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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 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
Add this to another station Courtney Stadd, Friday, 7-1-16 (20.42MB; download) -- We welcomed Courtney Stadd to the program for this 1 hour 29 minute discussion. We covered commercial space, space policy, NASA from many perspectives, riding in a centrifuge, suborbital space and vehicle profiles plus much more. Read the fully summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program, July 1, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:09:42 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 6-29-16 (4.76MB; download) -- Welcome to a double segment of Hotel Mars. The first segment features Dan Adamo recorded on Wednesday, June 22 with a focus on the newly discovered NEO, HO3. The second segment was recorded Wednesday, June 29, 2016 and featured Anatoly Zak with new developments with the Proton rocket in that they are making the Proton Light version plus Russian plans for the ISS and their own space station. Read the fully summary at www.thespaceshow.com for the Hotel Mars program dated June 29, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:02:02 UTC
Add this to another station Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Tuesday, 6-28-16 (28.07MB; download) -- We welcomed back Bob Zimmerman for this two hour two minute discussion. Bob started out talking about his paper and research he did for the Center for New American Security. In summary, he shows hos SLS/Orion is not an economical way to do space. He uses comparative information from the private sector launcher market and history plus he uses data to help make his case from the Apollo era. This discussion covered the first segment, including a call from John in Dallas representing an organization called Vote For Space. Before the first segment ended, Tim from Huntsville called with some interesting comments and quotes. John from Ft. Worth called during the second segment to voice a different opinion on SLS. Bob then switched topics to the NASA planetary program and we talked about highlights, JUNO, and more, including the ESA Rosetta mission. Toward the end of the program, Bob was asked about the future of the ISS, the North Korean missile program, and the Chinese space program. Read the full review for this program at wwww.thespaceshow.com for this program for June 28, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:08:16 UTC
Add this to another station Giugi Carminati, Monday, 6-27-16 (20.94MB; download) -- We welcomed Giugi Carminati to the show to discuss the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. We talked about Space Law Moot Court, student participation, the problems forming the basis of the moot court discussions each year, commercial space, deep space mining, space tourism and more. I believe you will find this a most interesting change of pace Space Show program with a focus on the moot court competition, students, law school, networking, commercial space plus many more topics. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this show for this date, June27, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:02:04 UTC
Add this to another station Rachel Tillman & Al Treder, Sunday, 6-26-16 (25.97MB; download) -- Rachel Tillman and Al Treder were our guests as we discussed The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project. During our nearly two hour program, we talked about the Viking Mars missions in some detail. Al was part of the mission team and provided us with interesting and important insights. We had active email and phone call listeners. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, June 26, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:01:55 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Doug Plata, Friday, 6-24-16 (27.18MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Doug Plata for this 1 hour 58 minute discussion. Doug talked about space budgets, especially for human spaceflight with some interesting conclusions and analysis. We also discussed the Moon vs. Mars and doing missions more efficiently and for less money. Doug also talked about various propulsion forms, HSF cost/benefit analysis, partial gravity issues and his advocacy strategy. Please read the full review at www.thespaceshow.com for this show for June 24, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:13:14 UTC
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