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Dr. John Jurist, Sunday, 10-25-15 October 24, 2015

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Dr. John Jurist, Sunday, 10-25-15

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Guest: Dr. John Jurist.  Topics:  The Space Program of the 1960s.  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 back Dr. John Jurist to present his popular talk, “The Space Program of the 1960s.”  I have uploaded to The Space Show blog his Power Point presentation that he uses with this talk  so be sure to visit it.  He refers to many of the Power Point slides during this two hour Space Show program, especially slides featuring historical pictures.  The specific URL for this program on our blog is https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/dr-john-jurist-sunday-10-25-15.  During the first segment of our two hour program, Dr. Jurist discussed the origins of our space program going back to the 1920s with Robert Goddard and his rockets, and even earlier to Tsiolkovsky with the rocket equation.  John then advanced the story through WW2, V2 rockets, the development of the hydrogen bomb, the creation of the NSF, then on to Sputnik and the eventual launch the first American satellite.  During this overview, Dr. Jurist received many listener questions as well as questions from me so this is quite the comprehensive discussion.  John also pointed out the interest in space from the public which drove media coverage.  He referenced Walt Disney, von Braun’s popular work, sci fi films, & Colliers Magazine articles.  He mentioned several stand out events such as JFK’s Rice University speech, the Apollo 1 fire and then Apollo 7 which contained thousands of human spaceflight safety advancements and improvements and the testing of many of those advancements with the Apollo 7 flight.  A listener asked about nuclear propulsion and NERVA.  This resulted in a phone call from Dr. Dewar who continued the discussion with nuclear propulsion but advanced it to include the development cryogenic systems to support the H bomb and then these systems making their way to NASA.  John and Jim had much to say about the H bomb and space development connections so don’t miss this discussion.  By the way, Dr. Dewar is returning to The Space Show on Dec. 6.  John talked about the biomedical advancements in aviation that contributed to safer HSF. Here, he mentioned the work by Dr. John Paul Stapp and others, especially out of Holloman AFB in New Mexico.  Don’t miss this discussion or the relevant PPT slides.

In the second segment, John from Ft. Worth called to continue the discussion about the H-bomb and space connections, huge airplanes to deliver the large bombs and the later development of compact warheads which lead to the use of smaller missiles.  They also compared these advancements to the Soviet Union program of the day as the soviets used a different system for the bomb which resulted in it being smaller than the initial American weapons.  The two John’s continued talking about cryogenic development.  Dr. Jurist then advanced the discussion to the economic benefits of space development and how space has advanced the standard of living for everyone on the planet.  Some side discussion topics including space and former V.P. Spiro Agnew, space shuttles, Skylab, and bone metabolism resulting in the DEXA scan.  Dr. Doug called in to talk about baby boomers and the creation of graduate students in STEM and non-STEM fields.  He also asked if a DEXA scan could be made small enough to go to the ISS for real time measurements.  Dr. Jurist offered an easier way for those real time studies.  Several listeners asked Dr. Jurist if we could recreate this type of program today.  John said he was doubtful, especially given the IRB would likely have a total fit with self-experimentation.  He spent more time on the Apollo 1 fire, then he got questions about the opportunity cost of space development asking if we would not have had the same advancements if not more had we spent the money on programs other than space.  Don’t miss how John responded to this question.  Another listener pointed out emergency and trauma medical advancements as a result of recent wars and asked our guest if those advancements would have come about had it not been for the recent wars that helped develop these new treatment protocols.  Again, don’t miss how Dr. Jurist responded to this question.  As our program was ending, Dr. Jurist offered concluding comments that you will certainly want to hear and consider.

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Brice Russ, Tuesday, 6-18-13 June 19, 2013

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Brice Russ, Tuesday, 6-18-13

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Guest:  Brice Russ.  Topics:  Yuri’s Night 2013 and suggestions for the 2014 global space party. 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.

We welcomed Brice Russ to the program for a one hour Yuri’s Night 2013 wrap up discussion.  For more information, visit their main website, http://yurisnight.net.  During our hour long discussion with Brice, we talked about Yuri’s Night, its history, goals, and we compared the 2013 year which just ended to earlier years.  For 2013, we learned that there were over 350 parties worldwide in 57 countries. This was about 100 more than last year.  We learned that there was a Yuri’s Night event from the ISS and also Curiosity on Mars! Some of the parties drew several thousand people, we talked about the big party in Los Angeles at the California Science Center under Space Shuttle Endeavour.  Other specifically mentioned parties included the one at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the party in Reno, and the Washington, DC “Space Burlesque Show” which was part of Yuri’s Night.  Listeners sent in many email questions and suggestions.  They wanted to know about parties for young school age kids, fraternity or sorority parties on college campuses, even parties at military basis or on naval ships at sea.  Brice also took us through the timeline for the 2014 Yuri’s Night parties, website registration, volunteering to help out, and more.  During our discussion, Brice suggested several related Yuri’s Night websites and their new newsletter which you can sign up for if interested.  Most of these additional sites can be accessed through their main website above but if you want to visit one of the other sites & don’t see the link for it, just use the direct URL Brice provided on air.  One listener asked Brice what other space event in addition to Yuri’s Night he would want to celebrate.  Both Brice and I said the Apollo 11 flight and our Moon program.  Brice used the opportunity to talk about how Yuri’s Night supports other space events and programs.  When asked if the Yuri’s Night organization supported any specific space policy, the answer was no other than human spaceflight.  Toward the end of our segment, I asked Brice what seemed to work regarding space education outreach.  You don’t want to miss his response to this question.  After our hour with Brice ended, I came back for a very short period to go over the future Space Show schedule and to make a few announcements including our Amazon announcement.

Please post your comments/questions for Brice Russ on The Space Show blog per the above URL.  You can email Brice Russ at rbruss@yurisnight.net.

Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Yuri’s Night, Friday, 3-8-13 March 8, 2013

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Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Yuri’s Night, Friday, 3-8-13

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Guest:  Dr. Ryan Kobrick.  Topics:  Yuri’s Night World Space Party 2013.  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 back Dr. Ryan Kobrick, Executive Director of Yuri’s Night World Space Party to tell us about Yuri’s Night 2013 parties and celebrations. You can learn more by visiting the Yuri’s Night website at www.yurisnight.net.  Ryan started our 60 minute discussion with the history and a brief overview of the Yuri’s Night parties which started on April 12, 2001.  We talked about honoring Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space who flew on the Soviet Union’s Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.  Each year there is a world space party on April 12th to honor Gagarin’s trip to space.  Yuri’s Night has grown to having a presence in 30 countries with more than 100 parties/events connected to one another by various means.  Ryan told us how to register a party and we spent time discussing the various kinds of parties and events as well as events for specific age groups, schools, and organizations.  Essentially people can create events and parties of any and all types, from academic lectures to rave-like parties.  Registration for events is free of charge and cities or locations can have more than one event.  We also talked about the event planned for Los Angeles which will take place under Space Shuttle Endeavour now at the California Science Center.  Other topics and subjects included the ability to upload event and party pictures at http://live.yurisnight.net.  As you will hear, The Space Show will make the next Open Lines show scheduled for Sunday, April 21 available to hear about Yuri’s Night party/event experiences so if you attend an event, call us during our Open Lines show.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above.  You can also email Dr. Ryan Kobrick at ryan@yurisnight.net.