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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 1-15-14 January 16, 2014

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John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 1-15-14


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Guests: John Batchelor, Gordon Chang, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The Chinese space program and their lunar lander.  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.  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm).

During our 11 minute plus discussion, John, Gordon & I discussed the Chinese space program, their lunar lander Chang’e 3 and their lunar rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit).  We talked about the science to be done by the rover, the high quality cameras in use, photos already taken of the landing site and of Earth and possible future aspects of the Chinese program.

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1. Ken Lundermann - January 22, 2014

My thoughts exactly re Gordon Chang. Why does Bachelor invite him on the show? It just makes him look foolish.

2. Space-for-All at HobbySpace » Space policy roundup – Jan.17.14 - January 17, 2014

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3. Dwayne Day - January 17, 2014

Any session involving Gordon Chang is always amusing. He says something insane (like the Chinese are using Yutu to survey sites for a future missile base on the Moon) and then there’s a pause as the guest considers responding by saying “That’s a really stupid thing to say.” After the pause the guest patiently explains–like you would with a five-year-old–why that idea won’t work.

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