ISDC 2008: Have Spacesuit, Will Jump

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It’s everyone’s favorite topic, jumping out of a perfectly good spaceship. Jeff Feige of Orbital Outfitters says when you jump – it’s all about attitude.

What will the spacesuit of the future look like? How will your basic comforts be taken care of? Will you look cool?

Those questions and more (Tim even sings) in this special edition of your Space Task Force, as we take the No Gravity Zone to Washington, D.C. for ISDC 2008.

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The Wonder of It All – Episode 24 of Your Space Task Force

The Wonder of It AllOkay folks – let’s go to ISDC in Washington, DC! There are a hundred reasons to hit this space conference, but one of the best is to see the space documentary The Wonder of It All. Tune in for our interview with Director Jeff Roth.

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The Wonder of It All – Episode 24 of Your Space Task Force

The Wonder of It AllOkay folks – let’s go to ISDC in Washington, DC! There are a hundred reasons to hit this space conference, but one of the best is to see the space documentary The Wonder of It All. Tune in for our interview with Director Jeff Roth.

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STF Episode 23: Your Ticket to Space (and ISDC)

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The countdown is fully underway for ISDC 2008. We’re joined this week by Brett Silcox from the National Space Society. He tells us why it’s a critical year for space and why Washington, DC will be the place to be at the end of May. Tim Bailey talks about Yuri’s Night 2008 (a good time was had by all). Special shout outs to Neil Armstrong (as always), Space X, Constellation and a slightly toasted spacecraft. All ahead on STF Episode 23 – now available for your downloading pleasure.

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ISDC: Michael Mealing, Masten Space Systems

One of the most innovative private space companies is Masten Space Systems. When you decide to go into space – Masten wants to make it as simple as making a retail purchase – and it looks like they’re already well on their way to doing just that. Michael Mealing, the CFO and VP of Business Development stopped by to tell us why it doesn’t need to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to go into space and why you can start making your plans right now.

Space Task Force Episode 6.4: Michael Mealing, Masten Space Systems

ISDC: Dr. Robert Zubrin; Founder and President of the Mars Society

One of the coolest parts of ISDC was getting to spend some time with Robert Zubrin, the Founder and President of the Mars Society. In this interview, he gives his take on why going to Mars is critical – and how you can play a role. He also tells us about the 10th International Mars Society Convention, August 30 to September 2 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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ISDC: Robert Pearlman, collectSPACE

If you want a piece of space history, collectSPACE.com is a good place to start. The site offers everything you need to know about artifacts – but also breaks news as well. The founder of collectSPACE, Robert Pearlman, stopped by to talk with us about everything from Project Apollo – to the Shuttle Launch Experience at the Kennedy Space Center.

Here’s that interview: Space Task Force Episode 6.2 Robert Pearlman