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Space Café Podcast

SpaceWatch.Global’s fortnightly podcast, created and hosted by Markus Mooslechner. Each episode features some of the most compelling and inspiring voices from across the international space sector. We walk the additional mile to bring you names that might even surprise the most seasoned space buffs out there. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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🚀 Small Nation, Big Impact – Bianca Lins on Liechtenstein's Cosmic Aspirations
Join Markus in an engaging episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he converses with Bianca Lins, an Austrian who has intricately woven her life into the fabric of one of the world's smallest yet remarkably influential countries in the space sector, Liechtenstein. Bianca shares her unique perspective on space law, Liechtenstein's history with the Apollo missions, and how even the tiniest nations can have a stellar impact on global space policy.Key Topics Covered:·      🔹 Liechtenstein's surprising contributions to space exploration.·      🔹 The evolution of space law and the role of small nations.·      🔹 Liechtenstein's pioneering steps towards regulating space activities.·      🔹 The fascinating intersection of geography, sovereignty, and cosmic destiny.·      🔹 How Liechtenstein's size has influenced its approach to space policy.Memorable Quotes:·      "Liechtenstein may be small, but its reach into the stars is vast and determined."·      "Every small step in space law is a giant leap for a nation like ours."Must-Click Links:·      🔹Official Site for Liechtenstein in Space·      🔹On the authorization of space activities and the registration of space objects·      🔹On the Authorization of Space Activities and the Registration of Space ObjectsFeatured Music:·      🔹 "Sweet Child o Mine" by Guns n Roses, is Bianca’s choice of music for a potential travel to the stars.Follow Our Journey:·      🌌 Host: Markus Mooslechner·      🌌 Guest: Bianca LinsAbout Us: SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal dedicated to covering the expanding universe of space. Join us as we dive into engaging conversations that bring the high-flying ambitions of space closer to Earth.Contact Us:·      Website: www.spacewatch.global·      Email: podcast@spacewatch.global·      Exclusive Distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:43 10/04/2024
🚀 Architecting New Worlds – Georgi Petrov on Designing for Space Habitation
Join Markus Mooslechner, our host at Space Cafe Podcast, for an enlightening discussion with Georgi Petrov, a senior associate principal at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and an adjunct professor at NYU and MIT. Georgi is at the forefront of integrating architectural design with structural engineering to create sustainable habitats beyond Earth. From envisioning the sunrise over Mars to the detailed design of a Moon Village, this episode is a contemplative journey into space habitation and its intricate connection to our lives on Earth.Key Topics Covered:·      🔹 The vision and challenges of space habitation.·      🔹 Space architecture's influence on terrestrial design principles.·      🔹 The psychological importance of windows in space habitats.·      🔹 The role of plants and natural materials in space environments.·      🔹 The intersection of practicality and aesthetics in designing for extreme environments.Memorable Quotes:·      "Waking up to the sunrise over a Himalayan peak... witnessing the celestial dance... is a reminder of the ultimate entertainment nature provides."·      "Every molecule counts in space design, much like every decision carries weight for our planet's future."Must-Click Links:·      🔹 Learn More About Space Habitation: Georgi Petrov·      🔹 Explore Synthesis International: Synthesis International·      🔹 Skidmore, Owings & MerrillFeatured Music:·      🔹 "With a Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles, symbolizing camaraderie and support in the vastness of space.Follow Our Journey:·      🌌 Host: Markus Mooslechner·      🌌 Guest: Georgi PetrovAbout Us: SpaceWatch.Global is a magazine and portal dedicated to the space sector. Our passionate team ensures insightful coverage of space developments, inspiring a deeper public understanding of space activities.Contact Us:·      Website: www.spacewatch.global·      Email: podcast@spacewatch.global·      Exclusive Distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:06 27/03/2024
🚀 We are wasting an opportunity for a profound break: Nahum Romero Explores How the Arts and Humanities Can Reinvigorate the Vision for Humanity's Future in Space
In this episode (102), Markus Mooslechner embarks with us on a visionary journey that transcends the conventional boundaries of space exploration. Nahum Romero, a distinguished artist and philosopher, delves into the indispensable role of arts and humanities in crafting a sustainable and inclusive future for humanity among the stars.Key Topics Covered:🔹 The Arts and Space Exploration: Nahum's advocacy for integrating arts and humanities with space science to enrich humanity's cosmic endeavors.🔹 Challenging Conventional Paradigms: A critical examination of traditional space industry trajectories and the necessity for ethical, philosophical contemplation.🔹 Diversity and Inclusivity in Space: The importance of breaking down colonial narratives and embracing a more diverse future in space exploration.🔹 Visions for the Future: The dialogue explores how creative and humanistic disciplines can illuminate our understanding of the universe and improve life on Earth and beyond.🔹 Engaging with the Cosmos: Nahum shares his personal and professional journey, underscoring the profound connection between human creativity and the vastness of space.Memorable Quotes:"I am in space. Being on Earth, I feel that I am already in a wonderful place in space." - Nahum Romero"Any culture or any ideas that go unquestioned and unchallenged become toxic at some point. Always challenge your own assumptions." - Nahum RomeroMust-Click Links:🔹 Learn More About Nahum Romero's Work: [Insert Link]🔹Explore the Intersection of Arts and Space: [Insert Link]🔹Space Café Podcast's Full Collection: SpaceCafe Podcast ArchiveChoice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:🔹 "Paisley Park" by Prince, chosen by Nahum Romero, symbolizing the journey towards fantastical, original, and unique places beyond our world.You can find us wherever you are: https://spacecafepodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:16 14/03/2024
🚀 Answers to the biggest questions in reach – ELT project manager Robert Tamai shares insights about the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile
In this captivating episode, Markus takes us on an exploratory journey to one of Earth's most remote and intriguing places, the Atacama Desert, home to the future of astronomical discovery: The European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Roberto Tamai, the project manager of the ELT, shares the human stories, technical marvels, and ambitious goals behind the world's largest optical and near-infrared telescope.Key Topics Covered:🔹 ELT's Vision: The drive and ambition behind constructing the world's biggest telescope.🔹 Challenges of Remote Engineering: Navigating the logistical hurdles of bringing groundbreaking technology to the Atacama Desert.🔹 Human Side of Astronomy: The life and work dynamics in one of the most isolated places on Earth.🔹 Aiming for the Stars: The scientific and existential questions the ELT aims to answer.🔹 Musical Universe: The unique blend of engineering precision and human emotion, underscored by Roberto's choice of music for the telescope's first light.Memorable Quotes:"I am creating a Spotify list for when we open the telescope with some music inside... it's opening to you, to all the people, the window towards the universe.""Sailing at night, it brings you to another place where you can enjoy the sky... It is another fantastic feeling."Must-Click Links:🔹 Learn More About ELT: European Southern Observatory Official Site🔹 Explore the Atacama Desert: Atacama Desert Information🔹 Space Café Podcast's Full Collection: SpaceCafePodcast ArchiveFeatured Music:🔹 Bolero de Ravel, symbolizing the opening of the ELT to the universe.Follow Our Journey: 🌌 Host: Markus MooslechnerAbout Us:SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those captivated by space and the broad impact of space developments. Our team, a diverse mix of space enthusiasts, tech experts, policy analysts, and writers, believes in the power of space to enrich humanity. Headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany, we strive for journalistic integrity, neutrality, and insight into the burgeoning space sector.Contact Us:Website: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive Distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68:47 28/02/2024
🚀 Ditching Big Finance for adventure: Exploring Earth and Beyond with Paul Niel
Join Markus for a compelling episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he embarks on a journey through the remarkable adventures of Paul Niel. Niel, an explorer and adventurer, delves into his experiences from unearthing ancient relics to embarking on space analog missions. This episode is a testament to the human spirit of exploration, whether scaling the highest peaks or simulating life on Mars.3 Memorable Quotes by Paul Niel:1.    "Exploration is not just about reaching new places; it's about expanding our understanding and pushing the limits of human potential."2.    "The beauty of our planet and the mystery of space are two sides of the same coin, each inspiring us to explore and discover."3.    "From the depths of oceanic caves to the possibility of life on Mars, every adventure enriches our perspective and knowledge of the world and beyond." List of All Links or Names Shared:• Paul Niel Website: https://paulniel.com/• The Loop - Documentary about an Adventure at the Doorstep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18w_JkXtR2A• Project Avenger: https://www.project-avenger.com/• Azores CAMoes Analog Mission: https://www.montanheiros.com/camoesproject/• The Explorers Club: https://www.explorers.org/ Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Astronaut:Groove Armada - At the River. A tune that reflects the contemplative and adventurous spirit of exploration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-uztVX6QFQ🎧 Tune into more inspiring stories—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!Producer: Torsten KrieningWho we are? SpaceWatch.Global is an expansive digital magazine and portal dedicated to the wonders and developments in space. It offers comprehensive coverage on an array of space-related topics, including policy, exploration, and the impact of technology on our geopolitical landscape. The team, composed of space enthusiasts, tech wizards, and policy experts, is committed to informing and inspiring the space community, operated with the utmost ethics and integrity.SpaceWatch.Global GmbH is based in Stahnsdorf, Germany, and is your neutral gateway to the final frontier.Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de" Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
77:29 14/02/2024
🚀 Stellar Beginnings: Unveiling the Secrets of procreation in space with SpaceBorn United's Egbert Edelbroek
Join Markus in an out-of-this-world episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, where he orbits around the captivating subject of procreation in space with Egbert Edelbroek, CEO of SpaceBorn United. Edelbroek shares insights from the frontier of space research, discussing the challenges and innovations in achieving human reproduction beyond Earth. This conversation transcends the realms of science fiction, venturing into the research and technological advancements that could one day make space-born humans a reality.3 Memorable Quotes by Egbert Edelbroek:"The very notion of bringing new life into existence amidst the stars is not just a sci-fi spectacle but a scientific pursuit we're actively unraveling.""Our research is not confined to the vacuum of space; it extends to improving IVF technologies right here on Earth, benefiting humanity as a whole.""The cosmos doesn't just beckon us to explore; it challenges us to expand the human experience to realms once deemed unreachable."List of All Links or Names Shared:SpaceBorn United Official Website: [SpaceBorn United](https://www.spacebornunited.com​International Press Coverage: [SpaceBorn Media](https://www.spacebornunited.com/media​Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:Egbert Edelbroek's choice: The mesmerizing film score from Jurassic Park, reflecting the grandeur and pioneering spirit of uncharted territories.https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/2TZbQZXOuR8osP2AK8yYMN?si=1f4edefd3a1641ab🎧 Stay tuned for more cosmic conversations—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!Producer: Torsten KrieningWho we are? SpaceWatch.Global is an expansive digital magazine and portal dedicated to the wonders and developments in space. It offers comprehensive coverage on an array of space-related topics, including policy, exploration, and the impact of technology on our geopolitical landscape. The team, composed of space enthusiasts, tech wizards, and policy experts, is committed to informing and inspiring the space community, operated with the utmost ethics and integrity.SpaceWatch.Global GmbH is based in Stahnsdorf, Germany, and is your neutral gateway to the final frontier.Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: podcast@spacewatch.global Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de" Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:44 31/01/2024
🚀 Nearly There: The Quest for Another Earth — A Conversation with Director Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell University's Carl Sagan Institute)
In this enlightening episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus engages in a fascinating conversation with Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. As a renowned astronomer and leading expert in the field of exoplanet research, Kaltenegger offers a compelling perspective on the search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly those that might harbor life. She delves into the cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that are propelling this quest forward, sharing her enthusiasm for uncovering the mysteries of the universe.3 Memorable Quotes by Lisa Kaltenegger:"Every star you see in the night sky could be a sun to someone else. With thousands of exoplanets discovered, the possibility of finding another Earth is not just a dream, but a reachable goal.""Our work at the Carl Sagan Institute is not just about finding planets; it's about understanding their environments, atmospheres, and potential for sustaining life as we know it.""The universe is vast and filled with wonders. The discovery of exoplanets similar to Earth is not only a triumph of human curiosity but also a humbling reminder of our place in the cosmos."List of All Links or Names Shared:Lisa KalteneggerCornell University's Carl Sagan InstituteThe Kepler Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space TelescopeTESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)James Webb Space Telescope (Webb Telescope Official Website)Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:Lisa Kaltenegger's choice: "The Köln Concert" by Keith Jarrett, reflecting her love for classical and improvisational music. Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert on Spotify†.🎧 Stay tuned for more episodes—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!Producer: Torsten KrieningWho we are?SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space. It provides a complete perspective on the emerging space sector, covering topics from space policy and exploration to technology and its geopolitical implications. The team behind SpaceWatch.Global includes space enthusiasts, tech experts, space policy professionals, and skilled writers dedicated to the belief that space should be used for humanity.SpaceWatch.Global GmbH is headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany, and operates with the ethos of neutrality, ethics, and integrity, adhering to the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics.Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
84:50 16/01/2024
🚀 Building the perfect telescope: Giuseppe Racca and the Quest for the Dark Universe with ESA’s Euclid
In this engaging episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus converses with Giuseppe Racca, the key figure behind the European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid mission. As a seasoned expert with extensive experience at ESTEC, Racca provides deep insights into the mission's goal to unravel the enigmatic forces of dark matter and dark energy. He discusses the challenges and triumphs of leading a major space exploration project and shares his passion for astrophysics and the pursuit of cosmic knowledge.3 Memorable Quotes by Giuseppe Racca:"What is interesting in Euclid is that we have never been really sure that we could do it. Let's say because it's really at the very extreme of technology, whether you can achieve that. It's basically a perfect telescope [...] but this one has to be perfect because if it is not perfect, you cannot really achieve this performance"​​."Exploring the universe's dark side with Euclid opens a window to understanding its accelerating expansion and the role of dark matter and energy.""Being at the forefront of a mission like Euclid is a journey of discovery, not just for science but for our understanding of existence itself."List of All Links or Names Shared:Giuseppe RaccaESA's Euclid Mission (Euclid Mission Official Website)European Space Agency (ESA Official Website)L2 pointJames Webb Space Telescope (Webb Telescope Official Website)SpaceX Falcon 9 (SpaceX Official Website)Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:Giuseppe Racca's choice: "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane, reflecting his admiration for 70s prog rock and its metaphorical connection to the journey into the unknown cosmo​​s.🎧 Stay tuned for more episodes—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!Producer: Torsten KrieningWho we are?SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space. It provides a complete perspective on the emerging space sector, covering topics from space policy and exploration to technology and its geopolitical implications.The team behind SpaceWatch.Global includes space enthusiasts, tech experts, space policy professionals, and skilled writers dedicated to the belief that space should be used for humanity.SpaceWatch.Global GmbH is headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany, and operates with the ethos of neutrality, ethics, and integrity, adhering to the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics.Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:09 05/01/2024
🚀 Navigating Space and Diplomacy: Aarti Holla-Maini at the Helm of UNOOSA
Dive into this insightful episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner engages with Aarti Holla-Maini, the dynamic new director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). With a rich background in the satellite communications industry and a passion for space sustainability, Holla-Maini offers a fresh perspective on global space policy and its impact on society. From her personal journey to her bold vision for the future of space exploration, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of space diplomacy and technology.3 Memorable Quotes by Aarti Holla-Maini:"We're all one. It's important to connect with people as individuals and rally around what unites us, not what divides us.""My vision is a world where policymakers leverage all space applications, services, technologies, and data to the max for global challenges and policy objectives.""We need to invest in what is sustainable and right, focusing on space technologies that bring improvement to society as a whole."List of All Links or Names Shared:Aarti Holla-MainiUnited Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)World Radio Conference (WRC)International Telecommunications UnionChoice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:Aarti Holla-Maini's choice: "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss II, reflecting her appreciation for classical music and its timeless connection to space and humanity.🌟 Inspired by the intersection of space and diplomacy?🚀 Share your thoughts on this episode with your network on Twitter and Facebook.copy/paste ->🚀🌌 Just listened to the Space Cafe Podcast featuring Aarti Holla-Maini from UNOSA. Fascinating insights into space diplomacy and sustainability. Highly recommended for those interested in the future of space exploration! #SpaceCafePodcast #UNOSA #SpaceDiplomacy🎧 Stay tuned for more episodes—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!Producer: Torsten KrieningWho we are?SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space. It provides a complete perspective on the emerging space sector, covering topics from space policy and exploration to technology and its geopolitical implications. The team behind SpaceWatch.Global includes space enthusiasts, tech experts, space policy professionals, and skilled writers dedicated to the belief that space should be used for humanity.SpaceWatch.Global GmbH is headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany, and operates with the ethos of neutrality, ethics, and integrity, adhering to the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics.Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62:14 19/12/2023
🚀 Sounds of Mars: Planetary Scientist Naomi Murdoch Unveils Martian Mysteries
Join us in this episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner talks with University Toulouse astrophysicist Naomi Murdoch about the fascinating sonic environment of Mars. As a planetary scientist and space engineer, Murdoch provides an in-depth look at the sounds recorded by the Perseverance rover and what they tell us about the Red Planet. From the first audio recordings on Mars to the insights gained about Martian wind and dust devils, Murdoch's discussion offers a profound understanding of Mars' unique acoustic landscape. 3 Memorable Quotes by Naomi Murdoch: "Capturing the sounds of Mars is like opening a new window onto the Red Planet, one that lets us hear the Martian atmosphere in a way we've never experienced before.""The Martian environment presents a symphony of sounds that are not just noise but valuable data that teaches us about the planet's atmosphere and surface.""Listening to the dust devils on Mars with our microphone was a stroke of luck, offering us a real-time auditory experience of these intriguing atmospheric phenomena."List of All Links or Names Shared:Naomi Murdoch: Naomi Murdoch is a researcher at ISAE-SUPAERO and part of the Space Systems for Planetary Applications (SSPA) team​​​​​​​​. A professional page detailing her research can be found on the ISAE-SUPAERO website.Perseverance Rover: The official NASA page for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, which details its mission to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples on Mars, can be found on the NASA Mars Exploration website​​.ESA’s Hera Mission: The official page for the European Space Agency's Hera mission, which examines the first test of asteroid deflection, is available on the ESA website​​.Sound recordings from Mars: Information about the sounds captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover, including an interactive experience on how sounds from Earth would change on Mars, can be explored on the NASA Mars Audio Recordings page​​​​. Additionally, in-depth details about the recordings and their analysis are presented in articles on NASA's website​​​​​​ and have been discussed in a scientific publication in Nature​​​​. Phys.org also provides insights on how the first audio recordings on Mars revealed two speeds of sound and their implications on the Phys.org website​​. Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler: For the Spotify playlist, Naomi Murdoch has chosen: Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie🌟 Fascinated by the sounds of Mars? 🚀 Share this unique auditory voyage with your network on Twitter and Facebook.copy/paste -> 🚀🔊 Just got done listening to the Space Cafe Podcast. Guys, they literally tapped into the sounds of Mars in the latest episode. Can't recommend it enough for all my fellow space nerds! Here's the link: [paste episode link] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:13 06/12/2023
🚀 Diving into NASA’s DART Mission: Lead Investigator Andy Rivkin on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense
Join us in this episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner talks with Andy Rivkin about the thrilling DART mission. As its Lead Investigator, Rivkin offers a rare glimpse into the world of planetary defense, sharing the intricate dance between meticulously executed plans and the unpredictable nature of space exploration. From the collision course with Dimorphos to the anticipation of Hera's future findings, Rivkin’s narrative is a testament to human ingenuity and our relentless pursuit of cosmic knowledge. 3 Memorable Quotes by Andy Rivkin:1. "The DART mission stands as a testament to our proactive stance on planetary defense, showcasing our readiness to safeguard our planet."2. "Every mission has its heartbeat, its rhythm. With DART, it was about embracing the mission's end as much as its beginning, knowing the impact we hoped to achieve."3. "In the cosmos, we find a reflection of life's unpredictability, where even the most calculated orbits can reveal new paths, new possibilities." List of All Links or Names Shared:• Andy Rivkin: https://shorturl.at/dxyP1• DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test: official NASA page: https://shorturl.at/fqvMO• ESA’s Hera Mission: official ESA page: https://shorturl.at/oGQT5• Planetary Defense Coordination Office: official page: https://shorturl.at/chQYZ• CubeSats Milani and Juventus: mission details: https://shorturl.at/oFH19Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler: For the Spotify playlist, Andy Rivkin has chosen:"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" by The Beatles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAe2Q_LhY8g&ab_channel=TheBeatles-Topica song that echoes the gravitational pull of celestial bodies and the weight of human desire to explore beyond our earthly confines.Rate us and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 🌟 Inspired by the episode?🚀 Share this cosmic journey with your network on Twitter and Facebook.🎧 Don’t miss out on future episodes—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms! Producer: Torsten Kriening Who we are?SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space, and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts, and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. From space policy, exploration, and missions, to space weapons and technology, we provide a complete perspective on the emerging space sector as it expands into a global marketplace. We fully believe that space should be used for humanity, that it enables knowledge, and enriches societies. SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 Stahnsdorf Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:01 22/11/2023
🚀 From CubeSats to Life's Curveballs: Tyvak’s Margherita Cardi Unpacks the Unscripted Lessons of ESA’s HERA Mission.
Join us in this inspiring episode of Space Cafe as Markus Mooslechner chats with Margherita Cardi, whose role in the HERA mission to build the Milani CubeSat as the Vice President of Programs at Turin-based Tyvak underscores the essence of adaptability in both space missions and daily life. They discuss the value of flexibility amidst meticulous planning, the beauty of life's unpredictability, and the power of music in capturing life's dynamic nature. Cardi's insights shine a light on the balance between structure and spontaneity, offering a unique perspective enriched by her experience with ESA's ambitious asteroid deflection project.3 Memorable Quotes by Margaritha Cardi:"Once you get this lesson and once you get this instrument, it's something that now is yours. Nobody will ever throw it away from you. It's like your signature.""I have to plan. But even when I plan, I have to give the chance to life and the surroundings and other people to play their role. And I have to play with that.""Life is easier in this way, if you accept that. Before I was mentally exhausted about thinking about all the variables. Now, with the wisdom gained from HERA, I see the beauty in the unforeseen."List of All Links or Names Shared:·      Margherita Cardi: LinkedIn​1​.·      ESA's HERA Mission: official ESA page​2​.·      NASA's Andy Rivkin: Johns Hopkins University Hub​3​.·      DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test: official NASA page​4​.·      American Band Korn (Specific song referenced: "It's On"): YouTube​5​.·      🌟 Loved the episode? Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.·      🚀 Found this insightful? Share it with your network on Twitter and Facebook·      🎧 Subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms for more captivating episodes! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
81:15 07/11/2023
🚀 Planetary Defense: How to save earth from asteroid disaster and the winding road to success with HERA mission principal investigator Patrick Michel
In this riveting episode, Dr. Patrick Michel, dives deep into the intricacies of planetary defense, asteroid research missions, the essence of teamwork, and the life lessons he’s garnered over the years.➡️ The undeniable importance of collaboration in overcoming space-related adversities. ➡️ Lessons from the HERA mission: Turning setbacks into steppingstones. ➡️ Patrick’s insights on success, the winding path of scientific research, and the unpredictability of major breakthroughs.Dr. Patrick Michel stands out as not just a space aficionado but also an accomplished researcher and writer. His vast experiences span from groundbreaking space missions to modeling the solar system, and from crafting influential publications to sharing inspirational stories that reshape our understanding of space and life.Listeners will derive invaluable insights on determination in the face of challenges, the pivotal role of teamwork in addressing multifaceted problems, and the undying human spirit that remains luminous amidst the expansive cosmos.Noteworthy Quote: "In space, as in life, it's not just about reaching your destination. It's about the journey, the people you share it with, and the lessons you learn along the way." - Dr. Patrick Michel“The more assumptions you need, the more risk you take” - Dr. Patrick Michel“My message is to tell the young generation, it's okay to fail. What's not okay is to think that because you fail, you are not able of anything. When you fail, you learn from your failure, you are better, you improve.” - Dr. Patrick Michel Resources discussed in the episode:·      📘 Patrick's latest book: "À la rencontre des astéroïdes, mission spatiale". [Link]·      🎶 Inspiring space traveler's playlist on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=13fd2dcab7b34bb9·      🎶Patrick’s pick for the Playlist: Tunnel of Love, Dire Straits  https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/4ZSDreApKOo6eQYFx9qXfD?si=2816034d8bdc4a96·      🎸 Brian May, the Queen's guitarist, stereo space imagery. https://brianmay.com/brian-news/2022/10/stereoscopy-is-good-for-you-life-in-3d-exhibition/Embark on this stellar voyage with us and quench your curiosity about the universe and beyond! 🌌🌠 ·      🌟 Loved the episode? Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.·      🚀 Found this insightful? Share it with your network on Twitter and Facebook.·      🎧 Subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms for more captivating episodes!#SpaceResearch #TeamworkInSpace #HERAMission #LifeLessons #PatrickMichel Producer: Torsten Kriening  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
69:16 24/10/2023
🚀 Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto
In this episode, host Markus unravels an enriching conversation with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton a scientist and indigenous advocate, whose life's work interweaves her science, cultural roots and a strong passion for astronomy. The dialogue unfolds Laurie's unique perspective on education, tradition, and our relationship with the cosmos. Key Topics Covered:🌌 Space Science and Indigenous Knowledge: Delving into Laurie's journey of integrating her indigenous heritage with modern science and education.🏹 Tradition an Laurie Russo Neptune, d Oral History: The process of passing on ancestral traditions and stories to the younger generation, with a focus on Laurie's own experiences.🌍 Earthly Connections: Exploring the profound connections between earthly traditions, such as hunting, and the broader understanding of our existence. 🔭 Scientific Explorations: Discussing the realms of star formation and the mysteries surrounding the sizes of stars in our universe.🚀 Space Exploration Realities: A candid discussion on the challenges and the romanticized notions of venturing into outer space, and becoming an interplanetary species.🎵 Musical Interlude: Laurie shares her choice of music for a hypothetical journey to outer space, adding a tune to the podcast's space traveler playlist.🧠 Espresso for the Mind: Laurie provides a thoughtful piece of advice on working efficiently by breaking tasks into manageable chunks. Memorable Quotes:"The practice of hunting connected me with the culture, it's a lineage from my dad and my grandfather.""Hunting is an experience... It's something deeply emotional... Every time you do it, it's for a purpose.""Space is harsh... We're too comfortable here and this planet is too beautiful."Must-Click Links:Explore more about the celestial mysteries Laurie researches: Laurie backgroundDelve into the Space Cafe Podcast's rich discussions on various space topics: SpaceCafePodcast Archive: https://spacecafepodcast.buzzsprout.com/Featured Music: 🎶 "Televators" - By Mars VoltaFollow our galactic explorations:🪐 Host: Markus,🌌 Guest: Laurie Rousseau-NeptonScientist and Indigenous AdvocateEngage with us in this reflective journey, as we bridge the ancient with the contemporary, exploring the cosmic and earthly binds that shape our existence and aspirations. Your seat in our Space Cafe is awaiting your presence!Producer: Torsten Kriening  Who we are?SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it.  Website: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.global Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
82:26 11/10/2023
🚀 Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with multi award winning author and researcher Alice Gorman
In this episode, host Markus discusses space archaeology and space debris with multi award winning author and researcher Dr. Alice Gorman, a leader in space archaeology. Dr. Gorman’s impactful research has earned features in notable publications, and she is a respected faculty member of the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program. Her acclaimed book "Dr. Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future" has received numerous accolades. With extensive experience in Indigenous heritage management, Alice offers unique insights into both terrestrial and extraterrestrial archaeology, making her a pivotal voice in space heritage and conservation discussions. This dialogue unveils the crucial implications and lasting impact of human activities in space, emphasizing our responsibilities and the legacy we leave in the cosmos.Key Topics Covered:🌌 Space Archaeology: Examining the significance of human artifacts in space and their implications on our understanding of history and culture.🛰️ Space Debris Insights: Exploring the environmental and ethical dimensions of space waste and its enduring impact on space exploration and celestial ecology.🌍 Earthly Connections: Understanding how our ventures into the cosmos resonate with our earthly existence and shape our perspectives on sustainability and heritage preservation.🔭 Exploration Ethics: Discussing the moral obligations and considerations that accompany our pursuit of knowledge and exploration in space.💬 Global Dialogue: Fostering international cooperation and conversation on responsible space exploration and the conservation of orbital environments.👥 Human Presence in Space: Reflecting on the remnants of humanity in the cosmos and their symbolic representation of our aspirations and legacy.Memorable Quotes:"Every piece of debris in space is a fragment of human history, a marker of our journey into the cosmos.""Our presence in space is both a testament to our insatiable curiosity and a constant reminder of our responsibility towards the cosmos."Must-Click Links:Alice Gorman Official SiteSpace Archaeology and Space Debris Exploration – TED TalkSpaceCafePodcast ArchiveFeatured Music: 🎶 "Voyage Voyage" – by Soap and SkinFollow our galactic explorations:🪐 Host: Markus🌌 Guest: Dr. Alice Gorman, Expert in Space Archaeology and Space DebrisProducer: Torsten KrieningWho we are?SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it (www.spacewatch.global). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
91:21 26/09/2023
EP89 🚀 Sex in Space: The Untapped Conversations with Alexander Layendecker and Egbert Edelbroek
In this episode, Markus invites Alexander Layendecker, an expert in sexuality in space, and Egbert Edelbroek of Spaceborn United. Together, they navigate the sensitive and rarely discussed topics of sexuality and ethics in space, shedding light on what it means to be human in the cosmos.Host: Markus MooslechnerProducer: Torsten Kriening Who we are? SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space, and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts, and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. From space policy, exploration, and missions, to space weapons and technology, we provide a complete perspective on the emerging space sector as it expands into a global marketplace. The team behind SpaceWatch.Global is a dynamic mix of space geeks, tech junkies, space policy experts, regional specialists, and passionate writers. We fully believe that space should be used for humanity, that it enables knowledge, and enriches societies. SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 Stahnsdorf Website: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.global Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:41 14/09/2023
EP88 🚀 An intimate vision of life and space beyond the billionaires with Alex Fielding, PRIVATEER
In this compelling episode, host Markus delves deep with Alex Fielding, the co-founder of Privateer Space and tech industry veteran, exploring not just the future of space technology but its profound implications for social evolution, climate change, and the very fabric of our human experience. Set against the harrowing backdrop of the Hawaii wildfires, this conversation serves as a poignant and urgent reminder of the interconnected challenges we face. Get ready for a multi-faceted discussion that transcends the boundaries of science, touching the heart of ethical and existential dilemmas we can no longer afford to ignore.  Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Alex FieldingProducer: Torsten Kriening Who we are? SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space, and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts, and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. From space policy, exploration, and missions, to space weapons and technology, we provide a complete perspective on the emerging space sector as it expands into a global marketplace. The team behind SpaceWatch.Global is a dynamic mix of space geeks, tech junkies, space policy experts, regional specialists, and passionate writers. We fully believe that space should be used for humanity, that it enables knowledge, and enriches societies. SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 Stahnsdorf Website: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.global Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
101:14 30/08/2023
EP 87 🚀 Gravitational Waves & The Universe: A Conversation with Dr. Laura Nuttall
Dr. Laura Nuttall is a renowned physicist who has dedicated much of her academic and professional life to the study of gravitational waves. As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, her contributions have been pivotal in shaping our understanding of these cosmic phenomena. In this episode, host Markus sits down with Dr. Nuttall to delve into the intricacies of gravitational waves, the universe, and the groundbreaking tools and collaborations propelling the field forward. Key Topics & Timestamps: 🔹 Discovering the Universe's Mysteries (00:10:15): The awe and wonder that the vastness of space evokes in us.🔹 Gravitational Waves 101 (00:15:32): Dr. Nuttall provides an in-depth look at what gravitational waves are and why they matter.🔹 Big Science and the Power of Collaboration (00:40:22): A spotlight on the importance of collaboration in the world of gravitational wave research.🔹 Challenges and Triumphs in Gravitational Wave Research (00:45:45): Unveiling the hurdles faced and milestones achieved in the field. 3 Memorable Quotes:➡️ "Through gravitational waves, we gain a novel lens, providing an entirely new way of perceiving the universe."➡️ "Every person, wherever they may be, has a part to play in the grand journey of cosmic exploration."➡️ "In our vast cosmic family, we may be dysfunctional at times, but together, our discoveries are truly groundbreaking." Sources and Links:🔹 Dr. Laura Nuttall's Professional Profile🔹 LIGO Scientific Collaboration🔹 Playlist for Space Enthusiasts🔹 Dr. Nuttall's Song Choice for Reflecting on the Cosmos: I wanna Dance with SomebodyHost: Markus MooslechnerPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59:30 15/08/2023
EP 86 🚀 Guillermo Soehnlein: From Titan Tragedy to Venus – The Audacious Journeys of Ocean Gate's Original Co-founder
In this riveting episode, Markus welcomes Guillermo Soehnlein, the audacious visionary who, beyond his original co-founding role at the tragically ill-fated Ocean Gate company responsible for the Titan submersible, now sets his eyes on Venus. They delve deep into the audacious dreams and groundbreaking innovations that are navigating the unforgiving frontiers of space and ocean exploration, paving the way for a new era of discovery. Key Topics:🔹 The audacity of colonizing Venus: Guillermo's groundbreaking project🔹 Comparing the challenges of deep-sea exploration and space colonization🔹 Guillermo's history with Ocean Gate and his ties to the Titan submersible crisis🔹 Discussing the tragedy of the Titan submersible and the loss of Stockton Rush🔹 The current state of Europe as a continent of innovation 3 Memorable Quotes:➡️ "Venus, not Mars, that's our future. It's not the easier choice, but it may be the necessary one."➡️ "The depths of the ocean and the vastness of space, they both hold the same allure for me."➡️ "I lost a friend in the Titan crisis, but it's tragedies like these that underscore the importance of what we're trying to achieve." Sources and Links:🔹 Guillermo Soehnlein🔹 Ocean Gate🔹 Humans2Venus🔹 Spotify Playlist for Space Cafe Podcast🔹 Guillermo's Song Choice: Hotel California Host: Markus MooslechnerPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68:23 02/08/2023
EP 85 🚀 Aaron Kemmer – Exploring Novel Ways of Building Structures in Space Beyond the Obvious, CEO & Co-founder @ Made In Space & Max Space.
In this episode, Markus welcomes Aaron Kemmer, the ambitious CEO and co-founder of multiple ventures such as Magic, Made In Space and Max Space. They delve into the transformative realm of in-space manufacturing, discussing how advances in technology and innovative solutions are changing the face of space exploration and development. Key Topics:🔹 The founding and vision of Max Space: Fostering innovation in in-space manufacturing🔹 The crucial role of 3D printing technology in expanding space capabilities🔹 Pioneering new markets and accelerating the growth of orbital infrastructure🔹 Addressing and overcoming challenges in the field of in-space manufacturing🔹 The significance of strategic planning, program development, and systems management in achieving goals🔹 The impact and future possibilities of in-space manufacturing 3 Memorable Quotes:➡️ "The magic of in-space manufacturing is that it enables us to transcend the constraints of Earth-bound production."➡️ "Our ultimate goal is to fundamentally transform how we operate in space."➡️ "Being acknowledged by Forbes in the '30 under 30' list and nominated for a World Technology Award affirms our innovative approach to space manufacturing." Sources and Links:🔹 Aaron Kemmer: https://www.aaronkemmer.com/🔹 Made In Space: https://www.aaronkemmer.com/🔹 "3D Printing in Space: Enabling New Markets and Accelerating the Growth of Orbital Infrastructure": https://ssi.org/2010/SM14-proceedings/3D-Printing-in-Space-Enabling-New-Markets-Made-In-Space-Inc.pdf🔹 Spotify Playlist for Future Space Traveller: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=0a4e295abf564ef9🔹 Aaron's Song Choice: "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears Host: Markus MooslechnerPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59:23 18/07/2023
EP84 🚀 Barbara Belvisi – Cultivating Life Beyond Our Planet, CEO & Founder @ Interstellar Lab
In this episode, Markus hosts a fascinating conversation with Barbara Belvisi, the visionary CEO and founder of Interstellar Lab. They delve into the innovative world of bio-regenerative life support systems, space exploration, and the promise of becoming a multi-planetary species. Key Topics:🔹 The mission and vision of Interstellar Lab: Building closed ecological systems🔹 The importance of sustainable farming for life in space and on Earth🔹 Understanding BioPod: A sustainable farming module for space🔹 Technological challenges and solutions in bio-regenerative life support systems🔹 The intersection of sustainability, technology, and space exploration🔹 The importance of preserving life beyond Earth 3 Memorable Moments to Share:➡️ "Our vision is to build a backup of Earth somewhere else."➡️ "When I started Interstellar, I started from the ground. I started from Earth. The objective was to preserve life."➡️ "I think it's going to help when we're going to go back to the moon and we'll see again the Earth from space." Sources and Links:🔹 Barbara Belvisi: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarabelvisi/🔹 Interstellar Lab: https://www.interstellarlab.earth/🔹 BioPod: https://www.interstellarlab.earth/🔹 Spotify Playlist for Future Space Traveller: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=0a4e295abf564ef9🔹 Barbaras Song Choice: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/4WmB04GBqS4xPMYN9dHgBw?si=ecd4cfe87d174320 Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Barbara BelvisiPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:04 04/07/2023
EP83 🚀 Kim Arcand – Unraveling the Universe, Data Storyteller @ NASA
In this episode Markus engages with Kim Arcand, a premier data storyteller at NASA. They delve into the fascinating realm of data, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and the less explored domain of space sound.Key Topics:🔹 The artistry of data storytelling in astronomy and the significance of coding and numbers 🔹 Deciphering and interpreting astronomical data 🔹 NASA's Chandra Observatory: Unraveling its data and its pivotal role in x-ray astronomy 🔹 The critical role of different types of light in comprehending the universe 🔹 The exploration of space sound as an overlooked aspect of space study 🔹 The exciting crossroads of AI and space science and its potential3 Memorable Moments to Share:➡️ "Astronomy today is largely numerical; it operates on coding, it operates on numbers."➡️ "95% of the universe consists of dark energy and dark matter, which we can't even really see." ➡️ "You can convert it into sound, you can convert it into a haptic response. You can work with a 3D print. There are all these other ways of knowing."Sources and Links:🔹 Kim Arcand🔹 NASA's Chandra Observatory🔹 Information on Space SoundsHost: Markus MooslechnerGuest:  Kim ArcandPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:56 20/06/2023
EP82 🚀 Anousheh Ansari – Space Entrepreneur, XPRIZE, and the Future of Exponential Technologies
In this episode, join Anousheh Ansari, a space entrepreneur and the first Iranian, self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station, as she discusses her journey in the space industry, the future of exponential technologies, and her involvement in the XPRIZE. Key topics:🔹 The role of exponential technologies in the future of humanity🔹 The story of the XPRIZE and its impact on private space exploration🔹 The importance of responsibility, collaboration, skepticism, and optimism in the development of powerful technologies🔹 The role of education in instilling critical thinking and problem-solving skills🔹 The need for a shift in values from financial growth to knowledge growth 3 memorable moments to share:➡️ "When we dream big, we have a big journey ahead. It doesn't matter if we reach the destination, it's about the journey, what we learn and who we become."➡️ "We should approach new technology with a combination of skepticism and optimism, making sure we understand its ramifications while harnessing its potential."➡️ "Education should equip students with tools to solve problems, rather than viewing them as obstacles." Sources and links:🔹 Anousheh Ansari: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anousheh-ansari-877178/🔹 XPRIZE: https://www.xprize.org/🔹 XPRIZE Connect: https://www.xprize.org/prizes/connect🔹 The Little Prince: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157993.The_Little_Prince🔹 Sting “Fragile”: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/5oE6INocVL9viDow5y8QNM?si=9806bb17bc66402c🔹 Curated Spotify playlist for future space travelers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=d59f343aef5341b4 Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Anousheh AnsariPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:00 06/06/2023
EP81 🚀 Knicole Colon – Renowned NASA Astrophysicist and Expert in Exoplanet Exploration. The hunt for a second home.
Join us in this thought-provoking episode as I sit down with Dr. Knicole Colon, a distinguished astrophysicist from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, to uncover the mysteries of exoplanets and discuss the future of space exploration. Key takeaways: 🔹 Unveiling the quest for potentially habitable exoplanets and the advanced scientific methods involved.🔹 Exploring the crucial role of telescopes, especially the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, in propelling our cosmic understanding forward.🔹 The hurdles and possibilities surrounding interstellar travel.🔹 The philosophical and practical implications of space exploration and colonization. Three key quotes that encapsulate our conversation:➡️ "To truly advance, we need to explore beyond our solar system and consider the possibility of life on other planets. It's more than science; it's a deep inquiry about our existence."➡️ "Space exploration transcends competition; it is a collective human endeavor aimed at broadening our understanding of the universe and our place within it."➡️ "The exhilaration of space exploration lies not only in discovering new planets but also in the innovative technologies it inevitably ignites." References and additional resources: 🔹 Get to know more about Knicole Colon: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/322/knicole-colon/🔹 Hubble Space Telescope: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html🔹 James Webb Space Telescope: https://webb.nasa.gov/🔹 Listen to Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" Song: https://open.spotify.com/track/62yJjFtgkhUrXktIoSjgP2?si=18771509b3b24849🔹 Curated Spotify playlist for future space travelers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=d59f343aef5341b4 Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Dr. Knicole ColonPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
67:44 23/05/2023
EP80 🚀 Shawna Pandya - Physician, Astronaut Candidate, Martial Artist, and Space Medicine Innovator
In this episode, join Dr. Shawna Pandya, a physician, citizen-scientist astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver, pilot-in-training, and Director of Medical Research at Orbital Assembly Construction, as she delves into her multi-faceted career, her passion for space medicine, and her vision for the future of space exploration. Key topics:🔹 The significance of space medicine and its role in long-term space missions🔹 The intersection of extreme environment medicine and space medicine🔹 The importance of holistic physical and mental preparation for space travel🔹 The future of space exploration and its implications for healthcare 3 memorable moments to share:➡️ We need to think about not just the medicine but also the psychology, the human factors, the human dynamics of long duration space flight.➡️ The most rewarding part of training for space is the journey itself, the resilience, the grit, the determination that it instills in you.➡️ It's about archiving that mission success, whether that's a successful CPR in a critical care situation on Earth or whether that's landing on Mars. Sources and links:🔹 Shawna Pandya's Website: https://www.shawnapandya.com/🔹 Project PoSSUM: https://projectpossum.org/🔹 Orbital Assembly Construction: https://orbitalassembly.com/🔹 Savage Garden's "To the Moon and Back" Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCm6gRHINqA🔹 Muse's "Starlight" Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8🔹 Linkin Park's "Reanimation" Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2H4l9RpkwM Host: Markus Mooslechner Guest: Dr. Shawna PandyaPublisher: Torsten Kriening SpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59:59 09/05/2023
EP79 🚀 Michael Lentz & Mark SubbaRao - NASA's Creative Wizards, Space Storytelling, and the Art of Communicating Science
In this episode, join Michael Lentz, the Art Director for the Conceptual Image Lab at NASA, and Mark SubbaRao, the lead at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, as they delve into the art of communicating science and space storytelling. Learn how visualization plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between science and the general public and discover the potential of art and technology to inspire and educate people about space. Key topics:🔹 The role of art and visualization in communicating science🔹 The importance of storytelling in sharing knowledge about space🔹 The challenges of creating accurate and realistic space visualizations 3 memorable moments to share:➡️ There's so much room for creativity and for interpretation within the scientific data that we have, and that's really where the art comes in.➡️ Everybody has a story, and I think that's one of the very visceral parts of being human. It's how we learn by telling stories to each other.➡️ The goal of any visualization is to tell a story and to convey information in a way that is understandable and memorable. Sources and links:🔹 NASA Scientific Visualization Studio: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/🔹 NASA Conceptual Image Lab: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cilab/index.html🔹 Michael Lentz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thecrayon/🔹 Mark SubbaRao: https://www.linkedin.com/in/msubbarao/🔹 Public Service Broadcasting “Go”: https://open.spotify.com/track/5xYZXIgVAND5sWjN8G0hID?si=5b23d423075a4262🔹 David Bowie's "Space Oddity" Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo🔹 Pet Shop Boys' "Hello Space Boy" Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYdZSeerzcI Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Michael Lentz & Mark SubbaRaoPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:18 26/04/2023
EP78: Terhi Vapola - Greencode Ventures, Green Investments, Digital Transformation and the Future of Space Technology
In this episode, Terhi Vapola, Co-founder of Greencode Venture, discusses the role of green investments, digital transformation, and the future of space technology in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development. Key topics include the role of venture capital in supporting green startups, the importance of digitalization in the energy sector, and the potential of space technology in addressing global challenges.3 Memorable Quotes:"It's not just that you say that you are green, but your fundamental existence is dependent on the groundwork to be done so that you can actually have economic opportunities.""For humans, we need always a good crisis. And I think we start to be at the stage where we have a good crisis.""You are not just ESG reporting, but you are actually doing something where you actually bring value, economic value into the system, and finding those solutions."3 Shareable Bites of Useful Information:Digital transformation is crucial in driving the energy transition and providing innovative solutions to the climate crisis.Every company must strive to become green, not only in terms of reporting but also in creating real economic value and environmental benefits.Investment in green solutions and technologies provides a significant opportunity for venture capital, particularly as the demand for sustainable solutions grows.Sources and Links:Greencode Venture: https://greencode.vc/Vivaldi Four Seasons: https://open.spotify.com/album/4eEJooUkzenp7lZTtfbIP7?si=SJG-QPVoTaakQxOShDtcZQPlaylist for the Aspiring Space Traveler on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=0c7c2563107342d3 Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Terhi VapolaPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:38 11/04/2023
EP77: Matt Russo, Astrophysicist and Sound Wizard, the Surprising Appeal of Sounds from Space.
Description: In this fascinating episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus Mooslechner is joined by Dr. Matt Russo, an astrophysicist and musician, to discuss the connection between space and music. They delve into Dr. Russo's journey from a musician to an astrophysicist, the sound of gravitational waves, and the idea of life beyond Earth. The conversation also covers the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and the role of music in understanding the universe.Memorable Quotes:"I think the connections between science and music are really just the human mind wanting to understand and perceive the universe." – Dr. Matt Russo"Gravitational waves are very similar to sound waves, but they're not waves of pressure, they're waves of stretching and squeezing space itself." – Dr. Matt Russo "Most astronomers that I've talked to, at least including myself, think it'd be absurd if we were alone." – Dr. Matt RussoShareable Bites:System Sounds, a project by Dr. Matt Russo, translates data from the universe into music to make astronomy more accessible and engaging for people.The discovery of gravitational waves opened up a new way to explore the universe by observing how these waves stretch and squeeze space itself.Copernican principles teach us that we are not in a special place or time in the universe, suggesting that life beyond Earth is likely, given the vastness of space and the number of planets discovered.Sources and Links:Dr. Matt Russo's project, System Sounds: https://www.system-sounds.com/LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory): https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/Book: "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777Song: "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix: https://open.spotify.com/track/3q8HGZpIuOjgI9UI2Q1iRyHost: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Matt RussoPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 Stahnsdorf○     Website: www.spacewatch.global○     Email: podcast@spacewatch.global○     Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:06 28/03/2023
EP76: with Niklas Hedman, UNOOSA: Exploring the Intersection of Space Industry and International Diplomacy (with a surprising twist)
In episode 76 of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus Mooslechner interviews Niklas Hedman, the acting director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), about the challenges and opportunities of space exploration. They discuss topics such as international cooperation, space debris, and the potential benefits of space exploration for sustainable development. Key Notions:International cooperation is essential for the success of space exploration.Space debris poses a serious threat to current and future space missions.Space exploration has the potential to bring significant benefits to sustainable development on Earth. Memorable Quotes:"Space exploration is not a zero-sum game." - Niklas Hedman"We cannot close our eyes for the problems that we are facing." - Niklas Hedman"We are all in the same boat when it comes to space." - Niklas HedmanHost: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Niklas HedmanPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:24 14/03/2023
EP75: Midge Goldberg: Exploring the Intersection of Space Science and Poetry
In this episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus Mooslechner is joined by Midge Goldberg, an award-winning poet. They discuss the intersection of science and poetry and how the two seemingly disparate fields can complement each other.Midge Goldberg's insights on the intersection of science and poetry are fascinating and thought-provoking. Her book, "Outer Space - 100 Poems” is a great example of how science and poetry can work together to create something unique and beautiful. As technology advances, the question of whether machines can replace human poets becomes more relevant, but Goldberg believes that the emotional and human elements of poetry cannot be replicated. This episode provides a unique perspective on the role of poetry in science and technology. Host: Markus MooslechnerGuest: Midge GoldbergPublished by: Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global GmbH, headquartered in Stahnsdorf, Germany. In the true journalistic spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. GermanySpaceWatch.Global GmbHRuhlsdorfer Str. 9514532 StahnsdorfWebsite: www.spacewatch.globalEmail: podcast@spacewatch.globalExclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:20 28/02/2023

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