Open Lines, Tuesday, 12-11-12 December 12, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Robby the Robot., " SpaceX, "Forbidden Planet, "War of the Worlds, Batchelor Show Hotel Mars segments, EML2, Mars, Meetups, N-Prize, NANOSAT Challenge, NASA budget issues, North Korean Missile launch, Open Lines, sci-fi movies, sequestration, SLS, space economics, UFOs, X-37B, XPrize, Zubrin Mars op-ed
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Open Lines, Tuesday, 12-11-12
Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Current events in space policy, NASA, DOD, & U.S. economic issues impacting space. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog,
. 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. Welcome to our December 2012 Open Lines show. As Open Lines programs go, this was a fairly quiet program. I opened with a list of possible discussion topics and our first call dealt with one of the topics, the North Korean missile launch. Mike called in to update us on the latest with the launch and then he continued to give us updates during the program to the point of confirming orbital insertion for its satellite. He also reported a successful 3 stage rocket launch for the N. Koreans. We talked about the significance of the launch, how it surprised our intelligence services and more. We got an email from Darren in Canada telling us he liked the “passionate exchange between Zimmerman and me from the day before as that exchange was also one of the topics I suggested for discussion. After a short break, we took a call from John in Atlanta who picked up from the night before with our science fiction movie discussion. We talked more about Forbidden Planet and John referenced the original War of the Worlds movie. John also talked about the UFO subject in the context of our sci-fi movie discussion, then he referenced the op-ed by Dr. Zubrin about Mars Sample Return missions and why Dr. Zubrin was not supportive of the EML2 mission. From here, we went to the SLS subject and knowing John to be a strong supporter of the project, I asked him if he thought the project would be cancelled and when. John suggested it might be slowed down before it was cancelled outright. After another break, I mentioned the X-37B successful USAF launch and responded to two emails. One was about my Hotel Mars John Batchelor Show segments and the other asked me to explain how and why I connect the dots regarding our economic problems in the country to possible adverse impact on NASA and even in the private capital markets. This opened the door for me to do a mini rant/lecture on how I see economics and why I connect these dots. If you disagree, do post on the blog and share your information and perspective with us all. Disagreement is always wanted and respected on The Space Show. Next, Charles called in and talked about the doomed NASA Nanosat Challenge. He compared it to XPrize which he believes set the model and tone for such prizes. Charles next flung barbs at NASA, especially for the JWST, the ISS, & SLS. At one point, he said NASA was “like a beached whale!” Charles told us about Meetups in Las Vegas and on the national scene & he provided a brief update on the N-Prize contest.
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Space Show Audition Program, Tuesday, 10-16-12 October 17, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Cis-lunar space development, EELV, electric aviation, Falcon Heavy, garage machine and tool shops, hacker spaces, heavy lift, International Space Development Hub (ISDH), interstellar roadmap, interstellar travel, Leeward Space Foundation, Liberty Launch Vehicle, Lunar COTS Petition., NASA & national security, national security interests, rocket fuels, SLS, solid rocket fuels, space economics, space project financing, Space Show Audition Show, Star Voyager, tethers, two-stage to orbit tethers
Space Show Audition Program, Tuesday, 10-16-12
Guests: Dr. David Livingston & Audition callers. Topics: This first time ever Audition show had a variety of topics per below. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog,
. 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/publications. 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 & trademark policies which we do enforce.Welcome to our fist Space Show audition program. Most callers talked about their projects to earn a place as guest on the program. We received email questions from listeners for the caller. Tell us on the blog if you would like to hear a specific caller as a guest on The Space Show. John was our first caller regarding his concept for a Two-Stage-Tether-to-Orbit program. I’ll upload his two PDF documents to the blog, both of which explain in detail what he summarized on air. Doug was next to talk about Cislunar development around lunar ice at the poles, a moderate heavy lift such as the Falcon Heavy, propellant transfer and depots, and depot locations along with cargo transportation. Doug was asked about markets for his concept which he said might include satellite servicing. When asked about his time line in a “perfect world” supporting his concept, he suggested about 11-12 years. He also talked about a lunar settlement and his Lunar Cots Petition (www.ipetitions.com/petition/lcots). Andrew in Tucson was the next caller, encouraging people with ideas to assemble a garage type tool shop to learn to make simple parts of the hardware supporting their ideas. He talked about tools going back to WW2 & the ’60s as being valuable & important today. He explained why he was encouraging people to learn to do at least the basics of building their project components which would help obtain financing & spur the interest of others. He will soon have some of his videos on YouTube so search under his name for more on his idea, “Andrew Tubbiolo.” Jeff from Tucson called next to talk about taking a holistic view of space programs/projects such as SLS. He talked extensively about the need for solid rocket propellant per SLS & made the case for NASA being an integral part in our national security via its use of solids, space projects, etc. He stressed the holistic broader view over a more narrow view brought up by listener emails such as cost, economics, etc.
Our much shorter second segment started with a call from Armen who talked about the interstellar roadmap which could change the way space projects are financed. He talked about financing being the bottleneck for space projects, then explained how the Fed creates money, debt/credit relationships, and how something like QE3 could be replaced by putting the $40 billion in one month toward space companies per the roadmap. The roadmap by Star Voyager was discussed. You can obtain more information from the Leeward Space Foundation (www.leewardspacefoundation.org). For specifics, www.leewardspacefoundation.org/id32.html. Our caller then talked about the International Space Development Hub (ISDH) at www.isdhub.com. ISDHub has proposed NASA Ames transform Hangar One at Moffett Field from a parking space to a space business hub. For details, see www.isdhub.com/about-us.
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Here are the two tether articles referenced above and from the first caller discussion:
Brian Weeden, Friday, 8-10-12 August 10, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Brian Weeden, Common-Pool Resources, cubesats, economic exclusion, European Code of Conduct, Game Theory, GEO, GEO radio frequency., Global Commons, Information Economics, ITU, Kessler Syndrome., LEO, Public Good, satellites, Secure World Foundation, space debris, space economics
Brian Weeden, Friday, 8-10-12
. 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 Brian Weeden back to the program to discuss space economics per his June 4, 2012 Space Review article, “The economics of space sustainability.” You can read this article by visiting www.thespacereview.com/article/2093/1. I strongly recommend you read the article prior to listening to our discussion. In our first segment, Brian spent time with us defining important terms including space as a global commons, space as a common-pool resource, GEO and LEO satellite usage, space debris regions, the Kessler Syndrome, good rivalrous, economic exclusion, economic non-exclusion, private goods, public goods and more. Brian makes the valid point that in understanding how both GEO and LEO have been viewed and treated, we have a partial explanation of why it has been and still is so challenging to do something about the growing debris problem. In Brian’s Space Review paper and in our discussion, he takes us to a point where we can view LEO and Geo differently than the more normal way of looking at space, economics, and debris issues. We came to view space not as a global commons but more as a common-pool resource. From this vantage point, we can look at policy and programs that influence behavior toward a desired objective. He cited as an example the Chinese anti-satellite test that caused so much debris several years ago but told us that the test was repeated in 2010 without causing debris. Listen to his explanation of this in the second part of our discussion.
Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist, Friday, 6-22-12 June 22, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: asteroid mining, commercial space, Dr. John Jurist, Kool Aid, media reporting, Space Cynics, space economics, space fantasy, space markets, space new media., space solar power, Tom Olson, Walking Eagle Award
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Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist, Friday, 6-22-12
Guests: Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist. Topics: The return to life of the Space Cynic blog,
. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog,
. 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 Tom Olson and Dr. John Jurist to discuss our plans to reactivate the Space Cynic blog,
. Tom started our Space Show discussion with an historical overview of why the Space Cynic blog was created by Shubber Ali and the three of us. We talked about some of the past programs, themes we wrote about, the goal of the blog, and the Walking Eagle Award. We mostly focused on the business side of issues, the engineering, human factors, and other issues that can make or break any venture, including a space venture. We each mentioned some examples that highlight the themes we respectively focused on with the blog, including asteroid mining and space solar power. We also talked about themes we have in common with one another. Each of us mentioned some new themes we are interested in once the blog becomes active again, probably by September at the latest. A new feature of the rebirth of the Cynics blog will be the opportunity to be a guest Space Cynic blogger. Details on this will soon be posted on the Space Cynic blog but we did mention of few of the obvious guidelines during our discussion. We also talked about making comments on the blog and opening up the Walking Eagle Award to a blog reader nomination process. Note that I will archive this program on Space Cynics as well as The Space Show blog but do understand that The Space Show has no formal relationship to Space Cynics other than as an individual, I am one of the four space cynic contributors. We welcome your feedback on bringing the Space Cynic blog back to active life. Post your comments on either blog or both of them.
If you want to email either of the guests on this show or space cynic founder Shubber Ali, you can do so through me and I will forward your email to the person of your choice.
Tags: " SpaceX, Batchelor, commercial space, Cots, Dragon, Falcon 9. , ISS, NASA, space economics, The John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars
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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Friday, 5-25-12
Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: This was a special John Batchelor Show segment regarding the successful Dragon-ISS berthing. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog,
. 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, John and I talked about the berthing process and the implications for space, education, inspiration, and more as a result of this successful Falcon 9/Dragon mission. We also talked about the download capacity of Dragon and how this mission might impact students and their educational as well as career choices.
If you have any questions or comments, please post them on The Space Show blog per above. If you want to email John Batchelor, please do so through me at email@example.com.