Michael Listner, Tuesday, 11-27-12 November 28, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Apollo landing site preservation, Austria space law, benefit sharing, Code of Conduct, commercial space, CubeSat, delineation of outer space, EnviSat., ITAR, Law of the Sea Treaty, limited liability laws, Michael Listner, Moon Treaty, Outer Space Treaty, space debris, space law 2012, space policy, space property rights, suborbital space, TCBMs
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Dr. Erik Seedhouse, Sunday, 9-30-12 October 1, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " bioengineering, " underwater habitats, "Ocean Outpost: The Future of Humans Living Underwater, "The Abyss, ADS2000 hard suit, aquanauts, Aquarius, artificial gills, Atlantica, biochemical decompression, bone necrosis, decompression sickness, Dr. Erik Seedhouse, freediving, Law of the Sea Treaty, life support, life support recycling, liquid breathing, Mars, Moon, ocean outpost, saturation diving, scuba diving certification, space habitats, space settlement, submersibles, technical diving, vasculoid
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Dr. John Lewis, Monday, 5-28-12 May 29, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: asteroid mining, Chinese lunar program, Chinese Space Program, commercial space, Common Heritage of Mankind, Dr. John Lewis, Indian space program, ion propulsion, Konstantin Eduardovitch Tsiolkovsky, Law of the Sea Treaty, lunar mining, Planetary Resources, property rights, Return to the Moon, revenue sharing, space government regulation, space venture capital, The Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study, Tsiolkovsky Plan of Space Exploration., West Indies Company
Dr. John Lewis, Monday, 5-28-12
Guest: Dr. John Lewis. Topics: Asteroid mining, Chinese space program. 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 Dr. John Lewis to discuss asteroid mining and the Chinese space program. You can order Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets by Dr. Lewis as we talked about his book throughout our program. If you use this Amazon URL, Amazon will make a donation To The Space Show/OGLF: www.amazon.com/Mining-The-Sky-Asteroids-Planets/dp/0201328194/ref=onegiantlea20. Our first segment focused in on asteroid mining, where are today, its future, legal issues to be settled, risks, and more. Near the end of this segment, we also talked about the Law of the Sea Treaty, the common heritage of mankind and revenue sharing ideas, all of which would be detrimental to asteroid mining and expanding space commerce. Earlier Dr. Lewis referenced the Keck study, The Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study which says we can capture a certain size NEO and put it in orbit around the Moon. Dr. Lewis carefully went through the pros and cons of doing this.
In the second segment, Tim called in and continued the revenue sharing and common heritage discussion. Dr. Lewis then cited his family history dating back to 1625 coming from theNetherlands with the West Indies Company, then staying here and moving west rather than returning to theNetherlands. He drew parallels with this and potential space settlement and risk taking. Next, we talked about the Chinese space program, their space station, the upcoming taikonaut launch in June and the fact that they are actually “bending metal” in making hardware for going to the Moon, unlike the Indian program which is still largely talk. Near the end of the segment, we talked about lunar mining, the needed future vision and leadership, the need to be a multi-planet species and why. Our discussion with Dr. Lewis is full of important information so I urge you to carefully listen to this program and use the internet to follow up on many of the topics and issues he brings to our attention. For example, you might find it interesting to see the 1926 Plan of Space Exploration as developed by Tsiolkovsky (www.informatics.org/museum/tsiol.html).
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Dr. Scott Pace, Sunday, 5-27-12 May 28, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " space politics, " SpaceX, Asia as emerging space power, celestial land claims, Cis-lunar space., Commercial Crew, commercial space, common heritage, competition for commercial crew, Cots, down select commercial crew, Dr. Scott Pace, Dragon, European Code of Conduct, Falcon 9. , FAR, Global Space Exploration Conference, human spaceflight. Beyond Low Earth Orbit, ISS, Law of the Sea Treaty, NASA, NASA budget, NewSpace, property rights, public/private partnerships, Return to the Moon, rocket flight test program, SLS, Space Act Agreement, space treaties, strategic rational for human spaceflight, suborbital
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Dr. Scott Pace, Sunday, 5-27-12
Guest: Dr. Scott Pace. Topics: Space policy, COTS, HSF safety, commercial space & 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. We welcomed Dr. Scott Pace back to the program for a comprehensive discussion on a variety of topics impacting space policy, commercial space, and both our civil and entrepreneurial space communities. We started our first segment with a summary of the AIAA-IAF Global Space Exploration Conference held last week inWashington,DC. We talked about the international make-up of the conference, the focus on budget issues, commercial space, and some of the different issues of concern to Europe, Asia, and theU.S. We also talked about the impact on the Europeans of theU.S. terminating certain space program partnerships as the Europeans do four year planning and budgeting unlike theU.S. which is year to year. Our first caller was Michael Listner about the European Code of Conduct for Outer Space. This was a comprehensive and important discussion on a subject that we are sure to hear more about over time. TheU.S. may even sign on to it so I strongly suggest everyone pay attention to this issue & this discussion. We mentioned recent public comments about the Law of the Sea Treaty and looked at the potential impact of the treaty on space development should theU.S. modify or adopt a version of the treaty. Toward the end of the first segment, Jerry sent in a note asking about comments made to the Washington Post by our guest on the number of test flights that might be needed for the Falcon 9, plus the response from NASA Watch. Dr. Pace talked about HSF flight safety, rocket testing programs, and how today differs from the early days of our human spaceflight history. Risk averseness was part of our conversation.
In our second segment, we talked about the rational for human spaceflight. Dr. Pace offered a geopolitical rational for HSF rather than just a capability driven program and rational. Here we talked about Asian countries emerging as space powers and participants along with what happens when we aim for Beyond LEO (BLEO) and the need to engage the new players. You will hear Dr. Pace advocate a return to the Moon several times during our program as that is a way to engage new players, plus we need to learn certain skills all over again before going BLEO. We switched topics & talked about increasing the NASA budget & treating NASA as an investment, not an expense. Dr. Pace brought our focus to what do we get for what we spend. Don’t miss this discussion. We talked about commercial crew, down selecting as an option, and competition. Dr. Pace put these issues into the form of a cost-benefit analysis project to be examined based on the goals of the desired or stated policy. Again, don’t miss his analysis of these issues. We also talked about the FAR and the SAA, insight, oversight, accountability, and higher costs coming from the FAR. Property rights & land claims were brought up along with space settlement issues. Listener Jim inquired about using the Dragon for BLEO missions. Scott had much to say about this potential. Toward the end, we talked about theU.S. budget deficit & what we spend on NASA, then I read a letter from two 5th grade students opposing space development & I asked Dr. Pace to provide us with his reply. We concluded our discussion with Dr. Pace honing in on the need for leadership here and abroad, along with the need for a robust economy.
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Tags: : John Batchelor, Google, Guillermo Sohnlein, inner space, Law of the Sea Treaty, NASA, outer space, Sea-Space Initiative, space treaties, The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars
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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 5-16-12
Guest: Guillermo Sohnlein. Topics: The Sea-Space Initiative, synergies with the oceans and space. 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. 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. During our 11.5 minute segment, Guillermo Sohnlein joined us to talk about the first of several upcoming Sea-Space Initiative Workshops to help develop long-term strategic plans as well as near-term tactical projects that are synergistic between the oceans and space. This first workshop takes place next week at the offices of Google, Inc. in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit http://seaspaceinitiative.org. Our guest talked about both inner and outer space, he mentioned several synergistic industries, we talked about NASA’s interest in the oceans plus a host of other issues. John also asked about the Law of the Sea Treaty and the space treaties in terms of impact on sea and space future opportunities/obstacles. I will be attending the workshop and in fact am chairing the communications panel discussion. I will report on the workshop on our next open lines program.
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Rand Simberg, Tuesday, 5-15-12 May 16, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Rand Simberg, Antarctica, Arctic, English Common Law, failure, fatal accidents, government regulation, land claims, launch country liability, Law of the Sea Treaty, Liberty Launch Vehicle, Moon Treaty, NASA, off planet development, Outer Space Treaty, public relations, risk aversion, royalty interests for space, space policy, space property rights, The Final Frontier, third party injury/damage., U.S. congress, U.S. real estate law for space
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Rand Simberg, Tuesday, 5-15-12
Guest: Rand Simberg. Topics: Space Frontier property rights and risk aversion. 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 Rand Simberg to discuss his research paper on space property rights, Homesteading the Final Frontier (http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Rand%20Simberg%20-%20Homesteading%20the%20Final%20Frontier.pdf). In the second part of the program, we discussed his next project focusing on our being too risk averse. Our property rights discussion addressed many areas including land claims, the Outer Space Treaty, the Moon Treaty, English Common Law, royalty payments, commercial space development & enhancement, government regulation, marketable space real estate, both the Antarctica & Arctic models, & the Law of the Sea Treaty. Issues about launch country liability/responsibility were discussed & several listeners commented to Rand on his ideas, both for & con. I also strongly recommend you read his paper per the URL above as he does a good job of laying out his idea and why he believes it to be both viable and important.
In the last segment, we switched topics to his newest project dealing with risk aversion. He said the working title of his new project would be “We Are Not Killing Enough People.” When I questioned him about the wisdom of such an inflammatory title, he said it was meant to get attention. Listen to the discussion and see what you think. Rand & listeners cited many examples of what is believed to be excessive regulation that either already does or has the potential to limit our choices as to what we can and cannot do. I also cited examples from my own life about choosing risky things to do without having to be concerned about government regulations at the time. But Rand kept the topic focused on space as much as possible & put forth a strong case for individual choice as long as it does not impact third parties & he made a strong connection with choice to economic growth, development, & resource expansion/utilization. He also talked about the need to be free to fail and that frontiers have never been settled throughout history without the loss of life. Near the end of the program, one listener said to Rand that “life without risk is a fantasy.” Our congress was a big part of the focus of the discussion & here, Rand suggested that since most in Congress don’t care that much about space & most people don’t either, that when we write to our representatives, our letters have more impact than usual because they so seldom here from space supporters other than those in the industry lobbying for this or that policy. Rand received lots of agreement on his risk conclusions & his idea that more people need to die to develop the frontier, but he also got strong opposition to his ideas. Bill was one who opposed Rand’s ideas from a marketing & adverse publicity perspective. Jim suggested that Rand & others needed to convince the public & Congress that space was a frontier and that it was actually worth dying for in settling/taming it. For the most part, there was strong support for being less risk averse & for settling & economically developing the space frontier. When Rand’s new project is published, I will be sure to call your attention to it so you can read & evaluate it for yourself.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. Rand can be contacted through his own blog, Transterrestrial Musings at www.transterrestrial.com. You can also comment on his Space Show appearance on his blog in addition to our blog.