A look back at 2011 and forward to 2012

Spacevidcast Live shows are back! Since we took the last part of 2011 off we thought it may be a good idea to review some of the amazing events that took place. From the shuttles retiring to space mishaps we talk about 2011 and what the future holds for 2012.

If you didn’t catch it, our live shows have changed times. We now broadcast on Sundays at 22:00 UTC / 2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST. The live show is a lot more fun when you participate in the community, so stop on by and say hello!

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  1. Titan on January 17, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Isn’t it hard on your bandwidth to download the whole stream instead of just buffering a couple minutes ahead?

    • Benjamin Higginbotham on January 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

      The stream is designed to progressive start. So it will download some of the file while playing it back. You don’t need to download the whole thing to begin playback.

      Regardless, we don’t stream it from our home systems so it doesn’t impact our broadcast ability at all.

  2. Nebula1701 on January 17, 2012 at 5:53 am

    hmm Shuttle to the moon… couldn’t they fit a lem in the payload bay? XD

  3. Benjamin Higginbotham on January 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    For anyone interested, here is a link to the article about sending the Space Shuttle to the moon: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19910014907_1991014907.pdf notice that this is an official NASA document on the official NASA domain.

  4. dr on January 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    When referring to Iron Sky, you mentioned the “dark side of the moon”. This is made up for the film isn’t it? Our moon doesn’t have a dark side.

    • Nebula1701 on January 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      One face of the moon always looks towards the earth. We never see the other side of it… hence the Dark Side of the moon.

  5. Larry on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Ben and Cariann,

    The Russians (Soviets) have not had a successful Mars mission. Below is a link to an online aticle that lists their attempts.



    aka Larry_Voyager

  6. Marc on February 7, 2012 at 5:35 am

    So glad you guys are back.

    “There is a difference between dock to and birth (is that correct?) to the ISS.”

    What’s the difference? Can you explain it some time? – No hurry; anytime is OK.

    And one more thing:

    Could you give us (the ones that don’t take part in every life show, but still love your show, and watch every one of them once they are on the net) a little insight into what happened in the past three months or so with you guys?


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