Ross Tierney

Ross Tierney is a British citizen formerly working in the IT field, but as of 2000, now working for his own company building highly detailed scale models for both the professional and enthusiast space markets. His offices are in the UK and US. Ross has written journalistic pieces for NASASpaceFlight.com which brought him into contact with NASA engineers on the DIRECT study. Ross has been fronting the DIRECT work on behalf of over 50 real rocket scientists for over 12 months.

Broadcast 1284 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ross Tierney. Topics. Direct 3.0, Constellation, NASA, political process. Ross Tierney returned for this two hour program to update us with Direct 3.0 in light of the Augustine report and the upcoming announcements regarding U.S. Civil Space Policy. In our first segment, Ross brought us current with Direct 3.0 and the Augustine Commission. This is a comprehensive discussion. We also talked about work force issues and job losses in the space industry as a result of potential space policy changes.

Broadcast 1167 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ross Tierney. Topics: Direct 3.0, heavy lift, Ares 1, Ares V. Ross Tierney was our guest to update us on progress with the Direct alternative to the costly Ares 1 and Ares V launchers. We referenced several websites during this program and here are the web links to what we mentioned. First, for the DIRECT discussion thread at the nasaspaceflight forum, please use http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17295.msg415258;topicse....

Broadcast 1056 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ross Tierney was the guest for this in-person taped interview conducted here in Cocoa Beach on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. This was a very hard-hitting interview with Ross about Direct 2, its technology, its likelihood of being adopted by NASA as an alternative to Ares 1, and more. I asked Ross why we should have confidence in Direct 2 when it was basically a PowerPoint presentation given that it has not yet undergone any metal bending, any development or testing. I asked why there would not be design problems with it as there are with Ares and the NASA selected hardware.

Broadcast 893 (Special Edition)

Guests: Ross Tierney, Chuck Longton, Stephen Metschan. Ross Tierney, Chuck Longton, and Stephen Metschan returned to The Space Show for an important discussion about the Direct 2 alternative to the NASA ESAS approach for returning to the Moon. To follow along with this discussion, please visit www.directlauncher.com and up near the top, you will see a link to download this special Space Show presentation material in the format of your choice.

Broadcast 781 (Special Edition)

Ross Tierney, Chuck Longton, and Stephen Metschan were the guests on The Space Show to discuss the DIRECT" Space Transportation System Derivative v2.0. Please visit the DIRECT website at www.directlauncher.com for information, pictures, and details for this alternative system for returning to the Moon. Our three guests explained the origin and the history of the program and what they are doing to have the DIRECT program considered by NASA as the program of choice for returning to the Moon.

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