Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, or SAST, is one of two main launch vehicle manufacturers under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the main contractor for the Chinese space program, which last year generated revenues of $37.3 billion.
In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Farah Alibay, an early career engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on NASA's first-ever interplanetary cubesat — a space-worthy communications relay about the size of a jumbo cereal box.
In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to YouTube celebrity and fallen astronomer Scott Manley, a space-savvy caster who can teach you to play the notoriously difficult spaceflight simulator, Kerbal Space Program.
In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Alessondra" Sondy" Springmann: A journeywoman planetary scientist who stumbled into astronomy in college and followed a winding road that has led her to NASA's Osiris-Rex asteroid sample-return mission.
In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone catches up with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern days ahead of the historic Pluto flyby. The former NASA science boss explains what it's like to fill in one of the last blank spaces on the map: the never-before-seen-up-close planet/dwarf planet/ice dwarf at the edge of the mysterious and enormous Kuiper belt.
The inaugural episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast features Mike Gold of Bigelow Aerospace and baseball games on an active Russian nuclear missile base.