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The Space Show this week – Nov.28.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Tom Gardner to the program from Advanced Space to discuss the Capstone Project – Cubesats and the Moon!

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Rick Fisher will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about China’s space program, rockets and more!

3. Friday, Dec.2, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Pete Worden for Breakthrough Prize updates and much much more. Don’t miss this discussion!

4. Sunday, Dec.4, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Gurbir Singh back to the show regarding his new book.

The Space Show Asks For Your Support For Our Annual Campaign

Nov. 25, 2022

Please support The Space Show during our Annual Campaign which makes possible our 2023 programming year.  We are 100% listener supported so your help .  is essential to Space Show programming.   If you like the programming, our guests, our format which connects you real time to the guests and other listeners, plus our blog for archive listeners that also connects you with our guests, then please donate and support us.  Your support is very important to us and makes possible our programming for the new year starting in January.  Use the PayPal link at the top of our home page, www.thespaceshow.com, or if you prefer mailing a check, please make it payable to One Giant Leap Foundation, C/O Dr. David Livingston, 11035 Lavender Hill Dr, Ste. 160-306, Las Vegas, NV  89135.

The Space Show thanks you. We look forward to working with you for 2023 as guests, listeners, getting your guest and programming suggestions and feedback.

All the best,

Dr. David Livingston, Host

Some recent shows:

** Friday, Nov.18.2022 – Brad Bergan discussed

his excellent new book, Space Race 2.0: SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, NASA, and the Privatization of the Final Frontier [Amazon commission link].  Multiple topics from the book [were covered] plus we asked Brad many questions for this thoughts and opinions regarding space, commercial space and related topics.

** Thursday, Nov.17.2022 Robert (Sam) Wilson, a policy analyst at The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy, discussed “his paper on the defense space budget and the congressional action that has followed, which particularly focuses on missile warning and tracking“.

** Tuesday, Nov.15.2022Dr. John Brandenburg returned to the show “to update us with some new information pertaining to his hypothesis about large nuclear bomb like explosions on Mars hundreds of million years ago“.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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The Space Show this week – Nov.14.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. John Brandenburg who has updates for us.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): TBD. Check the Upcoming Show Menu at www.thespaceshow.com for  updates on scheduling.

3. Thursday, Nov.17.2022; 7:00 pm PST (9:00 pm CST; 10:00 pm EST): We welcome back Robert (Sam) Wilson to discuss his paper focusing on defense space budget and the congressional action that has followed, which particularly focuses on missile warning and tracking. See the paper at Issue Brief: Fiscal Year 2023 Space Force Budget Analysis: Missile Warning and Tracking Looms Large | Aerospace Center for Space Policy and Strategy.

4. Friday, Nov.18, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Brad Bergan re his new book, “Space Race 2.0.

5. Sunday, Nov.20, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): There will be no show today. Today starts our annual fund raising campaign. Please see our kickoff letter on the Upcoming Show web page for this date. While away for Thanksgiving week in Ca, I will continue to provide updated show and campaign information on the Upcoming Show Menu. Live broadcasting resumes Tuesday, Nov. 29. All missed programs will be made up by adding in special programs prior to the end of the year.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Nov.13.2022Keith Henson came

back after a decade or so to talk for two hours with us about radiation for humans on the Moon, why go to the Moon, tourism, settlement, then SSP, an economic analysis and much more. Great calls, emails, a very good two hour discussion.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Nov. 9.2022Anatoly Zak spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about Russia “and the Lunar Gateway, Roscosmos, the Orel crewed spaceship“.

** Tuesday, Nov.8.2022Robert Zimmerman returned for a “look at some key space events for 2022, a look toward 2023, company reviews, a look at the records being made in the launch industry this year, commercial space and national security space commentary, space economics and much more“.

** Sunday, Nov.6.2022 – The Open Lineshad multiple callers for this program, both to discuss space topics plus to tell us their story of their interactions with The Space Show“.

** Friday, Nov.4.2022Andrew Chaninwas back with us to discuss the UFO EFT, investing in commercial space, space as an essential part of our economy, rising interest rates and capital flow to the industry plus more“.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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The Space Show this week – Sept.12.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Ajay Kothari to continue his advocacy for the use of thorium reactors for power generation.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Eric Berger talks with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston,  about the SpaceX Starship and NASA’s SLS [Space Launch System] prep work and more.

3. Friday, Sept.16, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): This program is TBD due to a last minute change by our planned guest.

4. Sunday, Sept.18, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Armen Papazian from London regarding his new book, The Space Value of Money: Rethinking Finance Beyond Risk & Time [Amazon commission link].

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Sept.11.2022Dale Skran, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Space Society, discussed “SSP [Space Solar Power], settlement, the human gravity RX, Starship plans, NASA and much more“.

** Friday, Sept.9.2022Dallas Bienhoff talked about “his joining with OffWorld (see www.offworld.ai) in addition to talking about other timely topics impacting space development, our efforts for a lunar return, new rockets and spaceships, human spaceflight, policy, adversaries and much more“.

** Hotel Mars – Dr. Michael Hecht, principle investigator of the MOXIE experiment on the Perseverance rover on Mars, spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the latest results in extracting oxygen from the CO2 in the Martian atmosphere. “Michael explained Moxie, talked about the results, we talked about its future for Mars visitors and explorers, scaling it up for humans and much more.”

** Tuesday, Sept.6.2022John Bucknell discussed “SSP [Space Solar Power] and business development for John’s company Virtus Solis Technologies, SSP tech advances, orbits, solutions for our current energy problems and more“.

** Hotel Mars Wednesday, Aug.31.2022Rand Simberg spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the Space Launch System (SLS) and the attempts to launch it for the first time.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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SpaceCasts: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Aug.28.2022

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** International Space Station is preparing humans for deep space explorationVideoFromSpace

Life support technology, experiments and living in microgravity on the International Space Station have been stepping stones for humans to reach out further into the solar system.

** Astronaut Jessica Watkins Answers Kentucky Student Questions – Aug. 22, 2022 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event August 22 with students, faculty, and staff at the Challenger Center in Hazard, Kentucky. Watkins is in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

Join NASA as we go forward to the Moon and on to Mars — discover the latest on Earth, the Solar System and beyond with a weekly update in your inbox. Subscribe at: www.nasa.gov/subscribe

** Expedition 67 Astronaut Frank Rubio Answers Media Questions Before Launch – Aug. 22, 2022 – NASA Video

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio discusses his upcoming mission to the International Space Station and takes questions from media during a virtual news conference from Star City, Russia. Rubio, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, is scheduled to launch to the space station Wednesday, Sept. 21, aboard the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He will be a flight engineer and member of the Expedition 68 station crew.

** Robotic arm inspects Chinese space station in these amazing viewsVideoFromSpace

Watch China’s robotic arm scan the exterior of the Tiangong space station in these views. The inspection was completed to “ensure it is ready to move the Wentian lab module from its current docking bay to its permanent dock,” according to China Central Television (CCTV).

** See amazing views of Earth from the Chinese space stationVideoFromSpace

China has released a stunning compilation of views of Earth from the Tiangong space station.

** T+227: Astrobee, Free-Flying Robots on the ISS (with Jonathan Barlow) – Main Engine Cut Off

Jonathan Barlow from the NASA Ames Research Center joins me to talk about Astrobee—the free-flying robots on the International Space Station that test new technologies, sensors, and operations, and assist astronauts and mission controllers alike. Jonathan is the Astrobee Lead Engineer and has been with the program since the beginning, so we go way back to its origins and talk in-depth about what the robots are up to today on the ISS.

** T+224: Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Space Station, with Rick Mastracchio (Director Of Business Development) – Main Engine Cut Off

Rick Mastracchio, former NASA astronaut and current Director Of Business Development at Northrop Grumman Space Systems, joins me to talk about Northrop Grumman’s Commercial Space Station concept that they are working on as part of NASA’s Commercial LEO Destinations program.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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The Space Show this week – Mar.29.2021

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

1. Monday, Mar. 29, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No program today.

2. Tuesday, Mar.30, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Michelle Evans who will be presenting new material for her classic X-15 book, The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space [Amazon commission link].

3. Wednesday, Mar.31 2021, 1:30 pm PDT (3:30 CDT, 4:30 pm EDT): Hotel Mars – Dr. Haym Benaroya, of Rutgers University will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the latest developments in  lunar habitats, returning to the Moon and more.

4. Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021; 6:30-8:90 pm PDT (8:30-10:00 pm CDT, 9:30-11:00 pm EDT): A San Francisco AIAA Chapter webinar featuring an interview with Dr. David Livingston about The Space Show with Kim Holder and John Jossy. For registration and details for “The Space Show Behind The Scenes” program, see The Space Show website Upcoming Show Menu for April 1, 2021.

5. Friday, Apr.2, 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Bruce Pittman back to the program to discuss his proposal, “Spacecraft Nation:  A Toolkit for Building Back Better Using Space“.

6. Sunday, Apr.4, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): No program today as this is Easter Sunday.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Mar.28.2021Leonard David and Barbara Sprungman-David discussed “multiple topics including space educational outreach and the impact of the pandemic on kids with Zoom learning and space“.

** Friday, Mar.26.2021Robert (Sam) Wilson discuss his paper on hypersonics for weapons and other purposes. Find more about the paper (pdf) at The Hypersonic Missile Debate | The Aerospace Corporation.

**  Wednesday, Mar.24.2021 – Hotel Mars – The Space Show/John Bachelor Show – Anatoly Zak of RussianSpaceWeb.com talked with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “the Perseverance on mars, the upcoming helicopter flight in the thin Martian atmosphere, Curiosity progress, plus we talked about the ISS leak in the Russian segment, the effort to repair it, the materials used in the repair, the impact of the leak on the remaining life of the ISS and related items. In the second segment, we discussed the agreement with China and Russia on establishing a lunar base together in the not too distant future.

** Tuesday, Mar.23.2021Robert Zimmermanreturned for a two hour plus discussion ranging from the Mars rovers, especially Perseverance, to NASA marketing policy for Mars and the rover missions, to suborbital tourism, SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin news plus more.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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