Welcome to the Lockheed Martin Space Makers Podcast
Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters most.
We’ll take you out of this world to get an inside look into how we are pioneering a bold new vision of space. Join us on this journey of adventure and discovery as our experts explore the future of space and how the technological advancements of today are helping humans “untether” from Earth, establishing interconnected communications, defending our allies and sustaining Earth for future generations.
Artemis I Coverage
3,2,1 Lift Off! Orion Blazes a New Path to Space
Exclusive | On-Location Artemis 1 Launch Coverage
Lockheed Martin Space Makers is taking you behind the scenes of the Orion spacecraft and NASA's Artemis 1 mission.
Season Two: Space 2050
Episode 8 | Help Earth: Spearheading Space Sustainability
Can creating a new space economy also “Help Earth?” Learn how Lockheed Martin is developing unique space-based technologies that will help address some of Earth’s toughest sustainability challenges.
Episode 9 | Untethering from Earth: Moving from Space Exploration – to Space Development
Could people soon live and thrive on other planets and Moons? In this episode, “Untethering from Earth,” learn how Lockheed Martin is helping humanity obtain a level of independence from Earth.
Episode 10 | Bringing Earth Along: Moving to Space Development while Staying Connected to Earth
How will space-based humans “Bring Earth Along” when they become an off-planet species? Here’s an inside look how an Earth and space-based future will unlock new technologies and opportunities.
Episode 11 | We Mean Business – Part 1: Pioneering the New Space Economy
The future of space means big business. Moon and Mars-based economies will include everything from trade routes to human habitats – to new lunar rovers and, yes, eventually poets, artists, and even pets. But what does that really look like?
Episode 12 | We Mean Business – Part 2: Pioneering the New Space Economy
From self-repairing rovers on the Moon and Mars – to a communications satellite on the dark side of the Moon, soon, space will connect humans like never before. It’s all a part of bringing big business to space.
Episode 13 | Space on Main Street: How the Virtuous Cycle of Innovation Will Transform Main Street
From high-speed lunar trains, to new ways to play baseball, the future of space will also change Main Street right here on Earth, introducing 3-D printed foods, new medical technologies, self-driving vehicles – and much more life-changing technology - to our daily lives.
Episode 14 | Making Smart Cities Smarter: How the Virtuous Cycle of Innovation will Transform Our Cities
Smart cities powered by space tech will make them smarter – allowing for real-time connectivity in a way that we can only imagine and creating living environments customized to every individual's needs
Episode 15 | Intelligent Life: Transforming Space through Communications & Data Analytics
From distant outposts on Mars, to colonies on the Moon, to smart cities here on Earth, space-based Artificial Intelligence will transform how humans work and engage with one-another.
Episode 16 | Connected, Protected: Mastering the new battlespace; Global cooperation to manage space-based resources
Keeping space secure for all humankind depends on connection – as well as vision and cooperation. How are we prepared to meet this critical challenge?
Episode 17 | 21st Century Security: Ensuring Protection and Prosperity
As humankind pioneers a future "off Earth" how are we approaching the challenges– and the exciting new possibilities of this new space age to ensure protection and prosperity for all? Listen in to find out more.
Season One: Go For Launch
Episode 1 | Build It: Faster, Better, Cheaper
Deep space exploration can be a high-stakes venture, and any failures can be costly, setting you back years. In an era of significant budget cuts, learn how JPL and Lockheed Martin innovations made spacecraft faster, better, cheaper and changed the future of building spacecraft for deep space exploration.
Episode 2 | A Match Made in Space: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu, Part I
In this episode , we look at a match made in Space between an asteroid named Bennu and a cutting-edge spacecraft named OSIRIS-REx. Launched in 2016, get a special look at what scientists could learn from Bennu’s samples that OSIRIS-REx is bringing back to Earth.
Episode 3 | A Match Made in Space: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu, Part II
We continue our inside look at the incredible mission to collect a sample from an asteroid that is sailing through space 200 million miles away. In part two, we travel through space towards the asteroid Bennu and hopefully, by the end of the show, we'll have a sample.
Episode 4 | Lucy: In the Sky with Asteroids
We're bringing you a story about a groundbreaking mission named Lucy, launched in October of 2021. This mission will visit and study seven Trojan asteroids, which are some of the oldest objects in our solar system. We take you behind the scenes with the engineers and scientists to learn how they have broken this new ground.
Episode 5 | Interstellar: Deep Space Travel
The life-sustaining jewel of the Artemis program, Orion is the only spacecraft rated for human deep space flight. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into the engineering of the spacecraft that will take the first woman and next man to the Moon. We'll also explore what deep space travel might look like for humans in the future.
Episode 6 | Stranger Things: The Case of the Spitting Asteroid
Space is a fascinating and mysterious place that often redefines science as we know it. And this couldn’t be more true than with the asteroid Bennu. As the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx got close to this ancient interstellar object, they started noticing something strange happening. Hear why scientists think this peculiar event is happening and what we learned.
Episode 7 | Launch Prep: Lockheed Martin Space Makers
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