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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 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
Add this to another station Dr. Joel Green, Friday, 7-8-16 (20.14MB; download) -- Welcome to our 1 hour 28 minute discussion with Dr. Joel Green regarding the James Webb Space Telescope. This was a comprehensive discussion about the telescope, the science that is expected to come from the telescope, telescope operations, comparisons with Hubble and other Earth-based telescopes and much more. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program and guest on this date, July 8, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:13:06 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 7-6-16 (4.58MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. Michelle Thaller to the program to discuss the arrival of Juno at Jupiter, to highlight certain aspects of the voyage from Earth to Jupiter, Juno's instrument package, radiation shielding, and much much more as this was a double segment Hotel Mars program. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, June 6, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:59:22 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Joe Bassi, Tuesday, 7-5-16 (20.74MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. Joe Bassi to the program to discuss his new book "A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science." During our 90 minute segment, Dr. Bassi told us the story of how Boulder, Colorado became the center for space and atmospheric science in addition to becoming known as Astro Boulder. The story is fascinating plus the personalities behind the story were unique and have not been discussed on The Space Show up until now. Make sure you read the full summary of this program at our website, www.thespaceshow.com. Look for the Dr. Bassi program dated July 5, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:50:11 UTC
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