Dr. Robert Zubrin

Dr. Robert Zubrin is a noted author and the Founder of The Mars Society. The Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado. Dr. Zubrin was formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver, he holds a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington. Zubrin is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration, the author of over 100 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, and was a member of Lockheed Martin’s “scenario development team” charged with developing broad new strategies for space exploration. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing the "Mars Direct" mission plan, a strategy which by using Martian resources, allows a human Mars exploration program to be conducted at a cost 1/8th that previously estimated by NASA. Zubrin is known internationally as one of the most creative engineers working in the aerospace industry today, and he and his work have been subject of much favorable press coverage in The Economist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the London Times, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Air and Space Smithsonian, Popular Science, Omni, Space News, and many other publications. He is the holder of two US Patents, and has two more pending. In addition to his technical publications, Dr. Zubrin is the author of "The Case for Mars: How We Shall Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must," published by Simon and Schuster’s Free Press Division in Oct. 1996, and “Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization,” published by Tarcher Putnam in Aug. 1999, and “Mars on Earth” published by Tarcher Penguin in Sept. 2003. His book, “The Holy Land,” is a science fiction satire of the current situation in the Middle East. Dr. Zubrin has also written a play about Benedict Arnold. His latest book, "How To Live On Mars: A Trusty Guidebook To Surviving And Thriving On The Red Planet," is a must read.

Broadcast 1352 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Zubrin. Topics: Human spaceflight, US space policy, Mars. Dr. Robert Zubrin was our guest for this non-stop two hour program to discuss the proposed changes in US space policy and why having a destination is so important for our national space program. For more information, visit The Mars Society website at www.marssociety.org. Note the coming Mars Society Conference which Dr. Zubrin told us about, scheduled for Dayton, Ohio from August 5-8, 2010. Dr.

Broadcast 1252 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Zubrin. Topics: Goals and vision for space program, Augustine Commission. Dr. Robert Zubrin returned for this Space Show program to provide us with his assessment of the Augustine Commission's report and to put in context his goals and vision for our space program. In our first segment, Dr. Zubrin said that the Augustine Commission failed by not presenting a plan of action . Our entire segment was devoted to this discussion as was much of our program. Heavy lift was brought up and he said we would go nowhere in space without it.

Broadcast 1092 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Zubrin. Topics: Mars, Methane and life on Mars, humans to Mars, Obama space policy, Moon vs. Mars, NASA administrator, "How To Live On Mars," terraforming Mars, space solar power for Mars. Dr. Robert Zubrin was back on The Space Show to discuss his new book, "How To Live On Mars: A Trusty Guidebook To Surviving And Thriving On The Red Planet." This is a terrific book with lots of excellent space artwork and, in addition to providing important and useful information, it's very funny. This is a book you must have!

Broadcast 988 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Robert Zubrin and Chris Carberry of The Mars Society were our guests today to discuss the upcoming Eleventh Annual Mars Society Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado from August 14-17 (Please see www.marssociety.org/portal/c/Conventions/2008 for more details). Both Dr. Zubrin and Chris took us through the list of major speakers and programming and we elaborated on many, including the unusual religion and space panel which will be held on Saturday, August 16th.

Broadcast 854 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Robert Zubrin. Dr. Robert Zubrin was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Zubrin started off the discussion by letting us know his plan for energy independence as detailed in his new book, "Energy Victory: Winning The War On Terror By Breaking Free Of Oil.” You can visit the book's website, www.energyvictory.net for more information on this very important book. Bob's plan is simple and straight forward. Congress needs to enact legislation which requires all vehicles sold in the US in five years have flex fuel capable engines.

Broadcast 787 (Special Edition)

Dr. Robert Zubrin was the returning guest for this Space Show program. We began our discussion with Bob with a focus on the upcoming 10th Annual Mars Society Conference which will be held on the UCLA campus over the Labor Day weekend 2007. You can register for the conference and find out more about it at www.marssociety.org. This year the conference is speaker-packed and clearly this is a conference to attend.

Broadcast 429 (Special Edition)

Dr. Robert Zubrin returned to The Space Show for this program. Dr. Zubrin began the discussion with a critique of the way NASA is running the Moon-Mars program. He is very concerned that this program as it is currently structured will not survive into the next administration and and he has a plan to alter the way NASA is doing the mission to assure success. Bob makes a very strong case for his plan to go to the Moon and on to Mars rather than the current NASA plan. His presentation is clear and articulate and you need to hear what he has to say and why he is saying it.

Broadcast 215 (Special Edition)

Dr. Robert Zubrin, founder of The Mars Society and noted author, was the guest on this edition of The Space Show. Dr. Zubrin discussed major elements with the new space policy initiative proposed by Pres. Bush and now being considered by various agencies, committees, and organizations. Dr. Zubrin went into some detail regarding NASA, congress, and the technical parameters of the proposed program, stating clearly that it was just a first step among many that would need to be taken to realize getting humans to Mars. Dr.


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