Episode 126: SpaceX: A New Paradigm for Space Exploration, with Chris Prophet

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Feature Guest: Chris Prophet

SpaceX has blasted into the aerospace world, seemingly overnight, bringing with it a new low cost model for accessing space. But this paradigm shifting company has set its sights much higher, with a promise to send humans to Mars, to live, colonize and even terraform the red planet. And behind it all stands Elon Musk. The visionary futurist claims he will not stop until he’s broken through the government inertia and overwhelming technological challenge in his bid to revolutionize space exploration as we know it. Now a new book is providing a behind the scenes look at SpaceX and today we’re joined here at The Star Spot by Chris Prophet, the author of “SpaceX: From the Ground Up.”


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The The Star Spot podcast is now The Star Spot podcast and radio show. That’s right. Your favourite astronomy program is now travelling through space, specifically the 1280AM frequency. Our broadcaster, CJRU The Scope at Ryerson, is now available on the radio dial, which means you can join us at The Star Spot at 1280AM every Sunday 8PM and Tuesday 6PM Eastern Time.

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About Our Guest

Chris Prophet is a writer of science and science fiction, including the book New Space: Our Shiny Future, and the science fiction series Euphoria. He is trained as an engineer.


Amazon – SpaceX From The Ground Up (Kindle Edition)

Amazon – NEW SPACE: Our Shiny Future (Kindle Edition)

Chris Prophet at Techaeris Blog

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