Rod Pyle ... Showered Sith Starlight

Episode 1754 (2:09:59)

Rod Pyle

Rod joins Leo to talk about the SpaceX Starship test that happened this week. Starship SN8 worked all the way to the landing, where it crashed and burned. But Rod Pyle says that it accomplished all the test goals it set out to do, and it's on to SN9 now. Rod says that SpaceX will fly crewless with starship for several years before building the larger, crewed version of Starship for a flight to Mars.

In other space news ... Tonight is the peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower, which starts around midnight. So you'll be able to see a ton of "shooting stars" tonight. And with tonight's new moon, you should be able to see two a second with no moonshine to contend with. You can also watch a stream of the shower tonight at Space.com.