The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 4-4-12 April 5, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : John Batchelor, Beyond Low Earth Orbit, birthing as compared to docking, commercial space, Congress, Dragon ISS, entrepreneurial space, Falcon 9. , Falcon Heavy, Gwynne Shotwell, heavy lift, Hotel Mars, Mars, NASA, Space X, Stratolaunch, The John Batchelor Show
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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 4-4-12
John Batchelor, Gwynne Shotwell of Space X, DrSpace
Guests: John Batchelor, Gwynne Shotwell, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Space X, the upcoming Falcon 9 launch & Dragon birthing with ISS and more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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. 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. The topics in this 20 minute plus two part segment focused on the upcoming Space X Falcon 9 launch with the Dragon to the ISS, the birthing process (not docking), and what it means for the company and the country to have a successful private and entrepreneurial launch company open up the space markets and processes for more participation. In the second segment after the break, we talked about Falcon Heavy, Stratolaunch, and Space X plans for a future with Mars. If you have comments/questions for either John Batchelor or Gwynne Shotwell, send them to me and I will forward them to you.
Henry Vanderbilt, Thursday, 3-22-12 March 23, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " space politics, Beyond Low Earth Orbit, commercial space, FAA AST, Google Lunar X-Prize, Henry Vanderbilt, IPO, ISS, low cost space access, Mars, Moon, NASA budget, NASA Chief Technology Office, orbital fuel depots, Orion, Space Access Society, space advocacy, space entrepreneurs, Space Launch System, space policy, space tourism, suborbital research
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Henry Vanderbilt, Thursday, 3-22-12
Guest: Henry Vanderbilt. Topics: Space Access Society Conference, Phoenix, ArizonaApril 12-14, 2012. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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 welcomed back Henry Vanderbilt to the program to discuss the upcoming Space Access Society Conference, April 12-14, 2012 to be held at the Grace Inn in Phoenix, Arizona. For the conference agenda, registration and full hotel information, visit www.space-access.org. During the first part of our initial segment, Henry provided us with an historical overview of not only the development and evolution of the Space Access Society meetings and conference, but also his own personal work in the space arena leading up to his excellent space activism of today which focuses on the space transportation issue. This is a comprehensive look at activities that have brought space exploration and development to today since about 1986. While Henry has been a frequent Space Show guest, this is perhaps the most detailed look we have had from him regarding his space evolution and the rise in importance of the Space Access Society (SAS). Later in this nearly hour long segment and until our break, Henry highlighted many of the speakers that will be at the conference. You can see the full list and the three day agenda at www.space-access.org/updates/sa12info.html.
In our second segment, we talked about more of the speakers but mainly focused on those that would address policy and budget issues as not all of the SAS speakers are on the business/entrepreneurial side of space development. Some of the highlights included the NASA Chief Technology Office, ULA, policies for going beyond LEO, and advocacy on issues supported by SAS. As part of this discussion, we talked about SLS, ISS, Space X, depots, and budgetary pressures on NASA and key members of congress.
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Jay Barbree, Monday, 3-5-12 March 5, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Neil Armstrong, "Moonshot, : Jay Barbree, Alan Shepherd, Atticon Crater, Beyond Low Earth Orbit, Columbia, Dr. Mike Griffin, Dragon, Falcon 9. , Figure 8 orbit to the Moon, Freedom 7, ISS lunar vehicle, John Glenn, liquid rocket motors, Mercury 7 Astronauts, NASA Chimp astronauts, NBC Space Correspondent, nuclear rocket engine, Orion, PETA, presidential candidates & space, solid rocket boosters, Space Launch System (SLS)., space policy, space radiation risk, Space Shuttle, space tourists, Space X
Jay Barbree, Monday, 3-5-12
Guest: Jay Barbree. Topics: Overview of the space program today, SLS, presidential politics and NASA. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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 welcomed NBC veteran space reporter Jay Barbree back to The Space Show for a conversation that focused on our best options for today’s space program. Our discussion was one hour forty minutes without a break. We started out discussing Jay’s thoughts when he reported on the last shuttle flight given he had reported on every shuttle flight ever made. He also told us he had updated and reissued his best selling book “Moonshot” which he co-authored with Alan Shepherd and Deke Slayton. Remember, if you buy it from Amazon with this specific URL, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show: www.amazon.com/Moon-Shot-Alan-Shepard/dp/1453211977/ref=onegiantlea20. Other topics discussed included a comparison of the original astronauts to astronauts today and the need to return to the Moon. In fact, Jay told us about ideas being discussed to use the ISS to do a figure 8 loop to and from the Moon rather than crashing it into the ocean at the end of its life. To do this, he said nuclear propulsion was needed and this led him to discuss the overall need for the nuclear rocket, especially for going to Mars. A listener asked him if he favored a one way trip to Mars and he said yes. Don’t miss his complete answer. Next, we started talking about the Space Launch System which ended up as the main discussion topic for the balance of the program. Jay strongly supports SLS and is concerned that it might be cancelled. We talked about what the Obama administration would likely be doing with space and then he talked about his conversations with the Republican candidates and his impressions of each one and their interest in space. He talked at length about Newt’s Florida primary comments and returning to the Moon in general. He also talked about the need for space settlement given the vulnerability of Earth. Later, a listener asked Jay if he was familiar with the accusations being made against NASA for how they dealt with the chimps in the early space program and their idea to get KSC to donate space for a chimp museum documenting abuse during their NASA days and dedicating to stopping lab research. Jay was not familiar with the story but listener Tim found the story on the PETA website: http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/02/29/peta-to-launch-memorial-at-space-center.aspx. Jay talked more about the SLS but also about Falcon 9, Dragon, the Boeing CTS 100, and the Atlas 5. He expressed his concerns many times that the politicians might actually mess up NASA and our future, specifically by cancelling SLS, Orion, or both. At the end, he told us about his MSNBC.com series “Getting to Mars” which is already underway. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above.