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The Space Show this week – July.25.2022

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

1. Tuesday, July. 26, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Mike Gruntman of USC on his two new books, the Soviet space programs and today’s Russian programs plus the space interests of Ukraine and more.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July. 27, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST):  : TBD. Check the Upcoming Show Menu at www.thespaceshow.com for  updates on scheduling.

3. Friday, July.29, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Pat Patterson to discuss the upcoming SmallSat Conference for 2022.

4. Sunday, July.31, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Loretta Hall to talk about her latest work and recent ISDC presentation on sleeping in space.

Some recent shows:

**  Sunday, July.24.2022Dr. Christopher Morrison

was back with us for important nuclear power space related updates including propulsion, in-space systems and more. In addition, we talked fusion along with highlighting many of the commercial companies involved in the industry plus funding sources.

** Friday, July.22.2022Mike Snead discussed “Space Solar Power plus the need for the USAF to be become involved in space deployment of troops and deferral capabilities as explained during the program”.

** Thursday, July.21.2022Lori Garver talked about her new book, Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age [Amazon commission link].

** Hotel MarsWednesday, July.20.2022Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about asteroid Bennu and new information re the OSIRIS-REx mission.

** Tuesday, July.19.2022Dr. Daniel Tompkinsdiscussed his GrowMars company, the development of self-replicating passive greenhouses, the use of PEF as a bio product, markets, uses on the Moon, Mars and in free space, terrestrial uses, Insitu Resource Creation, and more“.

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

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – July.23.2022

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Astronaut Discusses Life Aboard Space Station During Farnborough Air ShowNASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview for the Farnborough Air Show in England July 22. Cristoforetti launched in April on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, named Freedom, for a science mission to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions.

** Russian, European Space Agency Spacewalk Animation – NASA Video

Jul 20, 2022 Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of European Space Agency, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, will conduct a spacewalk on Thursday, July 21, 2022. The primary objective is to install platforms and workstation adapter hardware near the 37-foot-long manipulator system mounted to the Nauka module. The spacewalkers also will relocate the arm’s external control panel, replace a protective window on the arm’s camera unit, and extend a Strela telescoping boom from Zarya to Poisk to facilitate future spacewalks. The European robotic arm will be used to move payloads and equipment outside the Russian segment of the station, joining the Canadian-built Canadarm2 robotic arm and the Japanese arm already supporting station maintenance, operations, and research. One of the first tasks will see Artemyev and Cristoforetti deploy 10 nanosatellites designed to collect radio electronics data during the spacewalk, which will be the 251st in support of station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades. Artemyev will wear a Russian spacesuit with red stripes, while Cristoforetti will wear a Russian suit with blue stripes. This will be the sixth spacewalk for Artemyev and the first for Cristoforetti, who will become the fourth European astronaut to conduct a spacewalk in a Russian spacesuit.

** Spacewalker tosses cubesats away from space station in this amazing viewVideoFromSpace

Watch Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev deployed 4 of 10 cubesats during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on July 21, 2022.

** Cubesat hits space station solar array ‘mildly’ after spacewalker deploys itVideoFromSpace

A cubesat made ‘mild’ contact with a space station solar array after it was deployed by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on July 21, 2022. “I think it is okay because the first contact was very mild and the second contact was at the frame,” said Artemyev following the hit, which was out of view in the video.

** Expedition 67 SpaceX Dragon CRS-25 Cargo Ship Docks to International Space Station – July 16, 2022 –  NASA Video

Jul 18, 2022 Loaded with scientific experiments and supplies, the unpiloted SpaceX CRS-25 cargo ship automatically docked to the International Space Station July 16. The SpaceX spacecraft linked up to the Harmony module after launching July 14 from Florida with several tons of experiments and hardware.

** 15 Benefits of Space Station Research NASA Johnson

The first decade of the International Space Station was the decade of construction. The second decade moved from initial studies to fully using the capabilities of the orbiting laboratory. We have now entered the decade of results. With more than 20 years of experiments conducted on station, more breakthroughs are materializing than ever before. Explore 15 of the ways the space station is benefiting humanity: https://go.nasa.gov/3ASkrrD

** International Space Station Benefits for Humanity 2022 NASA Johnson

The 2022 edition of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity publication is now available. This updated edition is packed with numerous benefits of the microgravity laboratory highlighting the groundbreaking discoveries helping society, technologies tested for future space exploration, new scientific breakthroughs, and contributions to the growing low-Earth orbit (LEO) economy. View the full Benefits for Humanity 2022 publication here: https://www.nasa.gov/stationbenefits

** How China will Complete its Space Station in 2022 (a Step-by-Step Recap)Dongfang Hour

Welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour! In this video, we describe step-by-step how the Chinese Space Station will be fully assembled in 2022 and adopt its final T-shape configuration. At the end, we also speculate on what the Space Station could look like in the future if extended If you like what you see, please consider supporting us at patreon.com/dongfanghour !

00:00 Introduction to the Chinese Space Station
01:26 Wentian lab module (July 2022)
03:16 Mengtian lab module (October 2022)
03:54 Final cargo and crewed missions (Nov/Dec 2022)
04:35 Possible future extension?
07:04 Conclusion (and 100th episode!)

** Tianzhou-3 Cargo Craft Undocks from Space Station After Completing MissionsCCTV Video News Agency

Jul 17, 2022 China’s cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-3 undocked from the combination of the under-construction space station at 10:59 Beijing time Sunday, after completing all its missions, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

** Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Preparing for Arrival of Wentian Lab ModuleCCTV Video News Agency

Three Chinese astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe stationed in space are preparing for the arrival of Wentian laboratory module, which is set to be launched at the end of July.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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The Space Show this week – July.18.2022

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

1. Tuesday, July. 19, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Daniel Tompkins of GrowMars (www.cgarden.org) who will discuss bioplastic machines to grow greenhouses in space and self-replicating living structures.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July. 20, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the asteroid Bennu, which was visited by the NASA probe, OSIRIS-REx. Connolly will answer the question, “Is Bennu a rubble pile“.

3. SPECIAL SHOW: 10 AM PDT; 1 PM EDT: We welcome Lori Garver to discuss her new book, Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age [Amazon commission link].

4. Friday, July.22, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST):  We welcome back Mike Snead to discuss the USAF as an aerospace force and much more.

5. Sunday, July.24, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Christopher Morrison for a nuclear power, nuclear propulsion and fusion energy discussion.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, July.17.2022 – An Open Lines program with David Livingston who talked with callers “about multiple topics including the Parabolic Arc report on Masten Space Systems and the lander problems, NSS with Dr. Sherry Bell, UAP and what congressional intelligence committees saw or did not see re classified videos, the latest SpaceX Starlink launch and more.

** Friday, July.14.2022Scot Stride discussed “his engineering work for various NASA planetary missions plus we talked about SETI, solar system SETI, searching beyond the solar system, the different types of searches and more“.

** Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July.12.2022 – space attorney Laura Montgomery  talked with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about space law and the Artemis Accords and other programs.

** Tuesday, July.11.2022Gary Calnandiscussed CisLunar Industries, the Micro Space Foundry now being developed, the plan for debris removal and ISRU like mfg of space products from the space debris. Gary talked financing, partners, AI and much more.

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

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – July.16.2022

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Science Launching on the Next SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station NASA

The 25th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission (SpaceX CRS-25) carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station is scheduled for launch July 14from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experiments aboard the Dragon capsule include studies of the immune system, Earth’s oceans, soil communities, and cell-free biomarkers, along with mapping the composition of Earth’s dust and testing an alternative to concrete. More: https://go.nasa.gov/3PENKTO

** SpaceX CRS-25: Genes In SpaceISS National Lab – YouTube

A student researcher intends to launch a genetic experiment to the International Space Station through the Genes in Space education program. This investigation seeks to evaluate water pathogens in space and validate “biobits”, a technology created by miniPCR (co-founders of the Genes in Space program with Boeing) for future inquiries. Learn more about this investigation and educational program here!

** Expedition 67 Astronaut Bob Hines Talks with WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – July 13, 2022 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Bob Hines and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event July 13 with WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hines and Cristoforetti are in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory. The goal of their mission is to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

** SpaceX CRS-25 Cargo Dragon docks with space stationVideoFromSpace

See the approach and soft capture callout for the SpaceX CRS-25 cargo mission to the International Space Station. The capsule arrived at the orbital outpost on July 16, 2022. See the launch: https://www.space.com/spacex-crs-25-c…

** Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Preparing for Arrival of Wentian Lab ModuleCCTV Video News Agency

Three Chinese astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe stationed in space are preparing for the arrival of Wentian laboratory module, which is set to be launched at the end of July.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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The Space Show this week – July.11.2022

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

1. Tuesday, July. 12, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Gary Calnan of Cislunar Industries to talk about the company, debris removal and more.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, July. 13, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Laura Montgomery, a space law expert, will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about Artemis and space law.

3. Friday, July.15, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Scott Stride from NASA JPL. Scott will discuss SETI,  instrumentation for gathering data on possible interstellar robotic probes, UAP and lots more. Don’t miss it.

4. Sunday, July.17, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Michelle Rouch to talk about her space art, educational outreach and much more.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, July.10.2022 Kent Nebergall was

our guest for a comprehensive discussion about space settlement. Check out his website for his recent ISDC presentation and more at www.macroinvent.com.

** Friday, July.8.2022Kai Staats came

back to the show to discuss the SAM project in the old Biosphere 2 project as part of the [University of Arizona], Tucson. Kai explained the project, the teams, how to participate, answered lots of questions from listeners plus if go to the links and websites he mentioned you will see lots of photos. There is also a three minute YouTube video to see.

** Hotel MarsThursday, July.7.2022Dr. Jeffrey Foust of Space News updated John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston on “the preparation for the Starship demo, test, orbital and beyond flights from Boca Chica, Texas“.

** Tuesday, July.5.2022Robert Zimmerman talked about “Multiple space policy, legal, engineering, company, commercial and international space topics and outcomes. AI, Bob’s exploration wish list and more.”

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

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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