Mars

Broadcast 188 (Special Edition)

Leonard David, the senior space writer for space.com is the guest for this edition of the Space Show. We talk about the latest with the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, how JPL works and handles these two rover missions, his free and unfettered access to both data and JPL employees so that he can report and bring to everyone the latest on what is being discovered about Mars from these rovers. Mr. David also talks about his own views on the rovers, Mars, the type of e-mail he gets from interested parties worldwide, and his views on the Bush space policy initiative.

Broadcast 181 (Special Edition)

Jim McDade returns to The Space Show to discuss the leading space events of 2003 and to look ahead to 2004 for space development. Mr. McDade discusses the importance of space in the main news stories in the United States for 2003 and the same for the top news stories in China for 2003. He discusses Mars and challenge to get robotic missions to Mars, using Beagle 2 as an example. Mr. McDade explains why human missions are so much more likely to succeed in a space mission than a robotic mission, using several of the Apollo missions as an example.

Broadcast 179 (Special Edition)

Rick Tumlinson joined the Space Show for this special program to discuss space policy, the return to the Moon, the importance of this 100th anniversary of powered flight and the Wright Brothers, space advocacy, Mars, and more. He told the true and accurate stories of the end of Mir and the Lance Bass effort to go to the ISS. Rick put forth his ideas for space access, commercial space, redesigning NASA with a new mission and lean and mean operational status. Rick Tumlinson is a visionary space leader and this is an important program with valuable information and insights.

Broadcast 128 (Special Edition)

John B. Barber is the co-founder and President of Modern Transport Systems Corp and the inventor of the magnetic levitation technology being developed by the company. During this interview, Mr. Barber explains how magnetic levitation can be applicable to assisting in the launch of winged space craft, and how such "mag-lev" would work. We discuss not only the technical side of mag-lev, but also the practical and economic side of using this technology. We also discuss its application in low gravity environments such as on the Moon and on Mars. Mr.

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