Broadcast 2179 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Jim Crisafulli. topics: We discussed the Hawaii Office of Aerospace Development and Hawaiian programs to further space development. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, 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. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See We welcomed Jim Crisafulli back to the show for this 90 minute discussion of space development, exploration, and education in the State of Hawaii. As the same discussion topics were part of the entire program, I am summarizing this show is if there was one segment despite our having taken a break for segment two about halfway through the program. Our discussion started with my asking our guest about the space industry in Hawaii and to identify some of the unique advantages Hawaii offers space businesses, programs, organizations, and academia. Mr. Crisafulli talked at length about the strategic advantages for enhancing space exploration and all aspects of space development, including NewSpace programs and the expansion of commercial space. Mr. Crisafulli talked about R&D, education outreach including K-12 education. We also discussed in some detail specific programs such as the Real World Design Challenge to inspire future scientists, engineers, educators & entrepreneurs for the developing & rapidly evolving aerospace community. Rob Kelso called in as we started discussing the PISCES Program (Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems) as Rob is the Executive Director. Most of the balance of the first segment Rob updated us on PISCES programs given he was last a guest on TSS on June 21, 2013. We also highlighted the history of PISCES which got its start in 2007. As PISCES and other Hawaiian space projects and programs take place on all the islands, we got a good overview of all that Hawaii offers in all aspects of space development and exploration. After the break, while still discussing PISCES and educational projects, we talked about the Hawaii Spaceflight Lab located on the Manoa Campus of UH ( and the proposed spaceport for space tourism for horizontal takeoff & landings. Hawaii analog sites for lunar and Martian missions were talked about as were Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), a Tri-state Agreement with Alaska & Oregon, laser communication development and much more. As our discussion was ending, we talked about the upcoming space conference to be held in Hawaii in October of this year. More info about the conference as it becomes known. Please post comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can email Jim or Rob of PISCES by going through me or their organization websites.



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03 Feb 2014 Jim Crisafulli
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