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The Space Show

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 Dr. John Brandenburg, Friday, 8-5-16 GEM Theory (14.17MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. John Brandenburg back to discuss his new book "The GEM Unification Theory: Extending the Standard Model to Include Gravitation." Dr. Brandenburg discussed in detail GEM (Gravity-Electro-Magnetism) history which attempts to unify the two long range forces of nature. John explained in detail why he believes GEM is a correct theory. He also talked about EmDrive and GEM and lots more. At times this discussion is heavy with physics but John is good at explaining it all to us. It is a very comprehensive discussion for 2 hours and 3 minutes. Read the full program summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, August 5, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 05 Aug 2016 23:19:22 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Patrick (Paddy) Neumann, Tuesday, 8-2-16 elec. prop. (10.52MB; download) -- We welcomed Dr. Paddy Neumann from Australia to the show. Note that the program was originally set for August 2 but due to technical difficulties, we did the program on August 3. I archived the program under the original date for data base continuity. Paddy, as he likes to be called, is working advanced electric propulsion in his lab at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. The Neumann Drive can run on a variety of different fuels but his two preferred fuels focused on magnesium and carbon. He discussed how his drive worked, the advantages it has over other forms of electric propulsion, the advantages his fuel choices have, the uses for his drive and the likely customers. We talked time lines for commercial operations, the big challenges ahead and lots more. Read the full summary for this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program for this date, August 2, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:15:11 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 7-27-16 (4.56MB; download) -- Welcome to Hotel Mars recorded on 7-27-16 with Dr. Marc Rayman regarding Dawn Mission updates. We talked about new conclusions for the Bright Spot on Ceres which is most likely salt. We talked about other characteristics of Ceres including water ice, vanishing craters, gravity, and more. Read the full summary for this show on www.thespaceshow.com for July 27, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:04:04 UTC
Add this to another station Gregory (Greg) Cecil, Monday, 8-1-16 space education (19.66MB; download) -- We welcomed Greg Cecil back to the show to discuss space education and the specific programs and projects he has been working with over the past year or so. Greg, a former shuttle worker, began teaching when the shuttle program ended and he has and is continuing to pioneer successful space education programs for middle and high school students plus college students. He is making many of these programs available to other school districts and teachers across the country. Read the full program summary at www.thespaceshow.com for Greg Cecil for August 1, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:57:57 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 7-31-16 (24.92MB; download) -- Welcome to our Open Lines program. During our 1 hour 48 minute discussion, we covered multiple topic including a call from UND students marketing a do it yourself cubesat kit, Michael Listner calling to us about his new subscription based newsletter with special offers for Space Show listeners, a call about wifi in space referring to our recent program on Project Hermes and a call from John in Ft. Worth about visiting Dr. Woodward's lab re Mach thrustuers in September and wonder if the new published report on lunar astronauts, radiation, and cardiology programs might be using too small a sample size to be that relevant. I then throughout a teaser to John on the subject of UFOs and boy did I unleash the real John Hunt as he went on automatic control regarding the UFO topic. I also talked about upcoming Space Show programs and guests. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, July 31, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:51:48 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Erik Seedhouse with students, Friday, 7-29-16 (20.46MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Erik Seedhouse plus three of his students, Kirby Cole, Victor Kitmanyen, and Chris Nguyen. Erik and his students discussed the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University's class that Erik teaches including their Spacesuit Operations Lab and the Suborbital Space Flight Simulator. In addition, each student talked about the human factors issues facing humans in space, their own personal goals for their field of study and possible careers in the space industry. We also talked about student perspectives for space, dealing with challenging facts, and more. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this day, July 29, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:48:13 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Pat Patterson, Tuesday, 7-26-16 SmallSat (14.58MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Pat Patterson to discuss the upcoming SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah from August 6-11, 2016. Be sure to follow along with us at the SmallSat website, www.smallsat.org. During the first part of our one hour program, we talked about the state of the small satellite and cubesat industry. Do not miss this important and informed overview. Next, we covered all aspects of the SmallSat conference including this year's two keynote speakers, one of which is Ms. Shotwell from SpaceX. Pat went over the tracks, speakers, programming, logistics and more. You can see most of this information on their website. Read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 26, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:24:56 UTC
Add this to another station http://thespaceshow.com/sites/default/files/shows/2743-BWB-2016-07-25.mp3 (27.14MB; download) -- We welcomed Rishabh Maharaja to the program to discuss his Project Hermes in association with Capitol Technology University undergraduate students working to establish a Wi-Fi network in space for a system bus use. The students used an Android smartphone to connect to an Iridium-based hotspot device, Iridium Go. The system uses the TCP/IP as you will hear Professor Maharaja discuss. In addition, he talked some about the EO-1 NASA mission as our guest is currently the deputy flight operations team lead for that mission. Please read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, July 25, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:48:33 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Jeff Bell, Sunday, 7-24-16 (34.41MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Jeff Bell for a 2 hour 30 minute program with Dr. Bell at his best taking a look at and offering his perspectives on everything NewSpace and as he said, Old Space. This is vintage Jeff Bell as he hasa strong opinion about everything, from suborbital to planetary protection and planetary science. From humans to Mars to the Mars One plans and the upcoming SpaceX Mars plans. For those familiar with Dr. Bell, you know that nothing is sacred. As you will hear with this program that Jeff is disappointed in the pace of space development and exploration, those of you that like Jeff Bell interviews will not be disappointed. Read the full and detailed summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on July 24, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:58:22 UTC
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
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