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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Don Kessler, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Space debris and mitigation issues. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written 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. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11 minute plus discussion with Dr. Don Kessler, we talked about space and orbital debris problems, the most crowded orbits, mitigation theories and applications, plus international support in dealing with the problems cause over our global space development history. We talked about specific mitigation techniques including tethers and the Swiss proposal. When asked what the biggest problem was in terms of finding a solution, Dr. Kessler suggested funding issues. John asked our guest to define and talk to us about the Kessler Syndrome so don't miss that part of our discussion. We also talked about the role of private & commercial space in both creating more debris and in helping to clean up debris problems. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through firstname.lastname@example.org.