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The Space Show
The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce, space tourism,space exploration and space development. The Space Show is committed to facilitating our becoming a space-faring nation and society with a growing and self-sustaining space-faring economy.  The Space Show also focuses on other related subjects of interest to us all.

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Created by: David Livingston
Created on: 11 May 2005
Language: English


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Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 1-25-15 (59.12MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: We discussed a wide range of space topics from Mars colonization to radiation issues, UFO files, the SpaceX-AF litigation, the Nixon space policy and much more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our Open Lines program. During the first segment of our two hour seven minute program, we took several calls starting with John in Florida who wanted to talk about early Mars colonization, one way Mars trips and similar topics. He wondered about buried Martian ruins deep under the ground and I drew an analogy to archaeological digs here on Earth in finding towns and early civilizations buried on top of one another far below the surface of the Earth. John from Ft. Worth called in to talk about the Al Worden interview in which Al did not think there was any reason for returning to the Moon. You can read the Worden interview at www.dw.de/apollo-15-command-module-pilot-alfred-m-worden-nasa-took-a-step-backwards/a-18211468. I also asked John about the release of thousands of UFO documents, www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/01/19/air-force-ufo-files/21985651. John and I then returned to discuss more about the Worden interview, his comments on the shuttle, the ISS, Saturn V and more. In the second segment, Michael Listner called to update us on the settlement of the SpaceX Air Force litigation. Michael summarized the mediation and the settlement details for us. Dr. Doug from S. California called to talk about a variety of topics including radiation. He referred to an Al Globus article regarding his view on shielding requirements. You can read Al's article here: http://space.alglobus.net/papers/RadiationPaper2014.pdf. Doug also talked about a permanent base on the Moon and his Mars Return Option. Dwayne was the next caller and he spoke of John Logsdon's upcoming book on Apollo and the Nixon space policy. He talked about all the budget cuts and slashes back then and how they negatively impacted the program. Dwayne also talked about the nuclear thermal rocket and the fact that it can't go active until it out of Earth orbit. Adrian sent in an email about radiation debris putting satellites at risk. Here is the older NY Times article he sent me: www.nytimes.com/1995/02/26/world/radioactive-debris-in-space-threatens-satellites-in-use.html. Tim called to debunk the Mars crew living in a tuna can analogy and instead wanted to compare it to submarines. He got some pushback on his submarine analogy. Earlier, Jon from NJ had sent in a note about the SpaceX satellite plans & what this may mean for SpaceX. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can reach any of the participants through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:46:02 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Gil Levin, Friday, 1-23-15 (39.53MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Gil Levin. Topics: Searching for life on Mars, 1976 Viking Labeled Release Experiments and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Dr. Gil Levin to discuss searching for and finding microbial life on Mars. During the first segment of our 86 minute program, Dr. Levin first responded to an email question about the type of science equipment needed to find life on Mars & why was it missing from Curiosity. He also wanted to know if it could be added to the Mars 2020 mission. As Dr. Levin pointed out, MSL and Curiosity were not equipped with any life detection instrumentation. As for Mars 2020, it will collect samples and store them for a future sample return mission to Earth. Dr. Levin had much to say about a sample return mission as part of this discussion. Dr. Levin then went over his Label Release Experiments (LRE) from the 1976 Viking Landers and said many times during the show that not only was it suitable for detecting life, it did detect life. Gil then spent the better part of the first segment talking about life detection on Mars, the need to convene an expert panel to look at all the data available today to come to scientific conclusions about microbial life on Mars and more. Listeners emailed many questions to Dr. Levin asking about bacteria that could survive in the Mars environment, perchlorates, & XE-129. Doug from S. California phoned in and wanted to know if NASA had made a choice not to detect life on Mars as he thought they were avoiding doing so. Doug had several additional questions for Dr. Levin. In the second segment, Kirk called to ask about the chiro experiment, LRE, and the use of fresh samples. Following up on what I asked our guest as the earlier segment ended, I asked Gil what was wrong with the step by step methodology NASA was using regarding Mars life research. Later he talked about the LRE being an effective tool for today, its use of Carbon 14, then he talked about putting a microscope on Mars and why that would be beneficial. I asked Gil if he had anticipated the controversy surrounding the LRE and he said no. Another listener asked about first going to one of the Martian moons. Gil explained why he thought that was a bad idea. He was also asked about Europa instead of Mars 2020. We talked about the high interest level in finding life on Mars and Gil said he believed that their was microbial life on Mars today. Another listener wanted to know if the results of the Viking experiments were only valid for the two Viking locations or most likely widespread on Mars. Gil explained why the findings were most likely applicable across Mars. We discussed Mars and our space policy & he was asked about both RNA and DNA. Don't miss his final comment about Occam's razor and Martian DNA. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can email Dr. Gil Levin through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:39:15 PST
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars," Wednesday, 11-21-15 (9.38MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Mars Curiosity findings announced Dec. 2013. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Ashwin Vasavada to Hotel Mars to discuss the latest findings announced by NASA in December 2013 regarding methane discoveries, organics in rocks, and indications that there had been flowing water on Mars, perhaps during the first billion years of Mars. As we learned, the first billion Martian years were likely to have been more supportive of microbial life than later times on Mars for a variety of reasons which our guest discussed during our 20 minute Hotel Mars segment. During our two part segment, we talked about free flowing water on Mars, the Mars methane as detected by Curiosity, and the organics found in Cumberland Rock. We asked Dr. Vasavada, the new Chief Scientist for MSL and Curiosity, many questions pertaining to these three end of the year 2013 NASA announcements and our guest guided us through the science, discoveries, plus he responded well to our inquiries. This is a Hotel Mars segment you will not want to miss! Note that the two parts of this segment are joined together as I eliminated the break. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Vasavada through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:21:44 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Andrew Rader, Tuesday, 1-20-15 (29.08MB; download) -- Guest: Andrew Rader. Topics: We discussed his videos, aerospace engineering lectures and much more from his website. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Dr. Andrew Rader to the show to discuss his aerospace engineering lectures and other material on his website, www.andrew-rader.com as well as his YouTube channel. You can access all his material, his YouTube channel and his book through his website. During our one segment one hour discussion, Andrew talked about his Mars cooking video regarding his eating bugs. We had quite the discussion about this. Crickets anyone? Next, we talked about going to Mars and he introduced us to his YouTube channel which has 74 videos and more on it. His aerospace engineering class lectures are there too and very popular with students, especially those wanting to see if aerospace engineering might be the path for their studies. Joe asked our first email question about the necessity for a flyby or human orbital mission of Mars prior to humans landing on Mars. We then discussed Mars, why a one way mission, and the Moon vs. Mars. Other topics included spacecraft and rockets in general, Apollo, robotic missions, and more about human spaceflight. At one point I asked Andrew how he stated the purpose for our going into space. Bethany asked Andrew to explain what was meant by the term ecliptic. In response, Andrew offered a short explanation using basic orbital mechanics. We talked about several specific videos on his YouTube channel including the Sagan Darkness video, the Ambien Space Music videos and the Star Trek and Darth Vader videos. I asked him what he liked best and he said it was systems engineering because he liked putting and seeing how everything works together. Human factors came up and he made an interesting statement to the effect that if we require 21st century medical care on our space missions, the technology itself may be an impediment to the mission. We talked about the multi-systems failure risk being the biggest risk in his opinion and the steps taken to mitigate this risk. I also asked about crew failure risks including medical and psychological issues. Andrew offered us interesting observations about crew risks and issues so don't miss what he said. As the show was drawing to a close, we talked about his introduction to spacecraft videos. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can reach Andrew through his website or me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:01:52 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Paul Spudis, Monday, 1-19-15 (51.15MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Paul Spudis. Topics: Science, ARM, 2016 elections & space policy, return to the Moon and much more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcome back Dr. Paul Spudis for this 1 hour 52 minute discussion. Note that we lost our phone connection with Dr. Spudis several times in the second segment. I've removed the dead air and related time sequences but you will know when we lost the connection. Each time we got Dr. Spudis back on the line we then started where we were cut off. No discussion comments were lost. I apologize for the inconvenience. In Part One, I asked Dr. Spudis how he assessed a change in space policy that might include a return to the Moon as a result of the 2016 presidential elections. Its an interesting space policy and historical discussion you don't want to miss. I then directed our discussion to the article Dr. Spudis wrote on his blog, www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/overthrowing-science, "Overthrowing Science." I urge you to read this article as we spent the balance of the first segment discussing his observations and perspectives and the order of scientific development and progress. As we approached the end of the segment, I asked Paul how we could protect ourselves from the misleading and manipulative information often presented to us as science. He offered a few suggestions including the need to be skeptical & to do at least basic due diligence on the subject from a variety of sources. In the second segment, we turned our attention to an article, www.theverge.com/2015/1/19/7560263/nasa-asteroid-redirect-mission-politcal-suicide, "Is NASA's asteroid mission the agency's political downfall?" For about half of this segment, Paul went into detail on the ARM, why it was problematic at best, the constraints of such a mission, and more. For those interested in the ARM, this is an exceptionally detailed discussion so don't miss it. Listeners then wanted to return to classic Dr. Spudis so the lunar questions started coming in via email. Doug sent in a few emails asking about lunar volatiles, LCROSS, and the use of lunar solar panels for the energy of a lunar habitat. Paul said initially the power would be solar but it would have to evolve to nuclear fission reactors. BJohn wanted to know about the Lunar Resource Prospecting Rover plus he asked questions about lunar results from asteroid hits. Tim asked about a reusable lunar shuttle and Dr. Kiehl asked lunar mining and crater questions. Several other listeners sent emails comparing terrestrial geology to lunar and Martian geology, even asking if studying petroleum geology in grad school would be relevant to space planetary geology since the person wanted to work in the space industry. Toward the end Paul was asked about the progress of cislunar development. I asked our guest for closing comments so again, listen sharply as he had important things to say for us all. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:23:51 PST
Add this to another station Space New Year's Resolution & Wish List Show, Sunday, 1-18-15 (49.87MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Livingston hosts the first New Year's Resolution Space Show program. Topics: Listeners tell us their wish list for space this year. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our first ever Space Show New Years Resolution and Wish List program. During both segments of our 1 hour 48 minute discussion, listeners phoned in and emailed their wish list for space development projects for 2015 and even beyond. During the first segment, Michael Listner started us off with a wish to see a space policy thinker type of website started to open and support a high level discussion on what our space policy should be. He did not know how to implement the idea but we talked about some possibilities and he suggested a few participants. Ideas are welcome. We next heard from Jon in New Jersey who wanted to see Dream Chaser continue on to success along with commercial crew. We talked about returning to the Moon and using the Moon as a stepping stone to Mars, plus various paths on the way to Mars. Chris from Wyoming called in and suggested peace between all sides on the SLS debate. We also talked about lowering launch and access to LEO costs and baby step methodology for getting to Mars. He also wanted to see strong support and growth for the private sector. John in Florida called with a wish list item of stopping throwing away the boosters. He said his extended wish was for ULA, Orbital and others to begin working on reusability. In the second segment, Andrew from Tucson called. We talked about Kitt Peake and his projects with Jeff that he has been working on that he wants to continue, including hardware demonstrationd. Doug called from S. California and wants to publish his Cis Lunar One paper & move forward on his conference or TED talk concept. He mentioned the need to spend less time posting on blogs and making more direct contact with leading space policy people. Tim called wanting to see full Falcon 9 reusability among other things. John from Ft. Worth called and said his wish list was for more SLS funding and to see a successful Falcon 9 first stage recovery landing on the barge. Rick sent in emails about fusion energy and more, all of which I read on air. Please post your comments/suggestions, and your own resolutions and your wish list on TSS blog above. If you want to contact any of today's participants, you can do so through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:03:05 PST
Add this to another station John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Dr. Jeff Foust, Wednesday, 1-14-15 (5.08MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, D. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: ISS Ammonia leak, Space X, Falcon 9, barge landing, first stage refurbishment. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Jeff Foust to Hotel Mars to discuss the ISS ammonia leak emergency and the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and recovery attempt for the first stage landing on the barge. Dr. Foust explained the details to us for both the ISS problem and the SpaceX launch, the Dragon reaching the station for resupply and the recovery attempt. We also talked about the future use of the Dragon and the CST 100 as a possible ISS lifeboat. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Jeff Foust through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:39:39 PST
Add this to another station Open Liines, Tuesday, 1-13-15 (55.15MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: We covered a wide range of space news, industry, & timely topics. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our first Open Lines show for 2015. During the first segment of our two hour program, I made a few topic suggestions as usual. In my suggestions, I asked for listener ideas for both debate and webinar topics plus guests to invite for the suggested programming. In the second segment listeners sent in many good suggestions but for those of you listening on archives, please send in more. Sending in guest suggestions for the debate and webinar topics would be very helpful. The first call was from John in Florida. He wanted to talk about several topics including the SpaceX effort to land the first stage on the barge. He also talked about Blue Atlas, Orion, Apollo, the NASA risk averseness and more. Dr. Lurio called next to tell us where we could see photos of the barge after the crash landing of the first stage. He also commented on news relating to Blue Origin & the Elon Musk interview on Bloomberg.com. In the second segment, John called from Ft. Worth, commented on my comments re the email I read about the movie "The Principle" and his thoughts on doing a show with the people behind the movie. John also asked about the SpaceX refurbishment plans for the first stage once they recover it. Furthermore, he talked about Elon's plan for satellites and more. He asked if SpaceX might be overextending with all the ventures and projects it and Elon are involved in or announcing. Several listeners sent in debate and webinar topic suggestions including nuclear propulsion, Is Mars The Goal, Mars vs. Europa, National Competition versus International Cooperation, Space Shuttle debates and more. Pooley called in and we talked about Microlaunchers and other issues. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. You can reach any of the participants through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:47:25 PST
Add this to another station Michael Listner, Andrew Rush, Monday, 1-12-15 (48.09MB; download) -- Guests: Michael Listner, Andrew Rush. Topics: The legal news and proceedings regarding SpaceX challenges to the Blue Origin Sea Landing Patent & Air Force certification delays for SpaceX & SpaceX litigation in the block buy matter. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed attorneys Michael Listner and Andrew Rush to the program to go behind the scenes to discuss the Blue Origin Sea Landing Patent which SpaceX is challenging given its goal of landing its first stage on a barge. We also discussed the Air Force delaying SpaceX certification which may impact SpaceX bidding on the upcoming NRO launch contract & the SpaceX litigation challenging the block buy. Note that Andrew Rush is a patent attorney so he led the discussion regarding the Blue patent in the first segment of our program. In the first segment of our 1 hour 45 minute program, Michael and Andrew discussed the Blue Origin Sea Landing patent and the SpaceX challenge to it. The discussion included some important facts and basics about U.S. and international patent law and as you will hear, it can be quite different, along with the patent courts, than U.S. civil law. Andrew went into detail about how broad the Sea Landing Patent is, the areas for challenge, the SpaceX position and more. We also talked infringement penalties, the likelihood of settlement negotiations, and our guests even gave us their opinion as to the probable outcome of the challenge to the Blue Origin patent. It is an excellent discussion of a complex issue of interest to all of us listening to this program. In the second segment, Michael spent most of the time explaining the Air Force delay in SpaceX certification for national security and DOD satellite launches. He also explained how this delay might adversely impact the ability of SpaceX to bid on the upcoming NRO launch contract. Michael and Andrew discussed the latest news regarding the SpaceX litigation against the Air Force regarding the block buy, the motions that have been filed so far, what happens to those numerous motions, and the possible outcome for this litigation. For both segments, listeners asked several questions pertaining to either the Blue patent or the SpaceX certification and block buy matter. Please post your questions/comments on TSS blog above. You can reach either guest through me. Andrew also has a blog you might want to follow, http://ipinspace.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:47:41 PST
Add this to another station Kelvin F. Long, Sunday, 1-11-15 (50.86MB; download) -- Guest: Kelvin F. Long. Topics: Interstellar spaceflight, his book, "Beyond the Boundary." Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Kelvin F. Long to the show to discuss both his new book, "Beyond the Boundary" and interstellar human spaceflight. During the first segment of our 1 hour 51 minute show, Mr. Long introduced his book which has been published on www.lulu.com by The Initiative for Interstellar Studies. We discussed the book and many of the contributing authors, then I asked our guest if we might have interstellar starships next century. Mr. Long said it was possible but also a very big problem so you do not want to miss this comprehensive discussion. During this segment, we addressed warp drive, worm holes, negative energy, and public sector responsibility for interstellar spaceflight. Kelvin provided us with some interesting history going back to the 1930s and the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) early work about rockets to the Moon. Later, nuclear propulsion came up in terms of both fission and fusion technology. As part of this discussion, Kelvin mentioned problems caused by the Outer Space Treaty. In addition, we discussed Project Dragonfly which is a laser sail competition, robotic payloads, Project Daedelus, and more. Listener Helen asked our guest about the plausibility of a hibernation ship and BJohn asked about gravitational forces of the Sun and interstellar travel. John called from Ft. Worth to seek a clarification about the Outer Space Treaty comments and to talk about NTG usage in space. In the second segment, Kelvin talked about Project Icarus and directed us to www.icarusinterstellar.org. We also talked about the growing interstellar community and some of those in different industry segments working for and supporting interstellar travel. Tim called to ask about the fission fragment rocket and Mach's thruster. BJohn asked about ET civilizations and the Fermi Paradox. Kelvin had much to say on this subject. Near the program's end, I asked Kelvin for an action plan. He proposed one covering three areas: Education, Business, and New Technologies. Make sure you here the details of his plan. Our guest offered us powerful closing comments. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can reach Kelvin F. Long through me or the websites mentioned above plus his personal site, http://thestarshipman.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:09 PST
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