Stephen Hackett is a Co-founder of the relayfm. He also hosts Connected podcast.
This week: black holes doing weird black hole things, a progress report on the SLS and a discussion of how some of NASA's facilities should be renamed. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Tuparev Technologies: Introducing StarBrush: Modern astronomical imaging tool for everyone. Links and Show Notes: Support Liftoff with a Relay FM Membership Building the next Canadarm - NASA developing plans to fly astronauts on suborbital rockets – Spaceflight Now American Innovations $1 | News Image Library | U.S. Mint Annie Jump Cannon | American astronomer | Britannica NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson | NASA Modern Figures | NASA Campaign to Rename Stennis Space Center Kicks Off – NASA Completes Artemis Space Launch System Structural Testing Campaign | NASA NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Missions | NASA Astronomers see first light flare from two distant black holes colliding - The Verge A Black Hole’s Lunch Provides a Treat for Astronomers - The New York Times
The crew of Demo-2 are likely working on orbit until August, while here on the ground, COVID-19 is taking its toll on NASA schedules. Also: a conversation about CLPS and Gateway, as well as NASA's new Director of Human Spaceflight, Kathy Lueders. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Links and Show Notes: Support Liftoff with a Relay FM Membership Crew Dragon likely to support extended space station stay - SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon astronauts settle into life at the space station | Space James Webb Space Telescope will “absolutely” not launch in March | Ars Technica Mars 2020 launch slips three days - NASA Selects Astrobotic to Fly Water-Hunting Rover to the Moon | NASA NASA Picks Astrobotic to Carry VIPER Ice-Hunting Moon Rover - The New York Times Saturn's largest moon is drifting off into space 100 times faster than researchers previously thought - CBS News Space Force (TV series) - Wikipedia Somehow I Manage - a podcast from The Incomparable NASA Awards Northrop Grumman Artemis Contract for Gateway Crew Cabin | NASA Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) | NASA Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office | NASA NASA’s new chief of human spaceflight has a commercial background | Ars Technica
The guys would be sad that have been replaced by AI, but the results are too funny to be upset. Then, Federico has thoughts about ARM Macs, Myke makes a bet with Stephen and rumors of a new iMac are discussed. This episode of Connected is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code CONNECTED to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021. ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Miro: The online collaborative whiteboard platform. Sign up for a free account today. Links and Show Notes: Support this show and join the Relay FM Members Discord. Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube Ways To Help - Black Lives Matter Some iPhone 11 Users Complain of Display With Odd Green Tint - MacRumors iPhone 7 Plus Noise Under Load - 512 Pixels - YouTube Connected – This Episode Does Not Exist Apple renames beta again, introduces ‘beta 2’ of iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 - 9to5Mac iOS 13.6 adds new toggle to automatically download future software updates - 9to5Mac Health App Gains New 'Symptoms' Section in iOS 13.6 Beta - MacRumors Apple Killing iBooks Author in Favor of Pages – 512 Pixels iTunes U - June 2020 Update - Apple Support iTunes U Collections Will Move to Apple Podcasts From September - MacRumors Apple discontinuing iBooks Author and iTunes U, here’s what you need to know - 9to5Mac Apple has an idea for social-distancing selfies - Protocol Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Mac Chips at WWDC - Bloomberg Daring Fireball: On Apple Announcing the ARM Mac Transition at WWDC This Month Mac Power Users #538: I Predate the Home Computer, with James Thomson - Relay FM About Secure Boot - Apple Support Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "That Mac Pro looks like a giant $10K coffin of obsolescence right about now 😅" Sonny Dickson on Twitter: "New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion drive" Report: New iMac Coming – 512 Pixels iMac supply running low from Apple as rumors suggest WWDC redesign, more - 9to5Mac Lower-Priced 23-Inch iMac and 11-Inch iPad Models Rumored to Launch in Second Half of 2020 - MacRumors Future Classics: iMac G5 (iSight) – 512 Pixels The Test Drivers - Relay FM How I Use Custom Perspectives in OmniFocus - MacStories The Weird Story of the White iPhone 4 - 512Pixels - YouTube
Myke isn't swayed by the iPad mini faithful, and wonders where Stephen's Apple Pencil went. Then, thoughts on a possible port-less iPhone and what WWDC could bring for macOS. This episode of Connected is sponsored by: TextExpander, from Smile: Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Get 20% off with your first year. Hullo: A simple, natural pillow designed for comfort. Try it for 60 days. Xojo: Create native cross-platform desktop, web, mobile & Raspberry Pi apps. Use code CONNECTED for 20% off any licence. Links and Show Notes: Support this show and join the Relay FM Members Discord. Ways To Help – Black Lives Matter Joe – What happens when you cancel Apple Arcade on the iPhone Logan – What happens when you cancel Apple Arcade on the Mac What's in my Tech Bag (2020 Update) - 512Pixels - YouTube Patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard shows Apple Pencil slot - 9to5Mac Change the name of your macOS user account and home folder - Apple Support Apple Considering Offering Audio Versions of News+ Stories - MacRumors Signs of Upcoming Audio Support for Apple News+ Found in iOS 13.5.5 - MacRumors The Daily Update – Stratechery by Ben Thompson Apple Music's Zane Lowe brings interviews with iconic artists to new podcast - 9to5Mac Leaker: Apple to Stick With Lightning Over USB-C for 'iPhone 12' Before Going Port-Less Next Year - MacRumors Next iPad Air Could Feature a USB-C Port Instead of a Lightning Port - MacRumors Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Wikipedia Deprecated Kernel Extensions and System Extension Alternatives - Support - Apple Developer The Switch to Intel | iMore "This Is Not a Product": The Apple Developer Transition Kit - MacStories
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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