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Dr. Curt Bilby, Monday, 2-17-14 February 18, 2014

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Dr. Curt Bilby, Monday, 2-17-14

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Guest:  Dr. Curt Bilby.  Topics:  Update on developing RLIP 76 as a radiation countermeasure drug as we as for possible use in space.  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 Dr. Curt Bilby, CEO of Terapio ( http://terapio.com), to update us on progress with the radiation countermeasure drug RLIP 76, including its potential use to combat and reduce space radiation risks.  We had a one hour update with Dr. Bilby which started with the basics of RLIP 76 which is a naturally occurring protein in the human body.  Dr. Bilby went through the basics with us, told us that since he was last on the show, they have stabilized the shelf life of the product by being able to store it as a white powder and then when needed mix it with saline.  He described the pathway in the body by which RLIP 76 works which is really a supplement to what the body already produces.  We talked about their experimentation and testing under what is known as the FDA Animal Rule which he explained in detail to us.  He also talked about toxicology studies as well as the type of radiation used in testing the product by the independent testing labs at the University of Indiana and Maryland under the management of the NIH.  We discussed the potential uses for RLIP 76 which are prioritized for first responders and those injured but it does have a potential application for space.  Listeners asked our guest several questions about its potential use in space, on the way to Mars, on the surface of Mars, and even on the lunar surface for a lunar settlement.  At one point later in our discussion, I suggested that being able to use RLIP 76 on a lunar settlement a decade or so out might be the first use of it if we escape a nuclear accident, nuclear terrorist attack, etc.  He said such a first usage would be a dream come through as it would mean there were no nuke accidents or attacks and we had a settlement on the Moon!  We did talk at length about the two types of animals used in the testing, plus moving to human trials and what information is sought from the human trials.  We also talked about production and manufacturing for RLIP 76 and I asked if they had future plans for outsourcing the production to another country.  Near the end of our discussion, Dr. Bilby went through the four phases of testing with us as required by the FDA. We also talked extensively about the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for any drug and a listener wanted to know if a Mars mission could apply & be approved for using RLIP 76 as part of their life support mission planning.  Just as the show ended, Doug sent in an email asking about the probability of NASA increasing the amount of radiation allowed if the crews used RLIP 76.  Dr. Bilby answered him by saying pharmaceuticals might change the profile & exposure levels as current standards are for unmedicated crews.  But it was far from certain & NASA might not be the determining agency on the matter.

Post your comments/questions on TSS Blog.  You can contact Dr. Bilby through me or his website.

Teachers In Space, Wednesday, 6-26-13 June 27, 2013

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Teachers In Space, Wednesday, 6-26-13

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Guests:  Bob Werb, Elizabeth Kennick, Rebecca Zgorski, Dr. Jason Kring.  Topics:  The Teachers In Space workshops for space medicine & flight experiments/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. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  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.  Please remember that your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm).

We welcomed Bob Werb, Liz Kennick, Rebecca Zgorski & Dr. Jason Kring to the show to discuss the Space Frontier Foundation Teachers In Space program with their 2013 workshops, Space Medicine underway now at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and the upcoming Flight Experiments workshop to be held in a few weeks in Palmdale, CA.  Visit the Teachers In Space website for more information:  http://tis.spacefrontier.org.  During our 1 hour 4 minute discussion with our guests, Bob Werb did a brief Space Frontier Foundation and Teachers In Space overview and update.  Bob put forth a very strong and excellent case for both stem and space education and why The Space Frontier Foundation and the Teachers In Space were focusing on STEM.  Don’t miss what Bob said.  Dr. Kring then spoke to the ongoing human factors and space medicine workshop including spacesuit design projects and more.  Liz talked about Teachers In Space, the teachers involved in the programs, rules for the program, and the need for and importance of STEM inspiration for the teachers to take back to their students in the classroom. Also the need for funding for special projects.  Listeners asked about broadening the program to Liberal Arts and non-STEM teachers, plus making the program available to grade school, middle school, and even college professors.  We talked about funding grants, funding restrictions, and new sources of funding including a new crowd funding program about to be launched by Teachers In Space on RocketHub.  You can find out more about this new crowd funding program by visiting the Teachers In Space website per above.  Rebecca was next in our discussion and told us about the new B.S. program at Embry-Riddle, “Commercial Space Operations.”  This is the only undergraduate program of its type in the country.  If you are interested in it, here is their website:  http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/degrees/undergraduate/commercial-space-operations/index.html.  Listeners asked several email questions about Teachers In Space, upcoming suborbital flights, the demographics of the teacher participants, student and teacher awards, plus much more.  As our hour together was drawing to a close, each guest offered us his/her take away from our discussion and then I followed with my own concluding remarks for today’s discussion.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you want to contact any of our guests, use the email addresses given out on air or you can forward your note to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will make sure it is delivered to the person(s) of your choice.

Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 6-2-13 June 2, 2013

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Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 6-2-13

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2021-BWB-2013-06-02.mp3

Guest:  Dr. William (Bill) Rowe.  Topics:  Moon walking astronauts, stress tests, cardiac problems,  HSF to Mars.  Please direct all comments & questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments & questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright & 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. Bill Rowe to the program to discuss his important discovery regarding four Moon Walking astronauts.  In our first segment of this two hour discussion, Bill explained his latest research findings& what his conclusions mean for human spaceflight.  To find out more about Dr. Rowe’s research, to read his papers, & to learn more about telomeres, oxidative stress, & astronaut cardiac issues, visit his website www.femsinspace.com.  In this segment, Bill talked about damaging the lining of the endothelium, too much or too little adrenalin & magnesium, & the four Moon Walking astronaut abnormal stress tests.  Our discussion then turned to the Inspiration Mars flyby mission which our guest said was not survivable.  Bill went over his reasons for his conclusion regarding this proposed 501 day mission& talked about 1G being the law & what that means for our bodies to be in less than a 1G environment.  Bill then talked about telomeres & possible damage for the round trip Mars mission, plus he talked about the lack of an effective space exercise protocol as well as problems with prescription medications in space, including the need to deliver medicines subcutaneously but there is no such subcutaneous drug delivery system.  Several times during our discussion, Bill said we might not be ready for humans to Mars for a long time, he kept asking what the rush was to go so quickly.  He commented on the Buzz Aldrin cycler plan which he thought was doable 22 plus years from now assuming our research advanced in the time leading up to such a mission.  Bill talked about radiation, including the recent data NASA released from the RAD instrument on MSL in space & on the Martian surface.  Eric sent in a clarification comment about the possible death of an Inspiration Mars crew member& he asked Bill about his exercise statements which he said did not seem to be in agreement with statements made by other aerospace medicine professionals.  Dr. Dear emailed in a question from the UK about Bill’s thinking that there will be no survival chance re Inspiration Mars.  He compared that to the record in space held by the Soviet Cosmonaut on Mir, citing that record as reason to think that the crew could survive the 501 day Mars trip which would only be about 64 fewer days in space than the Mars flyby mission.

In our second segment, we talked about possible lessons learned from the Inspiration Mars flight & Dr. Rowe talked more about the Buzz Aldrin Mars plan.  Bill then moved to the issue of females being better suited for spaceflight than men.  He had much to say on this subject plus he has several papers addressing the subject on his website.  Hint: Iron toxicity is a big issue.  Dust issues were discussed in this segment& Bill talked again about his submarine analogy on oxidative stress from his website (www.femsinspace.com/Oxidative_stress.htm).  When asked for some recommendations, Bill talked about the need for centrifuge studies & suggested rat studies with an on orbit centrifuge.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.  Dr. Rowe can be reached through his website or directly using RoweRun@aol.com.

Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space, Thursday, 4-4-13 April 5, 2013

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Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space, Thursday, 4-4-13

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Guest:  Elizabeth (Gallager) Kennick.  Topics:  Teachers In Space and Yuri’s Night Celebration.  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 Liz Kennick to discuss the Teachers in Space program which is part of the Space Frontier Foundation and the upcoming New York City Yuri’s Night party.  In the first segment of our 1 hour 31 minute program, Ms. Kennick summarized her first year as the Program Director of the Teachers in Space Program (http://tis.spacefrontier.org).  Liz talked about the summer 2012 workshops and the upcoming Space Medicine and Human Factors workshop to be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, plus the Flight Experiments workshop at the AeroInstitute in Palmdale, CA.  If these workshops interest you and you are eligible, get more information about them.  We talked about expansion plans for Teachers In Space, their five year program, astronaut training experiences at NASTAR (www.nastarcenter.com/aerospace-training/space) and using other training means.  Listeners asked lots of questions about Teachers In Space qualifications, when they would fly and on what suborbital vehicle, as well as how to apply to the program.  Liz talked about building up the organization, the need for volunteer help, and the importance of getting teachers excited about space to spread the excitement to their students. One of the projects our guest discussed in this first segment was that of the TIS flight experiments regarding the 2012 Balloon launch program.  For more information on this experiment, see http://tis.spacefrontier.org/up-up-and-away.

In the second segment, our guest led off by discussing the upcoming New York City Yuri’s Night Celebration which for New Yorkers will be on Tuesday, April 16.  For details about the event, see http://yurisnightny.net.  Other topics talked about in this segment in addition to Yuri’s Night included suborbital space companies and flights, the Enterprise Space Shuttle at the Intrepid Museum, and the possibility of a Students In Space Program.  A listener asked our guest for a comparison of her Wall St. days with Morgan Stanley to her TIS work with the SFF.  Liz had some very interesting things to say about comparing her Wall St. career to her space career today so don’t miss this discussion.  Liz promoted the TIS Facebook page throughout the entire discussion so for Facebook members, check it out.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email Liz through me or using liz.kennick@spacefrontier.org.

Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 2-12-13 February 13, 2013

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Dr. Sean Casey, Tuesday, 2-12-13

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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.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog mentioned above.  You can reach Dr. Casey through me or directly at sean.casey@siliconvalleyspacecenter.org.

 

Walter Cunningham, Tuesday, 6-19-12 June 20, 2012

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Walter Cunningham, Tuesday, 6-19-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1799-BWB-2012-06-19.mp3

Guest:  Walter Cunningham.  Topics:  An inside view of the American space program from Apollo to today.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, & discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, & any discussion must be relevant & 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 Walt Cunningham to discuss our space program from Apollo through today’s developing commercial space industry.  For more information, visit his website, www.waltercuningham.com.  You can buy “The All-American Boys: An Insider’s Look At The U.S. Space Program” from Amazon & they will make a contribution to The Space Show/OGLF if you use this URL: www.amazon.com/All-American-Boys-Walter-Cunningham/dp/1876963247/ref=onegiantlea20.  I started the discussion by asking Walt about his perspective on Apollo 7 today, 44 years later.  Walt had some interesting things to say about perspective, especially over the past 10-20 years as compared to when he actually carried out the mission.  A few times during our discussion, questions came up about the so called “mutiny” with the crew & NASA ground control so listen to how Walt described what was mostly a non-event despite media & blog reports to the contrary.  He did talk about Wally Schirra, his head cold & the Actifed commercials, but there was far more to the mission & to the significance of Apollo 7.  Dr. Jurist asked about the ride on a Saturn 1B, professors & experiences while both were at UCLA.  We discussed risk regarding his ride on the Saturn 1B. Walt had much to say about risk during the Apollo era as compared to now.  We extrapolated from this discussion to Columbia’s foam issues. We talked about commercial space.  Walt suggested that today’s commercial space efforts were not purely commercial given government funding & missions. He also said that retiring the shuttle when we did was a big mistake.  He then took us through a cost analysis process to illustrate that space is & always will be costly.  At the end of the first segment, one way trips to Mars & reality TV show funding were mentioned.

In the second segment, Terry called with questions about Von Braun. Walt had high praise & much to say about Von Braun & his experiences with him.  Commercial space came up again & I asked him about asteroid mining.  He did not think it would be a good investment & talked about the need to pay attention to the laws of physics.  We talked about He3 on the Moon, fusion energy possibilities & more.  I read an email from a London listener asking about the Apollo rocket & mission sounds on Apollo 7.  We talked some more about the problems on board Apollo 7, this time regarding Wally & the TV broadcast delay & the wearing of the newly designed helmets during reentry.  Walt talked about climate change & global warming, urging people to do their own research & examine the data rather than believing what people had to say regardless of their position.  John in Atlanta called in about global warming & said that there was no practical mitigation strategy. Our guest shared what he perceived to be the true motivation of global warming extremists.  John also talked about having built a next gen space shuttle from the old space shuttle to avoid retiring it or having to build an entirely new & very costly program.  Walt supported that idea but history proved otherwise.  Toward the end we discussed the pros & cons of international cooperation & competition, Ares 1 as a safe rocket for HSF, & the cost of the ISS being more due to international cooperation.  Our final topic was risk versus reckless behavior & the difference between the two.

If you have comments/questions, please post them on The Space Show blog.

Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 6-10-12 June 11, 2012

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Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 6-10-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1792-BWB-2012-06-10.mp3

Guest:  Dr. William (Bill) Rowe.  Topics:  Space medicine, magnesium, calcium & astronaut heart problems, oxidative stress & exercise protocols in 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. 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. Bill Rowe to further discuss certain aspects of human spaceflight (HSF) and space medicine.  Please note that all Space Show programs are educational programs.  This particular interview with Dr. Rowe is no exception.  As an educational program, Dr. Rowe, at the end of the interview, offered to respond to your serious comments & questions posted on the blog and said you could email him through his website, www.femsinspace.com.  Unlike most space medicine discussions, Dr. Rowe goes into lots of details on several key issues.  I have no doubt that some of you will reject, challenge, and not like what you hear. Some of you will take issue with Dr. Rowe & be critical of this program. You might even see him as being negative though that is not the case, but he is definitely scientific. I urge you to discuss disagreements, challenges, & issues with him.  Civility is the only requirement.  During our first hour of this nearly 2.5 hour discussion, Dr. Rowe started out by going over astronaut cardiac issues, referring to former astronauts Jim Irwin & Dave Scott on Apollo 15 pertaining to issues with Irwin’s hear rate.  The articles he mentions on his website are in the upper left hand corner of the home page.  Dr. Rowe then segmented into the first of many magnesium discussions & oxidative stress, using his submarine analog, (www.femsinspace.com/Oxidative_stress.htm.  Microgravity exercise routines were discussed along with the need to get rid of excessive body heat.  Dr. Rowe had much to say about the inadequacy of current on orbit exercise routines & heat.  He also talked about plasma leakage, the loss of magnesium, & what this does in space.  Also in this segment, he went over the Chinese Taikonaut requirements for female crew members, making the case for an all female crew. Don’t miss what he had to say about this.  Our last topic in this segment was 1G and artificial gravity.

In our second longer segment, Dr. Rowe talked about recent studies pertaining to calcium usage & he brought this home to HSF.  We talked about the importance of the calcium-magnesium ratio. Caller John introduced us to the issue of Vit. D3 & calcium.  Tim called to make some good points about artificial gravity in terms of needed data points.  He did not agree with the all female crew suggestion.  Next, Dr. Rowe talked about the gastrointestinal lining, iron, & bone issues in space.  Dr. Rowe also referred to anthropological studies to see how some groups habits might positively impact skeletal muscle issues in space. Issues with high adrenalin levels were discussed throughout the program along with possible treatment/intervention tools.  At the end, we learned that resolving these complex issues is not just a matter of more money.  I also asked Dr. Rowe about private Mars missions & one way trips with private crews ignoring space medicine factors.  He called them dreamers but in the end if they want to go knowing the risks, they should be able to go.  Dr. Rowe said his research & comments were focused on scientific HSF missions, not the dreamer type missions we often hear & read about in the media.

Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.  You can email Dr. Rowe through his website.

Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Haym Benaroya, & DrSpace, Monday, 4-9-12 April 9, 2012

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Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Haym Benaroya, & DrSpace, Monday, 4-9-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1748-BWB-2012-04-09.mp3

Guests:  Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Haym Benaroya.  Topics:  Space policy ideas as presented in our Op-Ed & Open Letter which you can read on The Space Show blog.  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 Drs. Jurist and Benaroya to discuss our two articles to be published regarding U.S. space policy.  You can read the drafts of these two articles on The Space Show blog per the URL above for this particular program and date.  We are asking for your constructive feedback, comments, and questions as our intention is to refine both letters and submit them for publication.  All comments and feedback are welcome but the most useful feedback will offer suggestions for how to make our letters more effective in fostering space policy that supports economic, STEM, and space program growth on the civil side as well as on the private, entrepreneurial, & commercial side.  In addition, The Space Show suggests that listeners write their own 1,000 word Op-Ed and submit it to The Space Show.  I will put it up on the blog, plus offer you time on The Space Show to articulate your perspective and views. We know that some of you will disagree with what we have said and we do want your contribution to the discussion as you will hear during this program.  So do join in on the overall space policy debate.  Don’t just sit on the sidelines, get your ideas out there to advance the discussion.  During our discussion which was 90 minutes without a break, the three of us explained why we decided to write and publish our thoughts on space policy and our future in space, plus we went into some detail as to the content of leach letter.  We fielded several listener questions which offered suggestions as well as critiques of both our approach and our content.  Several of the listener comments offered no suggestions for making the letters more effective, opting instead to tell us where we were going wrong.  Please post your comments, suggestions, and feedback on the blog.  Any emails sent directly to me regarding our letters and this discussion will be posted on the blog in your name without any editing on my part.  If you want to send an email to Dr. Jurist or Dr. Benaroya, please send it to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will gladly forward it for you.

1.  9 April 2012 – Open Letter to Our Government

2.  9 April 2012 – The United States at the Crossroads

Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 1-22-12 January 23, 2012

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Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 1-22-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1695-BWB-2012-01-22.mp3

Guest: Dr. William (Bill) Rowe.  Topics:  Space medicine issues, magnesium issues, microgravity, ISS experiments, and 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 back to the show Dr. Bill Rowe for updates on his presentations in China and elsewhere, his continued research on the role of magnesium in space medicine, the role of telomeres and gender crew issues for long duration spaceflight including trips to Mars.  During the first segment of our two hour plus program, Dr. Rowe directed us to many of the pages, articles, and documents on his website, www.femsinspace.com.  I urge you to access the pages he directs us to at various times during his talk and follow along with him.  This is important.  In this segment, we talked about the latest telomere research and its application to space flight.  Bill proposed ISS rat experiments and what the experiments should tell us.  He also talked about the role of magnesium deficiency in cells in spaceflight.  He talked about the need to develop a subcutaneous replenishable silicon device/pump to deliver magnesium and explained why this was essential.  Dr. Rowe talked about cardio-vascular issues in spaceflight in the context of magnesium and the overall issues of vascular disease.  This took us into the area of gender lifespan differences and studies showing that an all female crew to Mars might be desirable.  Also in this segment, Dr. Rowe talked extensively about oxidative stress and referred us to his submarine diagram on his website, www.femsinspace.com/Oxidative_stress.htm.  Marshall called in to talk about the ISS and the need for artificial gravity, partial gravity, or 1 G.  Dr. Rowe said 1 G was essential for humans.  Dr. Paul Dear called in from the UK with several questions, including asking about the initiating events for the body to sense microgravity down at the cellular level.  Bill & Dr. Dear also talked about genomic selection for astronauts. 

In the second segment, Dr. Rowe continued his discussion of the first segment topics and his proposed rat experiment regarding telomeres. Many listener calls and emails came in and Dr. Rowe expanded the discussion to the role of calcium for space flight and the calcium/magnesium ratio or relationship.  He was asked why magnesium was not discussed by most human factors space medicine doctors. Dr. Jurist was also asked this question during his call, listen to what they said in response to this question.  Bill talked about exercise routines for spaceflight & said it was a challenge to know the right exercise RX.  Don’t miss his comments on this issue. Near the end, he used Columbus and sailing ships as an example saying we are not ready for long duration spaceflight or a trip to Mars.  Listen to how he and I explained this during the closing comments for the show as I helped Bill phrase his analogy. 

Post your comments/questions for Dr. Rowe on The Space Show blog URL above. Dr. Rowe can be reached via his website.

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