“Manifest Space” hosted by CNBC’s Morgan Brennan focuses on the billionaires and brains behind the ever-expanding opportunities beyond our atmosphere. Brennan f...
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Air Force Secretary on SpaceX, China and The Future of War with Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall 9/15/23
Walter Isaacson’s new biography on Elon Musk sparked controversy with the revelation that the SpaceX founder withheld Starlink internet services to Ukraine in a military operation on Russia last year. While the company was not under military contract at the time—and has since received funding from the Pentagon— the disclosure fueled the debate that U.S. government and allies are too reliant on SpaceX. U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall joins Morgan Brennan from the floor of the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space, Cyber conference to discuss national security contracts, China, AI and more.
World’s Biggest Space Business with Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden 9/14/23
The fastest growing defense prime is also home to the largest space business in the world. Northrop Grumman's space systems surged 17% in both Q1 and Q1 -- the combination of 20 companies brought together over time. While 85% of the company's space business is concentrated in national security, the company also does work for civil and commercial space. In a rare interview, Morgan Brennan speaks with CEO Kathy Warden from inside of Northrop Grumman’s mission operations center.
Mars Helicopters with AeroVironment CEO Wahid Nawabi 9/7/23
AeroVironemnt blew Wall Street away with quarterly results this week as demand for drones and autonomous systems skyrockets. But above and beyond the battlefield, the company is well-positioned in its space portfolio, including designing and developing NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter as the first aircraft to make a controlled flight on the red planet in 2021. CEO Wahid Nawabi joins Morgan to discuss the quarter, autonomous space exploration, pseudo satellites, and more.
Medication in Microgravity with Varda Co-Founders Will Bruey and Delian Asparouhov 8/31/23
As Medicare looks to drive down medical costs, pharma manufacturing is going beyond global. For years, drug companies have used the ISS to research and develop new discoveries. But until Varda successfully completed a 27-hour experiment in orbit growing a drug used to help treat HIV. Waiting on a reentry license for its first spacecraft, Morgan sits down with co-founders Will Bruey and Delian Asparouhov to discuss in-space manufacturing, hypersonic missile testing, and (unofficially) replicating LK-99—speculated to be a potential superconductor.
Space Radio with Hawkeye 360 CEO John Serafini 8/24/23
While some spacecraft collect information visible to the naked eye, some are searching through radio waves to acquire and analyze valuable data for government agencies. Morgan catches up with Hawkeye 360 CEO John Serafini about his company’s efforts in the radio frequency space. They discuss the company’s successful $58M capital raise, government contract work and the narrowing competitive space.
“Manifest Space” hosted by CNBC’s Morgan Brennan focuses on the billionaires and brains behind the ever-expanding opportunities beyond our atmosphere. Brennan features conversations with the mega moguls, industry leaders, and startups in today’s satellite, space, and defense industries looking to invest in the next frontier and guides listeners on how to get in. Sit back, relax, and prepare for liftoff in “Manifest Space.”