The Space Show this week – May.3.2021

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

1. Monday, May. 3, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: A Hotel Mars program with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston talking with Rod Pyle of the National Space Society (NSS) about the NSS Ad Astra magazine‘s latest issue, which is focused on space settlement.

2. Tuesday, May. 4, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome  Col. (USAF Ret) Karlton Johnson, the new National Space Society (NSS) Chairman of the Board. We have multiple topics to discuss with our guest.

3. Wednesday, May. 5, 2021: No program scheduled.

4. Thursday, May. 6, 2021; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program scheduled.

5. Friday, May.7 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Tom McCarthy of Motiv Space Systems on their technology and hardware for Mars and more.

6. Sunday, May.9, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Casey Handmer of NASA JPL to discuss his recent blog articles on SLS, SpaceX and more.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, May.2.2021Dr. David Livingston led an open lines program discussion “with multiple callers, lot of subject and topic variety, email questions and more“.

** Friday, Apr.30.2021Greg Meholic of The Aerospace Corporation talked “about fusion, nuclear propulsion, Dr. Woodward and the Mach Effect, EMdrive and other forms of advanced propulsion“.

**Thursday, Apr.29.2021Rod Pyle and Aggie Kobrin discussed

the NSS Ad Astra Special Issue devoted to space settlement which they referred to as living in space. The second part of our program focused on the all virtual and completely free ISDC 2021 toward the end of June this year.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, Apr.28.2021Anatoly Zak of spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about

the Russian plans to build a new space station after the ISS agreement expires in 2024. We talked about their new station plans, the use of existing modules though never flown on the ISS, their plans for the existing modules connected to the ISS, their plans to handle the ISS in its final period plus build out the new station, both at the same time. Also discussed was the planned orbit of the new Russian station and what this might mean for ISS activities with the Russians, especially regarding costs. The development of the Chinese space station came up and Anatoly discussed the TRL for China and their space station work.

** Tuesday, Apr.27.2021Eric Berger of Ars Technica discussed

his new book about the beginning phase of SpaceX, Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX [Amazon commission link]. Eric responded to multiple questions about Artemis, the recent NASA Human Lander Award and what might come next plus general Elon Musk and SpaceX questions.

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* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

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