This Week on The Space Show


This Week on The Space Show with David Livingston….

1. Monday, May 28, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. JOHN LEWIS to discuss asteroid mining, the Chinese space program and more.

2. Tuesday, May 29 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome back GARY HUDSON to discuss his G-Lab concept with the Space Studies Institute for a variable gravity research station. See www.ssi.org.

3. Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : We welcome back REX RIDENOURE of Ecliptic Enterprises with information on new projects, new developments, and commercial space information.

4. Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12-1:30 PM (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back JIM MUNCY on space policy issues and developments.

Muncy: Support for Commercial Crew Growing in Congress


By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

Support in Congress for NASA’s commercial crew effort is becoming stronger despite continuing opposition from some quarters, according to Jim Muncy of PoliSpace.

Speaking on Saturday at the Space Access 12 conference in Phoenix, Muncy said that more Congressional leaders have realized that the commercial crew program is the best and fastest way to restoring the nation’s ability to launch astronauts into space.

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Space Access ’11: Jim Muncy on DC Politics

Jim Muncy
“Some Relevant Government-Industry Interactions”

Current Lobbying Effort

  • Eight years ago, various companies and Dennis Tito started an effort to get a clear regulatory regime for government emerging commercial launch industry
  • Many different types of vehicles being developed — some with wings, others not
  • Legislation enacted at end of 2004
  • Industry is starting to lobby for changes to act and additional Congressional actions so industry can grow

Space Show Schedule

This week on The Space Show

Monday, September 20, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT: We welcome Don Nelson of Nelson Aerospace Consulting to the program. Don A. Nelson is an aerospace consultant and writer. Mr. Nelson has consulted with congressional and government offices on NASA issues since his retirement from NASA in January 1999 after 36 years with the Agency.

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7-9 PM PDT: The Classroom returns with Dallas Bienhoff and Dan Adamo discussing propellant depots and co-hosts Drs. Jurist and Logan. Due to the increaed number of guests and co-hosts, the toll free line will not be available for this program.

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT: We welcome George Wooden and Luisa Zambrano discussing the upcoming Puerto Rico Space Congress and Auction to the show.

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT. Jim Muncy returns to discuss updates with space policy and what is happening in Congress.

Will Florida Lure Orbital’s COTS Program Away from Virginia?

One interesting bit of news that came out of the Space Access ’08 conference in Phoenix involved efforts by Florida to lure Orbital Sciences’ COTS program away from Virginia.

NASA recently awarded the Dulles, Virginia-based company with a $170 million contract to develop commercial transport to the International Space Station under its COTS initiative. Orbital Sciences will operate out of Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Jim Muncy of PoliSpace told conference attendees that Florida is trying to convince Orbital to move the program south, according to an account of his talk on Rand Simberg’s Transterrestrial Musings blog.

“You should see the list of things that Orbital wants from Florida to get them to move there from Wallops,” Muncy is quoted as saying. Simberg’s post provides no elaboration.

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