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#156: You're Stealing My Rocks

August 10th, 2021 · 64 minutes

Jason and Stephen are back, catching up on the news. Topics include SLS flight computers, Starliner's continued struggles, the recent incident at the ISS and a lot more.

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Links and Show Notes

NASA’s New Telescope Will Show Us the Infancy of the Universe | The New Yorker
Jaw-dropping remastered NASA photos celebrate Apollo 15's 50th anniversary - CBS News
Apollo Remastered - The ultimate photographic record of humankind's greatest adventure
SpaceX surges Starship work despite FAA environmental review uncertainty - SpaceNews
With a single photo, SpaceX sent a not-so-subtle message to FAA regulators | Ars Technica
Blue Origin | HLS National Team
Bezos' Blue Origin Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract - The New York Times
Jeff Bezos asks NASA for moon lander contract, offers to cover billions in costs | Space
NASA's Perseverance Team Assessing First Mars Sampling Attempt – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program
Space Station Incident Demands Independent Investigation - IEEE Spectrum
Blue Origin successfully completes its first human launch | Ars Technica
Now someone wants to slap a SPACE Tax on Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, et al | TheHill
NASA EGS, Jacobs power up Artemis 1 vehicle to begin system checkouts in the VAB -
NASA Moon Rocket Flight Software Readied for Artemis I Launch | NASA
First CubeSats Aboard for Artemis I Mission – NASA Blogs
Stephen's photo of Orion's stage adapter
Boeing Starliner launch problems more widespread than previously reported - The Washington Post
Starliner delayed again, and its launch window may close soon | Ars Technica
NASA, Boeing Continue to Work Toward Understanding Starliner Service Module Valve Performance Issue – Commercial Crew Program
Test Launch of Boeing's Starliner Delayed Due to Stuck Valves - Gizmodo
NASA’s new space suits are delayed, making a 2024 Moon landing ‘not feasible’ - The Verge