Broadcast 1485 (Special Edition)

27 Dec 2010 Dr. Clark Lindsey
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Guest: Dr. Clark Lindsey. Topics: NewSpace 2010 and 2011. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. You can find Dr. Lindsey's assessment of NewSpace 2010 and looking forward to 2011 under the title "A Review of NewSpace Developments in 2010 posted on his blogs and website. See www.spacetransportnews.com and scroll down for the title. Also check out the comments he will receive regarding this program. During the first segment of our two hour program, Clark first defined NewSpace for the purpose of our discussion and his assessment. Make sure you note his broader definition which is at the beginning of his article. In addition, note that he did not prioritize what he listed and discussed. During this segment, we talked about SpaceX and Falcon 9/Dragon accomplishments and the NASA budget process. X-37B, our economy, and Constellation were also discussion topics in this review. Toward the end of this segment, Clark was asked about the impact of the shuttle's retirement, NASA cuts and the job creating potential of NewSpace. In our second segment, our first caller was Trent from Australia regarding Bigelow and its Memorandum of Understanding with six countries. Another listener inquired about lifting bodies and Clark talked about needed diversity and competition regarding launch vehicles. You do not want to miss this discussion about why competition with launch vehicles is a good things. John from Atlanta called and talked about heavy lift and Clark mentioned an Air Force reusable booster program. Thanks to listener Steve, here is the URL if you want to know more about this project www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awst/2010/04/19/AW_04_.... Also during this segment, we looked forward to 2011 and Clark shared his thoughts with us on what to expect and what he hoped would happen. In this segment, listener Tim asked how we might guard against a last minute addition to the budget language similar to the one Sen. Shelby did last year which kept funding for Constellation alive. As you will hear, there is no real way to guard against something like that from a member of Congress. If you have questions or comments for Dr. Clark Lindsey, please post them on the blog URL above. You can also email Clark at clarklindsey@hobbyspace.com.

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