Broadcast 1823 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

29 Jul 2012 Dr. David Livingston
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Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: NewSpace 2012 & Business Plan Competition, Title 9 & STEM, & lots more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. During our first 70 minute segment of this two hour discussion, we started out with a call to Paul Graham who is the Project Manager for ( Paul explained their program for putting a person on the Moon. If this interests you, Paul can be contacted through their website. I then undertook a review of the recently concluded NewSpace 2012 Conference and Business Plan Competition. It was an excellent conference and competition and I urge you to see the streaming video archives of the conference sessions & the business plan competition/presentations. You can also find reviews of the sessions on most of the popular space blogs as many of the well known bloggers were at the conference. Again, make sure you see the business plan presentations as I will be bringing several of these presenters on the show in the coming weeks. Also, see the early Saturday morning presentations with Rick Tumlinson and Bob Werb, along with many of the panels with superstars as panel members. Visit to see all of the conference sessions & programs. Tim was next up with a call from Huntsville to talk about the government applying Title 9 to STEM education. We talked about what gender quotas might mean for various STEM programs at schools and universities. For more information, do a Google search for Title 9 & STEM education. Our friend Charles Pooley called in regarding the NASA Nanosat Challenge program. He continued to wonder why there seemed to be so little activity and support for the program. In our second segment, Jerry from Florida was our first caller. He did watch many of the live streaming sessions and thought this year's NewSpace Conference 2012 turned a corner for quality. Elliott in Michigan called in to talk about our Mars program, its future, and the ideas put forth by recent guest Brent Sherwood from last week who suggested that the Mars HSF program was a damaging distraction for our space program. If you have not yet listened to this discussion or read his paper which is on The Space Show blog, please do so. As the program was ending, we talked about the upcoming MSL Curiosity landing for Sunday, August 5 at 10:30 PM PDT. I noted our guest for my segment this coming Wednesday evening, August 1 on the John Batchelor Show as she is part of the JPL EDL team for MSL Curiosity. Our discussion airs live at 6:30 PM PDT, 9:30 PM EDT. You can hear it streamed live at If you have comments/questions, please post them on The Space Show blog. If you want to send a note to any of the callers, do so through me and I will forward it on your behalf.



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