Broadcast 2655 Open Lines

The Space Foundation Conference

28 Feb 2016 Dr. David Livingston
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Guest:  Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics:  Johanthon Ballard on his Enceladus &Triton moon theory, STEM vs. STEAM, and more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, 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

Welcome to our last Open Lines program for February 2016.  After putting forth some suggested topics, our first caller was Johanthon Ballard who wanted to discuss his Enceladus &Triton moon theory regarding excess heat and the possibility of gigantic naturally occurring electric generators on the moons.  The balance of our first segment was devoted to Johanthon and his theory which he discussed in detail.  Note that Johanthon would like substantive feedback and commentary regarding his theory so please post your comments and thoughts about what he said in the comments section for this program now that it is archived.  If you want to talk with or exchange information directly with our caller, let me know and I will introduce the two of you via email.  Johanthon's theory is very interesting and our discussion was also most interesting so don't miss itIn the second segment, we had only one caller, John from Ft. Worth.  John first wanted to talk about STEM and STEAM.  He was asking why the move to put art (A) in STEM for STEAM.  I shared my thoughts with him on the issue but as I said on air, I don't actually know the origins of the push to use STEAM rather than STEM.  Our STEAM discussion included a look at modern education through college and more.  I asked John for his thoughts on our first segment caller's moon theory.  John thought it was interesting and raised a few questions based on what caller Johanthon said.

For the remainder of the program, I discussed two magazine articles of interest as there were no further callers nor did I receive any emails from listeners.  The first article appeared in the February 2016 issue of Aerospace America and is titled "Liberating Cubesats."  This article does a good job of summarizing what is going on in the small launcher industry, the players, their status on bringing their launcher to market, and the target market that will be served by the different small satellite launchers.  It is a very interesting and informative article about this industry and the development of small launchers.  The next article I recommended appeared in the March 2016 Smithsonian Air&Space Magazine.  The article, "How to Land a Building on Mars," can be found on page 28.  Given recent Space Show guest comments on how landing large payloads on Mars has been resolved, I thought this would be a good article for listeners to read for a due diligence check on the issue of landing large payloads on Mars.  This subject will be discussed further when Dr. Rob Manning returns to The Space Show on Monday, March 28.  You should be able to find both articles online.

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