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.

Broadcast 444 (Special Edition)

Bob Ward, author of "Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun," was the guest for this Sunday Space Show program. This two hour program provides the listener with a comprehensive discussion about Von Braun, from his childhood interests, his Nazi work for the Germans in World War II, his coming to the United States with Operation Paperclip, and his work with the U.S. government for rockets, our space program, NASA, our going to the Moon, developing space camp and more. Mr.

Broadcast 440 (Special Edition)

Richard C. Hoagland returned to The Space Show for this 2 hour 15 minute very important look at the history of the alt. space industry and how to make space development relevant for the general population. Before starting the interview with Richard, a special surprise guest appearance by Dr. Robin Falcov treats Space Show listeners to health news, prescription information, and other updates from the last time Dr. Falcov was on the show. Don't miss this surprise appearance by Robin!

Broadcast 431 (Special Edition)

Dr. David Schrunk returned to The Space Show for this program. We began the discussion talking about the lunar south pole region known as Malapert Mountain. According to Dr. Schrunk, it is the ideal site for the first permanent lunar base for a variety of reasons, including its height. You will want to learn more about this south pole region of the Moon. We then turned our attention to his new book, "The End of Chaos: Quality Laws and the Ascendancy of Democracy." For more information about the book, visit

Broadcast 416 (Special Edition)

Ms. Irene Schneider was the guest for this Space Show program. We focused the interview on radiation issues regarding the human exploration of Mars. As part of this discussion, space radiation in general was discussed in some detail, starting in LEO, going to the Moon, staying on the Moon, Mars, settling on Mars, and elsewhere in space. We also talked about what makes a planet habitable and Ms. Schneider's thesis research topic which addresses the evolution Mars as a habitable climate and place for some sort of biological life to have existed in the past.

Broadcast 326 (Special Edition)

Alfred Zaehringer returned as the guest for this Space Show program. Mr. Zaehringer focused on rocket economics during the program, explaining in detail why it is difficult and maybe impossible to substantially lower the cost of getting to LEO, the Moon, or anyplace in space using chemical rockets. In response to his earlier appearance on the program Jan. 4th of this year, Mr. Zaehringer was asked a series of follow up questions exploring possibilities for reducing launch costs to the next lower level, $1,000 per pound to LEO.

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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