Brad Blair

Brad Blair is a geologist, mining engineer and mineral economist.  In almost 30 years of commercial mining and space-resource-related work, he has participated in several startup companies such as NewSpace Analytics, created the first commercial lunar resource business model for the NASA Exploration Team in 2002, developed models for commercial lunar mining for Raytheon and Bechtel, served as a consultant for the Canadian Space Agency to develop a plan for underground lunar mining, served as a Guest Lecturer on lunar and asteroid mining at Singularity University and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Space Society.  He is a trained and experienced cost estimator using the NASA and Air Force Cost Model (NAFCOM) and has competed in two NASA Centennial Challenges.  Blair is also the lead author of a book about Space Mineral Resources and has recently helped design a boulder grabbing and retrieval concept and prototype for the NASA Asteroid Return Mission (ARM) program.

 

Broadcast 1879 (Special Edition)

Guest: Brad Blair. Topics: Space debris mitigation ideas, space governance, space mining, ISRU, plus other topics. 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. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 282 (Special Edition)

Brad Blair was the guest on The Space Show today, discussing lunar development, hydrogen, HE3 issues, ISRU and more. I pointed out to Mr. Blair some of the controversy surrounding hydrogen and HE3 and asked for his take on the varying points of view. Early in the show, Mr. Blair, when talking about living off the resources of space, specifically the Moon, the issue of animals for feed and pets came up. Mr. Blair's comments on this topic were most interesting.

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