Broadcast 742 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

25 Jul 2007 Elon Musk
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Elon Musk was the guest for this special Space Show program. Mr. Musk was with us for half an hour, the balance of this hour long program was open lines. During Elon's visit with us, he brought us up to date with Falcon 1 with an expected launch date for first quarter 2008. We also talked about the challenges of rocket building, we compared Space X to the complexity of Pay Pal and Elon talked to us about the Russian Roulette characteristic so strongly present with rocket building. Listeners who sent in advance questions asked Elon questions ranging from private placement and IPO plans, to docking versions for the Dragon capsule. We talked about Falcon 9, Dragon, COTS and more. You will certainly want to hear this interview. At one point, I asked him to rate his satisfaction on the progress he was making with Falcon. You will want to hear his answer. Toward the end of our time with Elon, I asked him about the Tesla Car Company. Again, you will not want to miss what he has to say about it. You can forward comments or questions for Elon through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com. The second half hour was Open Lines. Many questions came in regarding the Scaled accident that happened earlier in the day but I could not really answer them. Other questions asked me to elaborate on some of the questions asked Elon.

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