national security

Broadcast 3572 Dr. Ajay Kothari

Guest:  Dr. Ajay Kothari; Topic:  Returning to the Moon post Covid 19.  Be sure to read Dr. Kothari's Space Review article from May 11, 2020.  He has posted a link to this article on the blog plus to other relevant documents.  The bottom line for Dr. Kothari was and is that it is essential to return to the surface of the Moon, we are in a fierce competition with China that also involves national security, we must bypass the Gateway and go direct using the FH or a yet to be built other large commercial rocket.  He explained the need for returning to the Moon has having two points.

Broadcast 3514 Cristina Chaplain

We welcomed Cristina Chaplain back to the program for a two segment 90 minute discussion regarding the GAO, space, DOD, national security, congress and other key relationships.  Ms Chaplain recently retired from her director position at the GAO so we got a good, accurate and reflective perspective on NASA, human spaceflight, launchers, public private partnerships, DOD and space plus much more.  We started our important discussion with our guest going over the official GAO relationship with Congress and the areas covered by her former division and expertise.

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