MECO Space News Headlines

Series produced by KBFG-LP

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Anthony Colangelo provides a 4- to 6-minute summary of the space news headlines each week.

Anthony Colangelo of the Main Engine Cut Off podcast provides a 4- to 6-minute radio-friendly summary of the space news headlines each week, including science, engineering, and politics. Anthony's podcast can be found at

15 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Lunar landing mayhem! NASA drops one lunar landing partner, opens competition up to more, and announces exciting partnerships with Blue Origin and ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 06:12
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It hopped! Crew and cargo headed to the ISS, India’s Moon mission is on its way, and SpaceX’s Starhopper flew free for the first time.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:45
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An update on SpaceX’s Dragon 2 explosion, continued progress on their Mars vehicle down in Boca Chica, Texas, and an Indian lunar mission launching...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: :00
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A major leadership change at NASA, a second landing on the asteroid Ryugu, and a big step for Virgin Orbit.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:44
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NASA selects a daring mission to Saturn’s moon Titan, and SpaceX completes its most complex mission ever.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 06:50
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Space Force gets a little closer to reality, and the politics surrounding Air Force launch contracts remain interesting.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 06:44
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NASA has selected the first three companies to fly small lenders to the Moon, and have unveiled their low Earth orbit commercialization plans.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 06:22
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A new orbital upper stage for a small launch provider, a static fire of Northrop Grumman’s new vehicle, and an upcoming sea launch.

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 07:03
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The first contract for the Lunar Gateway, another SpaceX lawsuit filed against the US Air Force, and a very important and successful SpaceX launch.

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
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$1.6 billion for Project Artemis, and yet another starship appears in a field...this time in Florida.

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 06:07
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A launch to the ISS, another launch for Rocketlab, and a big announcement from Blue Origin about their lunar ambitions.

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:39
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A partial power outage on the ISS, updates on some projects, and Blue Origin launches once again.

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:46
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An explosion rocks the commercial crew program, and a Mars quake was detected by the Insights lander.

  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:26
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A delivery to the ISS, extended missions for some of its crew, and a Falcon Heavy booster that toppled into the sea.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:03
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A black hole revealed, and unsuccessful lunar landing, and a very successful Falcon Heavy launch.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:30