The Mission Readiness Review Episode 13: Momo is NOT a Studio Ghibli Character!

On today’s show: A commercial Japanese rocket fails Rocket Lab still hasn’t launched its commercial Electron rocket And, RemoveDebris–orbital debris hunter You can find the latest podcast in the link below: https://tmrr.podbean.com/e/episode-13-momo-is-not-a-studio-ghibli-character/ Intro background music POD Dreams by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/56307 Ft: Debbizo, […]

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Astronaut Pay

Sure, some of us say we’d work in space for free.  We’re pretty nerdy that way.  I’m pretty sure, then, for these astronauts, that getting paid to do something they love, is icing on the cake.  I’m assuming astronauts love their job.  There’s a lot of work and commitment involved to become an astronaut, though, so […]

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What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

Enough about the Missileer cheaters!  It’s just sad to see the organizations I once worked for go downhill so badly.  On to the story… There’s always someone out there who has a great-sounding idea for how to take care of the “debris-in-space” problem.  Japan is no exception.  This Geek.com article talks about Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s […]

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Anime, weddings, JAXA, NASA, and weather satellites

I just saw a video (below) on one of my favorite sites, Rocketnews24.  The site has a great posting regarding this anime video JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) apparently put together narrating the launch of one of their weather satellite missions, GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement).  Sounds boring, […]

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