John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 6-18-14 June 19, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: flight safety measures., George Whitesides, space suits, space tourism, SpaceShip2, suborbital flight experiments, Virgin Galactic
John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 6-18-14
Featuring George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic CEO
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Guests: John Batchelor, George Whitesides, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, brought us current on Virgin news. 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, http://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.
We welcomed to Hotel Mars George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic to discuss the latest news and developments with the company. John asked about their engine and fuels, I asked about passenger issues like being able to float freely, the need for spacesuits, and if there was government money invested in the project. George talked about their test flights to date and their testing program. I asked when prices might come down and their plans for Launcher One.. Doug talked about their engine issues their replacement with a nylon fuel motor. Other topics were discussed as well.
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