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The Space Cafe Podcast #034: John Mankins – Energy from orbit, new ways of propulsion and Star Trek type spaceships

John Mankins; Photo courtesy fo him

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 34th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: John Mankins – Energy from orbit, new ways of propulsion and Star Trek type spaceships

Episode 034 features a special guest John Mankins.


John Mankins has been with NASA and JPL for most of his professional life, working on projects that most of us would look for in the science fiction department: famously, John published a paper on the maturity of future technologies. So he has a pretty good sense of what to expect in the foreseeable future. Solar energy from orbit, permanent habitats on other celestial bodies, energy production in space were still the most obvious discussion points. In the current episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, we ventured very far out with John.

The Space Cafe Podcast brings our signature brand of engaging and relevant content from across the global space economy to you via an exciting new format. Together with award-winning Executive Producer, Markus Mooslechner (Terra Mater Factual Studios), our fortnightly podcast features highly interesting guests.

Each episode includes a review of important topics, as well as guest appearances and deep commentary from expert panellists from across the space sector.

Thanks to our global distribution partner, BookWire, the podcast is available on all major podcast platforms.




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