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The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) have agreed to work together to get more people to join the space industry. To find out the how and why, the Space Hour welcomed back Dan Dumbacher, who is the executive director of AIAA.
Zeb Scoville has been a flight director at NASA for nearly a decade and the Space Hour had a chance to ask him about the new class of flight directors.
One of the drawbacks of traveling to deep space that remains relatively unknown is what the effects of no gravity could have on human biology. Especially the central nervous system.
Starting May of this year, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will have a new permanent director.
NASA recently announced its latest selections to receive grants from its Innovative Advanced Concepts program.
It is getting crowded up in space these days, and not just from operational equipment.
This week's Space Hour features a panel that Eric White hosted recently for AFCEA NoVa's Space Force IT Day earlier this month on the topic of the State of the Space Industrial Base.
Virgin Orbit, a sister company of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic recently launched multiple satellites into orbit for three of clients, the most well known one being the Pentagon.
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program is one that helps commercial space companies work with the agency to test out their new technologies, with the hopes of being able to use them for future missions. The program just recently made nine new selections for new tech under NASA's 2021 TechFlights solicitation.
Skull and Bones, Porcellian, Tri Delta. The exclusivity of these clubs have nothing on NASA's Astronaut Corps. With the agency looking to send Earth's best and brightest into space, you can imagine just what it takes to maintain that group.
With the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, the most popular one that NASA is best known for now is it's role in the International Space Station. It has a planned retirement of 2024. To get ready for that day, NASA has committed to replacing the ISS with one or more commercially owned and operated space destinations.
Recently, astronauts on the ISS had to take shelter after a Russian anti-satellite weapon test created a dangerous cloud of space debris. Naturally, the U.S .government is deeply concerned about the risk posed by space debris. This year's NDAA even includes a directive to identify efforts to advance alternatives to Hall thrusters. So what’s wrong with Hall thrusters? Well to find out, I spoke to Dr. Natalya Bailey, founder and chief strategy officer of Accion Systems.
There are some who think NASA needs a plan B. To find out what that could look like, I spoke to Don Nelson, who himself is a retired NASA engineer and currently the coordinator for the Concerned American Aerospace Engineers.
Prior to its Christmas Day launch, I had the chance to speak to Michael McElwain, who is the James Webb Space Telescope observatory scientist.