New spacecraft is being tested, and we had a weird visitor from outside the solar system. That, plus the first crewed Gemini missions (complete with secret beef sandwiches) this fortnight.
SpaceX is returning to Launch Complex 40 and the GRACE mission is coming to an end while Dawn has a new lease on life. Then, discussion of the Gemini capsule and the two uncrewed launches of the program.
Blue Origin is firing up its new rocket engine as Bigelow is talking about inflatable lunar stations. Then, the recent LIGO announcement and some background on Project Gemini.
LIGO is busy with gravitational waves, Elon Musk is busy talking about SpaceX's future and Mike Pence has his eye on the moon.
This fortnight: damage to the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a Mars sample return proposal and the final two Mercury flights.
Stephen and Jason are back to discuss the end of Cassini and Jim Bridenstine, who appears to be Trump's pick for NASA Administrator. After that, they journey into orbit with John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.
Stephen and Jason both witnessed the 2017 total solar eclipse. They recorded throughout the event and sat down to compare notes the next day.
This fortnight, 2014 MU69 comes into focus, SLS has a new paint job and Stephen and Jason talk about the two rockets used in Project Mercury and the first two crewed American spaceflights.
After going over some last-minute eclipse planning notes, Stephen and Jason start a new series looking at NASA's pre-shuttle crewed missions, starting with testing for Project Mercury and America's first astronauts.
Jason and Stephen are joined by Dr. Katie Mack, a theoretical astrophysicist working at the University of Melbourne on dark matter and the potential it has to change our understanding of the universe, physics and more.