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The Space Show this week – Aug.15.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Isaac Arthur to the program. Isaac is known for his Science and Futurism podcast series.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Matthew Weinzierl will talk with John Batchelor, and Dr. David Livingston about Commercial space economic and financial challenges, stock values and more.

3. Friday, Aug.19, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Namrata Goswami to discuss National security space, Asia, China, space and democracy and more.

4. Sunday, Aug.21, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Michael Listner, Atty., who will discuss recent remarks from the administration regarding the regulation of commercial space. You can see Michael’s initial thoughts on this at his latest Space Thoughts Youtube video.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Aug.14.2022Ryan Reynolds participated in a

nearly two hour discussion with callers and those sending in email [regarding space solar power (SSP)], space settlement, the reality of each, dreaming and much more. Don’t miss it. Join the discussion via our blog. Ryan will be responding to blog comments.

** Friday, Aug.12.2022Michelle Del Valle came

to the show for the first time to discuss the upcoming [Space Frontier Foundation‘s] NewSpace conference in Seattle from August 24-26. Note the special offer for attending that SFF has posted on our blog. Using this special offer is the way to go if you are attending this event. Michelle guided us through the program, speakers, goals of SFF and the event plus much more.

** Hotel MarsWednesday, Aug.10.2022Dr. Haym Benaroya, professor of engineering at Rutgers Univ., spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “[h]uman spaceflight to the Moon and Mars, lunar and Martian soil, growing crops, water ice, lava tube living and living in the Starship“.

** Tuesday, Aug.9.2022Dr. Robert Zubrin touched

on multiple topics including searching for life on Mars, NASA, the upcoming Mars Society convention, their high school design competition and more. Good calls and emails on human factors, humans on Mars, Starship, etc.

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

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Aug.12.2022

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

** Expedition 67 Education inflight with JPL and Caltech – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight event August 9 with students, faculty, and staff at Caltech in Pasadena, California. Watkins is an alum of Caltech and is in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory 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. Join NASA as we go forward to the Moon and on to Mars — discover the latest on Earth, the Solar System and beyond with a weekly update in your inbox.

** Chinese astronauts set up new lab module, test robotic arm on space stationVideoFromSpace

The Shenzhou-14 crew has been keeping busy with “daily care of the core module, setting up the status of the Wentian lab module, and assembling and testing the regenerative life support system,” according to China Central Television (CCTV). See footage of the crew and views outside the Tiangong space station in these highlights

** Earth from Space in 4K – Expedition 65 Edition NASA Johnson

The people who get to see the Earth from space marvel at its beauty, the colors, the fragility they feel about the planet 250 miles below them. Now it’s your turn: this ultra-high definition video, captured during the International Space Station’s Expedition 65, allows you an extended, appreciative gawk at the home planet in all its glory. Hit play, and go into orbit mode.

This footage was shot from the International Space Station between April 17, 2021 – Oct. 17, 2021.

** 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 – Aug.8.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Robert Zubrin. Take the opportunity to talk with Bob. See his latest article: How To Search For Life On Mars: First, stop refusing to look, Robert ZubrinSteven BennerJan Špaček, The New Atlantis, July.22.2022.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Dr. Haym Benaroya of Rutgers University will talk with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about new lunar habitat related developments.

3. Friday, Aug.12, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Michelle Del Valle, Co-Chair of the Space Frontier Foundation‘s NewSpace 2022 conference to be held August 24-26 in Seattle.

4. Sunday, Aug.14, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome back Ryan Reynolds to discuss SSP (Space Solar Power), space settlement, reality checks, plausibility, and a cost/benefit analysis of doing something versus nothing. Join us.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Aug.7.2022Tyler Ryan Bender discussed the Beyond Earth Institute space policy organization, getting back to the Moon and more.

** Friday, Aug.5.2022Tony Whitman and Darin Noel of L3 Harris and original members of the James Webb Space Telescope design and engineering team discussed

their part in developing the JWST. We spoke engineering, telescopes in general, JWST and its mission plus much more.

** Hotel MarsWednesday, Aug.3.2022Dr. Frances Zhu of the University of Hawaii AI and Space Robotics lab spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “AI, robots, intelligence as applied to each, plus the question of a bad or good robot“.

** Tuesday, Aug.2.2022Mark Whittington talked about

many timely discussion topics including the Inmarsat survey on the value of space with his ideas on how to correct the problem. Don’t miss Mark’s summary and his thoughts on the UAPs. Multiple topics, several callers, lots of email participation.

** 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 – Aug.5.2022

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

** Station Astronauts Discuss Life in Space with the Lollipop Theater Network – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Bob Hines of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event Aug. 2 with Children’s Hospitals for the “Lollipop Theater Network.” 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.

** Cold Atom Lab: Celebrating Four Years of Quantum Science in Space (Live Public Talk)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Cold Atom Lab, NASA’s first quantum science laboratory in space, will mark four years onboard the International Space Station on Aug. 4, 2022. It has already achieved its main science goals by cooling atoms down to ultra-cold temperatures to study their basic physical properties in ways that would not be possible on Earth. Join us for this exciting event and learn from some of the world’s experts – from astronauts to Nobel Laureates – on the details of getting the unique Cold Atom Lab up and running, as well as the progress toward using microgravity to illuminate new features of the quantum world.

Speakers:

Christina Koch, astronaut, NASA Johnson Space Center
Eric Cornell, Nobel Laureate in physics, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
Kamal Oudrhiri, project manager for the Cold Atom Lab, NASA JPL
Jason Williams, project scientist for the Cold Atom Lab, NASA JPL

 

** Space Station robot ‘dances’ with new dust collector in epic installation time-lapseVideoFromSpace

The International Space Station’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) was employed to install the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation instrument outside the International Space Station. The choreographed maneuver is set to a waltz in this time-lapse video.

** Chinese space station’s robotic arm tested on-orbit in these amazing viewsVideoFromSpace

China’s Wentian lab module’s robotic arm was tested on Aug. 3, 2022. It will ”support the astronauts’ extravehicular activities, delivering goods, and maintaining andrepairing the exterior of the space station,” according to China Central Television (CCTV). The Wentian lab docked with the Tiangong space station’s Tianhe core module on July 25: https://www.space.com/china-space-sta…

** 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 – Aug.1.2022

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

1. Tuesday, Aug.2, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back journalist and writer Mark Whittington for news perspective on all things space. Don’t miss it.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Aug. 3, 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, Aug.5, 2022; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome Tony Whitman and Darin Noel, original team members of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project.

4. Sunday, Aug.7, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Tyler Ryan Bender of the Beyond Earth space policy organization.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, July.31.2022Loretta Hall discussed

sleeping issues in space. Loretta made a presentation on this subject at the recent ISDC meeting. Several callers and multiple email questions were received which Loretta discussed regarding this subject.

** Friday, July.29.2022Dr. Pat Patterson, professor at Utah State University.

Not only did we cover the details for this year’s SmallSat Conference August 6-11, we talked about the growth and trends in the small satellite industry, a rapid growth in technology and capabilities, and the use of small satellites by DOD, intelligence and other government agencies.

** Hotel MarsWednesday, July.27.2022Anatoly Zak of RussianSpaceWeb.com spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “Russia leaving the ISS and the new leader of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov“.

** Tuesday, July.26.2022Dr. Mike Gruntman discussed

his two new books [My Fifteen Years at IKI, The Space Research Institute: Position-Sensitive Detectors and Energetic Neutral Atoms Behind the Iron Curtain and Fundamentals of Space Missions: Problems with Solutions – Amazon commission links]. Our guest compared and contrasted the Soviet space system and rockets with the same for today’s Russia. He talked about the history behind and roots for Soviet space problems today. Also the war in Ukraine, China, security issues & 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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