Broadcast 917 (Special Edition)

28 Mar 2008 Dr. Robert Conger
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Guest: Dr. Robert Conger was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss the upcoming Responsive Space Conference, April 28-May 1, 2008 at the LAX Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Conger started out with a definition and explanation for the term "responsive space", then later he did the same for operationally responsive space. He pointed out a new dictionary tool on the Responsive Space website, www.responsivespace.com, we will all find useful, not just for responsive space, but for space terms and definitions for the entire industry. This new tool is on the main page in a large black box towards the right side. I urge you to bookmark this page. After our initial discussion, Dr. Conger took us through the conference agenda and the main speakers. He received many listener questions relating to the conference structure and organization, so don't miss this discussion. We also talked in-depth about responsive space issues, the Air Force, Army and Navy, satellite defense, weapons in space, space policy, our dependence on space, and who pays for it all. Again, do not miss this comprehensive discussion, which includes space for all branches of our military service and even the idea of starting a new branch of service supporting only space. We also talked about using space to defend and help the war fighter on the ground or sea, but in addition, using space for space itself and for our assets in space. Dr. Conger received several questions about defending commercial space ventures if necessary, space tourism and its impact on responsive space, and the progress being made in entrepreneurial space which might impact and dictate a strong military role in space. You will want to hear his responses to these questions and issues. If you have questions or comments about the upcoming conference or this show, Dr. Conger's contact information is listed on the Responsive Space website on the main page under "Points of Contact." His email address is rconger@microcosminc.com.

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