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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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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 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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SpaceX Transporter 3

A Front Row Seat! I was fortunate to cover the SpaceX Transporter 3 mission which launched on Thursday, January 13, 2022. This was the second successful SpaceX launch of the year with plenty more to come in 2022. The following article discusses my experience while attending the launch at Cape Canaveral, including placing my remote…

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SpaceX Crew-3: Interview with Pilot Dr. Thomas Marshburn

Interview with SpaceX Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn Crew-3 Launch currently scheduled for November 2021. Dr. Thomas Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second in command for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard the International Space Station (ISS), he will serve as an Expedition…

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SpaceX Crew-2: ESA Tames the Dragon, Thomas Pesquet Interview, and More

In this episode we discuss the news around NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission, the second rotational flight to the ISS which launched in late April 2021. We also feature an interview with European Space Agency’s astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, where we are fortunate to have a pre-launch press conference Q&A with him and other Crew-2 astronauts. This…

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28. SpaceX Crew-1: Interview with Commander Mike Hopkins

In this interview, recorded via phone on September 29, 2020, I speak with Commander Mike Hopkins about this mission, his training and the challenges (and thrills) of commanding the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, currently scheduled to launch in mid-November 2020. BONUS: Mini-Interview with Felix Schlang of What About It!? Felix joins me briefly to share how…

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22. JAXA – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency with Dr. Koichi Wakata

We continue our series with countries around the world in this episode as we feature JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Joining us to discuss JAXA is astronaut Dr. Koichi Wakata.  Dr. Wakata has accumulated 347 days in space spanning four missions, setting a record in Japanese human space flight history for the longest stay…

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18. GALAXIES: Inside the Universe’s Star Cities – with Dave Eicher

GALAXIES: Inside the Universe’s Star Cities by Dave Eicher is out now! In this episode we first briefly recap the successful launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Then we dive into our conversation with Dave Eicher to talk all about Galaxies! Dave Eicher is one of the…

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