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Open Lines, Sunday, 9-28-15 September 29, 2015

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Open Lines, Sunday, 9-28-15


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Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Dr. Space takes medical leave, a summary of our Indiegogo project, multiple callers and topics. 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 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.


During our 2 hour 12 minute program, we received several calls and answered multiple emails from you the listeners. In the first segment, I spent about 30 minutes updating the audience on my planned medical leave starting later this week, plus I did a detailed summary of our recent Indiegogo campaign to modernize TSS website and archives. I also provided listeners with an update on our website design process with our current time table for launching the new site. In addition, I tossed out some discussion topics including the NASA flowing water on Mars announcement, and the contest to build a 3D printed habitat on Mars. The architects who have designed the new spaceship like Apple HQ has entered the competition to robotically build the printed hab. You can read about this at www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3249387/Firm-Apple-s-Spaceship-HQ-reveals-plans-Nasa-backed-3D-printed-Mars-habitat-built-robots.html.  D.R. Arthur was our first caller to tell us about his Apollo Dividend Project. This project has been designed to cure the world’s economic problems through space development and resource usage. Check it out at www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140612190511-26391015-apollo-dividend-curing-the-world-economic-structure and also at https://twitter.com/apollodividend. D.R. spent about 20 minutes talking with us about this project. A listener emailed me asking me to compare Indiegogo to Kickstarter as she was considering her own crowed funding project. I responded to her as best I could but my Indiegogo experience, as good as it was, was based on only one 501C3 campaign. I’ve just attempted the one campaign plus I have never done a Kickstarter project though many Space Show guests and listeners have used Kickstarter for more than one project. Next was the first of a few UFO discussions based on the comments made in the second half of yesterday’s program with Dr. Stuart Robbins when we discussed his PseudoAstronomy blog. John from Ft. worth was our caller so if this subject interests you, don’t miss it. Before talking about the UFO subject, John wanted me to describe my tour of Dr. Jim Woodward’s physics lab at Cal State Fullerton. We talked about the lab and the Mach Thruster work in detail.


In the second segment, we started out with Dr. Doug’s call regarding the Dailymail article above on the 3D printing of a Mars habitat. Doug was not positive about doing this on Mars, I agreed with him, and this turned out to be a good short discussion on the possibility of doing a robotic 3D printed Martian habitat. Don’t miss what Doug had to say on this subject. Penny emailed us from Boston inquiring about mach thrusters, asking what they were. I made a pass at explaining this work to her, then Ft. Worth John called again to further elaborate on the physics behind Dr. Woodward’s work. Prior to ending his call, John had lots more to say about the UFO topic as he listened to the program with Dr. Robbins but did not call in. We had a fun discussion on the topic for the last 15-20 minutes of our program.


Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can contact any of our callers through drspace@thespaceshow.com.


1. rocketscirick - October 6, 2015

Here’s the NASA site for the 3D printed habitat challenge. Winners were recently announced on Sept. 27, 2015. http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/3DPHab/2015winners.html

This was a pretty fast competition. I believe the competition was announced at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, May 2015. And here were are with the winners in September at a Maker Faire in New York.

2. Andy Hill - October 6, 2015

The Apollo Dividend project sounded a lot like smoke and mirrors to me. Maybe its just me but it all sounded a bit complicated and not really workable. If something is not straight forward and clear I cant see many people rushing to participate. Just my 2 cents worth others may have a different view.

3. Mark - October 1, 2015

With this UFO thing, I admit that the conversatiion was fun, but I think that you guys are just connecting some unusual, unexpected disparate things/phenomena into a pattern that just isn’t there. Honestly, politicians are just too damn stupid to understand (without a LOT of outside help) and handle a situation as unusual as a real visit from a “conventional” interstellar ship (some immense super-advanced structure) let alone somebody, who smacks of the god-like powers similar to those in the Culture books of Iain M. Banks (move super-fast anywhere in the universe, transmute elements, hyper-smart AI everywhere). They wouldn’t even know what to look at, what questions to ask, how to behave. Reagan and interplanetary/interstellar warfare doesn’t make any sense either because idiotcic Hollywood movies notwithstanding, what chances would there be against anybody, who harnessed immense energies to get here from another even close-by star system? Jimmy Carter probably just didn’t even know what the hell he was talking about, or was just blabbing about some unusual incidents he didn’t have any grasp of. It would be interesting to have Contact, but like Seth Shostak of SETI says, if they come it would be best to head for the hills.

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