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Spencer Austin-Martin, Sunday, 8-9-15 August 9, 2015

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Spencer Austin-Martin, Space Show Indiegogo Project for the new website, Sunday, 8-9-15

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2522-BWB-2015-08-09.mp3

Listeners:

At long last our Indiegogo project to modernize The Space Show website and to develop a fully searchable, archival quality database will be live !

Please visit these websites for more information and for our Indiegogo project:

  1.  Our support site:  http://www.supportthespaceshow.com;
  2.   Indiegogo project site:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign
  3.   Our YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3DQmpIqi_M&feature=em-upload_owner
  4.   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oglfthespaceshow

Guest: Spencer Austin-Martin; Topics: The Space Show website modernization project with the development of a fully searchable & archival quality database. 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.

 

We welcomed Spencer Austin-Martin back to the show for the launch of our Indiegogo crowd funding project to modernize The Space Show website and to create a fully searchable and archival quality database for our more than 2,500 Space Show programs. Our Indiegogo campaign launched just before airtime and this was our coming out program for both the campaign and the detailed plans for the new website and archives. Here are the important websites for our campaign: 1. Our support site: www.supportthespaceshow.com; 2. Indiegogo project site: www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign; 3. Our YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3DQmpIqi_M&feature=em-upload_owner and our Space Show Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oglfthespaceshow. During the first segment of our 97 minute program, Spencer and I introduced The Space Show website modernization program including the development of a fully searchable and archival quality database. See the links above for our actual crowd funding site on Indiegogo, our Support The Space Show support site, our YouTube video, and our Space Show Facebook fan page. I started off talking about the 501C3 status for our project and what this might mean for you the donor as The Space Show is a nonprofit corporation through One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. In the early part of our discussion, we talked about having listeners beta test the new website as its developed, plus the Honor Roll for Space Show donors which will be a part of the new website. I also talked about the new Space Show logo designed by my son Jordan. Together with a special autograph, the autograph new logo is the Special Edition Logo that for this campaign only will be on the Perk Space Show gear including the external hard drives. Next, we discussed each of our 17 Perks (incentives), going through each one and explaining the terms or certain issues regarding a specific Perk such as hosting your own Space Show program or webinar. We also talked about domestic and international shipping rates. I went into detail on the host your own Space Show Program perk to let everyone know how such a program would work. I also mentioned that were we to discover really good Space Show hosts, we would develop a substitute host program for future Space Show programs when a substitute host was needed. Spencer and I talked about the logistics for both the Space Show Program Collection Perks using external hard drives to give those wanting their own special collection of Space Show programs and webinars, plus a five year annual subscription to all Space Show programs and webinars.

 

In the second segment, Spencer talked about the importance of social media in our campaign, our Facebook site, and the need for listeners to share our campaign posts and information with their own social media groups. To repeat, our Facebook Space Show fan page is www.facebook.com/oglfthespaceshow. My individual Facebook site is www.facebook.com/david.livingston.75873. Spencer talked about the technical benefits using Drupal 7 as our CMS program plus Blender for our videos. Near the end of our program, a listener asked about the new site’s color theme and if it would be similar to our existing site. Spencer again stressed the need to share our information with listener social media contacts. In addition, I spoke in detail about the testimonials provided by guests and listeners, I responded to a question from Todd about tax deductions for the non profit gifts, and Spencer went into more details regarding both the new search and community tools that will be made available to users on the new website. Please visit our Support and Indiegogo sites and help with our campaign. We need your support to reach our goal and to develop and bring the new site online, including the new quality archives.

 

Post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. Spencer can be reached through me or our Indiegogo site.

 

Dr. Edythe Weeks, Tuesday, 11-20-12 November 21, 2012

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Dr. Edythe Weeks, Tuesday, 11-20-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1897-BWB-2012-11-20.mp3

Guest:  Dr Edythe (Edy) Weeks.  Topics: We discussed her book, various commercial space development models, benefit sharing & more.  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 Dr. Edythe (Edy) Weeks to the program to discuss her book, “Outer Space Development, International Relations and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds.” You can buy her book on Amazon & if you use the following URL, Amazon will contribute to The Space Show/OGLF: www.amazon.com/Outer-Space-Development-International-Relations/dp/1443839655/ref=onegiantlea20.  During our first segment of this 2.5 hour discussion, Dr. Weeks introduced us to her book and the need to understand space development from an international relations perspective.  We talked about how the industry has evolved over the last 20+ years, innovations such as citizen science suborbital missions, new commercial players, & innovative business ideas such as asteroid mining.  Dr. Weeks talked extensively about the need for an ideological shift toward space throughout the non-space population & within our global educational systems.  When Todd from San Diego emailed Edy as to how to create the ideological shift, that opened a discussion on how such shifts are created.  It was very interesting that one of the major examples cited by our guest included the growth & popularity of tattoos.  This sparked quite a conversation, some of it laced with humor, lots of fun, but also relevant points to our discussion.  As our segment was ending, our guest talked about the need to include other perspectives in the space benefits, those coming from outside the STEM fields.
     In our second & very long segment, I opened up asking Edy about the ideas in her book in support of benefit sharing & the Common Heritage of Mankind concepts found in some of the U.N. space treaties.  This discussion prevailed for the balance of our program as our guest is looking for new and different business & social models for space to be more inclusive which she believes will lead to more space commerce.  I took a challenging & argumentative position throughout most of the discussion in explaining why most in the NewSpace and commercial space industries do not support benefit sharing and why. We talked about the need for property rights & why such rights would facilitate commercial development.  Dr. Weeks was not supportive of the property rights positions, looking more for space development to accomplish much needed social change and reform around the world. Also, she made the case that property rights were not needed nor supported by the treaties & their working papers. Dr. Weeks did clarify her position regarding capitalism, the U.S., commercial space companies & benefit sharing ideas so don’t miss her clarification. Let us know your thoughts on our blog. Tax revenues were discussed but as you will hear, our guest focuses on actual benefit sharing beyond tax payments to help create wealth for everyone, including those that would be the recipient of the benefit sharing programs & the commercial space business.  We talked about voluntary charitable giving as compared to mandatory or government required giving through benefit sharing.  I cited Microsoft & Google models for why private sector giving with the pursuit of business unfettered by government induced benefit sharing is better.  Tim called in to express his very strong views in support of the private sector & his opposition to reallocation of resources regardless of how it is termed by either government or the UN.  Edy referenced the OST & the Moon Treaty in making her points, making the case that outer space resources belong to everyone, not just the developer.  While we did use an outrageously successful multi-trillion dollar model for our discussion of the space mining example, the idea was made that the company could easily afford to “give” a percentage to the benefit sharing process, over & above taxes, assuming the company was profitable, even at more realistic levels.  Our guest was very articulate in presenting her views & ideas, plus her book does a very good job of comprehensively dealing with what we just barely had time to scratch during our program.  For more information, check out Edy’s blog and YouTube video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=okyVWJglxow & http://blogs.webster.edu/globalthinking/blog/2012/07/16/outer-space-development-is-subject-of-new-book-by-hpirs-edythe-weeks/#more-2802.
     Please post all comments/questions about this discussion on The Space Show blog.  I will bring all comments to the attention of Dr. Weeks on a regular basis.
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