Bob Zimmerman reports on the latest space news during regular weekly slots (usually Tuesday and Thursdays) on the John Batchelor radio program. See the iTunes free Podcast for links to the latest shows.

Tuesday’s segment: Space:
1. A rocket launch tomorrow by North Korea?
2. India wants to privatize its launch fleet.
3. Boeing about to begin wind tunnel tests of its manned capsule.
4. Antares is scheduled for launch April 17.
5. NASA has delayed its first manned commercial launch by one year.

Wednesday’s segment: Climate:
1. The scientists who tried to re-invent Michael Mann’s hockey stick graph have admitted their data is worthless.
2. The weak solar minimum continues.
3. Another global warming advocate admits the climate has not warmed for two decades.
4. Which means: The doom and gloom shifts to reports of extreme weather!

Thursday segment: Space
1. Has Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the remains of a 1971 Soviet Mars lander?
2. The Orion capsule begins stress tests, after being repaired from cracks.
3. Boeing introduces a new line of tiny commercial satellites.
4. Canada’s Radarsat 1 goes dead.


On  the weekly Hotel Mars segment with David Livingston, retired NASA astrophysicist Dr. Don Kessler talked about space debris and mitigation issues: The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 4-10-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog