Broadcast 744 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

28 Jul 2007 Shubber Ali
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Shubber Ali was the guest for this Space Show program. We covered many discussion topics from the accident at Scaled last week to the problems reported with NASA, including possible shuttle sabotage and possible drunk shuttle crews. The points made by Shubber on these topics are interesting and to the point so don't miss them. We also talked about SSP and its possible R&D development by the Air Force or the military in general. Shubber went through the economics of SSP and talked about from the perspective of a future investment for our nation and the world. Making use of military and government R&D over the coming years makes sense. Shubber discussed space commerce and commercial/economic drivers. We talked about returning the Moon and even heading off to Mars. As you will hear, he believes the manned program should be cancelled in favor of science. Lots of listener questions came in on these issues, all of which he fielded in some detail. When questions came in about China or India getting to the Moon and not us, he was not swayed from his view. You will certainly want to listen to what he has to say about this issue. We also talked about the Space Cynics blog which he founded of which I am part of as is Dr. Jurist and Tom Olson. The new Space Cynics URL is http://spacecynic.wordpress.com. Shubber Ali can be reached through the Cynics website or spacecynic@mac.com.

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