Broadcast 3453 Hotel Mars with Doug Messier

The Space Foundation Conference

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Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Boeing problems and culture, CST 100 Starliner, Phantom Express cancellation and more. 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 Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc to discuss Boeing problems last year and moving forward with the new year of 29020. We talked about the CST Starliner, the new Boeing CEO, the loss being reported by the company, mainly from the 737 Max plane, also the new test flight for the 777X, and the abrupt cancellation of the Phantom Express which was the DARPA Experimental Space Plane.  Other topics that came up were SLS, possible replacement options for the cancelled Phantom Express, the Boeing loss of vision and a later program additional focus on the Boeing culture resulting from the previous merger of  McDonnell Douglas with Boeing back in 1997. 

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Boeing issues and more with Parabolic Arc's Doug Messier

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29 Jan 2020 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Douglas Messier
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