Broadcast 2321 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Dr. Pat Hynes. Topics: Dr. Hynes discusses the upcoming ISPCS for Oct. 15-16, 2014 in Las Cruces, NM. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and 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 and 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. We welcomed back Dr. Pat Hynes to tell us about this year's International Symposium For Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) from Oct. 15-16, Las Cruces, NM. During out 68 minute program, Dr. Hynes noted that this is the 10th Anniversary of this important symposium event (check it out at The theme for this year's program is "The Power of Ten" which our guest explained in the context of many of the speakers, panels and talks. For example, she noted the entry on the agenda for Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA, which said "One to the power of ten is one. Two the power of ten is…more. Never before have the titles of 'new space' and 'old space' been as trivial as they are today. Bill Gerstenmaier discusses how to leverage both the strengths and vulnerabilities of the aerospace industry to foster greater collaboration as we reach new powers of ten together." Also noted was George Sowers of ULA who "will discuss the concept of power as presented in his book The Philosophy for the Future. In this conception, power is defined as power-to or capability and is optimistic and affirming. A formal definition of power will be given and the various kinds of power will be discussed including economic, political and scientific. Sowers will argue that that the overarching goal of humanity should be to maximize the power of humankind in the long run. Human expansion beyond earth in general and commercial development of space in particular are seen to be perfectly aligned with that overarching goal." Pat also said that ULA, SpaceX and the Air Force would be there for questions about their plans, disagreements, etc. Along these lines, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy for the DOD, Doug Loverro, is a keynote speaker on the topic of "A Collision in Space: The Interaction of Commercial Space Desires and Defense Space Needs." Pat went into some detail to explain just how different this event is from typical space conferences. Having attended many of the ISPCS events, I can attest to the fact that they are very unique and highly valuable for those attending, participating and speaking. Go to the Agenda on the website to see all the keynote, panels, and Spotlight Talk speakers and subject descriptions. Toward the end of our discussion, we talked about conference logistics, shuttles, and the special Friday tour to Spaceport America. We also learned that there would be a 5:30 AM Boeing Run. Check out what Pat said about this event. Looking ahead for those of you doing advance planning, the ISPCS will be Oct. 14-15 in 2015. The theme for the 2015 event will be "Making A Difference" which Pat explained prior to the end of the discussion. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog. If you have event questions use the contact information on the ISPCS website. You can reach Dr. Hynes through the ISPCS website, Space Grant New Mexico, or me.



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22 Sep 2014 Dr. Patricia Hynes
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