The Talking Space Team, with duct tape in hand, examine issues with a failed coolant pump on board the International Space Sation that caused the orbiting facility to loose half of it's eletronics on July 31, 2010. We analyze the first spacewalk that was performed by Station astronauts Doug Wheelock, Tracy Caldwell-Dyson and operating the CanadaArm 2, Shannon Walker in an effort to make repairs to the ailing ISS.
Other topics include a plan by SpaceX to build a Heavy Lift Vehicle, Boeing cutting metal on their first commercial 6 person ferry spacecraft, and has the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit lost all nine of it's lives? We offer our opinion.
Then team mebers Gina and Mark share thier travlers tales from the past few weeks. Gina pays a call at the Virgina Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia. She describes the various exhibits and what the museum has to offer it's visitors. Mark shares his experiences at NASA's International Space Sation Tweetup held at NASA Headquarters with guest speaker Expedition 23 Astronaut TJ Creamer. Mark also paid a visit to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Musem and has some thoughts on the Apollo 1 Exhibit "27 Seconds".
Sawyer makes mention of the first centenarians to perform a simulated space flight at the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center where he is a flight director.
Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, and Mark Ratterman
Show Recorded - 8/8/2010