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Welcome to our listener topic and guest selection program for 2016. During the first segment of our 1 hour 40 minute show, I made a few announcements and then we took the first call from Kim in Mexico. Kim made some very good suggestions for Space Show programs and guest including Hop's Blog which can be reached through www.clowder.net/hop and The Space Stack Exchange, https://space.stackexchange.com. Tim from Huntsville called next to talk about SLS and economic issues given I had read a news article on air about a CBO report on the increasing 2016 national deficit and the potential impact of rising interest rates on the debt, spending, and discretionary spending including NASA on into the future. Tim then sought financial information about the timing to take out some sort of financial loan in periods of rising interest rates, inflation, etc. As it turned it, I think he was seeking financial advice for himself so I cautioned him to value the advice to the degree he was paying for it. He got the point.
In the second segment, John from Fremont called to talk about a suggestion he had sent me earlier regarding a space archaeologist who used imaging & infrared satellite data to find lost artifacts, cities, and such at different places on Earth. I will be contacting his suggestion with a Space Show invitation. Sarah from Boston emailed in asking for a series of shows doing a graduate level introduction to the subject of aerospace engineering. I then told listeners about an email I had received from Julian in Australia about the Australian Broadcasting Company four part space series that you may want to watch. Here is the URL for the series: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/showcase/features/outwardbound/ John Hunt called in to suggest programming on VASIMIR and its founder, Franklin R. Chang Díaz. I said that I had made attempts to do VASIMIR programming and to have the CEO on the show but so far my efforts have not panned out. I mentioned a new attempt coming up and I hope that we can do this long awaited program/interview. John also said he wanted more physics, rocket engine, fuels, and cosmology programming. Tim called back to suggest a shown on the Rare Earth theory and identified the two main people involved suggesting I invite one of them or both to the show. I told him I would follow up on the suggestion.
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