Dr. Ian Crawford

Dr. Ian Crawford is an astronomer turned planetary scientist, and is currently Reader in Planetary Science at Birkbeck College, London (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/es/). He is presently also Geophysical Secretary of the UK Royal Astronomical Society (http://www.ras.org.uk/. The main focus of his research is in the area of lunar exploration, including the remote sensing of the lunar surface and the laboratory analysis of lunar samples. Ian also has strong interests in the new science of astrobiology, the study of the astronomical and planetary context of the origin and evolution of life. He is a strong advocate for the renewed human exploration of the Moon, the eventual human exploration of Mars, and the development of a spacefaring infrastructure within the Solar System which will one day make interstellar travel a practical undertaking. A more detailed summary of interests, and list of publications, can be found on his personal website at:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfbiac/

Broadcast 2482 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Ian Crawford, Dr. Haym Benaroya. Topics: Lunar resource and policy. 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 1551 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Richard Obousy, Dr. Rob Adams, Dr. Ian Crawford. Topics: Project Icarus, interstellar propulsion & missions, fusion propulsion. Please note that 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. Visit their website at www.icarusinterstellar.org/index.php.

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