Tom Olson, Monday, 12-31-12 January 1, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Neil Armstrong, " SpaceX, 3 D Printing, Arianne 5, Atlas 5, Boeing CST 100, Chinese Space Program, CubeSat, Curiosity, cyber warfare, Dragon, economics, EML2 missions, entrepreneurial space, ESA, Falcon 9. , Falcon Heavy, Golden Spike, human spaceflight, IAC in Beijing, ISDC, ISS, ITAR modification, Japanese space program, Jesco von Puttkamer, liability laws, lunar base, Mars one, Messenger, MSL, NASA budget, NewSpace Business Plan Competition, North Korean space program, NSS, on orbit fuel depots, Planetary Resources, Reda Anderson, Russian launchers, sequestration, SLS, space capsules, Space Review for 2012, space robotics, Space Settlement Act of 1988, space settlement policy, space shuttles, Spaceport America, Stratolaunch, suborbital flights, Tom Olson, ULA, Virgin, Warp Drive, winged spacecraft, XCOR
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Tom Olson, Monday, 12-31-12
2012 Year End Review & Analysis for Space Development
Guest: Tom Olson. Topics: The year 2012 is reviewed from the space perspective and we look forward to space development in 2013. 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 Tom Olson for his annual Space Show year in review analysis with a look forward to 2013 for space development. We started our discussion by remembering those in our space community that are no longer with us. We specifically mentioned three dear friends though we know that others have also left us. Our program was dedicated to Neil Armstrong, Jesco von Puttkamer, and Reda Anderson. We certainly miss our friends but space development marches on like everything else in life. A few of the early issues Tom brought up in the 2012 annual overview of space included the Falcon 9 launches and Dragon missions. He also talked about ISDC and birthing of Dragon during the keynote by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. While on the subject of SpaceX and its mission to the ISS, Paul sent in a question asking if SpaceX dropping out of the Stratolauncher project indicated that perhaps they had “bitten off more than they could chew.” Tom and I have no inside information about SpaceX and Stratolaunch but we both thought that Paul’s comment was reasonable as SpaceX is certainly busy enough with game changing projects & technology. Cubesats were discussed given their rise in popularity and importance in 2012. It seems as if their potential is more than on the rise! Cubesat growth also cuts across many diverse space industry segments and niche markets. Bev asked about the future of 3-D printing and its potential impact on future human spaceflight (HSF). 3-D printing is certainly experiencing space industry growth & there will soon be a small 3-D printer on the ISS. Heavy lift came up and much was said about the Falcon Heavy and SLS, both looking back over 2012 & forward to 2013.
In our second segment, I asked if fuel depots would evolve from the Power Point & rhetoric stage to something more tangible in 2013. We talked about depots as many of the projects announced in 2012 use depot technology to enable their plan. Tom talked about warp drive becoming more possible due to the 2012 work of Dr. Sonny White. Dr. White will be a guest on The Space Show Friday, January 4, 2013. Tom next brought up NASA budget issues & possible cuts. He talked about science mission cuts, the JWST, and on the HSF side, SLS eating up much of the budget with commercial crew still needing funding. I asked Tom how he thought space advocacy made out during 2012. Mixed was a one word summary of this discussion. Next, we talked about space settlement being made part of the U.S. space policy in 2013. Tom went over the pros & cons surrounding this effort. Doug called in about space settlement & I referred him to earlier programs with Steve Wolfe who authored the Space Settlement Act of 1988 which is part of public law. Tom said space settlement was SLS dependent & that makes the potential policy controversial to many space enthusiasts since many oppose SLS. Tom said 2012 was a good year for new commercial space grandiose missions such as Golden Spike, Planetary Resources, Mars One, a lunar base, Shackleton Energy, even EML2 missions. He kept asking the questions regarding objectives, who pays, the reasons for the missions, and more. He said most of these missions rely on some form of large launcher, either the Falcon Heavy SLS. Tom talked about ITAR reform that has been signed by both houses of Congress & is applicable to the U.S. satellite industry. Human rating of the Atlas came up for a 2012 progress report, then Dave in San Antonio inquired about cyber warfare & the space industry in 2012 & the future. 2012 marked the year the space shuttles went on display in museums & Tom talked about the Russian space program investments for modernization over the coming decade. He also talked about other national space programs. Near the end of our program, we brought up the Spaceport America liability issue & the risks facing the New Mexico spaceport. Tom updated us for 2013 on the NewSpace Business Plan Competition & his work with the Exodus Group for space business consulting.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email Tom through email@example.com.
Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 11-13-12 November 14, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: asteroid minding, Astronauts for Hire, CubeLab, cubesat proliferation., cubesats, Dr. Sean Casey, Founders Institute, GLXP Teams, human spaceflight, ISS, Lunar Cube Sats, NanoRack, Nanosatisfy, NanoSats, NewSpace business incubator, NewSpace Business Plan Competition, QB50 Project, Silicon Valley Space Center, Skybox, SOFIA, space entrepreneurism, spaceports
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Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 11-13-12
Guest: Dr. Sean Casey. SOFIA update, Silicon ValleySpaceCenter, entrepreneurial space ventures and opportunities. 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 Dr. Sean Casey back to the show. Our first topic dealt with updates to the SOFA Project (Space Research Association for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). You can find out more by visiting the SOFIA website, www.sofia.usra.edu. Dr. Casey talked about upgrades, new science programs, and more for SOFIA, plus he addressed issues specific to airborne observatories. After the SOFIA update, we turned our attention to California’s Silicon Valley and the new Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC) which is a non-profit business accelerators focused on connecting entrepreneurs with NewSpace leaders and other commercial opportunities. Visit their website for more information, www.svsc.org. The balance of our discussion centered on the activity of the SVSC with a focus to developing cubesat, nanosat, and other NewSpace opportunities. Dr. Casey mentioned several companies that suggested what he was focused on including Nanosatisfy (www.nanosatisfi.com), Skybox Imaging (www.skyboximaging.com), and GLXP Teams.
In the second segment, we talked more about the SVSC and Silicon Valley in general, especially for projects outside of California. He talked more about the companies already mentioned and told us about additional entrepreneurial companies doing cubesat, nanosat, and other startup space ventures. We talked about classroom opportunities with cubesats, ways to help in commercial space projects at the classroom level, and how to engage students early on in exciting and doable NewSpace projects. Near the end we talked about human spaceflight opportunities as opposed to the science missions.
If you have comments/questions for Dr. Casey, please post them on The Space Show blog. Dr. Casey can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Breed, Tuesday, 10-30-12 October 31, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " SpaceX, 3D Printing, academic cubesat launches, cubesats, entrepreneurial business plans, low cost space access, nanosat launcher, nanosat launcher financing, nanosat market considerations, NewSpace Business Plan Competition, NewSpace companies, one man business management, orbital launches, Paul Breed, sea launch, space venture capital investment, suborbital launches, Unreasonable Rockets
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Open Lines, Sunday, 7-29-12 July 29, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: commercial space, cubesats, Lunar COTS Petition., MSL Curiosity, NANOSAT Challenge, NASA Mars Program, NewSpace 2012, NewSpace Business Plan Competition, Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston, OpenLuna.org, Return to the Moon, SpaceFlorida, Title 9 7 STEM
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Open Lines, Sunday, 7-29-12
Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NewSpace 2012 & Business Plan Competition, Title 9 & STEM, & lots 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. During our first 70 minute segment of this two hour discussion, we started out with a call to Paul Graham who is the Project Manager for OpenLuna.org ( www.openluna.org). Paul explained their program for putting a person on the Moon. If this interests you, Paul can be contacted through their website. I then undertook a review of the recently concluded NewSpace 2012 Conference and Business Plan Competition. It was an excellent conference and competition and I urge you to see the streaming video archives of the conference sessions & the business plan competition/presentations. You can also find reviews of the sessions on most of the popular space blogs as many of the well known bloggers were at the conference. Again, make sure you see the business plan presentations as I will be bringing several of these presenters on the show in the coming weeks. Also, see the early Saturday morning presentations with Rick Tumlinson and Bob Werb, along with many of the panels with superstars as panel members. Visit www.spacevidcast.com/category/video/conferences-video/newspace-conferences-video to see all of the conference sessions & programs. Tim was next up with a call from Huntsville to talk about the government applying Title 9 to STEM education. We talked about what gender quotas might mean for various STEM programs at schools and universities. For more information, do a Google search for Title 9 & STEM education. Our friend Charles Pooley called in regarding the NASA Nanosat Challenge program. He continued to wonder why there seemed to be so little activity and support for the program.
In our second segment, Jerry from Florida was our first caller. He did watch many of the live streaming sessions and thought this year’s NewSpace Conference 2012 turned a corner for quality. Elliott in Michigan called in to talk about our Mars program, its future, and the ideas put forth by recent guest Brent Sherwood from last week who suggested that the Mars HSF program was a damaging distraction for our space program. If you have not yet listened to this discussion or read his paper which is on The Space Show blog, please do so. As the program was ending, we talked about the upcoming MSL Curiosity landing for Sunday, August 5 at 10:30 PM PDT. I noted our guest for my segment this coming Wednesday evening, August 1 on the John Batchelor Show as she is part of the JPL EDL team for MSL Curiosity. Our discussion airs live at 6:30 PM PDT, 9:30 PM EDT. You can hear it streamed live at www.wabcradio.com/article.asp?id=531472.
If you have comments/questions, please post them on The Space Show blog. If you want to send a note to any of the callers, do so through me and I will forward it on your behalf.
The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesda, 7-25-12 July 28, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Amaresh Kollipara, : John Batchelor, Asia space, commercial space investments, India space program, ISRO, NewSpace 2012, NewSpace Business Plan Competition, private space sector, space and biotech., The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars
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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesda, 7-25-12
Guests: John Batchelor, Amaresh Kollipara, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: A report on the NewSpace 2012 Conference and Business Plan Competition. 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 discussion, John, Amaresh, and I talked about the NewSpace 2012 Conference, the Business Plan Competition and the outstanding quality contestants this year, commercial space opportunities, the emergence of a viable commercial space private sector industry, the work Amaresh does with the Indian space program and more. John asked Amaresh if we were nearing or at an inflection point in private space and Amaresh talked about a possible forthcoming “Netscape Moment” in the space arena. Please post your comments/question on The Space Show blog.
If you have a question for either John Batchelor or Amaresh Kollipara, send it to me and I will forward it to the person of your choice.
Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12 June 12, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Commercial Crew, commercial space, Democratizing Space, Marimikel Charrier, NASA, NASA leadership, NASA Technology Roadmap., NewSpace Business Plan Competition, NewSpace Conference 2012, Space Frontier Foundation, space products, space profits, space settlement, space supply lines, SpaceUp, TweetUp, unconference
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Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12
Guest: Marimikel Charrier. Topics: NewSpace Conference 2012 and SpaceUp Foundation. 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 Marimikel Charrier, the Communications Director for the Space Frontier Foundation to update us on this year’s NewSpace 2012 Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA from July 26-28, 2012. For complete conference information and online registration, visit https://newspace.spacefrontier.org and use the menu bar at the top of the page for your selection. It is important to note that this Friday, June 15, is the last day to register for the conference, meals, and events before there is a price increase effective Saturday, June 16th. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird special registration fees. If you are planning to attend, it is best to register by Friday. For the first hour of this program, we talked about the conference agenda and most of the speakers. You can follow along with us using the Agenda menu, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/agenda. Most of the keynote speakers are listed at https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/speakers. We discussed the planned agenda starting with the first conference day, Thursday. For Friday evening, Marimikel talked about the planned event, their TweetUp. Listen for details. During our discussion, we talked about logistics, airport transportation to the hotel, and the three Bay Area airports with the San Jose Airport being the closest to the hotel. Some of the highlights that stood out for me included the NASA Technology Roadmap, the business plan competition, the space settlement panel, and the space investment panel. The conference is single track so you won’t miss anything unless you are in the hallways networking. As you will hear, this conference does provide an excellent networking environment.
In our 30 minute second segment, we talked about the SpaceUp Foundation (http://spaceup.org). Marimikel explained the SpaceUp unconference format, we spoke about the recent San Francisco Bay Area SpaceUp, how to plan one, the typical format, and more. If holding a SpaceUp unconference in your area interests you, contact Marimikel or others through the SpaceUp Foundation website and links. If you do one, let me know so we can talk about it on The Space Show. If you have questions/comments about the program, please post them on The Space Show blog.
If you have specific NewSpace 2012 Conference questions, use the Contact form on the website, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/contacts. For SpaceUp information, use email@example.com and reference The Space Show in the subject line.