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Space Café Podcast

SpaceWatch.Globals fortnightly podcast, created and hosted by Markus Mooslechner. Each episode includes a review of the most important topics and relevant content from the global space industry as well as guest appearances and deep commentaries from different experts across the space sector.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 worldwide.The team behind SpaceWatch.Global comprises 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 mankind; that it enables knowledge and enriches societies. SpaceWatch.Global is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek truth and report it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 13.10.2021
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    EP38 Joellen Russell, Mayday Mayday, an oceanographer's passionate cry for help to the space community.

    Can the space community help combat climate change? Professor Joellen Russell from the University of Arizona calls for the largest friendly army in human history. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Professor Joellen Russel Joellen Russel Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 29.09.2021
    40 MB
    47:57
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    EP37 Andrew Jones on China's Space endeavors

    The question of all questions: What are the Chinese up to? Money does not seem to play a role. Nor do resources. And new plans and success stories come in monthly cycles. A country on the fast track, it seems. But is that really the case? Space journalist Andrew Jones takes an exclusive look at China's space plans. Host: Markus Mooslechner: Markus Mooslechner Guest: Andrew Jones: Andrew Jones Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    59:22
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    EP36 Stella Guillen: CCO of ISAR Aerospace, Europe's hottest stock in the launcher segment

    ISAR Aerospace is one of the hottest stocks in the European launcher sector. In just 3 years they have gone from virtually 0 to 100 building a 1 ton payload rocket, which will be launched for the first time next year. The aggressive speed and innovation of the company has convinced prestigious investors and brought 180 million euros into the coffers. Expectations are high, as ISAR Aerospace offers huge opportunities beyond Bavaria. CCO Stella Guillen is the special guest in the Space Cafe Podcast Studio. Host: Markus Mooslechner: Markus Mooslechner Guest: Stelle Guillen Stella Guillen Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 03.09.2021
    35 MB
    36:34
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    EP35 Elodie_Viau: getting telecommunication ready for space and beyond

    The European Space Agency ESA is known for spectacular landings on distant comets or the like. What is little known is that the ESA has no less exciting departments in completely different areas. Like telecommunications, for example. What exactly is ESA up to in this field and why is it probably one of the most exciting tasks of all? Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at ESA has taken the time to answer this question in the current episode of the Space Cafe Podcast. Host: Markus Mooslechner: John Mankins Guest: Elodie Viau Elodie Viau Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.08.2021
    48 MB
    50:20
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    EP34 John Mankins: Energy from orbit, new ways of propulsion and Star Trek type spaceships

    John Mankins has been with NASA and JPL for most of his professional life, working on projects that most of us would look for in the science fiction department: famously, John published a paper on the maturity of future technologies. So he has a pretty good sense of what to expect in the foreseeable future. Solar energy from orbit, permanent habitats on other celestial bodies, energy production in space were still the most obvious discussion points. In the current episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, we ventured very far out with John. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 03.08.2021
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    51:11
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    EPISODE 033: Val Munsami - why affordable space tech for anyone comes at a price

    Valanathan Munsami is the CEO of the South African Space Agency SANSA with whom he is currently experiencing the renaissance of space travel first hand. The increasingly affordable space technologies such as small or cube satellites are not only tempting South Africa with unprecedented opportunities. But they also come with a price. And that price is high. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Valanathan Munsami : https://www.sansa.org.za/2017/01/12/helm-of-space-agency/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.07.2021
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    44:37
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    EPISODE 032: Jacques Arnould, a tricky question for the entire space industry

    Jacques Arnould is paid to ask uncomfortable questions. As an ethicist at the French space agency CNES, Jacques puts his fingers on places that people sometimes like to ignore: such as the question: why we do what we do. Why money is spent on this mission and not on another, and above all, why we want to do spaceflight in the first place. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Jacques Arnould Jacques Arnould Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 09.07.2021
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    EPISODE 031: Ian Carnelli, Preparing for the worst

    Next year, a small spacecraft will head for the double asteroid Didymos to slam into it with its brakes off. The name of the mission gives free rein to the imagination: Planetary Defense Mission. It is a joint mission between ESA and NASA, and it wants to test for the first time what has long been a topic in science fiction: can a deadly chunk of rock be deflected from its collision course with the earth or is a second event that took away the dinosaurs only a matter of time? The Planetary Defense Mission will find an answer. Whether it is the one we would like remains to be seen. Mission Director Ian Carnelli paints a fascinating picture of this unique mission. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Ian Carnelli: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-carnelli-5839871/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.06.2021
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    EPISODE 030: Yvette Hopkins, Shetland Space Center

    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a little north of Scotland, there is a small island that you can cross by car in just two and a half hours. In the far north there is not much going on, lush meadows as far as the eye can see. And sheep, of course. On closer inspection, however, there is one place with a most curious combination of buildings that piqued our interest: a spaceport with its own pub. Naturally we got curious and did a little research and uncovered a most fascinating story. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Yvette Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvette-hopkins Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 08.06.2021
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    EPISODE 029: Brother Guy Consolmagno, The Pope’s Astronomer

    Brother Guy Consolmagno begins his conversation in this podcast by referring to a long and strange tale. And that's what it has become. One of the most fascinating paths we've followed on this podcast so far. This is the story of the transformation of a budding astronomer with very secular interests into the Pope's chief astronomer. If you want to know what the Catholic Church thinks about New-Space and why Brother Guy doesn't think God lives in heaven, we highly recommend this podcast. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Brother Guy Consolmagno Brother Consolmagno Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 26.05.2021
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    EPISODE 028: Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi, Space Architect. What our habitats on foreign shores will look like

    Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi builds houses. Preferably for places like Mars or the Moon. Because in the not too distant future, we will need permanent dwellings out there. But as you might expect, it's not that simple and will take generations of research. Space is and remains merciless when it comes to offering humans a potentially new home. But Mahsa will not be shaken off that easily as she calls persistence one of her magic skills. Get on board and take an exclusive tour of a future habitat in distant worlds with this new edition of the Space Cafe Podcast. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 24.05.2021
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    EPISODE 027: Bruce Damer - a new origin of life and how to mine an asteroid.

    Bruce Damer is a versatile scientist who may be on the verge of rewriting the story of the origin of life. Contrary to all our ideas and textbook opinions, life may not have originated at the bottom of the oceans. Quite the opposite. Many things speak against it and the scientific community is debating. Of course, the space community has also taken notice of this news and Bruce also has a very clear idea of what to look for on distant planets like Mars. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Bruce Damer Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 30.04.2021
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    EPISODE 026: Torsten Kriening - Mastermind behind one of the fastest growing space industry news outlets

    Torsten Kriening is your point of contact when you need information about whoever you want in the space industry. Seriously, Torsten is the best-connected and most go-getting person on the international space scene. This fact almost put one of the most spectacular projects on the Moon a few years ago. Today, he is the CEO of SpaceWatch.Global, probably the fastest growing media portal on space issues at the moment. In this Episode, Torsten takes us backstage a legendary Moon mission attempt and the early days of SpaceWatch.Global. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Torsten Kriening Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 13.04.2021
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    EPISODE 025: Alice Gorman - Space Archaeologist and why Elon Musk will never call her back.

    Alice Gorman has brought together astrophysics and archaeology to create the fascinating field of space archaeology. She talks about what exactly it is and why it could be crucial to the future of space travel in this fascinating episode of the Space Cafe Podcast. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Alice Gorman Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 04.04.2021
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    EPISODE 024: Lin Kayser - $> computer, build me a spaceship [Enter]

    Lin Kayser is a German entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize the way we make products with his company Hyperganic. 3D printing has advanced to the point where it can really take us where we've long been in science fiction. And, he wouldn't be with us here at Space Cafe if he didn't want to rethink space travel as well. PS: The good man may have the right DNA for such great thoughts. Crazy and world-changing thoughts run in the Kayser family. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Lin Kayser Hyperganic Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 16.03.2021
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    EPISODE 023: Pascale Ehrenfreund - is there life in space (other than us)?

    Pascale Ehrenfreund is an astrophysicist specialising in astrobiology.She is a highly-decorated and deserved expert in the field and there is no getting around her when it comes to the question of whether there is life in space (apart from Earth).Pascale has worked for NASA and JPL, was Director of the German Aerospace Center and is now the President of the International Astronautical Federation. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Pascale Ehrenfreund Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 04.03.2021
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    57:02
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    EPISODE 022: Avi Loeb - did we just witness an encounter of non human origin?

    In 2017, a strange object appeared in our solar system only to disappear again. The global research community agrees that it happened, but what it was is part of a sometimes heated debate. One who particularly fanned the heat was an astronomer at the prestigious Harvard University. He claims that there is much to suggest that the object is something of non-human origin. The shockwaves this sent through the world of science are still being felt today. But what is the truth of this extraordinary claim? Avi Loeb joined us in the Space Cafe Podcast Studio to find out. An extraordinary episode. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Avi Loeb Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 16.02.2021
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    EPISODE 021: Niamh Shaw, the least likeliest person who can get to space

    Niamh Shaw, an Irish-born performer, writer and communicator, wants to go into space. At the same time, however, she describes herself as probably the most unlikely person to succeed in such a feat. She is afraid and may not have the physical fitness. Nevertheless, Niamh holds on to her dream. Because she has a mission. And this should one day make the impossible possible. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Niahm Shaw: Niamh Shaw - Dream Big! Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 02.02.2021
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    EPISODE 020: Alexander Soucek - ESA and the legal challenges of space

    Alexander Soucek is a space lawyer at ESA and must ensure that the increasing human presence in space remains under control. Not only in terms of traffic, but also ownership and rules of conduct. One specific issue currently being negotiated is the inevitable demise of the International Space Station (ISS) and how and, more importantly, where it will crash to Earth. Other topics of this episode include: ■ How can space law keep up with rapid technological progress? ■ Are there legal rules of conduct for contacts with extraterrestrials? ■ Is Elon free to do what he wants in space? ■ Who owns the ISS? ■ What law applies if a crime occurs on the ISS? ■ What do international negotiations look like? ■ Pro Tips: How to negotiate properly? ■ Am I allowed to mine an asteroid of gold? ■ What skills do you need to work at ESA? ■ Why are there still more NASA T-shirts than ESA? ■ Is ESA underselling its achievements? Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Alexander Soucek Alexander Soucek on Linkedin Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ■ ThorGroup GmbH ■ Waaghausgasse 18 ■ 3011 Bern ■ Switzerland ■ Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.01.2021
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    EPISODE 019: Una McCormack - Star Trek Science Fiction Writer

    Una McCormack is a science fiction writer who has become particularly well known for her work on Star Trek and Dr.Who. In our conversation for Space Cafe Podcast Una repeatedly encouraged the space industry to be a little more imaginative and refrain from repeating the mistakes from the past. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Una McCormack: Una McCormack Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ 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 is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss 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. ThorGroup GmbH Waaghausgasse 18 3011 Bern Switzerland Website: www.spacewatch.global Email: [email protected] Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.12.2020
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    EPISODE 018: Dana Reizniece-Ozola, minister, satellite pioneer and chess grandmaster. The power of small nations.

    Dana Reizniece-Ozola is a unique personality. Not only did she hold the post of Latvian Minister of Economy and Finance, she also helped launch the first Latvian satellite into orbit, thus elevating her native country to the rank of a space nation. By the way, she also holds the rank of a chess grandmaster. More than one reason for the Space Cafe Podcast to take a closer look at her story. Host: Markus Mooslechner: Markus on LinkedIn Guest: Dana Reizniece-Ozola: Dana on Linkedin Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 08.12.2020
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    EPISODE 017: Kellie Gerardi, high stakes and deep insights into the potentially first social media star in space.

    Kellie Gerardi has embarked on an unusual career path that has taken her from the film to the heart of the space industry. Kellie is friends with the most outstanding personalities in the industry and has a clear goal: to go into space as soon as possible. Her bags are packed, and her family is forewarned. Kellie knows very wel what she's getting herself into: An analogous Mars mission to Earth has shown her very clearly what it means to become an interplanetary species. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Kellie Gerardi https://www.kelliegerardi.com/ Her book: Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Beginner's Guide to Life in the Space Age: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1642504106/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 25.11.2020
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    EPISODE 016: Pamela Melroy - Soldier, Test Pilot, Astronaut

    It is not easy to summarize Pamela Melroy in a few lines. No matter what she gets in touch with, she is most likely one of the best at it. One of the highlights was certainly one of the most daring outdoor missions that any human being has ever done on the International Space Station ISS. Now she looks back on one of the most exciting careers ever and has exciting messages for the future of space travel. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Pamela Melroy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Melroy , https://linkedin.com/in/pamela-melroy-46a34121 Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 015: Simonetta Di Pippo - Director of UNOOSA

    As the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Simonetta Di Pippo carries probably the coolest business card title ever. Simonetta has some pretty interesting insights, when it comes to the future of space - especially on earth. By the way: she also has something to say about Netflix' Salvation series where the world fights a catastrophic asteroid impact. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Simonetta Di Pippo: Director of UNOOSA ; https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonettadipippo/ Website UNOOSA - https://www.unoosa.org Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 014: Prof James Schwartz - we need to rethink everything

    Admittedly, Elons rocket launches and landings are fascinating. They have a magical attraction. The same applies, of course, to future missions like Artemis. Seeing people on the moon again has its charm. But, do we really have to do all this? What's the point in going to space? To ask such unpleasant questions is the job of the passionate space nerd and space philosopher James Schwartz. He puts his finger on those spots that others ignore. Now and then fascinating ideas surface in this process. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Dr. James Schwartz: http://thespacephilosopher.space Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 013: Nicole Büttner - how bringing AI and traditional companies together can work miraclese

    Nicole Büttner, CEO of Merantix, a venture studio for artificial intelligence, brings AI experts and traditional industries together in a room and makes some magic happen. This "two-body method" regularly generates completely new business ventures. Space Cafe Podcast has talked about it in detail with Nicole and even put an AI in front of the microphone. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Nicole Büttner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-buettner Merantix: https://www.merantix.com/ openAI: https://openai.com/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 012: Chris Lee - How will Hubble die? Is this the golden era of space travel? Why ESA has a bright future.

    Chris Lee has just retired from his position as Chief Scientist of the UK Space Agency and, after 40 years in the space industry, can now finally retire to do what he enjoys most: space travel. Chris has had a career in some of the most dramatic and legendary missions in space travel. Hubble, Beagle2, Exomars to name a few. Now that he has retired, he can talk freely about his 40 years of passion. Also about why he thinks ESA could have a great future. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Chris Lee: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lee-b20b321/ UK Space Agency: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency Hubblesite.org: https://hubblesite.org/ Exomars: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploation/Exploration/ExoMars/What_is_ExoMars Rosetta: https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Operations/Rosetta Beagle2: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Mars_Express/Beagle-2_lander_found_on_Mars Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 011: Sara Langston - Teaching the next generation of space travelers

    Sara Langston teaches at the time-honored Embry Riddle flight school and knows what astronauts had to endure before they were allowed into orbit. But many things change. Not only the attitude of the students when it comes to challenging subjects. The whole industry is breaking new ground. In this episode Sara succeeds in a tour de force through a number of fascinating topics: Is it allowed to buy land on the moon, is ethics an obstacle or the future of research and why is space law the best subject in the world? Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Sara Langston: http://linkedin.com/in/saralangston Embry Riddle, Aeronautical University: https://erau.edu/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EPISODE 010: Nicole Stott - Space Shuttle Astronaut Extraordinaire

    NASA astronaut Nicole Stott spent 104 days in space and remembers her two space flights aboard the legendary space shuttle that changed her life. Nicole didn't make the jump into the coveted cockpit right away, but she can still call herself part of the generation of pioneers who laid the foundation for the current rediscovery of space. For Nicole, the new generation of astronauts is the one who increasingly sees space as their permanent new home. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Nicole Stott Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 009: Moriba Jah on space debris, and why it may be too late

    Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, and he doesn't mince words when it comes to developing the near-Earth environment and addressing space junk. If we are really serious about the discovery of space, then we need to take our efforts up a notch. From a technical perspective, a Mars mission should be no obstacle and could start tomorrow, but the problem is us. Compared to the great seafarers and adventurers of old, we have forgotten how to take risks, slowing us down and putting our space plans in danger. Not to mention the fact that the window of opportunity to take risks in space is rapidly closing, as our waste in space is becoming a serious problem that we cannot get rid of anymore. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Moriba Jah: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahniverse/ #publicvoices Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 008: Michelle Hanlon, The legal loophole to remove the American flags on the Moon

    Michelle Hanlon was a successful public international law lawyer for decades, until she found out that no one could be held accountable for destroying the legendary footprints on the moon. She decided to do something about it, and the current international race to the moon makes her work a race against time. Michelle is the co-founder of For All Moonkind, a non-governmental organization that puts historic objects on the Moon in the spotlight. Listen more about that fascinating topic in this episode. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Michelle Hanlon - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-l-d-hanlon-1b368b11/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening - https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 007: Nahum Romero, What the Space industry is missing and why not even Elon is visionary enough

    Nahum Romero is an artist with a rather unique focus: space art. Currently, one of his pieces is circling the earth at 27.000 km/h. Nahum has some very profound insights about the current space race and criticizes the lack of groundbreaking vision even among the most outstanding space-startups and nations. But Nahum is not sparing with solutions and demonstrates how space-art can open new ways of thought. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Nahum Romero - www.instagram.com/nahumartist , https://www.linkedin.com/in/nahumartist/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 006: Proudly Human - the ambitious mission of a woman who seeks new knowledge for our civilization on Mars

    Dr. Adriana Marais is a professional bartender, a quantum biologist, a theoretical physicist, an aspiring extraterrestrial and a real explorer. With her latest project "Proudly Human" she wants nothing less than to get us humans ready for the first landing on Mars. In a fascinating conversation, Adriana Marais explains how this is also contributing to the solution of some of our most pressing terrestrial problems. Please find the poll mentioned in this episode right here: https://www.survey-maker.com/QMHHA0PI That episode will give you some serious food for thought - about our future on our planet Earth and ourselves. Check out https://proudlyhuman.com , the project we highlighted in the talk. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Dr. Adrina Marais - http://linkedin.com/in/adriana-marais-aa844822 Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 005: Simon, the Elon of Singapore

    Simon Gwozdz Simon is not yet 30 years old and is already called the Elon of Singapore. With his company "Equatorial Space Systems" he wants to push the increasing commercialisation of space travel. And he has a secret weapon for this: A special rocket fuel recipe that gives him self-confidence in the face of overwhelming competition. The tests are promising, the first big launch is approaching. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Simon Gwozdz, CEO, Founder at Equatorial Space Systems https://www.linkedin.com/in/simongwozdz/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 004: Life after COVID-19 - in space and on earth

    Roxy Rahel Guellmeister works for the legendary architecture firm Foster and Partners, the masterminds behind such buildings as the German Reichstag, the new Wembley Stadium and Spaceport America. Roxy sees our society in a state of massive change and expects numerous fundamental shifts to our familiar lives. She also sees the nascent race for space as a gigantic opportunity for many of our earthly challenges. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Guest: Roxy Guellmeister: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxyrahel/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 003: Are we facing an arms race in space?

    The Team talks to Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow at the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research in Geneva, about indicators of an arms race in space, Columbus, space debris and the Indian ASAT test. ○Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Co-Host: Anna Hazlett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annahazlett/ Guest: Daniel Porras: https://unidir.org/staff/daniel-porras Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 002: Who rules space? Cybersecurity And Artificial Intelligence

    In this episode, Markus and Anna discuss with their guest Dr. John Sheldon, Chairman of ThorGroup and Co-Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence and ask the questions who sets the rules for space and how to get ready for the next NASA mission? ○Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Co-Host: Anna Hazlett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annahazlett/ Guest: Dr. John Sheldon- https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-b-sheldon-6947706/ Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Episode 001: Covid19 and the space industry

    Markus Mooslechner and Anna Hazlett talk to Torsten Kriening and Yue Yuan about their SpaceWatch.global feature articles, how space technologies are helping to combat the corona virus in China, and how other space companies are preparing for the global pandemic, the future Emirates' Mars mission and mega-constellations. Host: Markus Mooslechner - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/ Co-Host: Anna Hazlett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annahazlett/ Guest: Torsten Kriening - https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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