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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 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
Add this to another station John Strickland, Friday, 3-25-16 (22.31MB; download) -- Guest: John Strickland; Topics: Mars operations with high mass expeditions & robust bases, Oberth Effect, propulsion needs for 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 John Strickland for the third part of his three part series. For the third in the series, John focused "on Mars operations with high mass expeditions and robust bases, using the Oberth effect to massively lower propulsion needs for Mars. This also covered aero-capture, how to reduce propellant mass and increase expedition mass, base-first policy, crew safety, new interest in reusable ferries, and much more." During the first segment of our 97 minute discussion, John started out by talking about how to get to Mars, the use of cislunar infrastructure, especially at L1, and the use of multiple expeditions. Much of what he talked about in this segment was technical, especially when he addressed km/second needs for orbit, launch, orbit, landing. He was asked about ISRU by Dr. Doug so he spent time discussing that. Near the end of the segment, he was asked if he had a Power Point or otherwise written document summarizing what he was talking about as that would probably make following the discussion easier. He referred us to his 2011 publication which is on the NSS website, ACCESS TO MARS: (Part 1) EARTH TO MARS TRANSIT LOGISTICS ALTERNATIVES, an ISDC presentation from May 18-22, 2011. You can follow along by using this 109 slide document, www.nss.org/settlement/mars/AccessToMars.pdf. John discussed getting to the Martian surface with cargo as well as with humans, the use of different fuels, robotic missions and uses, ISRU, aero-capture, and even the use of advanced propulsion such as Vasimir. He also talked about his space ferry idea. In the second segment, we started with a question from BJohn about crew safety, suggesting that a "crewed Mars lander will carry its ascent stage fully fueled, and not use ISRU. This gives the crew the option to abort to orbit anytime during the landing sequence." John did not agree with his suggestion and explained why his plan provided better safety than what BJohn was suggesting. What do you think? Post your ideas on TSS blog. About seven minutes into the second half, John stopped the discussion to answer his cell phone. This provided an interesting first of a kind break on The Space Show as we heard John's side of the conversation. Moving on after John's phone call, Doug emailed in a question about John's reliance on reusability when it was yet to be proven. See what you think of John's reply. Again, let us know by posting your thoughts on TSS blog. John explained the Oberth Effect and "swing by maneuver." Doug sent in a follow up question asking John how long he suggested crews remain on Mars. John said around 500 days but it would depend on the transfer back to orbit. He then talked about both a conjunction class mission and an opposition class mission. In addition, he referenced zero boil off conditions or ZBO. Please read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:44:18 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Mike Griffin, Tuesday, 3-22-16 (21.09MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Mike Griffin; Topic: Space Policy, commercial space, public benefits from space 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 Dr. Mike Griffin back to the show to discuss US space policy and much more. In the first segment of our 92 minute program, I asked Dr. Griffin for his view of US space policy per his recent House Science Committee testimony. We spent most of the first segment talking about our space policy now and for the future. One point that our gust made related to the ISS and the fact that we should continue using it but most of all, we should be planning on the continued use of the station. He said given how much time it takes to plan and finance space experiments, many potential ISS users won't make the investment given the long term use of the station is in flux. He made the case for continuing with the ISS and making that part of our policy to drive even more experiments and use of the station. Our guest then proceeded to outline three separate steps which he said should constitute our space program moving forward. See what you think of his three steps, then post your comments about them on TSS blog. Before leaving this subject, I asked how we would finance the robust space policy and program he was talking about. Again, don't miss his response to this question. What do you think? I asked our guest the same question I have been asking many other Space Show guests and listeners which was what was in it for the American taxpayer to finance the extended space policy and program he was advocating. Mike's response might surprise you. He focused on establishing American pre-eminence and what that would mean for each of us. He also talked about updates to our industrial capability along with our way of lie. Mike said that 70% of a Americans support space but obviously they don't dwell on it as we do in the community. Jeff from Tucson sent in a question asking about safety for crew and cargo regarding SLS which does not separate cargo and crew as did Aries 1 and Aries 5. Mike had much to say in response to Jeff's question so don't miss his comments on crew safety. Jack, referring back to Mike's testimony, asked about space settlement and why it seemed that at the hearing, there was no interest in settlement. Mike disagreed and said the difference was more semantics than anything else as they spoke to having a permanent presence on the Moon and elsewhere in the solar system. By the way, if you want to see the House Science Committee hearing, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zebh4UXovq4. Robert Jacobson sent in a note asking about reliable economic and investor information for making space investments. Mike said it was very difficult to get accurate financial, economic, and investment information in space investments. He also provided us with his opinion and thoughts on the new interest of venture capitalists in investing in commercial space companies and sectors. Read the rest of this summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:57:20 UTC
Add this to another station Chris Carberry, Rick Zucker, Monday, 3-21-16 (20.64MB; download) -- Guests: Chris Carberry, Rick Zucker; Topics: Humans two Mars, the Explore Mars, Inc. upcoming summit, Affordable Mars Workshop & 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 Carberry and Rick Zucker to our 90 minute discussion. During the first segment, I asked our guests about three recent topics discussed on The Space Show that were relevant to humans going to Mars. The three topics included planetary protection, why go to Mars first rather than learning and proving out technology by first returning to the Moon, and where was there a viable policy for humans to go to Mars? We spent most of the first segment addressing these three areas. On the topic of planetary protection, Chris had some interesting things to say. The subject is taken seriously, it is continually discussed and he and others see it as an evolving issue. He believed that there would have to be risk adjustments and modifications as more information about humans to Mars becomes known. He also said that were humans permitted to go to Mars but only to places of little or no interest, one would have to determine if it was worth doing a human Mars mission to such a location. This was a fascinating discussion, don't miss it. As for the Moon, as I said to Dr. Benaroya on Sunday, Mars advocates do not see the Moon as an essential first step for going to Mars. While Mars first advocates do not oppose going to the Moon, they say by landing humans on the Moon, the risk is that the program to Mars gets sidetracked, maybe even for decades. Chris advocated cislunar development without landing on the Moon. As I suggested to our Sunday guest, Mars first advocates believe that if the goal is to go to Mars and they say that is the goal, then one should go to Mars, not some other destination. Regarding the absence of a Mars policy, both Chris and Rick talked about how the issue for humans to Mars has been improving along with more and more interest in congress as confirmed by their recent legislative blitz. Our guests also referenced the upcoming third edition of the Affordable Mars Report, out in about two weeks, as further evidence of a humans to Mars policy that is evolving for the better each year. During this segment, our guests talked about the upcoming Humans 2Mars Summit planned for May 17-19 at GWU in Washington, DC. Several of the main speakers and events were discussed. You can find out more about this event and the free streaming of it by visiting http://h2m.exploremars.org. Before the segment ended, Bonnie in Atlanta wanted to know if Explore Mars was reaching out to the presidential candidates. Our guests talked about their outreach activities in this area plus they said that after their big May event, they would have teams going to congress for more legislative educational efforts for the eventual humans to Mars mission. The final questions of the segment dealt with our TRL for going to Mars at this time, plus a time line for a realistic launch date for a humans to Mars mission. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:22:52 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Haym Benaroya, Sunday, 3-20-16 (27.54MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Haym Benaroya; Topics: Lunar development, lunar space elevators, lunar structures, the Moon as a demo proving ground. 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. Haym Benaroya to the program for a two hour discussion regarding humans to the Moon and advanced technology. I started the discussion by following up with a comment our guest made the last time he was on TSS when he mentioned he had an idea for a self-deploying lunar space elevator. I asked him to explain his idea which he did in detail. Thus, a significant part of the first hour discussion was focused on the lunar space elevator subject. Not only did Dr. Benaroya go into details, listeners with their questions did as well. For example, Kim called in suggesting a rotating tether might be a better idea. Other listeners emailed in suggestions for where on the Moon the lunar space elevator would be located. Dr. Benaroya did say his idea for a small, self-deploying lunar space elevator would be a demo model as much has to be learned about doing this prior to building a fully capable and operational lunar elevator. Don't miss this discussion which does address needed technology to make such a device happen. Throughout our discussion questions came in about going to Mars without going to the Moon first. Haym said going to the Moon first was essential to pave the way for being able to go to Mars. He also talked about how much easier it would be to go to the Moon over Mars, suggesting the challenges for taking humans to Mars are too big for us at this time. He mentioned that only 50% of the spacecraft sent to Mars were successful and none carried humans on board. He also said astronauts did not make good construction workers so we to develop 3D printing technologies, inflatable structure and more by first doing so in an "easier" environment on the Moon. Radiation shield came up and this was also a topic Dr. Benaroya addressed in some detail. He questioned why Mars first advocates have their positions and thought some might not really believe what they are proposing. I gave him my impression of the Mars first advocates based on my interviews with them over the years. I think they believe that if Mars is the goal, Mars is where we go. End of story. One of the big topics of the first segment came about due to Joe's email question asking Dr. Benaroya if he was at all optimistic about our doing some of the lunar things he was talking about given the current lack of US policy, leadership, and our economic conditions. Haym provided an answer to Joe's email question but so did others. Dr. Doug sent in a very good email reply but I was unable to read it until the second segment. See what you think of this discussion and let us know with your blog comments. In the second segment, John from Ft. Worth called to discuss the lunar space elevator and the use of autonomous lunar structures. John and Haym also had a discussion about private funding for missions versus public mission funding. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:58:15 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 3-16-1616 (4.75MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Lyle Whyte, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: ExoMars launch and mission to Mars. 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. Lyle Whyte, astrobiologist from McGill University, to discuss the recently launched joint Russian and ESA ExoMars mission to Mars. We discussed the instrument package including the Trace Gas Orbiter and the definitive search for and analysis of methane on Mars. Dr. Whyte described the ExoMars drill which can penetrate up to 2 meters in the Martian surface and they hope to find using this drill. We talked about the Schiaparelli EDM lander, the choice of Oxia Planum for the 2018 ExoMars mission landing site, and the division of responsibility for the mission between the Russians and ESA. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Whyte through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:02:09 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Edmund Storms, Tuesday, 3-15-16 (21.28MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Edmund Storms; Topics: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), cold fusion, hot fusion, new energy sources. 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 Dr. Edmund Storms to discuss updates LENR R&D. During the first segment of our 62 minute discussion, Dr. Storms started us off with a brief historical overview of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction -cold fusion energy research and development efforts. We discussed the use of the term cold fusion as compared to LENR, the work of Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat LENR generator, and the need for secrecy given the patent laws applicable to LENR designs and products. In addition, Dr. Storms talked at length about the various chemical reactions that were being studied to produce LENR fusion, explaining why the experiments were challenging due to the difficulty in their being repeatable and dependable. He explained the different approaches being used and the "secret" seemingly known only to Rossi regarding his E-Cat device. During this discussion, Dr. Storms talked extensively about nuclear reactions, fuel, hydrogen isotopes, light hydrogen, nickel, and palladium. Later in the segment, Dr. Storms was asked if the research for LENR was organized and centralized or decentralized. Our guest said the research was very dispersed and decentralized. Much of it was actually taking place in small private labs. He talked about research funding needs which could range from about a million dollars for a small lab to tens of millions of dollars for a large scale multi-lab research effort. Since he was making potential "save the world" type claims for this type of energy, I asked him about other energy forms discussed on The Space Show that make the same type of "save the world "claims. Don't miss what Dr. Storm had to say in response to my question. John in Ft. Worth called to talk about the original Pons and Fleishman cold fusion experiments. In responding, Dr. Storms introduced us to the concept of Nanoracks. Dr. Storms believes LENR has something to do with Nanoracks which he explained in detail with John and in the balance of the first segment. BJohn asked about LENR applications for spaceflight. Sandra asked about the size of LENR generators and if they would be individual or industrial in scope. Don't miss the vision Dr. Storm explained to us regarding LENR usage, starting at the industrial scale but working toward individual usage. He talked about the problems & challenges in accomplishing the transition from industrial to personal. In the second segment, Dr. Storms was asked about the methodology and game plan for developing and bringing to commercial operation LENER. Our guest talked at length about the need for a varied multi-discipline set of studies including nuclear physics and chemistry. He explained why this was an unlikely academic mix. Also during this segment, he stressed over and over again that there were no academic classes in LENR anywhere plus there were no text books on the subject. Read the rest of this summary @thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:57:51 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Benny Peiser, Friday, 3-18-16 (16.00MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Benny Peiser; Topics: Science, global warming, the quality of the scientific debate, commercial space, satellites, 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 Dr. Benny Peiser from the UK for this 69 minute one segment discussion on climate change issues, the use of space assets to study the climate, & the quality of scientific debate and openness in today's environment Near the end of our program, we talked about UK and European commercial space activities plus the potential economic development through space commerce for the northern part of the UK. Dr. Peiser started our discussion with some corrections to his out of date bio that I was using, plus he discussed his organization and its purpose, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) which is in London. Please check out their website and subscribe to their free newsletter. Visit www.thegwpf.org for more information and to subscribe to their newsletter. You can also reach Dr. Peiser through the GWPF website. After the introduction to GWPF, I asked Dr. Peiser about recent Space Show programs addressing new space assets (satellites) to examine human introduction of CO2 in the atmosphere. While Dr. Peiser confirmed the quality of the satellite information, he took issue with the conclusions offered by global warming alarmists. This was both a detailed and extensive discussion so don't miss it as it underscores the position taken by what are typically called "skeptics" as compared to those promoting human caused global warming. Let us know what you think by posting your comments about Dr. Peiser' s comments on TSS blog. Dr. Peiser discussed the concept of an acceleration in the warming trend and why he was not in agreement with conclusions and action plans based on the assumptions being used to promote warming trends. He said much more quality data was needed and repeated several times during the discussion that satellites and space resources provided the highest quality data for studying climate change issues. After spending a good portion of our 69 minute discussion on this subject, Dr. Peiser then focused on the lack of a factual and open scientific debate on the subject. He addressed agendas, extremist intimidation and strategies not based on solid assumptions or realistic economics. When I asked Dr. Peiser what his strategy would be for dealing with warming, he said he would pay attention to economics and until better data was available confirming alarmist warming trend views, he would focus on adaptation rather than carbon mitigation programs and regulation that often caused unnecessary expenses for people around the world in affording electricity and other basics needed for a modern society. Several listeners asked email questions. Larry from Boston wanted Benny's take on reports of manipulated data to help validate alarmist positions. Don't miss Benny's response to Larry. Please read the rest of this summary at www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:50:25 UTC
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