Commercial space

Broadcast 1153 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Alan Stern. Topics: NASA administration, private spaceflight, New Horizons Mission, the Last NASA Administrator. Dr. Alan Stern was our guest for this program to discuss many topics. We started our discussion with NASA given his recent position as Chief of all NASA space and Earth science missions. We talked about the his missions, how to cut costs and save money, the proper balance with the science and the human spaceflight part of NASA, the best use of the ISS, private spaceflight and NASA, and much more. We then moved on to the entrepreneurial private sector as Dr.

Broadcast 1134 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jim Wertz. Topics: Responsive Space Conference, low cost missions and spaceflights, launch economics, rocket parts. Dr. Jim Wertz, President of Microcosm, Inc. was our guest for this program to discuss the upcoming Responsive Space Conference to be held at the Westin Hotel near the Los Angeles Airport, April 27-30, 2009. Please note that during this program, Dr. Wertz offered a special conference registration price for regular and student Responsive Space registration, but you have to call Julie at Microcosm, Inc.

Broadcast 1007 (Special Edition)

Guests: Richard Garriott and Starr Long were the guests for this very special Space Show program. Mr. Garriott was with us from Star City, Russia where he is currently training for his Soyuz launch to the ISS on Oct. 12, 2008. Starr Long joined us from Seattle, Washington. During this program, Mr. Garriott explained why he wanted to go to space and the ISS, his experiments that he will be performing, and his interactive participant program for those of us here, Operation Immortality (please visit www.operationimmortality for more information).

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 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 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.

Broadcast 435 (Special Edition)

Tom Olson, CEO of the Colony Fund returned for his end of the year update on The Space Show. We began the interview with getting an update from Tom on changes being made in the planning and development of the Colony Fund. As Tom likes to say, a wall was hit this year with which forced new strategic thinking on the Colony Fund management team. Current thinking has the Colony Fund expanding beyond only space investments to include technology, specifically nanotechnology opportunities along side commercial space opportunities. Marketing Colony Fund is also important and Mr.

Broadcast 257 (Special Edition)

Professor Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz returned to The Space Show to give us a comprehensive update on important space law issues, including commercial space, property rights and the federal case regarding the asteroid Eros, remote sensing, privacy, the Outer Space Treaty, and general issues concerning space treaty law and much more. Toward the end of the show, Professor Gabrynowicz brought to our attention the importance of UNIDROIT, an effort to develop private laws as exampled by the agreements regarding satellite financing.


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