Dennis Wingo, Tuesday, 10-15-13 October 16, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: 3 D Printer, Commercial Crew, Cots, CR, Crowdfunding, cubesats, Dennis Wingo, GEO, hacker space, Hubble Space Telescope, icebreaker Maritol, ISS, JOBS Act Title II, Lunar Gemini, NASA budget, NASA Watch, NASA's King Solomon Choice, Orion, SEC., Silicon Valley, SLS, space entrepreneurs, space political leadership, SpaceRef, U.S. budget issues, venture capital, wise national leadership, Zero G Zero Tax
Dennis Wingo, Tuesday, 10-15-13
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We welcomed back Dennis Wingo for this 90 minute discussion regarding space policy, budgets, commercial space, space entrepreneurism, cubesats, ISS, and much more. In our first segment, Dennis discussed his recent article, “NASA Will Face Solomon’s Choice in 2014″ posted on Oct. 2, 2013 at http://spaceref.com/missions-and-programs/nasa/nasa-will-face-solomons-choice-in-2014.html. In this article and in our discussion, our guest focused on the probability of NASA budget cuts in the current environment and the probable impact upon the agency. Thus, NASA or Congress might find that they have to make a Solomon like choice for program funding between SLS/Orion or the ISS. Listeners wanted to know if cutting commercial crew would give NASA sufficient funding for the other two programs. The short answer was no but listen to the full explanation provided by our guest. Dennis then talked about both SLS and ISS and the commercial & entrepreneurial future now developing with ISS with small satellites and space start-ups. Referencing recent comments by Dr. Griffin, Dennis said in a perfect world with wise political leadership, we would be funding all sorts of space development projects as they create wealth, open the doors for businessmen and women with abundant opportunities and so much more but for the past 40 years he said we have not had wise political leadership. Instead. rather than investing in our future, politicians have invested in buying votes. He talked about this issue throughout the balance of our program. Dennis mentioned he was doing tonight’s program aboard the icebreaker Maritol docked at Pier 50 in the SF Bay. The Maritol has become a hacker space and business incubator for small satellite and related space businesses. In the second segment, he went into more detail about the Maritol and the eviction threat it is facing from the SF Port. He also talked about GEO being a huge market but very costly which is why the focus is now on small satellites and developing profitable, cost effective businesses and models.
In our second segment, Tim called with several SLS, ISS, and 3 D printing questions, including asking how much mass was needed to build a Moon base. We then talked about capital acquisition and the characteristics of ventures funded by Silicon Valley venture capital financiers. Dennis said the timing was now right and we should adopt the zero g zero tax bill, and that we should be implementing the JOBS Act Title II which allows for crowdfunding investment. Read about it at http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/23/crowdfunding-with-jobs-act-title-ii-the-web-will-eat-financing-and-investing. John called in to express his views on the Solomon’s Choice options, then we talked some more about the Maritol docked at Pier 50. Here are some articles about it: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/startups-aboard-icebreaker-ship-could-face-eviction-soon-san-francisco-says (this article talks about its possible eviction & has a link to the petition you can sign to keep the Maritol in the Bay); www.forbes.com/sites/rakeshsharma/2013/10/07/a-ship-a-couple-of-startups-and-the-bay; and here are some pictures of the icebreaker, www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/The-Icelandic-Cargo-Ship-Maritol-127274388.html. As you will hear, it is important to sign the petition to keep this space business incubator in the SF Bay.
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Dennis Wingo, Friday, 2-3-12 February 3, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " space politics, "Moonrush, Cislunar economic development, climate issues, commercial space, Dennis Wingo, Dr. Paul Spudis, Dystopia, Geo orbits, heavy lift, human spaceflight, in-space activities, low cost space launch, Lunar colonies, lunar economic development, lunar robotic village, Mars, money for space businesses, NASA, nuclear thermal rockets, open cockpit lunar lander. And the Lunar Robotic Village, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)., prizes for space development, scientific analysis, Silicon Valley, space advocacy, space applications, space robotics, space solar power, space vision, STEM education, UN Panel on Global Economic Sustainability, Zero G Zero Tax
Dennis Wingo, Friday, 2-3-12
Guest: Dennis Wingo. Topics: Space commerce, a new space vision and plan, space applications. 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 Dennis Wingo who outline for us a new and inspiring commercial space policy and implementation program. To make his points, Dennis started out by discussing the news stories this week about the UN plan for a panel to control economic growth around the world for sustainability. You can read about it at http://news.yahoo.com/un-panel-says-retool-world-economy-sustainability-164515165.html as well as a host of other sites and articles on the internet. Also, check out the planned UN Rio Conference on this program at www.un.org/esa/dsd/index.shtml?utm_source=OldRedirect&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=dsd&utm_campaign=OldRedirect. Dennis spent considerable time during our 90 minute discussion dismissing the dystopian view/policy per this UN panel while advocating why space development offered a viable alternative to this limiting policy and way of seeing our world. During our one hour first segment and in fact the entire show, Dennis championed science and fact over dystopian policy. He also talked about geo orbits and said there was a newly found orbit requiring much less energy that could be used for going to the Moon so pay attention to what he said about this orbit. He offered up some new/unusual ideas such as an open cockpit lunar lander. Dennis put forth a basic strategic plan for staying positive and using our time and energy to do something to prove we advocates are right rather than getting involved in the negative process which we have very little influence over. Several listeners commented on this strategy, bringing to bear some differences over what Dennis suggested. That said, the message Dennis presented us was to stay focused on the positive. Later, he said that the advocacy community’s focus on low cost launch was misdirected. He talked about this a lot during this segment and the next so don’t miss what he had to say about this important issue. Dennis did advocate Zero G Zero Tax which he said was good for space applications. Also in this segment he talked about the advances we have made in robotic technology and the Pisces Project in Hawaii, http://pisces.uhh.hawaii.edu. As this segment ended, he talked about the “Church of SSP,” updating his book “Moonrush,” & the need for unity in the advocacy community.
In the second segment, a listener asked about the Dr. Spudis cislunar economic development plan and Dennis talked about the need to lower total capital costs. He also talked about prizes such as the Mars prize recently suggested by Dr. Zubrin. Dennis repeated that the way to counter the bad press & media was to do something, a space application, to prove that we are right and those ridiculing space investment are wrong. Near the end, he said “the future will right itself….Don’t focus on the negative.”
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