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Broadcast 3271 Matt Bille

We welcomed Matt Bille back to the show to discuss Project WHALES and the advancements with OceanLens software to help protect cetaceans (whales and dolphins).  As you will hear during our two segment 95 minute discussion, using space technology is essential in tracking and helping to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.  This was an exciting discussion, the technology you will hear about was advanced, exciting and becoming even more advanced.

Broadcast 1623 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Krauss. Topics: For the first hour, we discussed Dr. Richard Feynman & Larry's new book. In the last segment, we did an open discussion with Space Show announcements & a caller. 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.

Broadcast 1453 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert Zimmerman. Topics: Election impact on space. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. We welcomed Robert (Bob) Zimmerman back to the show to discuss the impact of the recent congressional elections on space policy and programs. This was a difficult topic to address because nobody really has a clear idea of what will happen with the new congress let alone the Lame Duck congress that resumes work on Nov. 15 of this year.

Broadcast 1360 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gary Hudson. Topics: Obama space policy and FY 2011 budget. Gary Hudson was our guest today to speak about the Administration's space policy program and the Fiscal Year 2011 space budget recommendations. In our first segment, Gary defined heavy lift in the context of history. For example, early in the space days in the 1960's, heavy lift was thought to be a million pounds to orbit. Today we talk about 50 to 200 tons to orbit. During this segment we also talked about a Mars mission and commercial launchers and their readiness to transport humans to LEO.

Broadcast 1298 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Haym Benaroya. Topics: New space policy, return to the Moon, Mars, the need for a grand space vision. Dr. Haym Benaroya, author and Rutgers University engineering professor, returned to discuss his two new books and the preliminary reports pertaining to the new space policy to be announced Feb. 1, 2010. In our first segment, Dr. Benaroya introduced us to his two new books which will soon be available on the One Giant Leap Foundation book page. You will be notified when they are available for your purchase.

Broadcast 1287 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Phil Chapman. Topics: SSP, Climate issues, RLVs. Dr. Phil Chapman returned to The Space Show with this program to discuss space solar power satellites, climate issues, and commercial space launchers in comparison to traditional government launchers. You can learn more by visiting Dr. Chapman's blog which will be operational in a few days, www.pkchapman.com. In our first segment, Phil talked about solar powered satellites and climate issues.

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