Broadcast 2287 (Special Edition)

27 Jul 2014 Dr. David Livingston
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Guest: Open Lines. Topics: Orbital dynamics app for iPhone, iPad, NewSpace Conference, art. gravity and 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. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See For those listening to archives using and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our Open Lines program. The first segment of our 131 minute program opened with a technical glitch so you will hear some announcement repeats, etc. We had a damaged wire connection that I did not pick up on until I got several email complaints. I did start the program over again but you can tell we had a glitch listening to the opening of this program. Prior to taking calls, I put out some suggested talking points including the recent Chinese ASAT test, the NewSpace 2014 conference, the Asteroids Act 2014, and the recently dismissed ULA petition to the SpaceX-Air Force litigation. I also went over the upcoming Space Show schedule. Our first caller was Doug from Australia who wanted to talk about his app for the iPhone and iPad, Leo-Low Earth Orbit. Search for that title in the App store. You can find out more about his app, orbital dynamics and the uses for this app at For those of you wanting to try out the app but using a different platform for your smartphone, email Doug for assistance. You can reach him through his website plus he gave out his email address on air. Marshall called in to talk about the need to take on more risks for human spaceflight. He also talked about the RD-180 rocket motor. John from Ft. Worth called in to give us his theory of ducking jury duty since I mentioned I had jury duty the end of the week and had to cancel the Friday show because of it. When he got around to space, he wanted to know if the Aquarius paper had been uploaded to the SEI website per a recent Space Show discussion. You can find the paper at As the segment ended, we started talking about artificial gravity and asking about the gravity RX needed for HSF plus other related issues. In the second segment, I read an email from B John in Sweden who believes he has the answers to the human factors challenges and criticizes both space doctors and me for not recognizing his solutions and what he has said on a past show regarding known 17th century solutions for the human factors challenges. I read his email in full, then promised him a guest appearance on The Space Show providing he bring credentials, facts, science, medicine, numbers, etc. to his discussion. I said he could not do a Space Show program on this topic with only his hunch, his ideas, unfounded theories, ideology, & religion. He needs to come to the debate with facts. You can hear more on this subject by listening to my reading of his emails on the July 22 program with Dr. Mark Shelhamer. If he can support his theories, you will see his show listed on the website newsletter for coming attractions and in the weekly newsletter for the time and date of his interview. Atty Michael Listner called in to talk about the Asteroids Bill 2014 in Congress which we discussed in detail. Google Asteroids Bill 2014 and you can easily find it. It’s a very short read, about five pages. We also talked about the SpaceX-Air Force litigation and the court dismissing the ULA petition though mandating negotiation talks between SpaceX and ULA. Rick called in to talk about having won the Lightening Round at NewSpace. The company, CubeCab (, intends to place specific cubesats in LEO one at a time. He talked about using air launch so check them out at their website. Rick also told us that we could see the Newspace 2014 videos by going to and searching for NewSpace 2014. There you will see most of the talks and panel discussions from the conference. You can email any of the guests for today's show through me. Please post comments/questions on The Space Show blog.



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