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:
The Mars Society – http://www.marssociety.org
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/R44NxMa
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/mars-talk/
Mars Society UK: https://marssocietyuk.org/
All Chapters: http://chapters.marssociety.org

Links to topics mentioned on this episode:
5th Annual Space Council Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQkoFuNWXg8&t=2s
Bridenstein Town Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2gz2E-Wrws
Sirangelo selected to help lead NASA Moon to Mars program article: http://www.colorado.edu/aerospace/2019/04/09/sirangelo-selected-help-lead-nasa-moon-mars-program
Dream Chaser Photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Dream_Chaser_pre-drop_tests.7.jpg
EM1 Mission Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XcPtQYalkcs
Crew Demo 1 Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZL0tbOZYhE
Crew Demo 1 Docking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XqAJqXmVnY
Starship / BFR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu7WJD8vpAQ
Chang’e 4 Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjyf4ANGIo
USC Mars Water: https://news.usc.edu/155539/new-evidence-of-deep-groundwater-on-mars/
Peanuts Online YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmFfTJlIvhQ
CSPAN Apollo 11 20th Anniversary: https://www.c-span.org/video/?8436-1/apollo-11-anniversary-ceremony
Bridenstein Congressional Budget Testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ma6gOQDMIo
SpaceIL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMdUcchBYRA
Foriegn Policy Article: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/02/beijing-is-taking-the-final-frontier-space-china/
Chinese Moon Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjyf4ANGIo
Analytical Graphics, Inc India Simulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Pzhtc-rFbvM
Analytical Graphics, Inc India Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYRHmEF1Azo