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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, https://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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