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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 Open Lines, Sunday, 3-13-16 (24.00MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics: Open Lines discussion on the upcoming SAS Conference, reusability, SSP, VASIMIR, fusion & 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. Welcome to our Open Lines program for March 2016. During the first segment of our 1 hour 44 minute discussion, after opening announcements and my offering a few suggested discussion topics, Henry Vanderbilt called in to discuss the upcoming Space Access Society Conference from April 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. You can find out more about the SAS conference and make reservations by visiting http://space-access.org/updates/sa16info.html. Henry did a partial review of guest speakers and panels, plus he talked about the progress made over the past 30 years on topics promoted by the SAS group. At one point Dr. Doug sent Henry an email question asking for his opinion of the Falcon 9 first stage recovery efforts regarding a GEO launch. Henry said that eventually SpaceX would be successful in the recovery but pointed out that he thought the recovery of upper stages might be more beneficial but also more challenging. Before the segment ended, I asked Henry what he felt was most exciting and rewarding to him given his 30 plus years of working for Space Access lower launch costs and other items now starting to happen. Don't miss his response to my question. In the second segment, John from Ft. Worth called in to talk about public-private partnerships, suggesting one might be a small space solar power (SSP) pilot or demo project. After our SSP discussion, John turned to fusion energy and VASIMIR. I asked if VASIMIR had been designated to receive stimulus money but John did not remember the details nor did I. We both hoped a listener would call in or post the details of stimulus funds for VASIMIR on the blog. I also asked him if he heard the recent show with Eric Lerner and his different fusion fuel producing little or no neutrons. John had not heard the that interview nor did have much to say about the LLP-Focus Fusion fuel of choice and research. Dr. Doug from S. California was the next caller. Doug first wanted to talk about comments from the recent Robert Walker interview dealing with NEO and asteroid impact. Doug promoted his ideas on size issues of concern, number of days needed for a warning, and evacuation. I challenged him on his evacuation ideas and suggested he do some solid research on how to evacuate a population and what it takes because I thought he was over simplifying it. I suggested their might be FEMA or other evacuation models which one could use as a guideline for a potential NEO impact. I also urged he listened to some of the past shows with the B612 group as they addressed early warning, evacuations, costs, and who pays the costs over several Space Show program. Doug next spoke about SSP saying it was not a technology we should invest in at this time. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:23:19 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Catharine (Cassie) Conley, Friday, 3-11-16 (19.11MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Catharine (Cassie) Conley; Topics: Planetary Protection. 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 Dr. Catharine (Cassie) Conley, Director of the NASA Office of Planetary Protection, to explain and discuss planetary protection from both the U.S. and the international perspective. As you will hear, planetary protection is not just a perspective, it is an enforceable set of regulations developed since our early days of the space program and enforced by all members who have signed the Outer Space Treaty. We also learned that the UAE, now interested in space and a country that has not signed the OST, has been in touch with planetary protection offices to follow the planetary protection guidelines for their upcoming missions. The UAE will be complying with planetary protection rules and guidelines. Our 1 hour 23 minute discussion was carried out in one segment, no break. Dr. Conley started out by explaining planetary protection (PP), international participation, COSPAR and more. She went into past human history as to why PP was important citing what happened when Columbus brought Quartan malaria with him to the New World. She said that today, Malaria is a $5 billion a year expense for impacted areas and it can be traced back to the Columbus exploration. Our guest had much to say and many examples to reference in support of PP for Mars based on Earth examples. She said that Mars may not be as safe and friendly as many space enthusiasts think as even today there are many unknown and possible human risks associated with Martian planetary exploration, both in terms of human contamination on Mars and exposure to something on Mars that can hurt or kill humans. Rather than review this very detailed and comprehensive discussion, including excellent listener emails and calls, I urge you to carefully listen to this interview if you are at all interested in humans going to Mars. Contrary to what you might have heard, Article IX of the OST does not prohibit humans to Mars but strict guidelines have been developed and based on current science at the time of the planned human Mars mission, a determination would be made about the mission going forward. All of this was discussed in great detail with lots of listener questions drawing our guest out for even more detail. I will add that both SpaceX and Mars One have been in touch with PP & COSPAR offices and are paying attention to PP guidelines and the need for more and more science regarding human missions. I will also say that there are only three restricted possible human destinations at this time regrading PP, Mars, Europa, and Enceladus. Though I know I am being repetitive, I urge you to listen to this complete discussion with Dr. Conley if you are interested in a Mars human mission. Remember, such missions may in the future be approved to areas designated "safe" or "highly resistant" to human contamination of Mars plus risks to humans. Please read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:21:24 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 3-9-16 (2.51MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Julie Robinson, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: ISS Twin Study, Scott Kelly, HSF & long duration spaceflight. 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. Julie Robinson, ISS Chief Scientist, to the program to discuss the preliminary findings based on the Twin Studies and the near year long stay on the ISS by Astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian cosmonaut counterpart. Dr. Robinson discussed the mission, why it fell short of one full year on the ISS, and some of the early findings and tests done on the two long term ISS "residents." For example, upon landing, both were subjected to special tests to help determine if they would be able to function right after landing on Mars. They wanted to know just how effective they might be after the voyage to Mars and if they would be effective or not. We also talked about bone density and scanning, skin sensitivity issues, radiation, and vision issues. Dr. Robinson described the use of "sucking pants" designed to draw fluids back to the legs after their return to Earth and 1 g. Before our segment ended, Dr. Robinson was asked about potential gender differences for long missions. She said there were radiation absorption differences as well as differences with fluid shifts and vision problems. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Julie Robinson through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:51:16 UTC
Add this to another station Roland Miller, Tuesday, 3-8-16 (21.72MB; download) -- Guest: Roland Miller: Topics: America's abandoned space infrastructure sites documented in Mr. Miller's book "Abandoned in Place." 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 Roland Miller to the program to discuss his work photo-documenting our historical space infrastructure. You can and I believe should obtain his book which is sure to be a superb historical document, especially as many of the old sites are either repurposed or destroyed due to ongoing decay. "Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History" documents this historical yet abandoned and in some instances, already lost, historical space infrastructure. Remember, if you buy the book on Amazon, please do so through the OGLF portal per the Amazon links on our home page as Amazon will contribute part of your purchase price to The Space Show. Visit Roland's website for more information, www.abandonedinplace.com. During the first segment of our 1 hour 34 minute discussion, our guest provided us with the background to his project which as you will hear spanned several decades going back to the early 1990s. Roland referenced many of the historical sites including Launch Complex 19 which was the Gemini Complex, various test stands, block houses, and related infrastructures. Some of his favorites included the SpaceX Complex 40, Pad 39A, and Launch Complex 34. Our guest received lots of email questions about historical site preservation and Jack asked if he thought it appropriate to compare some of the abandoned sites to a ghost town. Roland also mentioned the Complex 14 which was the Mercury Atlas pad that launched John Glenn. Roland was asked if his guides or escorts actually knew the history, were part of the history, or just doing a job and not that familiar with our space history. Don't miss what he said in response to this question as his reply might surprise you. Roland also spoke to how to photograph many of the sites. One thing he liked was very early morning with sunup over the Atlantic Ocean. Don't miss this photographic description. Roland mentioned speaking engagements about his work and book. Listeners wanted to know if there was an age difference in his audience as well as an interest level difference. For example, since boomers lived through the space program, were they more informed and interested than younger people, especially those born after the Apollo program ended. Again, don't miss what he had to say in response to these questions. Before the segment ended, a listener asked if he was familiar with the condition of the Soviet-Russian historical space sites. In the second segment, Roland was asked if he could discern any difference in status and upkeep given some sites were Army, Air Force, Navy, and Nasa. Then he was asked if his work included the emerging commercial spaceports and flight centers. Yet another listener wanted to know if he had documented sites at Vandenberg and in Alaska. Regarding Vandenberg, Roland talked about Slick Six, the shuttle pad and the Titan 2 missile silo. Many listeners wanted to know why more effort was not put into saving and ma
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:27:36 UTC
Add this to another station Robert Walker, Monday, 3-7-16 (24.80MB; download) -- Guest: Robert Walker. Topics: Planetary protection and human spaceflight to Mars. 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 to the show Robert Walker from the UK to address questions about human spaceflight to Mars, planetary protection, Article IX of the OST, and human contamination of Mars if life or past life is found on Mars. During the first segment of our 1 hour 48 minute discussion, Robert described the problem and he expressed his opinion that not only should humans not go to Mars if simple life, complex organics, or past life are found to be there as due to the high risk of human contamination and the damage to science. Robert spent most of our first segment going into detail about the problem, explaining why human contamination would be spread around the planet by winds & dust storms so no location would be OK for humans given the Mars life scenario. He also spent time during this segment talking about options for humans including lunar settlement and asteroids. Robert has also written extensively on this topic. You can read his material at www.science20.com/robertinventor. Several listener questions challenged Robert given SpaceX and Elon Musk plans for HSF to Mars, the Mars One venture and even the NASA Roadmap to Mars. In addition, Robert was asked about very bright space aware professionals working for humans to go to Mars and live there including Dr. Zubrin, the Explore Mars organization, and others wanting to change our National Space Policy to focus on settlement, especially settlement on Mars. Robert talked about a disconnect with these plans and their rhetoric from the planetary protection, UN policies, and the Outer Space Treaty. Robert took time during this segment to talk about planetary defense and the risk of an impact on Earth because he wanted to debunk the idea that we had to start a settlement on Mars to save the human species by having a backup on Mars. What do you think of what Robert had to say on this topic? Post your thoughts on TSS comments section for this show on the website as we want to know how you view these issue. In the second segment, I asked Robert if he would approve of humans to the Martian moons, orbiting Mars in a Martian space station like vehicle, and robotic exploration of the Martian surface. Robert thought this was how Mars exploration should be carried out. Listen to what he said for these alternative exploration plans. Do you agree with him? Also in this segment, we talked about the sterilization process and why he thought humans could not be made contamination free with current technology. He addressed the issue of space suit leakage by design as well, including the loss of some atmosphere through the airlock to Mars which might have the potential of transferring contaminants to Mars. Later in this segment, Rhonda asked about rogue nations offering to launch humans to Mars for money despite planetary protection rules and policies. Please read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 08 Mar 2016 03:26:17 UTC
Add this to another station Chris Stone, Lt. Col. Pete Garreston, Sunday, 3-6-16 (27.31MB; download) -- Guests: Chris Stone, Lt. Col. Peter Garretson (USAF); Topics: Space based solar power (SSP), D3 competition 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 Chris Stone back to the program along with Lt. Col. Peter Garretson (USAF) to discuss the proposed space solar power project and the DC competition. Find out more at www.d3ssp.org. During the first segment of our two hour program, Col. Garretson explained the space solar power project to us along with the D3 competition which they won. D3 stands for Development, Defense, and Diplomacy as it was "a challenge issued across the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the US Agency for International Development for the best ideas to advance U.S. diplomacy, defense and development (the 3 D’s of foreign policy)." Peter not only explained the challenge in detail but the SSP project and the why of the SSP project. Our first segment was primarily a policy segment which also addressed the economic, policy, global, humanitarian, and climate benefits of space solar power plus its potential impact on the stability and push for peace for all nations and peoples. The vision is grand, the claims were and are grand, and the excitement should such a program be undertaken is and will likely be captivating. Listen carefully to what Pete had to say, the questions asked by our co-host Chris Stone, myself and the listeners. As you will hear, the technology and methodology is flexible, no plans and designs have yet been made as this is all unfunded with the primary step of getting it on a policy docket. Peter talked about how to go about doing that in both segments of our program. We also addressed international participation, both the Chinese and Japanese SSP plans which we might have to compete with, and of course working with the United Nations COPUOS. In the second segment, we fielded listener email questions including one by Sally about the possible weaponization of the SSP technologies and maybe even the satellites. Peter spent time going through this issue, how best to combat weaponization of microwave or other beams, SSP oversight plus other security strategies. Sally's question was followed by one from Rick asking if GEO was the preferred orbit and why. Our guest talked at length about the different SSP orbital proposals, then he gave the reasoning for using the GEO orbit. We took a question from Mohammed from Amman, Jordan that also inquired about SSP orbits, the use of a laser or microwave beam, as well as putting the satellites at a Lagrange Point. Our co-host Chris asked about the Air Force reception toward the SSP project plus the reaction of the Air University at Maxwell AFB where Peter teaches. Don't miss what our guest had to say about the Air Force and the Air University. In his reply, Col. Garretson talked about what might happen when SLS winds up its work at Marshall Space Flight Center and how it might be possible to task that team with developing SSP satellites.Please read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 07 Mar 2016 04:55:02 UTC
Add this to another station Eric Lerner, Friday, 3-3-6 (19.07MB; download) -- Guest: Eric Lerner; Topics: Fusion energy updates, Focus Fusion, LPP Fusion updates, boron & hydrogen fusion progress. 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 Eric Lerner, Chief Scientist and CEO of LPP Fusion and Focus Fusion back to the show for updates as Eric was last on the show in December 2013. During the first segment of our one hour 23 minute discussion, Eric went over the basics of his fusion work with LPP Fusion (http://lppfusion.com) and the Focus Fusion Society (www.focusfusion.org). He also went into detail as to the technology, methodology, fuel, processes and funding required to produce fusion energy. At times the discussion was fairly technical but follow along using his websites, slides, and videos as these are good explanations as to what he was describing as needed to produce net energy from fusion. Questions about the fuel choices came up in this segment. Eric explained his choice to use boron and hydrogen, he talked about competing fuel choices and what his competitors were doing and using including the giant tokamak reactors such as the European ITER. Eric explained that he had progressed through the three necessary steps for creating net fusion energy with the last challenge being density. He explained this in detail during this segment. He also talked about impurities and the flaw he was encountering regarding the plasma and vaporization. He then described his tungsten experiments and where that had taken him in perfecting the needed process. In addition, Erick discussed the bake-out problem and solution. Mr. Lerner was asked about funding issues as we neared the end of the first segment. He talked about the LPP burn rate, number of employees they have and could use with better funding, along with their current program, "Fund A Shoot." Find out more about this project at http://lppfusion.com/money/donate-to-help-the-research. In the second segment, a listener asked Eric about government funding for his project. Don't miss what he said about this possibility as he once had some JPL funding. He then discussed the method the most likely method of distributing power once the project was commercial. He talked about decentralized power with communities getting their own off the shelf 5 mw generator. We talked about the challenges in doing this including opposition from energy companies, utilities, the Public Utilities Commission in the states and other involved local, state, and federal government agencies and organizations. Eric spoke to the need for education and outreach which he said is one of the main focuses of the Focus Fusion Society. Andrew asked Eric about competing with solar power. Eric had much to say about solar power. He explained why in his opinion solar power would not be price competitive with fusion due to large infrastructure and maintenance costs. Eric was asked about engineering and commercial breakeven (b/e) for fusion. Our guest explained why he preferred the terms scientific feasibility and net power back. He thought that with proper funding, the engineering phase two from lab to a working genera
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:09:58 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Michael Schmidt, Dr. Thomas Goodwin, Tuesday, 3-1-16 (24.22MB; download) -- Dr. Michael Schmidt, Dr. Thomas Goodwin, omics analyses, artificial gravity, microgravity countermeasures, long duration spaceflight, short arm centrifuge, long arm centrifuge, rodent studies in space, STS 90 Neurolab, 1 g spin rate, vestibular issues, high complexity models, CO2 levels, omics technology, nuclear propulsion, human centrifuge, Elon Musk SpaceX Mars plans, transitional environment, habitat environment, Mars Colonial Transport, DNA repair, magnesium, muscle & bone loss, commercial space companies, artificial gravity compelling rational for research, NASA budge, ESA, twin study, science fiction movies, ...please read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:24:04 UTC
Add this to another station Kim Holder, Monday, 2-29-16 (21.98MB; download) -- Guest: Kim Holder; Topics: Kim talked with us in-depth about her Moonwards project which you can see in detail at www.moonwards.com. 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 Kim Holder to the program to provide us with an in-depth look and analysis of her Moonwards project. Follow along with us by visiting her website, www.moonwards.com. During the first segment of our 1 hour 36 minute discussion, Kim started out by providing us with the history and background as to her having created the Moonwards project. It was an interesting story, including her watching videos of successful people she admired. She saw an Elon Musk video with Elon talking about going to Mars which caused her to pause since going to Mars did not make much sense to her. The result was the development of the Moonwards project which is an ongoing development project. For the rest of the first segment, Kim went into detail about Moonwards. Kim said that "Moonwards has vast potential, but it will take a great deal of work for it to live up to that. By pouring myself into it, i hope i can grow up in a way i didn't when i was younger because of health problems. In the same way, i believe we won't find the maturity to care for our planet, and move on to greater things in our future, until we pour ourselves into a project that changes our perspective and makes us see our own potential." (http://moonwards.com/about.html#about). Kim spoke to changing our perspective to enable us to have a broader and more accurate view of our place is the cosmos. Her emerging Moonwards project can help facilitate this change, especially as Moonwards grows and more and more people take part in the Moonwards interactive opportunities and eventually start going to the Moon. She spoke to facilitating our getting back to the Moon. As for the Moonwards website, she said it was open source so people can easily contribute to it, a process she explained in detail. In addition, she talked about the Virtual Moon Colony Project described on the Moonwards home page. Kim stressed that collaboration with contributors to Moonwards was very important to the success of the project. Listeners asked her several email questions. One listener wanted to know about her time line for returning to the Moon. She thought it would take 10-15 years. I brought up the perspective represented by the student I have mentioned on other programs about damaging the Moon by our going there and "exploiting" it so we should leave it as is. I asked Kim how she would respond to this student. Don't miss what she said regarding the student's perspective. Kim then spoke to changing the Moon by human activity. Don't miss what she said about lunar changes as a result of human lunar development & exploration. In the second segment, Kim was asked about O'Neill colonies in orbit rather than going to the lunar surface. She said lunar development facilitated orbital development because of less gravity on the Moon and the need for radiation shielding that equals mass. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:01:25 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 2-28-16 (25.11MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics: Johanthon Pacer on his Enceladus &Triton moon theory, STEM vs. STEAM, 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. Welcome to our last Open Lines program for February 2016. After putting forth some suggested topics, our first caller was Johanthon Pacer who wanted to discuss his Enceladus &Triton moon theory regarding excess heat and the possibility of gigantic naturally occurring electric generators on the moons. The balance of our first segment was devoted to Johanthon and his theory which he discussed in detail. Note that Johanthon would like substantive feedback and commentary regarding his theory so please post your comments and thoughts about what he said in the comments section for this program now that it is archived. If you want to talk with or exchange information directly with our caller, let me know and I will introduce the two of you via email. Johanthon's theory is very interesting and our discussion was also most interesting so don't miss it. In the second segment, we had only one caller, John from Ft. Worth. John first wanted to talk about STEM and STEAM. He was asking why the move to put art (A) in STEM for STEAM. I shared my thoughts with him on the issue but as I said on air, I don't actually know the origins of the push to use STEAM rather than STEM. Our STEAM discussion included a look at modern education through college and more. I asked John for his thoughts on our first segment caller's moon theory. John thought it was interesting and raised a few questions based on what caller Johanthon said. For the remainder of the program, I discussed two magazine articles of interest as there were no further callers nor did I receive any emails from listeners. The first article appeared in the February 2016 issue of Aerospace America and is titled "Liberating Cubesats." This article does a good job of summarizing what is going on in the small launcher industry, the players, their status on bringing their launcher to market, and the target market that will be served by the different small satellite launchers. It is a very interesting and informative article about this industry and the development of small launchers. The next article I recommended appeared in the March 2016 Smithsonian Air&Space Magazine. The article, "How to Land a Building on Mars," can be found on page 28. Given recent Space Show guest comments on how landing large payloads on Mars has been resolved, I thought this would be a good article for listeners to read for a due diligence check on the issue of landing large payloads on Mars. This subject will be discussed further when Dr. Rob Manning returns to The Space Show on Monday, March 28. You should be able to find both articles online. Please post your comments/questions in the comment section for this archived program on The Space Show website.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:03:00 UTC
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