The Space Show this week – June.26.2023

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

1. Tuesday, June. 27, 2023; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Gary Barnhard who will discuss his idea for using the ISS platform for space solar power.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June. 28, 2023; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Anatoly Zak of will provide John Batchelor and David Livingston Russian space news updates and developments.

3. Friday, June.30, 2023; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Angie Bukley and Dr. Josef Koller from the Aerospace Corporation for human spaceflight safety and more.

4. Sunday, July.2, 2023; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): OPEN LINES. PLEASE CALL US AT 1-866-687-7223. Please note that this program may change. For the latest program information, be sure to check the Upcoming Show Menu on the far right of our home page,

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, June.25.2023Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute discussed “SETI news and updates, using radio and optical seti for searches and more“.

** Friday, June.23.2023John Bucknell and Bill Gowan gave an update on the

company Virtus Solis, an overview of space based solar power, John’s business plan, timelines, demos, making it to orbit, in space manufacturing and partnerships. Capital needs and acquisition for Virtus Solis were also discussed.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June.21.2023Dr. David Grinspoon spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about phosphorous found at Enceladus and more.

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** Tuesday, June.20.2023Dr. Ethan Siegel discussed

why the Earth has plate tectonics. Be sure to read his paper on this subject posted on our blog. Other topics were also talked about including UAPs.

** 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.

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

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