Rand Simberg

Rand Simberg is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization. He has been cited as an expert in space transportation by the (now defunct) Office of Technology Assessment, and has provided key input into a number of space policy reports. He was editor of the Space Activists' Handbook (a publication of Spacepac) for several years. For the past eighteen years, he has been the President of Interglobal Space Lines, Inc., a commercial space entrepreneurial company and consultancy, specializing in low-cost space access and tourism. He has dual degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (concentrating in astronautics) and a masters in technical management from West Coast University, in Los Angeles. He writes regularly at PJ Media, The New Atlantis, and occasionally at National Review. He blogs regularly amd maintains his own weblog on space policy and a range of other topics at www.transterrestrial.com.  He has also written for Popular Mechanics.  

Broadcast 1549 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rand Simberg. Topics: U.S. space policy, influencing Congress and preparing for NASA budget cuts. 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. We welcomed back Rand Simberg to the program to discuss our developing U.S. space policy.

Broadcast 1396 (Special Edition)

Guests: Rand Simberg, Bill Simon. Topics: Evoloterra, 41st Anniversary of the Moon landing. We welcomed back Rand Simberg and Bill Simon, authors of Evoloterra to celebrate and talk about leaving Earth for the first time with humans setting foot on another world. Please view and download the ceremony at www.evoloterra.com which was modeled after the Passover Seder. As we started our first segment, our guests said that Evoloterra was about remembering the watershed event when humans first left Earth.

Broadcast 1198 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rand Simberg: Topics: Evoloterra, Low cost space access, propellant depots, NASA, commercial space, heavy lift rockets. Rand Simberg returned to The Space Show to discuss both the 40th anniversary of Apollo and his Evoloterra ceremony as well as his article in The New Atlantis, "A Space Program for the Rest of Us" You can read his article at www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/a-space-program-for-the-rest-of-us.

Broadcast 1083 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rand Simberg was the guest for today's Space Show program. Our discussion started by mentioning that Richardson had withdrawn his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration. We talked about this for a few minutes as there were some possible space ramifications to his appointment and now with his withdrawal. We then moved on to the issue of comparing COTS and Shuttle as was done on the RocketsandSuch blog and copied over to the Space Cynics site per our discussion last week.

Broadcast 986 (Special Edition)

Guests: Rand Simberg and William (Bill) Simon returned for this Space Show program to discuss Evoloterra, the ceremony honoring when we first set foot on another world. Please visit www.evoloterra.com to learn more about this ceremony and to download it. During our discussion, Rand and Bill explained the origins of Evoloterra and its purpose. We discussed many related aspects of it, including the exploration spirit.

Broadcast 949 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rand Simberg, who blogs at Transterrestrial Musings (www.transterrestrial.com/), was the guest on the show. Rand recently wrote an article about the possible space policies from each of the three leading American presidential candidates and we wanted him to talk about his views on this subject right here on The Space Show. This was a comprehensive discussion on space policy, not just the possible policy of each of our presidential candidates, and you will find this information most valuable.

Broadcast 741 (Special Edition)

Rand Simberg and William Simon returned for this Space Show program devoted to Evoloterra, their ceremony that honors humankind leaving Earth and landing on a new planet, the Apollo 11 Moon landing. You can download the Evoloterra ceremony at www.evoloterra.com. To do so, click on the astronaut's faceplate. Rand and Bill began the discussion by talking about why its important to have this ceremony and remember the landing.

Broadcast 671 (Special Edition)

Rand Simberg returned for this Friday morning Space Show program. We began our discussion looking at some of the political issues surrounding space, NASE, the VSE, and private space development. We talked about the new congress and space, NASA as a jobs program, difficulties with the VSE, rocketry, heavy lift, on orbit construction and lots more. We discussed returning to the moon, possibly going to an asteroid, NASA budget cuts and what they mean for the overall space program as well as for the COTS program and for Centennial Challenges.

Broadcast 451 (Special Edition)

Rand Simberg returned for this Space Show program. As always, Rand is full of current information, important insights, realistic and grounded perspectives and a real treat to have as a gues on the program. We discussed the RTM program, its benefits and flaws, architecture, heavy lift, costs, economics, and future. We also heard Rand's preferred way of returning to the Moon so listen in to hear the differences! With questions from listeners as well as from me, Mr.


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