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#236 - Nexus Aurora

This week Rob joins Matt for an in-depth conversation with the team behind this years winning entrance to the Mars Society, Nexus Aurora. We chat about the Nexus Aurora organisation and a few of their projects including their Orbital Can project which they are presenting to the IAC in Dubai.

“There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.”
Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Nexus Aurora - JOIN HERE

Nexus Aurora are a global citizens science community, contributing to permanent human space settlement who recently won the Mars City State Design Competition hosted by The Mars Society: &

There are three levels of engagement in Nexus Aurora:

We are joined not the podcast by the Core admin team:

Koen Kegel - Chair, responsible for Projects and Competitions

Sean Wessels - Secretary, responsible for Marketing & Communications

Cameron Rough - CFO, responsible for Server & Community Management

Here is a shareable link to our Discord server, so you can invite your friends: :link:

If you wish to support their mission, check


10 May 1946

The first scientific exploration from space (71 miles high) was the cosmic radiation experiment launched by the U.S. captured and improved V-2 rocket, the first successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground. The captured Von Braun and team had only arrived at white sands about 6 months before. This was the third attempt.

This happened on Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 46th birthday.


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