The Space Show Schedule

This week on The Space Show with David Livingston….

Monday, Oct. 10: New Archived Program: This is a 40 plus minute interview with Josh Hopkins of Lockheed Martin from the recent AIAA Space 2011 Conference in Long Beach, CA. In this interview, we talk to Josh about human spaceflight to Mars, Phobos, and Deimos, Mars launch windows, solar max and the impact on radiation shielding going to Mars and much more. When you see this program archived and set for podcasting on the website and the blog, it is ready for play.

*** 2. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT: Special Day & Special Time: Dr. Stephen Johnson returns regarding his new systems engineering book, “System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications,” plus how to deal with system failures, recent NASA experiences, and longer-term historical & techno-economic views.

SPECIAL DAY, SPECIAL TIME: 3. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, 7-9 PM PDT: Dr. Haym Benaroya, Dr. John Jurist and I address Part 2 of creating a quality space program.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT: We welcome back Jane Reifert of Incredible Adventures for updates, space adventure travel market insights, and more.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT: We welcome Loretta Hall, author of “Out of This World” which is a great book about the New Mexico space industry. Don’t miss this discussion.

Florida Residents Complete Starfighters Civilian Space Flight Training

Starfighters Aerospace Pilot Mike 'Smitty' Smith, Virginia Dickens, Terry Witt and lead pilot Rick 'Comrade' Svetkoff. (Photo Credit: Incredible Adventures)


Two Florida residents have become the first to complete civilian space flight training in the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, the same supersonic jet used to prepare generations of astronauts for space travel. Terence Witt and his wife Virginia Dickens of Indialantic spent five days training with Starfighters Aerospace at Florida’s John F Kennedy Space Center.


Train Like an Astronaut for Only $31K



Sarasota, FL, November 11, 2009 — You no longer have to be an astronaut to train for space at one of NASA’s premier space facilities. Incredible Adventures is teaming up with Starfighters Aerospace to offer a four day commercial space flight training program at NASA’s John F Kennedy Space Center, near Orlando, Florida. Flight Training is open to anyone who meets basic age, health and security clearance requirements.