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News articles, magazines, TV, radio, and podcasts in which we are interviewed or quoted.

2019

Israel's Beresheet lunar lander has crashed on the moon
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2199497-israels-beresheet-lunar-lander-has-crashed-on-the-moon/

TRT World’s The Newsmakers: How would Einstein, Hawking and Sagan have reacted on EHT Black Hole?
https://www.trtworld.com/video/the-newsmakers/how-would-einstein-hawking-and-sagan-have-reacted-on-eht-black-hole/5caef7815788bd644f8c085c

Companies vie to develop ways to dispose of space junk
https://www.ft.com/content/fe4e89a0-5b51-11e9-939a-341f5ada9d40

NASA's $17-billion moon rocket may be doomed before it ever gets to the launch pad
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/nasa-s-17-billion-moon-rocket-may-be-doomed-it-ncna991061

TRT World's The Newsmakers: Should NASA Move Over for Private Space Corporations?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRQp4HbJyB0

Been there, done that? NASA says we need to return to the moon to use it as a jumping-off point
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-moon-return-20190330-story.html

Is the Trump Administration's moon-shoot possible?
https://www.wmfe.org/is-the-trump-administrations-moon-shoot-possible/100053

NASA says it's committed to Boeing-built rocket after considering alternatives
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/26/tech/nasa-commercial-rocket-sls-boeing-spacex/index.html

Mike Pence tells NASA to accelerate human missions to the Moon ‘by any means necessary’
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/26/18282598/nasa-mike-pence-vice-president-space-policy-lunar-landings-2024-gateway-sls-orion

NASA's Space Launch System beset by delays
https://www.wmfe.org/nasas-space-launch-system-beset-by-delays/98966

Apollo 11: How millennials can grasp the greatest event ever — for now
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/434203-apollo-11-how-millennials-can-grasp-the-greatest-event-ever-for-now

Celebrate International Women's Day by meeting these bada** space explorers
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/space-news/celebrate-international-womens-day-by-meeting-these-bada-space-explorers

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule returns to earth. Next up: flying humans
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spacex-crew-dragon-capsule-landing-20190308-story.html

SpaceX Crew Dragon Faces Its Toughest Mission Yet: Stick The Landing
https://www.investors.com/news/spacex-crew-dragon-capsule-landing/

SpaceX just launched its first human spacecraft. Now the real fun begins
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacex-crew-dragon

NASA's Commercial Crew Program hits milestone with SpaceX crew Dragon launch
https://www.wmfe.org/nasas-commercial-crew-program-hits-milestone-with-spacex-crew-dragon-launch/97629

Moon Mania: Companies See Ripe Opportunity In NASA Lunar Missions
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethhowell1/2019/02/22/moon-mania-companies-see-ripe-opportunity-in-nasa-lunar-missions/#63a89f437616

From Reel To Real: 10 Sci-Fi Movies That Predicted Future Technology
https://www.sideshow.com/geek/from-reel-to-real-10-sci-fi-movies-that-predicted-future-technology/

NASA Needs to Stop Spending Like a Drunken Cosmonaut
https://www.insidesources.com/nasa-needs-to-stop-spending-like-a-drunken-cosmonaut/

SpaceX makes the case to wrest $148M NASA contract away from rival ULA
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/02/21/spacex-makes-the-case-to-wrest-148m-nasa-contract.html

RT America TV: How NASA wasted 46 billion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJBod4Dj88k

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132182-500-japans-hayabusa-2-may-finally-kick-start-the-asteroid-mining-era/

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls on Trump to put Space Force headquarters on Florida's Space Coast
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/space/go-for-launch/os-bz-space-force-desantis-20190219-story.html

After nearly $50 billion, NASA’s deep-space plans remain grounded
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/nasa-nears-50-billion-for-deep-space-plans-yet-human-flights-still-distant/

SpaceX Mars spaceship moves forward with Raptor engine test-fire
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/02/06/spacex-mars-spaceship-moves-forward-with-raptor.html

The Space Show podcast
https://www.thespaceshow.com/show/28-jan-2019/broadcast-3260-laura-forczyk

The Space Shot podcast
https://thespaceshot.fireside.fm/384

Here Are the Industry Reps Pushing Corporate Interests in Space
https://readsludge.com/2019/01/24/here-are-the-industry-reps-pushing-corporate-interests-in-space/

2019 is the year that space tourism finally becomes a reality. No, really
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacex-blue-origin-space-tourism

Tentacles of federal government shutdown spread across Georgia economy
https://www.ajc.com/business/economy/tentacles-federal-government-shutdown-spread-across-georgia-economy/dP2lHXztxgnbRC8tHVC6CP/

How accurate are sci-fi's future tech predictions?
https://community.plus.net/t5/Plusnet-Blogs/How-accurate-are-sci-fi-s-future-tech-predictions-Part-one-1st/ba-p/1604060
https://community.plus.net/t5/Plusnet-Blogs/How-accurate-are-sci-fi-s-future-tech-predictions-Part-Two-6th/ba-p/1604083

Why SpaceX is ramping up its Florida staff while cutting hundreds of workers in California
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/01/14/why-spacex-is-ramping-up-its-florida-staff-while.html

Frustration among NASA, Kennedy Space Center emplotees grows as government shutdown continues
https://www.wmfe.org/frustration-among-nasa-kennedy-space-center-employees-grows-as-government-shutdown-continues/95994

2018

After three decades on Capitol Hill, Nelson leaves behind legacy of space policy
https://www.wmfe.org/after-three-decades-on-capitol-hill-nelson-leaves-behind-legacy-of-space-policy/95110

Layoffs and stalled projects plagued space start-up Moon Express. Then NASA stepped in.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/space/go-for-launch/os-bz-moon-express-update-20181114-story.html

NASA is returning to the moon. These are the companies getting up to $2.6 billion to do it
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/space/go-for-launch/os-bz-nasa-moon-contracts-20181128-story.html

NASA's Orion spacecraft makes progress, but are the agency's lunar plans on track?
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/orion-service-module-arrives.html

Florida's senate race could affect space policy, funding
http://www.wmfe.org/floridas-senate-race-could-affect-space-policy-funding/92780

The growing space industry is scrambling to find workers — but it can't take foreigners
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/space/go-for-launch/os-bz-foreign-student-job-challenges-20181024-story.html

WeMartians podcast: Moon to Mars
https://www.wemartians.com/episode049/

NASA's Mars rocket is behind schedule and over budget due to 'Boeing's poor performance,' audit finds
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/go-for-launch/os-nasa-sls-delay-report-20181010-story.html

The easiest way for Elon Musk to raise money for SpaceX might be tourism
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17873332/spacex-elon-musk-yusaku-maezawa-space-tourism-bfr-crew-dragon

Japanese billionaire charters SpaceX trip around the Moon
http://www.wmfe.org/japanese-billionaire-charters-spacex-trip-around-the-moon/91275

SpaceX says Japanese billionaire will be first private citizen on moon flight
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/spacex-says-japanese-billionaire-will-be-first-passenger-moon-flight-ncna910441

Russia is down to a single female cosmonaut, and she may never fly
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/russia-is-down-to-a-single-female-cosmonaut-and-she-may-never-fly/

The only way is up: space tourism counting down to a 2021 blast-off: 5, 4, 3, 2... ?
https://bv.world/magazine/

Why NASA is struggling to get its most powerful space telescope off the ground
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17627560/james-webb-space-telescope-cost-estimate-nasa-northrop-grumman

Members Appointed to Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee
https://www.camdencountyga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9406/Members-Appointed-to-Spaceport-Camden-Education-and-Workforce-Subcommittee?bidId=

What NASA did next: from ‘Space Force’ to the Moon and Mars
https://www.techradar.com/news/what-nasa-did-next-from-space-force-to-the-moon-and-mars

SpaceX's new ultra-reusable rocket could shape the future of humanity
https://www.techradar.com/news/spacexs-new-ultra-reusable-rocket-could-shape-the-future-of-humanity

Let it fly — Reality check on the outer limits of going airborne
http://ht.ly/Cp0730kI0V1

Intersection: Space Force; immigration policy; Matt Burke
http://www.wmfe.org/intersection-space-force-immigration-policy-matt-burke/88355

What Should We Do About the International Space Station?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/trump-nasa-international-space-station-bridenstine/562076/

POLITICO Space: Need a space coach?
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-space/2018/05/18/growing-friction-over-space-stations-future-271024

Are We There Yet? Humans to Mars Summit
http://www.wmfe.org/humans-to-mars-summit/86765

SpaceX’s last Falcon 9 upgrade could finally make reusable rockets cost-effective
https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/9/17254384/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-upgrade-rocket-reusability-savings

Congress is giving NASA more money than it requested to build a second launch platform
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/23/17153408/nasa-omnibus-bill-federal-budget-second-mobile-launcher

Ideas for new NASA mission can now include spacecraft powered by plutonium
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17138924/nasa-discovery-program-radioisotope-thermoelectric-generators-plutonium-238

How the Trump administration wants to make it easier for commercial space companies to do business
https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/2/23/17035436/national-space-council-regulatory-reform-industry-mike-pence?utm_campaign=lorengrush&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Commercial space ventures hail NASA opportunities in orbit and on the moon
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/commercial-space-ventures-hail-nasa-opportunities-orbit-moon/

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Is Ready for Its Historic Flight
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-elon-musk/552296/

SpaceX aims big in ever-evolving rocket environment
https://www.ft.com/content/3aaba5d8-09c1-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09

SpaceX launches most powerful rocket ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oya9JsTC_xg&feature=youtu.be&t=2m47s

A successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch gives NASA new options
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/2/16954582/spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-launch-impact-nasa-deep-space-travel

One Small Spaceport, A Giant Leap For Georgia
http://www.gpbnews.org/post/one-small-spaceport-giant-leap-georgia

2017

Trump Wants NASA To Go To The Moon & Twitter’s Like Nope, Just You
https://www.bustle.com/p/trump-wants-nasa-to-go-to-the-moon-twitters-like-nope-just-you-7543479

WeMartians: From the Moon to Mars
https://www.wemartians.com/episode034/

How a tiny county in Georgia is trying to create the country's newest commercial spaceport
https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/28/16645130/spaceport-camden-georgia-faa-commercial-rocket-launch-license

The Orbital Mechanics: Downlink
https://theorbitalmechanics.com/show-notes/forczyk

Camden County Plans Innovation and Research Park to Complement Spaceport
https://www.camdencountyga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8803/Camden-County-Plans-Innovation-and-Research-Park-to-Complement-Spaceport?bidId=

If Mike Pence wants to send NASA back to the Moon, he'll need to find a way to pay for it
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/10/16435492/nasa-national-space-council-vice-president-moon-return-budget-iss-commercial-industry

SpaceX's pivot: Elon Musk downsizes some of his ambitious goals
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/07/21/spacex-ceo-elon-musk-downsizes-ambitious-goals-mars-iss-nasa-falcon-heavy-dragon/495361001/?hootPostID=976b177bc6812ee271fdf2a794d02b59

Kids and the Earth are the real losers in Trump's NASA budget
https://mashable.com/2017/05/23/nasa-budget-losers-kids-earth-science/#9l4jfpxnUqqi

Florida Tech Grad Helps Shape the Future of Space Travel
https://adastra.fit.edu/blog/potr/florida-tech-grad-helps-shape-the-future-of-space-travel/#!page_id=15105748a8a44c82b,all

Trump wants to kill NASA office popular with Congress, astronauts and kids
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/03/16/trump-wants-to-kill-nasa-office-popular-with-congress-astronauts-and-kids/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ab68e32e7b1

NASA Looks to the Future in Vision 2050 Workshop
http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/nasa-looks-to-the-future-in-vision-2050-workshop/

 
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