Broadcast 3319 Hotel Mars with Bill Harwood

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Guests: John Batchelor, Bill Harwood, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Jeff Bezos and the Blue Moon Lander project, his recent press conference & returning to the Moon.   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 News to discuss the recently held Jeff Bezos news conference where he announced his Blue Moon Lunar Lander project, talked about going to the Moon and his space industry vision.  Bill talked about the Blue Moon Lunar Lander and went over its specs and capabilities. He also talked about other competitors wanting to bid on the lunar lander project via the NASA bidding process.  Bill talked about Jeff's lunar plans, also Blue Origin and the development of the large New Glenn rocket.  He also talked about Musk and SpaceX lunar plans and Mars.  SLS and Orion were part of the discussion as was the lunar Gateway project.  Bill talked about the differences in the Blue Moon Lunar Lander for carrying people to the lunar surface as compared to only cargo.  Other topics came up during this one segment 11 minute Hotel Mars discussion.

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Blue Moon Lander and Jeff Bezos

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22 May 2019 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, William Harwood
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