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John Batchelor Hotel Mars with Dr. Maria Zuber, Wednesday, 12-19-12 December 20, 2012

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars with Dr. Maria Zuber, Wednesday, 12-19-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1917-BWB-2012-12-19.mp3

Guests:  John Batchelor, Dr. Maria Zuber, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  The Lunar GRAIL Mission & Ebb and Flow probes crashing into the Moon.  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, we specifically talked with Dr. Zuber, the PI of GRAIL, about the Moon, the Ebb and Flow probes crashing into the lunar surface, the high resolution gravity map GRAIL has made of the Moon, lunar surface fractures and lunar water, and large lava-filled cracks that may be hundreds of miles long and many miles under the lunar surface.  We talked about the significance of all of these GRAIL findings and addressed why Ebb and Flow crashed into a lunar mountain named after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-12-12 December 13, 2012

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-12-12

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Paul Mahaffy, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Mars soil samples with Curiosity.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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, we specifically talked with Dr. Mahaffy, the PI of SAM, about Curiosity, the first Mars rover able to scoop soil into analytical instruments. The specific soil sample we discussed came from a drift of windblown dust and sand called “Rocknest.” The site lies in a relatively flat part of Gale Crater still miles away from the rover’s main destination on the slope of a mountain called Mount Sharp. The rover’s laboratory includes the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite and the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument. SAM used three methods to analyze gases given off from the dusty sand when it was heated in a tiny oven. One class of substances SAM checks for is organic compounds — carbon-containing chemicals that can be ingredients for life. No definitive detection of Martian organics has so far been detected but as you will hear, it is way too early in the Curiosity exploration to rule out the possibility of organics on Mars. Dr. Mahaffy did say that perchlorics had been found based on questions by John, Paul talked about findings from Viking, Oppy, and Phoenix.  In looking for organics, Paul told us that they needed to make absolutely sure that nothing being measuring came from Earth.  Our guest of honor then explained the procedures being used to make sure there is no Earth contamination.  Dr. Mahaffy had much more to say in this short segment so don’t miss it.

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 12-5-12 December 6, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 12-5-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1908-BWB-2012-12-05.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, David Lawrence, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Mercury Messenger, water ice on Mercury.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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, David Lawrence, a member of the Mercury Messenger team and an in expert gamma-ray and neutron spectroscopy, talked about recent NASA announcements about Messenger confirming water ice on Mercury and organics.  He also talked about Mercury organics and that that really means as it is different in the context of Mercury.  During our segment, Mr. Lawrence talked about Mercury, why it is so interesting to study and why the new information about Mercury is so important to us.  You can read the NASA announcement about Mercury water ice at www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-378&cid=release_2012-378

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 11-28-12 November 29, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 11-28-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1903-BWB-2012-11-28.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Clara Moskowitz, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  James Bond movies and NASA history.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 discussion, Clara Moskowitz, science writer and editor at Live Science and Space.com, wrote an excellent article on the relationship of James Bond movies relative to the history of NASA with both human spaceflight as well as science missions.  You can read her excellent article at www.space.com/18394-james-bond-space-movies-50-years.html. During our Hotel Mars segment, John wanted to know if government agents were pork and old fashioned in a way similar to NASA/civil space programs.  Moonraker was discussed (for obvious reasons) plus we took a look at how Bond films evolved from the early days of Mercury with Dr. No to the latest movie, Skyfall, which uses advanced satellite and GPS technology as a natural part of our society and culture.  We noted how the Bond space component evolution in many ways mirrors the reality with our space program. We also speculated that there might be a future James Bond on a Virgin Galactic SS2 space vehicle or a Dragon and become part of the commercial space movement.

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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 11-21-12 November 22, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 11-21-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1898-BWB-2012-11-21.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Alan Stern, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Uwingu and naming planets.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 discussion, Dr. Alan Stern talked about the process of naming planets and the first “product” offered by Uwingu (www.uwingu.com).  Dr. Stern said there were over 160 billion planets in the universe so his naming opportunities to involve as many people as possible seems like a winner.

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 11-7-12 November 8, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 11-7-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1889-BWB-2012-11-07.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Tariq Malik, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Probable space policy in President Obama’s second term.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 discussion, Tariq Malik of Space.com talked about the probable space policy in the Obama second term.  We talked about astronauts going to NEOs, lunar development as a stepping stone, ISS issues, budget risks, and more. John asked about the Dawn Mission and Vesta for a like human spaceflight mission.  We asked Tariq how he thought commercial crew programs and COTS would do over the near term, also about SLS and Orion.  We also highlighted many of the items that Space.com writer Dr. Mike Wall wrote about in his Space.com article on the subject at www.space.com/18373-presidential-election-obama-nasa-future.html.

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John Batchelor “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-31-12 November 1, 2012

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John Batchelor “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-31-12

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Allan Treiman, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  MSL Curiosity CheMin X-ray diffraction findings.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 discussion, Dr. Treiman, John Batchelor, and I talked about the CheMin X-Ray diffraction results for Martian soil in Gale Crater and what it means in terms of our having a better and more complete understanding of Mars.  Not only did our guest describe how the instrument was compacted for MSL, he explained how it works and why it is so important for Mars exploration.  Dr. Treiman discussed the mineral composition regarding the samples and similarities between the Earth and Mars.

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-24-12 October 25, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-24-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1880-BWB-2012-10-24.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Alan Boyle, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Blue Origin, Private/Commercial space, human spaceflight. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 discussion, Alan Boyle was asked about Blue Origins, their recent Pusher Escape System pad test, their high-performance hydrogen engine and fuel, safety and wind tunnel testing, and more. In response to several questions, Alan suggested that the lines between new space, private space and old or traditional aerospace are being blurred as traditional companies such as Boeing are pursuing the private model with their CST 100.
     If you have questions or comments about this segment, please post them on The Space Show blog above.  You can contact Mr. Batchelor or Mr. Boyle through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.

The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-17-12 October 18, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-17-12

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Stephen Fuller, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of Dragon to resupply ISS.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 11.5 minute discussion, Dr. Fuller defined and explained sequestration, especially in the context of cuts in federal spending for DOD, aerospace and NASA. We talked about the added multiplier impact in the private sector, particularly with prime contractors and small businesses.  Dr. Fuller also talked about possible remedies that Congress could take to make sure sequestration does not happen.

Please place your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above.  If you want to email John Batchelor or Dr. Fuller, do so through me. You can download Dr. Fuller’s excellent study on this subject at www.aia-aerospace.org/assets/Fuller_II_Final_Report.pdf.

The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-10-12 October 11, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 10-10-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1870-BWB-2012-10-10.mp3

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of Dragon to resupply ISS.  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 and I discussed the Oct. 7, 2012 Falcon 9 launch of the Dragon to resupply the ISS.  There was also a secondary payload onboard, a commercial B2B Orbcomm satellite that did not reach its proper orbit. We discussed the launch, the loss of power for Engine 1, why the second stage was not restarted, the successful birthing of Dragon to the ISS, and more.  We talked about what the success of this resupply mission to the ISS means and what might be some of the concerns regarding the secondary payload issues.
     Please post any comments/questions you might have about this discussion on The Space Show blog.  If you want to contact John Batchelor about this program, please do so through me.
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