Broadcast 2280 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

15 Jul 2014 Kenneth Murphy
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Guest: Ken Murphy. Topics: Cislunar sci-fi movies, space commerce & economics, due diligence, Boy Scouts & more. 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. We welcomed back Ken Murphy for a wide ranging discussion on multiple space topics including cislunar films, space economics & due diligence, capital acquisition, Boy Scouts & more. In the first segment of our 1 hour 29 minute program, Ken talked about Cislunar Cinema which he also wrote for The Space Review (see We went through several of the films in his article but also others. We talked about foreign films, Hollywood focusing on special effects, and movie trends. He suggested several films for us to find and view. Next, we talked about the Boy Scouts Space Exploration Merit Badge (see Later, we talked about commercial space. Ken pointed out there is still a serious lack of adequate capital for the emerging industry. He mentioned the need for something like crowd source equity funding and he talked about supportive legislation such as the Jobs Act though the rules are not yet in place. We talked about recent successes such as Skybox, Google, etc. Our guest had interesting comments about these events. He then told us stories where people told him NASA and HSF was being disassembled. Listen to what he had to say about general population views. In the second segment, we talked about the Dallas Moon Day which takes place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field this Saturday, 10-5 PM. He talked about STEM outreach, the kids getting space gift bags, the events, lectures, etc. Ken got a listener question about the Google Lunar XPrize on which he had much to say. Ken was then asked about various lunar commercial projects. We talked due diligence for space projects including financial and market analysis plus assumption making.. This brought our guest to talk about general economic trends in the country and he said we were "still in a looting mode." After an interesting economic discussion, we turned our attention to the Moon Society ( I asked Ken about the NRC Pathways HSF study with the goal of Mars. Ken explained the Moon first position and said the real goal should be to explore the solar system, not just go to Mars. Before closing, Ken told us about EML1, the Earth-Moon Lagrange 1. For more information here, visit As we were closing, Ken had important comments to say about STEM and told us about his work on the Solar System Cinema. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. You can reach Ken Murphy through me.



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