Category Archives: Activism

The Space Show this week – April.6.2020

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

1. Monday, April 6, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT):  We welcome back Dr. Charles Limoli for his latest space radiation and cognitive issues.

3. Wednesday, April 8, 2020; 3:30 pm PDT (5:30 pm CDT,  6:30 pm EDT): Hotel Mars: John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston will talk to William Harwood of CBS news about NASA and the virus plus keeping the ISS safe from the virus.

4. Thursday, April 9, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special programming.

5. Friday, April 10, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Mike Snead, PE to discuss aerospace design, engineering, and testing issues.

6. Sunday, April 12, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome back OPEN LINES. All space, steam, science, STEM and virus calls welcome. First time callers wanted. Speak to other callers.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 04/05/2020Dennis Wingo discussed his recent essay, Finding our Purpose in Space, and other topics.

**  Fri, 04/03/2020Dr. David Kipping discussed “his research [on] using Earth as a giant telescope from a far distance from Earth”.

** Hotel Mars – Wed, 04/01/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with Chris Carberry of the Explore Mars about the organizations” events and programming during the COVID-19 outbreak”.

**  Tue, 03/31/2020Rod Pyle talked about “trends, post virus space industry and many other topics based on callers and listener emails”/

** Hotel Mars – Thu, 03/26/2020John Batchelor and David Livingston discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the 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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in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals

The Space Show this week – Mar.23.2020

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

1. Monday, March 23, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming these two days this week.

2. Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Robert Zimmerman (Behind the Black) for current space news in the face of COVID-19.

3. Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, March 26, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special show today.

5. Friday, March 27, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Dr. Tina Highfill to report on the BEA space industry report, Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy.

6. Sunday, March 29, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Paul Jaffe to the program to discuss the D3 Space Solar Proposal.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 03/22/2020 –  David Livingston led a discussion with listeners “mostly concerning COVID-19 but also how it is impacting space, the energy business and other fields”.

** Fri, 03/20/2020Dan Oltrogge of the AGI Center for Space Standards and Innovation.

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed, 03/18/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston talk with Jeff Foust of Space News “about the impact of COVID-19 on the space industry”.

** Tue, 03/17/2020Jose Ocasio-Christian and Micah Walter-Range of Caelus discussed “the COVID-19 virus and the space industry, plus the state of the industry before the virus and challenges once the virus threat is passed”.

** 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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The Space Show this week – March.16.2020

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

1. Monday, March 16, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): No special programming these two days this week.

2. Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Jose Ocasio-Christian and Micah Walter-Range of Caelus for updates and COVID 19 and the space industry.

3. Wednesday, March 18, Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, March 19, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special show today.

5. Friday, March 20, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am -1 PM CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Dan Oltrogge, Director of the Center for Space Standards and Innovation.

6. Sunday, March 22, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome to OPEN LINES. We want to hear from you so call and let us know what is on your mind. Call and talk to another listener too.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 03/15/2020Barry DiGregorio discussed “his book [Discovery on Vera Rubin Ridge: Trace Fossils on Mars?– Amazon commission link] and the possibility of trace fossils on Mars”.

** Wed, 03/11/2020Professor Madhu Thangavelu of USC talked “about his past and now current space design class focusing on returning to the Moon”.

** Hotel Mars/TheSpace Show – Wed, 03/11/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston “discussed the impact of Covid-19 on upcoming space conferences and potential economic concerns for NewSpace”.

** 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 – March.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:

** NASA’s Management of Space Launch System Program Costs and Contracts – NASA OIG

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA’s management of the major Space Launch System contracts – core stage, upper stage, RS-25 engines, solid rocket boosters – to assess whether the programs are meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.

** New Space, Smallsats and Regulatory Implications – Constellations, a New Space and Satellite Innovation Podcast

More than 8,500 satellites are projected to be launched between 2019 and 2028 according to Euroconsult. With such so much growth on the horizon, regulatory efforts could become challenged to keep pace with these technological developments.

Listen to Alexandre Vallet the Chief of the Space Services Department in the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as he shares insights into the role of regulations and the ITU in this new environment. Find out how the spectrum can be protected, interference can be avoided and how a level playing field for new and incumbent players can be ensured in this evolving new space world.

** Michael Maloney – Satellite Design For Recovery – Cold Star Project S02E23

Michael Maloney, founder of the advocacy organization Satellite Design for Recovery, is on the Cold Star Project with host Jason Kanigan to talk about the need for including a critical but not-yet-required component to the design of all objects launched into Earth orbit. Satellites and other orbital objects should have mandated design requirements for rendezvous, capture and disposal. The cost of not doing so will be chaos in orbit. Mike is here to tell us about these consequences. Satellite Design for Recovery website: https://satdfr.org/

** The Space Show – Wed, 03/11/2020Professor Madhu Thangavelu of USC talked “about his past and now current space design class focusing on returning to the Moon”.

**  Hotel Mars/TheSpace Show – Wed, 03/11/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston “discussed the impact of Covid-19 on upcoming space conferences and potential economic concerns for NewSpace”.

** Ep. 63: War in space – Defense One

The United States Space Force is now officially a thing, complete with a commander and plans to put about 16,000 members of the military to work defending U.S. interests in space. But what exactly does it mean for the U.S. military to “deter aggression” in space? How could a war in space happen? And what are American interests in space, anyway? This episode, we’re going to answer those questions as best we can with the help of four experts on space weapons and policy and strategy.

Guests include Jeffrey Lewis, professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Calif.; Jonathan McDowell, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.; Bleddyn Bowen, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in the UK, and author of the forthcoming book, “War in Space“; and Brian Weeden, director of Program Planning at the Secure World Foundation.

** Day of Action 2020Planetary Society

115 members traveled to Washington D.C. from 28 states for one massively successful day of action to #FundSpace. Will you join us next year? Get involved at planetary.org/advocacy

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

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The Space Show this week – Mar.9.2020

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

1. Monday, March 9, 202: No special programming on this day this week.

2. Tuesday, March 10, 2020: No programming on this day this week.

3. Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Pre-recorded Hotel Mars Program with John Batchelor. See Upcoming Show on The Space Show website for details.

4. Wednesday, March 11, 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): We welcome back Professor Madhu Thangavelu of USC for news and updates about his space design class.

5. Thursday, March 12, 2020: No special show today.

6. Friday, March 13, 2020: No show today

7. Sunday, March 15, 2020 12-1:30 pm PST (3-4:30 pm EST, 2-3:30 pm CST): We welcome back Barry DiGregorio for his new Mars book, Discovery on Vera Rubin Ridge: Trace Fossils on Mars?.

Some recent shows:

** Sun, 03/08/2020 – David Livingston led an open discussion of space topics with listeners.

** Tue, 03/03/2020Sarah Scoles discussed “Commercial Human Space Flight concerns and issues per the WIRED article by our guest plus we discussed her new book, They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers“.

** Fri, 03/06/2020Frank White discussed “new Overview Effect projects, programs, a NASA TV channel and more”.

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed, 03/04/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston talk with Anatoly Zak of www.russianspaceweb.com about a “planned Russian super-heavy four stage rocket, lunar landers, Mars, timelines, competing with commercial very large rockets”.

** 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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