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Broadcast 1256 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Robert (Bobby) Braun, Robert (Rob) Manning. Topics: Entry and descent for landing large Martian payloads. Our guests for this program, Dr. Bobby Braun and Rob Manning, are conducting research on how to land large payloads on Mars. Their paper, "Mars Exploration Entry, Descent and Landing Challenges" was prepared for the IEEAC, #0076 in December 2005. I strongly recommend that you obtain a copy of this paper and read it. Dr. Braun's website for the Space Systems Design Lab at Georgia Tech University is www.ssdl.gatech.edu/.

Broadcast 637 (Special Edition)

Brian Feeney returned as the guest for this Space Show program. Mr. Feeney, as team leader for the da Vinci Project, discussed with us their new partnership with DreamSpace and their push to develop their new suborbital tourist spaceships, the XF2 and XF3 with the XF1 serving as their technology demonstrator. You can see photos of their vehicle and obtain technical specifications by visiting either www.dreamspacegroup.net or www.davinciproject.com.

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