A new beginning for America’s Space Programs – Spacevidcast Live SVC-12M

In tradition of not wanting a launch (or live show) to end in the number 13, this episode has been re-named to SVC-12M. Why that numbering system? Well, we explain it in the open of the show!

A lot of amazing stuff is happening within America’s Space Programs on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s iconic moon landing speech we talk about people stuck in the past of Apollo and some of the advantages of moving forward with companies like SpaceX.

After the break we have some awesome video from Endeavour’s solid rocket booster cameras as well as a Soyuz station flyaround with the Space Shuttle stuff attached to the International Space Station

For more details on each story covered in this episode, visit the wiki article: http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/en/SVC-12M and remember that if you would like to get your hands on the Spacevidcast After Dark SVCAD-12M episode you can sign up for Spacevidcast epic to get your hands on that and other amazing content. http://www.spacevidcast.com/epic

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  1. Marc on May 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    hey guys
    great show. – funny too.
    i really hope you will still be on in 10 years!? which brings me to my suggestion.
    shouldn’t you use 2 digits for the new name-format? like SVC-112M.
    what are you going to do in 2021?


    • Benjamin Higginbotham on May 29, 2011 at 2:19 am

      This was really only for show 4.13. Much like the shuttle program returned to the STS-133 system we will return to the 4.14 type system on the next show. Ironically the shuttle program had the exact same issue. STS-41B would have been named STS-10 and that was in 1984. But the shuttle flew in 1994 as well, so what would NASA have called STS-62 had they kept the old naming system? Always wondered that.

      • Marc on June 2, 2011 at 4:06 am

        thanks for the feedback.
        my misunderstanding. i thought that was a permanent change.
        but still, any ideas what you are going to call your 13th show in 2021?

  2. Dana Luterick on May 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Good Morning,

    Thanks for all of the great programs.
    I agree that the future of our space program is with companies like Spacex.
    As we need to move ahead with a Human flight to Mars in the future.
    All of our past and future Space Explorers understand the need to build the next
    space flight system as the Shuttle program comes to an end.

    Keep-up the good work,

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