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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: 12 May 2005
Language: English


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Add this to another station Dr. Pat Patterson, Tuesday, 7-26-16 SmallSat (14.58MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Pat Patterson to discuss the upcoming SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah from August 6-11, 2016. Be sure to follow along with us at the SmallSat website, www.smallsat.org. During the first part of our one hour program, we talked about the state of the small satellite and cubesat industry. Do not miss this important and informed overview. Next, we covered all aspects of the SmallSat conference including this year's two keynote speakers, one of which is Ms. Shotwell from SpaceX. Pat went over the tracks, speakers, programming, logistics and more. You can see most of this information on their website. Read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 26, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:24:56 UTC
Add this to another station http://thespaceshow.com/sites/default/files/shows/2743-BWB-2016-07-25.mp3 (27.14MB; download) -- We welcomed Rishabh Maharaja to the program to discuss his Project Hermes in association with Capitol Technology University undergraduate students working to establish a Wi-Fi network in space for a system bus use. The students used an Android smartphone to connect to an Iridium-based hotspot device, Iridium Go. The system uses the TCP/IP as you will hear Professor Maharaja discuss. In addition, he talked some about the EO-1 NASA mission as our guest is currently the deputy flight operations team lead for that mission. Please read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 25, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:48:33 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Jeff Bell, Sunday, 7-24-16 (34.41MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Jeff Bell for a 2 hour 30 minute program with Dr. Bell at his best taking a look at and offering his perspectives on everything NewSpace and as he said, Old Space. This is vintage Jeff Bell as he hasa strong opinion about everything, from suborbital to planetary protection and planetary science. From humans to Mars to the Mars One plans and the upcoming SpaceX Mars plans. For those familiar with Dr. Bell, you know that nothing is sacred. As you will hear with this program that Jeff is disappointed in the pace of space development and exploration, those of you that like Jeff Bell interviews will not be disappointed. Read the full and detailed summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on July 24, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:58:22 UTC
Add this to another station Rand Simberg, Bill Simon, Wednesday, 7-20-16 (21.16MB; download) -- Welcome to our annual Evoloterra program with Rand Simberg and Bill Simon. During our no break 1 hour 33 minute discussion, we explained the Evoloterra ceremony (www.evoloterra.com), why Rand, Bill and the others started it in the 1980s, the reason it was modeled on ritual and the Passover Seder, and the significance of our having gone to the Moon the first time. Later in the discussion, Rand talked about our having gone to the Moon for the wrong reasons and he suggested the best way forward. Several callers were part of the program including a lengthy call from Kim in Mexico who questioned using a religious like ceremony and ritual. Rand and Bill also talked about the spiritual nature of the Evoloterra ceremony. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 20, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:01:02 UTC
Add this to another station Chris Stone, Sunday, 7-17-16, National Security Space Strategy (23.81MB; download) -- We welcomed Chris Stone back to the show to discuss national security space and deterrence. Chris also talked about his new book on the subject,"Reversing the Tao: A Framework for Credible Space Deterrence." This is an important show and very important topic so don't miss it. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this show on today's date, July 17, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:10:19 UTC
Add this to another station Adam Johnson, Wednesday, 07-1516 (His new 2001 book) (20.31MB; download) -- Adam Johnson was the guest regarding his new book "2001: The Lost Science: The Scientists, Influences & Designs from The Frederick I. Ordway III Estate." This is his second 2001 book and as he said, his last one. We talked about the movie, the scientists behind it, the long last influences of the movie and the designs. The book is very well documented with high resolution photos. Our discussion was very interesting, often revealing new information about Stanley Kubrick, Harry Lange, Arthur C. Clarke, Fred Ordway & others. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 15, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:56:21 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 7-13-16 (4.37MB; download) -- Welcome to Hotel Mars featuring John Batchelor, myself and our guest of honor, Dr. David Shalloway. Our double segment program focused on new information about the moon of Saturn, Titan. You can read the Washington Post article about the chemistry and discoveries at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/07/07/saturns-moon-titan-could-have-the-right-chemistry-for-life. During our nearly 19 minute double segment, Dr. Shalloway talked about the Titan chemistry, methane sees, prebiotic conditions, polyimines and more. We talked about water issues on Titan and how this is the reverse of what we find elsewhere in the solar system. Read the full program summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this Hotel Mars program for July 13, 2016
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:13:25 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Karen Jonscher and Dr Virginia Ferguson, Tuesday, 7-12-16 (21.63MB; download) -- We welcomed both Dr. Karen Jonscher and Dr. Virginia Ferguson to the program to discuss their research on mice livers from aboard the space shuttle suggesting that long duration spaceflight might cause liver disease in the astronauts. Our guests explained their research and their findings and what it might mean for long duration HSF, particularly to Mars. They also explained why this research is important. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program this date, July 12, 2016. Note that our discussion was 94 minutes in length.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:40:30 UTC
Add this to another station Scott Lowther, Monday, 7-11-16 (28.79MB; download) -- We welcomed Scott Lowther to the program for a 2 hour 5 minute discussion about nuclear pulse propulsion. Scott spent considerable time defining nuclear pulse propulsion, the history behind it included the former Project Orion project and much more. Listeners had several questions for him with both emails and phone calls. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this guest on this date, Monday, July 11,2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:18:17 UTC
Add this to another station Ope Lines, Sunday, 7-10-16 (25.98MB; download) -- Welcome to our Open Lines Program. During the first segment of our 1 hour 54 minute program, we made several important announcements including the dedication of today's program to the memory of Dr. Molly Macauley who was murdered last Friday in Baltimore. Molly was a guest on The Space Show several times and a friend. We and everyone who knew her will miss her. John from Ft. worth was our first caller to talk about mass. This was an interesting physics discussion that was joined later on by Dr. Doug from S. California as the subject evolved into including time travel. Michael Listner then called to update us on the Orbital ATK litigation he had mentioned a few weeks ago plus the RD180 issue which seems resolved for now. Before the break, John from Freemont called to talk about the nuclear molten salt reactor. In the second segment, Dr. Doug called back to talk about recent new discoveries and information regarding Ceres plus dust mitigation on the Moon and Mars. He also talked about the Martian Moons Phobos and Deimos. John from Ft. Worth called back to talk about water as a nuclear fuel. Doug then asked him several questions by email regarding this matter. We went over the coming Space Show schedule, highlighting to key shows for the future. Please read the full review of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 10, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:57:16 UTC
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