Broadcast 1725 (Special Edition)

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Guests: Dr. Angie Bukley; Brian Shiro; Chuck Lauer; Dr. Sean Casey. Topics: International Space University (ISU), Astronauts4Hire, suborbital flight, Rocketplane, research projects, SOFIA. 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. 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. This program consists of five taped interviews conducted at the Next Generation Suborbital Conference held in Palo Alto, CA from Feb. 27-29, 2012. Each interview is about 30 minutes in length. There is approximately 10-15 seconds of dead air between interviews. The first interview is with Dr. Angie Bukley who is the Dean at the International Space University (ISU). Dr. Bukley discusses ISU, the upcoming summer session at Melbourne, Florida, and much more. The second interview is with Brian Shiro who is the President of Astronauts4Hire and a former student at both the UND SpSt program and ISU. Brian currently is with NOAA in Hawaii. We talk about Astronauts4Hire, suborbital flights and research and more. The third interview which took place on Wednesday was with Chuck Lauer. Chuck announced that Rocketplane was back! He went over the basics of their plans, the flight experience, spaceship plans, and more. Chuck was followed by our discussion with Elizabeth (Liz) Kennick who is the new Project Leader for Teachers in Space with The Space Frontier Foundation. Liz explains the program from top to bottom and the programs in place to do effective outreach to both teachers and students. Our final interview was with Dr. Sean Casey. He updated us on the NASA SOFIA Program and talked about his own suborbital research project plans. He also provided us with some comparisons of a sounding rocket versus the new generation of suborbital vehicles in terms of G-force, the quality of the ride, protecting instruments or being able to use off the shelf instruments and more. Please post your comments regarding any of these interviews on The Space Show blog URL above. If you want to email any of our guests, send it to me at and I will forward it to the person of your choice.



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02 Mar 2012 Dr. Sean Casey, Elizabeth Kennick, Dr. Angie Bukley
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