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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 Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Monday, 4-25-16 (27.57MB; download) -- Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman; Topics: Rocket analysis, reusability, private sector, government sector, launch industry 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. We welcomed Bob Zimmerman back to the program for a discussion of space news events, policies, and programs. Due to a classic Zimmerman rant on Orion-SLS, SpaceX, and the private sector as compared to the public sector, we missed our break timing so this 2 hour 2 minute discussion is in one long segment. For the first hour of the show, besides my regular Space Show announcements, Bob described a report he was writing that details the costs associated with Orion and SLS as compared to what he says the private sector can do, specifically SpaceX. During Bob's rant, Dr. Doug called from S. California to run some numbers through Bob's perspective regarding the NASA Roadmap to Mars plan which focuses on a specific number of SLS launches which Doug converted to Falcon Heavy launches for Bob to consider. Later, Tony sent in a series of questions including one suggesting Elon had said the same first stage could be used for 1,000 launches. Tony cited this video, http://youtu.be/VNygOavo2mY, at the 28 minute mark. Bob quickly dispatched question. One topic I introduced during this part of our conversation focused on the reports that I have been getting from other listeners that Fidelity, the mutual fund company, has invested $100 million in SpaceX, dispersing the investment in several Fidelity funds. I asked questions about how a public registered fund could invest in a private investment. Listen to the discussion and if you have any information on this, we want to hear it. Please post it on The Space Show blog. John from Ft. Worth called to talk about the SpaceX landing of the first stage on the barge. He also referenced the S&P and some other economic concerns given Bob and I briefly touched on economics during the Zimmerman rant. The question came up as to how SpaceX secures the first stage on the barge to keep it from falling over. Doug and later Mac sent in clarification emails on this process. For the next part of the show, I forced a change in topics. I asked Bob about the spreading of the bat White Nose Syndrome to the west for the first time. Bob was aware of this and offered us clarifying information. In addition, he let us know why this is important as bats are an important part of our environment. You can read one of the stories about white nose coming west here: http://hostswww.hcn.org/articles/white-nose-syndrome-comes-to-the-west. Tony asked another question about delays in the development of the Texas SpaceX spaceport. Bob addressed the issues and the soil stabilization plan for the spaceport. Bob then turned his attention to the successes of Blue Origin and what we might expect from them in the near future. He also mentioned Rocket Lab and the development of their small sat launcher. Bob provided us with some short updates on Stratolaunch and the Bigelow BEAM Module now at the ISS. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:09:00 UTC
Add this to another station Michael Patterson, Sunday, 4-24-16 (25.66MB; download) -- Guest: Michael Patterson; Topics: Advanced propulsion reality and research pls exotic propulsion ideas. 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 Michael Patterson to the program to discuss his work on advanced propulsion, mainly electric propulsion (EP). During the first segment of our 1 hour 52 minute show, Michael introduced us to a few challenging rules regarding advanced propulsion. One such rule was that progress usually move at a glacial rate. Another is that space propulsion and power are very expensive. Cost is usually more of a stumbling block than technology and at times, policy. In addition to talking extensively about EP throughout the program, we discussed nuclear propulsion and issues with it. Again, as you will hear, cost controls. We learned that the payoff for doing nuclear ma be suspect. Don't miss all of what Michael had to say on this topic. As for EP, Michael talked quite a bit about both ion thrusters and Hall thrusters, providing us with the advantages and capabilities of each.Our guest had much to say about bringing this technology to commercial markets and several times cited the importance, the value, and the benefits to the commercial U.S. satellite industry by having EP placed on satellites. Other topics in this segment included advanced propulsion for HSF using Mars as an example. Solar electric propulsion was discussed along with improvements in the technology in recent years. Power needs for spacecraft were discussed and contrasted with today's technical capabilities, plus what will be evolving in the near term. Later in this segment, Michael talked about Vasimir. He had much to say about this technology so don't miss this discussion which bled over to the next segment. One of the things he talked about was the inefficiency with Vasimir type propulsion. When asked in the next segment why bother with it then, he had a very powerful response as to why this type of R&D is valuable with a possible high end payoff. Don't miss this Vasimir discussion. Before the segment ended, we talked about advance propulsion in other national space agencies and space-fairing countries. Our guest specifically addressed propulsion in China and Russia.In the second segment, we talked about high powered EP and more on Vasimir. Our guest also provided us with a due diligence method for recognizing more plausible projects. He told us what to look for, to pay attention to efficiency rates, and to question if the physics and engineering is verifiable or out of the box and needing to be verified. Listeners kept asking about other more far out propulsion ideas such as FTL travel, Mach thrusters, Em drive, and more. Michael said that he thought NASA should have a broad view perspective and portfolio but then he talked about costs and making investments in projects that need the physics and engineering to be validated as that is both risky and very costly. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:22:42 UTC
Add this to another station Rick Eyerdam, Friday, 4-22-16 (25.88MB; download) -- Guest: Rick Eyerdam; Topics: We discussed Rick's newest book, "Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA'S Quest For Life In Space." 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 Rick Eyerdam to the program to discuss NASA's search for life which was the focus of his new book, "Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA'S Quest For Life In Space." During the first segment of our 1 hour 53 minute program, Rick started out with a brief NASA history on the search for life in space. We spent a considerable amount of time talking about Viking 1 and 2, the experiments by Dr. Gil Levin, the instruments used to detect possible life on Mars, the Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer GCMS), plus the history of this search for life from the beginning to current times. In presenting his information to us, we talked about the unique structure of the book, but also Rick said over and over again that all of this was new to NASA and that they were bumbling and stumbling around in this search because they did not know what to do. This was a general theme of the program so be sure to "get it" from Rick early on so you can put his comments in context throughout our discussion. Other topics discussed in the first segment included methane on Mars, potential geological activity on mars, the Insight Mission, amino acids, organic compounds on Mars, and issues pertaining to Venus, SpaceX plans for Mars, and big rockets. In the second segment, Rick spoke more about Viking and organic chemistry along with the work of Gil Levin. One thing he focused on in both segments was the structure of his book which tells the story of NASA's search for life in space by telling the stories of key people since the dawn of the space age, what they did, and how they did it. Other key stories from important people who have contributed to this search over the past decades were in the book and certainly helped explain how NASA has gone about searching for life in space. The book is a terrific history book with information and stories you won't likely easily find elsewhere. Rick stressed the importance of finding water on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in terms of searching for life in space. Many times during our discussion he said to follow the water. Listeners sent in many email questions. For example, Carl wanted to know the cultural impact on us here on Earth for finding life in space. Other listeners asked similar questions of our guest including one religious based question. Rick told us stories from the major people involved with Viking 1 and 2 and Gil so don't miss these contributions to today's show. Before the show ended, in asking Rick what else he was working on, he mentioned The Tardigrade Project which is explained on his website at http://marsnow.info/tardigradeproject.html. What do you think of this project? Let us know on the blog. Please post your comments/questions in the comments section for this archived show on The Space Show website. Visit Rick's website which is http://marsnow.info. You can contact Rick through me or his website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:48:19 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 4-20-16 (2.23MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage reusability. 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 as they originate in the Batchelor studio. John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Jeff Foust to talk about the recent SpaceX success in landing the first stage on the barge in the Atlantic Ocean. We asked Jeff if there were hard numbers available on the cost and time it takes to refurbish a first stage to get it ready to fly again. We also wanted to know if there was any good information on just how many times a Falcon 9 first stage could be flown. Jeff did not have hard numbers but did say based on the other recovered Falcon 9 first stage that the repairs were minor. John wanted to know if there were plans to land the first stage at the new SpaceX spaceport under construction in Texas and I asked Jeff if SpaceX might be considering licensing their reusable technology given the increasing interest in rocket reusability from other companies. John asked if NASA was interested in reusability. Here, Jeff said no because the one rocket NASA was building, SLS, does not make use of reusability. As the segment was ending, I asked Jeff if there had been any additional SpaceX information made public on starting to introduce reusability to the Falcon 9 second stage. Jeff said it was a long range plan but there was noting going on regarding it at this time far as he knew. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Jeff Foust through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:15:45 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Bruce Cordell, Tuesday, 4-19-16 (28.36MB; download) -- 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. Bruce Cordell back to the show to discuss why he believes we are on the cusp of Maslow Window opening up, setting the stage for a big leap forward with space development and exploration. Our two hour three minute program was in one segment, no break. Also, while processing the program for archives, I accidentally deleted a few short segments which I could not recover. You will probably be able to detect where this happened as the transition cuts reflect the accidental deletes. We started the discussion with Dr. Cordell explaining Maslow Windows, then talking about the JFK (President Kennedy) Moon Mission Program and his policies that produced an economic boom. He said that the Maslow Window materialized over 2-3 years. Bruce talked extensively about the 60s geo political crisis, the Cold War, Soviet Union tensions, conflict and more, drawing some parallels to the global situation today. He even referenced several current news reports saying we were already back in a cold war with Russia and maybe China. Since Dr. Cordell works with trends, he connected the dots to back then and now and sees an opening coming up for a Maslow Window. Bruce talked about various AIAA sessions regarding Mars and other future space plans. He also talked about a possible 2033 Phobos mission and why that made sense. He went back to talking about the aftermath of 1972 and the decades of NASA being in the doldrums. Bruce and I both talked about the very positive impact on the modern space industry of both Elon Musk and SpaceX. He pointed out how they bring a totally different mindset to the game and that is a big part of seeing a Maslow Window open up. Bruce explained the relationship of risk to a Maslow Window along with space industry entrepreneurism. John from Ft. Worth called in citing all the problems and challenges of today, telling Bruce that he did not see anything grandiose in space happening anytime soon. Bruce had a different opinion on what John was saying so don't miss this give and take discussion. Bruce even referenced a recent Wall Street Journal opinion article by economist Martin Feldstein while making his points with John. Dr. Cordell used the term "tipping point" to explain where we are today in terms of the window opening up. Listeners asked him several questions about what was needed for the Maslow Window to appear. For example, listeners wanted to know if America needed to be united. They also wanted to know how dependent the Maslow Window was on having a pro space policy president as a result of the upcoming 2016 election. Listener Carla wanted to know if there was anything advocates could do to facilitate the Maslow Window process. Tim from Huntsville called to ask that if we blow our opportunity, do we get a chance for a do over to open up a Maslow Window. Don't miss how our guest answered Tim's question. Please read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:25:00 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Erik Seedhouse, Monday, 4-1816 (25.43MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Erik Seedhouse. Topics: We discussed his book "Mars Via The Moon" plus timelines for our TRL for enabling a human to Mars mission. 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. Erik Seedhouse back to the show to discuss his new book, "Mars Via The Moon." Our 1 hour 51 minute discussion did not have a break due to a very active discussion with Erik and listener emails so we are nonstop for this nearly two hour Space Show program. Erik started the discussion by saying it might take 20-40 years to develop the technologies for our sending humans to Mars. I asked him to elaborate on the 40 year component of the timeline and that opened the door for Erik to discuss the challenges facing humans to Mars. Erik discussed the need for closed loop life support, a tested and functioning EDL system for very large payloads, O2 generation, radiation mitigation strategies, artificial gravity or other microgravity mediation techniques and solutions to vision problems. He also talked about other challenges as well. Keep in mind That at no time did Erik say there were show stopper challenges, just difficult challenges. He also talked about the crew needing to land on Mars ready to start working. He compared and contrasted that requirement with the reality of crew condition coming back from the ISS or the older space shut as often the crew needed to go through a type of rehab to start working again. He said there would be no rehab facilities or help on Mars. Erik then made the case for testing hardware and technologies on the Moon first. He suggested that since we are years if not decades away from humans to Mars, we should use the time to develop technologies, techniques, hardware and procedures for living and working in space on the Moon. As you will hear, many listeners challenged him on this because they said there were too few similarities between the Moon and Mars to render the Moon less than desirable as a Mars training ground and facility. Do you agree with the listeners challenging Erik or do you agree with Dr. Seedhouse? Let us know on the blog. Dr. Seedhouse was asked specific questions about radiation, ISRU, and Mars EDL. Don't miss how Erik handled these questions and concerns. Dr. Doug emailed about first doing a Mars flyby mission and suggested remedies for one vision problem, cataracts. Also in this discussion, Arnold asked about humans going to Venus to settle a cloud city rather than going to Mars. Don't miss what our guest had to say about Venus and cloud cities. We fielded several emails from our friend Gerald Everett in Florida dealing with Red Dragon, cataracts, having ESA do lunar missions and the US lead the way to Mars, on orbit centrifuge studies, and intracranial pressure as one of the vision issues. BJohn also sent in notes about ISRU and he kept trying to make the case that there were too many differences between the Moon and Mars for the Moon to be a good analog for humans to Mars. Read the rest of the summary at www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:24:07 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. David Stevenson, Sunday, 4-17-16 (26.51MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. David Stevenson; Topics: Planetary science, Earth's Moon, Venus, Mars, interstellar travel, advanced propulsion, robotics vs. HSF. 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. Stevenson to The Space Show for a wide ranging planetary science discussion. During the first segment of our nearly two hour program, we started out with my asking him questions about our Moon per his article published in the November 2014 issue of Physics Today, "Making the Moon." You can read and download this article at http://scitation.aip.org/docserver/fulltext/aip/magazine/physicstoday/67/11/PT.3.2583.pdf?expires=1460991669&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=A7EF84F8E18FA1BBB4418FA6394BCFDF. One of the fun things that caught my attention in the article was Dr. Stevenson's discussion of the green cheese theory of the Moon. I asked him about the origin of the green cheese theory, then we went on to more comprehensive discussions of other theories supporting the origin of our Moon. I'm sure you will find this discussion and the article of great interest. Additional topics about the Moon focused on scientific interest in the Moon, the Chinese plan to send astronauts to the Moon, lunar resources, privatization, lunar settlement, ISRU lunar plans. lunar seismology, the chemical structure of the Moon, impact basins and the Moon's geochemistry. Dr. Stevenson received several email listener questions. BJohn asked him for his most far out or weird idea. Dr. Stevenson talked about his idea to probe the center of the Earth. Sally wanted to know what the Chinese say they will do on the Moon. Here, Dr. Stevenson said the reasons were not clear, he shared his experience in talking with Chinese lunar scientists when he was in China but that he got no detailed information for their lunar plans. Next, we turned our attention to Venus. We spent time discussing the lack of a moon for Venus and why. This is actually a very good and comprehensive discussion about planet formation, Earth's formation and our Moon, and the likelihood that Venus did have a moon at one time, Neith, discovered centuries ago in 1672 by Giovanni Cassini. Dr. Stevenson then compared the four terrestrial planets regarding moons, formation, planetary history, types of rocks and more. Listen to what he had to say about Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. He also said it was a travesty that we were not doing more missions and studying Venus more though there are some missions to Venus in the works. In the second segment, listeners continued to ask questions about Venus, including a few by Matt wanting to know about Venus and magnetic fields Matt also wanted to know about a Venus sample return mission. You might be surprised by what Dr. Stevenson had to say about sample return missions. Don't miss what he said about such a mission. We talked about Mars and I asked if he thought Mars missions were in or out of balance with other planetary missions. He said the balance was not too bad. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:16:02 UTC
Add this to another station Eileen Collins, Friday, 4-15-16 (21.84MB; download) -- Guest: Eileen Collins; Topics: Human spaceflight, U.S. space policy, Mars, space shuttle, ISS, and much 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. We welcomed Retired USAF Col. Eileen Collins to the program. Col. Collins is also a retired NASA astronaut having been both the first woman pilot and first woman commander of a space shuttle. During the first segment of our 95 minute discussion, I asked our guest about the differences in flying to and from MIR and the ISS, plus docking. I also asked Col. Collins what it was like being inside Mir. You might be surprised by what she had to say about both MIR and the ISS, especially when comparing one to the other and how one approached and docked with each space station. Its an interesting discussion which you don't hear that much about so listen up so you don't miss anything. We next talked U.S. space policy. Col. Collins said that our space policy should be vetted, public, and very transparent. It should also include input from interested citizens. She said that the policy makers should "stop changing things on us!" Listen to her explanation of that statement. Our guest cited several examples to make her case about changing things. Eileen wants to go to Mars and would like to see the U.S. lead the Mars venture. She also said she would like to see a U.S. astronaut be the first one to set foot on Mars. Listeners asked her about an international partnership for a human Mars mission and would she be OK if an American was not the first on Mars. Don't miss her answer to that question. We briefly talked about planetary protection Mars. Her bottom line was that being a former test pilot, she believes the people involved would "figure it out." She does not see planetary protection preventing humans on Mars.We briefly talked about her recent House testimony and the Space Leadership Preservation Act that would provide for a ten year term for the NASA administrator so as to remove politics from NASA. Eileen explained why she thought ten years might be too long but was in favor of five year term. In talking about NASA space projects, she gave high praise to the robotic and science missions and said that astronauts support these missions as the unmanned part of NASA was very important. Besides Mars, other destinations of possible interest that were mentioned included Europa and Venus plus the Martian moons. She also had high praise for the Kepler mission and talked about the exoplanet discoveries which she said were very exciting. Todd from San Diego asked if she were selected for a mission to Deimos instead of actually going to and landing on Mars, would she be disappointed that she was not actually going to Mars. Don't miss what she had to say in response to this question. Following Todd's question, Jack sent in a note asking her if she would consider going to Mars on the much talked about SpaceX humans to Mars mission were she asked to be part of the mission. Again, don't miss what she said about going to Mars via SpaceX. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:43:45 UTC
Add this to another station Ky Michaelson, Tuesday, 4-12-16 (20.58MB; download) -- Guest: Ky Michaelson; Topics: amateur rockets to space, rocket powered vehicles, movie stuntman, dyslexic issues. 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 Ky Michaelson to the program for this 90 minute wide ranging discussion on rocketry and many more topics. During the first segment, we talked about Ky and his team sending the first amateur rocket to space in 2004. Ky and his team did it again in 2014. He tells the story though if you really want to hear the behind the scenes story of that first 2004 GoFast launch, listen to the Ky Michaelson Space Show program from Feb. 24, 2007 at www.thespaceshow.com/show/24-feb-2007/broadcast-675-special-edition. To say that Ky and his team had to take risks and jump through hoops to launch the GoFast rocket is an understatement. Compare and contrast that 2004 experience with what he had to say about the 2014 launch to space. In just seven years, you will see how far space and the regulatory regime, especially for amateur rocketry has progressed. During the first segment, Ky took phone calls from team members and supporters. They wanted to know about the use of hydrogen peroxide as a fuel and why it was chosen, plus they told some old "war stories" that were certainly interesting and entertaining. Ky also talked about his plans to repeat the attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon, a jump Evil Knievel tried decades ago but failed. Listen to how Ky described his effort and plans to make a successful jump. Listeners asked him questions about the recovery of his rockets that made it to space. Again, compare and contrast what happened with the 2004 GoFast launch to his 2014 launch. Also discussed in this segment was the documentary movie being made about his life and which was promoted through an Indiegogo crowdfunding project. For information about this project, go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/rocketman-a-documentary#. Before the end of the segment, a listener asked him about his school age experience playing with rockets, black powder and fireworks. Ky had much to say about those times compared to today's world. The next to final caller for the segment was Ky's friend Captain Jack who has a rocket powered go cart that can go 200mph that he drives. By the way, Captain Jack is in his 90's. The final call was from Ky's friend Curt who talked about the2014 launch to space as he was part of the launch team. In the second segment, Ky suggested we check out his YouTube channel for videos and information about his past work. You can access his YouTube site off his website (www.the-rocketman.com/content12.html) or directly by going to https://www.youtube.com/user/kytherocketman/videos. These are excellent, informative, and historical videos so enjoy them. Ky addressed issues regarding the need for FAA approval and insurance for amateur rocketry. He suggested that for those interested in this subject, they check out and join the Tripoli Rocketry Association (www.tripoli.org). Please read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:14:54 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. George Robinson, Monday, 4-11-16 (23.22MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. George Robinson; Topics: Human space migration as an imperative and why. 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. During the first segment of our 1 hour 41 minute discussion, Dr. Robinson introduced us to the idea of human migration to space as an imperative. He also explained how human migration to space differed from space settlement. As part of his introduction, he talked about bio-chemical, bio-physical and the human genome. He also went into detail about space law, especially by providing us with a factual analysis of treaty issues. Michael Listner called to continue talking about treaties and agreeing with what George said about them. Article 9 was cited as an example, plus Michael and George talked about the concept of Res Communis. I asked George for his timeline for human migration to space. Don't miss his response. In addition, he talked about federal money and budgets as a potential limiting factor. This discussion led to listener Paul asking about the possibility of planetary protection interfering with human migration to space. George worked in comments about meta law and the panspermia theory which he said he supported. He also talked about the importance of spiritual belief. Toward the end of the segment, a Chicago listener as about genetic intervention based on Space Show programs with Dr. Rowe and recent comments made by Dr. Griffin when he was guest a few weeks ago. George had much to say about genetic intervention which he thinks will happen. Don't miss his comments on this subject. Before the end of the segment, we discussed the private sector, cybernations and enforcement through cyber space. Be sure to listen to what he had to say about this important topic. In the second segment, a listener asked about a possible disconnect with what Mr. Musk and Mars One say about going to Mars compared to what George was saying about human space migration. George had much to say about humans to Mars, our curiosity, and our survival being dependent on our curiosity. He questioned much of what is proposed about Mars settlement so again, listen to the full discussion. Tell us what you think by posting on TSS blog. Technology was a big part of the discussion in this segment. So was the Space Propulsion Synergy Team which George referenced multiple times. This discussion then took us to a discussion about the essence of the biotica. Roger sent in a note asking if NASA was on the same page as George regarding migration as compared to settlement. George spent a few minutes talking about the late Lewis Peach who he said did understand and "get it." For those of you not familiar with Mr. Peach, you can read about him here: http://rascal.nianet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/RASC-AL-2015-Program-Special-Tribute-to-Lewis-Peach-Final.pdf. Another issue brought up in this segment focused on space trash or debris and deep space resource mining. Our guest was asked how people would be selected for getting off the planet if government was involved in the migration. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:14:29 UTC
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