Broadcast 2161 (Special Edition)

08 Jan 2014 John Batchelor, Dr. Jeffrey Foust, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Falcon 9 and Cygnus cargo launches. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). During our 11 minute plus discussion, John, Jeff & I both the recent Falcon 9 GEO commercial satellite launch, the 8th successful Falcon 9 launch, plus the upcoming Cygnus launch to the ISS. We talked about the solar radiation delay by one day of the Cygnus launch on Antares, spacecraft shielding, and the down capacity for the SpaceX Dragon capsule. An additional topic focused on the extension of the ISS to 2024 and what it might take to extend the station's life out to 2028. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through drspace@thespaceshow.com.

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