The Space Show this week – Apr.17.2023

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

1. Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2023; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Robert Zubrin to discuss his new book, The Case For Nukes [Amazon commission link].

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Rick Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC), will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the SpaceX Starship, Chinese rockets, competition for launchers, national security and more.

3. Friday, Apr.21, 2023; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Marc Bell, CEO of Terran Orbital.

4. Sunday, Apr.23, 2023; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Erika Nesvold to discuss space settlement, ethics and much more. For more information on Dr. Nesvold, see

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Apr.16.2023 –  Morgan Irons and Lee Irons talked about

their work on 1 g for humans living off Earth. Many important subtopics were discussed, many issues, lots of calls and emails. You do not want to miss this one!

** Friday, Apr.14.2023Mike Gold of Redwire Spacewas with us to discuss in detail Artemis, to provide a response to the naysayers, to talk commercial space and investment plus economic concerns and more“.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Apr.12.2023Daniel Suarez, author of the books Delta-V and Critical Mass [Amazon commission links], spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “to the program to speak about the books, the future, asteroid mining sci-fy and Starship and the future”.

** Tuesday, Apr.11.2023Dr. Greg Autry discussed

the use of nuclear power for our energy grid plus for space uses including propulsion. We talked about other forms of energy including green energy, renewables , EVs and more. Also discussed was the climate for ongoing public and private sector investment given our current economic stresses.

** Friday, Apr.7.2023Tom Cooke CEO of talked about “aerospace industry employment, independent workers, trends and much more“.

** Sunday, Apr.2.2023Dr. John Brandenburg discussed

AI and his view that it is very dangerous. This was a two hour discussion with many callers and lots of email questions.

** Friday, Mar.31.2023Duncan Farrah talked about “his work about blackholes and Dark Energy“. See his paper at Observational Evidence for Cosmological Coupling of Black Holes and its Implications for an Astrophysical Source of Dark Energy – NASA/ADS.

** Tuesday, Mar.28.2023Peter Garretson discussed “SSP, in space economy, industrial space development, security issues, Chin and more“.

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

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