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The Space Show

The Space Show
The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce, space tourism,space exploration and space development. The Space Show is committed to facilitating our becoming a space-faring nation and society with a growing and self-sustaining space-faring economy.  The Space Show also focuses on other related subjects of interest to us all.

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Created by: David Livingston
Created on: 12 May 2005
Language: English


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Add this to another station Eric Berger, Monday, 10-17-16 (12.14MB; download) -- We welcomed back Eric Berger, senior space editor at Ars Technica. During our 108 minute discussion without a break, we discussed the elon Musk talk about his Mars plan given several weeks ago in Mexico. Our discussion was comprehensive with many listener emails and calls. Among the issues talked about were legal concerns stemming from provisions of the Outer Space Treaty, obtaining the needed launch licenses, potential NASA participation, funding, public-private partnership probabilities and much more. Other topics discussed included the possible space positions of our two main presidential candidates, the future for NASA JSC, congress and NASA politics regarding approving missions, SLS & Orion, commercial heavy lift rockets, the future of the ISS, the pending Trump visit to KSC, commercial crew, the water recovery planned for the Dragon, Blue Origin progress, and more. Read the full review of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:39:17 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Doug Plata, Sunday, 10-16-16 (14.90MB; download) -- Welcome to this 2 hour 10 minute program featuring Dr. Doug Plata. For this program, Doug shared is experiences lobbying members of congress for his lunar cots and cislunar development ideas. Doug was in Washington, DC for the Mars Society Conference but took time off to meet with a few members of the House. He described his experience, the reception he got, the level of interest staffers expressed over his space development ideas and more. We particularly focused on his experience with the staffer on Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office. This led to a lengthy discussion with listeners as well, on the program of record and how congress sees economic efficiency as compared to Doug and other space advocates. SLS was the subject of this discussion. Later in the program Doug talked about his talks and demonstration at both the Mars Society Conference and AIAA Space 2016. Other comments dealt with Musk and the Mars plans, the NASA Mars Plan which he said was the program of record and returning to the Moon. Read the full summary for this program on The Space Show website for this date, Oct. 16, 2016. www.thespaceshow.com.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:22:05 UTC
Add this to another station Gary Hudson, Friday, 10-14-16 (6.91MB; download) -- We welcomed back Gary Hudson of The Space Studies Institute to discuss their exotic propulsion initiative and their recent exotic propulsion workshop. Gary discussed Dr. Woodward's Mach Thruster work, Eagleworks Lab and their work on EmDrive (limited discussion as information from this lab is boycotted until the paper is published in December 2016), plus other forms of propsulion. We also talked about space settlement and why the SSI supports O'Neil like orbiting colonies rather than a settlement on a planet with a gravity well. Gary provided us with his opinions on the Musk Mars plans and the giant rocket, the Interplanetary Transport System. He said the acoustic signature for such a large rocket would be extremely challenging to handle. Read the full review of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Oct. 14, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:07:31 UTC
Add this to another station Doug Messier, Monday, 10-10-16 (12.34MB; download) -- We welcomes Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc back to the show for a discussion of multiple space news stories. During our 1 hour 47 minute program, we focused on the Falcon 9 accident investigation, Elon Musk and his Mars plans, Additional toics included, the NASA Mars roadmap, developing cislunar space and the Moon, timelines, the UN buying rides on Dream Chaser, SpaceX Dragon, Sea Launch, Blue Origin update, Virgin Galactic updates, and the quality of the potential space tourism market. Doug talked about Stratolaunch, Masten Space Systems, plus he was asked for the biggest and most important stories of the year. Before the program ended, we talked about Swiss Space and Reaction Engines in the UK. Firefly problems were the last topic of the day.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:21:09 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. John Hunter, Sunday, 10-9-16 (12.52MB; download) -- Welcome to this 109 minute discussion with returning guest Dr. John Hunter. We talked about John's new plan to launch fuel & cargo to LEO via a hydrogen launching gun. John described the technology, the types of cargo and fuel that his group can launch, the time iine, and the applicability of these launches to expanding space exploration and commercial development. Please read the entire show summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program this date, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:22:22 UTC
Add this to another station Elliot Pulham, Friday, 10-7-16 (9.76MB; download) -- Welcome to our 85 minute discussion with Elliot Pulham, Executive Director of The Space Foundation. We discussed a variety of topics including the FAA approving of the Moon Express lunar license, Virgin Galactic flight testing, the Outer Space Treaty and related commercial space topics. In addition, since or guest had just returned from China, we discussed the Chinese space program. In the second half of the program, we discussed the Elon Musk Mars plans as our guest was in Mexico, heard the talk and shared his thoughts with us. For the rest of this summary, please read the full review at www.thespaceshow.com for this show this date, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:42:31 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 10-5-16 (2.29MB; download) -- Welcome to Hotel Mars for a discussion with Dr. Ashwin Vasavada of JPL regarding updates with the Mars Curiosity rover. During this double segment Hotel Mars program, we talked about rover contamination and planetary protection issues, Martian geology and in some ways comparing it to Earth geology, water streaks on Mars and much more. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this show on this date, Oct. 5, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:36:56 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Alice Gorman, Tuesday, 10-4-16 (10.94MB; download) -- We welcomed back Dr. Alice Gorman to update us on space archaeology issues and the field. Our guest talked about the archaeology of space debris (junk), the possibility of solar system digs and excavations, archaeological mission planning team members, designing archaeological rovers, Mars, the Moon, Venus and more. We also talked about Native American rock drawings and solar system cave drawings. Make sure you read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Oct. 4, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:54:03 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Jeff Bell, Monday, 10-3-16 (14.16MB; download) -- Welcome to hour 2 hour 3 minute program without a break with Dr. Jeff Bell. Jeff was very critical of Elon Musk and his plans to go to Mars. The entire program was about why Jeff was not supportive of the plan. Jeff talked about the Soviet N! rocket efforts, the Saturn 5, the overall Musk Mars vision, humans to Mars in general, economics, faults with the reasons given for going to Mars and much more. Listeners asked him many questions and a few were extremely critical of what he was saying. One in particular ended calling him names and attacking him through emails. Jeff also talked about human factors and life support issues, including problems related to gravity. When asked if he at least thought the Mars vision and plans were inspiring, he went after that notion as well. Read the full summary of this program at 222.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:43:21 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Sunday, 12-2-16 (16.00MB; download) -- Welcome to our two hour 19 minute Open Lines program. We started out talking about the Elon Musk Mars talk in Mexico. Our first caller was present at the speech and he shared his first hand experiences and thoughts with us. Mr. Musk has certainly inspired him to work in the aerospace industry even in his home country of Bulgaria. Many others called to talk about the Musk Mars talk. Doug brought up the retirement market again and that was the subject of much of the show and humor. Other topics includes a discussion of the Washington Post article about possible sabotage regarding the recent Falcon 9 explosion. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program this date, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:16:29 UTC
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