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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The Orbital ATK merger with Northrop Grumman. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Jeff Foust to discuss the Orbital ATK and Northrop Grumman merger. Dr. Foust talked about the pros and cons of the merger from the perspective of each company. We also talked about the focus of one on space and the other on defense and how each wanted more of a presence in the other area. Another topic was the interest in mergers and acquisitions this deal sparked with Boeing and others. Jeff said he doubted there would be big mergers and acquisitions because there were not that many big companies available but he thought we would see smaller businesses and even startups being bought out for their technology. Don't miss this single segment Hotel Mars program.
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