Michael Belfiore

Michael Belfiore began his career writing about the new space age in 2004, when he covered the launch of the first privately built spaceship for the New York Post. Since then he has written about the private space industry for Reuters, Wired News, and other outlets, including Popular Science, for which he has written numerous feature articles. His blog Dispatches from the Final Frontier has become a highly regarded source of news about the industry. He became a full-time writer in 1995, first working as a freelance technical writer explaining complex technical subjects to lay people, and then moving into the business world as a public relations writer for large corporations, still with a focus on technology. He has also written scores of biographical encyclopedia entries on astronauts, business people, politicians, and other newsmakers for half a dozen reference publications from The Gale Group. His book Life Aboard a Space Station, published by Lucent Books in 2004, describes the experience of living and working in space for young readers. His earlier was also discussed on The Space Show book, "Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space." His newest book is titled "The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs."

Broadcast 2320 (Special Edition)

Guest: Michael Belfiore. Topics: Current events for space topics, selection of Dragon & CST100, 3D printing in space, lots more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2108 (Special Edition)

Guest: Michael Belfiore. Topics: XCOR, space tourism, commercial space, DARPA, robotics, and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1505 (Special Edition)

Guest: Michael Belfiore. Topics: Commercial space, technology and space, space innovation for the future. Please note that 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. Our discussion with Michael started off with Michael talking about technology innovation and specifically energy. I asked him about SSP and then we honed in on NASA.

Broadcast 1263 (Special Edition)

Guest: Michael Belfiore. Topics: DARPA, space and technology research and development. Michael Belfiore returned to The Space Show to discuss his new book, "The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs." This book is available on the One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) website as an Amazon partner, www.amazon.com/dp/0061577936?tag=onegialeafou-20. Remember, if you buy the book from the OGLF site, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show/OGLF.

Broadcast 571

This is a Deep Space Message by Michael Belfiore, author, speaker and Space Show guest. Here is Michael's message: Greetings! You've reached the human civilization in the early 21st century on planet Earth. We're the third planet from our sun on the western spiral arm of the galaxy.... Well, you know where to find us. Now, tell us where you are, and we'll send out a probe to meet you. We regret that we cannot meet you in person yet, unless you come to us...and, well, maybe you'd better hold off on that for the moment. Things are a mess down here. They really are.

Broadcast 782 (Special Edition)

Michael Belfiore was the guest for this Space Show program. We started the interview with Michael discussing his new book which will be out at the end of July 2007, "Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space." Michael took us behind the scenes with the major players in the entrepreneurial space industry. He shares with us stories, perspectives, and important observations. We talked about business, management, and engineering trends and characteristics, common traits among the leaders of the various companies, and competition.

Broadcast 624 (Special Edition)

Michael Belfiore was the guest for this Space Show program. We began our discussion with Michael with a focus toward his new book, "Rocketeers: How a visionary hand of business leaders, engineers, and pilots is boldly privatizing space." Michael told us how he got the idea for the book, his interviews with the leaders he refers to in the title, we discussed the contents of the book through the Table of Contents and learned that the book will be available around July 2007. His publisher is Smithsonian Books which is a division of the larger Harper Collins.

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