Gary C. Hudson

Gary C. Hudson is Co-Founder of the Transformational Space Corporation, AirLaunch LLC and HMX Inc. He has worked in the field of commercial space for 42 years with an emphasis on development of innovative low-cost systems. In 1996, he co-founded Rotary Rocket, dedicated to the development of a single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle that used a rocket-tipped rotor propulsion system. Rotary Rocket conducted three low-altitude flight tests of a full-scale vehicle. He is also the designer of the Phoenix family of launch vehicles which led directly to the DC-X. He was awarded and Aviation Week & Space Technology "Laurel" in 1994 for the DC-X program. He has been a Board Member of the Space Transportation Association, is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of the Space Frontier Foundation, and has presented testimony before the U.S. Congress on many occasions. In addition, he has taught at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the Institute for Space and Astronautical Sciences of Tokyo University, and Stanford University.

Broadcast 2966 Gary Hudson

Guest:  Gary Hudson; Topics:  Space Studies Institute, exotic propulsion, biotechnology and senescence cells.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2793 Gary Hudson

Guest:  Gary Hudson; Topics:  The Space Studies Institute (SSI) Exotic Propulsion Workshop, Mach thrusters, EmDrive, Musk Mars plans & more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 1784 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson. Topic: Variable gravity research station as a free flyer near the ISS. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1653 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson. Topics: Rocket reusability and related topics. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1560 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson. Topics: Commercial space, COTS/CCDEV program, investment, demo flights, taking federal money. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. We welcomed Gary Hudson back to the program to discuss the presentations he made at the recent Space Access Conference.

Broadcast 1360 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson. Topics: Obama space policy and FY 2011 budget. Gary Hudson was our guest today to speak about the Administration's space policy program and the Fiscal Year 2011 space budget recommendations. In our first segment, Gary defined heavy lift in the context of history. For example, early in the space days in the 1960's, heavy lift was thought to be a million pounds to orbit. Today we talk about 50 to 200 tons to orbit. During this segment we also talked about a Mars mission and commercial launchers and their readiness to transport humans to LEO.

Broadcast 1181 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson: Topics: Risk taking, launch vehicles, flight safety test program, space tourism. We started our discussion with guest Gary Hudson regarding the COTS program, the Augustine Panel, and Unfunded Space Act Agreements. Gary described why he believes that COTS should be a more competitive and open process. You definitely want to hear what he has to say. This discussion led to an exchange with listeners as well as the host regarding the way in which bad engineering projects continue to grow, get funding, and be implemented.

Broadcast 404

Gary Hudson joined The Space Show for a fascinating 90 minute interview. I urge listeners to listen carefully to what Gary has to say about so many of the topics and subjects that we "spacers" are interested in and want to see develop into reality. We began the interview by discussing with Gary his thoughts on what it will take to build an SSTO. Hearing what he has to say based on his experience is a must as he talked about both an expendable and reusable SSTO.

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