Broadcast 2246 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Space Show 13th birthday tributes, space industry overviews, la la & thinking, settlements, etc. Please direct all comments & questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments & questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright & 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 & 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. I welcomed our listeners to The Space Show 13th birthday celebration LITE. During the first segment of our nearly 2 hour discussion, I started off with the usual announcements & talked about some of my perspectives with the space industry over time & as a result of hosting the show. Some of what I said helps to explain why I go on rants from time to time about la la & thinking & being grounded in the sciences, engineering, markets, finance, etc. Our friend & first caller was Michael Listner who called in to offer congratulations to TSS & me. Michael has become a real friend over the years as a result of TSS & our Hotel Mars segments as so many of you have despite the fact that I have yet to meet many of you in person. By the way, during this opening segment, I thanked all the listeners who have been sending in great emails about TSS & my hosting it. I did not have time to read each & everyone but do know the success of TSS has as much to do with you the listener & you the guest as it does with anything that I do. Also in this segment, I talked about a detailed email with questions from our friend Bob Krone. I read his email on air & responded to most of his questions as best as I could though as you will hear, in a few instances I pleaded ignorance to what he was asking & in other instances, I lightly imposed my understanding of his question on him with my modified answer. Don't miss Bob's excellent questions & how I responded to them. In the second segment, we continued talking about Bob's email, then Tony from Seattle called to talk about Bigelow, SpaceX, reusability, & being optimistic not negative. This prompted me to explain the difference in being optimistic & a cheerleader which I am not. Tony also talked about SpaceX going to Mars, plus he had much to say in honoring TSS show. He talked about methane engines & listener Doug's work regarding lunar concepts & engineering, plus his frequent Space Show calls which are typically deemed excellent by Space Show listeners. Brian Laubscher called to offer congratulations to TSS show plus he did a mini update on his carbon nanotube work & briefly let us know some of the space elevator updates. Brian will returning to the show on June 8 for a full discussion re carbon nanotube work & advancements plus the space elevator. As we were drawing to a close on the show, I again thanked everyone for their support & participation over the years & their contribution in making TSS successful for us all. I joked with some of the listeners about another 13 years of TSS (I noted that I would then be 81). If I am still able to do the show, I sure as heck hope we have gone some place, done some cool things, & that we are truly space fairing by then. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. If you want to reach any of our callers, you can do so through me.



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19 May 2014 Dr. David Livingston
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