Broadcast 2638

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Dream Chaser, SpaceX and NASA contract for ISS cargo.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (  Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Jeff Foust to discuss the recent NASA selection of Dream Chaser in the its contracts for carrying cargo to and from the ISS.  Other contract winners included SpaceX and Orbital ATK.  Jeff went over the history of Dream Chaser, we talked about the capsule vs. the mini-shuttle design, as well as Dream Chaser being reusable with a proposed 60 day turnaround. John and I asked our guest to compare the Dream Chaser return cargo capacity to that of the SpaceX Dragon capsule.  As the segment was ending, we asked Jeff about the Falcon Heavy schedule and delays being encountered with the Falcon 9 launch schedule.

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03 Feb 2016 John Batchelor, Dr. Jeffrey Foust, Dr. David Livingston
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