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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.

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  • 04.03.2021
    47 MB
    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
    56 MB
    01:06:45
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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
    50 MB
    01:00:11
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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
    38 MB
    45:28
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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
    38 MB
    46:12
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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
    44 MB
    52:52
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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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    46:48
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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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    43:56
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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
    42 MB
    51:06
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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
    34 MB
    47:32
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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
    48 MB
    58:13
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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
    27 MB
    33:03
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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
    41 MB
    54:30
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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
    36 MB
    44:00
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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
    37 MB
    45:09
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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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    50:21
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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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