On this, our 99th and Halloween episode of Talking Space, we discuss an announcement made by Boeing to build their CST-100 in Orbiter Processing Facility 3 (OPF-3) at the Kennedy Space Center. We then discuss the successful launch of a Soyuz carrying Progress 45, a resupply ship to the International Space Station, and discuss its impact after the recent Progress 44 failure. We then move onto the successful launch of China's Shenzhou-8 to dock with the already orbiting Tiangong 1. We discuss what this means for China's future as well as an attempted hacking of a US satellite and China's denial. We then move on to a discussion about an article written by Robert Zubrin about a review of NASA's planetary missions and our opinion on the possible cancellations of such missions as Voyager 1 and 2, the Mars rovers, and more. We finish off with NASA's underwater mission, NEEMO 15, as well as Elon Musk possibly dropping out of his attempts to dock to the ISS due to a format change.
Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman
Show Recorded - 10/31/2011