The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
December 27th 1571 – November 15th 1630
The German astronomer and mathematician (and astrologer) a key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution, A colleague of both Tycho Brahe and Galileo.
Famous for the Laws of planetary motion, and providing some of the foundations for Newton's theory of universal gravitation.
2018 Round up with Off Nominal Podcast
Jake and Anthony Join us for a quick rundown of the year.
Anthony can be found at https://mainenginecutoff.com/
Jake can be found at https://www.wemartians.com/
They both can be found at http://offnominal.space/
Anthony Pick - Air force contracts to the Rocket Builders
Jake - The shift in power from Russia to China
Jamie - Virgin Galactic
Matt - Bebi Colombo
Picks for 2019
Anthony - Green Run Test of SLS
After the engines are installed and the core stage is fully assembled, NASA’s Pegasus barge will transport the entire core stage to Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, for green run testing. Then, Pegasus will take the core stage to Kennedy Space Center in Florida where it will be prepared for launch
Jake - Opportunity survival or not?
After a review of the progress of the listening campaign, NASA will continue its current strategy for attempting to make contact with the Opportunity rover for the foreseeable future. Winds could increase in the next few months at Opportunity's location on Mars, resulting in dust being blown off the rover's solar panels. The agency will reassess the situation in the January 2019 time frame.
Jamie - Ultima thule
Matt - Beresheet on the Moon
Thank you to everyone who helped us this year for making the podcast a huge success. The Patreons have been amazing and made this all possible.
A special thanks to all our guests.
And a huge thanks to Gill and Colin at the BIS and Julio Aprea at ESA for all your support.
And a huge thanks to David Baker!!!
See you in 2019!!! Bigger and Better.