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Episode #3 – Artemis, Blue Moon, Planet Definition, & more

All links and attributions @ – Ep3 –
00:02:50 Artemis Program and NASA’s budget request
00:10:54 Blue Origin’s press event
00:27:32 Alan Stern vs. Ron Ekers on definition of planet
00:42:41 NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Competition
01:00:02 Honorable Mention News / Lightning Round
01:27:45 NASA’s plan to get to the Moon (pre-Artemis)
01:51:00 Chapter News
01:53:50 Mars Society Seattle Chapter Highlight
02:03:13 Marspedia Project Highlight
02:15:52 Closing / Credits

Recorded Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Hosted by Christopher Tarantola, joined by James Burk & Lucinda Offer

Video: Jim Bridenstine Town Hall regarding 2020 budget amendment

Video: Blue Origin press event

Tweet: SpaceX spaceship on moon craning Blue Moon

Tweet: Blue Moon Brewing Co. Moon Lander Keg

Video: PSW Science Planet Definition Debate

Video: AI SpaceFactory MARSHA 3D printed winning NASA contest submission

Website: Hassel studio <– Architecture firm working on lunar base

Video: Avengers Endgame trailer

Photo: Peter Mayhew

Photo: SpaceX Anomaly red cloud

Video: SpaceX Launch CRS-17

Photo: Starlink satellites in half fairing

Photo: ULA GOES-S launch

Link: Shaposhnikov et. al. Mars Water Loss paper

Photos: Habitability of Titan article by Keith Cooper

Tweet: T.S. Kelso on India’s ASAT tracked debris 45 days later

Video: Boeing Starliner Parachute test

Photo: The Sun’s Closest Neighbors (from Wikipedia)

Video: Rocket Lab Electron launch STP-27RD

Photo: JAXA moon base CG image

Video: Japanese MOMO-3 sounding rocket

Tweet: JAXA signs letter of intent with NASA on Gateway

Article: Moar planetary defence Jeff Foust Space News article

Article: BBC CO2 ISS instrument article

The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens up a Future of Limitless Possibility

Video: NASA promo video

Infographic: SLS Configurations

Diagram: SLS Rocket components

Photo: Guys standing around an RS-25 Engine

Video: EM-1 Mission Profile

Infographic: Gateway Configuration

Photo: Sally Ride on STS-7 in 1983

Photo: Mars Society Seattle chapter organizers

Site: Marspedia

Episode #2 – Dragon Anomaly, Space Race?, and Australia

The second episode of Mars Talk features Dr. Jonathan Clarke who is a professional astrobiologist and the President of Mars Society Australia.  Christopher, James, and Dr. Clarke discuss the week’s space news, recent space agency & chapter activities in Australia, and a debate of the 2020s Space Race documented in James’ recent LinkedIn article.  For more information on Mars Talk and to reach us on social media, visit

Links to Media mentioned on this Podcast:

“First Likely Marsquake Heard by NASA’s InSight”

Viking Lander Model

InSight Seismometer 3D Section

Venera Lander

InSight Lander Render

InSight HP3+Heat Flow Probe Render

Insight Solar Panel Dust

Mars Mission Power Comparison

Australian Space Agency Website Screenshot

Simon Birmingham 68 IAC Speech Screenshot

Megan Clark Interview with IAC TV

Real vs. Acceptable Reasons

SpaceX Damaged Booster

SpaceX ISS Docked

SpaceX Anomaly Tweet

SpaceX Anomaly Radar

Planetary Protection Article

Thomas Zurbuchen

Curiosity Rover

Mars 2020 Rover

Kelly Twins

Telomere Explanation Video

Radiation Information

Old School IMDB

Toyota / Bridgestone / JAXA Moon Rover


NASA Tess video 2

Orbital Billboard Demo Video

Pepsi Drops Plans Article

NASA 2024 Houston Chronicle Article

13 Days IMDB

Interstellar Cornell Paper

Purdue WLFI Article

Cindy Nafus Woman of Leadership Article

DART Mission video

Beresheet final photo

SpaceIL Beresheet 2 Annoucement

Near Earth Asteroid Video

CRS 17 Blog Post

NASA Core Stage Tooling Article

Link Space Video

Intelsat-29e declared total loss

Native American $1 Coin

Antares Cygnus Launch Video


Anti-dust photo

China Mars Analog

The Space Race of the 2020s (James Burk’s recent LinkedIn article)

NASA’s plans infeasible for 2033

Dr. Zubrin Op-Ed

22nd Annual Convention

Mars Society Italy Tour

Amy Ross Purdue Video

SIRIUS-19 Interview between Anastasiya Stepanova and Ali Zareiee (360 Video)

Episode #1 – Return to the Moon, SpaceX Dragon, and The Mars Society

Billed as “A community discussion about humanity’s future in space”, the biweekly Mars Talk podcast features Mars Society chapter leaders and other guests to discuss the Society’s activities and those of individual chapters. The podcast will also provide commentary on recent space news, such as commercial space activities and those of the worldwide space agencies.

The first episode of Mars Talk was recorded on Friday, April 12th and is hosted by Christopher Tarantola from the Mars Society’s Chapter & Outreach team. Christopher is joined by two co-hosts: James Burk, the Society’s IT Director and organizer of the Seattle chapter, and Lucinda Offer, the Society’s Executive Director and organizer of the UK chapter. Christopher, James, and Lucinda provide commentary on the recent NASA return to the moon announcements, SpaceX & Boeing’s commercial crew activity, the recent Falcon Heavy launch of ArabSat-6A, Israel’s SpaceIL mission to land on the Moon, India’s anti-satellite test and its aftermath, and several other current space-related news items. In addition, Lucinda provides an introduction to the Mars Society and the recent projects and activities done by our worldwide network of chapters.

For More Information:
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Discord Server:
Mars Society UK:
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Links to topics mentioned on this episode:
5th Annual Space Council Meeting:
Bridenstein Town Hall:
Sirangelo selected to help lead NASA Moon to Mars program article:
Dream Chaser Photo:
EM1 Mission Video:
Crew Demo 1 Launch:
Crew Demo 1 Docking:
Starship / BFR:
Chang’e 4 Landing:
USC Mars Water:
Peanuts Online YT:
CSPAN Apollo 11 20th Anniversary:
Bridenstein Congressional Budget Testimony:
Foriegn Policy Article:
Chinese Moon Landing:
Analytical Graphics, Inc India Simulation:
Analytical Graphics, Inc India Report: