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Dr. Joseph Pelton was the guest for this Space Show program. For this program, we discussed the upcoming Reach To Space - Space Commercialization Conference in Washington, DC, Nov. 12-13, 2008, www.reachtospace.org. We started our discussion regarding space tourism and space commerce as part of the conference. This is a good discussion, you will want to hear it. Listeners asked about the future economic potential for the telecommunications industry and for buying risk down with other commercial space ventures. Dr. Pelton mentioned several of his books, one of which addressed many of the questions asked on the show. This book, "Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety" published by AIAA. Check it out at www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=360&id=1580. If you are an AIAA member, you get a discount on their book purchases. This is an exceptional book that addresses many of the questions and issues raised during this show. In addition, Dr. Pelton mentioned a new book he is working on completing in 2008 regarding citizen astronauts and space tourism. Dr. Pelton will be back on the show when this book is published. Regarding the conference, a listener asked if it would be available by DVD. Dr. Pelton told us that this would be archived with Power Points matching the voice presentation. Check out www.spaceflight.org and www.clarkefoundation.org for information on viewing the conference on these sites. During our discussion, we also discussed the NASA centers and their potential place in a more commercially oriented space program. Dr. Pelton also talked about a more balanced public space program between science and manned missions and he stressed safety throughout the show, especially with space tourism. This is an excellent discussion, you should certainly listen to it. If you have any questions or comments for Dr. Pelton, please send them to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.