Open Lines, Sunday, 1-25-15 January 26, 2015Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Returning to the Moon, Al Worden interview, archaeological excavation models for Mars, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Doug Plata, inflatable habitats, John Logsdon new space book, Mars colonization, Mars Return Option, Michael Listner, Nixon space policy, nuclear thermal rocket, one way trips to Mars, Open Lines, permanent base on the Moon, radiation, radioactive debris threat to satellites, spaceflight to Mars compared to submarines, SpaceX satellite constellation plan, SpaceX vs. Air Force settlement, UFO files
Open Lines, Sunday, 1-25-15
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Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: We discussed a wide range of space topics from Mars colonization to radiation issues, UFO files, the SpaceX-AF litigation, the Nixon space policy and much more. 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 http://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 Open Lines program. During the first segment of our two hour seven minute program, we took several calls starting with John in Florida who wanted to talk about early Mars colonization, one way Mars trips and similar topics. He wondered about buried Martian ruins deep under the ground and I drew an analogy to archaeological digs here on Earth in finding towns and early civilizations buried on top of one another far below the surface of the Earth. John from Ft. Worth called in to talk about the Al Worden interview in which Al did not think there was any reason for returning to the Moon. You can read the Worden interview at http://www.dw.de/apollo-15-command-module-pilot-alfred-m-worden-nasa-took-a-step-backwards/a-18211468. I also asked John about the release of thousands of UFO documents, http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/01/19/air-force-ufo-files/21985651. John and I then returned to discuss more about the Worden interview, his comments on the shuttle, the ISS, Saturn V and more.
In the second segment, Michael Listner called to update us on the settlement of the SpaceX Air Force litigation. Michael summarized the mediation and the settlement details for us. Dr. Doug from S. California called to talk about a variety of topics including radiation. He referred to an Al Globus article regarding his view on shielding requirements. You can read Al’s article here: http://space.alglobus.net/papers/RadiationPaper2014.pdf. Doug also talked about a permanent base on the Moon and his Mars Return Option. Dwayne was the next caller and he spoke of John Logsdon’s upcoming book on Apollo and the Nixon space policy. He talked about all the budget cuts and slashes back then and how they negatively impacted the program. Dwayne also talked about the nuclear thermal rocket and the fact that it can’t go active until it out of Earth orbit. Adrian sent in an email about radiation debris putting satellites at risk. Here is the older NY Times article he sent me: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/26/world/radioactive-debris-in-space-threatens-satellites-in-use.html. Tim called to debunk the Mars crew living in a tuna can analogy and instead wanted to compare it to submarines. He got some pushback on his submarine analogy. Earlier, Jon from NJ had sent in a note about the SpaceX satellite plans & what this may mean for SpaceX.
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