Space Café Podcast

Space Café Podcast

SpaceWatch.Globals fortnightly podcast, created and hosted by Markus Mooslechner. Each episode includes a review of the most important topics and relevant content from the global space industry as well as guest appearances and deep commentaries from different experts across the space sector.SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments worldwide.The team behind SpaceWatch.Global comprises a dynamic mix of space geeks, tech junkies, space policy experts, regional specialists and passionate writers. We fully believe that space should be used for mankind; that it enables knowledge and enriches societies. SpaceWatch.Global is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek truth and report it.

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April 30, 2021 48 min

Torsten Kriening is your point of contact when you need information about whoever you want in the space industry. Seriously, Torsten is the best-connected and most go-getting person on the international space scene. This fact almost put one of the most spectacular projects on the Moon a few years ago. Today, he is the CEO of SpaceWatch.Global, probably the fastest growing media portal on space issues at the moment. In this Episode,...

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Alice Gorman has brought together astrophysics and archaeology to create the fascinating field of space archaeology. She talks about what exactly it is and why it could be crucial to the future of space travel in this fascinating episode of the Space Cafe Podcast.



Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/

Guest: Alice Gorman

Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-krien...

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Lin Kayser is a German entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize the way we make products with his company Hyperganic. 3D printing has advanced to the point where it can really take us where we've long been in science fiction. And, he wouldn't be with us here at Space Cafe if he didn't want to rethink space travel as well. PS: The good man may have the right DNA for such great thoughts. Crazy and world-changing thoughts r...

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Pascale Ehrenfreund is an astrophysicist specialising in astrobiology.She is a highly-decorated and deserved expert in the field and there is no getting around her when it comes to the question of whether there is life in space (apart from Earth).Pascale has worked for NASA and JPL, was Director of the German Aerospace Center and is now the President of the International Astronautical Federation.

 

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In 2017, a strange object appeared in our solar system only to disappear again. The global research community agrees that it happened, but what it was is part of a sometimes heated debate. One who particularly fanned the heat was an astronomer at the prestigious Harvard University. He claims that there is much to suggest that the object is something of non-human origin. The shockwaves this sent through the world of science are stil...

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Niamh Shaw, an Irish-born performer, writer and communicator, wants to go into space. At the same time, however, she describes herself as probably the most unlikely person to succeed in such a feat. She is afraid and may not have the physical fitness. Nevertheless, Niamh holds on to her dream. Because she has a mission. And this should one day make the impossible possible. 

 

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Alexander Soucek is a space lawyer at ESA and must ensure that the increasing human presence in space remains under control. Not only in terms of traffic, but also ownership and rules of conduct. One specific issue currently being negotiated is the inevitable demise of the International Space Station (ISS) and how and, more importantly, where it will crash to Earth.

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■     How can space law keep...

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Una McCormack is a science fiction writer who has become particularly well known for her work on Star Trek and Dr.Who. In our conversation for Space Cafe Podcast Una repeatedly encouraged the space industry to be a little more imaginative and refrain from repeating the mistakes from the past.

 

Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/

Guest: Una McCormack: Una McCormack

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Dana Reizniece-Ozola is a unique personality. Not only did she hold the post of Latvian Minister of Economy and Finance, she also helped launch the first Latvian satellite into orbit, thus elevating her native country to the rank of a space nation. By the way, she also holds the rank of a chess grandmaster. More than one reason for the Space Cafe Podcast to take a closer look at her story.


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Kellie Gerardi has embarked on an unusual career path that has taken her from the film to the heart of the space industry. Kellie is friends with the most outstanding personalities in the industry and has a clear goal: to go into space as soon as possible. Her bags are packed, and her family is forewarned. Kellie knows very wel what she's getting herself into: An analogous Mars mission to Earth has shown her very clearly what i...

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It is not easy to summarize Pamela Melroy in a few lines. No matter what she gets in touch with, she is most likely one of the best at it. One of the highlights was certainly one of the most daring outdoor missions that any human being has ever done on the International Space Station ISS. Now she looks back on one of the most exciting careers ever and has exciting messages for the future of space travel.

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As the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Simonetta Di Pippo carries probably the coolest business card title ever. Simonetta has some pretty interesting insights, when it comes to the future of space - especially on earth. By the way: she also has something to say about Netflix' Salvation series where the world fights a catastrophic asteroid impact.

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Admittedly, Elons rocket launches and landings are fascinating. They have a magical attraction. The same applies, of course, to future missions like Artemis. Seeing people on the moon again has its charm. But, do we really have to do all this? What's the point in going to space? To ask such unpleasant questions is the job of the passionate space nerd and space philosopher James Schwartz. He puts his finger on those spots that o...

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Nicole Büttner, CEO of Merantix, a venture studio for artificial intelligence, brings AI experts and traditional industries together in a room and makes some magic happen. This "two-body method" regularly generates completely new business ventures. Space Cafe Podcast has talked about it in detail with Nicole and even put an AI in front of the microphone.

 

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Chris Lee has just retired from his position as Chief Scientist of the UK Space Agency and, after 40 years in the space industry, can now finally retire to do what he enjoys most: space travel. Chris has had a career in some of the most dramatic and legendary missions in space travel. Hubble, Beagle2, Exomars to name a few. Now that he has retired, he can talk freely about his 40 years of passion. Also about why he thinks ESA could...

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Sara Langston teaches at the time-honored Embry Riddle flight school and knows what astronauts had to endure before they were allowed into orbit. But many things change. Not only the attitude of the students when it comes to challenging subjects. The whole industry is breaking new ground. In this episode Sara succeeds in a tour de force through a number of fascinating topics: Is it allowed to buy land on the moon, is ethics an obst...

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NASA astronaut Nicole Stott spent 104 days in space and remembers her two space flights aboard the legendary space shuttle that changed her life. Nicole didn't make the jump into the coveted cockpit right away, but she can still call herself part of the generation of pioneers who laid the foundation for the current rediscovery of space. For Nicole, the new generation of astronauts is the one who increasingly sees space as their...

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Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, and he doesn't mince words when it comes to developing the near-Earth environment and addressing space junk. If we are really serious about the discovery of space, then we need to take our efforts up a notch. From a technical perspective, a Mars mission should be no obstacle and could start tomorrow, but the problem is us. Compared ...

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Michelle Hanlon was a successful public international law lawyer for decades, until she found out that no one could be held accountable for destroying the legendary footprints on the moon. She decided to do something about it, and the current international race to the moon makes her work a race against time. Michelle is the co-founder of For All Moonkind, a non-governmental organization that puts historic objects on the Moon in the...

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Nahum Romero is an artist with a rather unique focus: space art. Currently, one of his pieces is circling the earth at 27.000 km/h. Nahum has some very profound insights about the current space race and criticizes the lack of groundbreaking vision even among the most outstanding space-startups and nations. But Nahum is not sparing with solutions and demonstrates how space-art can open new ways of thought.

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