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The Space Show this week – Sept.18.2017

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

1. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017: 2-3:30 pm PDT (5-6:30 pm EDT, 4-5:30 pm CDT): We welcome space journalist Dr. Mike Wall to the show.

2. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017: 7-8:30 pm PDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT, 9-10:30 pm CDT: No show due to dental surgery.

3. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2016: Hotel Mars. See Upcoming Show Menu and the website newsletter for details. Hotel Mars is pre-recorded by John Batchelor. It is archived on The Space Show site after John posts it on his website.

4. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017; 9:30 am-11 am PDT, (12:30 -2 pm EDT; 11:30 am-1 pm CDT): No show due to jury duty.

5. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: 12-1:30 pm DST (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Open Lines. We discuss the topics you want to talk about. First time callers are welcome as are all STEAM, STEM, Science, and Space related calls

See also:
* The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
* The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
* The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Video: TMRO Orbit 10.34 – Lunar lessons before going to Mars.

The latest live program is now available in the archive: Lunar lessons before going to Mars – Orbit 10.34 – TMRO

We have a surprise round table this week: what lessons can we learn from the moon before heading off to Mars? Benjamin, Jared, Mike and Cariann talk about the advantages of going to the moon again before first setting foot on Mars. Segment starts at 23:05

Launches and news topics covered:

1:57 – Proton Launch of Amazonas 5
4:24 – Soyuz Launch of Expedition 53

Space News:
8:31 – Cassini End-of-Mission
12:26 – New Horizons Extended Mission
16:47 – Unexpected Solar Flares

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Video: TMRO Orbit 10.33 – The History of SpaceX

The latest live program is now available on line: The History of SpaceX – Orbit 10.33 – TMRO

Stewart Money author of, “Here be Dragons: The Rise of SpaceX & the Journey to Mars” joins us to talk about the history of SpaceX and some projects you may not have known of. Interview segment starts at 24:40

Space news topics discussed:

1:41 – Ariane V Launch Abort
4:53 – Falcon 9 Launch with X37-B
8:51 – Asteroid Florence Zips Past Earth
15:04 – Bridenstine nominated for NASA Admin, and why that could be bad
19:54 – Boron Found on Mars

TMRO is viewer supported:

TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to information plus our all new goals and reward levels

Videos: “Star Craft” with Loren Grush of The Verge

Loren Grush, who reports on spaceflight at The Verge, has started a video series called Star Craft. Here are the first set of shows:

** “In the season premiere of our new show Space Craft, Loren Grush tries on innovative Mars and Moon space suits at the University of North Dakota campus, learning just how complex and restrictive a space suit can be.” – These next-generation space suits could allow astronauts to explore Mars – The Verge

** “In the second episode of Space Craft, Loren Grush learns how NASA trains its astronauts before sending them to space. Simulating the space environment — either with a giant pool or with virtual reality — helps astronauts prepare for scenarios both planned and unplanned.” – Walking through space in NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab – The Verge 

** “The environment of the International Space Station isn’t exactly hospitable to the human body. In this episode of Space Craft, Loren Grush tries out some of the specialized machines astronauts use to workout in space to stay healthy in microgravity.” – How do astronauts exercise in space? – The Verge 

** “In the season finale of Space Craft, we booked a flight with the Zero Gravity Corporation, one of a handful of organizations in the world that currently offers parabolic flight experiences.” – What it feels like to float in zero gravity – The Verge