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The Space Show

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

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


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Add this to another station Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Sunday, 1-8-17 (11.27MB; download) -- We welcomed back to the show Dr. Rachel Armstrong to discuss both her new book, "Star Ark: Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship," plus the development of an interstellar culture to help us prepare for the eventuality of interstellar spaceflight. Lots of topics came up ranging from technology to culture, to finance and economics and much more. Our discussion was thorough and engaging. Please read the entire summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:54:21 UTC
Add this to another station Amir Blachman, Friday, 1-6-17 (9.86MB; download) -- Welcome to our nearly 90 minute discussion with Amir Blachman of Axiom Space (www.axiomspace.com). Axiom is developing a private commercial space station along with preliminary modules for the ISS until it is retired. During our discussion, we talked about markets, finances, economics, and customers for a potential commercial space station. We also talked about the customer base being a combination of governments, public players and private sector companies. Private space station manufacturing and technology were big topics as were future realistic trends. In addition, private space station in locations other than LEO were talked about but our guest was clear about starting with cislunar space. Don't miss his explanation for this. I urge you to read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program for this date, Friday, January 6, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 07 Jan 2017 15:39:09 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. Nick Kanas, Tuesday, 1-3-17 (13.16MB; download) -- Welcome to our first program for 2017. We welcomed Dr. Nick Kanas to the program to discuss his book, "Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles." During our 115 minute program, Dr. Kanas talked about his human spaceflight research and work starting in 1969 and the early 70's. We talked about various psychological space hurdles such as displacement, orbital and lunar stressors and probable stressors for Mars. We also talked about medical human factor issues, especially microgravity and radiation. HSF simulations and testing were discussed in the context of a cost benefit analysis for all aspects of the mission. We also talked about crew selection and compatibility issues and much more. This is a discussion you won't want to miss. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:58:49 UTC
Add this to another station Tom Olson, Friday, 12-30-16 (14.43MB; download) -- We welcomed Tom Olson back to the show for his annual space year and review for 2016. During our 2 hour six minute program, Tom summarized key events in the space industry covering commercial space, private space organizations, planetary science, government space, policy, the new incoming Trump administration and space, returning to the Moon, Mars, and more. He also talked about the space business plan competition, and his new position as Director of Business Develolpment for Avealto, LTD which is based in the UK and will soon provide High Altitude Platforms for internet and mobile services to under served areas around the world in partnership with JP Aerospace. Tom talked about space industry winners for 2016 the challenges and setbacks. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this year in review program on this date, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:02:37 UTC
Add this to another station Open Lines, Tuesday, 12-27-16 (17.54MB; download) -- Welcome to our final Open Lines program for 2016. We covered a variety of topics with many different callers during this 2 hour 33 minute program. We addressed issues pertaining to national security space, the Russian-Chinese treaty to ban weapons in space, deep space mining potentials, SLS, Falcon Heavy and other rockets, space solar power, entrepreneurship, visionary teams, and even a plan to have a new international organization to set goals for space settlement which people funded on a global basis. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for details and websites that were provided in support of listener phone calls and news items. The program will be listed on The Space Show website for this date, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:37:57 UTC
Add this to another station Chris Stone, Friday, 12-23-16 (10.83MB; download) -- We welcomed Chris Stone back to The Space Show to discuss our national security space policy for 2016 with possibilities for what it may be like in the Trump administration. Chris started the discussion by commenting on a recent CNN documentary on national security space issues. We spent a significant time during the first segment talking about the issues presented in the CNN special. During the balance of the show, we talked about policy and overlaps with commercial and civil space, likely policy differences with the Obama administration and how the Trump team may view similar issues. We also talked out differing position and the recent report by the Atlantic Council. Other topics included cyber security issues, Russia, China, and other actors. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Friday, Dec. 23,2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:46:44 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-21-16 (2.31MB; download) -- John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Haym Benaroya for this double segment Hotel Mars program focused on the possibility that the Trump Administration will foster a boom in efforts to return to the Moon. We talked about possible new additions to the Trump Transition Landing Team for space. The possible new additions are strong for commercial space and lunar activities. Dr. Benaroya was asked about habitats on the Moon, commercial opportunities, public private partnerships for financing lunar projects and what a Moon colony might look like. Also mentioned were the Chinese lunar interests and the plans discussed by Russia with Boeing for lunar orbiting space stations. Read the full summary for this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:08:12 UTC
Add this to another station Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Tuesday, 12-20-16 (13.87MB; download) -- We welcomed Bob Zimmerman back to the show for this 2016 year in review. During our 2 hour 1 minute program, Bob talked about the Trump transition team members for space, a probable Trump space policy that may see the shutting down of SLS and Orion, return to flight and delays for SpaceX plus comments on commercial space in general, public private partnerships, international participation, the Outer Space Treat, commercial vendors selling goods and services to the government (NASA) and more. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:20:44 UTC
Add this to another station Frank White, Monday, 12-19-16 (10.12MB; download) -- Welcome to this 89 minute program with Frank White in which he talked about extending The Overview Effect to Mars for the Mars Overview Effect. We discussed this idea in detail, what it might mean for eventual Martians as well as for those of us still on Earth. We also talked about Martians experiencing a solar system Overview Effect and much more. Read the full summary of this program on wwww.thespaceshow.com for this date, Dec. 19, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:34:11 UTC
Add this to another station Michael Listner, Sunday, 12-18-16 (14.68MB; download) -- We welcomed Michael Listner back to the show to review 2016 domestic and international space policy and law changes and additions to these two disciplines. During the first segment of ur 2 hour 8 minute discussion, we focused on domestic space policy and law issues. In the second segment, we mostly focused on international space policy, law, and the creation of space agencies or policies by multiple international players. Michael continued to field questions about our domestic space policy. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this show on this date, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:32:51 UTC
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