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Guests: Dr. Stan Rosen, Dave Dressler. Topics: The upcoming NSS ISDC 2013 conference, space education, commerce, human exploration, science, & more. 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. We welcomed back Dr. Stan Rosen and for the first time, Dave Dressler, ISDC 2013 Chair, to talk about the upcoming ISDC 2013 event to be held in La Jolla, CA from May 23-27, and much more. For more ISDC 2013 information, visit their website, To find out more about the NSS and join, visit During our first segment of this 1 hour 44 minute program, Dr. Rosen focused on the reorganization of NSS management and programming, NSS membership, and other changes having taken place in the organization. Dave then started explaining the logistics for the conference including hotels and conference registration, plus the available tours in the San Diego region per conference arrangements and reservations. As for ISDC 2013 content, I asked about social events and we talked about the Saturday night costume (your choice) party and the networking plus open bar before each evening meal/program. During this segment, Dave went into detail about the tours one can go on when registered for the conference. We also talked about ISDC PR, local San Diego media, and much more. We highlighted key speakers and scheduled events. You can see the list of all the speakers confirmed to date at In our second segment, we talked about specific sessions and speakers based on the Confirmed Tracks page on the ISDC website, As you can see and hear, topics covered this year are cutting edge space development, commerce, policy, and exploration topics. We highlighted a few of the tracks including Asteroids, Breakthrough Science & Advanced Space Technology Concepts, Emerging Space Applications, SSP, the NSS Roadmap, and Transhumanism. During this segment, the 7th grader I have spoken about on other programs sent me his list of interview questions which I read on the air as an example of why we need NSS and others in terms of education outreach. Both of our guests and a caller talked about the questions plus how best to carry out space education outreach for all grade levels to adults. We talked more about the big Saturday evening party, the band, and the social networking of the event. Our two guests each provided us with closing comments. If you have any questions/comments, please post them on The Space Show blog. If you want to email either of our guests, do so through me at



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14 May 2013 Dave Dressler, Dr. Stan Rosen
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