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Guest: Dr. Bruce Cordell. Topics: Space Trends for 2013 & the coming period of Ebullience for grand space projects. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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. We welcomed back Dr. Bruce Cordell to discuss the ten major space trends for 2013 and the Maslow Window forecast for a coming period of ebullience, economic boom, and large space projects. For more information, visit his website, www.21stcenturywaves.com. His article titled "10 Space Trends for 2013 - Featuring the Approach of the New International Space Age can be found at http://21stcenturywaves.com/2013/02/13/state-of-the-wave-10-space-trends.... During the first half of our two hour discussion, Dr. Cordell took us through the history of his development of fractal Maslow Window forecasts, plus the historical data used to predict a Maslow Window. After his introduction, we then talked about Mars and the excitement surrounding Mars with the Curiosity rover and the newly announced Inspiration Mars HSF mission Mars flyby per Dennis Tito. Dr. Cordell spent considerable time connecting the dots for us to the importance of the Inspiration Mars mission & the coming predicted boom and period of ebullience. Michael Listener called in to suggest the possibility of the government not providing a launch license for the Inspiration Mars launch. This sparked an intense discussion regarding the likelihood of the government blocking such a mission. In our second segment, Dr. Cordell talked about the space relationship to the war threats made North Korea and Iran. Here, he connected the dots to the U.S. B2 Korean flyover and the Iranian and N. Korea threats to precursors that show up before the boom and period of ebullience. He cited the Cuban Missile Crisis as an example prior to Apollo. Again citing the precursors, he suggested that the "bumpy road" most always led to the boom period. Several email listener questions came in regarding the U.S. & global economic condition & how it impacted his forecast. Here, he referenced panics before each boom. Bruce suggested we would be entering the period of ebullience around 2014 or 2015 but he also cited some reasons why the period could possibly be delayed, thus appearing much later. But he definitely cited periods of financial panic as precursors to the boom periods. He also talked about geopolitical events & their influence, including the role of conflicts. Near the end of our program, he talked about the importance of the 2014 elections & our then had more to say about the Tito Mars flyby mission. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email Dr. Cordell through his website or firstname.lastname@example.org.