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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 7-1-15 July 2, 2015

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The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 7-1-15

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Guests: John Batchelor, Michael Listner, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: U.S. National Space Policy & the next administration. 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, 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.

 

John Batchelor and I welcomed back space attorney Michael Listner to the program to discuss the significance of the U.S. National Space Policy. We talked about some of the choices the next administration might have in formulating a new national space policy including the continuation of subsidies to the commercial space industry, to finally take up space debris removal policy for U.S. debris, and even to start formulating policy on space property rights. Michael also discussed the trend toward transparency and confidence building measures which are a product of the Executive Branch as compared to treaties which need approval from the Senate. I asked Michael if he thought we might start seeing policy emerge as to the usage of cubesats plus I asked how human spaceflight might be impacted by a new national space policy.

 

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1. B John - July 2, 2015

ESA has last month already taken the lead in space debris removal (“e.Debris”). See news item: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/06/06/esa-designing-spacecraft-remove-space-debris/
Not that ESA has caused any space debris, compared with the US, Russia, China, India but it is “leadership”, isn’t it? Does the US care to follow their leader ESA? I think Listener should’ve used the term “followship” instead of leadership. Because when others already have taken the leadership, the choice is to follow or to stand still. It is not yet too late to become a follower.

Michael J. Listner - July 2, 2015

If you’re going to ridicule me, at least have the courtesy of spelling my last name correctly.

B John - July 3, 2015

Sorry, I didn’t mean to misspell your name. Nor to ridicule your ideal. It just seems as unrealistic as getting yesterday back tomorrow. The US has passed away alot of initiatives in space. Now it is time to accept this historical result and to adapt to the reactive second rate follower position which the US gov has chosen as its space policy strategy.

B John - July 3, 2015

I think the problem is that you appear to defend ANY policy, because it is formally legal. And you have no useful theory which explains how policy becomes efficient or why they fail. I don’t think you have understood the logic which explains why all governmental activities rot and die.


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