The Space Show this week – June.20.2023

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

1. Tuesday, June 20, 2023; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Ethan Siegel on the latest in physics and his writings.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June 21, 2023; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Dr. David Grinspoon will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about phosphorous found at Enceladus.

3. Friday, June 23, 2023; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): John Bucknell of Virtus Solis is our guest with updates on Space Solar Power (SSP). Bill Gowan is co-hosting this program.

4. Sunday, June 25, 2023; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute.

Some recent shows:

** Friday, June.16.2023David Witkoski, IEEE Senior Member, discussed

satellites in LEO and comms to Earth and within LEO. Later we talked about communications in all of cislunar, the Moon and more. Also Mars. Several other related topics such as debris, personal satellites and constellation issues were discussed.

** Hotel MarsWednesday, June.14.2023Rebecca Hahn discussed with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston

her doctoral dissertation study project of mapping all the volcanoes on Venus. We talked about her work, the map and volcanoes on Venus. Multiple other topics were discussed such as the Magellan radar imaging resolution and the hope for enhanced resolution from the three new missions to Venus taking place over the next decade.

** Tuesday, June.13.2023 –  Dr. Eligar Sadeh discussed

his new STEM outreach program for high school students, the “Mars Expedition: Red Planet Mission on Earth” program. Please check out the mission brochure [pdf]

** Sunday, June.11.2023 – Dr. Nick Kanas

was back with us re his new comprehensive textbook, Behavioral Health and Human Interactions in Space [Amazon commission link]. We discussed LEO and orbital issues, lunar, free space, Mars and lots more.

** Friday, June.9.2023Billy Miossi discussed “his excellent documentary film on the Voyager 1 and 1 spacecraft and the team still managing the mission 45 years later“.

** Wednesday, June.7.2023Eric Berger talked with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about

the ongoing problems and delays for the Boeing Starliner capsule designed to take four crew to the ISS.  Be sure to read Eric’s Ars Technical article, “To Keep Starliner flying, Boing must make some hard choices” at

** Tuesday, June.6.2023Robert Zimmerman came “back for a vibrant discussion on Starliner, Boeing, SpaceX, Boca Chica, Starship. UAP news, Elon Musk fallout, and lots more“.

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