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Website Listener Spencer with updates, Thursday, 8-20-15 August 20, 2015

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Website Listener Spencer with updates, Thursday, 8-20-15

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2536-BWB-2015-08-20.mp3

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Guest: Spencer Austin-Martin; Topics: Our new perk for listener voices on the Speaker’s Corner, the new blog & listener comments, plus sponsorship opportunities and total website traffic. 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. Welcome to the Thursday, August 20th short discussion with Spencer to provide all of you with an update as to our new perk and clarifications with new blog with listener comments and our sponsorship packages with total website traffic. As you will hear, we have introduced a new $50 perk which affords listeners the opportunity to present their message to the space world in a one minute mp3 on our new home page. Listeners can change their message monthly so listen to the details explained in this program. We also clarified some issues around the new Space Show blog which will be fully integrated with the website including listener comments. We then addressed our unique and rare sponsorship opportunities and the fact that our website exposure will nearly double with the new site as we integrate the blog with the website rather than having a blog with a completely different address taking viewers and listeners away from our home page. The reality is your message will be seen by nearly twice the number of people currently visiting the website on a monthly basis and heard by thousands more when your message is spoken on every Space Show program. Site traffic will grow much faster with the new site and set of community tools.

 

You can post your comments/questions about this segment or these short broadcasts on The Space Show blog at the above URL. Please visit 1. Indiegogo project site: www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign; 2. Our support site: www.supportthespaceshow.com; 3. Facebook Space Show page: www.facebook.com/OGLFTheSpaceShow?ref=hl. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above.

 

 

 

Website Modernization Program Listener #5, Tuesday, 8-18-15 August 18, 2015

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Website Modernization Program Listener #5, Tuesday, 8-18-15

Spencer Austin-Martin

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2533-BWB-2015-08-18.mp3

Guest: Spencer Austin-Martin; Topics: Beta testing perk, responsive template across multipl e platforms. 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.

 

Welcome to this new regular series in support of The Space Show Website & Archives Modernization Program. The Space Show will be bringing you daily short interviews (10-15 minutes each) with listeners who will share with us why they believe the new website and archival quality database will be important to them and enhance their Space Show listening experience. For the fifth of these short programs, we welcomed back Spencer Austin-Martin to go over the new beta testing perk with us and to describe the responsive template we will be using that will work across multiple platforms and devices. Spencer also provided some hints to our new Mega Menu system the new website will use.

 

If you want to share your thoughts with us on one of these short programs, we want to hear from you. Email me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and we will set up an interview time to record your thoughts on what you expect and are looking forward to with our new website. You can post your comments/questions about this segment or these short broadcasts on The Space Show blog at the above URL. Please visit 1. Indiegogo project site: www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign; 2. Our support site: www.supportthespaceshow.com; 3. Facebook Space Show page: www.facebook.com/OGLFTheSpaceShow?ref=hl. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. Share our campaign with your networks and social media.

 

Space Show Website Modernization Listener #2, Friday, 8-14-15 August 14, 2015

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Space Show Website Modernization Listener #2, Friday, 8-14-15

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2527-BWB-2015-08-14.mp3

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Guest: Spencer Austin-Martin;  Topics: The new Space Show website advanced search function tools & sponsorship options with banner placement. 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. Welcome to this new regular series in support of The Space Show Website & Archives Modernization Program. The Space Show will be bringing you daily short interviews (10-15 minutes each) with listeners who will share with us why they believe the new website and archival quality database will be important to them and enhance their Space Show listening experience.

 

In the second of these short programs, we welcomed back Spencer Austin-Martin.  Spencer talked about the new website advanced search functionality tools and what they offer you the listener. We also talked about our new sponsorship options with banner placement on the new website as a perk for our Indiegogo program. Spencer will have a YouTube video demonstrating the search functions and the banner placement later today so check your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accts for more information. We also talked about beta testing and more. Support our campaign, we cannot do the new website and archival work without it. Also, help us spread the word through your social media networks. If you want to share your thoughts with us on one of these short programs, we want to hear from you. Email me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and we will set up an interview time to record your thoughts on what you expect and are looking forward to with our new website. You can post your comments/questions about this segment or these short broadcasts on The Space Show blog at the above URL. Please visit 1. Indiegogo project site: www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign; 2. Our support site: www.supportthespaceshow.com; 3. Facebook Space Show page: www.facebook.com/OGLFTheSpaceShow?ref=hl.

 

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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.

 

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Open Lines, Sunday, 8-2-15 August 2, 2015

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Open Lines, Sunday, 8-2-15

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2518-BWB-2015-08-02.mp3

Visit http://www.supportthespaceshow.com.  We launch our website modernization program a week from today!

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Guest: Open Lines with the host and Spencer Austin-Martin; Topics: Space Show website and archive modernization, NewSpace, Virgin Galactic & NTSB Report & other timely topics. 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.

 

Welcome to hour two hour twelve minute Open Lines program. In the first segment which was 70 minutes in length, besides throwing out some potential topics of interest, I introduced everyone to Spencer Austin-Martin. Spencer, a Space Show listener, stepped forward earlier this year to help us out with our website problem. Since then, Spencer has designed both our support website for our upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding project to design and build a new website plus develop a fully searchable and archival quality database. Today we launched our support website, www.supporthespaceshow.com which will compliment our Indiegogo site once we take it public next Sunday, August 9 as Spencer will be with us for the full program that day. Today, Spencer explained the basic plan for the new site, what we can do with our archives, what the benefits will be for you the listener and for researchers. We also talked about some of the specifics of our Indiegogo project & incentives. While the support site is now up and running, it will likely be tweaked a bit before next Sunday. We answered many listener questions about the new site and our campaign Later, the topic of written transcripts for the new site came up for now and the future. I understand this would be a valuable benefit for listeners and researchers but for now there are legal, financial, and other constraints associated with doing this. I spent some time explaining the issues but I did say that the new website and archives will be able to deal with written transcripts down the road if we can find out way to get over constraints, of which there are many. Dr. Doug called to promote his idea regarding key words, we had a heated discussion and we certainly disagreed as Doug would like to see a real time notation available for guest usage of key words. I have asked Doug to post his idea (succinctly I hope) on the blog so that you can fully understand what he would like and so that you can chime in on it, tweak it, love it, hate it, or all of the above. In addition in this segment and the next one, I put out a call for help with voice recognition software that I can use to help me out as I recover from major hand surgery and the lack of use of my right hand for six week, plus for down the road use with transcripts. Listen to my call for help in both segments concerning a need for a quality voice recognition program and if you can suggest one, post it on the blog or email me direct.

 

In the second segment, John from Ft. Worth called to talk about the recent program with Dr. Woodward as he has been reading Dr. Woodward’s book on Mach thrusters. John had some interesting comments to offer us. So far he has remained skeptical but he has not yet finished the book. We hope to hear back from him with his final analysis once he has completed the book. John also brought up Em Drive and I talked about the NASA news release confirming EM Drive results by German Scientists. Here is one of the many news releases: www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3177449/Nasa-s-impossible-fuel-free-thrusters-work-German-scientists-confirm-viability-super-fast-space-travel-slash-journey-moon-4-HOURS.html. Author Anthony Young called to talk about his experience at the NewSpace Conference earlier in July as this was his first ever space conference. Anthony gave a glowing report about the conference and I supported what he said. It was the finest NewSpace Conference I’ve attended. I asked him to comment on the Dr. Linda Billings article I mentioned up front (you can read it here – www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-inexcusable-jingoism-of-american-spaceflight-rhetoric). Anthony then spoke to the entrepreneurial panel at the conference, the networking, the Exhibit Hall and especially the virtual reality project by SpaceVR. Dwayne called to comment about the Virgin Galactic safety article I referenced from the Daily Beast sent in by Dr. Lurio. Dwayne explained the issue and mentioned that this information was appearing in lots of places but he suggested we go to www.parabolocarc.com for the latest. Doug Messier of parabolicarc.com will be our Hotel Mars guest this week on the NTSB report and related VG safety issues. Before signing off, Dwayne offered us his perspective on the Linda Billings article.

 

Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Spencer or the callers and those sending emails through me.