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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Gordon Chang Dr. David Livingston: Topics: ITAR, NASA & Chinese restriction, Kepler Conference at AMES. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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). During our 11 minute plus discussion, John, Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Gordon Chang and I talked about recent restrictions placed on Chinese students and space industry professionals in attending the Kepler Conference to be held at NASA Ames. We talked ITAR in general, the Chinese space program which is not a civil program, ITAR's lack of standards and enforcement, and related issues. We also discussed related national security issues and choices available to NASA based on congressional actions on these issues. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through firstname.lastname@example.org.