Category Archives: SpaceCasts

The Space Show this week – July.4.2022

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

1. Tuesday, July. 5, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Robert Zimmerman for space news, policy and more.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July. 6, 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. Friday, July.8, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Kai Staats, Director of  Research for SAM (Space Analog for the Moon and Mars) at the Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

4. Sunday, July.10, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Kent Nebergall to discuss space settlement following his recent ISDC 2022 presentation. See his space settlement focused site at MacroInvent – “From Startups to Space Settlements.

Some recent shows:

** Hotel MarsWednesday, June.29.2022Eric Berger of Ars Technica spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the Blue Origin led Orbital Reef partnership commercial space station project.

** Tuesday, June.28.2022Dr. John Brandenburg talked about

new sci-fi book, The War Of The Singularity: The Human Race is Cancelled… [Amazon commission link] and updates for his theory regarding nuclear bombs having destroyed Mars about 180 million years ago due to traces of Xe 129 in the Martian atmosphere.

** Sunday, June.26.2022Michael Listner

returned to the program for space law and policy updates, commercial space law and updates, national security issues, SpaceX, FAA, Boca Chica and lots more. Plus our effort to land humans back on the Moon.

** Friday, June.24.2022Dr. Haym Benaroya returned

to the show for a 90 minute discussion and update regarding humans returning to the Moon, commercial companies going to the Moon, landers and much more. Toward the end of the 93 minute program we applied today’s economic concerns to commercial space, NewSpace, returning to the Moon and our overall space program. Our guest and I offered our analysis for the near to long term.

** 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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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – July.1.2022

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

** Watch Cygnus cargo ship undock and move away from space stationVideoFromSpace

Northrop Grumman’s robotic Cygnus freighter, named S.S. Piers Sellers, undocked from the International Space Station on June 28, 2022. Full Story: https://www.space.com/cygnus-cargo-sp…

** Expedition 67 – Northrop Grumman CRS-17 Cygnus Cargo Craft Departs Space Station – June 23, 2022NASA Video

The unpiloted Northrop Grumman CRS-17 Cygnus cargo spacecraft was released from the nadir port of the Unity Module of the International Space Station June 28 by flight controllers on the ground in Houston, Texas. NG-17 launched February 19 on an Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, beginning a two-day flight to the International Space Station delivering about 8,300 pounds of research, hardware, and science experiments to the microgravity laboratory. Following a June 29 deorbit engine firing, Cygnus will begin a destructive re-entry in which the spacecraft, filled with trash, will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

** Expedition 67 – Astronaut Jessica Watkins Talks with KNBC-TV Los Angeles – June 27, 2022 NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins of NASA discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event June 27 with KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California. Watkins is in the midst of a science expedition mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory. The goal of her mission is 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.

** Astronauts Complete Various Tasks to Construct China’s Own Space StationCCTV Video News Agency

The three Chinese astronauts who have been piloting the Shenzhou-14 spaceship have completed a slew of tasks including material transfer and arrangement, manned space environment building, cabin equipment installation and debugging after the trio have spent 19 days at the Tianhe core module of China’s Tiangong space station.

** China’s Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Treat Space Station to Deep CleanseCCTV Video News Agency

After organizing the supplies aboard China’s Tiangong space station, the Shenzhou-14 crew gave it a deep cleanse. Regular cleaning is part of the daily routine of maintaining the space station. Astronauts also practice physical exercises to maintain muscle strength while in space.

** 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 – June.27.2022

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

1. Tuesday, June.28, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. John Brandenburg regarding his new sci-fi book just released. In addition, there is new scientific information regarding isotope distributions in the Martian atmosphere that Dr. B wants to tell us about. Knowing Dr. B, there will be lots more discussed on this program.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June. 29, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Eric Berger gives John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston an update on Starlink, the lunar dust sample auction and more

3. Friday, July.1, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): Due to last minute guest cancellation, no show today. July 4th holiday weekend.

4. Sunday, July.3, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): No program today due to the July 4th national holiday in the U.S.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, June.26.2022Michael Listner 

returned to the program for space law and policy updates, commercial space law and updates, national security issues, SpaceX, FAA, Boca Chica and lots more. Plus our effort to land humans back on the Moon.

**Friday, June.24.2022Dr. Haym Benaroya returned

to the show for a 90 minute discussion and update regarding humans returning to the Moon, commercial companies going to the Moon, landers and much more. Toward the end of the 93 minute program we applied today’s economic concerns to commercial space, NewSpace, returning to the Moon and our overall space program. Our guest and I offered our analysis for the near to long term.

** Tuesday, June.21.2022Phil Swan and Ceana Prado Nickel talked about

The Atlantis Project (www.project-atlantis.com) per their talk at the recent ISDC event. Our discussion was technical, policy oriented, and focused on a way to have affordable, safe, and environmentally sound large scale space access benefits for all humanity. Multiple topics were discussed …

** 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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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – June.24.2022

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

** STEMonstrations: Simple Machines NASA Johnson

Watch NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough as he discusses the six types of simple machines and shows simple and compound machines currently in use aboard the International Space Station. Do you think microgravity affects how simple machines are used in space? Learn how simple and compound machines play an integral role in an astronaut’s mission 250 miles above Earth. Be sure to check out https://www.nasa.gov/stemonstrations for more videos like this along with their corresponding Classroom Connection lesson plans.

** A New Chapter | Down to Earth – S2:E5 NASA Johnson

In this week’s episode of Down to Earth, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Warren “Woody” Hoburg discuss the NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 mission, human spaceflight history, and the challenges of spacewalking.

** Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Answers University Student, Teacher Questions -June 21, 2022NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview for the Italian Space Agency on June 21. Cristoforetti launched in April on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom for a long-duration science mission to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions.

** International Space Station Research & Development Conference 2022  – ISS National Lab – YouTube

Research in space benefits life on Earth. There is a powerful platform in low Earth orbit waiting for you, ready to advance your research and development goals. Take the next step and attend the conference that will expand your horizons and get you on the path to space-based research with the International Space Station National Laboratory. ISSRDC 2022: July 25-28, in Washington, D.C. Register now: https://issnl.us/du

** China’s Shenzhou-14 Crew Sets Up Water Supply System in Space Station Core ModuleCCTV Video News Agency

China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Saturday released a video of the three Chinese astronauts who are piloting the Shenzhou-14 spaceship setting up water supply system and conducting water quality test. 

** 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 – June.21.2022

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

1. Tuesday, June. 21, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Phil Swan and Ceana Prado Nickel to discuss their project described at www.project-atlantis.com.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June. 22, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Douglas Messier of Parabolic Arc will talk with Dr. David Livingston and John Batchelor about the  FAA and Boca Chica, Musk and regulatory concerns for humans to Mars.

3. Friday, June.24, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Haym Benaroya on lava tubes, possible commercial lunar habit development, and more.

4. Sunday, June.26, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): Noted space attorney Michael Listner returns for space law, policy and additional relevant updates. Don’t miss it.

Some recent shows:

** Friday, June.17.2022Sir Martin Rees and Donald Goldsmith talked about their new book, “The End Of Astronauts: Why Robots Are The Future Of Exploration, which proposes human spaceflight BLEO should be done by the private sector, not by government.”

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June.15.2022 – Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the latest findings with the asteroid Ryugu. For background info, see ‘Rubber-ducky’ asteroid 200 million miles away holds building blocks of life | Live Science.

** Tuesday – June.14.2022Dr. Frances Zhu  talked about her “University of Hawaii AI and Robotics Lab, robotic and AI capabilities, terrestrial vs space robots, ethical issues for a permanent lunar hab, robotic ethical issues, the value of robotic idle time, the need for autonomous robots and why plus more.”

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June.8.2022 – Dr. David Grinspoon gave “an update on Mars rover activities plus a Part 2 on upcoming missions to Venus“.

** 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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