The Space Show this week – Sept.20.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Dereck Williams of Start Aerospace ( with a new commercial space manufacturing business model.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): TBD. Check the Upcoming Show Menu at for  updates on scheduling.

3. Friday, Sept.23, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Grant Blaisdell of Copernic Space (

4. Sunday, Sept.25, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back master space journalist and author Leonard David. Please see for more information about his Inside Outer Space blog and report.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Sept.18.2022Dr. Armen Papazian talked about his new book, The Space Value of Money: Rethinking Finance Beyond Risk & Time [Amazon commission link].

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Sept.14.2022Eric Berger gave John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston an update on “Starship and SLS [Space Launch System] prep work and more“.

** Tuesday, Sept.13.2022Dr. Ajay Kothari made

the case of using thorium molten salt reactors for power generation in the U.S. and globally. Ajay also talked about SSP, nuclear power, launchers and related topic. He provided us with numbers and statistics.

** Sunday, Sept.11.2022Dale Skran, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Space Society, discussed “SSP [Space Solar Power], settlement, the human gravity RX, Starship plans, NASA and much more“.

** Friday, Sept.9.2022Dallas Bienhoff talked about “his joining with OffWorld (see in addition to talking about other timely topics impacting space development, our efforts for a lunar return, new rockets and spaceships, human spaceflight, policy, adversaries and much more“.

** Hotel Mars – Dr. Michael Hecht, principle investigator of the MOXIE experiment on the Perseverance rover on Mars, spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the latest results in extracting oxygen from the CO2 in the Martian atmosphere. “Michael explained Moxie, talked about the results, we talked about its future for Mars visitors and explorers, scaling it up for humans and much more.”

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

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