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Artemis I – Reaching the Moon & Beyond with SLS

Interview with Dave Reynolds, NASA Deputy Program Manager for SLS Booster Subsystems

In this episode we’ll discuss NASA’s upcoming Artemis 1 mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than the end of this month. The Space Launch System rocket, or “SLS” will propel the Orion spacecraft on its mission around the Moon and back to Earth. Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed flight test that will travel farther than any other human-rated spacecraft has traveled before. This mission, the first of an increasing series of complex missions, will demonstrate NASA’s capability to extend human existence to the Moon, and on to Mars.

Joining me today from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is Dave Reynolds, Deputy Program Manager for SLS Booster Subsystems. 

Artemis I Mission Overview

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate our commitment and capability to return humans to the Moon and extend beyond.

During this flight, Orion will launch atop the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown. Over the course of the mission, it will travel 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) from Earth and 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) beyond the far side of the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any human spacecraft has without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

This first Artemis mission will demonstrate the performance of both Orion and the SLS rocket and test our capabilities to orbit the Moon and return to Earth. The flight will pave the way for future missions to the lunar vicinity, including landing the first woman and first person of color on the surface of the Moon.

With Artemis I, NASA sets the stage for human exploration into deep space, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems near the Moon needed for lunar surface missions and exploration to other destinations farther from Earth, including Mars. With Artemis, NASA will collaborate with industry and international partners to establish long-term exploration for the first time.

For more information visit Nasa.gov/artemis

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Artemis I – Reaching the Moon & Beyond with NASA’s New Space Launch System

Interview with Dave Reynolds, NASA Deputy Program Manager for SLS Booster Subsystems In this episode we’ll discuss NASA’s upcoming Artemis 1 mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than the end of this month. The Space Launch System rocket, or “SLS” will propel the Orion spacecraft on its mission around the Moon and back to Earth….

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK – The Aerospace Journey of Aerial Coordinator Kevin LaRosa II

Kevin LaRosa II is the Aerial Coordinator & Camera Pilot for Top Gun: Maverick. He’s one of Hollywood’s most sought-after pilot and aerial coordinators, licensed to fly a variety of aircraft ranging from helicopters and airplanes to Learjets and more. He’s known for his work on major blockbusters including Ironman, The Avengers, and Transformers 5….

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Starlink releases new service for RVs

Starlink is now offering Starlink for RVs at any destination where Starlink provides active coverage. At this time, there is no waitlist – all orders will be shipped shortly after the order is placed, including to “Waitlist” areas on the Starlink Availability Map.   Users can expect high speed, low latency internet in areas marked “Available”, and notably slower speeds…

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Rocket Race! SpaceX Falcon 9 vs Atlas V

It’s not everyday you get to watch two rocket launches back-to-back from 3 miles away! This week I was fortunate to set up at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site for Starlink 4-18 (via Spacex Falcon 9) the early morning of 5/18/22 and the Boeing Starliner OFT-2 (via ULA’s Atlas 5) the evening of 5/19/22. Both vehicles were approximately 3 miles away, with Starlink on Launch Complex Pad 39A and Starliner on SLC-41.

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V generates more than two million pounds of thrust compared to Falcon 9’s 1.7 million pounds of thrust at sea level.

This is just for FUN–so not taking into account trajectory or payload…but it was amazing to see these two launches just a day (36 hours) apart. Also amazing to see how bright the solid rocket boosters for Atlas 5 really are (especially when looking through a zoom lens!). For this video I used the footage from my iPhone, which although the location might look different it was only 50 yards distance between each camera view.

At the end I show some of my close up shots, through a 600mm lens for Starlink and from my remote camera at the pad for Starliner.

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Starlink Internet – Is it right for you?

Two Starlinks, two locations, two slightly different results. In this episode I tested out Starlink internet in two locations 1,000 miles apart. First we try it out in central Florida, then we go to Indianapolis to test another unit. We tested 4k, multiple 4k streams, FaceTime, multiple devices, upload and more. The results surprised us…

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SpaceX Crew-4 ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s inspiration for space & lucky “42”!

Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, former Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She’s getting ready to venture into space again on the upcoming SpaceX Crew 4 mission to the ISS for Expedition 67, scheduled to launch at the end of April 2022. In this clip, Samantha discusses how her space journey began, and how sci fi played a part in it.

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About Samantha Cristoforetti
Born in Milan, Italy, on 26 April 1977 Samantha Cristoforetti is an avid reader with a passion for science and technology, and an equal interest in humanities. She enjoys learning foreign languages and her current challenge is Chinese. Occasionally she finds the time to hike, scuba dive or practice yoga.

Samantha was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. She joined ESA in September 2009 and completed her basic astronaut training in November 2010. She was then assigned to the role of ESA reserve astronaut, which allowed her to earn her initial qualifications in EVA and robotics, as well as the certification as flight engineer of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz. In March 2012 she was assigned to fly as flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-15M, as part of the crew of Expedition 42/43 on the International Space Station.

On 23 November, 2014 Samantha was launched from the cosmodrome of Baikonur in Kazakhstan. She returned to Earth on 11 June, 2015 after spending 200 days in space. The mission, which was given the name Futura, was the second long-duration flight opportunity for the Italian Space Agency, the eighth for an ESA astronaut.

For more information about Samantha, visit https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Samantha_Cristoforetti

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What is the Solar Wind? Tribute to Dr. Eugene Parker – Visionary Heliophysicist & Solar Wind Pioneer

This is a tribute to the late solar astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker, featuring my interview with him from 2018. In the mid-1950s Dr. Parker developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the spiral shape of the solar magnetic field. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1967 and received…

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Tribute to Dr. Eugene Parker – Visionary Heliophysicist & Solar Wind Pioneer

This is a tribute to the late solar astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker, featuring my phone interview with him from 2018.

In the mid-1950s Dr. Parker developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the spiral shape of the solar magnetic field. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1967 and received numerous honors throughout his career, including the Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research by the American Physics Society for his fundamental contributions to space physics, plasma physics, solar physics and astrophysics for over 60 years.

In his honor, NASA renamed the Parker Solar Probe after him, the first time in history that a space vessel was named after a living person.

The Parker Solar Probe was launched in August 2018 and is still making incredible discoveries to this day. I was fortunate to interview Dr. Parker before the launch and grateful to present this interview to you today as we talked about heliophysics and the Parker Solar Probe mission. Dr. Parker passed away on March 15, 2022.

About Dr. Eugene Newman Parker
In the mid-1950s, a young physicist named Eugene Parker proposed a number of concepts about how stars — including our Sun — give off energy. He called this cascade of energy the solar wind, and he described an entire complex system of plasmas, magnetic fields and energetic particles that make up this phenomenon. Parker also theorized an explanation for the superheated solar corona, which is — contrary to what was expected by then-known physics laws — hotter than the surface of the Sun itself. His theory suggested that regular, but small, solar explosions called nanoflares could, in enough abundance, cause this heating.

More than half a century later, the Parker Solar Probe mission now provides key observations on Parker’s groundbreaking theories and ideas, which have informed a generation of scientists about solar physics and the magnetic fields around stars. Much of his pioneering work, which has been proven by subsequent spacecraft, defined a great deal of what we know about the how the Sun–Earth system interacts.

Born on June 10, 1927, in Michigan, Parker received a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Caltech in 1951. He then taught at the University of Utah, and since 1955, Parker has held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and at its Fermi Institute.

He has received numerous awards for his research, including the George Ellery Hale Prize, the National Medal of Science, the Bruce Medal, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Kyoto Prize, the James Clerk Maxwell Prize, and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy.

About Parker Solar Probe
NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission is revolutionizing our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds. Parker Solar Probe travels through the Sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions to provide humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star.

Learn more about Parker Solar Probe and its mission at:
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/parker-solar-probe

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Axiom AX-1 Launch Sequence (turn up the speakers at the end!)

Axiom’s first mission, AX-1, launched successfully Friday April 8, 2022. Here’s an assortment of my images taken from the Kennedy Space Center Press Site a few miles away from Pad 39A, where the SpaceX Falcon was launched with the all-private crew of AX-1.

First is a animated sequence of close up shots with a 600 mm lens.
Second is a video from a spare camera without a tripod so I placed it on a sandbag 😉
Last is a 4k video from my iPhone which is a wide angle view but also shows the SLS Artemis I at Pad 39B–CAUTION: sound is loud!

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