This week the Queens go into verbal battle over Space! The final frontier one, not the physical distance between two objects.
Should we be exploring the beautiful and terrifying universe beyond our planet? Would those resources be better spent on Earth? And what surprising inventions have only happened thanks to space exploration?
Meanwhile, Tegan nerds out over Elon Musk’s Starlink coming to Australia, Rae makes everyone smell PlayStation candles and the Queens finally get internet.
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- Elon Musk’s Starlink is launching in Australia, here’s Tegan’s explainer
- And here’s a comparison between Starlink and Sky Muster satellite NBN
- Tegan also went on The Project to talk about Starlink
- There are different types of NBN connections in Australia. While Starlink seems like it is going to get satellite internet closer to NBN 100 speeds, it is still not going to be as fast as some fibre connections are capable of right now. Here’s an explainer on how they all differ
- Here’s a review of Rae’s Netgear Orbi RBK852 mesh kit
- And here’s a review of Rad’s D-Link COVR AX1800 mesh kit
- More information on SpaceX’s (and the world’s) first ever all-civilian space flight
- Annnnnnd the other civilian space flight that will cost a casual $US55 million per person and is going to the International Space Station
- The U.S. establishes its own Space Force
- NASA’s 2020 budget
- Rae talked to astrophysicist Kirsten Banks this week and you should definitely follow her excellent space commentary on TikTok and Twitter
- Rae also chatted to Karlie Noon, an astronomer and astrophysicist Sydney Observatory’s Astronomy Ambassador. You can find her on on Twitter too
- A list of inventions that happened thanks to space exploration
- Why NASA Explores space
- More on the UAE’s missions to Mars
- More from former NASA Astronaut and Director of Nova Systems, Pamela A. Melroy
- Rad’s fancy new mesh wi-fi and it’s gratuitous uncentered light: