Sarah Cruddas, Friday, 5-3-13 May 4, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: astronomy clubs, British Interplanetary Society, China space program, commercial space, commercial space travel, ESA, Google Lunar XPrize, Inspiration Mars, Isle of Man, ISS, Kepler Space Telescope, Mars one, Sarah Cruddas, science journalism, Skylon, space leadership, Space Shuttle program, space tourism, spinoff technology, Surrey Satellite Technology, UK & European space media, UK Space Agency, UK space economy, UK space entrepreneurism, UK STEM education, Virgin Galactic, Yuri's Night
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Sarah Cruddas, Friday, 5-3-13
Guest: Sarah Cruddas. Topics: UK space development, interests, commerce, and journalism, space tourism, China, space policy. 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 Sarah Cruddas to the program to discuss space development and policy from the British perspective. Please visit her website, http://sarahcruddas.com for more information. During the first part of our 90 minute discussion, we talked about space policy, science, and commerce from a British perspective. Listeners asked many questions about the UK perspective on space mining via Planetary Resources, commercial satellites & Surrey Satellite Technology, plus NASA projects like the Kepler Space Telescope and the search for exoplanets. We talked with Sarah about commercial space travel/space tourism with Virgin Galactic, especially since Sir Richard Branson is British. Sarah was asked about UK entrepreneurial space ventures and the Isle of Man. Sarah also covered the last space shuttle flight at KSC. She told us it was a very emotional experience. We also talked about the British perspective on both the ISS & the Hubble Space Telescope. Listeners asked our guest about space programs, interests, and policies in Germany, France, and ESA. She told us that the UK participation in ESA was smaller than that of other countries so their space programs are less ESA-centric. Sarah was asked about HSF to Mars including Mars One and the Inspiration Mars flyby mission. Doug called in to ask about Skylon & I talked about the early space history with the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and space planes. Returning to the topic of space tourism, she said it was too expensive for most people in the UK but there were some who have signed up and are interested in the adventure. We talked about STEM education in the UK & and compared STEM issues there to here in the States.
In our second segment, we talked about space debris or space junk. We then talked economics and UK, European, and global budget issues. Sarah made the case for the importance of continuing to invest in space and science despite these problems. Don’t miss what she had to say about space, our future, and economics. We also talked about space media and journalism in the UK & the need for the West to be in the lead in commercial space development. We spent a good part of this segment talking about the Chinese space program, plus India’s program. Other topics included N. Korean rocket launches, the Google Lunar XPrize, Yuri’s Night in the UK, and even ET’s! I asked about the popularity of astronomy& telescope clubs in her area, and the popularity of the ISS. Toward the end of our discussion, I asked our guest for a ten year perspective on space. Don’t miss Sarah’s future vision which included mining, space tourism, space junk resolution, and the growth of the Chinese space program. She talked about returning humans to the Moon – with China. She also said that people see space leadership and progress being made but that it was more likely to come from the Chinese than with we Americans.
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Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 2-12-13 February 13, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: AIAA, business incubator, business track record, California Space Day, cubesats, Dr. Sean Casey, Google Lunar XPrize, hockey stick ROI performance, ISS, NASA, NASA Flight Opportunities Program, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Space Center, SmallSat., space angel investing, space entrepreneurism, space medicine, space startups, space venture capital, Stanford University, suborbital tourism
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Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 2-12-13
Guest: Dr. Sean Casey. Topics: Space Entrepreneurism, Silicon Valley, space startups, Silicon Valley Space Center events, programs, & objectives. 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 back Dr. Sean Casey, co-founder of the Silicon Valley Space Center business accelerator (http://svsc.org). You can “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Silicon-Valley-Space-Center/139916589409748. The SVSC can also be found on LinkedIn. While hour 2 hour 40 minute program was in two segments, this summary will be in one part as our themes and topics went back and forth in the same area throughout the discussion. Dr. Casey started with a summary of 2012 activities and events for the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC). During our discussion, Dr. Casey talked about, mentioned, and listed many space entrepreneurial startups and businesses, far to many to list or mention individually. He also outlined coming events for the SVSC which are available to the public and will be online for those unable to attend in person. Responding to listener questions, he cited company example after example of space startups and we even talked about Northern California, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley being the center of this effort. Upon listeners questioning him on the subject, Sean suggested additional startup space efforts in other parts of the company. While Silicon Valley does not have a lock on this new industrial development, as you will hear, startups and space entrepreneurism are developing in centers across the country. We also talked about venture capitalist ROI expectations over five years coming in around 30%. We discussed the hockey stick graph and what this means for space entrepreneurs. Sean spent time on the SVSC website and Facebook page going through the coming 2013 events and programs. Doug called in with a question about track records for startups and investors. In his response, Dr. Casey talked about the various business incubators now in place to mentor and help space entrepreneurs, even non-profits. He suggested how you might find a reputable business incubator in your own city or area though one could probably work with one of the organizations Sean mentioned, even if you are outside California. Another issue that came up was lobbying members of congress and state representatives on space policy. Here, we talked about California and I again shared my experiences with Sacramento and California Space Day over the last six or seven years. Dr. Casey addressed the uphill battle with gaining more political support for all aspects of the space industry, especially in California. Dr. Casey provided us with one of the most comprehensive space startup and entrepreneurial programs heard on The Space Show.
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Jason Andrews, Monday, 11-5-12 November 6, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Andrews Space, CORTEX Avionics, cubesats, deployed & hosted payloads, Google Lunar XPrize, international launchers, ITAR, Jason Andrews, low cost space access, NanoSats, NewSpace, payload integration, range safety, ride sharing, secondary payloads, SENTRY Bus, SHERPA In-space tug, SmallSat Conference, Spaceflight, Star Tracker, Sustainable Lunar Colonization, U.S. launchers
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Jason Andrews, Monday, 11-5-12