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Your Space Journey
Hey Space Enthusiasts! Join us for this series featuring interviews with the leaders of space exploration
Apr 27, 2022
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...
Apr 15, 2022
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...
Mar 30, 2022
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...
Mar 16, 2022
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...
Feb 17, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope – Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Element Manager
What kind of discoveries can we expect from the James Webb Space Telescope? Find out in our interview with Lee Feinberg, James Webb’s Optical Telescope Element Manager. Lee Feinberg 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...
Dec 14, 2021
Rocket Boy Homer Hickam – Don’t Blow Yourself Up!
Interview with best-selling author Homer Hickam Homer Hickam is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of 19 books, including ‘Rocket Boys’ which became the major motion picture ‘October Sky’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer. In this interview Homer talks about how his fascination with rockets began in October, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik....
Oct 8, 2021
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...
Sep 12, 2021
COLONIES IN SPACE – The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill
A new documentary about the pioneer of human colonies in space In this episode we dive into the new award-winning documentary about inspirational physics professor Gerry K. O’Neill. Gerry was a Princeton University professor who changed the face of space exploration during the 1970s and 80s with his plans for building human colonies in space....
Aug 15, 2021
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...
Aug 10, 2021
Kubos: Moving space to the cloud
Cloud-Based Mission Control In this episode we speak with Tyler Browder, CEO and founder of Kubos, a satellite software company. Tyler joins us to discuss how their company’s cloud-based mission control platform, Major Tom, helps operators take care of every aspect of a satellite’s flight software, from mission design and onboard software to hardware testing and...
Jun 22, 2021
SPACE ROBOTS: Interview with Rogue Space Systems CEO Jeromy Grimmett
In this episode we explore speak with Jeromy Grimmett, the founder & CEO of Rogue Space Systems. Rogue is a new space startup company that is creating orbital robots, or “Orbots”, that will repair and service satellites using Artificial Intelligence. Their new service will increase satellite lifespans, reducing the need to replace expensive space assets;...
Apr 27, 2021
Is There Alien Life In Our Solar System? Europa Might Hold the Key | Interview w/ David W Brown
A space journey to explore an alien ocean on a moon of Jupiter Is there life on Europa and in our Solar System? We’ll discuss this question and more in this interview with David W. Brown that will talk about just how close we are to finding an answer about alien life in our own...
Mar 24, 2021
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...
Nov 24, 2020
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...
Nov 14, 2020
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...
Oct 29, 2020
29. Water Discovered on Sunlit Surface of the Moon – Lunar Geologist Sarah Noble
Water on the Moon – Sunny side up! NASA’s aircraft SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) has confirmed for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Previously NASA had discovered evidence for water in shadows of craters, but this new discovery has incredible implications for possible use of this water as...
Oct 6, 2020
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...
Sep 22, 2020
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...
Sep 8, 2020
26. Atlas of Solar Eclipses: 2020 to 2045
In this episode authors Michael Zeiler and Michael Bakich join us to discuss their fascinating new book, Atlas of Solar Eclipses, an adventure guide for the next 25 years of solar eclipses. This amazing atlas covers every type of solar eclipse around the world—total, annular and partial—with beautiful and informative maps to guide you to...
Aug 25, 2020
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...
Aug 11, 2020
24. ESA – Solar Orbiter, ExoMars & more
We continue our series with countries around the world in this episode as we feature the European Space Agency (ESA). Joining us for this interview is Günther Hasinger, the director of science for ESA. Günther was born in Germany and earned his PhD in astronomy, later becoming a professor, researcher and author. He is the...
Jul 27, 2020
23. The Summer of Mars: Perseverance & Ingenuity
Mars Perseverance launching soon! In this episode our panel discusses NASA’s upcoming Perseverance mission, including its passenger Ingenuity, the first ever helicopter designed to fly on Mars. Targeted for launch in July 2020, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life, set aside a returnable cache with the most compelling rock core...
Jul 21, 2020
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...
Jul 7, 2020
21. Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe to study Martian atmosphere
The United Arab Emirates are just a few days away (July 15, 2020) from launching the Hope Probe to Mars. The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – Hope Probe will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and its layers when it reaches the red planet’s orbit in February 2021....
Jul 1, 2020
20. Introducing Pakistan’s first Private Space Company
The Rocket & Satellite Company, Pakistan’s first private space company Over the next few episodes, we’re embarking on a new space journey; a short series highlighting various countries and their efforts for the future of space exploration. In upcoming episodes we’ll be featuring interviews with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), the Canadian Space Agency, and...
Jun 17, 2020
19. Mars Helicopter INGENUITY | Bob Balaram Interview (Chief Engineer)
Mars Helicopter Ingenuity launching July 2020 We interview Bob Balaram, Chief Engineer of the Mars Helicopter INGENUITY project at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in this episode to discuss this first-ever helicopter designed to fly on Mars. The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first...
May 31, 2020
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...
May 23, 2020
17. SpaceX Crew Demo-2: Returning Human Spaceflight to the U.S.
SpaceX Crew Demo-2 launching soon, and we’re SO EXCITED! For the first time since 2011, astronauts are set to once again launch from U.S. soil aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon–and we’re SO EXCITED! The SpaceX Crew Demo-2 mission is set to launch from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:33 pm EDT...
May 21, 2020
16. NASA’s Communications Services Program with Eli Naffah
Communications Services Program: Changing the SATCOM Industry Eli Naffah is Chief of NASA’s Space Communications and Spectrum Management Office. In this interview, conducted onsite at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Eli discusses NASA’s new Communications Services Program (CSP). NASA has long been a leader in space communications services, but the agency is now looking to U.S....
May 17, 2020
15. TORY BRUNO, CEO of United Launch Alliance discusses Vulcan Centaur
ULA CEO Tory Bruno describes the upcoming Vulcan Centaur rocket In this episode we welcome Tory Bruno, the president & CEO of United Launch Alliance. Tory joins us by phone to discuss how his interest in model rockets at the age of nine years old let to him pursuing a career in aerospace engineering, beginning...
May 7, 2020
14. OrbitsEdge – Data Centers ABOVE THE CLOUD!
Robust Data Centers in Space! Sylvia France is the President of OrbitsEdge, Inc., a startup company on Florida’s Space Coast that helps companies collect and process huge amounts of data in space. This amazing company is working to create robust data centers in space–above the cloud, helping to reduce bottlenecks in data processing. Commercializing space...
Apr 23, 2020
13. Escape From Planet Earth with MARTHA DAVIS!
Backstage with Martha Davis of The Motels! In this episode we go backstage with Martha Davis & The Motels before her Valentine’s Day concert where she talks about performing (and her nunchi philosophy for reading the crowd), her upcoming SPACE-themed two-album set called “Escape From Planet Earth”, and how music has always given her an...
Apr 8, 2020
12. Apollo 13 – 50 Years Later with Astronaut Fred Haise
Interview with astronaut Fred Haise, the lunar module pilot of Apollo 13! 50 years ago the world witnessed the amazing story of Apollo 13, launched on April 11, 1970. Two days into the mission, an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks prevented the three astronauts, Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and...
Apr 2, 2020
11. SunRISE – NASA’s new mission to study giant space weather storms
Special Guest: Dr. Justin Kasper, SunRISE Principal Investigator NASA has just selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms into space. The new mission is called SunRISE, which stands for Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment. This mission will ultimately help protect astronauts traveling to the Moon and...
Mar 18, 2020
10. Astronaut Scott Kelly: A Year in Space
Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the...
Mar 4, 2020
9. Leading NASA’s Science Mission Directorate – DR THOMAS ZURBUCHEN
How a child looking up to the stars in Switzerland became a NASA science leader In this interview we go onsite at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen. As NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Zurbuchen is tasked with helping us answer some of humanity’s biggest...
Feb 19, 2020
8. Searching for Life Beyond the Pale Blue Dot
NATHALIE A. CABROL, Director of SETI’s Carl Sagan Center for Research In this episode we feature Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, a French American astrobiologist specializing in planetary science and the search for life beyond the pale blue dot. She has been a Principal Investigator (PI) at the SETI Institute since 1998 and is also the Director...
Feb 5, 2020
7. Get a Sneak Peek of a luxurious destination HOTEL IN SPACE
In this episode we speak with Tim Alatorre, the Senior Design Architect of the Von Braun Space Station, an incredible new space hotel underway by the Gateway Foundation. The Gateway Foundation was formed to build the first spaceport, with a three-part plan to develop a robust space construction industry, the first artificial gravity space station,...
Jan 22, 2020
6. High Speed Internet from Space
SpaceX Kacific1 Mission Update with Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux In this episode we welcome Christian Patouraux, the CEO of Kacific, a next-generation broadband satellite operator. SpaceX just launched Kacific1 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2019. Kacific1 is a next-generation geostationary satellite that will stream high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban...
Jan 8, 2020
5. BEHIND THE SCENES: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Orbital Flight Test
In this episode we go behind the scenes of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 Orbital Flight Test. As you may know, this was a milestone launch for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing had previously conducted a successful pad abort test for Starliner in early November 2019. This orbital flight test, on December 20, 2019, was successful in...
Dec 26, 2019
4. THE CASE FOR SPACE: How the Revolution in Spaceflight opens up a Future of Limitless Possibility – by DR ROBERT ZUBRIN
EPISODE 4 – Dr. Robert Zubrin is president of Pioneer Astronautics and also president of The Mars Society. He’s also the author of many critically acclaimed books, including “Mars Direct”, “How to Live on Mars” and “Entering Space”. He has appeared on major media including CNN, BBC, the Discovery Channel, & NPR. In this interview...
Dec 10, 2019
3. Queen’s BRIAN MAY discusses astrophysics, New Horizons & 3-D Photography
EPISODE 3 – Dr. Brian May is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, also a Doctor of Astrophysics, 3-D stereoscopic photographic authority and a passionate advocate and campaigner for animal rights. In our latest episode Brian discusses his passions in music, space & photography, including his song New Horizons...
Nov 26, 2019
2. Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck discusses Electron, Proton & new Wallops Island launch facility
EPISODE 2 – In this episode we interview Peter Beck, the founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space and a billion-dollar company employing world-class engineers and technicians. Peter established Rocket Lab’s Electron orbital launch program...
Nov 14, 2019
1. At the Top of NASA with Administrator Jim Bridenstine
An amazing space journey from a childhood dream of becoming a pilot to leading NASA EPISODE 1 – In this episode, we feature my interview with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, conducted from his office at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. in early November 2019. In this interview we discuss his incredible space journey, as well...
Oct 22, 2019
Trailer – Your Space Journey
LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 14, 2019: Your Space Journey, a new series that will venture into the future of space exploration and the incredible leaders who are taking us there. Our amazing guests will include Queen guitarist & astrophysicist Brian May, NASA Associate Administrator Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, The Mars Society’s Founder & President Dr. Robert Zubrin, SETI...