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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 Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Tuesday, 12-16-14 (58.28MB; download) -- Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman. Topics: Space news projects and updates, end of the year review, looking to 2015. 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 Bob Zimmerman back to the program for a wide ranging discussion of space news, space companies, projects, programs and more. During the first segment of our two hour seven minute show, Bob started off promoting his book on Apollo 8, "Genesis" as we are coming up on the anniversary of this famous flight orbiting the Moon on Christmas eve at a distant time in our past. After Bob's infomercial was complete, he did have much to say about the everlasting importance of the Apollo 8 mission. I asked Bob for end of the year space events to keep our eyes on so we talked about the upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and the attempt to recover the first stage on a barge as part of the SpaceX reusability plan. We also talked about the Russian Angara rocket test flight. A listener asked Bob for updates on the NTSB accident investigation for Virgin Galactic. Bob also talked about SLS (it was yet another recurrent theme throughout the program) and as predicted, he had nothing good to say about it or Orion. BJohn emailed us to ask about nuclear propulsion. Both Bob and I responded and while we support it, there does not seem to be a business case for it or demand for it so there is no significant push to make it happen. Marshall called to talk about the impact of falling oil prices on the space economy. I had much to say about this as did Bob who in the end talked about trusting capitalism, freedom, and private enterprise to do the right thing. We also talked about the impact of falling oil prices on the Russian economy, specifically their space program. I then brought up the interest rate risk which is a huge potential danger for the US economy. Luis emailed in about Falcon 9 prices of $5-7 million per a January 2014 Parabolic Arc article. Note that this was clarified early in the next segment. In segment two, Dr. Charles Lurio called to explain more about the SpaceX launch cost referenced by Luis in the previous segment. Charles also talked about the Orbital effort to replace the Antares rocket motor with another Russian motor, the RD 181. Joe emailed in a note about the compact fusion plans for Lockheed. Bob used the opportunity to criticize the large companies, their projects, pork, you name it. Doug emailed in about some Boeing YouTube videos which Bob completely dismissed as having zero relevancy on anything. Bob also took some slams at Orion and the recent test flight. Next, we talked about the new announcement about Curiosity finding methane on Mars. Bob added more to the story and said it was a wait and see situation but ultimately we would have to there to really answer questions about it. Read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:56:12 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Jeff Foust, Monday, 12-15-14 (51.60MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Jeff Foust. Topics: Space news and events and a look into 2015. Lots of quality space analysis. 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. Jeff Foust back to the program. In the first segment of our 1 hour 53 minute discussion, Jeff covered many space events and projects including Jeff's "Commercial Spaceflight After the Antares and SpaceShipTwo Failures" talk at the National Air and Space Museum on Dec. 8th. We also talked about commercial space and here, Jeff gave us a good definition to use in general for commercial space. He then provided us with economic stats for the entire commercial space industry and its segments including commercial satellites, ground service, NewSpace, and more. Our guest said that Orion and SLS were at one end of the commercial space spectrum while at the other end one finds XCOR & Virgin Galactic. Michael Listner called to talk about the Orion EFT 1 flight needing a commercial launch license as well as a return license given that it was a commercial flight contracted for by NASA in contrast to a NASA flight using a commercial company. The discussion changed to the Virgin Galactic and Orbital Antares accidents and the potential impact of those accidents on both the companies and the commercial space industry in general. Orbital's proposed merger with ATK was mentioned as were possible replacement engines for Antares including the use of an ATK SRB. A listener then brought up the Russian sanctions and the continued seemingly good relationship we have with Russia regarding space. As the segment was ending, Alan in Tucson asked about reports that the Russians would leave the ISS in 2020. In the second segment, our first caller was Dwayne who wanted to talk about delays and slipped launch schedules regarding the SpaceX launch manifesto. Jeff and Dwayne had an excellent discussion on this topic so don't miss it. Related topics came up in the discussion including reusability, customer needs such as an on time launch versus wanting a lower price and more. Jerry sent in an email asking about the Raptor tests by SpaceX but Jeff said not much was being made public about them. The NASA FY 15 budget came up again and Jeff went into some detail as to what part of NASA got what. Public/private partnerships were mentioned & fully discussed in the segment. Jeff did point out that the project must entice a private company to participate meaning that it probably needs to have a strong business case for the project otherwise why would a private commercial company join with NASA. Jeff indicated these opportunities might be few and far between at this time but when they work, they are a good way to structure the project. There was a listener inquiry about SLS and cancellation. Jeff had much to say about this too. You can read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:42:36 PST
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 12-14-14 (58.30MB; download) -- Tags: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NASA Orion/SLS budget, Lunar Orbital Station, backing up Earth's species 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. Welcome to our Open Lines discussion program. During the first segment of our 2 hour 7 minute program, I started the discussion with a few suggested topics and program announcements. The only suggested topic that had anything like legs was the 19% budget increase for SLS/Orion in the new FY 15 spending bill just passed by Congress. BJohn sent in an email asking about a possible Lunar Orbital Station, maybe with Orion, in lieu of the ARM. Next, Doug called in from S. California to promote the concept of Bio Preserve, backing up Earth's species. He talked about the need for this and why and how it might be done. I suggested he check out the Lifeboat Foundation as they have something of a similar plan though its not identical to what Doug was talking about. I did ask Doug how such a backup plan would be paid for and like most good ideas, paying for them presents challenges though Doug had decent suggestions. Brett then called in to talk about his online book, "How To Be A Rocket Scientist." Get more information about the book and the ten tips that we talked about by visiting his website, www.howtobearocketscientist.com. He said the book is aimed at the high school audience but he has been hearing from adults and college students who also find the book valuable. We highlighted a few of his ten tips for discussion. In the second segment, SLS John called re the NASA budget and said there was plenty of money and the funding increase for SLS/Orion put us on the right path. John continued to make the case that SLS/Orion is our best chance to avoid being stuck in LEO. I asked him about commercial space options and he said continuing with SLS/Orion does not prevent the commercial industry from following its own path. Doug sent in a few emails to John about his comments including one saying that continuing with SLS/Orion blocks the possibility of public/private partnerships. I challenged Doug's comment on this because it assumes that monies saved by not having an SLS/Orion program would be used on Doug's chosen space projects. In fact Doug did say that we need to better spend tax payer money. While we can all agree with that, the best use of taxpayer money is clearly subjective and would depend on who you were talking with about the use of the money. Marshall called next to inquire about an update show on space solar power. I told him I would attempt to get a quality and realistic guest on the program early in the new year. We then heard from Charles Pooley. Charles talked about the first year anniversary of his first Microlaunchers book, book two which is in progress and plans for book three. Read the rest of this review at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:43:16 PST
Add this to another station Michael Soluri, Friday, 12-12-14 (44.30MB; download) -- Guest: Michael Soluri. Topics: Hubble Repair Mission STS-125 as portrayed in his book, "Infinite Worlds.," NASA & 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 author and photographer Michael Soluri to the show to discuss his behind the scenes documentary work for STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope repair mission and his book, "infinite Worlds." During the first segment of our 90 minute discussion, Michael provided us with the background on how he was able to go inside NASA, be with the STS-125 crew, and photographically document all aspects of the final Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission. His book "Infinite Worlds" is truly a behind the scenes photographic documentation of this mission, a must have book as you will hear me say throughout the program. Remember, if you buy it through TSS/OGLF Amazon portal detailed on all archived programs and both websites, Amazon makes a contribution to TSS.OGLF. Listeners asked Michael many questions about the STS-125 crew regarding risk, safety, the rescue mission that was on the pad ready to go and more. Michael also told us about asking the veteran crew members about the quality of light in space so better space pictures could be made. This led to a workshop where Michael helped the crew in looking at things in space differently to get better and different pictures. Michael talked about the support he got from Goddard, seeing the training in the Hi Bay clean room and even meeting and talking with the crew families. We talked about the initial mission cancellation, then the reinstatement by Mike Griffin. Michael also worked in his early documentation work on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, a mission he is still documenting as we await the July 2015 arrival at the planet. He was also asked about the James Webb Space Telescope and if he thought it might take up and continue in our culture as much as Hubble has been a part of our culture. In the second segment, we talked about on orbit servicing and the essay in his book by the father of on orbit servicing, Frank Cepollina. Michael then told about the Hubble tools and how unique and artistic they were being all rounded with features designed for use when wearing a pressure glove in space, not for use here on Earth. He also told us about being able to photograph the tools in the Hi Bay which he did as objects of art. Later on in the segment, we talked about the end of the space shuttle, the modern capsules replacing it from SpaceX and the other companies, and the difference with a transportation system which is what is being developed today and the space system which has been lost due to the shuttle retirement. Michael was asked by another listener about the space entrepreneurs. Read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:54:45 PST
Add this to another station John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Larry Price, Wednesday, 12-10-14 (5.59MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Larry Price, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The recent successful ORION EFT-1 test flight & recovery. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. John Batchelor and I welcomed Larry Price, Orion Deputy Program Manager, to Hotel Mars. During our 12 minute Hotel Mars segment, we talked about the successful EFT-1 test flight and recovery, how Orion is different from the Apollo capsule, the new heat shield, and Orion's capabilities. We also talked about the planned initial Orion missions which will be in cislunar space, the Moon and even out to the lunar LaGrange point. Also discussed were planned Orion BLEO missions past the Moon. Given the proposed budget increase for Orion and SLS for FY 15, I asked Larry was if this increase could speed up readiness of Orion. Larry also talked about some of the flight test equipment and the type of data collected from both the flight and the return. We also talked about using UAV imaging for the return as well as the use of two Blackhawk helicopters. Near the end of the segment, Larry was asked about the possibility of Orion landing on land. While it can do that, the trades don't typically support it as landing on water is more efficient. He explains why in our discussion. Near the end, John asked about Orion's computer and its power. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Larry Price through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:51:20 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Richard Binzel, Tuesday, 12-9-14 (39.44MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Richard Binzel. Topics: NEO Survey, NASA ARM, asteroids. 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. Richard Binzel to the show to discuss asteroids, the NASA ARM, and completing the NEO survey. During the program, Dr. Binzel referenced two items. The first, his article in Nature is at www.nature.com/news/human-spaceflight-find-asteroids-to-get-to-mars-1.16216. The National Academies study he mentioned is at www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12842. During the first segment of our 90 minute program, Dr. Binzel introduced us to the asteroid topic, the asteroid belt, 1 km size asteroids and he responded to my questions about Asteroid UR 116. Our guest then addressed the NASA ARM and explained why he is not supportive of it. He referenced his above article in Nature on the subject. You can get this article at the above URL. He talked about visiting asteroids in their natural orbit rather than bringing a small one back to orbit the Moon. He had much to say that was positive about visiting an asteroid, explaining as well why such a visit is on the path to HSF to Mars. He then explained his program for completing the NEO survey which is to find and catalog specific NEOs. Listeners asked him many questions including if radar was a good tool for finding asteroids. He said no because it uses a very narrow beam. He also said that were the NEO survey completed, most of the most accessible destinations for HSF and science missions would be cataloged and would open up space. He goes into detail on this near the end of our show. We talked about international NEO survey and planetary defense issues. While the U.S. remains the leader, ESA is doing more and more. He also said that rather than spending just $20 million on asteroid detection, we should be spending $200 million annually until the survey is completed. Joe in Houston sent in a series of questions starting in this segment and ending when the show ended. His questions, all of which were read on air, centered around ways to bring an asteroid into orbit around the Moon. Listen to what our guest had to say about his multiple suggestions/questions. Professor Binzel clearly likes and welcomes fresh ideas & also insists on running the numbers and doing the trade analysis. John called from Ft. Worth asking about the size of an asteroid that should be getting our attention. Time lines were brought up as we need time for the best way to deflect an asteroid on an Earth collision trajectory. Near the end of the segment, our guest talked about a NASA Grand Challenge Mission around asteroid detection and intervention methods starting first with the survey, the concepts on how best to deflect an asteroid and then about 30 years out, a contest on an ISRU test for resource extraction on an asteroid. Read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:41:06 PST
Add this to another station Chris Orwoll, Monday, 12-8-14 (40.88MB; download) -- Guest: Christopher (Chris) Orwoll. Topics: The New Mexico Museum of Space History, museum displays and artifacts. 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 Chris Orwoll, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Space History back to the show. During the first segment of our 90 minute program, Chris first responded to some of my questions about his nuclear submarine service in the U.S. Navy and the similarities with being on a submarine as compared to being in a spaceflight capsule. In fact, our guest told us a story about his meeting with retired astronauts Charlie Duke and Buzz Aldrin in which they asked him lots of questions about submarines and discussed similarities with spaceflight. We then moved on to talk about the New Mexico Museum of Space History located in Alamogordo, New Mexico (www.nmspacemuseum.org). We learned that the museum is an affiliate with the Smithsonian plus it is a state museum. Chris told us the museum was in transition to new exhibits which he discussed along with existing exhibits, events, the Space Hall of Fame, the DCX exhibit and more. I asked Chris how they borrow items from the Smithsonian and he explained in detail the loan system for museums, including the NM Museum of Space History. Listener Harry asked him about museum events such as the event centered around Dr. John Paul Stapp and his rocket sled ride on Sonic Wind 1 which is at the museum. Other events were discussed as were the exhibits for Little Joe II which was the largest rocket ever launched in New Mexico. In the second segment, Chris led off with a discussion of the gravesite of the famous Ham the astrochimp as Ham is buried at the museum. We learned that museum visitors often left interesting things at Ham's grave site including bananas. Also discussed was how best to get to and visit the museum as there is currently no direct air service to Alamogordo. Listener Paul asked how people are chosen for the Hall of Fame. Listen to what Chris said about the process, the selection list, and those doing the selecting. Another listener asked if the museum had any Chinese space artifacts. The answer was no but listen to what Chris said about Chinese space artifacts in general. Other topics included museum outreach and student field trips. I asked Chris about the level of space awareness and knowledge for the students visiting the museum. Listen to what he said about this because it is a problem, not just in New Mexico but across the country. When asked for the most popular parts of the museum for visits, our guest said Ham's gravesite, Sonic Wind 1 and the Moon rock which the museum has in its collection. We also talked about the upcoming unmanned exhibit that will include models of Mars rovers and more. Read the balance of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordprss.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:28:46 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Bruce Cordell, Sunday, 12-7-14 (49.22MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Bruce Cordell. Topics: Dr. Cordell uses his trend analysis & Maslow Windows to suggest a boom in space development & exploration. 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. Bruce Cordell to the show for updates with his trend & Maslow Windows analysis suggesting a strong possibility for a boom ahead with a large space project. During the first segment of our 1 hour 47 minute program, Dr. Cordell summarized his Maslow Windows theory over the economic history of the US showing how specific economic cycles lead to large, cutting edge projects approximately twice in a century. He cited several examples but talked about the Panama Canal and our earlier space program culminating with Apollo and our lunar missions. He said these projects are typically large exploration type projects, macro economic, and coming when there is a boom and the public is ebullient. He said there are three precursors to the big project. The three are economic, geopolitical, and space related. Regarding the space precursor, he talked about the recent Chinese lunar rover mission and Chinese lunar orbiter and return mission. He also said movies start tracking this too and he mentioned Gravity and Interstellar. I suggested that many do not want a large government space project, instead opting for private projects and missions within LEO and even to Mars. Dr. Cordell said it did not have to be a public venture and that it could also be a public/private partnership. As a result of other questions, he said the next big space project might very well be a return to the Moon. John from Ft. Worth called to talk about leadership issues, risk, and the lack of the 60's spirit. Bruce talked about the impact of the Sputnik moment. John and Bruce continued their interesting conversation for the balance of the segment. In the second segment, Bruce answered John's question from before the break as to what may happen if China is the leader and commands the ebullience, not the U.S. We also addressed BJohn's question regarding China using older technology based on the Soviet space program while the US is cutting edge and would that not make a difference. Don't miss what Bruce had to say. In the remaining minutes of the program, Bruce talked about his human spaceflight graduate class he teaches at USC in their Dept. of Astronautical Engineering. The class will be taught again in the fall of 2015 and is available to qualified students as an online option. As we were ending the show, I asked Dr. Cordell about timelines which he has connected to our 2016 presidential election. He also said a major Apollo type project would need leadership from the US president. I asked about a private sector leader and he had much to say about this possibility. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:49:44 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Christopher Newman, Friday, 12-5-14 (40.34MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Christopher (Chris) Newman. Topics: British space law, policy & space programs. 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 Chris Newman to the show to discuss British space policy, programs, their space industry and British space law. During the first segment of our 88 minute program, Dr. Newman talked about space law and the space industry within the UK. At times we compared British space law with that in the U.S., talked about the British interest in commercial space, space entrepreneurism and British government space as opposed to commercial space within the country. As you will hear, British space is more about business and returns than government policy. We also talked about social media and its value with some criticisms and supportive comments from me. Mike Listner called and we did some comparisons with the British space law perspectives compared to American space law perspectives. A listener asked if the British were fearful or concerned about the Chinese program and if they thought we might be in a space race with China. Chris had interesting things to say in response to this question. Chris talked about the role of the European Space Agency (ESA), competition from SpaceX with the Arianne rockets, and the ISS. Toward the end of our segment, Alex emailed a question about the impact of our ITAR regulations on the British space, science, and technology industry. In the second segment, I asked Chris how British citizens influence their government for space policy and matters as compared to what we do in the States. Chris did explain the British system to us which is quite different , including their budget process. Later I asked if the British government and people were enthusiastic about space companies, including Skylon with Reaction Engines. You might be surprised by his response, especially when I asked if he thought the desired Skylon funding was possible. We also talked proposed British spaceports and the possibility of British regulations on their developing space industry. Later, George emailed in to ask if various segments of the British government competed for funding similar to what happens with the discretionary items in our budget. Chris explained the process in more detail but the short answer was no as their budget process is quite different from ours. Another listener asked more questions about competition in Europe from SpaceX. Chris had much to say about this. Other subjects discussed included a guess as to what future space missions will look like from the British perspective, more on the threat from NEOs, the global launch rate and Arianne making unrealistic market share projections, and the militarization and weaponization of space. Read the balance of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com or http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:42:01 PST
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars," Wednesday, 12-3-14 (4.23MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Marc Millis, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The movie Interstellar, wormholes & faster than light travel. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. John Batchelor and I welcomed Marc Millis (www.tauzero.aero) to discuss the movie "Interstellar," worm holes, black holes, event horizons, folding space, advanced propulsion, and the realities of faster than light travel. We talked about some of the representations in the movie plus John also brought in some details from the older movie from the late 1990s, "Event Horizon." Marc explained the theory behind worm holes, the need for massive amounts of negative energy, and the challenge in keeping the worm hole opening open once the starship has entered the worm hole. Also discussed were some of the liberties taken with science in representing science issues in the movie. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Marc Millis through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:53:20 PST
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