Bob Zimmerman reports on the latest space news during regular weekly slots (usually Tuesday and Thursdays) on the John Batchelor radio program. See the iTunes free Podcast for links to the latest shows. Here are links to this week’s shows and the topics discussed.
1. Friday’s meter stories in Russia and 2012 DA14. Plus, a group of California scientists proposes using lasers to vaporize asteroids.
2. NASA has lost all contact with ISS.
3. The hot fire test for Antares has been rescheduled for Thursday.
4. Dragon has now been scheduled for March 1 launch to ISS.
1. NASA has released the cuts it would do if sequestration happens. SLS gets no cuts. Commercial space gets deleted.
2. A new poll of Earth scientists has found that a majority are skeptical of human-caused global warming.
1. Some results from the flyby of 2012 DA14.
2. Kepler has found a solar system with a exoplanet slightly larger than the Moon.
3. The microfilmed bibles flown on Apollo are now the subject of a custody dispute.
1. Polar bears and climate change.
2. IPCC head admits the climate has not warmed in 17 years.
On the Wednesday “Hotel Mars” segment on the Batchelor Show with David Livingston, Dr. William Farrand reviewed the “Ten years with the Mars rover Opportunity”: The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 2-20-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.