Space Café Podcast

Space Café Podcast

SpaceWatch.Global’s fortnightly podcast, created and hosted by Markus Mooslechner. Each episode features some of the most compelling and inspiring voices from across the international space sector. We walk the additional mile to bring you names that might even surprise the most seasoned space buffs out there. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

April 25, 2024 54 mins

Introduction: In Episode 105 of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus engages with Marie-Pier Boucher, who provides a fascinating perspective on integrating arts and diverse cultural elements into space exploration.

Guest Background: Marie-Pier Boucher, a visionary from the University of Toronto, expands on her extensive work that spans across art, technology, and space, illustrating how these realms intersect to create more inclusive...

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Join Markus in an engaging episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he converses with Bianca Lins, an Austrian who has intricately woven her life into the fabric of one of the world's smallest yet remarkably influential countries in the space sector, Liechtenstein. Bianca shares her unique perspective on space law, Liechtenstein's history with the Apollo missions, and how even the tiniest nations can have a stellar impact on global...

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Join Markus Mooslechner, our host at Space Cafe Podcast, for an enlightening discussion with Georgi Petrov, a senior associate principal at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and an adjunct professor at NYU and MIT. Georgi is at the forefront of integrating architectural design with structural engineering to create sustainable habitats beyond Earth. From envisioning the sunrise over Mars to the detailed design of a Moon Village, this ...

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In this episode (102), Markus Mooslechner embarks with us on a visionary journey that transcends the conventional boundaries of space exploration. Nahum Romero, a distinguished artist and philosopher, delves into the indispensable role of arts and humanities in crafting a sustainable and inclusive future for humanity among the stars.

Key Topics Covered:

🔹 The Arts and Space Exploration: Nahum's advocacy for integrating arts and huma...

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In this captivating episode, Markus takes us on an exploratory journey to one of Earth's most remote and intriguing places, the Atacama Desert, home to the future of astronomical discovery: The European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Roberto Tamai, the project manager of the ELT, shares the human stories, technical marvels, and ambitious goals behind the world's largest optical and near-infrared t...

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Join Markus for a compelling episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he embarks on a journey through the remarkable adventures of Paul Niel. Niel, an explorer and adventurer, delves into his experiences from unearthing ancient relics to embarking on space analog missions. This episode is a testament to the human spirit of exploration, whether scaling the highest peaks or simulating life on Mars.

3 Memorable Quotes by Paul Niel:

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Join Markus in an out-of-this-world episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he orbits around the captivating subject of procreation in space with Egbert Edelbroek, CEO of SpaceBorn United. Edelbroek shares insights from the frontier of space research, discussing the challenges and innovations in achieving human reproduction beyond Earth. This conversation transcends the realms of science fiction, venturing into the research and te...

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In this enlightening episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus engages in a fascinating conversation with Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. As a renowned astronomer and leading expert in the field of exoplanet research, Kaltenegger offers a compelling perspective on the search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly those that might harbor life. She delves into the cutting-edge ...

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In this engaging episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus converses with Giuseppe Racca, the key figure behind the European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid mission. As a seasoned expert with extensive experience at ESTEC, Racca provides deep insights into the mission's goal to unravel the enigmatic forces of dark matter and dark energy. He discusses the challenges and triumphs of leading a major space exploration project and shares hi...

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Dive into this insightful episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner engages with Aarti Holla-Maini, the dynamic new director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). With a rich background in the satellite communications industry and a passion for space sustainability, Holla-Maini offers a fresh perspective on global space policy and its impact on society. From her personal journey to her bold vision for the...

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Join us in this episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner talks with University Toulouse astrophysicist Naomi Murdoch about the fascinating sonic environment of Mars. As a planetary scientist and space engineer, Murdoch provides an in-depth look at the sounds recorded by the Perseverance rover and what they tell us about the Red Planet. From the first audio recordings on Mars to the insights gained about Martian wind and dust dev...

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Join us in this episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner talks with Andy Rivkin about the thrilling DART mission. As its Lead Investigator, Rivkin offers a rare glimpse into the world of planetary defense, sharing the intricate dance between meticulously executed plans and the unpredictable nature of space exploration. From the collision course with Dimorphos to the anticipation of Hera's future findings, Rivkin’s narrative is a...

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Join us in this inspiring episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner chats with Margherita Cardi, whose role in the HERA mission to build the Milani CubeSat as the Vice President of Programs at Turin-based Tyvak underscores the essence of adaptability in both space missions and daily life. They discuss the value of flexibility amidst meticulous planning, the beauty of life's unpredictability, and the power of music in capturing li...

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In this riveting episode, Dr. Patrick Michel, dives deep into the intricacies of planetary defense, asteroid research missions, the essence of teamwork, and the life lessons he’s garnered over the years.

➡️ The undeniable importance of collaboration in overcoming space-related adversities.

➡️ Lessons from the HERA mission: Turning setbacks into steppingstones.

➡️ Patrick’s insights on success, the winding path of scientific research...

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In this episode, host Markus unravels an enriching conversation with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton a scientist and indigenous advocate, whose life's work interweaves her science, cultural roots and a strong passion for astronomy. The dialogue unfolds Laurie's unique perspective on education, tradition, and our relationship with the cosmos.

 

Key Topics Covered:

🌌 Space Science and Indigenous Knowledge: Delving into Laurie's journey of ...

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In this episode, host Markus discusses space archaeology and space debris with multi award winning author and researcher Dr. Alice Gorman, a leader in space archaeology. Dr. Gorman’s impactful research has earned features in notable publications, and she is a respected faculty member of the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program. Her acclaimed book "Dr. Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Fut...

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In this episode, Markus invites Alexander Layendecker, an expert in sexuality in space, and Egbert Edelbroek of Spaceborn United. Together, they navigate the sensitive and rarely discussed topics of sexuality and ethics in space, shedding light on what it means to be human in the cosmos.


Host: Markus Mooslechner

Producer: Torsten Kriening

 

Who we are?

 

SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those intereste...

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In this compelling episode, host Markus delves deep with Alex Fielding, the co-founder of Privateer Space and tech industry veteran, exploring not just the future of space technology but its profound implications for social evolution, climate change, and the very fabric of our human experience. Set against the harrowing backdrop of the Hawaii wildfires, this conversation serves as a poignant and urgent reminder of the interconnecte...

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Dr. Laura Nuttall is a renowned physicist who has dedicated much of her academic and professional life to the study of gravitational waves. As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, her contributions have been pivotal in shaping our understanding of these cosmic phenomena.

 

In this episode, host Markus sits down with Dr. Nuttall to delve into the intricacies of gravitational waves, the universe, and the groundbreaking t...

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In this riveting episode, Markus welcomes Guillermo Soehnlein, the audacious visionary who, beyond his original co-founding role at the tragically ill-fated Ocean Gate company responsible for the Titan submersible, now sets his eyes on Venus. They delve deep into the audacious dreams and groundbreaking innovations that are navigating the unforgiving frontiers of space and ocean exploration, paving the way for a new era of discovery...

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