The Space Show this week – April.24.2017

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, April 24, 2017: 2-3:30 pm PDT (5-6:30 pm EDT, 4-5:30 pm CDT): Robert Walker from the UK returns to discuss his latest article, “Why I Wouldn’t Fly With SpaceX To The Moon As Soon As 2018 – If They Paid Me A Billion Dollars?” … Time permitting, Robert wants to discuss some of his additional work.

2. Tuesday, April 25, 2017: 7-8:30 pm PDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT, 9-10:30 pm CDT: Bob Zimmerman is back with us for updates and news regarding commercial and science space.

3. Wednesday, April 26 2016: Pre-recorded with John Batchelor; HOTEL MARS with Laura Montgomery. Our topic is The Outer Space Treaty and property rights. As soon as John archives & plays the program on his website, it will be archived on The Space Show site.

4. Friday, April 28 2016: 9:30-11 am PDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT, 11:30 am -1 pm CDT: We welcome back Dr. Bruce Cordell to discuss the first 100 days of space policy with the Trump Administration in the context of Dr. Cordell predicting a Maslow Window.

5. Sunday, April 30, 2017: 12-1:30 pm DST (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 vCDT): We welcome back Marcia Smith who will be discussing the newly proposed NASA budget.

See also:
* The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
* The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
* The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Videos: TMRO Orbit 10.15 – Cassini’s Grand Finale | TMRO Cities – Designing cities for Mars

The latest program is now in the archive: TMRO:Space – Cassini’s Grand Finale – Orbit 10.15 – TMRO –

Lisa Tatge, Subsystem Engineer on the Spacecraft Operations Team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn joins us for an incredible interview about the Cassini mission and it’s upcoming Grand Finale.

Space news topics:

* WFIRST set for 2025 Launch, $3.2Billion Budget
* Commercial Crew Q1 Progress Updates
* First Detailed Images of a Star’s Accretion Disk from ALMA
* French Guiana to resume launches
* The Event Horizon Telescope will soon produce an image

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TMRO has debuted a new sister program dedicated to issues of modern cities. The first show : Designing cities for Mars from Earth – Block 01.01 – TMRO

Vera Mulyani, founder of Mars City Design joins hosts Chris and Karen Radcliff to talk about the future of Martian cities being designed today here on Earth.

In City News:

* Singapore tests a bus stop that’s a destination in itself
* United Arab Emirates commits to building a city on Mars
* Oslo’s downtown to become car-free by 2019
* Australia is testing apartments for heat stress
* San Francisco’s red lanes are controversial, but working
* China proposes “forest cities” to improve air quality

TMRO Cities is viewer supported as well:

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Videos: Cygnus and Tianzhou-1 highlights + 4K ISS views for Earth Day

A selection of space videos:

* * Cygnus Arrives at Station After Four-Day Journey – Highlights of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft’s launch and arrival at the ISS:

** Tianzhou-1 Cargo Spacecraft Docks with Tiangong-2 Space Lab  – Nice view of the docking of the Chinese cargo craft to the Tiangong-2 space station

** Earth Day 2017 – 4K Earth Views From Space – High resolution ISS images of earth with a funky sound track

Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report + Soyuz-ISS docking + China cargo vehicle launch

This week’s Space to Ground report from NASA on activities related to the International Space Station:

Here is a video of a Russian Soyuz blasting off on Thursday to take a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut to the station:

Just six hours later the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the ISS:

China also has a space station. On Thursday launched a Long March 7 rocket with the Tianzhou-1 cargo vehicle at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province. The spacecraft will dock with the unoccupied Tiangong-2 space station. It will transfer fuel to the station so that it can maintain its orbit.