Another space focussed special episode packed with aerospace content. We talk about the latest space exploration and planetary news, the history of rockets, spaceplanes and meet the exciting new generation of aerospace leaders.

A new X10Top10, a space related Pod’s Challenge and your feedback are completed with a massive out-takes section!

We hope you enjoy this episode, our largest and fullest space episode ever.


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#X10Top10 – our Top Ten Airline call-signs

10) Cedar Jet – Middle East Airlines

9) Springbok – South African Airways

8) Penguin – British Antartic Survey

7) Giant – Atlas Air

6) Dynasty – China Airlines

5) Cactus – US Airways

4) Nitro – TNT Airways

3) Shamrock – Aer Lingus

2) Clipper – Pan American World Airways

 1) Speedbird – British Airways

 X37B USAF spaceplane


Would you like to be on the one way journey to Mars and why? If not, then why not?

 Bristo Spaceplanes Ascender

Running Order (Hrs.Mins.Secs):

  • 0.05.10 News Update
  • 0.16.37 Gene Mikulka is TalkingSpace
  • 1.04.53 Mike Annis talks Rocket History
  • 1.31.06 Bristol SpacePlanes with David Ashford
  • 1.52.38 X10 Our Top 10
  • 1.57.37 GetInvolved
  • 2.03.13 PodsChallenge
  • 2.10.53 Jasmin Evans and Stemettes
  • 2.17.56 Promoting Aerospace
  • 2.28.54 Programme end  and Outtakes
  • 2.34.01 Finish


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Space Innovation and Growth Strategy Action Plan

Government backs UK launch site plan for space tourism

Space hub launched at university
Skylon ‘spaceplane economics stack up’

Gene Mikulka and Talking Space

Gene Twitter

Gene on Google Plus – Many interesting articles including Mars related

Talking Space Twiiter

Talking SpacePodcast

Spaceport Article

RocketSTEM on Twitter

RocketStEM Magazine

Amjad P. Zaidi

Rocket History Podcast



Bristol SpacePlanes



Jasmin Evans


Stemettes on Twitter


Promoting Aerospace

F35 PCDU Episode

Space Camp Article

RAL Space Weather Project

RAF Museum WW1 Films with Sir Peter Jackson

RAF Waddington air Show

Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal Navy Air Day Yeovilton

Royal Navy Historic Flight

Other Show Links (Contact for Doug Worrall)

NASA Saucer Test vehicle