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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 4-11-12 April 12, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 4-11-12

John Batchelor, Derek Webber, Dr. David Livingston


Guests:  John Batchelor, Derek Webber, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Spaceports. 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. 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. The topics in this 11 minute segment focused on spaceports, the potential for Space X to develop a spaceport in the area ofBrownsville,Texas,  the Cecil Field, Florida spaceport, commercial spaceport operations as compared to the old style government run spaceports, and space tourism.  Derek also talked about the market for spaceports when asked by John about international locations.  Derek stressed the need for successful, commercially driven and market based operations and believes the industry will grow, especially with space tourism.  Derek talked about supplementing spaceport revenue with terrestrial tourism revenue and projects. If you have comments/questions for either John Batchelor or Derek Webber, send them to me and I will forward them to you.