SpaceExploration

SPACE JUNK: How Privateer plans to protect the space environment – Interview with Dr. Moriba Jah

In today’s episode we’ll explore the growing problem of space junk and how the new company Privateer Space is working to help make space safer. Joining us today is Dr. Moriba Jah, the Chief Scientist of Privateer. Moriba is a co-founder of Privateer along with the company’s CEO Alex Fielding and the company’s president, Steve…

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SPACE JUNK: How Privateer plans to protect the space environment – Interview with Dr. Moriba Jah (Transcript)

Chuck (INTRO):There are thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth right now. How can we make space safer? Thanks for joining me for Your Space Journey. In today’s episode, we’ll explore the growing problem of space chunk and how the new company, Privateer Space is working to help make space safer. Joining us…

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SpaceX Polaris Dawn Crew Interview Scott “Kidd” Poteet, Mission Pilot

In today’s episode we’ll speak with Scott “Kidd” Poteet, a Mission Pilot for the new SpaceX Polaris Program. Kidd is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with more than 3,000 flying hours as a pilot and over 400 hours of combat time. Most recently Kidd served as the Mission Director for Inspiration4, the world’s…

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SpaceX Polaris Dawn Crew Interview Scott “Kidd” Poteet, Mission Pilot (transcript)

What’s it like to train to be a mission pilot for space? BUSY! Find out more as we interview Scott Kidd Poteet, as he trains for mission pilot for SpaceX’s upcoming Polaris Dawn mission. Chuck:Thanks for joining me for your space journey. In today’s episode, we’ll speak with Scott Kidd Poteet, a mission pilot for…

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James Webb Space Telescope – Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Element Manager (transcript)

CHUCK (INTRO) Thanks for joining me for Your Space Journey. In this interview we’ll dive deep into the James Webb Space Telescope with Lee Feinberg. Lee has been the Optical Telescope element manager for the James Webb Space Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the past 20 years. Lee led the telescope…

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Want a Career in Space? Interview with space career coach Laura Seward Forczyk

Are you interested in pursuing a career in space? In this episode we interview space consultant and author, Laura Seward Forczyk. Laura is the owner of Astralytical, a space consulting firm specializing in space science, industry, and policy. Laura & her company also offer space & aerospace career coaching services to students and professionals. In…

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31. Planetary Scientist Alan Stern Heading to Space Aboard Virgin Galactic

Planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern has been chosen to be the first to conduct NASA-funded science experiments while flying aboard a commercial spacecraft. In this interview Dr. Stern discusses the experiments he will perform aboard Virgin Galactic’s “SpaceShipTwo” on a suborbital mission from the Spaceport America launch site in New Mexico. He also discusses software…

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30. OSIRIS-REx Asteroid “Smash & Grab” – Mission Update

Interview with Project Scientist Dr. Jason P. Dworkin On October 20th, 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made history as it collected samples from asteroid Bennu, which are expected to return to Earth in 2023. For this episode I’m pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Dworkin, the project scientist for OSIRIS-REx, for an update and more details on…

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27. NASA Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN)

In this episode we interview Thomas Kacpura regarding NASA’s SCaN program (Space Communications and Navigations). I was fortunate to travel to NASA Glenn Research Center earlier this year to meet with Tom and discuss this incredible program. SCaN provides communications services that are essential to the operations of NASA’s space flight missions. SCaN provides communications…

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25. Canadian Space Agency: Lunar Gateway & Canadarm3

In this episode we continue our “Around the World in Space” series with the Canadian Space Agency. Ken Podwalski, Program Manager for the Lunar Gateway at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) joins us to discuss the Canadian Space Agency’s efforts for the upcoming Lunar Gateway and Canadarm3. The Canadian Space Agency was established in 1990…

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