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This Week In Space podcast: Episode 17 — Incoming comms (we talk to YOU!)

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 17 — Incoming comms (we talk to YOU!)


On today’s This Week in Space we’ll be chatting you up about the massive flood of friendly emails we’ve received.

On this episode of This Week in Space (opens in new tab), Rod and Tariq  address questions, comments … and even some observations on what we can do to further please you, our valued listeners!

Also this week, NASA declares the Artemis 1 moon rocket test a success, Astroscale lands a space junk removal deal with OneWeb and YOU can help identify storms on Jupiter (opens in new tab)!

SpaceX’s Starship takes another step closer to launch from Starbase in South Texas, China makes an E.T. signal claim (but no, it’s not aliens) and don’t miss an amazing planetary alignment in June’s sky.

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NASA declares Artemis 1 moon rocket test successful, begins prepping for launch (opens in new tab)Astroscale to launch space-junk-removing test mission in 2024 (opens in new tab)Help us find interesting features in Jupiter’s atmosphere! (opens in new tab)APOLLO 17 (opens in new tab)NASA CHALLENGER REPORT (opens in new tab)NASA picks SpaceX’s Starship to land Artemis astronauts on the moon (opens in new tab)This Week in Space (opens in new tab) covers the new space age. Every Friday we take a deep dive into a fascinating topic. What’s happening with the new race to the moon and other planets? When will SpaceX really send people to Mars? 

Join Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik from Space.com (opens in new tab) as they tackle those questions and more each week on Friday afternoons. You can subscribe today on your favorite podcatcher.

Host of This Week In Space on TWiT

Host of This Week In Space on TWiT

Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle (opens in new tab) is an author, journalist, television producer and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra magazine (opens in new tab). He has written 18 books (opens in new tab) on space history, exploration, and development, including Space 2.0, Innovation the NASA Way, Interplanetary Robots, Blueprint for a Battlestar, Amazing Stories of the Space Age, First On the Moon, and Destination Mars

In a previous life, Rod produced numerous documentaries and short films for The History Channel, Discovery Communications, and Disney. He also worked in visual effects on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Battlestar Galactica reboot, as well as various sci-fi TV pilots. His most recent TV credit was with the NatGeo documentary on Tom Wolfe’s iconic book The Right Stuff.

This Week In Space co-host

This Week In Space co-host

Tariq Malik

Responsible for Space.com’s editorial vision, Tariq Malik has been the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com since 2019 and has covered space news and science for 18 years. He joined the Space.com team in 2001, first as an intern and soon after as a full-time spaceflight reporter covering human spaceflight, exploration, astronomy and the night sky. He became Space.com’s managing editor in 2009. As on-air talent has presented space stories on CNN, Fox News, NPR and others.

Tariq is an Eagle Scout (yes, he earned the Space Exploration merit badge), a Space Camp veteran (4 times as a kid, once as an adult), and has taken the ultimate “vomit comet” ride while reporting on zero-gravity fires. Before joining Space.com, he served as a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering city and education beats. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University.

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Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity’s ongoing expansion across the final frontier. Originally founded in 1999, Space.com is, and always has been, the passion of writers and editors who are space fans and also trained journalists. Our current news team consists of Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik; Editor Hanneke Weitering, Senior Space Writer Mike Wall; Senior Writer Meghan Bartels; Senior Writer Chelsea Gohd, Senior Writer Tereza Pultarova and Staff Writer Alexander Cox, focusing on e-commerce. Senior Producer Steve Spaleta oversees our space videos, with Diana Whitcroft as our Social Media Editor. 

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