space access

Broadcast 268 (Special Edition)

Dr. Michael Duke, Director of the Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion in Space at the Colorado School of Mines which is a NASA Space Commercialization Center, was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Duke explained what a NASA Space Commercialization Center is and talked about the variety of space programs in his department and at the school. He also talked about the need to go back to the Moon and what the plausible commercial possibilities are for the Moon. We also talked about commercial opportunities on nearby asteroids, nearby space in general and on Mars.

Broadcast 247 (Special Edition)

Ed Wright returned to The Space Show for this program to discuss the state of the suborbital industry and much more. We had an extensive discussion of the private-sector and space access, focusing on Space Ship One, the X-Prize, and other possible X-Prize winners such as the Canadian teams. Mr. Wright explained his program, the details of which will soon be announced, regarding his space tourism suborbital vehicle, the Archangel. Ed discussed his proposed program which will involve space training and much more.

Broadcast 189 (Special Edition)

Dr. Angie Bukley returned to The Space Show and Dr. Jim Burke made his first appearance on the program in today's edition. We discussed the space policy initiative submitted by President Bush, the push to the Moon and Mars by nation's other than the United States, what the Moon has to offer and much more. We discussed space access, the best use for the International Space Station, the International Space University, China and its policy, and why we should be returning to the Moon. Dr. Bukley also talked about LaGrange points, both Dr. Bukley and Dr.

Broadcast 169 (Special Edition)

Dr. Roger Launius, Space Historian for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, was the guest for this edition of The Space Show. Dr. Launius brought an historical perspective The Space Show regarding our space program, especially concerning the manned spaceflight program, launch vehicles, and space access. Building upon this historical perspective, we talked about our present program and needs and what may be ahead for us with our future space program, both public and private. Dr.

Broadcast 158 (Special Edition)

Dr. Al Differ, the Director of Analysis with JP Aerospace and a member of the Board of Directors for the Space Frontier Foundation, was the guest for The Space Show for this program. Dr. Differ discusses balloon launches, space access, the importance of space advocacy and how to make it work, various aspects of space policy, solar sails and related technology, space profitability, markets, and space organizations. We also discussed the economics of space policy and development.

Broadcast 142 (Special Edition)

Pat Kelley is the President of Vela Technology Development, a company focused on developing space transportation systems for space tourism. During this program, we discuss not only the Vela space transportation action plan, but the potential space tourism economic market, space access, the use of surplus U.S. military aircraft by the private sector for space access, the regulatory environment, and the differences between experimental aircraft and rockets.

Broadcast 138 (Special Edition)

Victor Rozsnyay joins The Space Show live from Budapest, Hungary to discuss his research and company work in the field of controlling gravity. He explains the implication of controlling gravity for creating cost effective space access to LEO, the Moon, asteroids, Mars, and beyond. Mr. Rozsnyay talks about the theories behind his innovative research and why both he and his researchers believe gravity control to be completely plausible.

Broadcast 135 (Special Edition)

Dr. Jordin Kare discusses the technology and facts pertaining to his stellar work with laser launch for space access. We discuss all aspects of the use for lasers in accessing space. We also discuss the use of lasers in other disciplines, including commercial markets, for military purposes, and more. We address the likelihood of this technology being competitive in commercial markets both with conventional rockets and other emerging technologies, as well as the various plausible commercial space ventures which seem to be developing.

Broadcast 123 (Special Edition)

David Ashford is Managing Director of Bristol Spaceplanes Limited, a spaceplane and space tourism consultancy with plans to develop the Ascender sub-orbital spaceplane. Mr. Ashford discusses space tourism, the use of reusable launch vehicles, both orbital and suborbital, his X-Prize entry, the Ascender Suborbital Vehicle, barriers to affordable space access, and space policy by government space agencies such as those in Europe and NASA. Mr.

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