VSE

Broadcast 899 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jeff Bell returned to the Space Show for a two hour controversial discussion on many important topics. This is a program you will not want to miss. For example, did you know that we might soon see the cancellation of the human spaceflight program? Listen and see if you agree with Dr. Bell and his analysis. We also talked about the much needed human factors research which is not being done as well as other problems with NASA along with its focus on the VSE/Aries 1. Dr.

Broadcast 898 (Special Edition)

Guest: David Hook. David Hook was the guest for this special program in order to discuss the unusual topic of security regulations for space tourism. As President of his company, Planehook Aviation Services in San Antonio, Texas, David specializes in security work for general aviation, but he has quietly expanded this interest to space tourism. During the first segment of the program, David referenced the FAA/AST regulations dealing with security issues and told us what they mean and how they are likely to be interpreted and applied.

Broadcast 897 (Special Edition)

Guest: Don Beattie. Don Beattie returned to The Space Show in order to continue our discussion about the current Vision for Space Exploration, NASA, and our future in space. Don started us off with a bit of NASA lunar history and then took us forward to three planned NASA lunar missions, GRAIL which is to use twin satellites to study the Moon's gravitational pull, another program to measure factors within the lunar atmosphere, and yet a third program to do penetration experiments of the Moon itself. Mr.

Broadcast 889 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. John Jurist. Dr. John Jurist, long time friend and supporter of the Space Show, was the guest on this slightly over 2 hour Sunday program. In this discussion, we covered many topics including science education, human factors, the balkanization of various components of the space industry , radiation, microgravity experiments, commercial space, suborbital and orbital space tourism, spaceport talk, and more. Dr.

Broadcast 887 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Charles Lundquist, 1st hour; Dr. David Livingston, 2nd hour. Dr. Charles Lundquist was the guest for the first hour of this Space Show program. He was one of the original team members who launched Explorer 1, America's first satellite in space, on Jan. 31, 1958. Listen to Dr. Lundquist tell the story of Explorer 1, his work with the Von Braun team, the Army Ballistic Missile Center at the Redstone Arsenal and much more. Dr. Lundquist tells us some fascinating stories as we walk back in time with him as he helped make history that evening fifty years ago. Dr.

Broadcast 860 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Farquhar. Dr. Robert Farquhar was the guest for this Space Show program. Our interview jumped right into the frying pan as we asked Dr. Farquhar for his thoughts on the current VSE. As we discovered, Dr. Farquhar would prefer to visit a NEO in preparation for going to Mars, rather than return to the already-explored Moon. As part of preparing for a manned NEO visit, there would need to be lunar orbital missions and extensive use of the Sun-Earth L2 libration point as the primary hub for future human space activities.

Broadcast 860 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Farquhar. Dr. Robert Farquhar was the guest for this Space Show program. Our interview jumped right into the frying pan as we asked Dr. Farquhar for his thoughts on the current VSE. As we discovered, Dr. Farquhar would prefer to visit a NEO in preparation for going to Mars, rather than return to the already-explored Moon. As part of preparing for a manned NEO visit, there would need to be lunar orbital missions and extensive use of the Sun-Earth L2 libration point as the primary hub for future human space activities.

Broadcast 813 (Special Edition)

Frank Sietzen returned to The Space Show for this special program. Frank brought us up to date regarding the VSE in a comprehensive discussing ranging from the technical and the engineering to the policy and educational components needed for the VSE to be successful. Many listeners participated in this discussion which is a must listen to show. Frank detailed the budget aspects of the VSE and the state of our nation and brought them both together so we could understand what supporters of the VSE are facing in the coming election.

Broadcast 775 (Special Edition)

Dr. Buzz Aldrin was a guest for this late Friday afternoon Space Show program. Buzz started off giving us an update of where we are today versus yesterday/yesteryear re the VSE, rockets, space station, and much more. We talked about his ShareSpace plan for advocate organizations and members to win space trips and related activities. Listen to his plan and let us know what you think of it. He received a few questions regarding possible problems with Aries I in the launch hardware NASA is developing to go to the Moon.

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