Episode #6 – STP-2, Artemis Budget, Raptors, Methane, and more

Episode 6 of Mars Talk features Kent Nebergall talking with Christopher Tarantola about the latest Falcon Heavy Launch, NASA’s projected budget for Artemis, Elon talking about the cost of Raptor engines, Methane detection on Mars, and a sneak peak at Kent’s colony submission to the Mars Colony Contest.

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:06 STP-2 Falcon Heavy Launch
00:13:22 NASA’s Artemis Budget Estimate
00:34:55 SpaceX Raptor Costs
00:54:01 Mars Curiosity Smells More Methane
01:01:01 Kent’s Mars Colony Prize Submission
02:09:44 Chapter News
02:14:33 Credits

SpaceX STP-2 Mission Page

Article: SpaceX STP-2 Mission to demonstrate Falcon Heavy capabilities in ‘difficult’ test flight

Article: Payloads on STP-2

Tweet: Falcon Heavy on LC-39-A

Nasa Contractors Support that estimate

Tweet:  Raptor Engine cost

Tweet: Engine Cost Comparison Chart

Tweet: Musk confirms simplified Raptor engine without mechanical throttle

Mars Curiosity rover finds more Methane on Mars

Kent Nebergall’s Eureka Colony Submission for Mars Colony Contest