Reda Anderson

On April 10, 1912, The Titanic left Southampton, England on its maiden voyage, bound for New York City. At 11:40pm April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an ice berg and disappeared from the oceans surface at 2:20am April 15, 1912, taking with it over 1,500 souls. A little less than 100 years later, Reda Anderson, dove in a Russian submersible 12,500 feet to the bottom of the ocean, to see for herself what remains of the disintegrating Titanic. She is one of less than 100 paying passengers and less than 12 women who have ever done so. Flying from Los Angeles to St. Johns, Newfoundland, Reda along with Melody, her 11-year-old granddaughter, boarded the largest ocean going research vessel in the world, the Keldysh, The Keldysh is the mother ship to MIR1 and MIR 2,two of five submersibles in the world capable of making such a dive. A mere six feet wide on the inside and holding a pilot and two passengers, Reda says, “It was a bit cramped in there.” But, even so, she says the MIR submersible was roomier than in the Rocketplane XP, a modified Lear 24 jet, will be when she flies into space as Rocketplane-Kistler's first paying customer. In the 1960s she purposefully immersed herself into an active anti-Vietnam riot in San Francisco and a tidal wave at the beach just to see what these experiences would be like. Reda has traveled to the seven continents and 47 countries preferring to rough it on her travels such as fishing for piranha in the Piranha River in Brazil and leading four-wheel-drive trips both domestically to the Mojave Desert and internationally to remote Mongolia and Peru. More recently, in South Africa she survived an incursion with a boulder following aborted takeoff in a small aircraft. Reda has undergraduate and master's degrees in business, and an additional forty-plus university classes of various subjects. She's is a real estate investor in residential rental properties in Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

Broadcast 1146 (Special Edition)

Guests: Responsive Space #7 Participants including Dr. Jim Wertz, Reda Anderson, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Richard Van Allen, Ron, Nicola Sarzi Amade, Christine Purcell. Topics: Responsive Space, GPS, business education for space engineers. This Space Show program was live with live video streaming at the Westin Hotel for the Responsive Space Conference #7, April 28, 2009. We started the program with Dr. Jim Wertz coming to the microphone to talk about the status of responsive space, a report card analysis of responsive space, and much more. The discussion with Dr.

Broadcast 996 (Special Edition)

Guests: Reda Anderson; Linn LeBlanc , and Lisa Schott. Reda Anderson was the guest for the first of hour of this special two hour Space Show television program filmed in Cape Canaveral to talk about her adventure travel, including being the first person to sign up to ride on Rocketplane. Though this discussion was supplemented with pictures which we are unable to show you at this time, the discussion remains very important and valuable. We started our discussion by asking Reda "Why do you want to go to space?" As it turns out Reda is an adventurer and she loves to do things.

Broadcast 952 (Special Edition)

Guests: ISDC 2008 Taped Interview #1 with Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Sean Casey, David Faulkner, Reda Anderson, Dr. Haym Benaroya. The first interview features Bob Zimmerman, followed by Dr. Sean Casey with important updates for the NASA SOFIA Project, then David Faulkner who is the Program Manager and CTO for Rocketplane Global. Bob Zimmerman shares his view of the Investment Summit and several important space current events that we discussed. Reda Anderson and Dr. Benaroya were with me for these interviews and also asked questions for these featured guests.

Broadcast 957 (Special Edition)

Guests: Space Cynics Shubber Ali, Tom Olson, and me (DrSpace aka Professor L) met for this interview in the hotel coffee shop for an in-person discussion featuring the Cynics' view of several of the topics discussed at ISDC 2008. This was the first ever in-person Cynics show, but we hope to offer you more and with our fourth Cynic, Old Space Cadet, who could not be with us this year. We were also joined by Reda Anderson, who is now an Honorary Space Cynic. The gloves were taken off and our discussion was hard-hitting on many topics.

Broadcast 818 (Special Edition)

This program is the X Prize Cup 2007 series of interviews readied for the Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 Space Show. In addition to the introduction to this special program, there are five separate interview tracks/panel discussions. They run continuously for about 2.5 hours without a break. However, you will know when each interview ends as the guest or the panel is appropriately thanked and the next guest or panel is introduced.

Broadcast 765 (Special Edition)

This is the second of three Mars Society Conference program recorded live at the 2007 conference. The part of this program is a private space tourism presentation by Dr. Larry Kuznetz to Reda Anderson and myself. Larry gives this presentation on cruise ships to general cruise ship audiences. The second part of this program has The Space Show going bar hopping though the second bar would not permit us to record in it.

Broadcast 699 (Special Edition)

Reda Anderson was the special guest for this program which aired on both Tuesday, April 10 and Sunday, April 15, 2007. Reda has purchased the first ticket to be a space flight participant on Rocketplane and we spoke with her about her interests in space tourism. However, as you will learn from this amazing interview, Reda is a true adventure traveler and explorer. For example, she was in the last group to dive on the Titanic in one of the Russian submersibles. During the first part of this interview, we discussed her Titanic experience in detail.

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