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No More Live365.com, Sunday, 1-31-16 January 31, 2016

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No More Live365.com, Sunday, 1-31-16

Listeners:

Live365.com for live streaming and random archive playing of Space Show programs is done.  The company has gone out of business and we can no longer stream using this service.  It will soon be removed from our Listen Live Space Show menu item.

To listen to our live shows, use Fast-Serv.  All the links and the Fast-Serv button have been checked and rechecked and they should work.  In addition, our new streaming service with StreamGuys is up and running. On the Listen Live menu button at the top left of the home page, you can go to Listen Live and you will see both Fast-Serv and the embedded HTML5 player for StreamGuys.

Please report any problems to me via email or using the toll free line for today’s Open Line show.

Thank you.

David Livingston (DrSpace)

Live365.com Streaming Is Ending – Read Below January 16, 2016

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Live365.com Streaming Is Ending – Read Below

January 16, 2016

Dear Listeners:

Live365.com has notified its customers that it is going out of business effective January 31, 2016.  I have copied their notice below so you can read it for yourselves.  We have been streaming with Live365.com since The Space Show started so we are very sorry to get this news and to end what has been a good relationship.

Live365 suggested other streaming companies plus we are doing our own research to come up with a replacement streaming company.  In the meantime, starting Feb. 1, Fast-Serv will be our sole streaming company unless we have started up with a new company by then.  Be sure to follow the news on getting a new streaming company here on The Space Show Announcement Blog.  If you have a recommendation for a high quality online radio streaming company, please email it to me.

Here is the Live365.com going out of business notice:

Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

You should have already received our notification and link to the press release regarding two issues that have affected Live365 in the last few weeks.

1.       The CRB ruling handed down in December, 2015 did NOT renew or address the expiration of the small webcaster percentage of revenue plans. At this time there is no small webcaster options except for full CRB rates.

2.       Live365’s long time investors have stopped funding us.  As a result, we are no longer able to sustain our service

We are sad that we are closing our doors at the end of this month. There are always possibilities that we can come back in one form or another, but at this point in time, January 31, 2016 is the last day that Live365’s streaming servers and website will be maintained and supported.

This is a surprise to us as it is to all of you.   We are proud that Live365 was a pioneer in the streaming music business and have provided a platform to hundreds of thousands of broadcasters to have a voice over the years.

Unfortunately, we have to say good bye.

To ease the transition for you, we have spoken to a number of other streaming providers that can provide services for your broadcasts.

Recommended:

Budget of over $100/month + Direct Licensing w/SoundExchange or Streamlicensing.com agreement

Streamguyswww.streamguys.com – Live365’s recommended provider of streaming services for high end internet radio broadcasts and simulcasts.

Just fill out the form at https://www.streamguys.com/index.php/order

Let them know you are from Live365. 

Need Royalty Coverage?

If you need to have royalty coverage for your broadcast, we recommend licensing directly with SoundExchange. This removes many uncertainties and any middleman.   If licensing directly is something you cannot or will not take on yourself then we would recommend going with one of the following providers

Streamlicensing.com – They offer licensing coverage with specific reporting and rules. You may be able to use them with your preferred provider. Please see their website for details. They do not provide streaming just licensing.

Radionomy – http://www.radionomy.com/en/static/produce – They provide “free” streaming with royalty coverage though you will need to hit certain monthly listening hour caps to remain on the service. Broadcasters smaller than 5,000 monthly hours are not recommended.

SecureNet and Streamlicensing.com – http://cir.st/ and http://www.streamlicensing.com – This combination will provide you with some level of royalty coverage. SecureNet will provide you a discounted fee. Please contact Diego Baeza at dbaeza@cir.st or call 954.481.9402 x204.

We are honored to have served your needs over the last decade and a half.  It has been a wild ride both economically, from the pre-dotcom bust days all the way through the Great Recession, as well as technologically, with internet radio going from an unknown, quirky, muddy idea to a ubiquitous technology that hundreds of millions enjoy. Sadly, Live365’s portion of the ride is ending.

Again, streaming services and website access will not be supported beyond 1/31/2016.

We have extremely limited resources with the current skeleton crew. We regret that we will not be able to respond to all of you, so we apologize in advance.

All the best,

The Live365 Team

 

 

Again, if you have any live streaming suggestions, please email them to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.  We will of course keep you updated through this announcement blog.

David Livingston

ALERT ALERT ALERT! Wednesday, 1-13-16 January 13, 2016

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ALERT ALERT ALERT!  Wednesday, 1-13-16

 

Dear Listeners:

We have detected a browser issue on many of our old shows.  While all the file and data are present, using the Internet Explorer browser, the time stamp if you are listening to the show off the website is incorrect and you may be missing about half the show.  If you download the program, all of the file is there and it is working fine.  If you use the Chrome browser, this problem does not exist.  If you are using Firefox, the programs may not work and often it will say the program is not yet archived though it is archived.  We don’t know if this problem exists on Safari or other browsers so if you use Safari or something else, we would appreciate your feedback on this issue.

If you want to listen to the show stream without downloading it, for the 2015 programs and earlier, until we can figure out what is going on and fix the problem, I urge you to use the Chrome browser.  If you are downloading the shows, you can use either Chrome or IE.   For Firefox users, I apologize.  The problem seems to be the most severe with this browser.  Until we can fix the problem, please use one of the other browsers.  I will keep you posted on our progress in resolving these issues.

Your feedback is welcome.  Also, if you have any ideas as to why this problem is happening, especially with the 2015 and older shows, we want to hear from you and consider your suggested solution.  So again, we want your feedback and ideas.

Thank you for your patience and we work through the new website bugs and fix these problems.

All the best,

DrSpace”

Space Show Notice, Friday, 1-8-16 January 9, 2016

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Space Show Notice, Friday, 1-8-16

Shipment of Dr. James Dewar Nuclear Power Book

Please be advised that for those of you who supported The Space Show with a contribution for the autographed copy of the Dr. James Dewar nuclear propulsion book, your book was mailed to you today.  I used the U.S. mail for all books though those mailed to U.S. addresses were able to be assigned a tracking number.  For the three books going to Australia and Saudi Arabia, the use of a post office tracking number was prohibitively expensive so they were sent to you via regular air mail.  For the books going to a domestic destination, you should expect your book by the end of next week.  I was told the three books mailed outside the United States should be delivered within ten to 14 days.

Please let me know when you receive your copy of Dr. Dewar’s book.

Thank you very much for your support of The Space Show and participation in this special end of the program.

The Space Show thanks Dr. Dewar for making the books available as a Space Show fund raising project.

Sincerely,

David Livingston,

Host of The Space Show

Space Show Website Feedback January 5, 2016

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Space Show Website Feedback

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Dear Listeners:

We hope you are finding the new Space Show website to your liking.  We do want your feedback, good or bad, so please email it to both Spencer and me. Also, if you are reporting a problem with the site, the shows, anything, please be specific so we can find what you are talking about and fix the problem.  We cannot do that when you are general, just using a key word to describe a show with a bad link, or anything like that.  If you are reporting a show that does not work, please give us the name of the guest and the date so we can do what we have to do to fix the problem.  Avoid broad and dramatic generalizations.  Again, be as specific as possible to help us understand what it is you are reporting.

In addition, tell us if you are using a PC or a Mac. Also, what type of smartphone you may be using and how new is it. We can tweak the mobile platforms but we need to know the one you are using  so we can find it and fix it.

Thank you for your feedback. We want to hear from you, fix the glitches, and make some changes where appropriate.  Help us do that by giving us specific, to the point and helpful feedback.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Livingston, Host

The Space Show

DrSpace:  drspace@thespaceshow.com

Spencer:  austinma@hawaii.edu

A Special Space Show Announcement, Sunday, January 3, 2016 January 3, 2016

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A SPECIAL SPACE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016

Space Show Listeners:

Effective today, this blog will no longer be archiving new Space Show programs or taking your comments on future shows. These features are now integrated into the new Space Show website which is up and running.  I am leaving the comments feature active on this blog so you can continue to comment on previous shows archived here or should you wish to comment on one of the special announcements that we might make in the future.  Any future show comments posted on this blog will be removed.

This blog is now being used for timely and special announcements to the listeners. For example, a last minute show cancellation, no show with the guest, or change in schedule will be posted here.  So will other items we think are of interest to you and that may contain timely information.

Though the new site is now active, both Spencer (our incredible website designer) and I do want your feedback, especially if you find broken show links and other issues with the site. Items like the Indiegogo Honor Roll will be completed as soon as possible.  We have already reached out to those who selected the Listener Voices Indiegogo perk for their messages.  Those messages will be posted on the site as we get them.  Listener Voices can be found on the right side bar menu.  Those of you who selected the Indiegogo perks for hosting a show, being a co-host, or being a guest on the show, this was a one year offer starting with the launch of our new site so please contact me for additional information, your guest ideas, and scheduling.

Finally, I want to thank Spencer who really worked hard to make a success out of the Indiegogo campaign and then to put this website together. It was not easy and we may not yet be out of the woods as he turns over archiving, podcasting and newsletters to me (with his continued guidance of course).  Spencer put in long hours to do this, to save the initial Space Show database, and to make the site not only nice looking and functional, but to get all the archives and past everything working.  If you like the new site, Spencer gets all the credit.  If you don’t like it, well, the buck stops with me as I was the boss in charge so take it out on me as the site was my responsibility.

I also want to thank Tom Driggers, our tireless broadcast engineer, emergency fixit guy and more. Tom kept the old Windows site going when all the problems started early last spring. He managed to update a terribly outdated and flawed database and he helped Spencer along the way with many technical issues and problems.  He also maintained Space Show equipment, engineered our recent webinar, and after my spine surgery, he helped me make structural changes in how I work to take loads off my back by standing part of the time at the computers rather than always sitting.  Without the help of Tom Driggers, none of this would probably have happened.

And of course special thanks to all of you the listeners, especially the 138 of you who contributed through Indiegogo to make the new site possible. Without your campaign success, I hate to think about where we would be right now regarding programs, podcasts, and archives.

Spencer and I want your feedback so please email us. You can reach Spencer through me.

Last but not least, a very Happy 2016 to all of you. I hope you have a terrific year.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Livingston, Host

The Space Show

John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-30-15 December 31, 2015

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 12-30-15

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2614-BWB-2015-12-30.mp3

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Guests: Francis Rose, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Francis and I summarized Space Show listener top space projects of the year. 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. 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. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

 

Guest Host Francis Rose and I discussed Space Show listeners choices for the top space projects of 2015. We divided the topics into three categories, launch services, planetary missions, and human spaceflight. Note that this program also contains the Dr. Space blooper of 2015! Near the end of the segment, I remembered to give credit to the Japanese Space Agency for being able to save their Akatsuki satellite. First, I forgot the name but to make matters worse, I initially said it was rescued and now orbiting Mercury. I immediately changed it back to Venus but in a sentence conveying uncertainty. I tried to get in a later word to correct my blooper but Francis had the last word and ended the segment. I could have edited it out but then that would not have been very open and honest with all of you so there it is, my blooper of 2015, maybe of all time. No need to email to tell me its Venus, not Mercury. I knew it at the time but bad history was made anyway. For the rest of our Hotel Mars segment, I listed the projects most frequently mentioned by Space Show listeners in our multiple end of the year shows. Both Blue Origin and SpaceX got tops in the launch industry for recovering their rocket and first stage. Planetary missions included New Horizons, Dawn, Cassini and mentions of Kepler & Cassini. The twins study and setting the American astronaut record for most time in space by Astronaut Scott Kelly were it for human spaceflight.

 

Please post your comments on TSS blog per above. You can email Mr. Rose or me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.

Tom Olson, Tuesday, 12-29-15 December 30, 2015

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Tom Olson, Tuesday, 12-29-15

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Guest: Thomas (Tom) Olson. Topics: 2015 in review, 2016 space events, best and worst space events of the year. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://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 listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.

We welcomed back Tom Olson for his traditional annual year in review show, this time for the year 2015. During the first segment of our 1 hour 45 minute discussion, I asked Tom to start off with the worst space event for 2015 rather than the best. Interestingly, he said it was the fact that another year has gone by without our flying people to space, either orbital or suborbital. This opened up a discussion about disappointments in the suborbital industry other than for Blue Origin which got the best grade along with SpaceX for their landing their rocket back on the pad after making it to space. As for the best, Tom mentioned several “bests” during the show but started out with the new commercial space legislation recently signed into law, specifically the part about funding commercial crew and U.S citizens being able to extract resources from asteroids. He spoke about the launch industry in general saying this was a near record year with 87 total launches. He talked about the ISS extension to 2024, commercial projects on the station and he said it would be better to design a commercial station properly than to try and commercialize the ISS. Tom then mentioned several entrepreneurial companies worth noting and watching including Planet Labs, Spire, Made In Space, also Sierra Nevada with the continuation of its Dream Chaser space vehicle. Listener Robert asked if his views on space solar power had changed in 2015. Tom said no but listen to his explanation. I asked Tom for the top space leaders of 2015. He had trouble naming a few other than Bezos and Musk. He said there were no heroes. All of the space men and women were heroes. Jeff from Denver asked Tom if he changed his mind on SLS/Orion from previous years. Again, Tom said no but listen to his full explanation. Another listener asked him if he thought 2016 presidential politics would influence space policy. Again, he answered with a no. Ft. Worth John called to talk about artificial gravity experiments that were needed, Falcon 9 landing the 1st stage successfully, plus he asked when the Falcon Heavy would fly.

In the second segment, Luis from Venezuela asked Tom about small scale laser beaming of power from powersats to landers and assets on the lunar surface. Next up was Dr. Lurio who put in a plug for Made In Space for a 2015 outstanding company award, then he talked about XCOR, responding to some of the recent management changes in the company plus the comments Tom was making about the company. Tom further addressed Made In Space and mentioned a 3D bioprinter. Here is the link to the story he mentioned about the bioprinter, http://medcitynews.com/2015/08/watch-out-organovo-biobots-launching-new-line-of-low-cost-3d-bioprinters. Tom spoke more about the Bigelow ISS BEAM Module experiment for later in 2016, then talked about the success of deep space exploration, JPL, and more. He mentioned running water on Mars, Cassini and Titan photos, New Horizons and Pluto and the Dawn Mission to Ceres. He also gave credit to Rosetta and the Comet 67P mission , then commented on the disappointment about the delay in the Insight Mars mission. Tom mentioned Putin’s reorganization of the Russian space industry to just Roscosmos, then he said the weirdest event of the year was the exoplanet discovery of the mysterious dimming in light value with some in the media reporting the possible discovery of alien ruins (see http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/has-kepler-discovered-an-alien-megastructure-151014.htm). Near the end of the program, Tom talked at length about important changes in the New Space Business Plan Competition. A listener then asked him about space films for 2015 and Tom commented on The Martian and television science fiction programming. He also mentioned the twins study on the ISS was nearing its end and Scott Kelly had set a record for the most time spent in space by an American astronaut. Before the show ended we talked about one way trips to Mars, Mars One and then Tom predicted that Mr. Musk will get to Mars before NASA. He concluded by saying that 2015 was an inspiring year for space on all fronts.

Please post your comments/Questions on TSS blog above. Happy New Year to all of you. Keep it safe, have a great celebration and I wish you all a terrific 2016! Thank you again for your Space Show support.

 

Space Show Annual Year In Review Program, Sunday, 12-27-15 December 28, 2015

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Space Show Annual Year In Review Program, Sunday, 12-27-15

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Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics:  Annual review for space for year 2015.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://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 listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.

Welcome to our annual Open Lines Annual Year In Review program for 2015.  As it turned out, we did the 2 hour 10 minute program without a break as calls kept coming and we kept going with the program.  Before taking listener calls, I updated everyone on the new website’s development.  We started with listener calls with Jerry’s call about seeing the Falcon 9 land the first stage from his porch in Merit Island, not far from the SpaceX launch and landing sites.  He described both the launch and the landing for us from his perspective of being there, plus he talked about potential and future SpaceX rockets and launches.  As it turned out, the overwhelming winner for the best 2015 space event was the SpaceX landing of its first stage back at the Cape.  While there was lots of discussion about the future economics of the project, reusable economics and more, including the specifics of this flight that made it perfect for the landing demonstration, there was overwhelming support for SpaceX and reusability.  Several listeners even called to talk about reusability with the Falcon Heavy, they described what they thought was the customer profile for reusability, we talked about risk vs. reward ratios, payload mass and possible pricing strategies for the “used” rocket launch and what the competition may do as a result of this excellent SpaceX success.  As for planetary missions for 2015, hands down for New Horizons and Dawn going to Ceres.  We had a few votes for Comet 67P and some mention of Kepler.  Doug, during his call, mentioned that for 2016 there might not be much happening in planetary science but he did refer to the JUNO mission which makes it to Jupiter on July 4, 2016.  John Hunt called and in addition to talking about reusability and SpaceX, we talked about the new movie Star Wars.  That too was a popular topic for the show. John and I pointed out lots of similarities to the earlier Star Wars and what seemed to be technology that had not advanced much since the initial Star Wars movie.  Another listener emailed in with the technological advances in the fighters and other systems in the new Star Wars movie so there was tech advancement though I don’t think it was easy to spot.  However, we did talk in general about reaching technology plateaus and a few callers brought that up. I cited a current article from an Australian financial publication suggesting Apple Computer had “run out of ideas” which supported what some of the listeners were asking about re space technology.  Michael Listner called to talk about the RD180 engine and the Defense Authorization Act.  We also talked about ULA CEO Tory Bruno being on The Space Show for Tuesday, Jan. 5th.  John in Fremont called about New Horizons, Dawn and 67P, then he suggested he wanted to see SpaceX go to airline type flight service & operations as soon as possible.  He was challenged on that statement.  He also suggested a return to the show by Dr. Bruce Damer regarding his Shepherd Project.  Listener Rick suggested being on the lookout for 2016 for advances in small compact fusion technology with increased involvement from commercial investors. In addition to Focus Fusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics) and Polywell (Energy Matter Conversion Corp., he mentioned Lockheed Martin Skunk Works with their device.  Also,  Lightsail-B is one of the payloads expected on a Falcon 9 flight in 2016 and Phase Four’s CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT) plasma engine got $1 million from DARPA in November. Expected lots of development for 2016.

Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above.  You can reach any of the callers or emailers through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.

 

Space Show 2015 Annual Fund Raising Final Appeal Letter For The Year December 27, 2015

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2015 Annual Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation Fundraising Drive

December, 27, 2015

The year 2015 is rapidly coming to a close and so is our annual fundraising campaign for The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation. With less than a week remaining for a 2015 contribution to The Space Show, if you have not yet supported us, please do. It is your support that keeps us on the air, keeps our content distributed free of charge and enables many of you to promote your work, your services, your views, and your products many times over year.  So ask yourself, in terms of the space environment, are you better off with or without The Space Show?  Does The Space Show enhance and support your work and what you do in and for the space community?  If you answer in the positive to any of these questions or many more that I could easily suggest, then help The Space Show to stay strong with your support.

Our campaign is winding down so I want to thank all of you who have so generously supported The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) during this and previous years. Your past support has definitely kept The Space Show going, even in these challenging economic times. Without sounding weird or over the top, there simply would be no Space Show without your support.  I want each and everyone of you to know that and to know just how much everyone who listens to The Space Show appreciates your support as well but for me, it is personal, it is humbling and very rewarding.  Thank you again and again and again and again.

As I said earlier, our annual fund raising campaign has less than a week to go as we are rapidly approaching 2016 with no stopping the momentum no matter what. We need your support in these last days of our campaign to carry us into the new year so as you finalize your 2015 budgets and end of the year expenses and charitable/nonprofit giving, please remember and support us.

The Space Show operates under the 501C3 nonprofit model. We do not accept advertising or fees from guests to be on the program, even from the many repeat guests on the show that are afforded nearly unlimited self-promotion exposure for their books, websites, ideas, theories, and work related to space activities of all sorts. This year we also accepted a special category of sponsorships for our Indiegogo project for building the new website. Given our nonprofit model, The Space Show relies entirely upon listener support for its continued operation and programming, and in being able to keep our content free and available to everyone on the internet on a global basis. This includes all our programs going back to our start in 2001. Given our policy on making all our programs available, we do need your continued support for us to continue. Space Show programs are costly to produce live and archive, plus remember, we keep all our shows active and available to ou on our website. Your support for The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation is vital to our continued operation, success and for many of you, to the nearly unlimited promotion of your work.

We understand that you have choices in making your year end tax deductible contributions and we certainly appreciate your including us in your gifting priorities. 2015 is quickly coming to a close. Now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making your contribution . As a 501C3 nonprofit, if you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction for your gift as permitted by law. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes. I recommend that you check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and comments about the show or your support. Above all, please remember that we do need and appreciate your support

You can make your donation online using Pay Pal at either www.thespaceshow.com/donate.asp  or www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/individuals.htm.  Simply click on the Pay Pal logo. If you prefer mailing a check, please make your check payable to One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. and mail it in care of me to P.O. Box 95, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA. Remember, your gift makes The Space Show programming and all of the services such as the toll free line, archives, podcasts, email, and our blog possible.

One last note about our new website financed so generously by your support of our Indiegogo crowd funding drive earlier this year. You should be up to date on our progress if you read our blog update posts but in having spent another hour on the phone with Spencer this morning being trained on how to work the new site with more time being devoted to this with Spencer during this week, I am pretty sure we will launch January 1.  There are lots and lots of changes with the new site, not just a new and fresh design.  The blog is different, the website newsletter is different, shows are displayed differently, the searchable database has lots of options for you, plus many more features.  To comment on the blog you will need to register a Disqus account and you will see that on the website.  Spencer and I are working on either an instructional program for listeners or he may make some videos to guide listeners in getting familiar with the new site.  Also, we expect glitches to show up and hope your eagle eyes will catch them and report them to us.  I will update you this week as to any more website delays, otherwise get ready for the launch of the new site by January 1.

Thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing the New Year with you through The Space Show and the One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. Please contact me at drspace@thespaceshow.com if you have any questions. Let’s all work to make 2016 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world.

Sincerely, yours,

Dr. David Livingston

The Space Show

One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.

 

 

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