This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, March 31, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT(5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome PATRICK RITCHIE to discuss the space & STEM aspects of the SXSW event recently held in Austin, TX. Visit the event website for an overview prior to our Monday discussion: http://sxsw.com.

2. Tuesday, April 1, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome KEVIN HEATH President and CEO of Waypoint 2 Space, the new space & astronaut training center near JSC.

3. Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PDT (12:30-2 PM EDT; 11:30 AM-1 PM CDT): We welcome back DWIGHT STEVEN-BONIECKI regarding his new book, “Live TV From The Moon.” .

4. Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome DR. BEHROKH KHOSHNEVIS to discuss contour crafting. Be sure to visit his website prior to the show at www.craft-usc.com.

Gwynne Shotwell Visits The Space Show this Week

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, March 17, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT(5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome LEE HUTCHINSON to discuss the Columbia Rescue Mission that he recently wrote about: http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/the-audacious-rescue-plan-that-might-have-saved-space-shuttle-columbia.

2. Tuesday, March 17, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome Jeff Smith to tell us about the Space Expedition Corp (Spacexc.com) event at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles which he recently attended.

3. Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PDT (12:30-2 PM EDT; 11:30 AM-1 PM CDT): We welcome back GWYNNE SHOTWELL, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX. Ms. Shotwell is with us for only the first hour. Please, one question/comment per listener & emails & phone calls must be short.

4. Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome ANTHONY YOUNG regarding his Space Review articles on returning to the Moon, SLS, his book, “The Saturn V F-1 Engine” and much more.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston:

1. Monday, March 10, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT(5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. ERIC SEEDHOUSE regarding his new book, “Suborbital: Industry at the Edge of Space.”

2. THURSDAY, March 13, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. ROBERT ZUBRIN regarding the Mars Society Mars Artic 365 campaign.

3. Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PDT (12:30-2 PM EDT; 11:30 AM-1 PM CDT): We welcome ROBERT WALKER for more on artificial gravity and his space articles published on www.science20.com/space.

4. Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). DR. DOUG PLATA returns to discuss his Cislunar One concept and trades.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, March 3, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back DR. JEFF BELL. Dr. Bell will give us his assessment of space projects and ideas.

2. Tuesday, March 4, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): OPEN LINES. This is going to be the only Open Lines show for March. All STEM and Space calls welcome along with first time callers.

3. Friday, March 7, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30 AM-1 PM CST): We welcome back DRAGOS BRATASANU to discuss why aerospace & aviation projects fail & why we fail in the management of these projects. Check The Space Show blog in advance of this program as Dragos is gifting to us a free chapter in his book on this subject. I will have the chapter uploaded to the blog on Thursday.

4. Sunday, March 9, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). DR. GIL LEVIN returns to discuss the latest news with his Mars Viking Lander Labeled Release experiments and searching for some sort of life on Mars.

My Appearance on the John Batchelor Show Now Archived

SpaceShipTwo ignites its engines on the third powered flight. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)
SpaceShipTwo ignites its engines on the third powered flight. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

My appearance on The John Batchelor Show last night is now archived on The Space Show blog:

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2200-BWB-2014-02-26.mp3

I had a great discussion with John and David Livingston about the current status of the engine for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and the likely path of the flight test program for later this year.

I want to thank John for having me on the show, and David for suggesting that I be the guest. I really enjoyed it.

Parabolic Arc Visits the John Batchelor Show Tonight to Discuss Richard Branson’s Space Odyssey

Sir Richard Branson speaks to a group of future astronauts at the FAITH Hangar of Virgin Galactic in Mojave, CA September 25, 2013 in Mojave, CA. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)
Sir Richard Branson speaks to a group of future astronauts at the FAITH Hangar of Virgin Galactic in Mojave, CA September 25, 2013 in Mojave, CA. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

UPDATE: My appearance on the show is now archived for listening: http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2200-BWB-2014-02-26.mp3

I will be a guest on The John Batchelor Show this evening on a segment called Hotel Mars from 9:30 – 9:45 p.m. EST (6:30 – 6:45 p.m. PST).

I’ll be talking with John and David Livingston, host of The Space Show, about Sir Richard Branson’s claims that he and his family will be flying into space by the end of this year. We’ll discuss whether SpaceShipTwo will be ready by then, and whether they can actually get all the way to space in it.

Unlike The Space Show, Hotel Mars doesn’t include audience call-in. Visit The John Batchelor Show for information about how to tune in live. If you miss it tonight, David will archive the segment on The Space Show website.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Feb. 24, 2-3:30 PM PST (4-5:30 PM CST, 5-6:30 PM EST) : We welcome back DR. MADHU THANGAVELU. Dr. Thangavelu will be telling us about his latest USC student team design projects for innovative space development.

2. Tuesday, Feb. 25, , 2014; 7-8:30 PM PST (9-10:30 PM CST, 10-11:30 PM EST) : We welcome back ALAN BOYLE of Cosmic Log and MSNBC to update us on space news and stories of interest.

3. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30 AM-1 PM CST): We welcome back STEPHEN MURPHEY do discuss his Do It Yourself Space Exploration (DIY), an organization dedicated to showcasing the “Do it yourself” space revolution.

4. The Sunday, March 2, 2014 program from 12-1:30 PM PST, (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST): A special program is being planned for this date but we are still waiting on the confirmation of one of the key participants. More about this particular program later.

My Space Show Appearance is Archived Online

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My appearance on The Space Show with David Livingston last night has now been archived online. We talked about Virgin Galactic, Google, XCOR and a host of other topics. Charles Lurio of The Lurio Report also called in. So, it was fun.

The show is now archived as follows:

1. www.thespaceshow.com.  Scroll down to the archives in the lower half of the page. Your show is currently the first one listed but it will move down a space with each show added.

2. http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  This is The Space Show blog. Here, listeners can ask questions, post comments, etc. So can the guest. If there are interest posts on the blog, I will be sure to call them to your attention. Like the website, your program will move down a page with each new program archived on the blog.

3. The program is now podcasting.

4. Finally, the permanent URL for the program for linking, quoting, etc. is http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2190-BWB-2014-02-18.mp3.

I want to really thank Dr. Space for having me on the show again. I always enjoy chatting with him and answering questions from listeners.

Parabolic Arc Visits The Space Show on Tuesday Evening

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I will be talking with Dr. David Livingston on The Show Space this Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. PST (10:00 to 11:30 p.m. EST). I’m expecting a wide ranging discussion about space tourism, Virgin Galactic, XCOR and all the activities here in Mojave. I also will talk about Google’s plan to launch a broadband satellite constellation of more than 1,000 satellites.

Tune in to the live webcast on Tuesday at www.thespaceshow.com or listen to the archived show later in the week.

The Space Show schedule for the week:

1. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back DR. CURT BILBY CEO of Terapio with updates on RLIP 76 for radiation exposure.

2. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back DOUG MESSIER of Parabolicarc.com for space news reports and updates.

3. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30 AM-1 PM CST): We welcome back LIZ KENNICK for a very special report on Teachers In Space and some important news regarding this fine organization.

4. Sunday, February 23, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). OPEN LINES. All callers welcome dealing with space, STEM, and related topics. We especially want first time callers, new callers.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back Rick Boozer who will update us on his book from last year, “The Plundering of NASA,” his suggestions for programs other than SLS, and his work with the Space Development Steering Committee.

2. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014:, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome CHUCK McMURRAY of the Mars Society to talk about the Youth Rover Challenge and other innovative programs.

3. Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30 AM-1 PM CST): We welcome DR. DAVA NEWMAN, MIT Professor, to talk with us about her biosuit project.

4. Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). OPEN LINES. First time callers are welcome, all call welcome dealing with space, STEM, and science.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): This is our final Golden Oldie Year In Review focusing on the year 2012 with TOM OLSON as the guest. This program was originally recorded on Dec. 31, 2012. When you see the program on the archives and the blog, it is ready for your play and enjoyment.

2. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): Today’s program is the space year 2013 in review with TOM OLSON. We recorded this interview on Dec. 19, 2013. This program completes our historical look at space industry developments and predictions over the past decade.

3. Friday, January 3, 2014, 9:30-11 AM No show as I am returning from New York.

4. Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome to the show DR. WILLIAM HALAL to discuss space industry predictions and more.

The Space Show Schedule

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back BRUCE PITTMAN for commercial space updates, perspectives and more.

2. CLASSROOM: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back DR. JIM LOGAN AND DR. JOHN JURIST to discuss human spaceflight and space radiation for Mars and deep space HSF. Prior to this Classroom program, Dr. Jurist will post a special radiation PPT on both The Space Show Blog & The Classroom blog (see website newsletter for URLs). We will be referring to some of these slides during our program but we will not be going through the PPT slide by slide. This PPT is for information and educational purposes.

3. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome back DR. JASON CASSIBRY for updates on his fusion work and more.

4. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). OPEN LINES AND 2014 SPACE PREDICTION SHOW. All space & stem comments welcome. Also, call in with your space industry predictions for 2104. This is our first ever New Years prediction show! Be a part of it!

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back MICHELLE EVANTS for updates regarding X-15 and her book on the subject, “The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space.”

2. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back DR. WENDELL MENDELL. Dr. Mendell is a planetary scientist at NASA JSC. We will be discussing the Moon and much more during this program.

3. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome DR. DAVID BRAIN to the program to discuss the MAVEN mission, Mars, and more.

4. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome back ERIC LERNER of Focus Fusion. We will be discussion fusion energy updates with our guest.

This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome SCOTT LOWTHER, aerospace historian to the show regarding aerospace art and design work. Visit http://aerospaceprojectsreview.com and http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog“.

2. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back ROBERT (BOB) ZIMMERMAN for space news and updates. Also, Bob will go over some of his past Space Show predictions/comments and we can see how he did using hindsight as our guide. Visit his excellent blog, behindtheblack.com.

3. Friday, Dec. 6,, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome back DR. BRUCE CORDELL to discuss and update us with his Maslow Windows and what’s coming up for space development.

4. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome back JIM LEWIS of Communications Concepts at the Cape. Jim will talk about animals in space per one of his recent documentaries.

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This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston:

1. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome DRAGOS BRATASANU to the program to discuss his film project, “The American Future.” Dragos Bratasanu is an award winning space scientist and consultant. 

He is the Founder & President of Success Engineering Corporation, company offering international clients access to the same tools and techniques used by NASA in their highly complex projects, including the Space Shuttle, space telescopes, robots on Mars, and space missions. Dragos is also s PhD candidate in space sciences at the University of Siegen in Germany and a graduate of the Business & Management Department at the International Space University Space Studies Program 2012 hosted by Florida Institute of Technology and NASA Kennedy Space Center.

2. Tuesday, Nov. 26 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome CAED ALDWYCH, Commander of the Global Space Organization. Visit www.gso-space.org. We will be discussing the GSO plans for going to the Moon and more.

3. Friday, Nov.29, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome back DR. ROGER LAUNIUS regarding his new book, “Space Shuttle Legacy.”

4. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome back space attorney Michael Listner for a space legal year in review for 2013.