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STP175 - Celestis Memorial Spaceflights - with CEO Charles Chafer

Season 1, Ep. 175

A new year brings in a new first, a new rocket from United Launch Alliance, the Vulcan Centaur, is due to launch on January 8th and the first private Lunar Lander. So we want to learn more about one of the payloads on board. With that in mind we speak to Charles Chafer, CEO of Celestis Memorial Spaceflights about their second Luna mission and their first deep space Voyager mission.


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Celestis: https://www.celestis.com


Charles Chafer:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-chafer-8652684/


Countdown to Vulcan:

https://www.ulalaunch.com/rockets/vulcan-centaur/countdown-to-vulcan


Vulcan Payload Blog:

https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/vulcan-cert-1-payloads-mounted-atop-rocket-for-launch 


Full show notes: https://spaceandthingspodcast.com/podcast/stp175-celestis-memorial-spaceflights-with-ceo-charles-chafer

Show notes include links to all articles mentioned and full details of our guests and links to what caught our eye this week.


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