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Guests: Space Show Host Dr. David Livingston. Topics: How to be a guest & co-host on the program plus other topics. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See For those listening to archives using and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. Welcome to our Audition and Co-host program. During the first segment of our nearly 2 hour program, we did not get any audition calls from people contacting me to put themselves on The Space Show as a guest. Toward the end of the program I took a call from Andrew regarding his being a co-host and one from Tim with an excellent suggestion for how to be on the program. More about those calls when we get to the second segment. For the first segment, Marshall called and talked about three sci-fi books he is writing plus I asked about his daughter who won a Space Show contest years ago and she got a tour of Loral and their satellite mfg. business. Pooley called and talked about SpaceX, then he talked about the next several books being planned in the Microlaunchers series. In the second segment, John in Ft. Worth called to talk about seeing the video on rocket reusability with Tori Bruno at Stanford. Mr. Bruno is the ULA CEO. The better link to use when seeing this hour long video is John and I strongly recommend it. Doug began emailing questions to John about depots and his previous calculations regarding the Falcon Heavy. John admitted to an error in his previous analysis which he discussed that with Doug who was communicating via email. Our next caller was Tim in Huntsville who suggested for people who contact me wanting to be on the show. Clearly such people do not follow my suggestion which is to call an Open Lines show or call when I do the auditions show but with, they can actually make a short demo talk on their subject or topic for TSS and send me the URL. Based on how well they do, the interest in the topic plus other factors, that would help me decide if a self-invited guest should be on the show. Andrew was our last caller and he talked about himself being a co-host for topics dealing with astronomy, telescopes, engineering, machine tools, and more. Doug communicated with Andrew by email to discuss the role of machining in the setting of an initial base (Moon or Mars) when in situ metals are accessed. What all could be made? I am working on this show with Andrew. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can reach any of the callers through or those sending emails through me.



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10 Feb 2015 Dr. David Livingston
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