Episodes
This week we have much to discuss about all things space!  - NASA's Crew 4 launches to the ISS on a SpaceX Falcon9 & Crew Dragon NET April 23 5:26AM ET - NASA's SLS Wet Dress Rehersal gets delayed & we get new launch window possibilties for this summer in Florida at Pad39A - The Jame Webb Telescope team was on Twitter Spaces talking about the cryocooling the MIRI instrument is doing to get it ready for first observations - I got to ask a question live! We share the engineer &...
Published 04/21/22
Published 04/21/22
This week we discuss the nuanced topic of launch independence, the ability of a single country to continue their space programs regardless of global conflict that might interrupt international partnerships like the ISS and other space ventures. Given the continuing conflict in Ukraine, this story continues to develop. NASA also rolled out the SLS for the first time from the VAB to Pad 39B, which marks a momentus moment for Artemis 1 just around the corner. Looking forward to seeing that...
Published 03/30/22
On this episode we return with another People of Science segment! This week, we are honored to have Steve Good, the Chief Commercial Officer of Ramon.Space - a company dedicated to bringing software & supercomputing to space. Today Ramon.Space Announces their High-Capacity Space-Resilient Storage Solution to the public. The boom of interest in space has been helped out by the economical advancements in rocket launches thanks to companies like Spacex - but what happens now?  Steve shares...
Published 03/17/22
After alot of delay we are back for another episode of the podcast. I've been through the ringer with food poisining and other life stuff, as I'm sure you have as well. There was alot to catch up on since our episode to close out January and we review what's new in space this week. The war in Ukraine and Russia's invasion is terrible, and I do my best to stay in my lane of experitise and share how this affects the space industry. I am no international expert or political scientist but this...
Published 03/03/22
This week we are honored to have Jenna Bryant, the Co-Founder of Embedded Ventures and the CEO/General Partner on the podcast. We had Jordan Noone, her Co-Founder and CTO for Embedded at the end of last year (available here). We pick up our conversation about space "beyond launch".  We explore Jenna's non-linear STEM original story and discuss how we should be embracing that as the norm, becuase it has become the norm in Tech. Jenna's has seen this first hand in her early days as a Tech...
Published 02/14/22
This week, there have been some thoughts brewing that I keep circling back to. It's got some layers: What kind of skills will the first humans living on another planet need to survive? What is the first 50-100 years of humans living in space going to be like? If people are living somewhere, they'll need money - what is that going to be like on Mars? This line of thinking started with the remote assembly of JWST in space by humans on Earth, and tied in with an article from Interesting...
Published 01/21/22
On this week's episode we share some thoughts on just how significant the success of James Webb Space Telescope is so far after being assembled in space on its way to 1 million miles from Earth at L2. There's a lot we will learn about existence after the big bang thanks to JWST, and we know that Hubble changed the way we look at space. Who doesn't have a Hubble pic on their computer? You can support the podcast and get a 3D printed JWST inspired coaster here in our esty store at...
Published 01/13/22
Wishing you nothing but improvement and the best for you in 2022! Closing out 2021, we wanted to enter 2022 by recapping the story of James Webb Space Telescope as a beacon of hope that even with struggle, difficulty, and decades of doubt - humans can still perform great acts and complete the goals set out before them. After the successful Christmas day launch, the assembly process on the way to 1 million miles away from earth continues to be successful. Some of the most difficult moments...
Published 12/31/21
In this episode we cover the latest in all-things space since our last episode on Dec 9th. - Blue Origin launched the 'Original Six' to the edge of space and back landing safely in West Texas.  - The Parker Solar Probe 'touched' the sun and it's corona for the first time, and some recent research linking solar wind and asteroid regolith with creating water which may explain the Earth's water 'budget'. One thing's for sure, our Sun is a main reason we have life as stable as we have it on...
Published 12/20/21
This week we're talking about the balance as SpaceX is on red alert! Starship & the Raptor engine are at risk to bankrupt SpaceX if they don't figure it out soon. Elon's email to SpaceX employees was leaked and reveals what we have seen so many times from Musk - logical, almost Vulcan-like honesty.  All of this was revealed as SpaceX continues to battle their competition like Blue Origin (just chosen for a contract to develop Orbital Reef to replace the ISS) and Rocket Lab (who revealed...
Published 12/09/21
This week we are joined by Jordan Noone for an episode of People of Science. Jordan is currently the Co-Founder, CTO/Partner of Embedded Ventures, dubbed the "skunkworks of deep tech venture capitol" is investing in companies and technologies for space "beyond launch". There's so much focus on the rockets, but the whole reason we have rockets is to send payloads into space. If we solve the cost problem of going to space with reusability, then what comes next? How good is the stuff we are...
Published 12/02/21
A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US - and happy holidays to everyone around our planet Earth! We have a great travel podcast for you - perfect for the driving, shopping, traveling you'll likely be doing this week. Between Anti-Satellite tests, Orbital debris, and the 5 year anniversary of our 3D printing lab AG3D - there's a lot to cover!  Thanks for joining us Have a great Thanksgiving!
Published 11/24/21
A LOT has happened in the matter of a week in space...NASA & SpaceX continue work on HLS after months long delays, Blue Origin loses protest but strikes back with Orbital Reef for the next stage of Artemis. We learn about the diverse group of technologies, capabilities, and companies that make up Orbital Reef - Blue Origin, Sierra Space, RedWire, Boeing, Genesis Engineering, and Arizona State University (ASU). We explain WHY the HLS contract was so important to progress in space, and...
Published 11/10/21
This weeks episode we are talking about some important launches coming up this year if all goes well. Both missions are long awaited missions years in the making! Space Launch System is stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida for the first time. James Webb Space Telescope FINALLY (hopefully) gets ready for launch onboard an Ariane 5 rocket on 12/18/21. Both missions have been a long time coming and it begs the question - what have we learned from these long delayed missions?...
Published 11/03/21
So much to catch up on from this month! Blue Origin sends Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to #space, LUCY launches to the Trojan Asteroids, and OrbitFab is launching the first satellite fueling station on a SpaceX Falcon9! & SO MUCH MORE For anyone waiting for a new episode this month - thanks for your patience! Life got the best of me, and sorry you had to wait. But thanks to everyone who reached out. All is good, just busy working on my future!  NASA launches the Crew3 mission on...
Published 10/25/21
This week we are closing out the exciting month of September and sharing more thoughts about the Inspiration4 mission. This first all-civilian mission has had a PROFOUND affect on me. Still processing just how much but it's really got me focusing on my own body & mind and wanting to make progress in a more healthier & fit me. NOT what I was expecting as my takeaway from this mission, but this really broke down my perception of astronauts as being required to be professionals. We are...
Published 09/30/21
This week's episode begins with a recap of the successful Inspiration4 mission that successfully raised over it's $200 million fundraising and returned the crew of four back home to their families.  I am still searching for the right words to describe all that I am processing after this three day mission in space, that went farther than any current mission in orbit with the worlds largest window ever flown. We follow up with the audio from our 40 minute live hangout on our Facebook...
Published 09/21/21
On September 15th, 2021 the first all-civilian crew of Inspiration4 launched aboard a Falcon9 rocket to take a Crew Dragon spacecraft in orbit around the earth for three days at an altitude of roughly 575km (which after Day 1 has already reached as high as 590km!) A truly historic day and a true first that could open the ability for anyone to go to space. The mission is also a fundraiser for St. Jude's Research with the goal of raising $200 million dollars.  This recording was taken from our...
Published 09/17/21
We're back after an episode-light August and ALOT of 3D printing with AG3D to talk about the double-edged sword of work-stacking. A technique I learned from a toolmaker in my days working in injection molding and by researching how a certain South African human is able to do so much with their companies in rockets, electric cars, AI, satellite internet, tunneling, neural interfaces and more... It's a powerful tool but WOW can you overload yourself. So we'll be talking about that a little...
Published 09/07/21
After taking a week off and going North into the woods of Maine, we have returned refreshed and ready to discuss the near future of space! For Week 2 we're discussing humanity's future home on Mars, and we couldn't have asked for a better guest. This week we had the pleasure of speaking with James Burk, the Director of IT and Webmaster of the Mars Society and the lead for MarsVR. James shares his STEM origin story and how his passion for science and space began. We dive into the history of...
Published 08/18/21
Welcome to August of 2021! This month we wanted to discuss our near space future for all of us. While Billionaires and other lucky folks head to the edge of space we have to really focus on where this takes us. If going to space is regular, how do we make that a stable thing? What kind of job opportunities open up for all people? How do we secure our space assets, from top secret satellite technology to the data a crew is using to dock successfully to the space station? This week we welcome...
Published 08/03/21
It has been one space-filled July! Today in Space we share our 5 major takeaways from everything human spaceflight this month...because that's a thing now!? But seriously, there's a lot to unpack here. It's not just logical and technological, but emotional and complicated. So let's talk about it We want to know what this billionaire space race means to you. Email us at [email protected] or on social media @todayinspacepod! To stir up the conversation, we discuss: 1....
Published 07/28/21
Blue Origin is set to launch their New Shepard rocket to the edge of space with four crew members on board! Jeff Bezos and his brother, Legendary Wally Funk, and 18 year old physics student Oliver Daemen get ready to launch to the edge of space and back. I did my best to cover what I know about Blue Origin in one episode while be honest and pointing out where I am biased. Because if you didn’t already know, we’re pretty big SpaceX fans here. But that can’t stop us from talking about what Blue...
Published 07/20/21
On this weeks episode we share the compact and edited version or our Launch Hangout the the Virgin Galactic Fully Crewed SubOrbital flight of Unity22. The successful mission launched Richard Branson and his crew of 6 up to the edge of space and glided safely to the runway at Spaceport America in New Mexico. A powerful human Spaceflight mission that has us thinking the future of open access to space for everyone! We open with some talk about the billionaires space race and share our thoughts...
Published 07/12/21