rocket engines

Broadcast 1203 (Special Edition)

Guest: Mark Hempsell. Topics: Reaction Engines, Ltd., SKYLON, special heat exchangers, low cost space access. We welcomed first time guest Mark Hempsell. Mark is the Futures Program Director for Reaction Engines, Ltd. in the UK. I suggest you follow along on their website with this interview at http://www.reactionengines.co.uk . In the first segment, Mark started out by referencing previous efforts by Reaction Engines, Ltd. with the HOTOL space shuttle project that was cancelled by the British government.

Broadcast 1168 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert Talmage. Topics: flight safety, air and spacecraft escape system, demonstrator flights, ISDC 2009. Robert Talmage was our return guest on this Space Show program to discuss his air and spacecraft escape system with updates based on his talk at ISDC 2009. You can find Robert's ISDC 2009 Power Point presentation on his website, www.taascompany.com. Look for the bottom item on the left hand menu bar, ISDC 2009. Robert began the discussion with an introduction of his air and spacecraft escape system.

Broadcast 970 (Special Edition)

Guest: David Hoerr, co-author of "The Rocket Company," was the guest for this Space Show program. We started our discussion on the topic of Point A to Point B suborbital transportation as David had written a thoughtful piece on the subject in The Space Review on May 5, 2008. Please see: www.thespacereview.com/article/1118/1. David received lots of listener questions about the military version of Point A to Point B suborbital transportation, commercial versions, the market for such versions, and the advances needed in technology.

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.

Broadcast 476 (Special Edition)

Dr. Steve Harrington was the guest for this Space Show program. We began the interview with an introduction to Dr. Harrington's company, Flometrics and the basics of his innovative pistonless pump for rocket engines. We spent considerable time discussing rocket fuel pumps including this new type of pump being built by Flometrics and you will want to hear the discussion. After hearing Dr. Harrington, you will have a much better sense of some of the unspoken obstacles that prevent new and innovative ideas from being tested, flown, financed, etc. Dr.

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