Broadcast 3478 Hotel Mars Dr. Jeff Foust

The Space Foundation Conference

18 Mar 2020 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeff Foust, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The space industry and the COVID-19 impact.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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, www.johnbatchelorshow.com.  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htmPlease 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 Dr. Jeff Foust to help us wade through the developments in all aspects of space due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We talked about conferences and important space events being cancelled, delayed and rescheduled.  Also discussed were possible impacts on the space labor market, the launch industry, and possible policy issues as we go forward in the current atmosphere.  John inquired about specific NASA missions planned for the very near future, I specifically asked about the NSS ISDC event planned for the end of May in the Dallas, TX area, plus questions were asked about the impact on SpaceX and its California workers as well as elsewhere.

You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Foust through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.  Jeff can also be reached through Space News.

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