X Prize Cup

Broadcast 2321 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Pat Hynes. Topics: Dr. Hynes discusses the upcoming ISPCS for Oct. 15-16, 2014 in Las Cruces, NM. 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.

Broadcast 976 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Pat Hynes, Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium and the brains, energy, and beauty behind the Fourth International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, was the guest for this program. You can learn more about the Symposium by visiting www.ispcs.com. Dr. Hynes took us through the program and we discussed the speakers, the format of the symposium, student rates, many related topics, and networking opportunities. You will want to hear about this Symposium, check out the website, and make your plans to attend.

Broadcast 828 (Special Edition)

Patrick Beatty and David Shiga were the guests for this program originating from Grand Forks, ND and focusing on X Prize Cup and David's "breaking news" interview at Bigelow Aerospace. Please note that this program has audio distortion and problems that cannot be cleared. The audio issues stem from the studio I used in Grand Forks and the fact that Patrick had to use a less than adequate public telephone for the interview. I apologize for these problems and assure all listeners that The Space Show is taking steps to deal with phone line quality issues.

Broadcast 643 (Special Edition)

Dr. Burton Lee was the guest for this special Space Show program. Dr. Lee successfully guided us through the spaceport world of market studies, economic impact studies, market research and business decisions, and a host of related business, market, and financial issues surrounding space tourism, the making of the space tourism vehicles, and much more. Not only was our discussion interesting and comprehensive, it was most informative about these important subjects and issues. We started the interview with Dr.

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 612 (Special Edition)

Dr. Joseph Pelton, author of "Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety" and Director of the Space And Advanced Communications Research Institute at the George Washington University was the guest for this Space Show program. We began our interview with Dr. Pelton discussing his book and narrowing in on astronaut safety, especially with regards to the shuttle. Dr. Pelton took us through various aspects of shuttle design and operations to explain astronaut safety issues. We talked about engineering, design, the timing of safety design, systems engineering and more.

Broadcast 611 (Special Edition)

Joan Horvath returned to The Space Show to discuss her new book, "Saturn: A New View." We started the discussion with a short review of the Personal Spaceflight Symposium and the X Prize Cup held last week in Las Cruces, NM. After returning from the first break, Joan talked with us about the book, the cooperation involved to put it together, the amazing photos used in it and the editing process to put the photos and book together. We then discussed the VSE, NASA, JPL, science funding and programming, science education in the United States and more.

Broadcast 558 (Special Edition)

Dr. William Gaubatz and Dr. Patricia Hynes were the guests for this Space Show program to discuss the upcoming International Symposium on Personal Space Flight (ISPSF) and the X Prize Cup. The ISPSF is hosted by Space Grant New Mexico and New Mexico State University and is a terrific two day conference supporting private and commercial space development. Our program discussed this symposium in detail, pointing out the quality speakers, the agenda, and some of the very fun events being planned for those attending the symposium.

Broadcast 551 (Special Edition)

Tim Pickens returned to The Space Show to discuss updates with Orion Propulsion, space developments, commercial space business basics, and much more. In addition to understanding the success behind Tim and Orion, we talked about COTS, CEV, budgets, Congress, etc. Tim discussed in some detail his role with Space Ship 1 and its development. We talked about hybrid engines as well as methane engines and getting commercial customers, financing, investment and the overall commercial space market as it exists today in 2006.

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