November 30, 2022

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 31 — Investing in the Stars

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 31 — Investing in the Stars
This Week In Space podcast: Episode 31 — Investing in the StarsThis Week In Space podcast: Episode 31 — Investing in the Stars

On this episode of This Week in Space (opens in new tab), Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik are joined by captain of NewSpace, it’s Steve Jurvetson

From rescuing SpaceX in their darkest hour, to investing in many of the most successful space startups, Steve has been there—and seemingly, everywhere—since the beginning of the new space age. 

Graduating Stanford with a degree in electrical engineering in just over two years, he’s perennially one of the smartest guys in the room, and is a true space visionary. Join us for this wide-ranging discussion on the state of NewSpace, how the new space age will be built on private enterprise and private investment, public-private partnerships in spaceflight, and the magnificent future of spaceflight.

Also in this episode, NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket is officially in the barn, as the agency rolled it back to the Vehicle Assembly Building to avoid damage from Hurricane Ian. It is now delayed to no earlier than Nov. 12. 

The DART asteroid impact was a success, SpaceX might visit the Hubble Space Telescope to give it a boost and hear the Space Force’s new anthem!

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This Week in Space (opens in new tab) covers the new space age. Every Friday we take a deep dive into a fascinating topic. What’s happening with the new race to the moon and other planets? When will SpaceX really send people to Mars? 

Join Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik from Space.com (opens in new tab) as they tackle those questions and more each week on Friday afternoons. You can subscribe today on your favorite podcatcher.

Host of This Week In Space on TWiT

Rod Pyle
Host of This Week In Space on TWiT

Rod Pyle (opens in new tab) is an author, journalist, television producer and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra magazine (opens in new tab). He has written 18 books (opens in new tab) on space history, exploration, and development, including Space 2.0Innovation the NASA WayInterplanetary RobotsBlueprint for a BattlestarAmazing Stories of the Space AgeFirst On the Moon, and Destination Mars

In a previous life, Rod produced numerous documentaries and short films for The History Channel, Discovery Communications, and Disney. He also worked in visual effects on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Battlestar Galactica reboot, as well as various sci-fi TV pilots. His most recent TV credit was with the NatGeo documentary on Tom Wolfe’s iconic book The Right Stuff.

This Week In Space co-host

Tariq Malik
This Week In Space co-host

Tariq Malik

Responsible for Space.com’s editorial vision, Tariq Malik has been the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com since 2019 and has covered space news and science for 18 years. He joined the Space.com team in 2001, first as an intern and soon after as a full-time spaceflight reporter covering human spaceflight, exploration, astronomy and the night sky. He became Space.com’s managing editor in 2009. As on-air talent has presented space stories on CNN, Fox News, NPR and others.

Tariq is an Eagle Scout (yes, he earned the Space Exploration merit badge), a Space Camp veteran (4 times as a kid, once as an adult), and has taken the ultimate “vomit comet” ride while reporting on zero-gravity fires. Before joining Space.com, he served as a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering city and education beats. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University.