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Broadcast 1102 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Eligar Sadeh. Topics: Contested Space Domain, space weaponization, Iran, nuclear missiles, China and the ISS, treaties, space advocacy, military space, Israel. PLEASE NOTE THAT DR. SADEH EXPRESSED VERY STRONG PERSONAL OPINIONS IN THIS DISCUSSION REGARDING IRAN, ISRAEL, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND SELF-DEFENSE. THESE OPINIONS ARE SOLELY THOSE OF DR. ELIGAR SADEH. DO NOT ASSUME THESE OPINIONS APPLY TO THE SPACE SHOW, THE HOST, OR ANYONE ELSE. Dr. Eligar Sadeh spoke with us about U.S. space policy in the context of contested space and cooperative space.

Broadcast 1096 (Special Edition)

Guests: Brian Weeden and Ben Baseley-Walker. Topics: Secure World Foundation, space situational awareness, space weaponization & militarization, satellite defense. Brian Weeden and Ben Baseley-Walker of the Secure World Foundation presented solid information and strategies for addressing problems around space traffic management and space situational awareness. Our guests were very realistic about the topics discusse. Not only did we talk about space policy and how policy is created, we talked about space weaponization and ways to avoid it, such as the distributive satellite defense.

Broadcast 1091 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. John Jurist: Topics: Marine Corps SUSTAIN Project, winged suborbital vehicle, suborbital tourism, point to point space transportation, US Space Policy, and UND Space Studies. Dr. John Jurist joined us to talk about the Marine Corps SUSTAIN project, which wants to be able to deliver a fully equipped Marine squad anywhere in the world within two hours. Dr.

Broadcast 1089 (Special Edition)

Guest: Taylor Dinerman. Topics: New NASA Administrator, DOD space policy, space weaponization, ITAR, Space Pearl Harbor, Obama space policy challenges, COTS, RLV. Taylor Dinerman returned to The Space Show to discuss DOD/Military space policy for 2009 and beyond. However, we started off by announcing the Obama choice for NASA Administrator, Retired AF Major General Scott Gration. Taylor spent most of the first segment discussing General Gration and what this might mean for NASA and various NASA programs including COTS.

Broadcast 1073 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeffrey Manber was the guest for this special program. We started our discussion with a walk back through history with the Mir Space Station, MirCorp, the Dennis Tito space tourism experience, Russian contracts, Energia, and much more. As Jeffrey was the man behind it all, listen to how doors were opened, how the Russians were willing to work with MirCorp to have a commercial business with the Mir Space Station and to fly Dennis Tito to Mir, then the ISS. You will hear about the three blocks that got in the way of MirCorp success.

Broadcast 1062 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jane Reifert, President of Incredible Adventures, was the guest for this Space Show program. Please visit the Incredible Adventures website at http://www.incredible-adventures.com for more information about the adventures discussed on the show, for custom adventures, or with your comments and questions. We talked with Jane about many of the travel adventures offered by her company, the medical requirements to participate, travel and other requirements, and more.

Broadcast 1036 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Marshall Kaplan was our guest for today's show. We started our discussion with an introduction to his teaching, training, and education company, Launchspace (Please see http//www.launchspace.com/ ). We talked about his upcoming classes, Space Principles and Space Vehicle Mechanisms, plus other courses offered. Dr. Kaplan told us about the market for these courses, who teaches them, and many of the topics taught. In addition to talking about Launchspace, we talked about U.S. space policy, its importance, the risks it faces, and more.

Broadcast 1035 (Special Edition)

Guest: Robert Zimmerman was the guest for today's Space Show program. We started our discussion with updates on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the shuttle repair mission to the HST. From there, Bob told us about the waiver obtained for allowing NASA to continue using the Soyuz to access the ISS and the letter written by Dr. Griffin to Barack Obama thanking him for his help in obtaining the waiver. Bob speculated that Griffin might be showing Senator Obama that he wants to remain NASA Administrator, even in a possible Obama administration.

Broadcast 1024 (Special Edition)

Guest: Brian Hanley was our guest for this off-topic Space Show program, which addressed the issue of terrorism. We began the discussion by asking Mr. Hanley for a working definition of terrorism why it was defined as asymmetrical warfare and violence for political ends against non-government targets. We talked extensively about Russia, what is in its national interest with regards to supporting or not supporting terrorism. In fact, we discussed actions the U.S. has taken and takes in its own national interest that sometimes run afoul of our stated anti-terrorism policy.

Broadcast 1007 (Special Edition)

Guests: Richard Garriott and Starr Long were the guests for this very special Space Show program. Mr. Garriott was with us from Star City, Russia where he is currently training for his Soyuz launch to the ISS on Oct. 12, 2008. Starr Long joined us from Seattle, Washington. During this program, Mr. Garriott explained why he wanted to go to space and the ISS, his experiments that he will be performing, and his interactive participant program for those of us here, Operation Immortality (please visit www.operationimmortality for more information).

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