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The Space Show
The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce, space tourism,space exploration and space development. The Space Show is committed to facilitating our becoming a space-faring nation and society with a growing and self-sustaining space-faring economy.  The Space Show also focuses on other related subjects of interest to us all.

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Created by: David Livingston
Created on: 11 May 2005
Language: English


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Add this to another station Dr. John Brandenburg, Tuesday, 2-9-16 (29.41MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg; Topics: Potential climate change, shifting to nuclear power as a solution, fission-fusion hybrid power sources. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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. We welcomed back Dr. John Brandenburg for Part 2 of his Space Show Trilogy for early 2016. The focus of tonight's discussion was moving to a nuclear powered energy source to ward off any consequences from the possibility of climate change/global warming and the continued use of fossil fuels. Dr. Brandenburg made it clear that it was extremely difficult to assess the facts and the probability of climate change happening, along with all the disastrous results attributed to it, given the mess with the source data, the politics, corruption, and money involved in the discussion. That said, he believes that the continued use of fossil fuels is a bad thing regardless of climate change and global warming, and it would be better to start the shift to the solution now rather than waiting for a total crisis to hit the country and the world. John's solution is nuclear power and most of our discussion explained why nuclear power and ways to accomplish it safely. He cited many symptoms pointing him to his realization that we need to start the transition to nuclear power. One of the symptoms he talked about was the O2 depletion in the atmosphere, a topic he referenced several times during both segments of our program. John referenced the French nuclear power system over and over again given about 87% of their power is derived from nuclear power. He talked about modern waste removal processes which involved burning the wastes using Tokamaks referencing a University of Texas - Austin study. In making the case for nuclear power, he talked about the characteristics and limitations of wind and solar energy, plus he addressed the need for energy in the developing world and for the U.S. to continue with economic growth and development which requires enormous amounts of ongoing energy. In the second segment, we picked up on a question from Bill in Virginia at the end of the previous segment asking about carbon in the atmosphere from the nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere in the early 60's. Bill wanted to know about carbon dispersion from the atmosphere. John spent some time addressing this question, said it was an important one but was not aware of research specifically addressing what Bill was asking. In the context of this question, we talked about C14, C12, and C13. John From Ft. Worth called to discuss the sustainability of societies. Our caller advocated the need to eventually phase out carbon and fossil fuels. He also brought up the Fukushima accident in Japan and wanted to address nuclear power safety. Dr. Brandenburg again made the cause for using fusion energy to burn up nuclear waste. In response to my question about our not having B/E fusion energy, he said It was not necessary to have B/E fusion to burn up the waste. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:01:10 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Erik Seedhouse, Monday, 2-8-16 (21.78MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Erik Seedhouse; Topics: We discussed Erik's book, "SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft" & humans to Mars. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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. We welcomed back Dr. Erik Seedhouse to discuss his new book, "SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft." During the first segment of our 1 hour 35 minute program, Dr. Seedhouse opened up by saying that SpaceX had one purpose only, for Elon to go to Mars and bring others there to settle on the Red Planet. During our discussion, Erik received numerous questions by email from Tony and Rome who used the website Disqus program posting on the comments section as his email questions for the guest. Their questions continued through the entire discussion. Also during this initial segment, other listeners had questions about the Dragon V2 flight schedule, other models of the Dragon including those planned for use in Mars missions, Orion, and the Boeing CST 100. Jack sent in a question asking if the SpaceX-Musk Mars mission and settlement rhetoric was different from the rhetoric put forth by the Mars One group. Don't miss how our guest responded to this question. Erik then received questions about the SpaceX Draco rockets but as you will hear, Erik was clear in stating that Dragon V2 was not for Mars and the Mars version of the Dragon was still an unknown. Erik spent a good amount of time discussing the various Dragon configurations so don't miss this discussion. One point Erik made over and over again dealt with the rapid development time SpaceX has incurred for Dragon, especially when compared to the time it has taken the government to develop Orion. In addition, our guest talked about the high costs for developing Orion plus the fact that the CST 100 is for the ISS only, not for going to Mars. In the second segment, Dr. Seedhouse said a goal was needed and Mars was the goal. He was asked about SpaceX plans for Mars, human factors, artificial gravity, and such. Erik said that information was not known but we both talked about anxiously awaiting the SpaceX Mars plans when they are announced later this year at the IAC in Mexico. In this segment, Erik mentioned using a Dragon for a Mars Sample Return Mission. Dr. Dwayne Day called and wanted to know who would pay for the Mars Sample Return Mission. Erik mentioned that NASA might join in given what he has been reading and hearing in the space world but Dwayne pointed out there was no funding for a sample return mission and the Decadal Survey had not planned for the actual return of Mars samples, just the collection of them with Mars 2020. This resulted in an extensive discussion with our guest and caller over assumptions, what SpaceX may or may not be able to do including landing on Mars using EDL techniques. Retro-propulsion came up and was discussed. Dwayne pointed out that SpaceX did not have this talent so he would have to partner with those that had it or bring on employees with this talent. Read the rest of this summary @ www.theespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:26:39 PST
Add this to another station Jim Funaro, Sunday, 2-7-16 (20.11MB; download) -- Guest: Jim Funaro; Topics: Contact Conference 2016, special speakers & programs, anthropology, on and offworld plausible contact. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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. We welcomed Jim Funaro back to the program to discuss the 2016 Contact Conference to be held at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale, CA from April 1-3, 2016. For full conference, hotel, and registration information plus a list of speakers and topics, visit www.contact-conference.com. For the fist part of our discussion, I asked Jim to provide us with the history of the Contact Conference which goes back 27 years when Jim founded the conference and organization. He also talked about the significance of anthropology and the focus of Contact which may not be what you think it is so listen carefully to Jim's introductory comments. For the balance of our discussion in both segments, Jim went over the conference for this year, guest speakers and topics, the Keynote address and the simulations provided for students on the last day of the conference, Sunday, April 3. He talked about conference structure as it is a one track event, the focus this year on Mars and why so with the special Mars speakers including Kim Stanley Robinson, Andy Weir, Chris McKay, and Larry Niven. Conference logistics were discussed with news of the upcoming change in conference and hotel prices set for March 1 so if you can attend, you certainly want to register and sign up by the low price deadline. In the second segment, Jim stressed the diversity of the conference in terms of topics, speakers and those attending, along with the interdisciplinary content. He was asked about focusing on ET but said Contact was more of a professional conference, modeled after an academic conference and it was not a fan club type of conference. He went over many of the other speakers and their topics, all of which served to illustrate the uniqueness of the Contact subject matter and talks. He also stressed the networking opportunities for everyone. In response to a listener question as to the conference being appropriate for a ten year old, Jim talked about their educational programs and willingness to talk with school kids, plus he mentioned the age appropriate simulations. Before the program ended, we talked about remembering Contact supporters and contributors no longer with us including Dr. Al Harrison and Dr. Marvin Minsky. Al was a true personal friend of mine and a gust on the program several times. He was one of my favorite guests and a person I had lots of fun with at conferences and even went up to Davis, CA to meet him for lunch a few times (about a 90 minute drive for me). Personally, I miss Al very much and I miss his being on the show and his books. Unfortunately, I never knew Marvin nor was he a guest on the show but still a great loss to us all. Before our discussion ended, we summarized the conference and registration logistics. Please post your comments/questions on the comments section for this archived program on TSS website. Jim can be contacted through me or the Contact website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:27:05 PST
Add this to another station Dr. Jens Hauslage, Friday, 2-5-16 (14.30MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Jens Hauslage; Topics: The DLR C.R.O.P Project & new approaches to closed loop life support for space missions. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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. We welcomed Dr. Jens Hauslage, DLR specialist in bio-regenerative life support systems for space, to discuss the DLR's C.R.O.P Project (Combined Regenerative Organic Food Production). You can find out more about this project and closed loop life support for space by visiting these DLR websites: www.dlr.de/irs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-9328/15375_read-39519 which focus on the C.R.O.P. Project in addition to www.dlr.de/me/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10394 which focuses on the DLR test mission EU CROPIS. The reviewed and published paper we referenced during our discussion, "Natural microbial populations in a water-based biowaste management system for space life support" can be found at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26553636. During our one hour discussion, I first asked Dr. Hauslage how he got his interest in space, in particular in the subject of closed loop life support systems and bio-regenerative life support. His story is interesting in that the path to becoming a leading scientist in this field was not that different than the paths many of us and many of our younger listeners are following with regards to their space interests. To me, it confirms the enormous opportunity people have in the space and science fields, opportunities in my mind that should not be overlooked. He was interested in space at an early age, was inspired by the different space missions and programs, films, also by Biosphere 2 and more. Don't miss his personal story. Next, I asked Dr. Hauslage to describe the C.R.O.P. project to us which he did for our one hour discussion. He went into detail about life support issues, specifically closed loop life support issues, nutrients, fertilizer, recycling of human waste, the biofilters being used including lava rock, nitrification, soil bacteria and how it is impacted by different levels of gravity, say Earth, the Moon, Mars, and microgravity. He was asked about time lines for advancement to operational systems such as he was developing plus he was asked if more money was the answer. As you will hear, developing, researching, testing, and demonstrating takes times so while more money would be helpful for financing the projects and research, it would not necessarily speed up the development timeline. A few listeners, especially Harriet, emailed in that the entire idea of human waste recycling was disgusting so she asked if astronauts and researchers had to go through any special type of de-sensitizing training to either work in the field or use the products. Our guest had much to say about this subject for the future of human spaceflight but also for developing countries here on Earth. Please read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:11:48 PST
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 2-03-16 (2.13MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Dream Chaser, SpaceX and NASA contract for ISS cargo. 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). Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control. John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Jeff Foust to discuss the recent NASA selection of Dream Chaser in the its contracts for carrying cargo to and from the ISS. Other contract winners included SpaceX and Orbital ATK. Jeff went over the history of Dream Chaser, we talked about the capsule vs. the mini-shuttle design, as well as Dream Chaser being reusable with a proposed 60 day turnaround. John and I asked our guest to compare the Dream Chaser return cargo capacity to that of the SpaceX Dragon capsule. As the segment was ending, we asked Jeff about the Falcon Heavy schedule and delays being encountered with the Falcon 9 launch schedule.You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Foust through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:46:22 PST
Add this to another station Bob Zimmerman, Tuesday, 2-2-16 (27.11MB; download) -- Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman; Space news updates, NOAA and its raw climate data assumptions, the media & space/science. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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 Robert (Bob) Zimmerman back to the show to discuss a variety of space and space related topics. During the first segment of our 1 hour 58 minute program, Bob started out by discussing the presidential candidates and their positions on space and science per a recent Science journal article. Bob reported this on his website, www.behindtheblack.com. If you want to read about it and see the actual Science article, visit http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-candidates-take-on-science. Bob's website reports on more than just space news and it’s a good one so I suggest you check it on a regular basis for interesting and timely articles. Bob's next topic was an exhaustive discussion about SpaceX recovering their fist stage back at the Cape, plus he described what he said would be the impact of reusability on other launch providers, governments, and the industry. Bob's assumption making was quite generous but assuming reusability does become commercially operational, the potential is there to change the industry and commercial space in ways that Bob suggests. It also has the potential to impact the foreign launchers, especially if the foreign launch providers stick with old business models that SpaceX and reusability may over time weaken or even destroy. Listen to what Bob said and see if you agree. Post your thoughts in the comments section for this show on our website. Marshall called to talk about the RD 180 engine issue, Senator McCain, the future of ULA. Bob had much to say on this topic so don't miss the discussion. Politics entered into it as the RD 180 is made in the Ukraine by a Russian company and Russia is currently invading the Ukraine, plus the US wants to sanction Russia for the Ukrainian invasion yet the Atlas 5 needs reliable engines for USAF & national security launches. I know, it sounds like a SNL skit, right? NASA budget issues came up, especially looking on into the future. I used the opportunity to talk about the risk for NASA and others in the discretionary part of our budget due to rising interest rates. The James Webb Telescope was also mentioned so Bob gave us a short progress report on it. Bob had much to say about Blue Origin and its success with its reusable program, including flying the same fist stage a second time. He said Blue was clearly in the lead in the suborbital industry, then he spoke his mind on Virgin Galactic and XCOR. In the second segment, Tim from Huntsville called (the first of his many calls during this program) to ask Bob for his opinion on Dr. Brandenburg's nuclear explosion on Mars theory. Red the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:51:11 PST
Add this to another station Dr. John Brandenburg, Monday, 2-1-16 (28.88MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. John Brandenburg; Topics: Nuclear explosions on Mars, nuclear isotopic data on Mars and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Dr. John Brandenburg who advanced his theory and discussion that at one time long ago in the history of Mars there were two giant nuclear air burst explosions that left Mars pretty much as we see it today. For more information, visit his website at http://lifeonmars.pub. He said these blasts were in the range of 1 billion megatons. During this segment, he put forth his theory and the evidence which he said supported his conclusion. Much of this evidence revolved around isotopic radiation and findings in the Martian atmosphere, areas of thorium on Mars, Trinitite, neutron radiation, Argon, Xenon 129 and more. Listeners asked him many questions about his data and his conclusions. You will hear it all in the first segment. Also in this initial segment, Dr. Brandenburg challenged other scientists to a Space Show debate about his theory. He explained the history and the nature of academic debate and the place it has had in science history. He even referenced debates with Alfred Einstein and Niels Bohr. He said Einstein lost the debate which resulted in the establishment of rules for quantum mechanics. You can read about the debates here: http://uh.edu/engines/epi2627.htm. John was wanting to make the point that through robust academic debate, science can evolved. Thus, he challenged other scientists to debate him about his nuclear bomb explosion theory on Mars rather than just attack him from the shadows and those often mysterious space-themed blogs. For the balance of the first segment, John answered listener questions via email and phone calls. At one point he compared the development of Mars with that of Earth at the suggested time of the explosions. He also talked about validation of his theory would mean there had been life on Mars at one time. In the second segment, Tim from Huntsville called to ask John about the Martian atmosphere based on the data received so far from the NASA Maven satellite orbiting Mars. This opened up a large discussion about the Martian atmosphere which he said was likely blown away in large part by the nuclear bombs. Other listeners asked Dr. Brandenburg why there were no nuclear explosions elsewhere in the solar systems. Venus was a topic that he addressed at some length in both segments. He was asked why Mars and not Earth. Again, our guest talked about different rates of evolution between Mars and Earth, suggesting Mars was far more advanced than Earth . He provided reasons for this as well. Later in this segment, Joy in Boston asked Dr. Brandenburg what type of evidence would be needed to completely confirm his theory. John talked about scientific theories never being 100% confirmed. Read the balance of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:21:05 PST
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 1-31-16 (27.61MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics: We discussed multiple space topics as outlined in the tags below. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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 covering many different space and related discussion topics. During the first segment of our two hour program, I listed about six possible topics for discussion including another explanation of why VoIP phone lines, Skype, Google lines, and others do not work for The Space Show. I also mentioned the recent space bucket list show with Loretta Hall and went over a few sort of bucket list items that I'm interested in though they were more about what I would like to see happen than something I want to do. Michael Listner was our first caller to talk about Senator McCain, the RD180 engine issue which is not dead, ULA, competition, Putin, the Ukraine, and more. Next, Michael talked about the Georgia Spaceflight Act, liability limitation proposed in the Act and a Georgia spaceport with direct access to flights over the Atlantic Ocean. John from Ft. Worth was our next caller. He wanted to talk about the AR1 rocket engine as a replacement for the RD180. He talked about Sen. McCain, the proposed ULA Vulcan rocket, methane engines and more. Marshal called next suggesting the U.S. Congress needed to do more to compel rocket reusability to lower the cost of spaceflight. I was not clear on what Marshall was suggesting because as of yet there is no commercial reusable operation plus only certain types of missions will likely lend themselves to reusability. I asked Marshall if he was suggesting congress take over the mission planning for satellite and rocket companies as I was not fully understanding his view of congress & rocket reusability. Doug sent in an email supporting what Marshall was talking about. Doug suggested the government should facilitate reusability directly. He said "it seems as though reusability ought to be in the long-term interest of the government and yet they aren't investing in it." In the second segment, Doug was our first caller wanting to talk about retirement on Mars. He had much to say about subject but eventually zeroed in on a few things such as medical care on Mars, staying connected with family members, loved ones, and friends, the realization that you could not return to be with a family member or loved one in need of help, and more. His next topic addressed his position in working on Mars tracks for ISDC which will be held later this year in Puerto Rico. He said it was hard getting Mars people to participate. See what you think of his Mars and ISDC comments plus retiring on Mars. Would you want to retire on Mars? Both Doug and I wondered how many takers SpaceX would get for retiring on Mars. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:23:35 PST
Add this to another station Frank White, Steve Rotfeld, Friday, 1-29-16 (21.85MB; download) -- Guests: Frank White, Steve Rotfeld; Topics: The Overview Effect (TOE) and Xploration Outer Space short film on Fox TV. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Frank White, father of The Overview Effect (TOE) concept and for the first time Steve Rotfeld of Steve Rotfeld Productions (www.rotfeldproductions.com). Steve was with us for the first hour of our 1 hour 35 minute program. During the first hour, Frank explained The Overview Effect and introduced us to Steve, an Emmy Award winning writer. Steve told us about his series which airs on the Fox channel on Saturday morning, Xploration Outer Space, because the Jan. 30, 2016 segment deals with why we explore in general and specifically outer space, plus it covers The Overview Effect. If you have the Fox channel in your market, be sure to watch this program. Steve told us about Xploration Outer Space which targets students and teens from 13-16 years of age. Both Frank and Steve described the program, some of the guests appearing in the film, and how they attempted to convey The Overview Effect to people watching the film rather than going to space and looking back at Earth from orbit. Our guests were asked questions about the use of virtual reality in helping to depict The Overview Effect, plus they mentioned other efforts around the globe that attempt to do this or something similar. Once much item mentioned was in the Netherlands with the Earth Theater. Both Frank and Steve referenced comments made by astronauts regarding seeing Earth from space in support of The Overview Effect. Regrading virtual reality, Jack sent in a note suggesting it would be reinforcing to be able to watch the VR film whenever one wanted. Frank suggested that The Overview Effect was long lasting and mentioned several astronauts having said that the effect will be with them forever. We then took a phone call from Kim in Mexico who talked about meditation and TOE. Kim posted a comment about this with a website address on the comments section for this show on our website. Before the segment ended and Steve had to leave us, exploration came up and our guests talked about the possibility that about 20% of us have an exploration gene. Frank mentioned hearing this from several people in the space community but also seeing it mentioned on a documentary television show. He said the gene talked about was DRD4-7R. In the second shorter segment, I asked Frank what changes he had seen in the way TOE has evolved since he first wrote about it in the 1980s. Frank had much to say about this so don't miss this discussion. We got an email from Ben in New York who questioned the effectiveness of the message of TOE given all the crime, violence and negativity going on all over Earth today. Frank addressed this head on with some specific comments. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:28:59 PST
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 1-27-16 (2.80MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Haym Benaroya, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: 3D printing in space, robots & drones in space, lunar & Mars settlement, plus the lunar space elevator. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio. John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Haym Benaroya to discuss using 3D printing, robots, drones and reusable rockets for lunar and Mars settlement. Dr. Benaroya had much to say about 3D printing in space and the pace at which the industry is moving forward. He explained why the use of robots and drones would take longer given the challenges faced in these industries in working in the space environment. The subject of advanced propulsion & the lunar space elevator came up. Not only did Haym say it was probably doable for a lunar elevator given the materials we have today, he was considering a proposal to NASA for a lunar space elevator demo that would be self-deployable. He briefly explained his amazing concept. He said for Mars and lunar travel, we would be using chemical rockets for a long time. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Benaroya through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com. Post your comments/questions in the comments section for this archived program on The Space Show website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:55:33 PST
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