Monthly Archives: May 2013

Vlado & Wal discuss:

Download Ep.51 (37MB)

Songs Played:
DukeBox – What’s In The Box
Bustamento – Livin’ the Dream
Sue-Anne Steward – Love Gets Sweeter
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us
ASAP Science – Elelments of the Periodic Table

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The It’s Not Rocket Surgery crew are joined by a very special guest, Mechanical Engineer & High Powered Rocketry Enthusiast, Paul, for a very special 50th episode of It’s Not Rocket Surgery.

Detailed show notes (with links and playlist) to come shortly

Download Ep.50 (56MB)

Dear Commander Chris Hadfield,


Next, I’d like to congratulate and thank-you for your exceptional work over the past five-plus months in the ISS. Your YouTube videos, songs, tweets and photos have been absolutely brilliant, and along with the Mars Curiosity Rover, you have done more for the positive promotion of all things space than anyone since the first moon-landing (IMHO).

Right now you’re probably thinking “who is this person”. My name is Vlado Kekoc, and I’m an Australian Aerospace Engineer, father-of-six, photographing, blogging, guitar playing, community radio presenter who has been closely following your adventures on the ISS. Science, technology & geek culture are the main themes of a radio show, It’s Not Rocket Surgery, which I do with the help of a variety of guest co-host, which airs on Sunday nights, 10.30PM to 12.00AM (local time), here in Melbourne Australia. The show is broadcast on a little community station, 98.9 North West FM, which services Melbourne’s north-western suburbs and the world via its stream at, from its studio in HADFIELD. The show, much like your efforts on the ISS, utilises social media to connect with people/listeners, and aims to spread the joys and science, technology and geeky stuff in an educational and entertaining way.

I imagine you’re pretty tired right now, getting reacquainted with gravity and keen to spend some time with family and friends. If possible, once things have returned to something somewhat resembling normal, or as normal as your life will be following your stint on the ISS, would you consider having a chat with us on It’s Not Rocket Surgery on a Sunday night, or any other time that suits you, whatever time you could spare.

Kindest Regards,


P.S – I imagine you’ll have thousands of these types of requests, so I totally understand if the request for a chat can’t be accommodated.

Wal’s in the studio despite being sick as a dog, and with his Barry White-esque baritone, he and Vlado discuss the news of the week.

  • Google Glass
  • Haley’s Comet’s Fart
  • #Skarkspeare
  • 3D Printed Organs
  • DNA Profiles Sculptures
  • NASA – Curiosity, Grover, SpaceShipTwo, UFOs can’t be Spinning Discs, Space Aliens in Congress, Earth Without A Moon
  • Facebook is an empty vessel
  • NCR 747 Crash in Afghanistan
  • Russian Dashcams
  • Game Reboots

Download Ep.48 (61MB)

Songs Played:
StormChasers – Someone Else
Matt Corby – Brother
Michael Buble – Feeling Good
Presidents of the United States of America – Kitty
Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches
The Arachnids- Daydreaming

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