Space policy roundup – Jan.27.14

Rick Boozer will be back on The Space Show today at 2-3:30 pm PST (5-6:30 pm  EST, 4-5:30 pm CST). He will give an update on “his book from last year, The Plundering of NASA, his suggestions for programs other than SLS, and his work with the Space Development Steering Committee“.

Today’s selection of space policy/politics related links:



The Space Show this week

The guests and topics for The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back Rick Boozer who will update us on his book from last year, The Plundering of NASA, his suggestions for programs other than SLS, and his work with the Space Development Steering Committee.

2. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome CHUCK McMURRAY of the Mars Society to talk about the Youth Rover Challenge and other innovative programs.

3. Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30 AM-1 PM CST): We welcome DR. DAVA NEWMAN, MIT Professor, to talk with us about her biosuit project.

4. Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). OPEN LINES. First time callers are welcome, all call welcome dealing with space, STEM, and science.

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.

StarTalk Radio Show – Cosmic queries: Science Fiction

Here is the  latest episode  of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s StarTalk Radio Show : Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction – The Sequel

You asked so many sci-fi questions we couldn’t fit them into one episode, so Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman are back to answer a few more. Find out if Aliens can have acid for blood, humans can gain telekinetic powers through cybernetic implants or robots can be programmed to follow Asimov’s 3 Laws of Robotics. You’ll learn about making radios out of coconuts (Gilligan’s Island), alcohol as a fuel source (Futurama), the physics limitations to Iron Man’s power sources and whether Superman should be able to gain strength from our yellow Sun, but grow weaker under the influence of Krypton’s red one. Explore the science in movies like The Abyss, Deep Impact, Prometheus, WALL-E, Dune, and Disney’s The Black Hole. Plus Neil discusses the idea that the universe is a holographic projection, describes his favorite sci-fi (including Contact and The Matrix) and geeks out over whether Superman could beat Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise (from Star Trek: The Original Series) in a fight.

AMSAT & ISS amateur radio news

Go to AMSAT News for the latest headlines about developments in amateur and student satellites and for updates about amateur radio on the ISS.

ANS 026 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – January 25, 2014:
* AMSAT-NA will be at HamCation 2014!
* AMSAT-NA Updating Their List of Current AMSAT-Related Nets
* FUNcube at National Student Space Conference
* Radio amateurs receive Rosetta signals
* Northern Virginia-Maryland-Washington, DC AMSAT Events
* $50SAT PocketQube two months after launch
* Upcoming AMSAT Events
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts from All Over