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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 Wayne White, Tuesday, 10-21-14 (38.95MB; download) -- Guest: Wayne White. Topics: Space property rights and Wayne's proposed Space Pioneering Act. 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 Wayne White back to the show to discuss space property rights, the proposed Asteroid Act, and his proposed Space Pioneering Act. During the first segment of our 1 hour 25 minute discussion, Wayne opened up with the Asteroids Act which was a bipartisan proposal in Congress this past summer (www.spacepolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AsteroidsActHR5063.pdf). During this segment, Wayne explained why he believes this to be an important ACT and needed in order to have a more broad reaching space property rights law such as what he has been proposing with his Space Pioneering Act. Listeners and I asked Wayne if he thought the Asteroids Act would pass &be sent to the White House for approval. He said he thought it would be passed. He continually pointed out both the bipartisan sponsors of the bill & the fact that it would not cost taxpayers any money. Our guest fielded listener questions about the international impact & compliance of the Asteroids Act as it would be a U.S. law. Wayne also explained the role of reciprocity with the Act. Next, Wayne explained why the Act was necessary for the comprehensive solution to space property rights as proposed in his broad reaching Space Pioneering Act. (SPA). The SPA is for now only a draft concept which he will start refining once he sees what happens to the Asteroids Act. We talked about his plans to approach congress and staffers as well as entrepreneurial and commercial space companies, especially those that have an interest in establishing space property rights. Wayne was asked about dispute resolution for property rights, especially if it involved international parties. Near the end of this segment, he referenced the Homestead Act, the Law of the Sea Treaty, civil laws versus common law, and the benefits derived from national law and the arbitration process. In the second segment, Wayne started with a discussion about salvage law and why it was an important part of his SPA. Here, he talked about the Law of Finds, space debris issues, and both contract salvage and emergency salvage. Later he talked about the need to establish control zones are a commercial installation much in the way that there is a control zone around the ISS. He cited examples of problems that helped to make his points. As we neared the end of our discussion, Wayne introduced us to the need for mining law. He talked about similarities with the Mining Act of 1872 as his SPA, which includes mining law, has a similar approach to the Mining Act. Note his concluding comments & the case he makes for property rights, the Asteroids Act, and his Space Pioneering Act. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Wayne White through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:44:53 PDT
Add this to another station Dr. Paul Spudis, Monday, 10-20-14 (51.55MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Paul Spudis. Topics: A wide ranging discussion on current space topics including the Moon, ARM, Mars, and policy. 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. Paul Spudis back to the program for a wide ranging discussion on space topics plus we take a look at some of his recent blog posts. You can follow his blog posts at www.spudislunaryresources.com/blog and http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon. During the first segment of our 1 hour 52 minute program, Dr. Spudis talked about his blog article for a lunar tour, "A Lunar Road Trip" (www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/a-lunar-road-trip). We talked with Paul about ways in which a future lunar tourist could actually move around on the Moon to see the places Paul described in his article. The two methods discussed were hopping and using a vehicle on the order of the Lunar Winnebago concept. The first listener question asked Dr. Spudis about the U.S. private sector doing lunar missions instead of the government. He was also asked about the private lunar programs such as Golden Spike and others. He spoke to some degree about the Google Lunar XPrize. Paul also addressed the Chinese lunar program, then we talked about cislunar space and its economic development. The ARM came up and Dr. Spudis called it a stunt. He suggested it would be an Orion mission because there was no place to send Orion other than ARM. He mentioned Inspiration Mars which he said was the ultimate stunt and ahead of its time. In terms of changes in our space policy, he did not see any changes happening soon. Next up was the NRC Pathways HSF Study which we have discussed on many Space Show program. He said they asked and answered the wrong questions. See what you think after hearing his comments. Another topic that came up dealt with prizes. He said they had not produced the desired outcome and cited evidence for it saying prizes were overstated in terms of their impact on space development. BJohn sent in several email questions including asking about Moon-Mars differences wondering why the Moon would be a good training place for HSF to Mars. As the segment ended, we talked about water on the Moon and if it was now confirmed. In the second segment, we honored James Charles Floyd on his 100th birthday for his role in the Canadian Avro Aero project and more. BJohn asked about X37 B & then Dr. Spudis was asked about his blog post regarding recent government sponsored spaceflight studies and panels ("Quinquennial Follies" at www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/quinquennial-follies). I asked Paul about space advocacy influence on policy and he told us an interesting story based on his experience regarding lunar space policy. Don't miss it. You can read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:32:09 PDT
Add this to another station Mike Snyder, Sunday, 10-20-14 (40.01MB; download) -- Guest: Mike Snyder. Topics: 3D printing in space and on the Made In Space 3D printer on the ISS. 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 Mike Snyder, Director of R&D for Made In Space, to the show to discuss 3D printing in space and their printer now on the ISS. For more information, visit the Made In Space website, www.madeinspace.us. Please note that at times the cell phone audio with our guest was less than clear. I apologize for these issues but cell phones are often a problem with broadcast equipment, even on mainstream AM talk radio programs. During the first segment of our 1 hour 28 minute program, Mike introduced us to the company Made In Space, 3D printing and additive manufacturing. He talked about the testing they did with their printer before it was actually launched to the ISS, said the main unit weighed about 12 kilos and consumed 300 watts of power. ABC plastic comprised the raw material for the printer. He also described the type of objects that this printer would be printing on station. Listener Ben asked Mike for mass comparisons with the 3D raw materials as compared to having spare parts on board the ISS. Mike said in the future they would be recycling printer parts as new feedstock so to speak and that would make printing in space much more economic. Listeners asked him to describe the design and printing process for the ISS printer, who was designated to work it on board and where was the printer located on the ISS. Listener Beth emailed in a question asking our guest to explain additive manufacturing. Doug sent in a set of questions ranging from "if 3D printers could print body parts, could it be used to produce an endless supply of clones to take over this part of the galaxy? to "if 3D printers could take planetary material and reproduce their own parts, might they get out of control and convert the solar system into 3D printers? This would either result in the extinction of humanity or be the basis of a really cool movie...not sure which." Our guest said that 3D printers were not being made with the "self-awareness chip." Other listener questions wanted to know about printing fuel, surgical tools as well as body replacement parts and even if someday space tourists might have their own personal printers to make souvenirs on their flights. In the second segment, Marshall called to talk about bandwidth issues, storing data for the printer onboard or beaming it to the printer using up precious bandwidth. Mike spoke more about the recycler planned for the future, then he was asked if a 3D printer in space could be hacked and taken over by others. He talked about the control process and oversight by NASA & others to secure control of the printer. Read the balance of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:56:21 PDT
Add this to another station Jeremy Straub & Joe Vacek, Friday, 10-17-14 (37.46MB; download) -- Guests: Jeremy Straub, Joe Vacek. Topics: The impact of rules & regulations on small businesses, academics from a smallsat perspective. 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 Jeremy Straub & Joe Vacek to the program to discuss the impact of rules and regulations on small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers, all from the small satellite industry perspective. Originally we were to do a one hour program but we went long for 80 minutes. in just one segment. We started our discussion on the light subject of Joe's all weather bike riding, including the winters in Grand Forks, ND with studded bike tires. After talking about cross country and all weather bike riding, we talked about how small businesses are adversely impacted by rules and regulations which according to the Supreme Court, have the effect of legally passed laws. Our guests started off citing ITAR and remote sensing as an example. Most of the rules & regs are in support of the large satellite industry so it can be burdensome on small satellites. I asked about privacy issues which were addressed in detail during our program. Our guests said that privacy issues was the opening of Pandora's Box. Later in the discussion, privacy came up again in the context of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our guests talked about the difference in federal privacy issues as compared to state issues, specifically regarding aerial surveillance. Later, more was said about ITAR issues as well as issues raised by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The issue of the need for a variety of government licenses from different agencies was discussed along with the burden this can cause for the groups we focused on in this discussion. We talked about compliance, what happens if the rules & regs are violated, even if by accident. Our guests pointed out the compliance burden on the smaller organizations as well as the legal defense costs if such a strategy is deployed by the companies. As a possible remedy, both our guests talked about establishing a safe harbor rule which they described during our discussion. In short, if a good faith effort was made to comply but something was done wrong or missed, a safe harbor rule would help the company avoid significant prosecution. Our guests strongly recommended doing due diligence on the rules & regulations prior to starting the business or a specific type of mission. They even suggested hiring a professional to do the due diligence if the company cannot do it themselves but they stressed many times during the segment that it was essential to do thorough rule & regulatory due diligence. I asked our guests for closing comments. Jeremy & Joe left us with important points to consider based on our discussion. We thanked the listeners for emailing in questions and comments. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach either of our guests through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:43:56 PDT
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars," Wednesday, 10-15-14 (18.13MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Sydney Do, Koki Ho, Andrew Owens, Dr. Olivier de Weck, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Topics: The MIT Strategic Engineering Research Group's assessment of the Mars One mission. 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 welcome Dr. Oliver de Weck, Sydney Do, Koki Ho, & Andrew Owens to Hotel Mars for our regarding their paper and analysis, "An Independent Assessment Of The Technical Feasibility Of The Mars One Mission Plan." You can download their 35 page report at http://web.mit.edu/sydneydo/Public/Mars%20One%20Feasibility%20Analysis%20IAC14.pdf. We welcomed the MIT authors of the paper "An Independent Assessment Of The Technical Feasibility Of The Mars One Mission Plan." John recorded four segments for an hour broadcast on The John Batchelor Show which is why you will hear the archived version divided into four segment with their own introduction. In addition, we used a conference calling system to bring all but one of the authors on the program so you will hear a tone difference in this show and perhaps a soft echo type sound. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. We started our 40 minute program by John asking Dr. de Weck for the origin of this paper. Dr. de Weck took us back to beginning in 2004 providing us with an interesting leading up to the present time. Given the number of guests on the program, John and I directed our questions to each person by name. Some of the issues we talked about were life support for being on Mars and other issues referenced in their report & analysis "An Independent Assessment Of The Technical Feasibility Of The Mars One Mission Plan." We also discussed the Mars One plan to grow food and the possible O2 poisoning resulting from that effort. Since Mars One said that all the technologies were here now and on the ISS, the authors used the ISS as a source. They discovered that many of the needed life support technologies are not available or tested for space let alone the Martian environment even if used here on Earth. Our guests took us through many of the assumptions of the Mars One Mission as taken from their own statements and website. The authors concluded that most if not all the technologies needed for humans to survive on Mars per their mission plan were today at a very low TRL or Technology Readiness Level. Other issues that we talked about focused on the need for spare parts with this need rapidly growing to a point beyond Mars One capabilities. Read the rest of this review at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:16:15 PDT
Add this to another station Auditions-Open Lines, Tuesday, 10-14-14 (52.17MB; download) -- Guests: Open Lines/Auditions with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Nuclear rocket propulsion was the main discussion topic. 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 1 hour 53 minute program focused on auditions for possible new Space Show guests plus Open Lines calls from listeners. While there were no audition calls, two callers checked in to talk about nuclear propulsion, reactors, fuels, ISP, etc. Both calls were interesting and instructive. I also promoted the upcoming Next Giant Leap Conference in Hawaii from Nov. 9-13. For more information about this conference, visit http://2014giantleap.aerospacehawaii.info. During the first segment, I went over the audition ground rules for the show and discussed the best way for self-invited guests to be on The Space Show. The best way is to call an Open Lines program and let us know what you have to say and why you believe you should be on the program as a guest. Long time Space Show guest and caller Dave Ketchledge called to talk about nuclear rockets and reactors. We covered lots of information including what it takes to actually turn on and start up a nuclear reactor. We talked core issues & I inquired about the possibility of a gas core. Dave talked about new and exotic nuclear fuels, the nuclear waste problem, including how the waste is treated by the advanced design Westinghouse and GE reactors plus those in France. I asked Dave for his thoughts on the timeline for a nuclear rocket. He said probably 20 years but were we to have leadership in the area and funding, perhaps as early as ten years. Toward the end of his call, he shared with us a few horror stories where nuclear workers had done really stupid things. In the second segment, again there were no audition callers so I talked about how to be a Space Show guest, especially if you are self-inviting yourself to the show. As I said before, the best way to do it is to call an Open Lines show or come in recommended by a previous guest or somebody I know. I also spoke about listener participation through emails and phone calls with live shows rather than emailing me complaints about the program or guest after listening to the live show. The bottom line is that we want your feedback and exchange with the guests, not after the fact. SLS John called to talk about the Classroom show from Sunday, specifically the nuclear component of the discussion revolving around the Aquarius project proposed by Dr. Jim Logan and Dan Adamo. John was again questioning the 900 seconds of ISP with water as the fuel. I suggested he post his comments on the blog for that show as I was not the one to respond since Aquarius was not my project. I did ask John to explain some basics about nuclear rockets, especially the part about the dissociation of the hydrogen atom. To read this full summary, visit www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:16:09 PDT
Add this to another station Bruce Pittman, Monday, 10-13-14 (41.17MB; download) -- Guest: Bruce Pittman. Topics: The emerging commercial space industry and related 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. We welcomed Bruce Pittman back to the show to discuss the emerging commercial space industry. During the first segment of our 90 minute program Bruce said this was the most exciting time every for commercial space, certain in his 30 plus year career. He talked about there being a paradigm shift underway, NASA challenges and the progress made in just five short years. He cited examples with COTS, commercial payloads to the ISS, SpaceX, and lots of smaller companies working with small satellites. Other examples included the 3D printer on the ISS, the growth of spaceports, the industry spreading out into multiple states, and investment capital coming to the industry. I asked about human spaceflight (HSF) and he said it was more challenging and demanding but was optimistic that launch costs would come down, especially if reusability enters the market. Reusability would greatly assist in bringing more commercial options to the table even for HSF. Jerome in the UK emailed to ask about a commercial space industry outside the U.S. Both Bruce and I commented on Jerome's question. Harry emailed Bruce to inquire if going public was essential for pushing the emerging commercial space industry forward. Bruce was also asked what excited him the most in the industry. Listen to his choices. I asked our guest if he saw SLS as an asset to the emerging commercial space industry, being neutral, or being a detriment. He believes there will be synergistic enhancements for both SLS and the commercial space industry through the development of SLS. Don't miss his full comments. Bruce was asked about commercial space ventures being able to finally close a business case and having more than just government as the customer. Allison emailed us asking Bruce to define paradigm shift. This also proved an interesting discussion. Near the end of the segment, our guest was asked bout NEOs and commercial opportunities. We also talked about two NASA papers in this segment. The first, "Pioneering Space: NASA’s Next Steps on the Path to Mars" from May 29, 2014 can be downloaded at www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Pioneering-space-final-052914b.pdf. The second paper, "Emerging Space: The Evolving Landscape of 21st Century American Spaceflight," can be downloaded at www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Emerging_Space_Report.pdf. Just before the break, Paul asked about fuel depots for the commercial space industry. In our second segment, we started talking about space settlement, pioneering, and space exploration. Bruce explained the differences with pioneering making it possible to have a permanent presence in space by getting in place needed infrastructure and the basics for living in space. Read the balance of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:23:56 PDT
Add this to another station NRC Pathway HSF STudy Panel, Sunday, 10-12-14 (69.48MB; download) -- Guests: Dan Adamo, Dr. Jim Logan, Dr. John Jurist. Topics: Our three guests reviewed the NRC "Pathways To Exploration HSF study. 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 2.5 hour Space Show Classroom discussion with Dan Adamo, Dr. John Jurist, & Dr. Jim Logan regarding the recently released NRC "Pathways To Exploration: Rationales And Approaches For A U.S. Program Of Human Space Exploration." You can download the report for free at www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18801. In addition, the project referred to in the last part of this discussion by Dan and Jim, the "Aquarius interplanetary HSF transport" paper can be freely downloaded at www.spaceenterpriseinstitute.org/2014/07/aquarius-a-reusable-water-based-interplanetary-human-spaceflight-transport. Please note that our panel members used cell phones which caused audio issues which you may hear during the discussion. Finally, as this program will also be archived on both The Space Show and The Space Show Classroom blogs, there will be two papers uploaded to each blog, one by Dan Adamo & the other by caller Dr. James Dewar. I will mention both in the summary below. In the first segment, our panel members opened with their perspective on the NRC Pathways HSF study. While there were similarities in their perspectives, there were also noteworthy differences. After this comprehensive introduction, I asked our panel members about the study and space settlement or pioneering. Each panel member had much to say on the settlement issue, including the need to solve the gravity prescription for long duration HSF or settlement. Our panel members said that for the most part, space settlement was out of scope for this report. In this part of the discussion much was said about microgravity issues & the need to do on orbit experiments to determine the HSF gravity prescription. Deimos was discussed as an initial better choice that the surface of Mars re microgravity issues. Our guests spoke to the need of a short arm centrifuge on the ISS. Jim spoke to the specifics of such an experiment such as 1 G at the head., 2.5 g's at the feet for two hours a day to see how it serves as a microgravity countermeasure. Our panel members mentioned that there already was such a short arm centrifuge built years ago by NASA and Wiley, www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/slsd/about/divisions/hacd/laboratories/short-arm_centrifuge_laboratory.html. The guests talked about unknown human factor challenges for going to Mars and long duration spaceflight. Jim provided us with interesting statistics on human spaceflight totals since the beginning in 1961. The panel members had much to say about the budget issues discussed in the NRC study. This summary is quite long so to read it in full, please go to www.thespaceshow.com or http:thespaceshow.wordpress.com, or http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com. Thank you.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:36:49 PDT
Add this to another station Michael Annis Friday 10-10-14 (43.32MB; download) -- Guest: Michael Annis. Topics: We discussed is podcasts re http://spacerockethistory.com on the history of space & rocketry. 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 Michael Annis to the program to discuss his series of space & rocket history podcasts at http://spacerockethistory.com. During the first segment, Mike told us about his background, being inspired by Apollo, and being a strong space enthusiasts going forward. He strives for one podcast weekly. Visit http://spacerockethistory.com/?page_id=344 for his timeline for existing podcasts with the newest on top. Note that he started his series with his first podcast covering "Ancient Rocketry: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants." As you will hear, he is still covering the Gemini program as his podcasts represent a detailed oral history in chronological order of events & missions that happened. He does cover Soviet events plus events & rockets from other nations as applicable. His sources are referenced in the podcasts but he does have a Source page, http://spacerockethistory.com/?page_id=27. For this segment, we started at the beginning, talked about the history of rocketry and our space program. One thing that I liked was his mention of the Flying Steam Powered Pigeon by Archtytas about 428 BC (see http://kotsanas.com/gb/exh.php?exhibit=2001001). Listeners asked Mike questions about NewSpace, the Saturn V rocket, and for his favorite missions. In this segment, Mike talked about the space interest of his students & their knowledge level of space history which was not good. In the second segment, Mike mentioned Newton's laws, especially his Third Law of Motion, especially action-reaction as he said rockets were based on this. Our guest was asked about Mars as the focus and goal of human spaceflight and if he thought the US would likely lead a humans to Mars mission. Another listener asked him about failures and he mentioned what he called a Flopnic, the Vanguard TV3 launch and the Soviet R7 rocket. When asked about challenges to our space program, he cited budget problems. We talked about the U.S. private sector which he supports. Mike told us how to get his podcasts as they are available on iTunes and Stitcher. Near the end of our program, Mike was asked about the Moon-Mars debate and his thoughts on the overall condition of our human spaceflight program. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Mike Annis using the Contact tab on his website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:38:48 PDT
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars," Wednesday, 10-08-14 (4.99MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Heather Knutson, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Exoplanet HAT-P-11b with clear skies and atmospheric water vapor. 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. We welcomed Dr. Heather Knutson to Hotel Mars for our discussion about Exoplanet HAT-P-11b given it has been discovered that this planet has clear skies and water vapor in its atmosphere. Dr. Knutson explained how clear skies and atmospheric water vapor was confirmed, what it means for this specific Neptune size exoplanet and what it means for our planet searches in general. We talked about it having a hot atmosphere, a core but not a solid surface. The exoplanet is not habitable. HAT-P-11b is 120 light years from Earth. Dr. Knutson also explained why so many exoplanets have a cloudy atmosphere and why that limits our research into the exoplanet. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:59:23 PDT
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