suborbital

Broadcast 999 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Pat Patterson, Jim Marshall, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Billie Reed, Chris McCormick, Christian Lenz. This program consists of three sets of interviews from the August 2008 SmallSat Conference located on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Our first discussion includes Dr. Pat Patterson of Utah State University and Jim Marshall, the Director of Business Development for the Space Dynamics Lab (SDL), plus others from the SDL who explain their projects as well as talk about being a student, intern, or PI in the program.

Broadcast 984 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator for the FAA Office of Commercial Spaceflight, was the guest for this program. Please note that there is audio noise on this recording coming from the hotel phone line. I apologize that a better quality connection was not available. We began our discussion with a tribute to Apollo 11 landing on the Moon given today being July 20. Dr. Nield gave us a good overview and comparison of the evolution of aviation as compared to the evolution of spaceflight. You will not want to miss this part of our discussion.

Broadcast 980 (Special Edition)

Guests: Cathy Harper and Nino Polizzi were the guests for today's Space Show in order to discuss the upcoming DC-X Reunion which will take place in Alamogordo, New Mexico from August 17-18, 2008. You can find out more about this three day event entitled "Space Transportation for the 21st Century" by visiting its website : www.dcxproject.com/. During our discussion, Cathy not only talked about the upcoming event, registration and hotels, but we talked about the New Mexico Museum of Space History, educational outreach, and museum attractions.

Broadcast 614 (Special Edition)

Dennis Wingo returned to the program to discuss the importance of space vision, politics, national security, and the politics of limitation and reduced technology. This program provides listeners with a thorough analysis of the importance of space in supporting the future of humanity. Its largely a big picture vision program though we did talk about specific projects and subjects. For example, Dennis explained why from his analysis, low cost access to LEO is not that important in furthering space commerce.

Broadcast 535 (Special Edition)

Col. Rick Searfoss returned to The Space Show for this Tuesday evening program. We began the interview talking about the commercial space industry and primarily his experience and relationship with XCOR Aerospace. We talked about flying rockets, the Rocket Racing League, suborbital space tourism, safety issues, test flights, and more. As a result of a listener question, Col. Searfoss addressed competition in the suborbital tourism industry and safety given the pressure of competition. Col.

Broadcast 455 (Special Edition)

Dr. Harvey Wichman was the guest for this special Space Show program. As Dr. Wichman is an expert in human factors for space travel, suborbital as well as orbital, plus since he is the director of the Aerospace Psychology Lab at Claremont McKenna College having done various human experiments simulating space flight and cabin condition, we spent a significant amount of time discussing the wide range of factors that can and do impact people in space. Dr. Wichman was superb at breaking down what factors concern suborbital, orbital, and long term space flight.

Broadcast 423 (Special Edition)

Dr. Craig McLaughlin was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. McLaughlin brought Space Show listeners into the world of orbital mechanics and design from the very basics to formation flying of satellites. This program provides a comprehensive discussion on space navigations, orbital issues, suborbital issues, formation flying and why, commercial opportunities derived from formation satellite flying, plus a host of related topics. For listeners wanting more information on this subject, Dr. McLaughlin recommends the book, "Understanding Space" by Jerry Sellers.

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