Broadcast 1713 (Special Edition)

15 Feb 2012 Dr. David Livingston, Marcia S. Smith, John Batchelor
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Guests: John Batchelor, Marcia Smith, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NASA FY 13 Budget Review. 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. Written 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. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. The topics in this 11 minute plus segment focused on the NASA $17.7 billion part of President Obama's FY 13 budget. Ms. Smith started out with an overview of the NASA budget. Following the brief overview, we looked at some of the key areas such as planetary missions including the ExoMars missions planned for 2016 and 2018 with ESA. We talked about commercial crew and human spaceflight and what congress might do with the proposed $830 million. John asked Marcia about the James Webb Space Telescope, SLS and Orion. I inquired about the cancellation on the DOD side of both the Space Test Program (STP) and the Office of Responsive Space. If you recall from previous Space Show discussions, the STP has been the main provider for academic CubeSat launches as secondary payloads on various other missions. As we heard, some of the CubeSat launches will be transferred to NASA programs. For more NASA budget information, check the posts on www.spacepolicyonline.com. In addition, Ms. Smith will be a guest for a full Space Show program on Monday, Feb. 27 to discuss the NASA FY 13 budget in detail. Please post your comments regarding this John Batchelor Show segment on The Space Show Blog. If you want to email either John Batchelor or Marcia Smith, you can do so through me or their respective websites.

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