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The Nuclear Option

While potentially dangerous, nuclear powered spacecraft offer far faster and more efficient spacecraft than traditional chemical rockets. Today we will examine the various means of using atomic power sources...
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Cyborgs

We examine the concepts of cyborgs, clarify what they are and how they differ from bionics, androids, and similar concepts. We also discuss some of the lesser known options...
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Reusable Rockets & Metallic Hydrogen

In this episode we'll be looking at improvements to rocket systems, with the main focus on re-usability. We will also look a bit deeper at rocketry principles, at some...
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Dead Aliens

Continuing our look at possible alien civilizations, we examine extinct alien civilizations and the possibly of finding them and exploring their ruins to learn about them. We will also...
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Upward Bound: Mass Drivers

This episode feature Mass Drivers, Space Guns, and other means of rapidly accelerating a spaceship up to orbital speeds without a rocket. We will explore the basic concepts, the...
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Life Support

Space is a hostile place, in this episode we will look at what you need to survive in it, dispels some myths about it, and get into the specifics...
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Upward Bound: Skyhooks

In this episode we examine the Skyhooks and Rotovators, technology designed to lift grab spaceplanes or rockets at far slower speeds than normal and lift them into space at...
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Quantum Computing

In this episode we explore Quantum Computers, from the basic theory to the potential applications, as well as many myths and misconceptions this groundbreaking technology has accumulated. Visit our Website:...
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Upward Bound: Space Elevators

In this episode we examine the concept of a Space Elevator, a popular piece of developing technology designed to lift people and cargo into space at a fraction of...
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Upward Bound: Getting Into Space

The first installment in a new series discussing alternative means of getting in space, from better rockets to massive structures like Space Elevators, Skyhooks, and Launch Loops. Visit our Website:...