Broadcast 3068 Hotel Mars with Dr. Haym Benaroya

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Haym Benaroya, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Lunar return Falcon Heavy, SpaceX BFR, mass to the lunar surface, Mars, lunar water, lunar lander & 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 Dr. Haym Benaroya to talk about lunar development and settlement.  We talked about the impact on lunar base development with the introduction of the Falcon Heavy and possibly later on the BFR or SLS.  Our guest talked about lunar water ice, locations other than the Moon's South Pole, 3d Printing on the Moon, lunar materials for insitu development and much more.  Haym also put forth some timelines for humans to get back to the Moon and then near the end of the segment he talked about his new book, "Building Habitats on the Moon: Engineering Approaches to Lunar Settlements" ( 

You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Benaroya through me at  Dr. Benaroya can also be reached through his Rutgers University website. 




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21 Feb 2018 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Haym Benaroya
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