The Space Show this week – Aug.23.2021

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

1. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Stephanie Thomas of Princeton Satellite Systems to discuss nuclear fusion propulsion.

2. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

3. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): We welcome Jeff Shesol to talk about his new book, Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War.

4. Friday, Aug. 27, 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Charles (Charlie) Precourt on Artemis and Northrup Grumman.

5. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Paul Jaffe on his return to The Space Show to discuss his work with his space based solar power experiments.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Aug.22.2021John Huntbroke down the government unclassified UAP report delivered to the Senate last June. Lots of callers, much fun, seriousness as well, so enjoy it“.

** Friday, Aug.20.2021Kevin Rice discussed

financing various types of space projects, including the most innovative, risky and often even fringe concepts. We talked about financing concepts before financing a solid project. Our guest started out by talking about NASA projects and missions during his time he was at JPL. He said most of the calls were for mission types, not specific missions, then he explained the difference and the evolutionary process from general missions to a specific mission. This was a detailed discussion which was followed by a look at the processes use by the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. …

** Wednesday, Aug.18.2021Rod Pyle and Martine Rothblatt came for this special show to talk about

the Rothblatt Space Settlement In Our Lifetime Prize, Martine was only with us for 30 minutes but during that time, she talked about why space settlement was important, her vision for space settlement plus her vision for digitizing human consciousness in the future. This was an exciting 30 minutes as Martine painted an exciting future which is plausible as you will hear. Let us know what you think of her vision so please post your thoughts on our blog. Martine had time to respond to several listener questions a call before leaving. You can follow the tags and key words to this program for more detailed on what she had to say.

** Hotel Mars – The John Batchelor Show/The Space Show, Wednesday, Aug.18.2021Anatoly Zak of spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about

the recent Russian ISS docking problem with the NAKUA module that sent the ISS spinning and tumbling until it was corrected. Anatoly talked about the possible cause, the actual impact and risks on the ISS, plus later we addressed the continued ISS leak that persists. Anatoly was asked if there was a competence problem with Russian hardware and/or management. In addition, he talked about the age of the ISS and the possibility of metal fatigue. Don’t miss all of what our guest said on these issues during our 11 minute discussion.

** Tuesday, Aug.17.2021Michael Listner discussed “the legal definition of the term astronaut and government plus non-government astronaut classifications for private sector spaceflight participants“.

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

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