Rod Pyle: A Tour of SpaceX

Episode 1820 (1:59:45)

Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle joins Leo to talk about Tim Dodd (Everyday Astronaut), who got a tour of SpaceX's Starbase Rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas. And his tour guide was Elon Musk. You can watch the three-part interview here. In other space news, Boeing has detached the Starliner, which has been having issues with its maneuvering thrusters before the second launch. 13 valves failed to open, and it looks as if there's severe corrosion due to moisture. Rod says that meanwhile, SpaceX keeps launching and building more rockets at a breakneck pace. 

Russia is also blaming American astronauts for the Soyuz spacecraft leak that happened about two years ago. But Rod says it sounds more like shoddy workmanship.