Broadcast 2215 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

25 Mar 2014 Dan Freyer, Taber MacCallum
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Guests: Dan Freyer, Tabor MacCallum. Topics: Space Tech Expo, World View Enterprises, HSF to Mars & more. 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 both Dan Freyer and Tabor MacCallum to discuss the upcoming Space Tech Expo to be held in Long Beach, CA from April 1-3, plus Tabor told us about World View near space balloon rides and their work on HSF missions to Mars. There was only one segment for this one hour program. We started with Dan who gave us an overview of the Space Tech Expo ( He talked about the free program, the paid program, the exhibits, and the B2B focus of the conference. We went through the paid Expo agenda which you can find at Dan stressed the business 2 business focus of the expo, talked about the mix of aerospace, defense, military, satellite, launch vehicle companies and executives that will be attending. We also talked about the exhibitors and their ability to tell attendees about their products and services. Taber jumped in to talk about the World View near space balloon rides which they will be talking about at their booth #4042. Dan also went over the conference logistics and fielded several questions asking about NewSpace representation at the expo, the possibility for students & interviews, networking opportunities, lunches with the paid program, plus more. Later in the segment, Tabor received several email questions about his work on the life support systems for human spaceflight missions to Mars. He talked about going to Mars, Inspiration Mars, Mars One and a stepping stone approach that might include going to an asteroid and the moons of Mars. We discussed the possible need to first go to the Moon to learn how to go to Mars. We talked about closed loop systems, radiation & microgravity issues, plus the complexity of landing large payloads on Mars. We concluded our hour discussion by reviewing the Expo logistics, registration on their website, and the strong business focus for this conference. Please post comments/questions on TSS blog above. Questions for our guests can go through me or if you have Expo questions, use the Expo website contact information.



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