Douglas Messier

Douglas Messier is Managing Editor of ParabolicArc.com, a daily blog that covers commercial space and much more. He is a skilled writer and analyst with more than two decades of experience in covering space exploration and conveying complex scientific and policy issues to the public. Over his varied career, Doug has held a number of positions: analyst at a Fortune 500 company; software tester for a start-up company; manager of distance education at a small, for-profit university; science editor and curriculum developer; biographer of a Mormon missionary; and scriptwriter who has pitched stories to Star Trek. He is the author of Carl: The Biography of William Carl Condie, a 222-page privately published biography of a beloved grandfather. Douglas now resides near Mojave, California to be where the "action" is for the suborbital and NewSpace part of the industry. He serves as Director of Testing, Communications and Social Outreach for an entrepreneurial software company. He is a graduate of the International Space University Summer Session Program and the George Washington University, where he studied under John Logsdon at the Space Policy Institute. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism.

Broadcast 3645 Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc

We welcomed Doug Messier back to the program for a 94 minute discussion starting out with the success of the Perseverance Mars rover landing earlier in the day.  Most of the first segment was devoted to Perseverance, the various science experiments plans, the onboard hardware and instruments such as the helicopter, microphones, advanced cameras, MOXIE to make O2 out of the Martian atmosphere plus more.  Listen as Doug and callers/emailers discuss the instrument package, the experiments and the search for possible past life on Mars.  Also discussed was the landing site, Jezero Crater, plus t

Broadcast 3612 Hotel Mars with Doug Messier

NOTE:  Sorry folks but Mr. Batchelor no longer has the file for this interview  so there is nothing archive.  Below you will find a short suummary of our discussion.  If you want more on the topic I will put you in touch with Doug.  I have recorded a short message for #3612 explaining the sitation.

Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  SpaceX Starship hop test and mitochondrial changes regarding health problems in space.  

Broadcast 3453 Hotel Mars with Doug Messier

Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Boeing problems and culture, CST 100 Starliner, Phantom Express cancellation and more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. 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.

Broadcast 3025 Hotel Mars with Doug Messier

Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Dream Chaser and the recent drop test at Edwards AFB.    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. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites.

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