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Broadcast 1036 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Marshall Kaplan was our guest for today's show. We started our discussion with an introduction to his teaching, training, and education company, Launchspace (Please see http//www.launchspace.com/ ). We talked about his upcoming classes, Space Principles and Space Vehicle Mechanisms, plus other courses offered. Dr. Kaplan told us about the market for these courses, who teaches them, and many of the topics taught. In addition to talking about Launchspace, we talked about U.S. space policy, its importance, the risks it faces, and more.

Broadcast 932 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Roger Launius and Dr. Howard McCurdy were the guests for this Space Show program to discuss their new book, "Robots In Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel." This was a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about our present and future role in space, both with robotics and humans, then with some type of yet-to-be determined combination. One of the issues discussed was how to create a space program that could electrify the public as was the case with the early days of the Apollo program.

Broadcast 924 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. James Wertz, CEO of Microcosm Inc., returned for this Space Show program to discuss the upcoming Responsive Space Conference in Los Angeles, April 28 - May 1, 2008. Dr. Wertz updated us as to speakers and keynote talks as well as answering listener questions about ITAR, foreign, and related issues to the conference. One listener asked about weapons in space and if this conference advocated the militarization of space with weapons. You will want to hear the reply offered by Dr. Wertz and then my reply to the listener.

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