Tags: : John Batchelor, citizen science flights, Dr. Charles Lurio, John Batchelor Hotel Mars, space tourism, spaceports, SpaceShipTwo, suborbital space, Virgin Galactic
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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-8-13
Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Charles Lurio, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, suborbital spaceflight, space tourism. 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. 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. 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 and trademark policies which we do enforce. 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 minute plus discussion with Dr. Charles Lurio, editor of The Lurio Report (www.thelurioreport.com), we discussed the recent powered test flight for SpaceShipTwo, space tourism and Virgin Galactic, the suborbital space industry, Virgin’s competition, and spaceports. Our discussion included flight profile information for SpaceShipTwo, Virgin’s pricing, and space tourism as a potential growth industry.
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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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John Powell, Tuesday, 2-28-12 February 28, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Airship To Orbit, atmospheric airship, Dark Sky Stations, high altitude airships, high altitude propeller, high wind systems, ion engines, John Powell, JP Aerospace, mylar, party balloons, PongSats, Samsung Galaxy II Cell Phone, suborbital space, Toshiba commercial flight, world balloon altitude record.
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John Powell, Tuesday, 2-28-12
Guest: John Powell. Topics: Updates regarding JP Aerospace and balloon launch developments including the Airship To Orbit 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 John Powell back to the show for JP Aerospace updates. For more information, visit his website, www.jpaerospace.com. Also visit the Samsung page for his winning ad at http://space-balloon.net/index.html. John started our discussion by describing the Galaxy II winning ad that JP Aerospace did with Samsung inJapan and theUnited States. This involved split second timing and complicated technology. During this segment, we also talked about the balloon world altitude record which JP holds and his PongSat program for students. We then switched over to his Airship To Orbit Program. John described the various stages to the program and the Dark Sky Station that will be a type of spaceport at 140,000 feet. Listen to his entire plan as it is not only interesting, it is ambitious. As the segment ended, I asked how the balloons end their mission. Does he recover them, do they blow up, what happens to them.
In our second segment,Trent fromAustralia called in and related the high altitude balloons to the suborbital industry and the conference now in progress inPalo Alto. He then asked John for his hopes and expectations for 2012 for his organization. John then went through his goals for the year, his technology testing and development program plus his planned flight program. We then talked about space weather and then John talked about human flight with his program. This led us to a discussion of planned ion engine usage and development. John took several questions related to the power plant and its evolution to end stage JP programs. What then unfolded was a rather technical discussion about balloon technolgy and capabilities. Don’t miss it. We also talked about orbital speed for a balloon and John went over some history with us dating back several decades to Mach 10-15 balloon flights to 200,000 feet. Listeners also asked about the balloon reentry and the potential payload size which John estimated at 60,000 lbs. Reda inquired about finding party balloon pieces in the desert and we talked about the different balloon materials and environmental issues with the various kinds of material used in consumer as well as industrial balloons. John also went over material choices saying that there were benefits to ripstop polyurethane and that nylon was very heavy. John concluded his comments by urging everyone to talk to the sciences classes K-12 and I asked for feedback from listeners who make the effort to do this.
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