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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 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
Add this to another station Casey Dreier, Friday,l 9-30-16 (11.08MB; download) -- We welcomed Casey Dreier to the program to discuss the latest news about water plumes on Europa and the upcoming Europa Clipper Mission. Casey talked about the significance of the water plumes, how it might facilitate the search for some sort of biological life on Europa and much more. We also talked about competing NASA missions with Europa and Mars. Our guest also described the upcoming Europa mission in some detail, including some of the history behind it. Politics played a big role and still does in the Europa mission. Read the full summary at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Sept. 30, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:36:13 UTC
Add this to another station The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 9-28-16 (2.10MB; download) -- John Batchelor and I welcomed Casey Dreier of The Planetary Society for a double segment to discuss the NASA Europa announcement about water plumes on Europa. We also discussed the upcoming Europa Clipper Mission. Please read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:53:58 UTC
Add this to another station Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Tuesday, 9-27-16 (13.61MB; download) -- We welcomed back Bob Zimmerman for this 118 minute show. During the first segment, we mostly talked about the Elon Musk Mars talk which he gave earlier today from Mexico. Bob offered his detailed comments and perspetives regarding the Musk plan for going to Mars. Listeners called to talk to Bob about contents of the talk and to share their own take with it. During the second part of the program we talked about Sea Launch possibly being sold to a Russian aviation magnate, Rocket Lab in New Zealand with their Electron rocket, Blue Origin, planetary missions and the Europa announcement by NASA. Bob also talked about the investigation underway regarding the SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion from a few weeks ago. Read the full summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:34:16 UTC
Add this to another station Michael Listner, Monday, 9-26-16 (11.61MB; download) -- We welcomed back Michael Listner to update us on space law and policy issues. Some of the topics discussed included the presidential campaigns and space policy, space settlement, the Law of the Sea Treaty and Moon Treaty in the context of China and their behavior in the South China Sea. We also talked about new space policies in the UAE, New Zealand, Denmark, plus spaceport activity in Georgia and Alabama. Michael talked about Virgin Galactic and their new license. Near the end of the program, we got an update on the RD 180 engine issue. Read the full summary on www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Monday, Sept. 26,2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:31:17 UTC
Add this to another station Dr. John Brandenburg, Sunday, 9-25-16 (15.81MB; download) -- Welcome to our 2 hour 18 minute detailed discussion with Dr. John Brandenburg. For the first half of the program, we talked about John's Space 2016 presentations on his GEM Unification Theory and his theory about past very large nuclear explosions on Mars. During the second part of the show, we focused on hybrid fission-fusion reactors. Please read the fully summary of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
Selected by: David Livingston [ stations ], Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:15:11 UTC
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