Podcast: Interview with SpaceX’s Elon Musk

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In an exclusive interview with Aviation Week Space Editor Irene Klotz, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discusses the riskiest part of the upcoming NASA Commercial Crew Demo-2 launch, the need to further reduce launch costs and the prospects for the Starlink internet service project.

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Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.


No offense, but the audio quality of the AvWeek podcasts in general and this one in particular is simply unacceptable and unbearable. Ms. Klotz's "phone from the 30s" audio was barely doable, but the scratchy, digitally distorted audio from Mr. Musk simply is impossible to listen to for almost an hour. You're not the Podunk Daily, you're Aviation Week! There is a ton of tools out there that can help you out. For starters, have a look at Squadcast.fm (no affiliation). And buy all of your staff a decent microphone (from 60 USD up) and a headset. Again, no offense, but I'd really want to listen to your podcasts. Thanks!
This to the 10th power. Never have so many interesting podcasts been abandoned due to audio recording issues. Even with Sennheiser wired headphones it’s a struggle.
Excellent candid discussion ranging from the technical to the aspirational - all in the context of Human progression over time. Well done by both Elon and Irene.