Broadcast 2385 (Special Edition)

30 Dec 2014 Thomas A. Olson
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Guest: Tom Olson. Topics: Space year 2014 in review. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Tom Olson back to the show for his annual end of the year review show for the space year at hand, 2014. During the first segment of our last program for 2014, I asked Tom for positive memorable events in 2014 . Tom came well prepared for this question. Do you have the same memorable events list or a different one? Let us know on the blog. As Tom was going through his list of memorable positive events and developments for 2014, we took some email questions about Blue Atlas, the Delta IV and human rating it, and of course ULA. Another listener wanted to know what Tom thought of the idea of a prize for an on orbiting demo propellant depot and fuel transfer. Toward the end of the first segment, Dr. Lurio called in and talked about fuel depots, markets for them, NASA and more. We also talked about Virgin Galactic and SpaceShip2 plus what may be forthcoming from the NTSB report when it becomes available. Antares was also discussed before the break. In the second segment, Jeff from Tucson called in about a possible Netscape Moment. Tom did not think much of a Netscape Moment, instead he talked about the concept of space scalable. I got in on the discussion as did others and this led us to our discussing reusability with SpaceX and would it be a game changer. Later in the segment, more was said about the Delta IV, ULA, Atlas and even SLS. For 2015, Tom talked about Bigelow Aerospace getting their modules up to the ISS. He also talked about Dragon V2 and Falcon Heavy. In addition, Tom mentioned Power Beaming test for SSP in space beaming power from point to point but in space. Of course SLS and Orion came up. Tom is not supportive of it, Dr. Lurio called in who is not supportive of it and holding up the fort for it was our friend SLS John. The latter part of the show was an ongoing give and take with Lurio, Tom and SLS John highly engaged in a back and forth but as you will hear, there were no winners. Tom and I did a bit of reminiscing because we go back with one another for more than a decade. We wished everyone a very Happy New Year and a great 2015. And remember, "y'all come back for more in 2015!" Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Tom Olson or any of the callers or emailiers through me.

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