Broadcast 2219 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Patrick Ritchie. Subject: South by Southwest event in Austin, TX and the space & science event components. 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 Patrick Ritchie to the program to discuss the space and tech components of the South by Southwest (SXSW) event held each March in Austin, TX. During the first segment of our 90 minute program, Patrick introduced us to South by Southwest, the Interactive segment which is what space and tech are part of plus the larger event component, music. As you will hear, the music side of SXSW is by far larger with upwards of more than 150,000 attending while around 30,000 attend Interactive. Patrick discussed some of the Interactive and specific space keynotes plus some of the space tracks at the event. Patrick sent me several links to the space and tech Interactive components, including the Snowden keynote. You can get more on this content by using these URLs: Google Lunar X-Prize Panel:; Kerbal Space Program; Planetary protection; Live with the ISS; James Webb & Kepler; User experience @ NASA; & Snowden Patrick addressed SXSW networking opportunities, gaming with specific attention on Kerbal Space. In the second segment, we talked about Austin's similarities to Silicon Valley, venture capital, innovation and the Austin culture, the University of Texas role in these areas, and the overall space awareness level of the Austin technology area plus the general population. Listeners asked our guest about the Brownsville SpaceX spaceport proposal as well as their rocket testing site and the Blue Origins Texas location. Tony called in regarding the talk by Elon Musk. Patrick even got a question about the new Texas football coach! More was said about the gaming part of the event and the Kerbal Space game. We then talked about the Las Vegas SXSW V2V for start-ups and innovative businesses. As the program was ending, Patrick fielded questions about Canadians and the Canadian Space Program. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can contact Patrick Ritchie through me.



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31 Mar 2014 Patrick Ritchie
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