We were not in the Spacevidcast studios for this one, but I kept getting questions about the APU and why we scrubbed. Thought it wise to create a quick little SpacePod to explain why the final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour was delayed to No Earlier Than Monday, May 2nd, 2011.
While rollover actually happened on September 9th, I thought it may be fitting to post our rollover/tribute video to Discovery. Unlike the first last mission for Atlantis (as opposed to the last, last mission), there is no hope for an additional flight of Discovery. This is really, really the last time Discovery will roll from the orbital processing facility to the VAB. You’re watching the beginning of the end here.
Our partner SpaceVidCast is covering the SpaceUp Unconference that is going on right now, August 27-28 in Washington DC. There are lots of different sessions on all sorts of topics on space exploration, and with SpaceVidCast, you can attend in your pajamas if you so desire. Click here to enter, and see what session you’d like to watch.
Home made rockets launched from home made submarines next to dragon wings floating in the ocean on your SpacePod for August 24th, 2010
Before we begin I just wanted to give a shout out to our new viewers on both Space.com and Universe Today. Hopefully you like what you’ll see and you’ll stick around for a while, check out some of our other videos and join us for our live weekly show all about space. For today though, lets start over the Pacific Ocean where SpaceX tested the Dragon’s parachute deployment system on August 12th, 2010. Continue reading “Dragon Drop Tests and Heat1X-Tycho Brahe Set to Launch – SpacePod 2010.08.24”
You may have noticed a couple of recent posts that included videos from the great folks at Spacevidcast. Universe Today is proud to announce that Spacevidcast will now be a regular feature here on UT, so we hope you’ll enjoy all the additional content and videos you’ll see from Spacevidcast — which has the stated (and honorable!) goals of educating “the planet on the values of space flight” and to “open up the cosmos and truly make space commonplace for everyone on the planet.”
In addition to the features you’ll see on Universe Today, Spacevidcast also does daily on-demand episodes, weekly live shows and live HD coverage of major space events. So check out Spacevidcast’s site for more information. And give Benjamin and Cariann Higginbotham and their team a warm, Universe Today welcome!
SpaceX founder, CEO and CTO Elon Musk sat down with the Spacevidcast team for about 20 minutes to talk about space and SpaceX. This is the 10 minute SpacePod edition which has a little under 1/2 the interview available. We chat about the Falcon X, the future of space and why he built SpaceX.