Broadcast 2740 Evoloterra with Simberg & Simon

Guests:  Rand Simberg, William (Bill) Simon;  Rand and Bill discussed the Evoloterra ceremony honoring when we first went to the Moon.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website,   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 2377 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman. Topics: Space news projects and updates, end of the year review, looking to 2015. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, 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 1482 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert (Bob) Zimmerman. Topics: Apollo 8 Genesis Christmas eve flight around the Moon 42 years ago, 2010 in review, 2011 forecast. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, For more information, visit Bob's blog, Behindtheblack at We started our program by remembering the Apollo 8 flight which flew around the Moon 42 years ago today.

Broadcast 1076 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert Zimmerman returned to this Space Show program to honor Apollo 8 on its 40th anniversary and to discuss the state of the space industry as we wind down 2008 and look forward to 2009. Bob suggested that perhaps Apollo 8 and the reading from Genesis on Christmas Eve forty years ago as Borman, Anders,and Lovell orbited the Moon was perhaps the most important space mission of its time. You will want to hear Bob tell the story of Apollo 8, how Genesis was selected to be ready by the astronauts, and the role of NASA PR at the time in the selection of the reading passage.

Broadcast 642 (Special Edition)

Jim McDade returned to The Space Show for a special tribute program dedicated to Apollo 8, the flight that went around the Moon, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. Jim discussed the flight in detail, compared it to events taking place today in space and the country and we played many of the actual Apollo 8 cuts including the liftoff, the TLI, TEI pre and post and much more. We also played the crew reading from Genesis as they orbited the Moon. Jim fielded many questions and comments from listeners regarding then and now. Don't miss this tribute program!

Broadcast 174 (Special Edition)

Robert Zimmerman, an award winning science writer and noted space historian, was the guest on this Space Show program. Mr. Zimmerman started our discussion with the importance of history from Apollo 8 and as recounted in his excellent book, Genesis. We also spoke about the differences in risk taking, adventure, and the importance of freedom from the days of Apollo 8 and our trips to the Moon to our present time. He showed how this change in freedom and the switch in rolls between Russia and the U.S.

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