Broadcast 3460 Hotel Mars William (Bill) Harwood of CBS Space News

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Guests: John Batchelor, Bill Harwood of CBS Space News, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  NASA returning to human spaceflight with the Crew Drago and CST 100 Starliner.  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. 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,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Bill Harwood of  CBS Space News for a one segment Hotel Mars discussion about the return of human spaceflight for NASA using the Crew Dragon and the Boeing CST 100.  Bill talked about recent CST 100 test and subsequent software problems, the Crew Dragon abort test and why CST 100 did not do an abort test.  We also talked about the significance of any flight delays with Crew Dragon probably launching with humans in the May June period and the CST 100 later this year.  In addition, Bill addressed the impact of delays on ISS crew status and science missions, Soyuz flights and much more.

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12 Feb 2020 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, William Harwood
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