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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 David Love, Sunday, 11-22-15 (44.07MB; download) -- Guest: David Love. Topics: The life and work of Johannes Kepler & other early astronomers. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed David Love from the U.K. to our program. Mr. Love has written a terrific book on the life and work of Johannes Kepler and early astronomy history. The book, Kepler And The Universe: How One Man Revolutionized Astronomy, is available through Amazon. If you purchase it, please use the One Giant Leap/Space Show portal. Instructions are on TSS website and all archived program summaries on the website and our blog. Please note that while Mr. Love was originally going to do the hour format show, he remained for the full 90 minute discussion without a break. We started our discussion by my asking David about why he chose to write a book on Kepler and I wondered if the success of the Kepler Space Telescope (KST) had anything to do with his choice. As you will hear, Kepler was always a hero to him and he was not influenced by the KST. Don't miss what he said about his connection to Kepler. David then began discussing Kepler starting with his early life as a student with plans to become a Lutheran minister. His path was changed for him by the Church and others and he eventually became a math teacher as he studied math and astronomy. You will appreciate learning about the events that changed the course of his life from being a minister to one of the key people that revolutionized astronomy with his classic three laws on planetary motion that are still applicable today. Mr. Love took us through several of the Power Point slides that are uploaded to TSS blog so be sure to open the PPT and refer to the slides mentioned during our discussion. I won't summarize what Mr. Love said about each of the slides but the slides are a key part of our discussion so again, I urge you to follow along with his Power Point. We discussed the problems with planetary motion as was known by the early Greek astronomers through the time of Kepler and what Kepler came up with to change our understanding of planetary motion through his Three Laws of Planetary Motion. Linda in Seattle emailed asking if Kepler was well studied in the work of the ancient Greek astronomers. The simple answer was yes. BJohn asked about his classic work, "The New Astronomy." Here, David had much to say about the work and also about his contemporary, Galileo. Carl asked why the Lutheran church resisted science and the work of Kepler. Don't miss what our guest said about this. We talked about the influence of Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe and others on Kepler. Later, BJohn asked about Kepler being an astrologer which was true. David had lots to say about the "mystical" side of Kepler who never distanced himself from astrology. At one point, our guest said this was an embarrassment! Read the balance of this summary at wwww.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:28:22 UTC
Add this to another station Drs. Logan & Jurist, Dan Adamo, Friday, 11-20-15 (51.54MB; download) -- Guests: Dr. Jim Logan, Dan Adamo, Dr. John Jurist; Topics: Humans to Mars, exploring vs. pioneering & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Dr. Jim Logan, Dr. John Jurist, and Dan Adamo for a 1 hour 45 minute discussion about humans to Mars and a critique of the "NASA's Journey to Marts: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration (Oct. 2015)." Please note that our program completed in one long segment without a break. We started off by asking Dr. Logan to summarize the recent New World Space Conference he attended in Austin, Texas. Jim pointed out that there were lots of young students there and they seemed eager to hear his message and did not consider him a Debbie Downer. Jim is an evidence based guy when it comes to space policy and programs, he is also well grounded in the sciences and engineering so he does not typically hang out in the usual space cadet la la land of make believe. We noted that older, more seasoned space cadets often dismiss those with similar messages based on evidence and fact, but Jim was impressed by the willingness of the younger group to consider evidence and facts. The other guests plus myself had much to say about this particular issue, then we moved on to Dan who wanted to talk about the paper he has uploaded on TSS blog containing his analysis and comments re the NASA Journey to Mars Document. If you have not yet read it, please do so at this time. For Dan and our guests, there were issues about a poorly defined definition for exploration vs. pioneering, confusing the two in the Journey to Mars document, the need for congressional action to change the mandate to pioneering, then asking for the rational for pioneering or Martian settlement. Much was said about there being no business case or rational case at all for humans to be on the surface of Mars. This was an overriding theme for the entire discussion. Our guests kept asking the question, "why are we doing it.? This referred to humans on the surface of Mars for pioneering purposes. Note the definitions Dan used for exploration and pioneering earlier in the show. Note also the differences Dan suggested for exploration. Our guests talked about the challenges that make Martian settlement or pioneering beyond our reach at this time. Dr. Jurist brought up radiation and microgravity issues along with other human factor issues. Dr. Logan supported what John was saying and called for the need to know the gravity prescription. Without knowing it, we cannot possibly be serious about sending humans to mars. Our guests talked about nuclear thermal propulsion and several times they referenced the Aquarius Concept (www.spaceenterpriseinstitute.org/tag/aquarius-concept). Cognitive decline was also discussed as a leading challenge. The matter of the Twin Study on the ISS with astronaut Scott Kelly came up. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:18:10 UTC
Add this to another station John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Michael Listnener, Wednesday, 11-18-15 (8.88MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Michael Listner, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Commercial Space Law Act 2015 & asteroid property rights. 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). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. 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 Michael Listner, space attorney, to discuss the recently passed Commercial Space Law by Congress. This law included a section on asteroid mining that may be an effort to convey to US citizens space property rights. Property rights are not permitted by the UN treaties and Michael said that the new law was sufficiently vague between conveying a property right as opposed to a use right which is allowed in the treaty. Michael and others believe it conflicts with the treaty but many within the industry and space enthusiasts believe this is important as it sets a baseline to improve upon in terms of property rights for the future. Michael also suggested it might be good for the asteroid mining companies as they can show their investors that there is now a basis in law which might help with getting new investment. I asked Michael if international space players would care about this or if it the provisions were enforceable outside the US. Michael suggested they would care because it granted these "rights" only to US citizens and they would likely object to it. John made several references to pirates and corporate plunder but I did not agree with those descriptions. What do you think? Let us know on the blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Bill Harwood through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:16:44 UTC
Add this to another station Doug Messier, Tuesday, 11-17-15 (108.49MB; download) -- Guest: Doug Messier. Topics: The Virgin Galactic current multi-part series on www.parabolicarc.com and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Doug Messier back to the program. During the first segment of our nearly two hour show, Doug started off by telling about his current multi-part series running this past week on www.paraboloicarc.com regarding Virgin Galactic and SpaceShipTwo. Given the accident happened slightly more than a year ago, Doug put together a comprehensive series of articles on the accident, the pilots, the NTSB report, Virgin Galactic, Scaled and more. This is a multi-part series you will want to read. The majority of the first segment's discussion was based on the articles with questions from listeners and myself about various aspects of the company, the accident, the people involved, the mission control room, and the NTSB report plus supporting documents which Doug studied for his articles. Listener Alec sent in an email before the show wanting to know if SS2 has been more closely modeled after SS! if the company would have been flying by now. Doug had much to say in response to this question dealing with the expansion to SS2 which was 3 times larger than SS1 and more. When asked about return to flight, Doug suggested the possibility of Feb. 2016 but that was not definite. This was in response to Josh asking for a Virgin time line. Doug also got questions about Virgin and Spaceport America, then he was asked if noticed differences in Virgin's presentation both pre and post the accident. The subject of safety and test flight programs came up for Virgin, XCOR and all the companies. We talked about safety and test flight programs in general with Doug, myself and some listeners, agreeing that the test programs were not extensive enough or sufficiently comprehensive. Don't miss this discussion which included comments about the flight test envelope challenges, the X-15 as a possible model, and comments made by Neil Armstrong at the recent Suborbital Conference held a few years ago in Palo Alto, CA. In the second segment, I started out by asking Doug about the new Commercial Space Law agreed upon by the House and Senate, specifically the part about asteroid mining and quasi-property rights. I pointed out the feedback I was getting about this section being in opposition to the Outer Space Treat and many were not happy with it, nor did we know if it would have any legal standing outside the U.S. Tim called in to support the asteroid mining provisions in the law. John from Ft. Worth called in to talk about the DARPA XS-1 program and Masten Space Sciences. Burton in Canada asked about SLS, then Dr. Lurio called in to talk safety and many other topics. Before the show ended, Tim called back to ask about the XCOR piston pump progress. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Doug through www.parabolicarc.com or me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:34:19 UTC
Add this to another station Wayne Eleazer, Monday, 11-16-15 (108.23MB; download) -- Guest: Wayne Eleazer. Topics: Launch failures and why they happen. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Wayne Eleazer to the show to discuss the history and why of rocket launch failures per the many articles he has written over the years on these subjects for The Space Review. In the first segment of our 1 hour 58 minute discussion, Wayne started us off responding to my question about the most dramatic launch failure he has seen or studied. He talked about a spectacular Titan failure so don't miss his story. Michael Listner called and talked about many topics including Air Force mishap reports. What Wayne had to say about the mishap reports and the Air Force candor regarding launch failures was very interesting and informative. Wayne introduced us to the Oops Factor regarding failures, a concept he used in an earlier Space Review article. This refers to one thing causing the launch failure but the people down the line with oversight responsibility all miss it or "oops!" SpaceX and the Falcon 9 problems came up many times but here Wayne talked about the needed culture in a company to deal with launch failures, learn from them, and work to keep them from happening again. He thought SpaceX was doing all of that. He also talked about Orbital ATK and the Antares and their culture, then I asked him about the SpaceShip2 failure/accident. Near the end of the first segment, Jay asked Wayne if military rockets had similar launch failure problems. Wayne's response about the military rocket motor, its reliability, testing, and costs was most illuminating. As we learned, the military rocket motor stands alone in quality. In the second segment, Wayne was asked if he could spot trends that cause launch failures over and over again. He said no but listen to his complete answer. He called this the "Predictables" and is completing a new Space Review article on this subject. He listed several examples including his use of the Challenger loss as well as Delta and Atlas failures. I asked him if on the military side, there were consequences for military personnel with responsibility and oversight duties, maybe a demotion, court martial, anything. You might be surprised by his answer to this question. We talked more about the Falcon 9 and EELVs in this segment, plus the old Thor and the Atlas. Barry asked Wayne about Russian launch failures. Wayne talked about the Russian culture and problems. Near the end, he said EELV reliability was improving. He made some additional Atlas and Falcon 9 comparisons, then I asked if there was an expected failure rate for these rockets. Wayne suggested if a company survives ten launches, their odds for survival improve greatly. Doug asked about fairing issues. Wayne talked about the ways that a fairing can open up and we talked about the recent Taurus failures due to fairing problems. Read the rest of the review @ www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:25:38 UTC
Add this to another station Henry Kenyon, Sunday, 11-15-16 (78.60MB; download) -- Guest: Henry Kenyon. Topics: Hybrid airships for potential military and commercial markets plus more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Henry Kenyon to the show to discuss the subject of hybrid airships. Mr. Kenyon wrote an article on this subject in the October issue of Aerospace America, a publication of AIAA. His article is titled "New life for an old hybrid (www.aerospaceamerica.org/Documents/Aerospace%20America%20PDFs%202015/October2015/AA_Oct2015.pdf. Scroll down until you come to the article of interest). In the first segment of our 85 minute program, Mr. Kenyon talked about modern airships, some of the differences from older style airships, plus he talked about different kinds of airships such as blimps, tethered vehicles, Dirigibles, Zeppelins and the hybrids, noting their differences from one to another. Mr. Kenyon then talked about the Lockheed experimental P-791 airship which is discussed at length in his article. He also has some very good pictures of the P-791 in the article. He talked about its hover ability, how it works, size, speed and cargo capability. We also learned that if fully loaded, it actually has to make a short take-off run to get off the ground. Mr. Kenyon noted the military uses for a modern airship, then we talked about commercial uses but as you will hear, the commercial side of the project seems to still be emerging. Henry was asked about UAVs as a competitor to airships. We also talked about the recent Raytheon tethered vehicle that broke away from the tether due to high winds. Our guest noted that the hybrid airship such as the experimental P-791 did not use a tether or mooring tower. A listener asked our guest about cybersecurity given it was part of his bio that I read as I as I introduced today's guest. We had a short but very interesting discussion on cybersecurity issues which you will not want to miss. Before the segment ended, we talked about the cargo capacity of the modern hybrid airship, comparing it to a large jet such as a C-130 or 747, plus cargo transport times, cost overruns, and technical problems still needing to be resolved. In the second segment, Henry told us the P-791 was on display at Palmdale, Ca. I changed the subject and asked him based on his expertise and observations again from his bio, what type of programs were most likely to be cut or eliminated by congress. You don't want to miss his analysis on this subject. Returning to airships, he was asked about the gas used for buoyancy. This led to a listener questions about why helium over other gasses. Our guest replied by talking about helium, hydrogen, and market concerns for helium as it is in limited supply since it is a naturally occurring element and not manmade. Several listeners asked him about the commercial potential, include general delivery of Fed Exp or UPS type packages. Read the rest of the summary @ www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:33:19 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars," Wednesday, 11-11-15 (4.41MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Brain, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NASA's MAVEN findings on the Martian atmosphere. 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). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. 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 Dr. David Brain who is part of the NASA MAVEN team to discuss the recent findings regarding the solar wind as causing the loss of the Martian atmosphere over billions of years. Dr. Brain discussed the findings for the Martian upper atmosphere, he explained the solar wind, the channel which most of the atmosphere seemed to use to disappear, plus he talked about the various stages and ages of the geologic history of Mars. We talked about the conditions needed for surface water, the early Martian history and its cooling which would cause it to lose its magnetic field in the first place. John asked several questions comparing the early history of Mars with Earth, especially regarding magnetic fields, the magnetosphere and shielding from the solar wind. I asked Dr. Brain to explain the solar wind so we would all know what the solar wind is and how it fluctuates. This is an information packed 11-12 minutes, don't miss it. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. You can email the participants through me.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:34 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Charles Lurio, Tuesday, 11-10-15 (62.28MB; download) -- Guest: Dr. Charles Lurio. Topic: Commercial Space law updates, NASA, SLS, HSF, space leadership plus more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Dr. Charles Lurio for this comprehensive commercial space update plus Dr. Lurio took a hard look at human spaceflight. During the first segment of our nearly 1 hour 55 minute show, Charles started with the news that broke just before airtime that congress had approved the new commercial space legislation. The House and Senate compromised on the learning period extending it to 2023. Charles hit on some highlights of the bill but said he had not yet had time to read the final version since the news literally broke minutes before air time. Other first segment discussion topics included the return to flight for Falcon 9 and the Cygnus which will launch on an Atlas 5 until Antares has a return to flight sometime early next year. Charles talked about the new Russian rocket motor for Antares and its relationship to other major Russian rocket motors. Next, we talked about the NASA delay for the commercial cargo awards and their letter to Boeing saying that the cargo version of the CST 100 was no longer under consideration. Charles speculated that the delay might have been taken to allow for return to flight for the Falcon and for the Cygnus on the Atlas 5. Paul in NY emailed Charles asking for him to tell us his favorite commercial space company and his favorite NewSpace company. Charles said he loved SpaceX and commented on them moving the ground in the launch industry. He said he has always been a fan of XCOR and gave us some update at to the XCOR progress and challenges, especially in their wing production. Charles also said that the asteroid mining companies, particularly Deep Space Industries, were starting to attract foreign capital as he mentioned investment interest from the Czech Republic. I asked Charles if he was satisfied with the way the industry was developing so far. He said he was amazed with it and what has happened so far, but made the point that commercial space was far from being on easy street. He then explained his comments listing examples to support his comments. I asked him about the NASA Roadmap to Mars and he repeated back to me, you meant the "Jokemap" to Mars? That should provide you with a clue as to the rest of the discussion on this topic. Before the break, Don called from New Hampshire to talk about radiation, Brookhaven, and human spaceflight. Charles and Don talked about shielding, the lack of real quality experiments plus finding out answers to other needed questions for HSF BELO including life support systems, microgravity, plus lots more. Charles concluded that NASA was not serious about space, something many guests have said over and over again in recent years. Don said the system management was shortsighted. See the balance of the summary at www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:23:06 UTC
Add this to another station Leonard David, Scott Sacknoff, Monday, 11-9-15 (46.61MB; download) -- Guests: Leonard David, Scott Sacknoff. Topics: The new book, "Space Careers" plus student guidance, space history. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back Leonard David and for the first time Scott Sacknoff to the program to discuss their new book, "Space Careers." For more information, visit the book's website, www.spacebusiness.com/careers. Note that we did not take a break in our program so it is only one segment. Scott Sacknoff started us off with an overview of their book, why they wrote it and the history behind it given that it was originally written in 1998. It has been fully revised for the new edition. This book was a response to the many space industry job seekers along with high school and college students interested in a possible space career but without any resources to help guide them & navigate the expanding field of opportunities. The specific target market for the book is high school through those already in the industry wanting to change jobs or needing to move on from their current job to something else. The book contains key sections including how to interview, development of your resume, and more (see the website for details). Leaders from with in the industry offer guidance and wisdom and Scott referenced some of the contributors. The book also outlines scholarship opportunities and more. Several listeners emailed our guests with questions such as wanting to know if the book was designed to attract someone to the industry not already interested in space. Another listener wanted to know if global job opportunities were highlighted or if the book was only applicable for the United States. Our guests talked about making the book available to university resource centers and others in a position to guide and counsel students. Later, I asked Scott to compare and contrast the differences in the industry from 1998 when the book first appeared to today, 2015. This is an interesting compare and contrast discussion with our guests so don't miss it. In addition, our guests talked about why space businesses fail, then Helen wanted to know about gender differences in the industry from 1998 to today. You might be surprised by the answer to this question. We were going to take a break but I took a call instead from Dr. Bryan Laubscher. Bryan wanted to know more about why many new and young space companies fail. He specifically asked what one should look for, the telling signs. Scott and Leonard offered several pointers for Bryan and listeners to consider, then I chimed in regarding planning based on having interviewed many Space Show guests wanting to do something with the ISS and not having a Plan B for when the ISS is retired. Bryan then focused his questioning on the importance of high strength materials. I strongly recommend you listen to this discussion ... Please read the rest of the summary at www.thespaceshow.com
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:23:57 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 11-8-15 (57.57MB; download) -- Guest: Open Lines. Topics: We discussed multiple aerospace industry topics along with the possible impact of raising interest rates on NASA and the industry. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our 1 hour 55 minute Open Lines discussion. I started off the first segment with suggested show discussion topics, then John from Ft. Worth was our first caller to discuss the Don Nelson recent show and his idea for a fleet of modern private and commercial space shuttle freighters. John had some interesting things to say about this idea as well as potential market issues given Don wants his freighters to be privately built and operated. During the call with John, we talked about the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and what that may mean for the space industry as well as other segments of our economy. Though the NASA part of the budget is small, it is visible and it could be adversely impacted by a rise in interest rates as more money will have to go to paying the interest on our national debt. Our next caller was Jeff from Tucson. Jeff pointed out large aerospace industry trends and addressed the recent NASA delay in commercial cargo awards though they told Boeing they were no longer under consideration with the CST100. Jeff also spoke about other projects with SpaceX, Orbital ATK, ULA and Aerojet Rocketdyne. He spent a good portion of his discussion time talking about problems facing Aerojet Rocketdyne, possible merger solutions and parts of the business which it may need to let go as compared to pursue and continue developing. In the second segment, Tim called in with questions about Maven and the recent announcement regarding the Martian atmosphere. Doug was our next caller. Doug is planning a debate at the upcoming ISDC meeting next year on cislunar plans starring himself with his plan and John Strickland with his plan. Doug talked about the differences between his position and John's, wanted to our thoughts on adding more people to the debate with their cislunar ideas, then I asked Doug what his expected outcome was for doing this. Don't miss what he said about his expectations. I told him I would be glad to do a Space Show debate with John and him as a "warmup" to the ISDC event. I hope that happens. Doug concluded his call saying he still hoped to call The Space Show while riding and trying to eat on the Gravitron at his local theme park while spinning at 24 rpms. If he manages to this, it should be an interesting call. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:54:09 UTC
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