Broadcast 625 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

17 Nov 2006 Dr. James R. Wertz
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Dr. James R. Wertz, CEO of Microcosm, Inc., was the guest for this special Space Show program. We began the discussion by announcing free offers that Dr. Wertz is making available. Please see below for the offers: 2 CDs on "Implementing Responsive Space" to be given away to callers at the discretion of the host. These are available on a first come first serve basis. 3 autographed hardcover books, either "Space Mission Analysis and Design" or "Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management." To be given away as follows: 1 book drawn at random to an individual (not a bookstore or retailer) who either orders a book or E-mails an inquiry of any sort to the Microcosm Astronautics Bookstore, via the website, E-mail at, or toll free at 1-866-ASTROBK between the time of the show and Dec. 20, 2006. 1 book to the most unique or interesting recommendation for a way to make a living on the Moon within the general framework described on the show, assuming that this is one of the topics that we bring up. My favorite so far is the Lunar Mortician -- it could truly change society. Send your recommendation to by Dec. 20, 2006. 1 book to the best title for a book on "Why Colonize the Moon," as discussed on the Space Show, again assuming that this is one of the topics that we bring up. Send your recommendation to by Dec. 20, 2006. Dr. Wertz discussed many topics on the show with the listeners, fielding many questions. We talked about responsive space, launch costs, space vision, education and outreach, NASA programs, private sector space, engineering and technology and its difficulty regarding space development and much more. This is certainly one of the most comprehensive discussions yet regarding these topics plus many others. Also, given the broad experience of Dr. Wertz with rockets, launchers, orbits and so much more, this is a must listen to show. Dr. Wertz will continue to answer questions or respond to your comments. Visit the Microcosm website at and the bookstore website at Dr. Wertz can be contacted at I urge you to listen to this program!



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