Scott Lowther

Scott received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State U in 1996, and got his first job in the industry at Orbital Sciences designing the thrust structure for the X-34B. But the X-34B was cancelled the week after he got there, so they cancelled him shortly after. From there he went to work for Pioneer Astronautics/Rocketplane in Colorado, then United Technologies/Chemical Systems Division in California, then ATK/Promontory in Utah. He has been interested in aerospace design and history for as long as he can remember, and has focused his attention on the things that *didn't* get built: the concepts that failed, for whatever reason, and the concepts that formed the evolutionary line from conception to completion for successful aircraft and spacecraft. He started writing and editing Aerospace Projects Review in the late 1990's in response to hearing some shocking tales of company archives being thrown out, shredded and incinerated. While he has an overall general interest in all things unbuilt, he has a few particular loves, such as the X-20 Dyna Soar and the nuclear bomb powered Project Orion.

Broadcast 2735 Scott Lowther

Guest:  Scott Lowther;  Topics:  Nuclear pulse propulsion, Project Orion history, technical specs for pulse propulsion.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.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 2134 (Special Edition)

Guest: Scott Lowther. Topics: Historical archiving and documenting cancelled aerospace projects. 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.

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