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Guest: Dr. Doug Haynes. Topics: Blue Ridge Nebula Starline, Blue Ridge Airlines, Haynes Saucer, airline to Mars and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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 www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed back to the show Dr. Doug Haynes for updates with his Haynes Saucer, Blue Ridge Nebula Starline, Blue Nebula company and his work to fly to Mars offering airline like service. During the first segment of our 1 hour 16 minute program, Doug went over the history of his aviation and space business development. He talked about Phase 1 in the 70s, Phase 2 in the 90s, and Phase 3 which is his current phase. He said his Haynes Saucer was certified by the FAA and the number was 7111NH. He also talked about his previous work with DARPA and composites. In response to a listener email, he said he currently had an experimental certification but would transfer to a regular certification soon. Jack asked him about visiting his facilities. Doug suggested attending his Open House programs which he holds a few times a year. He also talked about the potential of private visits to his Colorado facilities. I asked him about the size of his operations and how many people he employed. Doug listed the positions and team spots & said he was still growing. Terry asked him about his saucer propulsion. Doug said it had three different aspects to it but in general it was ion propulsion with constant 1 g acceleration using gravitics. He said his hover craft used tip drive. Later, I asked how he generated electricity for his saucer. Don't miss his response to this question. Shelly asked him about human medical factors such as microgravity, radiation, etc. He said he does not worry much about them due to his very fast transit times with his advanced gravitic propulsion. Again, don't miss his full response to this question. As for vehicle size, it is roughly 9 passengers or less with a crew size of 2, all in his ejection pod which you can see in the pictures on the website as a huge glass like bubble on the top of the saucer. In the second segment, he was asked about his pilots having space flight experience. He said this was not necessary given they are running an airline plus his very fast propulsion. Don't miss all of what he had to say on this. Clark in Chicago emailed in about the need for heavy lift re payloads & useful payloads to Mars. He said he was running an airline so he goes orbit to orbit but again, don't miss all of what he had to say n this topic. He did explain how passengers would get to the Martian surface, then he was asked if he was cooperating or at least talking to other space companies for participation. He mentioned Mars One several times as a possibility. The next subject was ticket prices. He explained that he was pricing his tickets using the same format as airlines, revenue per passenger mile. He was going to charge $5 per revenue mile. I pointed out what it would cost to do a one way 60 million mile flight (not including trajectory distance for reasons you will understand when hearing this conversation), then later he said he would be charging a flat fee of $2 million for the trip. Spaceports were the next topic as he has been working on establishing the Colorado Space Port at the Front Range Airport near Denver International. Doug talked about horizontal takeoff and landing only, his escape pod, his takeoff, igniting his engines about 45,000 feet to go to space. Wayne asked about the Dept. of Defense interest in his project and he said he had been in touch with DOD officials and those channels were open. Near the end of the show, I asked Doug to explain his E-drive AAMPP which he did. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Doug or subscribe to his email newsletter by using the email address on his websites in the right hand corner. He uses the "dehas" email. If you want to subscribe to his newsletter, which I strongly recommend for its entertainment and interest qualities, tell him you heard him on TSS.