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The Space Show

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: 12 May 2005
Language: English


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Add this to another station Dr. Scott Pace, Friday, 5-26-17 (18.75MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. During our one hour 26 minute one segment program, we discussed many space policy issues starting of with the recent Senate hearings by Senator Cruz on the Outer Space Treaty. We spent time discussing the pros and cons of the treaty, modification possibilities and even the US withdrawing from the treating. Functional property rights were discussed along with celestial property rights. Other topics included establishing a return to the Moon policy, Mars down the road, budget issues, the legal term and concept behind space as a global commons, capitalism in developing space, space traffic management, the concept of a Space Guard, the Air Force and tight budget planning, and finally the idea of a NASA program for a lunar orbiting space station. Please read the full summary for this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Friday, May 26, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 27 May 2017 14:09:00 UTC
Add this to another station Josh Guild, Monday, 5-22-17 (13.25MB; download) -- We welcomed Josh Guild, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, to the program to discuss the upcoming NewSpace 2017 Conference to be held in San Francisco from June 27-29, 2017. During our one hour program, we discussed new format for this conference, the many keynote speakers, key panels, and the multiple networking opportunities. You can follow along, learn more about the conference and register at https://newspace.spacefrontier.org. In addition, if you use the special discount code when completing your registration, you will get a discount. The code is NS17SPACESHOW. Please read the full summary of this program for this date, Monday, May 22, 2017 at www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 23 May 2017 05:25:21 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 5-21-17 (33.56MB; download) -- Welcome to our nearly 2.5 hour Open Lines program. Many callers talked about multiple topics including the Maker Faire program, the Outer Space Treaty and Deep Space Mining issues, the Dr. Zubrin article on the NASA plan to place a space station in orbit around the Moon, North Korea and EMP blasts, and much more. Some of our discussion topics went back and forth like the orbiting lunar space station. Toward the end of the 2.5 hour program, I brought up the subject of peer review using a new hoax peer reviewed paper as an example. Make sure you read the full summary of this program at www.thesapceshow.com for this date, Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sun, 21 May 2017 22:47:03 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Michael Summers, Friday, 5-19-17 (20.99MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. Michael Summers to the program for a 90 minute discussion about exoplanets based on his excellent new book, "Exoplanets." Dr. Summers talked about the wide variety of explanets being found, including diamond planets, rogue planets, and much more. This was an extremely interesting discussion you must hear. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Friday, May 19, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 20 May 2017 14:32:29 UTC
Add this to another station Tom Olson, Thursday, 5-18-17 (21.20MB; download) -- We welcomed Tom Olson back to The Space Show for a 92 minute program to discuss the newly created Center for Space Commerce and Finance along with the revised NewSpace Business Plan Competition. At ISDC 2017 in St. Louis this year, there are five regional finalists with business plans with a winner to be selected by three judges. Tom spoke about this ISDC track for a good part of the first segment, explaining how the revised business plan competition will be working going forward. We then spoke about a new business venture for Tom, Avealto, LTD., based in the UK, which will soon provide High Altitude Platforms for internet and mobile services to under served areas of the world. Avealto is partnering with JP Aerospace for the high altitutde platorms which Tom described in some detail. We talked about markets, customers, the technology, as well as pricing for the services. Tom was also asked about the coverage area for the platforms. In our second segment, we tried an experiment with a Lightening Round type of Q&A. Listen to the details on air and let us know what you think of he idea as Tom is interested in doing this for a full show with proper advance promotion. Topics discussed in this format included SLS, Orion, space policy, private versus public space programs, the newly revived National Space Council, the level of risk NASA appears willing to accept, plus space settlement for having kids, families, and such. As the program was about to end, a listener wanted to know Tom's preference for either lunar tourism or a one way trip to Mars. Can you guess what Tom preferred? Read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 19 May 2017 14:54:55 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Madhu Thangalevu, Tuesday, 5-16-17 (27.39MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Madhu Thangalev for a nearly two hour discussion about a variety of space projects, programs and USC design classes. Be sure to read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 17 May 2017 15:40:40 UTC
Add this to another station Made In Space with Andrew Rush & Mike Snyder, Monday, 5-15-17 (10.18MB; download) -- Welcome to our program about Made In Space with both Andrew Rush and Mike Snyder. We talked 3D printing and much more regarding space development, settlement, exploration, the Moon, Mars and on orbit activities. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date on Monday, May 15, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 16 May 2017 17:13:52 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-10-17 (2.30MB; download) -- John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Kate Su from the University of Arizona to the show to discuss Epsilon Eridani solar system and its importance. Quality photos taken using SOFIA (The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) have enabled us to learn much about this system, even applying it to our understanding of an early Earth. Be sure to read the full summary for this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this day, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sun, 14 May 2017 14:47:34 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. David Grinspoon, Friday, 5-12-17 (10.97MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. David Grinspoonn to the program to discuss his new book, "Earth in Human Hands." We had a most interesting discussion about the human care and management of the Earth, expolanets, finding life in the solar system, defining life and much more. Be sure to read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 13 May 2017 14:24:56 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Patrick Collins, Thursday, 5-11-17 (13.50MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. Patrick Collins back to the program for a two segment 118 minute discussion regarding space tourism, orbital tourism, suborbital tourism, space tourism markets and economics, development issues and challenges, competition and more. Other topics discussed included space solar power and why our guest thought its time had come and gone. In addition, we looked at rocket reusability. Listeners called and asked several questions including about retirement homes on the Moon or Mars, Mars tourism and more. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 12 May 2017 14:26:27 UTC
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