The Space Show this week – Aug.1.2023

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

1. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome the CEO of the developing Las Vegas Spaceport, Rob Lauer. For more information see

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Rick Fisher will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about China space developments.

3. Friday, Aug.4, 2023; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Ethan Siegel for updates and news on his new project.

4. Sunday, Aug.6, 2023; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Robert (Sam) Wilson of the Aerospace Corp on his paper [on] Space Force budget and priorities.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, July.30.2023Gary Barnhard discussed

his idea about using the ISS as an SSP [Space Solar Power] research platform when it is retired. Gary’s presentations and papers are on our blog for you to read and follow during this program. He suggested additional uses for the ISS upon retirement but SSP was his main focus.

** Friday, July.28.2023Matt Shindell  of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum  discussed “his new Mars book [For The Love of Mars (Amazon commission link)] which focuses on the role Mars plays in human culture dating back to the ancients“.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July.26.2023Douglas Messier gave John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston an update “on Starship, preparations for the next launch, improvements being made and possible FAA delays“.

** Tuesday, July.25.2023John Jossy discussed “his blog posts [regarding] ISDC, sex in space and the need to have the gravity prescription determined, commercial companies seeking to spin or create art gravity on a commercial basis and more“.

** Sunday, July.23.2023 – John Strickland gave

an in-depth discussion on terraforming Mars. Don’t forget to check out his information sheet on the blog and his publication list on his bio page.

** Friday, July.21.2023Patrick O’Neill talked about the “the ISS National Lab, who uses it, how it works, a national lab for the private stations, research and more“.

** Thursday, July.20.2023Rand Simberg was a

special guest for this special Space Show July 20th program. We talked about multiple topics including going to the lunar S. Pole or returning to Tranquility base. Starship was a main top throughout our discussion. The need for the gravity RX for human settlement, the renewal of the learning time extension coming due in Oct and much more.

** Hotel MarsWednesday, July.19.2023Stephanie Thomas of Princeton Satellite Systems gave John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston an update

on progress with both fusion energy and fusion propulsion for space. Stephanie talked about PSS and their work on a direct drive fusion rocket engine for propulsion, she mentioned timelines plus she mentioned other fusion methodology. We also talked about research for fusion for space and fusion for electricity here on Earth.

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* The Space Show Archives
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