Bruce Pittman, Monday, 12-16-13 December 16, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " SpaceX, BLEO, Bloom Box by Bloom Energy, closed loop life support, commercial space, Cots, cubesats, Dr. Bruce Pittman, Falcon Heavy, FAR, fusion, Google Solve For X, government oversight, heavy lift launch vehicles, ISDC 2014, ISS, LENR, Mars, NanoSats, NASA Advisory Council, Orbital, paradigm shifts, Planetary Sustainability Initiative, public private partnerships, public/private partnerships, reusability., Space Act Agreement, SpaceX Raptor Methane engine, suborbital, Sustainable Silicon Valley
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Bruce Pittman, Monday, 12-16-13
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Guest: Bruce Pittman. Topics: Commercial space, new technologies, emerging space industries. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed back to the show Bruce Pittman for a 1 hour 23 minute far ranging discussion on commercial space and related topics. We started our first segment with the Planetary Sustainability Initiative. More about this is available on the Sustainable Silicon Valley website, www.sustainablesv.org/ssv2013/index.php. Bruce shared with us stories from the recent conference, including the fact that California Governor Jerry Brown attended and was involved in the discussions. From this program, we talked about new technologies that could benefit life support for deep space missions including Mars as well as space technologies that could be used here on Earth. Another example cited was the Bloom Box by Bloom Energy (www.bloomenergy.com). Bruce also mentioned the SpaceX Raptor engine designed to use methane for BLEO missions. In talking about 2013 commercial space, Bruce cited the successful end to the COTS program and we talked about emerging business opportunities on the ISS. He also mentioned a change toward commercial space investments in the attitude of VC types in Silicon Valley. In addition, he mentioned the blossoming cubesat and nanosat industry. The Moon came up, especially in light of the recent Chinese lunar robotic lander and Bruce talked about the developing lunar and commercial space private ventures underway in the U.S. now. Next, our guest was asked about public/private partnerships and here we had quite the discussion, especially with regards to some saying more government oversight was needed for commercial ventures. Dave called in to continue the public private partnership discussion in light of the NASA Advisory Council and consideration toward applying such partnerships to heavy lift vehicles. Bruce brought up the potential game changing technology for launch vehicle reusability.
In our second segment, our guest talked about the excitement ahead for 2014 given the advances with the suborbital companies, the potential start of space tourism, and more. We talked about the Google Solve For X program focusing on fusion energy. Bruce mentioned advances with LENR. Doug called to talk about the Space Act Agreement and budgeting issues for space and the private companies. We concluded our discussion with a preview glance at the 2014 ISDC Conference to be held in Los Angeles in May. The last listener question dealt with Mars One and Inspiration Mars. Bruce offered a few comments on both program.
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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 6-19-13 June 20, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : John Batchelor, BLEO, Delta 4, ESA, heavy lift, Inspiration Mars, ISS, John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Larry Price, Lockheed Martin, Orion bulkhead cracks, Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle, Orion reusability, Service Module, SLS, water landing
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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 6-19-13
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Guests: John Batchelor, Larry Price, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Commercial space industry growth & investment potential. 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. 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. In addition, For those of you interested in the opportunity to submit feedback on the NRC congressionally mandated Human Spaceflight Study, please go to www.nationalacademies.org/humanspaceflight.
During our 11 minute plus discussion with Larry Price & John Batchelor, we discussed the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle for human spaceflight BLE. Some of the issues and topics talked about included crew capability and size, its possible use for Tito’s Inspiration Mars flyby mission, the need for SLS, coming tests for Orion, its planned operational timeline and why it was designed to land in the ocean rather than on land. We talked about the international participation with Orion regarding the role of ESA in developing the Orion Service Module. We also talked about reusability and the fact that it would probably be used for ten missions each. Orion is being designed to be active in our space program for 30-40 years. There is much more about Orion awaiting you in this Hotel Mars segment.
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Jim Muncy, Sunday, 1-20-13 January 21, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: 2013 Congress, Atlas 5, Bigelow Aerospace, BLEO, Boeing CST 100, budget cuts, Cis Lunar Gateway, Commercial Crew, commercial launch indemnification, commercial space, Falcon Heavy, FY 13 NASA budget, human spaceflight, ISS, ITAR, James Webb Space Telescope, Jim Muncy, NASA, New Mexico spaceport liability issues, Orion, PoliSpace, sequestration, SLS, space advocacy, space race, Spaceport America, tort reform, U.S. space policy, Virgin Galactic, weather satellites
Jim Muncy, Sunday, 1-20-13
Guest: Jim Muncy. Topics: Comprehensive space policy & commercial space discussion. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed Jim Muncy back to the show for this comprehensive space policy and commercial space two hour plus discussion. While many topics overlapped both segments and we went back and forth on several topics, this summary will be a two part summary. Jim started the discussion with a look at new space legislation kicking off the year. After a short summary of several items and their impact on commercial space, we talked about the makeup of the new Congress and how it might view civil and commercial space. Jim then started addressing specific projects including Orion and its expansion to include ESA, SLS, the Boeing CST100, Atlas 5, and more. A listener asked about the Space Settlement Act and the Space Foundation Pioneering White Paper. We then turned our attention to Cis-lunar space as a commercial gateway and Jim mentioned new commercial opportunities such as Golden Spike. We also talked about the recent study on NASA by the National Academies. Other topics included the need to do exploration, to take risks and NASA acting more like the old NACA with aviation. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was brought up by a caller and we started talking about large program expenses as compared to smaller, less costly, & more frequent programs that fly much more often. In response to another listener, Jim said SLS was not in competition for funds with commercial crew as one was near term & the other long term. Falcon Heavy was brought up, especially as an alternative to SLS.
In our second segment, Jim was asked about how best to influence congress. Later on, Jim was asked to comment on the liability indemnification issue surrounding Spaceport America & Virgin Galactic. Our domestic economic situation came up many times in both segments but in this segment, it was applied to problems with our weather satellite system & infrastructure needs as opposed to flying missions. This included mention of the Hurricane Sandy relief package just passed by Congress. Other issues talked about included the aerospace skilled workforce, parochial congressional interests, the NASA bureaucracy, & the role of space advocacy.
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Space Show Webinar with Dan Adamo, Dr. John Jurist, Sunday, 11-25-12 November 24, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: antipode, BLEO, boiloff, capture, commercial space, cryogenic fuel transfer, Dan Adamo, Dr. John Jurist, EML1, EML2, Falcon Heavy, Flexible Path, flight trajectory analysis, HALO orbit, heavy lift, human spaceflight, INSITU Resource Utilization, Lagrange points, Lunar farside, lunar flyby, lunar space elevator., lunar water, Mars, Moon, Neo, orbital planning and analysis., Orion, payloads to LEO, Propellant Depots, SLS, Stepping Stones, Trans-lunar insertion
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Space Show Webinar with Dan Adamo, Dr. John Jurist, Sunday, 11-25-12
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