The Orbital Sciences Cygnus module berthed successfully to the International Space Station yesterday. Orbital thus becomes the second commercial firm after SpaceX to provide cargo delivery services to the station.
1. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome CHARLES MILLER to the back to the program. Charles Miller is the President of NexGen Space LLC, which provides client-based services at the intersection of commercial, civil, and national security space and public policy. He is also a strong advocate of public/private partnerships to achieve low cost space access.
3. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT): We welcome ROBERT WALKER from the UK. He is an inventor and the author of several interesting Mars and space papers. You can find his papers at www.science20.com/robertinventor. I urge listeners to review his Mars articles prior to our program as we will be talking about them.
4. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome ADAM CROWL from Australia regarding his chapter in Starship Century, “Starship Pioneers.