The Orbital Mechanics is creating a podcast about spaceflight
114

patrons

$457
per month
Who we are.

Ben got tired of hearing podcast proposals. Sure, there just aren't enough shows out there about spaceflight, but it seemed like every other person he met on spaceflight forums thought they had time to do something better. None of them could ever follow through.

David had always wanted to produce a spaceflight podcast. It was in his blood, something he just had to do one way or the other. He was pretty sure he needed a cohost, but everyone else seemed busy.

And so was born The Orbital Mechanics Podcast.

Then there were costs and fees, and things Ben and David really wanted to do but couldn't afford. Launches to attend, press conferences to cover, sound mixers to play with and microphones to ship to guests! It was a very good thing indeed they had a small gathering of fans and YouTube celebrities who wanted to see them succeed.

What we do.

The show is about lots of things. We talk about spaceflight news, which we cover from a decidedly technical aspect. We do topical segments, like what it takes to maintain a breathable atmosphere in space, or how robot arms work. We interview engineers in the industry, and we make sure you're aware of upcoming spaceflight events, like EVAs and rocket launches.
Tiers
PAO Officer
$1 or more per month 42 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
GNC Engineer
$3 or more per month 21 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
CAPCOM
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
Includes Discord rewards
ADCO
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
  • On-air thank you.
Includes Discord rewards
Flight Director (early bird special)
$10 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
  • Don't bother with the waiting list for this reward tier; this was a one-time special, and won't be available in the future.
Includes Discord rewards
Flight Director
$20 or more per month 5 of 9 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
  • On-air thank you.
  • Access to #blanketfort, the team's general discussion chatroom/forum
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$457 of $800 per month
We'll be able to afford occasional equipment upgrades. We'll be able to send David to occasional East coast press conferences and Ben to occasional West coast press conferences.
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Who we are.

Ben got tired of hearing podcast proposals. Sure, there just aren't enough shows out there about spaceflight, but it seemed like every other person he met on spaceflight forums thought they had time to do something better. None of them could ever follow through.

David had always wanted to produce a spaceflight podcast. It was in his blood, something he just had to do one way or the other. He was pretty sure he needed a cohost, but everyone else seemed busy.

And so was born The Orbital Mechanics Podcast.

Then there were costs and fees, and things Ben and David really wanted to do but couldn't afford. Launches to attend, press conferences to cover, sound mixers to play with and microphones to ship to guests! It was a very good thing indeed they had a small gathering of fans and YouTube celebrities who wanted to see them succeed.

What we do.

The show is about lots of things. We talk about spaceflight news, which we cover from a decidedly technical aspect. We do topical segments, like what it takes to maintain a breathable atmosphere in space, or how robot arms work. We interview engineers in the industry, and we make sure you're aware of upcoming spaceflight events, like EVAs and rocket launches.

Recent posts by The Orbital Mechanics

Tiers
PAO Officer
$1 or more per month 42 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
GNC Engineer
$3 or more per month 21 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
CAPCOM
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
Includes Discord rewards
ADCO
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
  • On-air thank you.
Includes Discord rewards
Flight Director (early bird special)
$10 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
  • Don't bother with the waiting list for this reward tier; this was a one-time special, and won't be available in the future.
Includes Discord rewards
Flight Director
$20 or more per month 5 of 9 patrons
  • Access to extended interviews and occasional bonus content
  • Early warning of upcoming interviews, ability to contribute questions
  • Access to live episode and interview recording sessions
  • Access to monthly RPG hangouts
  • On-air thank you.
  • Access to #blanketfort, the team's general discussion chatroom/forum
Includes Discord rewards