Episode 417: Release the Fire-Breathing 'Dragon'

On this special episode of Talking Space, Mark and Sawyer travel down to the Kennedy Space Center to cover the launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule. Discussed in this episode is the events leading up to the first launch attempt, the scrub itself at T-0.5 seconds on the first attempt, and the reactions to the scrub. You'll also hear stories of some of the launch attendees as well as hear directly from members of SpaceX and NASA talking about the launch, their companies, and more.

Clips in this episode include NASA's Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development Phil McAlister, NASA Manager, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Alan Lindenmoyer, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, and SpaceX Co-Founder and CEO Elon Musk.

To view a photo fo the Falcon 9 on the launch pad taken by Talking Space's Sawyer Rosenstein, visithttp://twitpic.com/9miche

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 5/21/2012

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