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Tom Olson, 2014 Year In Review, Tuesday, 12-30-14 December 31, 2014

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Tom Olson, 2014 Year In Review, Tuesday, 12-30-14

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Guest:  Tom Olson.  Topics:  Space year 2014 in review.  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.

We welcomed Tom Olson back to the show for his annual end of the year review show for the space year at hand, 2014.  During the first segment of our last program for 2014, I asked Tom for positive memorable events in 2014 .  Tom came well prepared for this question.  Do you have the same memorable events list or a different one?  Let us know on the blog.  As Tom was going through his list of memorable positive events and developments for 2014, we took some email questions about Blue Atlas, the Delta IV and human rating it, and of course ULA.  Another listener wanted to know what Tom thought of the idea of a prize for an on orbiting demo propellant depot and fuel transfer.  Toward the end of the first segment, Dr. Lurio called in and talked about fuel depots, markets for them, NASA and more. We also talked about Virgin Galactic and SpaceShip2 plus what may be forthcoming from the NTSB report when it becomes available.  Antares was also discussed before the break.

In the second segment, Jeff from Tucson called in about a possible Netscape Moment.  Tom did not think much of a Netscape Moment, instead he talked about the concept of space scalable.  I got in on the discussion as did others and this led us to our discussing reusability with SpaceX and would it be a game changer.  Later in the segment, more was said about the Delta IV, ULA, Atlas and even SLS.  For 2015, Tom talked about Bigelow Aerospace getting their modules up to the ISS.  He also talked about Dragon V2 and Falcon Heavy.  In addition, Tom mentioned Power Beaming test for SSP in space beaming power from point to point but in space.  Of course SLS and Orion came up. Tom is not supportive of it, Dr. Lurio called in who is not supportive of it and holding up the fort for it was our friend SLS John.  The latter part of the show was an ongoing give and take with Lurio, Tom and SLS John highly engaged in a back and forth but as you will hear, there were no winners.  Tom and I did a bit of reminiscing because we go back with one another for more than a decade.  We wished everyone a very Happy New Year and a great 2015.  And remember, “y’all come back for more in 2015!”

Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above.  You can reach Tom Olson or any of the callers or emailiers through me.

Golden Oldie Tom Olson Space Year 2007 In Review, Thursday, 12-26-13 December 25, 2013

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Golden Oldie Tom Olson Space Year 2007 In Review, Thursday, 12-26-13

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Guest: Tom Olson. Topics:  Tom Olson focused on a 2007 year end review for the space industry. 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.
Welcome to the fourth part of our Golden Oldie decade of space events and news in review.  For this archived program, guest Tom Olson gives us a 2007 overview, recorded on Dec. 20, 2007.  Here is the summary of the show I used when archiving this Golden Oldie for the first time back in 2007.  Tom has been doing this review since the early days of The Space Show and it has since become an annual tradition. Along with being a light and fun show, he provided important and substantive analysis on many key topics and issues which faced the space world in 2007. Many of these issues will undoubtedly face the space world for 2008. We had many listener questions on several topics dealing with New Space investments, financing, and maturity. You will find Tom’s observations and comments pertinent to this ongoing discussion on The Space Show. Other questions concerned the awarding of prizes, the indicators one might consider before investing in space, the different types of space businesses which started up in 2007 versus previous years, and a review of the COTS competition. In the last segment of the show, Tom added a new feature we have not previously done, “The Kool Aid Event Of The Year!” To know Tom’s selection for 2007, you will need to listen to what he said during this program. However, one hint we can provide is that Tom instigated a discussion about a “Netscape Moment” on the show. Early in the program, Tom and I promoted the Space Cynics blog which can be found at http://spacecynic.wordpress.com/. Tom, posting as Tom’sRants, is one of the Cynics who post on the blog started by Shubber Ali (Shubber posts under his first name). I, Professor L, am probably the Cynic that posts the least and Dr. Jurist posts as Old Space Cadet. In discussing some of the Cynics’ posts, Tom explained the purpose of Space Cynics and discussed our annual set of awards, The Walking Eagle Award. I am sure you will appreciate this 2007 space review program.
Please post your comments on The Space Show blog.  You can email Tom through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.  This interview runs for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Dennis Wingo, Monday, 8-6-12 August 7, 2012

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Dennis Wingo, Monday, 8-6-12

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Guest:  Dennis Wingo.  Topics:  Economic Development of the Moon.  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. We welcomed Dennis Wingo back to the program to discuss his July 16, 2012 blog article and concept, “Changing the Conversation about the Economic Development of the Moon.”  You can find his article at http://denniswingo.wordpress.com.  We started our first segment of this nearly two hour program with a shout out to NASA, JPL, & the entire Curiosity team for an outstanding job with landing Curiosity on Mars.  Dennis then pointed out that MSL and Curiosity cost about half of a Nimitz Super Carrier.  Dennis then talked about heavy lift and the fact that modern technology, on orbit fuel depots, orbital dynamics, and ISRU usage all provide reasonable and cost-effective alternatives to the need for heavy lift.  In this discussion, he also included the use of a lunar 3D printer.  Dennis listed several new technologies and applications so don’t miss this section.  Dennis next outlined a plan to eventually have boots on the lunar surface at both poles for water and development.  He would start of with robotics. He noted a preference for the north pole.  We talked about our present day capability to get to either lunar pole.  Doug called in from S. California to talk about telerobotics using telemedicine as an example.  During this discussion, we learned that in the use of robotics, about 90%  represents the robots while 10% represents the people operating, servicing, repairing, and maintaining the robots.
In our second segment, listener Larry asked Dennis about timelines.  Dennis suggested by 2020 we could be back on the Moon.  He broke this down in stages to explain why it would take so long to undertake this mission.  He then said we needed a mindset change to go back to the Moon.  The mindset change enables seeing the Moon first for economic development and then science as a secondary objective.  We talked about the international potential for such a lunar economic mission (private, not government), Another listener asked our guest if a Netscape Moment was essential for developing lunar commerce.  Michael called in to talk about the potential legal & regulatory risks for lunar economic missions.  This too was an interesting & challenging discussion, don’t miss it.  Tim called to ask about the use of space tugs and specific launch vehicles as well as new combinations of rocket fuel. Dennis offered us important closing comments about financing such missions, launch cost issues of concern, and allowing government to dictate our future.  Please post your comments/questions on the blog.
If you want to send an email to Dennis Wingo, you can do so through me & I will forward it to him.

Richard David, Tuesday, 7-31-12 August 1, 2012

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Richard David, Tuesday, 7-31-12

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.Guest:  Richard David.  Topics:  NewSpace Global, LLC, private space company ratings & analysis, commercial space evaluation tools.  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. We welcomed Richard David to the program to discuss his new company, NewSpace Global, LLC (NSG).  NSG publishes monthly reports and indices rating and evaluating NewSpace companies and the industry.  Please follow along with us at their website, www.newspaceglobal.com.  As we learned, the company provides high level market data and enables subscribers to their service to access important company and industry information regarding the commercial space companies, the emerging industry, management, and more.  Mr. David said that NSG tracks about 300 companies with a focus, in this order, on management, markets, capitalization, and technology.  During our discussion, Richard went into detail regarding each of these categories and why each segment is listed in the above order.  As he discussed the content and tools used to analyze the companies, he mentioned several company examples throughout our discussing including SpaceX, Skybox Imaging, Planetary Resources, plus others.  He discussed how they collected their data and their commitment to the protection of proprietary data and information. He also went into some detail regarding the different indices which are discussed at www.newspaceglobal.com/indices.  We discussed changes with the famous reports issued by Clark Lindsey as RLV News is now part of NSG and called NewSpace Watch (www.newspacewatch.com).  For those of you that regularly follow the fine work of Clark, you will want to know about these changes.  Richard also talked about interested parties being able to sign up for a free week of NSG services followed by their choice of multiple subscription plans.  You can signup at either  www.newspacewatch.com/signup.php or www.newspaceglobal.com/user/register.

In our second segment, Mr. David spoke more about Clark’s work and the new relationship with NSG.  He also mentioned more companies that they follow on the Top 100 Index of commercial space companies.  He talked about Thruster which is their monthly report.  When you sign up for the free trial, you can download the current Thruster issue.  Other issues discussed included the general media and its response to NewSpace as an industry along with specific companies, the NSG rating point system for analysis, and just how issues such as ITAR and company market scalability considerations are factored into the analysis and ratings.

Please post your comments on The Space Show blog.  If you want to email Richard, you can use info@newspaceglobal.com.  Reference The Space Show in the subject lin.  In closing, Richard paraphrased a Victor Hugo quote, All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.