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Guest: Col (Res.) Yorham Ilan-Lipovsky. Topic: Space issues in Israel and related topics. This program was recorded during the evening of March 10, 2010 at the Responsive Space 8 Conference at Los Angeles. While Col. Ilan-Lipovsky was part of the live audience Tuesday Space Show Responsive Space program, we thought it important to sit down with him for a one on one discussion about space and related issues with Israel and the region. There are no breaks in our discussion which is just short of an hour in length. We covered many topics and as you will hear, space in Israel and for the average Israeli is something different than what we typically think about here in the States. Yorham talked about strategic and national security space and how the Israelis see, value, and work with space. When asked about space tourism, commercial space and other similar issues, we got a different perspective and take than we would were the conversation being held with a space enthusiast or advocate in the US or elsewhere. I asked about the average person's space awareness level in Israel and about STEM and related education in Israel. You might find surprises in his response. For sure, you will find Col. Ilan-Lipovsky's interview to be very interesting. Do you think its possible we in the States take much for granted? I believe this program to be both informative and most important because we see space in a way we don't often see it or even think about it. While all the characteristics of space that we talk about all the time are present in Israel, those same qualities and characteristics, because of the unique conditions and circumstances Israel faces and its geographical region, well, there is clearly a different emphasis. Space means much to their survival over other issues. Your feedback and comments on this discussion are most welcome. If you want to send your comments or questions to Yoram Ilan-Lipovsky, please do so through me at email@example.com and I will forward your note to him.