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

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


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Add this to another station Open Lines, 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
Add this to another station Dylan Taylor, Friday, 12-16-16 (10.95MB; download) -- We welcomed Dylan Taylor to the program to discuss financial and economic aspects of commercial space projects and investments. During our 95 minute program, we discussed venture capital, angel financing, capital acquisition and the life cycle of capital. In addition, we talked about IPs, the differences in goals and objectives between the angel and the VC team. Other topics included rising interest rates and a possible impact on space financing, entrepreneurship, business and team skills needed to secure project financing and much more. Our entire financial and economic discussion was focused on commercial space. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this show on this date, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 17 Dec 2016 16:15:19 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-14-16 (10.01MB; download) -- Guests: John Batchelor, Keri Kukral, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Raw Science Film Festival, space, science fiction and STEAM films. 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 Keri Kukral for a single segment Hotel Mars program to talk about the Raw Science Film Festival. John asked Keri about her interest in science fiction and science. He also asked about two film trailers which he saw on the Raw Science Film website, www.rawscience.tv. The two trailers were for the films Seat 25 and Passage To Mars. You can see these trailers at www.rawscience.tv/raw-science-film-festival-2016-submit-films-buy-tickets. Since I was at the film festival and saw both films, I will talk about them on the next Space Show OL program set for Tuesday evening, Dec. 27. Both were outstanding. I asked Keri about the film festival becoming part of the Academy Awards network. She said two more years were required, then their film winners could be entered into the Short and Animation categories and maybe some other categories. We also talked about the speakers at this year's award ceremony. You can see the list of top speakers at the same Raw Science URL per above. Keri said that it will be possible to see the films starting next week with instructions on the Raw Science website. For those interested in submitting films to the Raw Science Festival, you can get contact information off their website plus Keri gave out her email address for direct contact to her. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email Mr. Batchelor or Keri Kukral through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com or the information provided by Keri during our discussion.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:33:53 UTC
Add this to another station Nancy Atkinson, Tuesday, 12-13-16 (11.25MB; download) -- We welcomed Nancy Atkinson back to the show to discuss her new book, "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." During our 98 minute program, Nancy told us how she was commissioned by the publisher to write this book, then how she selected the ten robotic planetary missions to include in the book. In doing her research, she traveled to the key people involved with each mission for interviews. The missions included in the book were New Horizons, Curiosity, Hubble, Dawn, Kepler, Cassini-Huygens, The Solar Dynamics Observatory, MRO, and LRO> Nancy included a chapter about missions being planned and concluded the book with and Epilogue: Why Explore Space. While talking about these missions, our guest relayed to us many of the behind the scenes stories she was told by those in charge of the missions. This is a book you will certainly want to get for your family and you and as a gift. Read the full summary of this show at www.thespaceshow.com for this program this date, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:47:31 UTC
Add this to another station Davide Sivolella, Monday, 12-12-16 (12.77MB; download) -- The Space Show welcomed Davide Sivolella to discuss his terrific book, "To Orbit and Back Again: How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space." I was assisted with the interview by Dr. John Jurist. During our 1 hour 51 minute program, Davide took us through the Space Shuttle systems using detail, seldom known or discussed facts and more as his nearly 500 page book, which took two years to write, is the best ever and most complete operating manual for the shuttle. Even shuttle astronauts say they wish they had this book when flying the shuttle as it was better than other manual or guide they have. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:27:26 UTC
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