Dr. Scott Pace, Sunday, 9-1-13 September 1, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: cis-lunar development, Code of Conduct, commodities control list, Dr. Scott Pace, Falcon Heavy, heavy lift, human spaceflight (HSF), Inspiration Mars, international space cooperation, ITAR, Lunar Cots, Mars, moving the space frontier, munitions list, NASA asteroid mission, NASA engineering expertise, NASA mission expertise, Private Sector Space, Return to the Moon, SLS, U.S. congress, U.S. space policy
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Dr. Scott Pace, Sunday, 9-1-13
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Guest: Dr. Scott Pace. Topics: U.S. space policy, leadership, international participation, HSF, and the importance of it to our nation and future. 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.
We welcomed back Dr. Scott Pace to the program to discuss our space policy, leadership, the prospects for human spaceflight (HSF), and international participation. For more information on what Dr. Pace talked about today, see http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/28/american-space-strategy-choose-to-steer-not-drift and www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/logsdon-and-pace-criticize-lack-of-white-house-leadership-on-nasa. Dr. Pace stated that our national space policy was adrift which we discussed in some detail during this 1 hour 38 minute program. In the first segment, I asked Dr. Pace to explain why our space policy was and is adrift. He referred back to the 2010 National U.S. National Space Policy which he largely supported but the human spaceflight portions of it were weak. We mostly focused on human spaceflight for this Space Show program. I asked him about the forthcoming NRC Human Spaceflight Study underway for which he had several comments but said policy does not typically come from external organizations. We talked about weakness in space policy leadership both with the White House and Congress. Dr. Pace said that he believed HSF to be meaningful to our nation and our future, and he put forth the rational for this throughout both segments of our discussion. Listener Mike Listner called in to ask questions about the European Code of Conduct which is in an ongoing evaluation process among many countries. Dr. Paced talked about the concerns and benefits of the Code & I asked if at least in the U.S. the policy makers were considerate of commercial or private space (NewSpace) interests. He said they were, especially within the State Department. We also talked about humans to Mars missions, lunar return missions and Cis-lunar development. Doug called to express his concerns regarding lunar and Cis-lunar missions and at one point Dr. Pace talked about how frontier lines actually move so what may not be doable today may be doable in the near future.
We started the second segment with a call from John Hunt who talked about the need to have a space transportation system before we can return to the Moon or go anywhere. This took us into the world of heavy lift rockets, Dream Chaser & routine spaceflight. We also talked about Falcon Heavy and SLS. We switched over for ITAR updates which Dr. Pace provided for us. Space as a political issue for upcoming elections was discussed as were the much talked about NASA asteroid missions. Near the end, Dr. Pace was asked about the Chinese program & their plans to do an end of the year lunar robotic mission. Dr. Pace had much to say about the Chinese space program. Dr. Pace did provide a summary for us saying that there are still great opportunities in space despite the challenges. He made an excellent case for American space leadership & why its so important for us all.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can reach Dr. Pace through his GWU website or through me.
Frank White, Sunday, 11-11-12 November 11, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " long duration human spaceflight, "Overview" Film, "The New Camelot, Camelot, commercial space, Earth-MoonL2, Earthrise photo, ESA, Frank White, international space cooperation, ISS, King Arthur, Mars, NASA, President Kennedy, Space Synapse, The Blue Marble, The Overview Effect, The Overview Institute
Frank White, Sunday, 11-11-12
Guest: Frank White. Topics: The Overview Effect 25 years later, still growing and expanding strong. 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. We welcomed Frank White back to the program to discuss The Overview Effect twenty-five years after he identified it in his famous book by that name. Frank both described and explained what is meant by the Overview Effect, he talked about the astronauts he interviewed, their own work, and the new updated version he is working on for the AIAA. He also told us about the Overview Institute (www.overviewinstitute.org). In this first segment, the listeners asked him questions about long duration spaceflight and being unable to see Earth as the astronauts move further away from our planet, they asked about gender differences with the Overview Effect, and the difficulty that seems to exist for many people in taking their experience from space and communicating it to others. Frank told us about the upcoming film produced by a UK group, “Overview” and that it might be streamed live from Harvard at its premiere on Dec. 7th. Frank will provide The Space Show details about this and I will be sure to announce the details on future Space Show programs.
In our second segment, Frank told us about his work regarding educational outreach with the Overview Effect with a UK group, Space Synapse (www.spacesynapse.com). We talked about possible use of the overview concept by NASA and national space agencies as well as in private/commercial space activities. Frank then told us about his Kindle book on Amazon, “The New Camelot.” You can find it at www.amazon.com/The-New-Camelot-Volume-ebook/dp/B008WQ22RI/ref=onegiantlea20. Please remember if you purchase the book with this URL, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show/OGLF. Frank explained how he came to write this particular book and the significance of Camelot with President Kennedy and our Moon program. In this book, Mr. White puts forth a new interpretation of the Apollo Moon program by comparing our early astronauts to the Knights of King Arthur’s Round Table. Frank suggests that the Overview Effect might just be the “holy grail” of our lifetime. We talked about the possibility of the Camelot analogy spilling over to both LBJ and Nixon. Near the end of the program, Tim called to give us a thumbs down on international cooperation in space missions, particularly if they are designed mainly for diplomacy. The three of us had an interesting discussion about international cooperation in space. Toward the end, we talked about looking forward to the private sector as the main driver for HSF and going out into space.
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Classroom: Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Jim Vedda, Friday, 10-19-12 October 20, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Cislunar space development, Dr. Jim Vedda, Dr. Paul Spudis, EELV, Falcon Heavy, heavy lift, human spaceflight, infrastructure, INSITU Resource Utilization, international space cooperation, ISS, LEO, low lunar orbit, lunar ice, lunar poles, lunar water, Mars, Moon, NASA, on orbit construction, Propellant Depots, public/private partnerships, robotic lunar mining, sequestration, SLS, small business community, Space Show Classroom, species extinction, stunt space accomplishments, the railroad model, Vision for Space Exploration
Classroom: Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Jim Vedda, Friday, 10-19-12
Cislunar Space Development
Guests: CLASSROOM: Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Jim Vedda. Topics: Cislunar space development and economics. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blogs, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com and the Classroom blog, http://spaceshowclassroom.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 using the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. For this Classroom Space Show two hour program, we welcomed Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Jim Vedda for a comprehensive discussion on the importance of undertaking Cislunar space development as a major focus of U.S. space policy. Our program was in two equal segments but since our topics crossed segments, our summary will reflect the entire program, not each segment. Also, at the end of this summary, I have listed several relevant URLs for cislunar space development and our guests. If you want more information on the subject, I suggest you visit the recommended websites and blogs. Our guests described cislunar space for us and did an excellent job in letting us know why it is important to focus on a cislunar space development program. In the process of addressing this very important issue, we talked about policy, the railroad model, the need for space infrastructure, insitu resource development and understanding, lunar water, lunar ice, lunar polar robotic exploration, the need to learn to live and behave in space, and much more. Listeners called and asked email questions that drew out both our panel members so that our discussion was sufficiently thorough. Side issues were discussed such as budget cuts, tight budgets, how to do cislunar space in a belt tightening environment, small businesses and contractors, even sequestration. Our guests were very clear as to why cislunar development was much more preferable than “space stunt accomplishment” types of programs and projects. Our guests presented a good case in letting us know why cislunar development is preferable over a humans to Mars mission at this time. Another issue brought up by a listener was to ask about “Plan B” if for some reason there was no water or there was insufficient water/ice on the Moon. Dr. Spudis explained why that was not likely but both panel members talked about why cislunar development was important to even without sufficient water/ice resources on the Moon. Here are the URLs of interest I mentioned above: First, Dr. Vedda’s new book, “Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program” is at www.amazon.com/Becoming-Spacefarers-James-A-Vedda/dp/1477130918/ref=onegiantlea20. The Paris conference mentioned by Dr. Spudis is the ASTECH’s “Developing Space” Conference is at www.d-space2012.com. Dr. Spudis websites and blogs can be found at www.spudislunarresources.com; www.spudislunarresources.com/blog; http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon. His book, “Blogging the Moon” is at www.amazon.com/Blogging-Moon-Paul-D-Spudis/dp/1926837177/ref=onegiantlea20. Other related websites of interest include www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=13404; www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=19999; www.spudislunarresources.com/Papers/The%20Vision%20and%20the%20Mission.pdf.; www.cislunarnext.org.
Please post your comments/questions on the blogs above. If you want to contact either Dr. Vedda or Dr. Spudis, you can do so through me.
Tags: AIAA, Bob Dickman, commercial space, Dr. Christian Feichtinger, global space exploration, human exploration, International Astronautical Federation (IAF), international space cooperation, ISS, lunar exploration, Mars exploration, national space agencies, NEOs, robotic exploration
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Global Space Exploration Conference, Tuesday, 5-1-12
Guests: Bob Dickman, AIAA and Dr. Christian Feichtinger, IAF. 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. 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. Please note that there were telephone line audio problems during this program. We welcomed both General Dickman and Dr. Feichtinger to the program to discuss this important conference, The Global Space Exploration Conference sponsored by both the AIAA and IAF. For full conference information, visit their website, http://glex2012.org. Here, you can register, make hotel reservations and plan which programs, tracks, and special events interest you. The conference is May 22-24, 2012 in Washington, DC at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Our two guests started our discussion with an overview of the conference and the roles of both the AIAA and IAF in sponsoring the event. We then focused in on the conference theme which is global space exploration and we discussed the Keynote/Plenary speakers and panels. These are listed on the website but a few received special attention. First, there was the discussion with the Heads of the national space agencies for a global perspective on space exploration. We then talked about human exploration, Mars and other destinations in terms of global exploration, plus the panel entitled “Enabling A Political Consensus.” Other conference topics we focused on during this hour long program dealt with commercial space, NewSpace, public/private partnerships, and conference logistics. Our guests made sure to point out the Masters with Masters session followed by the Young Professional Reception, both of which are Monday evening. The Masters session is for young professionals, 35 or younger, and is a superb networking event designed for the young space leaders who will go on to be our space leaders in the near future. You can read about this event at http://glex2012.org/social-events. Our guests pointed out the two general events open to everyone, the Tuesday Welcome Reception and Poster Session plus the Wednesday Off-Site Reception at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. The conference is multi-track so you will need to choose which programs and discussions you want to hear.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you have conference specific questions, you can use the Contact page on their website, http://glex2012.org/contact.