Joan Vernikos on the Space Show on Friday discussed the Inspiration Mars flyby mission and the “human factors, counter measures, mitigation strategies” involved in such a mission: Dr. Joan Vernikos, Friday, 4-5-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.
On Thursday, Elizabeth Kennick of the
Teachers in Space program at the Space FrontierFoundation gave an update on TIS activities and also talked about Yuri’s Night and the Yuri’s Night NYC 2013 event in particular: Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space, Thursday, 4-4-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog
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 is the list of topics discussed on this week’s
Segment 1: science and space:
1. Curiosity has experienced another computer glitch, this time to its BACKUP computer.
2. The collision of space junk to a Russian satellite never happened.
3. A Chinese scientist who worked for NASA has been arrested trying to flee the country.
4. After losing its federal earmark, Pan-STARRS gets private funding to survive and upgrade.
5. The Antares launch date has been set.
Segment 2: climate:
1. More fraud in climate science.
2. The person who published the climategate emails releases some more emails, and emails the world his reasons for doing so.
On the Space Show on Tuesday, John Strickland talked about the
National Space Society, the ISDC 2013 conference, space settlement, space based solar power, launcher reusability and more: John Strickland, Tuesday, 3-19-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog
On Monday, Dr. Claude Piantodosi talked on the show about his book,
Mankind Beyond Earth, human spaceflight, Mars missions, radiation, and microgravity: Dr. Claude Piantadosi, Monday, 3-18-13 | Thespaceshow’s Blog.
Canadian astronaut and ISS commander
Chris Hadfield ( Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter) has become a star, so to speak, with his music, photography and outreach activities on the station: ISS commander is a station sensation – Florida Today.
Here are a couple of posts for St. Patrick’s Day:
Twitter / Cmdr_Hadfield:
Wearing the green – Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the International Space Station!
Twitter / Cmdr_Hadfield:
Galway, Ireland, in the afternoon sun.
Mars Society‘s Mars Desert Research Station remains very active after more than ten years and 126 mission teams: Volunteer crews chase their dreams in a desert Mars – PhotoBlog
Photographer Jim Urquhart describes his mission at MDRS with text and pictures:
Mars in the desert – Photographers Blog.
On the Space Show on Sunday,
John Oehler talked about his new book, “Aphrodesia” abd about “smell and smell issues relating to space”: John Oehler, Sunday, 3-10-13 | Thespaceshow’s Blog.