposed, Tracking information released by the US military indicates two government payloads rode a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into orbit Dec. 19 on the NROL-108 mission, Info about the ISS air leak as reported last week was incorrect. The leak is still ongoing, A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomy, China launches Long March 4C rocket with 2 satellites, Equatorial successfully launches demonstration rocket, China's TianWen-1 Mars spacecraft Feb 10 2021 insertion burn info, Chinese space station first piece schedule to be launched, Hayabusa2 asteroid Ryugu material return mission update. Wanna take a ride - Did paranormal radio talk show host Art Bell finally take that ride... on an asteroid?, Small satellite launch company Firefly Aerospace announces Launch Service Agreement with ALS.
December 30, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #125 for 23 Dec 2020
Chang'e-5 lands with lunar samples as success for China, Over 66,000 views of my Chang'e-5 video on Youtube, Fake videos and photos of Chang'e-5 re-entry, NASA and ESA plan for a Mars sample return mission, Did you see The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, Axiom Space picks Houston to build the first commercial space station, Air leak at the International Space Station ISS is found and sealed, SpaceX Starship SN9 gets moved and place on launch pad, JAXA lunar cruiser, China is steppin up their space game with Chang'e-6 Chang'e-7 Chang'e-8 and others, Kennedy Space Center expands with Launch Complex 48, China debuted new Long March-8 Chang Zheng-8 reusable rocket, A Canadian will join 3 NASA astronauts on first piloted Orion flight, SLS Team Completes Propellant Loading of Core Stage During Green Run Test, Lockheed Martin to acquire rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne, Happy Birthday Space Force, Air Force Col. transfers to Space Force aboard the ISS, Soyuz launch of OneWeb 36 satellites, SpaceX launch of NRO NROL 108 mission, NASA awards Jeff Bezos Blue Origin and its 301-foot tall New Glenn rocket contract for future space missions starting in 2025
December 23, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #121 for 25 Nov 2020
FNASA hopes to continue launching astronauts on Soyuz as a ride share effort on Crew Dragon and Starliner, Outer-space is not pitch black, Mars rover on way to Mars sends back audio via its microphones, NASA funded project uses space photos for underwater volcano study, Space Force to remain lean agile fast, Asteroid sample return mission 11 days from earth, Arecibo Observatory to be demolished after damage is found to be extensive, Space Command HQ in one of six states, Rocketlab launches Electron mission and booster returns to earth for possible reuse, Proposed Mars City is obscene, Density+ asteroid mission, SpaceX launched climate change satellite from California, Rover to land on Mars moon starts landing tests, Weird object lands on tribal property, SpaceX and Amazon battle for space in space, China launches a moon rock sample return mission, Moon city like a temple.
December 18, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #124 for 16 Dec 2020
Chang'e-5 returns to earth with lunar samples, Hayabusa2 asteroid samples from Ryugu found in chamber and photos shared with public, Astra successful send a test flight into space past the Karman line and almost into orbit, Rocket Lab Electron launcher put first of 30 earth observation satellites into orbit, Roscosmos announced a successful launch of new Heavy Angara A-5 rocket, SpaceX put a new SIRIUSXM satellite in orbit, Why I stopped my subscription with SIRIUSXM, Geminid meteor shower and how I watched it, Virgin Galactic attempts test launch of SpaceShipTwo Unity but all does not go as planned, ULA launched NROL-44 mission, NETFLIX Challenger The Final Flight Documentary, Nine men and nine women selected as next astronauts for upcoming Artemis missions, Boeing announces Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2, SpaceX Starship takes off and lands in test flight but landing is more of a crash landing.
December 18, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #123 for 09 Dec 2020
Camera setting for space shots, SpaceX Starship to take a 40,000 foot test flight, Israel making a 2nd attempt to land on moon, China's Chang'e-5 lunar sample return mission one step closer to a return to earth, Radio signals from Chang'e-5, China launches optic imaging satellite, Renaming Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS, General Chuck Yeager passed away, Hayabusa2 return capsule returns to earth with samples from asteroid Ryugu, Hayabusa2 press conference, Former space security chief reveals that aliens from Galactic Federation have been in contact with US and Israel, Another SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule docks with ISS, SpaceX Starlink satellite trains cause a stir on the news.
December 18, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #122 for 02 Dec 2020
China's Chang'e-5 lands on the moon and begins mission to gather lunar samples, Arecibo Observatory sustains further damage with suspended platform collapsing, Waiting for SpaceX Starship to do test flight, Hayabusa2 only 4 days away from landing back on Earth with asteroid Ryugu samples, Arianspace launches a Soyuz with Falcon Eye 2 satellite, First ever space mission to clean orbital junk will use a giant claw, Component failure in NASA's deep-space crew capsule could take months to fix, Full Beaver Moon and penumbral eclipse.
December 18, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #120 for 18 Nov 2020
Four Astronauts of Crew 1 launch to the ISS via SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience and all went well, TV series Space Force Season 2 is a GO, Planet watching and more, Vega Rocket launch failure with two satellite payloads being lost - cables improperly connected is said to be a reason, NASA Mars Rover sends back another cool selfie picture, Memorial Spaceflight - cremated remains going to the moon in 2021, China Rover sends back stunning photos of moon dark side, Buzz Aldrin shares more moon photos, Boeing 737 Max gets FAA approval to fly again.
December 18, 2020
Space Gab Podcast #119 for 11 Nov 2020
Veterans Day 2020, Colorado Astronomy Net, Second Cable Fails at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to Famed SETI Dish, Ispace : The Japanese space industry company ispace has chosen Colorado as the location for its first U.S. headquarters, Newest Mars rover is half way to Mars, On 14 Nov four Astronauts will launch to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon, Rare NASA photos up for auction, including the only photograph of Neil Armstrong on the moon, Jim Bridenstine will step aside as NASA chief when President-elect Biden takes over, The International Space Station: 20 Years of Communications Excellence, SpaceX explains why the US Space Force is paying $316 million for a single launch, Planned satellite constellation poses a collision threat, NASA says, SpaceX gets $29 million Space Force contract for surveillance of non-military launches, The International Space Station can't last forever. Here's how it will eventually die by fire, President-elect Biden names 8-person NASA transition team.
December 18, 2020