Dr. Jeff Bell

Dr. Jeff Bell has his B.S. (Physics + Astronomy) Univ. of Michigan 1977 M.S. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1979 Ph.D. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1984. From 1984-2000 he was Professor of Planetary Science, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Univ. of Hawaii, he conducted research on mineralogical composition of asteroids from visible and IR reflection spectroscopy, he was a Science Team Member, Comet Rendezvous / Asteroid Flyby spacecraft (1984-88), and the Principal Investigator on several space mission proposals. Since 2003 Dr. Bell has written a semi-regular opinion column on space policy and technology for web site SpaceDaily.com, attempting to bring a more skeptical and realistic perspective to the pro-space community.

Broadcast 1350 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jeff Bell. Topics: space policy, space advocacy, human spaceflight. Dr. Jeff Bell returned to discuss space policy in light of the administration proposals. As you will hear in the this two hour interview, Dr. Bell had much to say that will irritate people on all sides of the issues and the space advocacy movement. So get comfortable listening to this program, listen carefully, and give thought to what Dr. Bell talks about. In our first segment, Dr. Bell referred to the Obama plan as Plan 1 and Plan 2.

Broadcast 1253 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jeff Bell. Topics: Augustine Commission, NASA budget, human spaceflight. Dr. Jeff Bell returned for this two hour program in three segments. During our first segment, Dr. Bell started a discussion about how the internet and blogs have impacted the space cadet community, both for the good and the bad. Don't miss this interesting discussion. Dr. Bell then began addressing the Augustine Commission findings and talked about budget issues given he pointed out NASA budget problems as early as 2007 in a Spacedaily.com article.

Broadcast 1095 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jeff Bell. Topics: Apollo 8, Soviet L1 Zond, Obama space policy, SSP, Ares 1 & V, economics, Martian methane, NASA science missions, human spaceflight. Dr. Jeff Bell began the discussion today by referring back to an end of the year Space Show program which addressed Apollo 8 and a recent article written by Miles O'Brien on the same subject which ignored the rush for Apollo 8 because the Soviets were planning their own lunar flyby mission with the L1 which was more commonly referred to as the Zond spacecraft. You will want to hear what Dr.

Broadcast 1008 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jeff Bell returned for this Space Show program to tell us about a new series of articles that he is writing for SpaceDaily.com regarding cult spacecraft. His first article, which will soon appear, deals with the Dyna-Soar and we had a terrific discussion about this proposed vehicle and project. We also discussed the DC-X during most of the first segment. Dr. Bell drew important conclusions about the DC-X project versus the mythology of the DC-X project, so you will certainly want to listen to this discussion.

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 685 (Special Edition)

Dr. Jeff Bell returned for this special Space Show program to discuss his March 7, 2007 Spacedaily.com article. "Rocket Plane Roulette." This article has caused quite a storm in certain New Space and blog circles. Dr. Bell has been criticized for his argument on the basis of his research methodology to his actual argument about possible safety and liability issues with companies making suborbital spaceplanes for tourists.

Broadcast 627 (Special Edition)

Dr. Jeff Bell returned to The Space Show for this special two hour program. Our discussion with Dr. Bell covered many topics of interest. We started out by talking about the many space conferences that are going on during the year, the difference between an engineering/technical conference versus an advocate conference and Dr. Bell gave us his opinion about the conference situation. For those of you not familiar with Dr. Bell opinions as frequently expressed in his editorial opinion pieces with SpaceDaily.com, you are likely in for a shock or a surprise.

Broadcast 464 (Special Edition)

Dr. Jeff Bell was the guest for this special two hour Space Show program. Dr. Bell began the interview explaining his background in the pro-space community dating back to L5. He explained what happened that took him away from this community, why he is returning but also how he is returning to the community. Dr. Bell clearly explains why he is skeptical and has safety concerns regarding many of the companies making up alt.space and the pro-space community. Both as part of his interview comments and in response to a listener question, Dr.


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