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The Space Show this week – Jan.20.2020

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

1. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST) No special programming today.

2. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Jeffrey Coughlin for a detailed Exoplanet discussion and more.

3. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020: Pre-recorded Hotel Mars Program with John Batchelor. See Upcoming Show on The Space Show website for details.

4. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PST (9-10:30 pm CST, 10-11:30 pm EST): No special program today.

5. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020; 9:30-11 am PST; 11:30 am-1 pm CST; 12:30-2 pm EST): No show today, Dr. Space is on medical leave.

6. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PST, (3-4:30 pm EST, 2-3:30 pm CST): We welcome back author Mark Canepa regarding his excellent book, Large and Dangerous Rocket Ships: The History of High-power Rocketry’s Ascent to the Edges of Outer Space[Amazon commission link].

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 01/19/2020Dr. David Livingston led an Open Lines discussion with listeners about “multiple topics based on callers and email questions/comments”.

** Fri, 01/17/2020 – Douglas Messier of Parabolic Arc talked about “NewSpace, Commercial Space and Space Policy for 2020, suborbital and orbital tourism, China, 2019 events and more”.

** Tue, 01/14/2020Janelle Wellons discussed “Titan and space settlement, Europa, Enceladus plus instrument engineering work on planetary missions at JPL”.

** 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.

The Space Show - David Livingston
The Space Show – David Livingston

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Space policy roundup – Jan.20.2020

A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest (find previous space policy roundups here):

Webcasts:

** The Space Show – Fri, 01/17/2020 – Douglas Messier of Parabolic Arc talked about “NewSpace, Commercial Space and Space Policy for 2020, suborbital and orbital tourism, China, 2019 events and more”.

** The Space Show – Tue, 01/14/2020Janelle Wellons discussed “Titan and space settlement, Europa, Enceladus plus instrument engineering work on planetary missions at JPL”.

** China to launch Chang’e-5, Mars probes in 2020 – CCTV

China plans to launch Chang’e-5 lunar probe and its first Mars probe in 2020 as part of the country’s ambitious space program, according to a plan released Friday in Beijing by the Space Department of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20200118…

** China is ushering in a phase of super space programs – CGTN

In 2018, China alone accounted for over one-third of the world’s rocket launches. Today, Chinese astronauts strive to reach the final goal of the lunar exploration program. Once trailing behind in global space programs, China has now earned its place in the space race and is tapping into this new field.

** January 14, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** January 10, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** January 17, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** Robot Arms and Space Toilets | Podcasts | Naked Scientists

Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane recounts stories of space sexism, toilets and M and Ms in the first Space Boffins podcast of 2020. We also meet the engineer developing the controls for a new robotic arm for the space station – or ‘Man Machine Interface’ – and Richard and Sue are joined by science writer Colin Stuart to look ahead to the next year in space. Warning: this podcast features some disturbing audio of a space toilet malfunction…

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The Space Show this week – Jan.13.2020

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

1. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): No special programming today.

2. SPECIAL TIME: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020; 6 pm PST (8 pm CST; 9 pm EST): We welcome Janelle Wellons of JPL to discuss future Titan settlement prospects and space mission instrument and related engineering topics.

3. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020: Pre-recorded Hotel Mars Program with John Batchelor. See Upcoming Show on The Space Show website for details. NO SHOW FOR NEW YEARS DAY.

4. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PST (9-10:30 pm CST, 10-11:30 pm EST): No special program today.

5. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Douglas Messier of Parabolic Arc for news and updates.

6. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PST (3-4:30 pm EST, 2-3:30 pm CST): We welcome our OPEN LINES program. All calls welcome. Talk to other callers too.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 01/12/2020Jim Muncy discussed “many policy and commercial space topics including settlement, Congress, NASA and more”.

** Fri, 01/10/2020Dr. Bob Krone discussed “Space education, The Kepler Space Institute, graduate level courses, research, The Journal of Space Philosophy and much more”.

**  Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed, 01/08/2020John Batchelor  and Dr. David Livingston talked with Chris Carberry of Explore Space about his “new book Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future[Amazon commission link], known alcohol usage in space, 2020 Mars missions”.

**  Tue, 01/07/2020 –  Dr. Malcolm Davis “from Australia regarding commercial space, national space security and much 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 – David Livingston

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Space policy roundup – Jan.13.2020

A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest (find previous space policy roundups here):

Webcasts:

** The Space Show – Sun, 01/12/2020Jim Muncy discussed “many policy and commercial space topics including settlement, Congress, NASA and more”.

** The Space Show – Fri, 01/10/2020Dr. Bob Krone discussed “Space education, The Kepler Space Institute, graduate level courses, research, The Journal of Space Philosophy and much more”.

**  Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed, 01/08/2020John Batchelor  and Dr. David Livingston talked with Chris Carberry of Explore Space about his “new book Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future[Amazon commission link], known alcohol usage in space, 2020 Mars missions”.

** Dr. Brian Weeden of The Secure World Foundation – Weekly Space Hangout: January 8, 2020

Tonight we are pleased to welcome Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning at the Secure World Foundation, to the WSH. Brian uses his research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance to guide the Foundation’s future projects. Additionally, Brian organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of, and facilitate dialogue on, space security, stability, and sustainability topics.

** January 7, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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The Space Show this week – Jan.6.2020

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

1. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): No special programming today.

2. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PST (9-10:30 pm CST, 10-11:30 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Malcolm Davis from Australia’s to address national security space concerns for Australia and the region

3. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020: Pre-recorded Hotel Mars Program with John Batchelor. See Upcoming Show on The Space Show website for details. NO SHOW FOR NEW YEARS DAY.

4. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PST (9-10:30 pm CST, 10-11:30 pm EST): No special program today.

5. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST; 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Bob Krone regarding space education.

6. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PST (3-4:30 pm EST, 2-3:30 pm CST): We welcome back Jim Muncy on commercial, NewSpace and general space policy news and updates.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 01/05/2020Michael Belfiore talked about new “technologies for space and in general”:

** Fri, 01/03/2020Dr. George Church of Harvard talked about “human genetic modification for long duration human spaceflight, settlement, and more”.

** Mon, 12/30/2019John Spencer of the Space Tourism Society talked about the past and future of space tourism:

** Sun, 12/29/2019Thomas A. Olson discussed “NewSpace, Commercial Space & the space industry 2019 review with a look at 2020 for the full space industry”.

** 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.

The Space Show - David Livingston
The Space Show – David Livingston

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