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Broadcast 1407 (Special Edition)

Guests: Jack McCreary; Paul Lithgow; Dr. Billy Reed. Topics: Reagan Test Center, Comtech Aero Astro projects, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), commercial space. This program consists of three back to back interviews from the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah for August 2010. The three interviews play with about ten seconds or so between each program. You will hear some background noise though we did our best to hide out in a far corner of the cafeteria for the interviews. Still, students and conference goers are loud, especially when using their cell phones.

Broadcast 1389 (Special Edition)

Guests: Classroom featuring Brian Weeden, Dr. Livingston, Dr. John Jurist. Topic: Space Sustainability: Environmental and Crowding Issues Across All Orbital Domains. Lesson 11 for The Space Show Classroom focused on Space Sustainability issues with guest instructor Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation. Brian's paper on this subject is on the Classroom Blog under Lesson 11 Presentation Materials and at www.secureworldfoundation.org/images/SWF_Space%20Sustainability%20Bookle....

Broadcast 1243 (Special Edition)

Guests: Jacob Gullish, David Vaccaro. Topics: Space competitiveness, NewSpace, commercial space, military space. This program was Part 2 of our two part series featuring the "Futron 2009 Space Competitiveness Index: A Comparative Analysis of How Countries Invest In and Benefit from Space." You can download the Executive Summary from www.futron.com or send an email request for the pdf file to me. The full report is available for purchase from the Futron website. In the first segment, we started with military space.

Broadcast 1242 (Special Edition)

Guests: David Vaccaro, Jacob Gullish. Topics: space competitiveness, commercial space, space policy, Futron. Today's Space Show was Part One of a two part series examining the 2009 Futron Space Competitive Index. You can download the 12 page Executive Summary by visiting www.futron.com or by sending me an email requesting the .pdf. In our first segment, our two guests explained the basics of the Futron Competitive Study, what it represents, how it was done and why Futron does this report.

Broadcast 1204 (Special Edition)

Guests: Eric Daniels and Margaret Lau. Topics: CSA, French Aerospace Valley Association, GPS, California space workforce and economy. We welcomed both Eric Daniels and Margaret Lau of the California Space Authority (CSA) to the show in order to discuss the new international alliance with CSA and the French Aerospace Valley Association. To read the official CSA news release from June 16, 2009, please see www.californiaspaceauthority.org/images/press-releases/pr090616-1_csa.pdf for more details.

Broadcast 1166 (Special Edition)

Guest: Bob Werb. Topics: space entrepreneurism, economics 101, space economic development. Bob Werb was our guest on The Space Show today for a frank discussion and at times, a very cool Economics 101 lecture on the economics of space development. Do not miss this show and Bob's last segment 5 minute economics course for space cadets. Some of the issues we talked about from an economic perspective included ITAR reform, space entrepreneurism, military, civil, and NewSpace. We also discussed space security in the context of Bob's Econ 101 lesson.

Broadcast 1146 (Special Edition)

Guests: Responsive Space #7 Participants including Dr. Jim Wertz, Reda Anderson, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Richard Van Allen, Ron, Nicola Sarzi Amade, Christine Purcell. Topics: Responsive Space, GPS, business education for space engineers. This Space Show program was live with live video streaming at the Westin Hotel for the Responsive Space Conference #7, April 28, 2009. We started the program with Dr. Jim Wertz coming to the microphone to talk about the status of responsive space, a report card analysis of responsive space, and much more. The discussion with Dr.

Broadcast 1025 (Special Edition)

Guests: Roger Easton and his son Richard Easton were the guests for this Space Show program. Roger Easton was the designer of the Vanguard 1 satellite, which was key to the Vanguard project, and was the person who conceived, patented, and led the development of critical enabling technologies for the US GPS system. He was also the recipient of the National Medal of Technology which was awarded to him in November 2005. We started the discussion with Roger Easton about Vanguard and the precursor program, the Viking Sounding Rocket program.

Broadcast 604 (Special Edition)

Daniel Bateman returned as the guest for this Space Show program. Daniel updated us on what's new with the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center and lots is new. Their displays are new and they have partnered with a museum on the West Coast to display the Spruce Goose and additional space items. Listen to Daniel as he describes this new venture. We talked about education outreach, what works and does not work.

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