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Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.

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    13 - Bad Looking Unmixed Nuts

    Elizabeth Howell joins Jake and Anthony to talk about her trip to Baikonur, the recent Soyuz situations, the politics of the ISS, and Canadian space.

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    12 - Gary from Lockheed

    Loren Grush joins Jake and Anthony to talk about whatever the hell SpaceX is going to announce, Opportunity’s troubles, the masterpiece that is Space Craft, and why you never start in Mexico.

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    11 - That’s a Peach

    Eric Berger joins Jake and Anthony to talk about his recent trip to Kourou, the European launch sector, Commercial Crew announcements, and the social eating segment of JAXA launch streams.

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    10 - A Cafe in Milan

    Shannon Stirone joins Jake and Anthony for a deep dive into the history, present, and future of the Deep Space Network.

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    09 - Randomly Throwing Money Out Into the Cosmos

    Jason Davis joins Jake and Anthony to discuss when and why—but not how—humanity will go to the Moon and Mars. Okay, maybe a little how. And also some space policy talk.

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    08 - God Save The Queen

    While Anthony is away in Europe, Jake is joined by fellow space podcasters Matt and Jamie from the Interplanetary Podcast to discuss Jake's trip to California to see InSight and what's going on in the UK Space Industry.

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    07 - FLying Around Mars Imaging aNd Geography Observatory

    Tanya Harrison joins Jake and Anthony to discuss the James Webb Space Telescope delays, planetary missions and their ability to stay under budget and on time, and the benefits and drawbacks of decadal surveys.

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    06 - I’ve Got Like 35 Loons

    Brendan Bryne joins Jake and Anthony to discuss the National Space Council, the 2019 NASA Budget Request, and the wonders of Jai Alai.

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    05 - The Volume of Anti-Starmanism

    Jake and Anthony discuss the few days they spent together in Florida last week to see Falcon Heavy launch, tell a few stories, and work through their feelings on Starman.

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    04 - In The Year of Our Lord Steve Squyres

    Jake and Anthony drink a beer that has been to space, discuss the recently-announced New Frontiers finalists, and propose their own flagship-class missions. Huge thanks to Ninkasi Brewing Company for powering this episode!

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    03b - From Tahiti to Hawai'i (post-Episode 3 Bonus Content)

    Note: Please listen to Episode 3 before listening to this podcast!

    A companion podcast to follow Episode 3. Jake tells the story of Polynesian Celestial Navigation. Originally produced for a class in sound design but published here for your enjoyment.

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    02 - Interstellar Rock (and Roll)

    Anthony and Jake dive into Gravitational Wave astronomy, salute a passing interstellar traveler, and pour one out for a lost rock legend.

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    01 - You can’t go to space in pajamas

    Anthony and Jake unpack the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting, SpaceX’s BFR update from IAC, and the future of Falcon Heavy.

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