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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 9-19-12 September 20, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 9-19-12


Guests:  John Batchelor, Taylor Dinerman, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  Russian rocket, safety and launch problems to the ISS.  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. 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. 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. During our 11.5 minute discussion, Mr. Dinerman addressed the problems that exist in the Russian rocket industry today causing safety concerns for Soyuz crew flights to the ISS.  Taylor noted the employment, pay, retention, and maintenance issues faced by the Russians as well as the risks inherent in human spaceflight.  We also talked about the possibility of speeding up the human rating for the American commercial crew companies.

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