Episode 112: I Can Talk for Miles and Miles with Miles

In our last interview of the inaugural season of Talking Space, we welcome on a person who is celebrating the release of the inaugural episode of their video podcast. We welcome on Miles O’Brien, former CNN reporter, who now does launch commentary for http://spaceflightnow.com and also now has his own video podcast titled “This Week in Space”. We discuss his new show with him along with his goal of the show, the difficulties, and we also compare with him the differences in this and making a show compared to his nearly 17 year career with CNN and also discuss of events that went on during that time.

To watch to “This Week in Space” with Miles O’Brien, you can visit http://spaceflightnow.com where the video is embedded. You can also watch it and subscribe to it on the SpaceflightNow YouTube Channel. It is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/72ghQO. For more information on Miles or to watch the episodes on his blog, visit http://milesobrien.com

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein.  Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman and special guest Miles O’Brien.

Show Recorded - Tuesday, 12/22/2009into Wednesday, 12/23/2009 

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Episode 111: HLV: How Low-Budget the Vehicle?

In this final episode of 2009, the panel discusses the recent rumors regarding a meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and President Barack Obama about the future of NASA, and the possible scrapping of the Ares-1 for a Heavy Lift Vehicle, or HLV. We also discuss some comments made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. California) regarding her dislike for human space flight. Warning, if you have something in your hand while listening, be careful. You may throw something when you hear these comments! Then, since it’s not only the end of the year, but also the end of the decade, we discuss our favorite topics related to space in 2009 as well as our favorite space-related stories of the first decade of the 21st Century.

Hosts this week: Sawyer Rosenstein.  Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka and, Mark Ratterman.

Show Recorded - Monday, 12/21/2009 

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Episode 110: Dr. Tom Jones Goes 'Sky Walking'

In this very special episode of the Talking Space Podcast, we have author and four-time space shuttle astronaut Dr. Tom Jones. With Dr. Jones we discuss his books Sky Walking, Planetology: Unlocking The Secrets of the Solar System, and Hell Hawks! along with his view on where NASA is going and much more! A special thank you to Dr. Jones also for coming on to participate in this interview and giving his insight.

For more information on Tom Jones, visit his website at http://astronauttomjones.com and follow him on Twitter as @TomJones_Astro. To purchase his books from Amazon, either Sky Walking, Planetology, or Hell Hawks! just click on the name of the book and it will open a new window where you can purchase them.

Hosts this week: Sawyer Rosenstein and Gina Herlihy. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman, and special guest Dr. Tom Jones.

Show Recorded - Monday, 12/14/2009 

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Episode 109: A ‘Bake Sale for NASA’ Invaded by Crickets!

In this exciting episode, special guest @CraftLass joins us on our panel as we discuss plenty of public involvement in space. We talk about the Ares I-X test flight results congress talking about Cosntellation in a discussion of safety, and some probe and rover difficulties happening on Mars.

We then interview @CraftLass who wrote a song titled “Bake Sale for NASA” discussing saving NASA and getting the public more involved. For more information on her, the song, or where you can download the song, visit http://craftlass.com

Ares I-X Report: The .pdf regarding the Ares 1-X test flight as discussed on the podcast can be viewed here: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/409037main_AresI-X_PF_Report.pdf

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman, and special guest @CraftLass.

Show Recorded - Sunday, 12/6/2009 

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Episode 108: Is NASA All STS or S.O.S.?

In this episode, the panel discusses the very successful mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-129, especially since our very own Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman were at the launch of the shuttle before its almost 11 day mission. We then discuss congress and their letter-writing campaign to persuade US Presiden Barak Obama to support NASA. We then discuss ways of preserving and saving NASA as the conversation gets interesting.

For those interested, the two websites listed for the “Save NASA” strategies (as listed in the podcast) are: www.savespace.us and www.savenasa.ning.com and be sure to check those out!

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman, Gina Herlihy.

Show Recorded - Sunday, 11/29/2009

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