The Space Show this week – Dec.21.2020

The Space Show Asks For Your Support:

The Space Show wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, a healthy holiday season and 2021. Here at The Space Show we are winding down 2020, a year that has been challenging for us and each of you. Despite the year’s challenges we have managed to continue bringing you great guests, lots of listener participation with phone calls, emails and blog commentary. The Space Show has continued our strong advocacy for commercial space development, a lunar return and eventual humans to Mars mission plans. We have supported having a strong national security space policy plus we love our planetary science program which is the best in the world. Many of you have promoted your books, websites, blogs, ideas and work on The Space Show this year as well as in previous years. Students have been on The Space Show gaining valuable experience related to their future skills and career choices. The list of Space Show accomplishments is a lengthy one but I think you get the picture.

Production of The Space Show is expensive, so we ask for your support to continue working hard advocating for the space industry we all want, especially in these uncertain times for our industry and country. Fulfilling The Space Show mission is why we ask for your financial support. Thee Space Show, as a live broadcast internet radio talk show with multiple phone lines for the guests and listener discussions, is not just another podcast. Our unique format featuring live broadcasts, real time callers and listener emails helps The Space Show stand out bringing you in-depth information about all aspects of our industry. Each year we engage in our end of the year fundraising campaign to help continue our work into the coming year. We are now in our annual end of year campaign and we are asking you to please support The Space Show with a gift today. Don’t forget that as a nonprofit 501c3 with the One Giant Leap Foundation as our parent, your contribution entitles you to an IRS tax deduction along with a California tax deduction if you are a California tax payer (check with your tax advisor for details applicability). But tax deductions are not a reason to contribute to us. You contribute to us because of our programming, because we fight and advocate for what you want in space, because we educate with facts and solid information and because we offer everyone the opportunity for civil discussions on all space related topics. You contribute to us because you have a voice with our guests, with each other and in future programming. That is why you contribute and why we are asking you to contribute once again this year. We believe The Space Show delivers the value you deserve and that we have earned your respect which you show us by helping to financially support us.

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

1. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Ajay Kothari of The ASTROX Corp.

3. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program today.

5. Friday, Dec.25, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): No show today. Merry Christmas to all.

6. Sunday, Dec.27, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Open Lines. All callers welcome.

Some recent shows:

** Tuesday, Dec.15.2020Robert Zimmerman responded to “Many callers” and discussed “multiple topics, a few 2021 predictions”.

** Friday, Dec.18.2020Dr. James A. Vedda and Karen Jones discussed their paper on space based solar power, Space-Based Solar Power: A Near-Term Investment Decision (pdf), for the Center For Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corp.

** Sunday, Dec. 20.2020  – David Livingston and and co-host John Jossy  talked with Kim Holder about the newest version of Moonwards, which is an open source virtual moon town, and a new demo.  “Kim talked about Moonwards, its purpose, the why of Moonwards and much more.”

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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The Space Show - David Livingston
The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston