Space

Episode 52 – Congress and Defense, Russian Satellite Shootdown, and China’s Nuclear Stance: The Rendezvous

Episode Summary In episode 52 of the Aerospace advantage podcast Congress and Defense, Russian Satellite Shootdown, and China’s Nuclear Stance: The Rendezvous, host John “Slick” Baum welcomes the Mitchell team to discuss stories that have dominated the news cycle. After stalling out for months, it looks like the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act is headed for the floor. What should we be looking for in this bill?  Next, as if things weren’t

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Episode 51 – Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space

Episode Summary In episode 51 of the Aerospace advantage podcast Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space, host John “Slick” Baum welcomes onto the podcast Shift4 CEO and Inspiration4 mission commander, astronaut Jared Isaacman. Private industry is making incredible strides in space, and Inspiration4 was a landmark moment, the first all-civilian mission to space. Missions like these are not just for show, they mark a growing trend of competition and innovation in the space industry that

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Episode 50 – Building the Next Gen Space Enterprise

Episode Summary In Episode 50 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Building the Next Gen Space Enterprise, host John “Slick” Baum speaks to a number of key leaders in the Space Force and industry to discuss how and why new actors are entering the space business. Given all the recent activity in space—whether discussing the explosion of small satellites or new launch players like Space X, Virgin Galactic, or Blue Origin—it’s hard to remember that the

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Building an Agile Force: The Imperative for Speed & Adaptation in the U.S. Aerospace Industrial Base | May 18, 2021

The U.S. Air Force is the oldest and smallest that it has ever been. The problem isn’t simply budget but acquisition behavior. At the rollout of the Mitchell Institute’s new research report, Building an Agile Force: The Imperative for Speed and Adaptation in the U.S. Aerospace Industrial Base, the authors explore how the Air Force can rejuvenate the aerospace industry to achieve a force that can innovatively outpace peer adversaries. Lt Gen (Ret.) Dave Deptula,

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