John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-15-13 May 16, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-15-13
Guests: John Batchelor, William Harwood, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: ISS ammonia repair, Kepler Space Telescope problems, GPS, Atlas 5, Falcon 9, NASA mood. 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. 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 William (Bill) Harwood, CBS space news space reporter at the Cape, we discussed the recent ISS problems with the ammonia cooling loop and the space walk repairs, the new problems with the Kepler Space Telescope which may suggest an ending of this marvelous planet finding tool, and the ULA Atlas 5 GPS launch. I also asked Bill to compare an Atlas 5 launch to a Falcon 9 launch. As our discussion was ending, John asked Bill if he thought NASA was becoming more accepting of private space and commercial crew efforts. Bill talked about this for a few minutes, summarizing with his take of the NASA mood as a result of challenges facing the organization.
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