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Title : Awesome Astronomy May 2022 Space Exploration

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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The Discussion:

  • Getting back in the studio
  • Watch us recording in our behind the scenes 10th Anniversary show
  • Inspiring children to think about careers in science
  • Listener’s emails about swearing in the podcast and .

The News

  • Our favourite Welsh satellite space company, Space Forge
  • Rocket Lab’s attempt to catch a falling rocket booster with a helicopter
  • More JWST updates
  • Jeff Bezos buys every western rocket (that’s not owned by Musk) for the next 5 years
  • UK Space Energy initiative’s concept for a Bond villain style space-based solar power plant

The news discussion: The ongoing saga of Boeing’s Starliner spaceship

Blue Origin have New Glenn and New Shepard rockets, named after American pioneers of spaceflight. Assuming that this isn’t going to just be the men, does this mean that in the future we can expect a rocket called “New Ride”? From our good friend Andy Burns in the UK.

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

Today’s sponsor:  Big thanks to our Patreon supporters this month: Rob Leeson, David Bowes, Ron Diehl, Brett Duane, Benett Bolek, Mary Ann, Frank Frankovic, Michael Freedman, Kim Hay, Steven Emert, Frank Tippin, Rani Bush, Jako Danar, Joseph J. Biernat, Nik Whitehead, Semyon Torfason, Michael W, Cherry Wood, Steve Nerlich, Steven Kluth, James K Wood, Katrina Ince, Phyllis Foster, Don Swartwout, Barbara Geier, Steven Jansen

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