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The Compendium of Doom, Part 1

A discussion of various theories for the End of the Universe.
Watch part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLTb0V1BGNw
How the Universe began and why is a question that’s obsessed humanity for at least as long as civilization has existed, at the same time, how it will end has equally fascinated us. Today we are joined by Astrophysicist Paul Sutter for a two-part episode looking at the science and history of how the Universe came to be and may end.

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Cover Art by Jakub Grygier: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier

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Jeremy Jozwik
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Jeremy Jozwik
Katie Byrne
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Luuk Warringa
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Nick Talmers Nieuwoudt
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Keith Blockus
Luca de Rosa
Mark Warburton
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Markus Junnikkala, “Leaving the Galaxy”
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars”
Aerium, “Fifth Star of Aldebaran”
A.J. Prasad, “Aether”

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Evacuating Earth

The End of the World is nigh… how do you escape?

This episode will look at many of the potential ways the world might be destroyed, from supernova to asteroid strike, as well as looking at how we might survive such disasters and go about saving civilization.

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Cover Art by Jakub Grygier: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jeremy Jozwik
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Jeremy Jozwik
Katie Byrne
Kris Holland/Mafic Studios: http://www.maficstudios.com
Luuk Warringa
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Nick Talmers Nieuwoudt
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Keith Blockus
Luca de Rosa
Mark Warburton
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars”
Aerium, “Fifth Star of Aldebaran”
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Labyrinth”
A.J. Prasad, “Cold Shadow”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”

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De-Extinction: Resurrecting the Past

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Ever since we started finding fossils of long extinct species we’ve dreamed of getting to meet them, either by finding some secluded group of survivors, using a time machine, or resurrecting them. As our knowledge of genetics grows, this last option is fast approaching as a possible reality and raises many additional concerns about the technical and ethical challenges, not least of which is where to put them, with their former environments now used by people or other critters. We will examine these challenges today.

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Writers:
Isaac Arthur
Laura Graham
Eustratius Graham
Mark Warburton

Narrator:
Isaac Arthur

Script Editors:
Gregory Leal
Keith Blockus
Matthew Acker
Naomi Kern
Sigmund Kopperud

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
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Misho Yordanov
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero: https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc
Stefan Blandin

Music:
Miguel Johnson, “The Commanders”
Lombus, “Hydrogen Sonata”
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Labyrinth”
A.J. Prasad, “Staring Continue reading De-Extinction: Resurrecting the Past

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Mars: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

We explore the history and future of missions to Mars
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You can see part 1 here: https://youtu.be/Pv7aigOzQKo
For years following the Moon landings it seemed liked Mars would be our next step and sooner than later, but the costs and risks discouraged interest for around a decade after that. We pick up from part 1 when renewed interest arose and examine many of the more recent plans and what options they give us for manned missions to the Red Planet in the next decade.

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Script Editing
Gregory Leal
Matthew Acker
Sigmund Kopperud

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jeremy Jozwik
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Jeremy Jozwik
Katie Byrne
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Luuk Warringa
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Nick Talmers Nieuwoudt
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Music Supervisor
Luca De Rosa

Music composed & performed by:
Miguel Johnson,
“The Alien Within” (instrumental feat. Tom Cook)
“Re-Genesis”
“A Planet Found”
“Preparing Continue reading Mars: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

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Spaceports

We return to the Upward Bound Series to look at spaceports, giant structures dwarfing the modern International Space Station, with a focus on the Gateway Spaceport design.

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Technical Consultants
Dr. Thomas Spilker
John Blincow
Kit Carson
Rod Pyle

Script Editors
Andy P
Kit Carson
Matthew Acker
Sigmund Kopperud (Wicked Woxel)
Keith Blockus

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
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Misho Yordanov
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero: https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc
Stefan Blandin

Music
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars”
Aerium, “Fifth Star of Aldebaran”
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Labyrinth”
A.J. Prasad, “Cold Shadow”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”

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Fermi Paradox: Sleeping Giants

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The idea that alien civilizations may exist but be hiding or asleep is a popular explanation for the Fermi Paradox, the apparent contradiction between the immensity of the Universe and the seeming absence of civilizations in it. Today we exam the concept that civilization may hibernate and what their motives for doing so would be.

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Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
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Misho Yordanov
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero: https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing
Andy P
Christian Leichsenring
Edward Nardella
Finrod Felagund
Gregory Leal
Keith Blockus
Konstantin Sokerin
Matthew Acker
Mark Warburton
N Kern
Sigmund Kopperud

Music Supervisor
Luca De Rosa

Music:
Ender Guney, “Big Gun Epic”
Kai Engel, “Daedalus”
“Ross Bugden, “Interstellar”
Dexter Britain, “Going Under”
Chris Zabriskie, “Cylinder Nine”
Phase Shift, “Forest Night”
Kai Engel, “Crying Earth”
Markus Junnikkala, “Course Set To Intercept”
Martin Rezny, “Lifelight”

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Orbital Infrastructure

To explore space and expand beyond Earth we will need a robust orbital infrastructure to serve as our beachhead. Today we will explore the necessary components for that, how we will go about creating them, and threats to them like Kessler Syndrome, a potential cascade destruction of all our space-based assets.

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Learn more about the Gateway Foundation at:
http://gatewayspaceport.com/the-gateway/how-to-build/
or http://orbitalassembly.com

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Cover Art by Jakub Grygier: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier

Technical Consultants:
Dr. Thomas Spilker
John Blincow
Kit Carson
Rod Pyle

Script Editors:
Darius Said
Keith Blockus
Kit Carson
Matthew Acker
MolbOrg
Sigmund Kopperud (Wicked Woxel)

Cover Art:
Jakub Grygier

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Jeremy Jozwik
Katie Byrne
Kris Holland of Mafic Stufios: www.maficstudios.com
Luuk Warringa
Mihail Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Nick Talmers Nieuwoudt
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero: https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc
Stefan Blandin

Music Arranged by:
Luca DeRosa

Music
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Brandon Liew, “Floating Through Space Electronic Sci-fi”
NJ Mandaville, “Swell”
NJ Mandaville, “Swell” (alternate version)
Dexter Britain, “In The Electric Fields”
Dexter Britain, “Forced Through Time”
Chris Zabriskie, “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”
Ross Bugden, “Parallel”
Ross Bugden, “Ascension”
Ross Bugden, “Dragon Slayer”

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Outward Bound: Colonizing Alpha Centauri

A journey out to the stars to colonize Alpha Centauri
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We’ve looked at colonizing our own solar system, from Mars to Venus, and all the way inward to the Sun itself and out to the dark edges of the Oort Cloud. In this episode we conclude the Outward Bound Series by heading to our nearest neighboring star system, Alpha Centauri, and look at the trials and tribulations of colonizing binary star systems and red dwarves.

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Script Editing
Andy P
Finrod Felagund
Gregory Leal
Keith Blockus
Matthew Acker
N Kern
Sigmund Kopperud (Wicked Woxel)

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jeremy Jozwik
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Jeremy Jozwik
Katie Byrne
Kris Holland of Mafic Stufios: www.maficstudios.com
Luuk Warringa
Mihail Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Nick Talmers Nieuwoudt
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero: https://www.artstation.com/sboterod?fref=gc
Stefan Blandin

Music Supervisor
Luca De Rosa

Music:
Markus Junnikkala, “Hail the Victorious Dead”
Evan King, “Altered Carbon”
Evan King , “Overwatch”
Ender Guney, “Epic Cinematic Trailer”
NJ Mandaville, Continue reading Outward Bound: Colonizing Alpha Centauri

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Eclipse 2017 – NASA Chasing the Shadow at 50,000 ft | Concorde 1973

For some, the Great American Eclipse will be almost 3x longer than for those in the best spot on the ground.
For those lucky few will be in a pair of NASA WB-57’s at 50,000 ft chasing the solar eclipse but it’s not the first time this has been done.
In 1973 Concorde 001 chased the longest solar eclipse for 1000 years over Africa for over 70 minutes, a record that remains unbroken.

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Presented by Paul Shillito
Written & Researched by Andy Munzer
Additional Material by Paul Shillito
Images and footage: NASA, ESA, Aerospatiale, C.N.R.S Paris, Filmtec.
Music by Paul Shillito
https://soundcloud.com/paulshillito/nanoflares

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