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Main Engine Cut Off

By Anthony Colangelo

A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.

  1. 1.
    T+79: Orbital ATK’s OmegA, NASA’s Bridenstine21 April 2018
    24:44
  2. 2.
    T+78: No Cost-Plus, But No Vision, Either9 April 2018
    19:32
  3. 3.
    T+77: Blue Origin Reconfigures New Glenn4 April 2018
    28:39
  4. 4.
    T+76: Caleb Henry27 March 2018
    32:40
  5. 5.
    T+75: March Roundup23 March 2018
    28:48
  6. 6.
    T+74: Stagnation and Opportunity9 March 2018
    27:34
  7. 7.
    T+73: Commercial Crew Contingency Plans, and the End of ISS23 February 2018
    22:28
  8. 8.
    T+72: SpaceX’s Motivation for Falcon Heavy13 February 2018
    34:17
  1. 9.
    T+71: Commercial Crew, Congress, and the GAO30 January 2018
    23:14
  2. 10.
    T+70: Polar Launches from Cape Canaveral17 January 2018
    23:52
  3. 11.
    T+69: Robin Seemangal27 December 2017
    1:04:10
  4. 12.
    T+68: Mike Lewis, CTO of NanoRacks20 December 2017
    48:44
  5. 13.
    T+67: Special Preview of MECO Headlines, December 1–8, 20178 December 2017
    21:22
  6. 14.
    T+66: A Visit to NanoRacks, and Virgin Orbit Books a Department of Defense Launch27 November 2017
    26:48
  7. 15.
    T+65: The New GEO Model, Orbital ATK’s Composite Case, Good and Bad SpaceX News11 November 2017
    25:43
  8. 16.
    T+64: BE-4 Fires Up, and Some Thoughts on the Future of Commercial and Military Launch28 October 2017
    24:19
  9. 17.
    T+63: Centaur V, BFR Updates18 October 2017
    26:13
  10. 18.
    T+62: Chris Gebhardt on SpaceX’s BFR 2017 Update5 October 2017
    1:08:31
  11. 19.
    T+61: Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin Unveils New Satellite Family25 September 2017
    22:11
  12. 20.
    T+60: New Glenn’s Fairing, OneWeb’s Factory16 September 2017
    23:31
  13. 21.
    T+59: Jake Robins7 September 2017
    49:37
  14. 22.
    T+58: Totality25 August 2017
    17:47
  15. 23.
    T+57: Caleb Henry16 August 2017
    33:11
  16. 24.
    T+56: Small Launchers and Advanced Propulsion11 August 2017
    33:50
  17. 25.
    T+55: ISS and Beyond4 August 2017
    28:14
  18. 26.
    T+54: Eric Berger27 July 2017
    32:59
  19. 27.
    T+53: Loren Grush22 July 2017
    37:48
  20. 28.
    T+52: XCOR Winds Down, ULA Wins STP-313 July 2017
    25:08
  21. 29.
    T+51: The SpaceX Steamroller, Blue Origin Chooses Alabama29 June 2017
    26:19
  22. 30.
    T+50: Boeing Gets XS-1, SpaceX Gets X-37B15 June 2017
    27:57
  23. 31.
    T+49: Dr. Thomas Lang5 June 2017
    1:20:51
  24. 32.
    T+48: Rand Simberg27 May 2017
    58:26
  25. 33.
    T+47: Uncrewed EM-1 Delayed to 201916 May 2017
    32:07
  26. 34.
    T+46: Eric Berger2 May 2017
    30:45
  27. 35.
    T+45: 2018 Air Force Launch Vehicle Contracts, and the Dim Future of Antares20 April 2017
    36:33
  28. 36.
    T+44: SpaceX and the Age of Reusability1 April 2017
    32:17
  29. 37.
    T+43: March Lightning Round25 March 2017
    27:01
  30. 38.
    T+42: Blue Origin Introduces New Glenn9 March 2017
    28:00
  31. 39.
    T+41: EM-1 Follow-up, Dragon 2-Falcon Heavy to the Moon2 March 2017
    40:52
  32. 40.
    T+40: The Potentially Infamous EM-1 Memo18 February 2017
    26:27
  33. 41.
    T+39: Opportunities for Private Companies within Government Programs9 February 2017
    18:07
  34. 42.
    T+38: 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act Speculation2 February 2017
    28:13
  35. 43.
    T+37: Government Subsidies, Private Capability, and the 2010 National Space Policy27 January 2017
    20:06
  36. 44.
    T+36: Falcon 9 Flies with New Fueling Procedures, and the NASA-Boeing-Soyuz Saga19 January 2017
    30:05
  37. 45.
    T+35: NASA Policy Grab Bag12 January 2017
    21:20
  38. 46.
    T+34: SpaceX’s COPV Investigation and Return to Flight5 January 2017
    22:42
  39. 47.
    T+33: SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Delay, Fueling Process Approved, and the Inmarsat-Falcon Heavy Situation15 December 2016
    17:12
  40. 48.
    T+32: Soyuz-U Failure and Satellite Servicing8 December 2016
    23:32
  41. 49.
    T+31: ULA’s RocketBuilder1 December 2016
    20:10
  42. 50.
    T+30: SpaceX Nearing Falcon 9 Return-to-Flight23 November 2016
    33:03
  43. 51.
    T+29: Commercializing the NASA Exploration Roadmap16 November 2016
    32:43
  44. 52.
    T+28: The Future of NASA and the Moon2 November 2016
    28:43
  45. 53.
    T+27: Financial vs. Political Capital and Mission Sustainability26 October 2016
    30:27
  46. 54.
    T+26: OA-5, Antares, and Orbital ATK’s Road Ahead19 October 2016
    37:23
  47. 55.
    T+25: Falcon 9 Updates and the 10% Discount12 October 2016
    30:10
  48. 56.
    T+24: ULA’s RapidLaunch and Commercial Market Competitiveness5 October 2016
    22:59
  49. 57.
    T+23: SpaceX Mars Architecture Initial Reactions28 September 2016
    57:35
  50. 58.
    T+22: SpaceX Mars Architecture Announcement Preamble21 September 2016
    41:01
  51. 59.
    T+21: Blue Origin Previews New Glenn14 September 2016
    32:48
  52. 60.
    T+20: Mike Johnson, Chief Designer at NanoRacks on NanoRacks’ History, NextSTEP, and Wet Workshops7 September 2016
    51:54
  53. 61.
    T+19: SpaceX’s Manifest, Flight-Proven Hardware, Blue Origin Updates, and Antares’ Engines31 August 2016
    30:18
  54. 62.
    T+18: Robert Zubrin on Mars Exploration and Colonization Internationally, within NASA, and at SpaceX24 August 2016
    34:37
  55. 63.
    T+17: NextSTEP Habitat Prototypes, and the Zombie Centaur17 August 2016
    29:22
  56. 64.
    T+16: Moon Express Licensing, and NASA’s Disdain for Artificial Gravity10 August 2016
    27:26
  57. 65.
    T+15: More SLS Roadmap Details, and Landed Falcon 9 Static Fires3 August 2016
    17:58
  58. 66.
    T+14: The Post-EM-1 Roadmap for SLS, and Potential Uses for SpaceX’s BFR27 July 2016
    26:20
  59. 67.
    T+13: SpaceX’s CRS-9 Success, Senate Hearing Recap, and US-Russian Plans for the Moon20 July 2016
    25:03
  60. 68.
    T+12: The Competition of Reusability Between Falcon 9, Vulcan, and Ariane 613 July 2016
    23:04
  61. 69.
    T+11: SpaceX’s LZ-1 Expansion, Dream Chaser’s UN Ambitions, China and ESA’s Growing Relationship6 July 2016
    25:06
  62. 70.
    T+10: Logan Kamperschroer on the Current State and Near Future of Storable Propellants29 June 2016
    27:43
  63. 71.
    T+9: ExoMars 2016 and 2020, Chinese Partnerships and Policy22 June 2016
    17:55
  64. 72.
    T+8: Masten’s Xodiac and XaeroB, Blue Origin’s Next Flight of New Shepard15 June 2016
    13:00
  65. 73.
    T+7: Bezos and Musk at Code Conference, and a Hard Look at Vulcan’s Economics8 June 2016
    25:12
  66. 74.
    T+6: Orbital ATK’s Next-Gen Vehicle, Falcon 9 Proving Its Reusability, and ULA’s Tough Future 1 June 2016
    15:40
  67. 75.
    T+5: Space Stations Around the Moon and Mars, ExoMars 2016, and China’s Momentum in Space25 May 2016
    16:57
  68. 76.
    T+4: Boeing’s CST-100, SpaceX’s Dragon 2, and a Scorched Falcon 918 May 2016
    13:52
  69. 77.
    T+3: Falcon 9 GTO Mission Drone Ship Landing, Orbital ATK’s Current and Future Launch Vehicles11 May 2016
    11:56
  70. 78.
    T+2: SpaceX’s Red Dragon, Falcon Performance, and the Political Fallout of OA-64 May 2016
    14:21
  71. 79.
    T+1: The Near Future of NASA’s Orion and SLS Programs27 April 2016
    11:53
  72. 80.
    T-0: The Near Future of US-Based Competitors20 April 2016
    18:08

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