Hubble Space Telescope

Broadcast 1083 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rand Simberg was the guest for today's Space Show program. Our discussion started by mentioning that Richardson had withdrawn his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration. We talked about this for a few minutes as there were some possible space ramifications to his appointment and now with his withdrawal. We then moved on to the issue of comparing COTS and Shuttle as was done on the RocketsandSuch blog and copied over to the Space Cynics site per our discussion last week.

Broadcast 1035 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert Zimmerman was the guest for today's Space Show program. We started our discussion with updates on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the shuttle repair mission to the HST. From there, Bob told us about the waiver obtained for allowing NASA to continue using the Soyuz to access the ISS and the letter written by Dr. Griffin to Barack Obama thanking him for his help in obtaining the waiver. Bob speculated that Griffin might be showing Senator Obama that he wants to remain NASA Administrator, even in a possible Obama administration.

Broadcast 988 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Robert Zubrin and Chris Carberry of The Mars Society were our guests today to discuss the upcoming Eleventh Annual Mars Society Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado from August 14-17 (Please see for more details). Both Dr. Zubrin and Chris took us through the list of major speakers and programming and we elaborated on many, including the unusual religion and space panel which will be held on Saturday, August 16th.

Broadcast 1109 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Sean Casey. Topics: SOFIA, astronomy, student interns, NASA science missions. Dr. Sean Casey returned to The Space Show to update us on The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) project. In the process of discussing SOFIA and infrared astronomy (please see for more details), we talked about other types of astronomy, atmospheric, and space observation.

Broadcast 258 (Special Edition)

Robert Zimmerman returned to The Space Show for this program to give us several important updates as well as new information. Mr. Zimmerman updated us on space as a possible campaign issues for this year's presidential election and like he has said before, there is still no indication it will be an issue. We also talked about the X-Prize and both the American and Canadian contestants, the Hubble Space Telescope rescue mission and Nasa, and the level of progress being made toward implementing the recommendations of the Aldridge Committee. Regarding the Hubble, Mr.

Broadcast 221 (Special Edition)

Robert Zimmerman returned to The Space Show for this program to discuss a variety of timely topics including updates on the new space policy initiative proposed by President Bush last January, possible directions to take to implement the policy with or without NASA, and the status of the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, we drew upon Mr. Zimmerman's vast knowlege and expertise about the former Soviet and now Russian space program and examined their contributions to space development, exploration and our global efforts to become space-faring. Mr.

Broadcast 203 (Special Edition)

Dr. Haym Benaroya, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University and noted lecturer at national and international space conferences as well as a noted space advocate was the guest on this edition of The Space Show. During the program, Dr. Benaroya discussed the importance of returning to the Moon to stay and going on to Mars. He also talked about the value and need for maintaining the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope.


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