Dr. Samuel Kounaves joined David Livingston on the John Batchelor Show’s Hotel Mars segment to talke about the Curiosity rover’s drilling activities, Mars soil samples, and the search for organics molecules:
The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 2-27-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog
Also, on the Space Show this week, Duane Hyland and John Rose discussed the AIAA California Space Day and the California aerospace industry:
AIAA California Space Day, Monday, 2-25-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog
Dr. George Robinson talked about “Human species survival via space habitation” beyond low earth orbit: Dr. George Robinson, Tuesday, 2-26-13 -Thespaceshow’s Blog
DARPA is seeking proposals for projects to investigate ways to mitigate the health effects of ionizing radiation:
DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation – DARPA
DARPA releases request for information on novel approaches to mitigate immediate and long-term health damage from acute exposure to ionizing radiation and model its biophysical effects
The program is aimed at dealing with terrestrial situations but if it results in useful treatments, the would be useful for space explorers and settlers if they are subjected to high radiation doses when exposed to a solar flare event with insufficient shielding.
ISS Cupola is the most futuristic, this-is-the-way-space-was-supposed-to-be feature of the ISS. Here’s a collection of images of it: 10 Awesome Images of the Space Station’s Cupola – universetoday.com
This has long been my favorite image from the ISS. Definitely looks like sci-fi book cover:
Here’s an interesting overview of radiation exposure issues encounter by space travelers:
Surviving Radiation in Space – Astrowright.
William (Bill) Rowe was interviewed on the Space Show yesterday about Apollo astronauts cardiac & medical issues: Dr. William (Bill) Rowe, Sunday, 2-10-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.