Broadcast 3116 Hotel Mars with Anatoly Zak

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Guests: John Batchelor, Anatoly Zak, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, Sputnik 3, Russian lunar gateway and more.  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 ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Anatoly Zak of to discuss changes with the Russian space company Roscosmos, in particular with Dmitry Rogozin.  Anatoly had much to say about the controversial Rogozin and the Russian commercial as well as military space programs.  In addition, we talked about the anniversary of the USSR Sputnik 3 which was actually the first real Soviet space science mission.  Don't miss the explanation and timing behind Sputnik e and the reasons both Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2 (Laika) were launched first instead of the science payload satellite known as Sputnik 3.  To round off our discussion, we talked about the Russian participation in the LOP-G which is known in Russian as the Russian Lunar Gateway.  We talked about Russian rockets being used for the module rather than US rockets, problems within the Russian rocket industry and other issues including what exactly the Russian module would do with the gateway platform.  Note that this was a double segment Hotel Mars program.

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16 May 2018 Anatoly Zak, John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston
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