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