Most important value of spaceflight is: inspiration
Michel van Baal is a space engineer; he used to work at the PR department of ESA and now does the same at the Delft University of Technology. He's the right guy to talk to when it comes to pr about space.
Space's main selling points are, in his view, inspiration, plain utility as in gps satellites, economic value as in return on your invested dollar or euro. We also discuss differences between ESA's and NASA's pr and what companies like SpaceX add to the mix.
SpaceX's Starship tests in South Texas
Video feed of same: live 'Starship Cam'
Event Horizon Telescope Project, to be discussed in Space Cowboys 18, three weeks from now.
None this time, sorry!
Space Cowboys is made by Tyse Roes (https://yeah-science.net/) and Herbert Blankesteijn (https://blankesteijn.com/) in collaboration with BNR Nieuwsradio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.