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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 Dr. Tony Milligan, Monday, 3-30-15 (53.59MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Tony Milligan. Topics: Dr. Milligan's new book, "Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploitation" plus commercial space development ethical issues. 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. Tony Milligan to the show to discuss his new book, "Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploitation." Note that at approximately 1 hour 47 minutes into the program we lost our guest. I took a short break and was able to get him back with us for the final ten minutes of our 1 hour 58 minute discussion. In the first segment of the show, Dr. Milligan introduced us to the book and the topic from a moral and ethical perspective. He said that he was in the middle range from not wanting any space development activity for ethical reasons to uncontrolled commercial development as in free market activity. He said we had an obligation to do it right but defining what right meant was challenging. I asked him about enforcement and that turned out to be a significant discussion topic for most of our program. I took an early call from Kris in Wyoming who challenged our guest on all levels given his wanting to put a thorium reactor on the Moon, dispose of thorium waste inside a crater, and fuel a lunar settlement. Kris and Tony went back and forth on the issues, approvals that should be required, trivial versus non-trivial, who decides or makes the decisions. Tony cited the Sphinx and Pyramids to make a point which Kris and others rejected during their give and take and the show. One of the issues that kept coming up was that the celestial item in discussion had cultural significance which Tony worked to define. Many emails were received and discussed regarding cultural significance issues, the comparisons to terrestrial monuments and a celestial body, plus the point that the development on the Moon or Mars would not be visible from Earth so why should it matter. See if you agree with Dr. Milligan on the visibility issue. We talked about Ch. 7 in his book on mining off world. Trivial and non-trivial pursuits came up again as our guest would not be inclined to approve a trivial pursuit but if it was significant, it would probably be approved. Of course who decides if a project is trivial or not and then attempts to enforce all of this remains an issue. Michael Listner called in and largely supported our guest saying this discussion was highly relevant. We also talked about the NASA ARM mission , lunar protection, and more. In the second segment, Tim from Huntsville was our first caller. He misread the bio for our guest but wanted to talk about vandalism and other issues but they were descriptive used for another book written by Dr. Milligan. Read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Thank you.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:04:40 PDT
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 3-29-15 (54.80MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines. Topics: We discussed a wide variety of space news and current topics of interest. 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 final Open Lines show for March 2015. During the first segment of the two hour show, I suggested topics addressing the modification of the NASA ARM with the boulder, the NASA proposed cancellation of the LRO and Opportunity missions. I read an email from BJohn about the ISS and our inability to get humans to Mars. Michael Listner was the first caller. He addressed many topics including Russian-NASA ISS negotiations, Mars one, and I asked him about the topic for the Monday show regarding Tony Milligan and his new book, "Nobody Owns The Moon. Doug was the next caller to talk about the NASA modified ARM and planetary defense, Mars One, space tourism, and then he promoted his special COTS 2 segment at the upcoming Space Access Conference at the end of this month in Phoenix. In the second segment, Kris was our first caller and he addressed the ethical and legal issues mentioned around the Tony Milligan Monday show and his book and said China and Russia would ignore such issues which would only serve to restrain America and the west. I asked Kris some follow up questions from our nuclear discussion last Friday and when I mentioned the Outer Space Treaty, he dismissed it as not being that effective with China and Russia should they choose to violate provisions in it. Dwayne called to provide the details around the NASA ARM mission regarding the boulder & the baggie options. This is a good and comprehensive discussion so don't miss it. Dwayne also mentioned Mars One and its PR machine, then he clarified some comments I made on the last Hotel Mars show regarding the Air Force Super Strypi rail small satellite launcher. We talked in general about the small satellite launch industry as well. Ft. Worth John was our final caller. He clarified some of his previous remarks regarding the Falcon 9 and the use of side boosters. We also talked some about the proposed NASA budget leading to the cancellation of LRO and Opportunity. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach any of the callers or participants through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:22:06 PDT
Add this to another station Dr. Pamela "Rai" Menges, Friday, 3-27-15 (48.96MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Pamela "Rai" Menges. Topics: Space innovation, privately funded research, The Space Power Lab, nuclear power & weapons, commercial space & 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 Dr. Pamela "Rai" Menges to the show. I suggest you visit her websites and follow along as applicable with our discussion. Visit http://arsispace.com/spacetechnology.htm and http://starsailorenergy.com. During the first segment of our 1 hour 47 minute show, Dr. Menges introduced us to Aerospace Research Systems, Inc. (ARSI) and talked about the company history dating back to its founding in 1993. We talked about research technologies, private R&D, government funding for research, and specific projects referenced by our guest including the Space Power Laboratory. At one point Dr. Menges discussed the pros and cons of taking government research money and why she elected not to do so. Also, the use of public relations (PR) and the role it plays with those accepting government money. After a brief mention and discussion of the possible space policy positions presented by Ohio Senator Rob Portman, we turned our attention toward power storage and the work our guest has been doing in this area for non-electrolytic power storage. Don't miss this discussion. Another topic was the use of AC and DC power transmission, the Carrington Event in the 1800's, and our electrical grid. Jack emailed about the spaceplane shown on the ARSI website, the Ramstar Model. Our guest had much to say about this experimental spaceplane concept and design. In the second segment, Ben in Boston asked about telemedicine commercial astronaut healthcare per the descriptive on the ARSI website. Pamela went into detail about this topic, their work with JSC and more. We then spoke to the issue of commercial astronaut safety in general with our guest expressing her thoughts of the safety issues within the industry and the regulatory environment. Later in the segment, the concept of ground effect vehicles came up along with advanced hypersonic technology and even SSTO possibilities. I asked our guest about nuclear propulsion and then several listeners asked her about it as well. Carol's email took us on a different path as she asked about the need for lots of centrifuges for a peaceful nuclear energy program. This opened the door for our guest to speak about nuclear weapons, the current talks with Iran, and the treaty organizations that safeguard against proliferation. Pamela had much to say about this subject, our government, the Iranians, enrichment, centrifuges, trust but verify and more. Do not miss this discussion. Ft. Worth John called to ask about the use of centrifuges as opposed to other technologies such as gaseous diffusion. Near the end of the program, Luis emailed us about Reaction Engines and the Skylon project space plane. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com or http:://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:49:43 PDT
Add this to another station John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Doug Messier Wednesday, 3-25-15 (5.55MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Mars One, small satellite launchers with VG & others. 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. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.John Batchelor and I welcomed back Doug Messier to discuss Mars One, Virgin Galactic and Launcher One. Mars One was up first, then John focused on Virgin Galactic. Doug talked about their recent job fair success in Long Beach, their new hanger for Launcher One and we talked about the small satellite launch business in general including the Air Force rail gun small satellite launcher, Super Strypi. John asked lots of questions about the viability of Mars One plus the small satellite launcher industry and the new participants developing this industry at a fast clip. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Doug Messier through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com. Doug can also be reached through his excellent website, Parabolic Arc.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:11:21 PDT
Add this to another station Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Tuesday, 3-24-15 (56.20MB; download) -- Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman. Topics: A variety of space news topics and projects were discussed on this two hour program. 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 Bob Zimmerman to the show for this 122 minute discussion on a wide range and variety of space news and project topics. During the first segment, Bob spoke about Virgin Galactic and Launcher One delays, comparing it to the recent news that the AF will soon be testing a small satellite rail gun launcher, Super Strypi. Bob suggested that the market might be passing VG by. He also spoke to suborbital space both with VG and XCOR and true to form, was still skeptical about their potential success. Some of Bob's comments were challenged by listeners later in the show so stay tuned. Next up Bob talked about the Russians opening up ISS tourism again in 2018 saying that the Russians believe the American private sector will be successful in transporting astronauts to and from the ISS by then so they will have available seats for tourists. Don't miss his comments on this subject. He was asked about XCOR and he offered more comments on the company and suborbital space in general. He then turned to the current round of ISS cargo bidding and compared it to the first round of cargo bidding a decade ago. His comparison was most interesting and goes to the success being made by the developing commercial space sector. Marshall was our first caller and talked about the next big planetary or HSF mission. He also wanted Bob to discuss colonization. Bob said he supported it but was realistic. Bob then spoke about both the new Russian spaceport Vostochny and compared it to the progress being made by SpaceX and their new Brownsville spaceport. He had much to say on this. A listener emailed him to explain the space policy position of Sen. Ted Cruz. That turned out to be quite a discussion, including Bob opining once again on SLS. Becky in Florida asked Bob about Mars One and Bob said it was a boondoggle. In the second segment, Dr. Charles Lurio was our first caller. Charles wanted to take Bob behind the woodshed on three points: First, his comments on Kistler were wrong as the company was Rocketplane Kistler plus other details Bob missed. Second, he said Excalibur Almaz was not a fraud. This resulted in quite the exchange with Bob. The third area that upset Charles the most dealt with the comments Bob made about XCOR. Charles was determined to correct the record on XCOR so again, don't miss this exchange. I asked Bob about the Indian space program and specifically their human spaceflight program. Jerry from Florida emailed in additional info on Rocketplane Kistler. SLS John called in to argue with Bob on his SLS comments. I call their argument a draw with all participants including myself saying what we have been saying about SLS for years. Read the rest of the summary @ thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:58:56 PDT
Add this to another station Dr. Armin Ellis, Monday, 3-23-15 (37.98MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Armin Ellis. Topics: The Exploration Institute and the upcoming Summit, exploration expeditions & 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 Dr. Armin Ellis to the program to discuss the brand new Exploration Institute (http://exploration.institute) and the upcoming Exploration Institute Summit (see http://exploration.institute/summit-2015) from April 14-15, 2015 at the Keck Institute at Cal Tech located in Pasadena, CA. Check out the Summit flyer at http://exploration.institute/summitflyer. During the first segment of our 86 minute discussion, Dr. Ellis provided us with the background on why he felt it necessary to start the Exploration Institute. He described the first rate team he assembled to move the Institute forward toward its goals and he talked about the importance and need for more exploration in our society. The Summit, which he described in detail, will be limited to 35 people. As we heard, there are still opening for the Summit so Dr. Ellis encouraged interested people to complete and send in the application form on the website so that an interview can be scheduled. He explained how the Summit was really an unconference which is why participants needed to apply and be accepted. By the end of the Summit, those in attendance will have approved three different expeditions which will then go into the Exploration Institute pipeline for financing, management, and eventual deployment. Armin also defined exploration in this segment so that we would have the proper context for it for this discussion. He also talked about some of the planned short talks at the Summit including one on the topic of how to brand an expedition and another on safety issues. When listeners asked our guest what type of expeditions he had in mind, he said the group would decide that issue and they would vote on it. One listener asked Armin how JPL had impacted his decision to create the Exploration Institute and his appreciation of exploration and expeditions. Another topic that came up in both segments was the need for effective communication, especially through story telling. Listeners asked him to differentiate the Exploration Institute from other exploration organizations such as the Explorer's Club. Several times during the discussion we talked about the human need to explore for without it there is an increased risk of simply disappearing or perishing over time. In the second segment, Armin asked for ideas on cubesats and other concepts for expeditions. You can send them to him via the contact page on the website. He spoke to story telling, not just in books but on blogs, YouTube, and other forms of modern media. Several educational outreach suggestions were offered by listeners including school programs, local student expeditions, and taking the idea to the scouting community. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com or httP://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:05:16 PDT
Add this to another station David Woods, Sunday, 3-22-15 (40.63MB; download) -- Guest: David Woods. Topics: Gemini manned missions, Apollo, space capsule technology 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 David Woods to the program to discuss his new book "NASA Gemini 1965-1966: Owners Workshop Manual co-authored with David Harland. During the first segment of our 1 hour 28 minute show, Mr. Woods told us why he focused on Gemini plus he talked about launching ten manned mission within a 20 month period. He spoke to the early space program with NASA and the US as like being on a war footing (Mr. Woods is Scottish), a fact he mentioned frequently during our discussion because doing things on a rapid time table when on a war footing (the Cold War) and in normal peace times can be very different. We talked Gemini capsule technology and from time to time we compared it to both the Mercury and the Apollo capsule technology. He said that Gemini was orders of magnitude more advanced that Mercury and that Apollo was more of a refinement in technology. He reported that Gemini used fuel cells plus other advanced technology and that it was an absolutely essential program for Apollo and our lunar flights. Mr. Woods talked about the book and that fact that it was an Owners Workshop Manual with the Haynes Manual series which is mostly about autos in the UK. In talking about Apollo, he said it was an anomaly. The use of 21st century technology in the 1960's. He cited several examples of th is including the fact that global TV was not even close to the level of technology as was Apollo and this was evident when people around the world saw the landings from the Moon. David also pointed out that Gemini missions were the first to address the space sickness issue. Don't miss what he had to say about this. Other topics in this segment included the Gemini budget, navigation issues, & public awareness of Gemini. In the second segment, David was asked about the Gemini Blue Mission and the Gemini Manned Orbital Lab. We then switched topics to David's Apollo book, "How Apollo Flew To The Moon." Not only did we discuss this book and how we flew to the Moon, I asked our guest about returning to the Moon. He indicated we have no will to do so even though we know how to do it and have the technology to do it. We also talked about his book, "The Lunar Rover Manual." John from Ft. Worth called and said that during the Gemini period, we were actually behind the Soviet Union and playing catch-up with them in the space race. Both David and John said that not only did we play catch-up, we passed the Soviet Union during the 20 month Gemini period of manned launches. Toward the end, David was asked to compare the recent Orion test flight with Gemini, then he was asked for lessons learned from Gemini moving forward. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach David Woods through his website, www.wdwoods.com or through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:56:18 PDT
Add this to another station Golden Oldie Ky Michaelson from 20007, Friday, 3-2015 (53.48MB; download) -- Guest: Ky Michaelson originally aired on February 25th, 2007. Topics: Building & launching an amateur rocket to space. 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 this Golden Oldie program from Feb. 25, 2007 featuring Ky Michaelson. Ky was the first person to successfully launch an amateur rocket to space and this is his story. The original summary of this approximately 90 minute show follows. I did add a short introduction to the program at the stat. I hope you enjoy this Golden Oldie and the surprise Oldie program idea. Let me know via your blog comments. We welcomed Ky Michaelson as the guest for this special Space Show program. We began the discussion with Ky by asking him how he got involved and interested in rockets and then to the point, how he was able to launch the amateur rocket to space which his Civilian Space eXploration TEAM (CSXT) did in 2004. As you will hear from the discussion, fighting the government and regulatory environment proved every bit as challenging as building and flying the rocket but as Ky said, he paved the way for others and it should be easier for others to follow what his CSXT accomplished. You will not want to miss this discussion. Its not theoretical, its not academic, its the real experience of the guy in the trenches trying to build and fly his rocket to space. Many listeners called to either support, thank or praise Ky Michaelson to ask him questions about the Rocketbelt, his upcoming plans and more. Also on this show, we learned of a very interesting event which Ky supports, the Thunder of Niagara Air Show featuring rocketbelts to be held at the Niagara Falls Air Guard from August 11-12, 2007. Check it out at www.thunderoverniagara.com. Ky's story and experiences are inspiring. But when listening catch the toil, commitment, the costs (more so than dollars), the difficulty, and the support he needed and used to get the job done. Visit Ky Michaelson's website at www.kymichaelson.com. You can also email him comments and questions at order@kytec.us. When you visit his website, check out the museum show of his work in St. Paul that is on permanent display. The pictures and information are excellent. Ky Michaelson is a true American hero and a legend and he will be returning to The Space Show.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:13:55 PDT
Add this to another station John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Dr. Michael Mumma, Wednesday, 3-18-15 (6.04MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Michael Mumma, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Water and oceans in the solar system. 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. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio. John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Michael Mumma to the show to discuss water and oceans throughout the solar system. We focused in on Mars oceans and where the water might have gone, plus we talked about sub-surface oceans on Enceladus, and oceans on Ganymede and Europa. We also talked about early in solar system history the trading ejecta with planets and other terrestrial bodies. I asked about similarities in solar system oceans to the oceans here on Earth, plus I asked if the oceans and bodies of water on these celestial bodies were similar in make-up to oceans on Earth. Our guest said there was no wind, waves, or tides but there was clear water movement. Also, the discovery of water and oceans was very puzzling in many locations. With the Dawn spacecraft now in orbit around Ceres, we also talked about water vapor and plumes on Ceres with more to come as Dawn gets closer and closer to the Ceres surface. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Mumma through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:27:22 PDT
Add this to another station Henry Vanderbilt, 3-17-15 (41.78MB; download) -- Guest: Henry Vanderbilt. Topics: The Space Access Society Conference, April 30-May 2, Phoenix, Arizona. 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 Henry Vanderbilt back to the program to tell us about the upcoming Space Access Society Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 30-May 2, 2015. For information, speakers, and program agenda, see www.space-access.org. During the first segment of our 91 minute program, Henry talked about the logistics of the conference to be held at the Radisson Hotel North in Phoenix. You can register for the conference and the hotel online. Henry then highlighted many of the sessions and speakers for this year's event. See the Space Access website, www.space-access.org. I asked him what talk or event excited him the most and he said they all excited him. He then focused on a few main speakers including Dave Masten, Jeff Greason and the COTS 2 Return to the Moon track that Dr. Doug Plata will be chairing. Details for this special track within the overall Space Access track are on the Space Access Society website. Henry highlighted the special track with Doug and his track participants, then he focused on the Town Hall Program designed to solicit new and fresh ideas for cheap access to space and space development. Before the segment ended, Charles Pooley called and we talked about New Horizons and fast, high energy deep space issues and advanced propulsion as a result of Marshal's phone call. In the second segment, Doug called to talk about his track but also about the superb networking opportunities at Space Access. Doug, picking up on a first segment listener email question, said that the conference was not a space settlement conference but that with affordable space access, space settlement gets much closer to reality. Henry then spoke about Henry Spencer returning to talk and along with Doug, mentioned reusability and lunar landers. Henry will talk about rocket safety, reusability and more. Advanced propulsion technology was discussed when Ft. Worth John called us, then Henry talked about EML2, more conference speakers plus the need for fuel depots. At the end, he said that the Space Access Conference supports their political activism which Henry is really good at doing during the year on very important and key issues. He cited an example from last year. Henry also said there was still room for more speakers but you need to quickly contact him to see if your topic can work for the event. You can email Henry at space.access@space-access.org. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:54:07 PDT
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