1. Monday, June 15, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.
2. SPECIAL TIME: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5 pm PDT (7 pm CDT, 8 pm EDT) : We welcome back for the first segment, Dr. Harold Sonny White regarding advanced propulsion and physics. The balance of this program will fold over to Open Lines on any topic. Dr. White is with us for a limited amount of time so if you have a question or want to talk to him, be prompt in calling.
3. Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.
** Thurs. June.11.2020 – Dr. Namrata Goswami on space policy, China space policy and plans, the virus and China, space law, why the Moon, commercial space, Artemis Accords and much much more.
** Weds. June.10.2020 – Hotel Mars – John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with William “Bruce” Banerdt, PI of the NASA InSight Mission “about the Mole instrument or heat probe that needs to drill down to about 16 feet through the Martian surface to take the “Martian temperature.” Our guest described the drilling problems, challenges and methods used to get the drilling back on track. We talked about drilling on Mars, Martian soil surprises, the actual temperature probe and much more.”
Jim Bridenstine on Twitter: “The cost-saving success of @Commercial_Crew is based on @NASA establishing high-level requirements and letting private companies innovate. For the Artemis Moon base, NASA will establish a cost per ton delivered and once again let private companies innovate.” https://t.co/KFhlI9KzHU” / Twitter
Episode 004 features special guest Roxy Guellmeister, Associate at Foster + Partners in London. Roxy sees our society in a state of massive change and expects numerous fundamental shifts to our familiar lives. She also sees the nascent race for space as a gigantic opportunity for many of our earthly challenges.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Jake and Anthony for the first episode of Off-Nominal Origins. We talk about how he got interested in space and aviation, his time at Rice University, his years as a Navy pilot, his continuing fascination with the Rocket Racing League, and a whole lot more.
** Tuesday – June 2, 2020 – Dr. Dana Andrews discussed “his new book, Chasing The Dream, aerospace history, technology with X planes, the shuttle, aluminum versus titanium, management decision making at NASA, initial shuttle performance specs, claims and dreams plus more with Musk, SpaceX and the new commercial space industry”.
** Michael Listner – Realpolitik and Space Law – Cold Star Project S02E41
Founder & Principal at Space Law & Policy Solutions Michael Listner is on the Cold Star Project. He’s also author and editor of The Precis, a space law quarterly briefing letter. Our subject of discussion is Realpolitik and space law, and I ask Michael about:
– where he finds himself most often with another interpretation, either conceptually or with the letter of the law, with other space lawyers – what clients are seeking when they approach his firm – what he believes is at issue regarding the White House’s April 6th Executive Order regarding space resources–Michael called it “posturing for the space resources food fight and a pushback against the [Hauge] Building Blocks” – the standout issues of space law from his perspective, with regard to commercial operations – whether international safeguards exist or not to avoid war, as nation states move to use space resources and occupy space locations – who are some key people Michael follows in the space field.
** The Space Show – Tues. 06/02/2020 – Dr. Dana Andrews discussed “his new book, Chasing The Dream, aerospace history, technology with X planes, the shuttle, aluminum versus titanium, management decision making at NASA, initial shuttle performance specs, claims and dreams plus more with Musk, SpaceX and the new commercial space industry”.
In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk Dr. Raji Rajagopalan discussed how India’s approach to outer space has changed over the last decade and how it is now driven increasingly by national security concerns.
Dr. Rajagopalan also addressed a range of other significant topics, including India’s controversial ASAT test, her thoughts on space collaboration with other nations, and the growth of private space industry in India, including ISRO’s support of it.
SpaceNews talked with the colonel leading AFRL’s effort to keep the U.S. military “one step ahead in space” by fostering key enabling technologies. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate in New Mexico is one of 23 space-related organizations set to transfer to the U.S. Space Force under plans unveiled last month.
As the Department of the Air Force’s “Center of Excellence” for space technology R&D, the Space Vehicles Directorate develops, demonstrates and transitions critical technologies for the entire gamut of military space missions, including communications; positioning, navigation and timing, missile warning, space situational awareness, and defensive space control. Col. Eric Felt, the Air Force officer who leads the Space Vehicles Directorate and its team of 1,000 military, civilian, and on-site contractors, will talk with SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger about the R&D investments the directorate is making to help the U.S. military maintain a technological advantage in the space domain.
With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts. Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.
discussed the SpaceX Demo-2 Crewed Dragon flight planned for the ISS but which was cancelled due to weather issues. I discussed what was shown for the mission on most all TV channels as the global interest in the mission and the launch was significant. During this short one segment 10 minute discussion, you will come away with a brief but accurate description of the SpaceX production for this launch. Those of you familiar with NASA launches, compare and contrast this SpaceX launch to what you saw for Apollo and later the Shuttle
With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts.
Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.
Astronaut rescue is a small but important part of Maj. Gen. Shaw’s duties as the head of the U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component, which plans and executes day-to-day military space operations and has tactical control of American and multinational space forces during a conflict.
Shaw, as a dual-hatted general, also leads the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, responsible for organizing, training and equipping the space forces that fly the U.S. military’s satellites, launches its rockets, stands sentinel over the orbital commons, and supports American and allied combat operations.
Shaw also addressed how the ongoing standup of the U.S. Space Force is bringing greater focus to the role space plays in all military operations and what’s at stake in defending the ultimate high ground.