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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 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
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 4-06-16 (2.52MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Kelly Fast, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Asteroid and comet hits on Jupiter. 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 Dr. Kelly Fast, program manager for the Near-Earth Object Observations Program in NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, to speak about the recent comet or asteroid strikes on Jupiter. We asked Dr. Fast why these strikes were usually discovered by armatures, if a strike could be confirmed by either a comet or asteroid and why it mattered, and why Jupiter was hit so often by comets and asteroids. During our ten minute plus discussion, other questions were asked about Jupiter being a type of catcher's mitt for the solar system along with asking about the higher velocity for the strikes on Jupiter and just how long an item lasts in the Jupiter's upper atmosphere. Please post your comments/questions in the comments section for this program on The Space Show blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Fast through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:36:56 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. John Rummel, Tuesday, 4-5-16 (20.55MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. John Rummel; Topics: Planetary protection, humans to Mars, Mars safety and contamination concerns. 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. John Rummel to the program to continue or discussion on planetary protection, specifically humans to Mars. During the first segment of our 90 minute program, Dr. Rummel introduced us to the problems existing at this time regarding humans to Mars. He said HSF to Mars at this time would probably be prohibited by planetary protection rules but that would change as we learned much more about Mars. He talked about humans going to Mars and being able to do something useful on the surface, not just sit in the hab for the most part. To be able to do something useful means we need much more information about Mars. He said we travel with molecules, then he cited some examples of the unknowns regarding contamination with our molecules both as to what may be on Mars and to the safety of the Martian crew. He also talked about using the Moon as a training ground to help us be better prepared for eventually going to Mars with a crew. BJohn sent in an email saying life on Mars could not be disproven so what are we waiting with respect to planetary protection issues? Don't miss how our guest responded to BJohn's question. Our guest suggested we not be impatient about getting humans to Mars and again he stressed that we have no EVA systems for Mars, no clear EDL system, and that for now we cannot do useful things on the surface of Mars. Make sure you hear all that he has to say on this subject for the full context of his comments. Dr. Doug sent in an email about cross contamination issues concluding that "we should just accept that there has been bilateral biological exposure between the planets for eons and so at some point we have to just accept that and go ahead and send people to live on Mars." Don't miss John's reply. In the second segment, Paul asked about Mars One and SpaceX timelines for humans to Mars. Our guest said that the rules would not prevent private parties from going to Mars and be productive. He also brought up some of the criticisms of contamination issues as expressed by Dr. Zubrin. Since our guest had been a consultant to Mars One, I asked him about their plan to go in the early 2020s. John had much to say during the show and in response to this question about Mars One. At one time he even suggested we consider supporting their effort and why. Thomas called in from Singapore to talk about a hard landing accident on Mars and contamination from that type of accidental landing. John had much to say about risk taking, testing of equipment and the ultimate no risk position of never landing an anything on Mars. Listen to the entire discussion so you don't take anything out of context. It was a very interesting given and take. It is worth pointing out that Johnt again talked about the need to be productive on the surface of Mars and for that we need lots more information about Mars. Sample return missions came up. Read the balance of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:37:54 UTC
Add this to another station Tim Dooley, Monday, 4-4-16 (20.76MB; download) -- Guest: Tim Dooley; Mr. Dooley discusses his latest book in series Tales From An Alternate History regarding The Victorian Space Age. 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 90 minute discussion, Tim Dooley provided us with an introduction to his Victorian Space Age work and stories as part of his Tales From An Alternate History. In particular, we mostly talked about the stories in his newest book, "Early Spaceflight." This book contains three stories, "The Quest For Speed," A Friendly Wager," and The First Martian." An important part of Tim's work are the pictures he uses, sometimes inspired by reality, but all original drawings by Tim as he is an extremely talented artist. Given we have so many new Space Show listeners that may not be familiar with Tim's earlier shows and his work, the first segment focuses on an introduction to the Victorian Space Age projects, missions, technology, and Mars and Venus visits. Noe that his early space timeline builds on the beginning, starting way back with the BC timeline. Make sure you visit the different timelines at www.victorianspaceage.com/Time-Line.html as each one provides a chronological accounting of what happened in space development and when. Also, be sure to visit his website for more information on his stories and The Victorian Space Age at www.victorianspaceage.com/index.html. A few of the highlights of the first segment include mentioning Dr. Robert Zubrin and his counterpart in the Victorian Space Age, the same for Elon Musk, and even the early days of space advocacy. Note the similarities with Venus cloud cities to today's theories for humans going to Venus. The same for Mars and the Moon. In this early space history, there was also a private sector industry along side the government industry and the Elon Musk counterpart was the super industrialist of the time. Another modern person that had a counterpart in the early period was Conrad Hilton. Don't miss this story line. Before the segment ended, BJohn asked about early balloon flight and the possible inspiration for the "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. Don't miss Tim's response to this set of questions. In the second segment, BJohn asked another question pertaining to the ancient Greeks in space and the so called God Illusion. Tim had much to say about this, including a reference to Carl Sagan on the subject. Don't miss this discussion. Tim addressed character development in his stories and alternate timeline. We noted similar technologies such as the use of parachutes and heatshields in the early period. Furthermore, we learned that interstellar flight began in 1833 in Arizona. The technology used for this type of flight was folding space. Don't miss Tim's description of this advanced technology. BJohn got in one more question about other national space programs then and now, specifically China. Please post your comments/questions in the comments section for this show in the archived section of The Space Show website. You can reach Tim Dooley through his website or me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:10:32 UTC
Add this to another station Jay Wittner, Gary Bickford, Sunday, 4-3-16 (21.44MB; download) -- Guests: Jay Wittner, Gary Bickford; Topics: The Integrated Space Plan updates, volunteers, changes, ISDC 2016. 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 Jay Wittner and Gary Bickford to the program to update us on changes and new developments with The Integrated Space Place (see www.thespaceplan.com). During the first segment of our 93 minute program, Jay introduced us to The Space Plan and explained the layout of the plan, how to enlarge it on our computers, then explained why it was a view of a detailed future for space development. Jay mentioned that the center column was the critical path of movement for the industry toward our space future in the year 2100. He talked about the continuing online work with the plan which Gary was doing and the fact that one could click on any part of the plan for specific information related to that mode. Additional topics discussed in the first segment included their wanting to incorporate different perspectives from different players in the industry such as SpaceX, the need to present factual information and to over time present an evolving path to full space development. Paul sent in a question about the upcoming ISDC conference. Our guests had much to say about their two hour presentation at ISDC but we talked about this event in more depth during the second segment. Jeff asked if the plan was more focused on human spaceflight or science missions and another guest wanted to know if the plan was U.S. centric. In the second segment, our guests talked about the constant need to update and modify The Space Plan given the growth and changes in the space industry. Our guests cited several examples of ways in which the plan could be used. They used the example of how to get to the moon. Listen to what they had to say about this and the application to the question of The Space Plan. 3 D printing served as another example. A listener asked our guests for the qualification for volunteers to help with Space Plan updates and changes. Our guests listed several areas of interest for potential volunteers. If you are interested, you can email them for more information at info@thespaceplan.com. Harry from Boston wanted to know if the group had any contact with NASA, DARPA and other government agencies involved in space. BJohn sent in a note asking if the first human mission to the Mars could take advantage of shorter travel time during the close conjunctions 2033 and -35 which was earlier than suggested by the Plan. BJohn also suggested the use of a 12 year cycle of launch windows for gravity assist from Jupiter to time missions beyond Jupiter. Don't miss what our guests said in response to BJohn's question. In addition, I got in a comment or two abut budgets and advanced propulsion. As the program was nearing the end, our guests focused on the center part of the Plan or what they refer to as the critical path. They also talked about policy and economics which will play a bigger part as they expand their website. Please read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:47:26 UTC
Add this to another station Richard Easton, Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Friday, 4-1-16 (21.74MB; download) -- Guests: Richard Easton, Dr. Bleddyn Bowen; Topics: Space power theory, strategy, policy, 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 back Richard Easton with his guest, Dr. Bleddyn Bowen from the UK. Richard was the co-host for this program as he chose this as an Indiegogo perk during our recent website modernization campaign. Richard selected Dr. Bowen as the guest and was with us from Wales. During the first segment of our 94 minute discussion, Richard explained why he chose this particular topic and introduced us to Dr. Bowen. Dr. Bowen explained his space power theory as well who Carl Von Clausewitz was and what he was known for since his work influenced our guest and his academic work on developing his space power theory. Don't miss this early part of our discussion as it provided the foundation for the rest of our very thorough discussion on space warfare, security issues, strategies, and the use of space power.Some other topics discussed in the first segment included responsive space strategy, severe consequences for offensive behavior and actions, Cold War analogies, cyber warfare, space war games, beyond geosynchronous orbit, other space locations of strategic interest such as L4 or L5, and the HGEO orbit. In the second segment, Bleddyn was asked about space based weapons. Mike Listner called in with his thoughts on space weapons and space power per the discussion in the first segment. Bleddyn made the comment that his theory was not for the battlefield but more of a tool for studying the issue. BJohn asked many questions during our program. He wanted to know if the space solar power beam could be weaponized and on another he wanted to know if N. Korea could set off an EMP bomb. He also expressed his concern about the use of nuclear rockets and propulsion in space. Don't miss what our guest said in response to these questions. As our segment was winding down, I asked Bleddyn for a prediction of things ten years out. He suggested I was asking the wrong question, then he asked my question in a different way. Listen to what he said and how he responded to it. What do you think?Another listener question came in from Don asking about the influence on space power by a U.S. President, especially once our 2016 election is all over and done. Our guest had much to say on this subject, don't miss it. Chemical weapons, arms control agreements and conventions, WW2 and more came up leading us into a summary statement by both co-host Richard and our guest, Dr. Bowen. In their respective summary statements, Dr. Bowen spoke to the differences in space power and space security and the need for more awareness and what is known as space normal. Richard mentioned GPS vulnerabilities and new software upgrades to the system with more needing to be done to add to the security of the system. Please post your comments/questions in the comments section for this show when it is archived. You can reach either guest through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:47:57 UTC
Add this to another station Henry Vanderbilt, Tuesday, 3-29-16 (21.13MB; download) -- Guest: Henry Vanderbilt; Topic: Space Access Society Conference, April 7-9 in Phoenix, event agenda & presenters. 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 Henry Vanderbilt to update us on this year's Space Access Society Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 7-9. Find out more about the conference, speakers, registration and more at http://space-access.org/updates/sa16info.html. During the first segment of our 92 minute discussion, Henry provided us with a short but detailed history of the Space Access Society conferences, then suggested the theme for this year will be looking at what will likely unfold over the thirty years along with what should unfold over the same future time period. One thing that he stressed for the future was expanding BLEO to cislunar development, specifically cislunar transportation. He said he was not opposed to going to Mars but he thought it best to be incremental in moving forward and first create the conditions and infrastructure to Make Mars possible in the future. For the balance of this segment, Henry highlighted many of the speakers and their topics. I suggest you follow along with the agenda which you can see at the above Space Access event website. Near the end of the first segment, Marshall called to talk about the commercial crew program and buying RD 180 engines. At one point Henry compared the cost of the RD 180 to the cost of buying a seat on the Soyuz to send American astronauts to the ISS. He said today's price was around $70 million per seat but when Dennis Tito did it years ago, the cost was about $20 million. In the second segment, Henry went over the variety of panel discussions planned for the event. He said a panel discussion is brain storming about the future. Refer to the agenda for the specifics on the panel discussions Henry mentioned. A listener asked about the event being live streamed. It is not but I brought up the bloggers that would be there so that those not attending can follow what is happening. If you are interested in following the bloggers, listen for the details in this segment. Henry also went through conference location and hotel information. While the main hotel is sold out, he said there might be some cancellations in a few days regarding people who had to make last minute changes in their plans. He also said alternative hotels are listed on the Space Access website. Nearing the end of the program, we talked about the exhibit area for the event which still has space available. If this interests you, email Henry through the Space Access website. Don in Las Vegas asked if there would be a memorial for Charles Pooley. Don't miss this short segment. I suggested having the Happy Hour in memory of Charles. Maybe that will happen. For the balance of our discussion, Henry mentioned other speakers, student projects, and a few additional concepts that would be discussed at this year's event. Please post your comments/questions in the comments section of this archived show. You can reach Henry Vanderbilt through the Space Access website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:48:08 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, aired Monday, 3-28-16-16 (2.85MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Anatoly Zak, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Vostochny Cosmodrome rocket testing and more. 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 Anatoly Zak to discuss the integrated testing in place with the Russian Soyuz rocket at the new Vostochny Cosmodrome spaceport. Anatoly described the integrating testing process, talked about other Russian rockets, the Briz-M upper stage plus additional Russian space news. Visit Anatoly's website, Russian Space Web.com (www.russianspaceweb.com/index.html). You can reach Mr. Batchelor or Mr. Zak through me. Post comments/questions in the comments section for this archived program.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:26:53 UTC
Add this to another station Rob Manning, Monday, 3-28-16 (23.47MB; download) -- Guest: Rob Manning; Topics: Human-scale Mars landers, supersonic retro-propulsion (SRP) for Mars landings. 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 Rob Manning back to the show to discuss landing human-scale landers on Mars with supersonic retro-propulsion (SRP) or with other tools. During the first segment of our 1 hour 42 minute discussion, I asked Rob to define the problem regarding landing large payloads on Mars and to provide us with the definition of a large lander. A good portion of the first segment was a comprehensive discussion of these issues. Some of the topics included previous Mars landers, Martian atmospheric considerations, supersonic parachutes and Earth testing of them, vehicle entry mass, flying engines backwards as it is called, heavy lift, Mars landing areas and why, reusability, what is being learned from the SpaceX flyback booster reusability tests, and lots more. It was an information packed first segment and I suggest careful listening attention. In addition, you will likely find Rob's recent paper with several co-authors, "A High-Heritage Blunt-Body Entry, Descent, and Landing Concept for Human Mars Exploration" of interest and helpful in understanding the challenges for putting large payloads on Mars. You can download the paper at www.ssdl.gatech.edu/papers/conferencePapers/AIAA-2016-0219.pdf. Other topics in this segment included a question from Ralph about space advocate mission planning designs and if the actual mission planners ever pay attention to advocate proposals. Don't miss what Rob had to say in response to Ralph's question. It might surprise you. More was said about this in the second segment. Before the beak, Rob talked about the deceleration curve for g's regarding the return to Earth. He talked about how this can impact the crew and force significant design and engineering changes on the mission. In the second segment, Doug sent in a provocative email asking our guest "Might it be easier to accomplish great things in space than many assume?" Don't miss Rob's response to this question. By the way, part of Rob's response focused on the different ways SpaceX could do something and test it as compared to NASA. Later, Doug called in to ask our guest about deployable heatshields which might allow Mars landings to take place at higher up elevations. Again, don't miss what Rob had to say in response to Doug's heatshield question.Linda from Las Vegas asked for more information about the differences in landing large payloads or humans on the Moon or an asteroid compared to do it on Mars. Rob had much to say about EDL for all three destinations. Near the end of our discussion, our guest was asked about space advocate papers for planning missions or engineering and if such papers or proposals were considered by those actually doing the mission. Rob talked about the need for such papers to have some sort of critical feedback for the author as technical criticism is essential. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:42:02 UTC
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