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Newsletter and Program Guide for the Week of August 3, 2015

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Newsletter Table of Contents
1. General Show Information
2. Broadcast Schedule
3. This Week on The Space Show
4. Upcoming Attractions
5. Make a Suggestion to The Space Show
6. Support The Space Show!
7. Spam Filters and Newsletter E-Mail Subscriptions
8. Program Listening Instructions: Live365. Fastserv. Satellite
9. Contacting The Space Show
10. Archives and Weekly non-stop streaming on
11. Linking To The Space Show Website
12. Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities for The Space Show®
13. Space Show Products
14. Unsubscribing from The Space Show Newsletter
15. Notices. Copyrights, and Trademarks

1. General Show Information:

Contributions to The Space Show® are now tax deductible as permitted by law as the program is licensed to the One Giant Leap Foundation, a 501 (C)3 California Public Benefit Corporation. Please listen to the May 7, 2006 Space Show program for details.

LIVE STREAMING LISTENING OPTIONS: The Space Show now provides additional live streaming using Fast-Serv and Shoutcast servers and media players of your choice. For complete details and listening instructions for live streaming, go to and click on the "Listen Live" button at the top. Let me know which service you prefer and which works better. For more information, please see Program Listening Instructions below.

PODCASTING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SPACE SHOW! Subscribe your podcaster the following RSS feed: We thank Gigadial for their excellent service and support. The Space Show strongly recommends Gigadial as your podcasting client. Our podcast is now compatible with iTunes. Special thanks to Andrew at for making this happen.

Please note that the first 100 + or so Space Show programs are in the WMA format and are not mp3's. If you attempt to play them and you get an error message, its because you need to play them using Windows Media Player.

The Space Show is on a FaceBook page. Please search for The Space Show, you may need to log on to FaceBook first to find the site when you search. There is a discussion board on FaceBook and we thank Mel Marsh for putting this up and monitoring it. The Space Show is also on Twitter and MySpace.

Remember, The Space Show does not endorse or support guest projects, ventures, or business plans. Listeners must rely upon their own judgment and discernment regarding guest comments. The Space Show is not responsible for guest or listener comments, their ventures, or projects. The Space Show is an educational program.

2. Broadcast Schedule

The Monday Space Show program is 2-3:30PM Pacific Time. The Tuesday Space Show program is 7-8:30 PM Pacific Time. The Friday Space Show is 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time. The Sunday Space Show is 12-1:30 PM Pacific Time.
Check the schedule below to see if there are additional programs scheduled for any given week.

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3. This Week on The Space Show




1. Monday, August 3, 2015: 2-3:30 PM PDT, (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT) : We welcome back BRENT SHERWOOD of JPL to discuss "power from the sky."

Brent Sherwood is a space architect living in the Pasadena area near Los Angeles.  He has extensively published fields related to the human exploration and development of space. Currently he is Program Manager, Solar System Mission Formulation at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Before 2005, he was with the Boeing Company for 17 years, in space station business development, entrepreneurial space initiatives, program development for Sea Launch, space station manufacturing engineering, and human exploration system and mission concept engineering. He has masters degrees in aerospace engineering and in architecture.

Listeners can talk with Brent Sherwood or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using,, or To use Skype from your computer with a headset, the I. D. is thespaceshow. Skype is only available if when announced at the beginning of the program. Please note the toll free number is only available during a live Space Show program. At all other times, it is disconnected.

2. SPECIAL TIME: Tuesday, August 4, 2015; 9:30 AM PDT, 12:30 PM EDT, 11:30 AM CDT: We welcome back HANNAH KERNER to discuss her recent article, "The Space Destination Debate Gets Us Nowhere ... Literally" (see  

Hannah Rae Kerner serves as the Chair and Program Manager for the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual NewSpace Conference, as well as the Chair of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) USA. She has worked as an onboard software engineer at Planet Labs as well as at NASA's Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center. Hannah graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.S. in computer science where she conducted research in robot motion planning for micro air vehicles. She is currently teaching an experimental computer science course at UNC and will begin a PhD in Exploration Systems Design at Arizona State University in Fall 2015 after spending some time working for Google in between.

Listeners can talk with Hannah Kerner or the host by using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using,, or To use Skype from your computer with a headset, the I. D. is thespaceshow. Skype is only available if when announced at the beginning of the program. Please note the toll free number is only available during a live Space Show program. At all other times, it is disconnected.

3. . Friday, August 7, 2015: , 9:30 -11 AM PDT (12:30-2 PM EDT; 11:30-1 PM CDT): We welcome back CHARLIE PRECOURT of Orbital-ATK for important and timely issue discussions.

Charlie Precourt is the vice president and general manager of Propulsion Systems for Orbital ATK’s Flight Systems Group. He is responsible for key programs including the solid rocket booster for NASA’s Space Launch System, Trident II (D-5) and Minuteman III strategic missile product lines, the Ground based Midcourse Defense program and commercial rocket motors and products. Precourt joined Orbital ATK in March 2005 as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, and was responsible for business market analysis, developing new customer and market opportunities and matching Orbital ATK’s capabilities and synergies to customer requirements. Before coming to Orbital ATK, Precourt had a distinguished 15-year career with NASA. Qualified as a space shuttle astronaut in 1991, he is a veteran of four space flights—including two as mission commander—and has logged more than 932 hours in space. In addition to his duties as an astronaut, Precourt also held several management and technical positions with NASA, including deputy program manager for the International Space Station, chief of the Astronaut Corps and director of operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Precourt also served for 23 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in March 2000. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base and flew as a test pilot on the F-15E development program. Precourt was an F-15 pilot/instructor/flight commander in Europe and an instructor pilot at both Reese and Edwards Air Force Bases. A native of Hudson, Massachusetts, Precourt received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in engineering management from Golden State University and a master’s in national security affairs and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He also attended the French Air Force Academy in 1976 as part of an exchange program. He is fluent in both Russian and French.

Listeners can talk with Charlie Precourt or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using,, or To use Skype from your computer with a headset, the I. D. is thespaceshow. Skype is only available if when announced at the beginning of the program. Please note the toll free number is only available during a live Space Show program. At all other times, it is disconnected.

5. Sunday, August 9 , 2015: 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 5PM CDT):We welcome SPENCER AUSTIN-MARTIN to this program which addresses our Indiegogo crowdfunding program to modernize The Space Show website and to develop a fully searchable archival quality database. Check The Space Show blog on Saturday for important URLs for our campaign. We are hoping to be able to demonstrate some of the new website features.

Spencer Austin-Martin is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (BA) and the University of Hawaii, Manoa (MA). He specializes in web design and development using the Wordpress and Drupal content management systems (CMS). In addition to web work he also does animations, product and architectural visualizations, and 3D asset creation.   Spencer teaches college classes in this subject at various international universities.

Listeners can talk with Spencer Austin-Martin or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using,, or To use Skype from your computer with a headset, the I. D. is thespaceshow. Skype is only available if when announced at the beginning of the program. Please note the toll free number is only available during a live Space Show program. At all other times, it is disconnected.

All archived programs at contain a short program synopsis as well as biographical information about the guest. More recent shows feature a key word search program.



4. Upcoming Attractions

Monday, August 10: Jeremy Straub and students
Tuesday, August 11:Space Show Crowd Funding Program
Friday, August 14: Charles Miller
Sunday, August 16: Open Lines
Monday, August 17: Dr. Madhu Thangalevu
Tuesday, August 18: Dennis Wingo
Friday, August 21: Dr. Lewis Dartnell, "The Knowledge"
Sunday, August 23: Dr. Bill Rowe
Monday, August 24: Dr. Judy Curry, climate scientist at Ga Tech.
Tuesday, August 25: Tim Dooley returns regarding "Terraforming Venus: Tales From An Alternate History."
Friday, August 28: Jens Biele from the German Space Agency re Rosetta/Philae
Sunday, August 30: No Show, AIAA Space 2015
Monday, August 31: No Show, AIAA Space 2015
Tuesday, Sept. 1: No Show, AIAA Space 2015
Friday, Sept. 4: Taped interviews from AIAA Space 2015
Sunday, Sept. 6:  Mark Whittington regarding his book, "Why Is It So Hard To Go Back To The Moon?"
Tuesday, Sept. 8: Dr. Jason Reimuller
Friday, Sept. 11: Rand Simberg
Sunday, Sept. 13: Dr. Doug Plata returns
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Bob Zimmerman returns
Friday, Sept. 18: Jim Keravala
Sunday, Sept. 20:  Anthony Young on his new book, "The Twenty-First Century Commercial Space Imperative"
Friday, Sept. 25: Ken Davidian FAA AST
Sunday, Sept. 27:  Dr. Stuart Robbins from the SWRI.
Friday, Oct. 2: No show, medical leave hand surgery recovery
Sunday, Oct. 4: No show, medical leave, hand surgery recovery
Monday, Oct. 5: no show, medical leave, hand surgery recovery
Tuesday, Oct. 6: no show, medical leave, hand surgery recovery
Friday, Oct. 9: No show, medical leave, hand surgery recovery
Monday, Oct. 12: No show, at follow up doctor apt. all afternoon
Monday, Oct. 19: Ben Haldeman, Planet Labs
Friday, Oct. 23:  Dr. Paul Sutter
Friday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving holiday, no show.
Monday, Dec. 14: Sagi Kfir, space attorney
Tuesday, Dec. 15: Bob Zimmerman returns
Friday, Dec. 25: No Show, Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 29: Tom Olson, year in review

5. Make a Suggestion to The Space Show

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6. Support The Space Show!


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7. Spam Filters and Newsletter E-Mail Subscriptions

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8. Program Listening Instructions: Live365 and Fastserv.

The Space Show offers listeners the choice of hearing the live stream on or our new streaming service, using their Shoutcast servers and the media player of your choice. For detailed listening instructions, please visit, click on "Listen Live" at the top and follow the instructions. Please contact me at if you have any questions, comments, or problems with listening to the live steam of The Space Show.

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9. Contacting The Space Show

The Space Show can be contacted in the following ways:

1. Toll Free Listener Line at 1(866) 687-7223 during the program only.
2. Email:mail
3. AOL IM/ICQ/CompuServe: Screen name during The Space Show: "spaceshowchat."
4. If this is a business related call, our office number is (415) 435-6018. We do not answer this line during live shows but you can leave a message and we will return the call shortly.

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10. Archives and Weekly non-stop streaming on

Archive programming is provided at For those of you who listen to archived programs on Live365, please note that their service has become unreliable and while I am working with them to stabilize the system, at least for the benefit of listeners, there is no assurance that shows will be able to be uploaded and archived at Live365 anytime soon. It really depends on their customer service and problem resolution. I am aware of the problems and working to resolve them, but you can always hear the programs on our website:

When The Space Show is not broadcasting live on, the recent programs play non-stop at

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11. Linking To The Space Show Website

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12. Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities for The Space Show®

There are opportunities for sponsoring and advertising with The Space Show® programs. For further information, contact Dr. David Livingston at or call at (415) 435-6018.

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13. Space Show Products

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15. Notices, Copyrights, and Trademarks.

NOTICE: The views and comments expressed on The Space Show® by its guests, callers, and listeners belong to the maker. The Space Show® and its host serve only as a platform and are not responsible for other's comments or view. All topics discussed on The Space Show® are primarily for educational purposes. All e-mails sent to The Space Show® belong to The Space Show and may be used for promotional purposes by The Space Show®. Permission for such use is implied by the sender of the e-mail.

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