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The Space Show this week – Oct.19.2020

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

1. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No program today.

2. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Amanda Dreeschler and Michael Livingston to discuss their Covid lockdown special film, We Can’t Go On. For details see the upcoming show menu and the blog.

3. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program today.

5. Friday, Oct.23, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA).

6. Sunday, Oct.25, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Dr. Erik Seedhouse returns to share his latest books and news with us.

Some recent shows:

** Tuesday Oct.13.2020Gary Oleson discussed his Space News Op-Ed, A critical mission for human spaceflight: a quest for value, published on August 18, 2020.

** Wednesday Oct. 14.2020 – Hotel Mars – Joint John Batchelor Show/The Space Show productionJohn Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with CBS News space reporter William Harwood about “the leak on the ISS that has yet to be repaired plus the last Soyuz flight to the ISS carrying an American Astronaut and the record breaking time it took to get to the ISS which was about 3 hours 4 minutes“.

** Friday Oct.16, 2020 – The Space ShowDr. Deana Weibel talked about her article, The Overview Effect and the Ultraview Effect: How Extreme Experiences in/of Outer Space Influence Religious Beliefs in Astronauts, and related topics.

** Sunday Oct.18.2020 – The Space ShowDr. Jay Pasachoff, chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College, talked about “art and science, eclipses, sunspots, climate change, comets and 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.

The Space Show - David Livingston
The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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The Space Show this week – Oct.12.2020

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

1. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Gary Oleson to discuss his Space News Op-Ed, “A critical mission for human spaceflight: a quest for value“, published on August 18, 2020.

3. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program for this date.

5. Friday, Oct.16, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Deana Weibel to discuss her latest published article, “The Overview Effect and the Ultraview Effect: How Extreme Experiences in/of Outer Space Influence Religious Beliefs in Astronauts“.

6. Sunday, Oct.18, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Jay Pasachoff who is the chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday – Oct.11.2020 – An open lines discussion among David and callers touched on a wide array of news topics, space policy issues, etc.

** Friday – Oct.9, 2020Dr. Geoffrey Landis and David had a “Mars, lunar and commercial exploration discussion covering a wide range of topics including both government and private missions”.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday – Oct.7.2020 – Space journalist Eric Berger spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about ” SpaceX Starship testing, steel alloy testing in the tanks, flight tests, upcoming tests, Super Heavy to orbit and more”.

** Tuesday – Oct.6, 2020 – Students Ben Puckett, Shivani Patel, Ishaan Mishra described their  essays for the Limitless Space Institute Contest and also talked about their “future plans, spaceflight, Mars and much more”.

** Monday – Oct.5, 2020 –  James Burk of The Mars Society previewed the virtual Mars Society Conference that will take place October 15-19.

** 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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Space policy roundup – Oct.5.2020

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):

International space

Webcasts:

** E35 – Evolving STEM Education (with Lael Woods and Special Guests)Aerospace Corp – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Charity Weeden – Orbital Environmental Management And In-Space logistics With Astroscale – CSPS02E63 – Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

VP Global Space Policy of Astroscale US, Charity Weeden is on the Cold Star Project to share her background and the organization’s vision for space. Orbital environmental management and in-space logistics are two key areas Astroscale is developing capabilities and influence in. With host Jason Kanigan, Charity discusses:

-the vision, mission and organization of Astroscale
– how the technical, business and policy areas interlink through the organization’s efforts
– why space debris is a problem, and what we can do about it
– her background and how she arrived at the VP Global Space Policy role
– what her typical day looks like what COMSTAC is, and her role as chair
– looking forward to working in cislunar space and its implications
– the costs of decommissioning and the ways these costs are currently hidden.

** Sun. Oct.5.2020 – The Space ShowDr. Robert (Sam) Wilson of The Aerospace Corp talked about his paper, The Value Of Space.

** Thurs. Oct.1.2020Dr. Robert Zubrin talked about the Mars Society 2020 virtual conference (Thurs. – Sun., Oct. 15-18, 2020) and more.

** Space Café Podcast Episode 012 Featuring Chris Lee Is Now Available – SpaceWatch.Global

Chris Lee has just retired from his position as Chief Scientist of the UK Space Agency and, after 40 years in the space industry, can now finally retire to do what he enjoys most: space travel. Chris has had a career in some of the most dramatic and legendary missions in space travel. Hubble, Beagle2, Exomars to name a few. Now that he has retired, he can talk freely about his 40 years of passion. Also about why he thinks ESA could have a great future.

** Podcast: Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson – Ex Terra

This week on the Ex Terra podcast, we talk with Chris Johnson about some of the legal aspects of space commerce. Chris Johnson is the Space Law Advisor for the Secure World Foundation, and a Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the Georgetown University Law Center where he co-teaches the Space Law Seminar. He is also a Faculty Member at the International Space University, and a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Mr. Johnson has written widely on space law and policy issues, and represents the Secure World Foundation at the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

** Episode 24 What’s Hot 3rd Quarter 2020Space Thoughts/Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** September 30, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** October 2, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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The Space Show this week – Oct.5.2020

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

1. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: We welcome James Burk of The Mars Society to discuss the virtual Mars Society Conference program and technology for this year’s event, Oct. 15-19.

2. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome student essay contest winners per our recent discussion with Dr. Harold (Sonny) White. The students presenting their winning papers are Ben Puckett, Shivani Patel, Ishaan Mishra. Their papers will be posted on our blog.

3. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

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

5. Friday, Oct.9, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Geoffrey Landis returns to talk Mars, science fiction, Venus and lots more.

6. Sunday, Oct.11, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome to Open Lines. All callers welcome. We want to hear from you.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. Oct.5.2020 – The Space ShowDr. Robert (Sam) Wilson of The Aerospace Corp talked about his paper, The Value Of Space.

** Fri. Oct.2.2020Grant Bonin discussed “Spaceflight, Inc. launch services, small launchers, commercial payloads, smallsats, cubesats and more”.

** Thurs. Oct.1.2020Dr. Robert Zubrin talked about the Mars Society 2020 virtual conference (Thurs. – Sun., Oct. 15-18, 2020) and more.

** Wed. Sept.30.2020 – Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space ShowDr. Harold C. Connolly discussed “the OSIRIS REx mission to asteroid Bennu and the sample return from Bennu”.

** 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 – Dr. David Livingston

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The Space Show this week – Sept.28.2020

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

1. Monday, Sept.28, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Robert Zubrin to discuss the virtual Mars Society 2020 virtual  conference (Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 15-18, 2020) and more.

3. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, Oct.1, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program for this date.

5. Friday, Oct.2, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Grant Bonin, VP of Business Development for Spaceflight.

6. Sunday, Oct.4, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Robert (Sam) Wilson of The Aerospace Corp  regarding his paper, The Value of Space.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. Sept.27.2020Dr. Keith Crane talked about space economics and the Institute for Defense Analysis report, Measuring the Space Economy: Estimating the Value of Economic Activities in and for Space.

[ Update:

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. Sept.23.2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston interviewed Dr. W. Dean Pesnell about “Solar Cycle 25 which we have now entered”.

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** Tues. Sept.22.2020Dr. Les Johnson talked about “solar sails, propulsion, interstellar flight, human spaceflight and his edited book, Stellaris: People of the Stars[Amazon commission link]”.

** Sun. Sept.20.2020Wayne White, founder and CEO of SpaceBooster LLC, talked about his Space Pioneer Act for space property rights and more.

** Fri. Sept.18.2020 –  Dr. Peter Hague  discussed his “new metric system for measuring the quality, effectiveness, economics of space programs based on mass”. See Hague’s paper, A Metric of Solar System Development.

** 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 – Dr. David Livingston

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