Podcast: Making Sense Of The SpaceX Starship Launch

By Jen DiMascio Apr 26, 2023
Aviation Week editors talk about the aftermath of the Starship test and the future of commercial and military space launches.
Check 6

Podcast: Why Virgin Orbit Went Bankrupt

Apr 06, 2023
Richard Branson’s launch venture ran out of cash. Could a buyer pick up the valuable pieces?
Check 6

Podcast: Will M&A Heat Up in 2023?

Jan 06, 2023
Dealmaking slowed down in the second half of 2022, but the year ended with a bang.

Podcast: Unveiling The New National Air And Space Museum

By Jen DiMascio Oct 06, 2022
On Oct. 14, eight renovated galleries of the museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen to the public. Chris Browne, the museum’s John and Adrienne Mars director,

Podcast: Chasing Hydrogen Leaks

By Irene Klotz Sep 13, 2022
Mike Leinbach, the final NASA Space Shuttle Launch Director, shares his thoughts about the finicky fuel and how the Artemis team is managing with the Space Laun
Space Focus

Podcast: Inside NASA’s Sustainable Flight Plan

By Graham Warwick Jul 11, 2022
As NASA invites bids to build and fly its Sustainable Flight Demonstrator, technology editor Graham Warwick and senior editor Guy Norris hear how this aircraft will differ from the agency’s prior X-planes. They talked to Rich Wahls, NASA’s newly appointed Sustainable Flight National Partnership mission integration manager at the AIAA Aviation 2022 conference in Chicago.

Podcast: Insights From NASA’s Former Deputy Director

By Jen DiMascio Jun 30, 2022
Lori Garver, out with a new book, Escaping Gravity, talks to Aviation Week editors about how the space industry ushered in a new era of private spaceflight, how
Defense and Space

Podcast: AAM, New Space Face Financial Wilderness

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 17, 2022
For new space and advanced air mobility startups, the past two years have been a heady experience of investment, mergers with special purpose acquisition companies and high-risk plays into segments of the aerospace and defense industry that were mere dreams a decade ago. As the economy changes, Aviation Week editors discuss what comes next.

Podcast: What Next For Boeing?

Jun 06, 2022
Boeing’s space business notches a win, but many questions remain about the company’s long-term future. Listen in as analysts Byron Callan and Ron Epstein join the podcast.

Podcast: 50 Years Of Innovation

By Carole Rickard Hedden Apr 22, 2022
Former Collins Aerospace executive John Borghese joins Aviation Week executive editors Graham Warwick and Carole Hedden to reflect on the last 50 years of innovation in aerospace and look at what is coming down the pipe.

Podcast: With New Leader, Where Does Boeing Defense Go Now?

Apr 01, 2022
Aviation Week editors discuss Ted Colbert's appointment and the challenges he faces as the new head of Boeing's $26 billion defense and space unit.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview with Inspiration4's Commander Jared Isaacman

By Irene Klotz Sep 23, 2021
The billionaire commander of the three-day mission to space talks about his experience and the importance of humans continuing to explore the heavens.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview with ULA’s Tory Bruno

By Jen DiMascio Jun 24, 2021
Listen in as the president and CEO of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) discusses the company’s upcoming first launch of the new Vulcan rocket, the impact of the Space Force and the future of space transportation.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Flight on Mars—An Interview with Smithsonian’s Ellen Stofan

By Jen DiMascio Apr 19, 2021
After a successful first flight of the Ingenuity on Mars, Ellen Stofan, under secretary for science and research at the Smithsonian Institution, talks with Aviation Week editors about the historic nature of the mission, coming 117 years after the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Nanoracks’ CEO on Commercializing Space

By Jen DiMascio Mar 19, 2021
Listen in as Nanoracks CEO Jeff Manber predicts that by the end of the year, private space companies will have more discretionary money to spend than the U.S. federal government.
Program Management

Podcast: Interview with U.S. Space Force Chief

By Jen DiMascio Dec 14, 2020
Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations, looks back at the first year of operations for the U.S. Space Force and ahead at what is to come…
Defense and Space

Podcast: How Chang’e 5 Fits into China’s Space Program

By Jen DiMascio Dec 03, 2020
The latest mission to return a sample from the lunar surface is part of China’s internally focused effort to put humans on the Moon.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview With Space Development Agency Director

By Jen DiMascio Nov 10, 2020
SDA director Derek Tournear joins Aviation Week editors on Check 6 to discuss how its system of space tracking and transport satellites will revolutionize the U.S. military and the challenges it will face along the way.
Air Dominance

Podcast: Inside the U.S. Return to Launching Humans to Space

By Jen DiMascio Aug 07, 2020
This week, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Benhken splashed down in their SpaceX Dragon capsule in the Gulf of Mexico after two months at the…
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview with Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck

By Irene Klotz Jul 17, 2020
The founder of the small-launch company discusses a recent failure of the Electron rocket launch, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, and Rocket Lab’s evolution from manufacturing rockets to building spacecraft.
Defense and Space