Spaceports

Broadcast 1282 (Special Edition)

Guest: Tom Olson. Topics: Summary of 2009 and a look forward to 2010 for space development. Tom Olson returned for our annual summary of space 2009 and our anticipation for what might be ahead for us all for space development in 2010. In our first segment of this two hour program, Tom highlighted Virgin Galactic and Space Ship 2. He also talked about the upcoming launch for Falcon 9 and the fact that Falcon 1 had a successful commercial launch earlier this year. He highlighted Augustine, the business plan competition at NewSpace 2009 and the Space Investment Summits.

Broadcast 1242 (Special Edition)

Guests: David Vaccaro, Jacob Gullish. Topics: space competitiveness, commercial space, space policy, Futron. Today's Space Show was Part One of a two part series examining the 2009 Futron Space Competitive Index. You can download the 12 page Executive Summary by visiting www.futron.com or by sending me an email requesting the .pdf. In our first segment, our two guests explained the basics of the Futron Competitive Study, what it represents, how it was done and why Futron does this report.

Broadcast 1234 (Special Edition)

Guest: Rick Tumlinson. Topics: Space frontier development, private/public partnerships, Augustine Commission. Rick Tumlinson returned for this special two hour Space Show program. Each segment was one hour but an overriding theme went through the entire show. This theme was the need to develop the space frontier and that the private sector could do it, that the government civil space program should address space exploration from LEO and beyond, but Earth to Leo should be turned over to the private sector companies. As Rick said, NASA should buy the ride, not the rocket.

Broadcast 1232 (Special Edition)

Guests: Brent Sherwood; Dr. A Scott Howe. Topics: Space architecture, space development, life support systems, human spaceflight missions. Brent Sherwood and Dr. A. Scott Howe were with us to discuss their new AIAA published book, "Out Of This World: The New Field Of Space Architecture." During the first segment, space architecture was defined. This is important so make sure you hear it as it is applicable to our discussion of the subject. We talked about some of the issues that differentiate space architecture from its terrestrial counterpart.

Broadcast 1217 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Pat Hynes: Topics: International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS), commercial human spaceflight, flight safety. Dr. Patricia (Pat) Hynes returned to The Space Show to discuss the upcoming ISPCS for this year, Oct. 21-22, 2009, in Las Cruces, NM. To learn more about the Symposium and for travel and registration information, please visit http://www.ispcs.com . In the first segment, Dr.

Broadcast 1173 (Special Edition)

Guest: Tom Olson. Topics: ISDC 2009, Space Investment Summit 6 (SIS 6), Space Solar Power, problem solving, NewSpace economics. Tom Olson was the guest today to summarize both the ISDC 2009 Conference and the SIS 6. We started our discussion by focusing on the last day of ISDC with the space solar panel discussions. Despite some poking fun and jabbing at what we called the Church of Space Solar Power, Tom summarized the sessions on both Saturday and Sunday with a focus on the need to close the business case for SSP.

Broadcast 1169 (Special Edition)

Guest: Professor Ram Jakhu. Topics: National and international space law, space debris, space tourism, civil space, military space, SSP. Professor Ram Jakhu, Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was our guest today. We began our discussion by addressing the space debris issue and the recent International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris held at McGill University in Montreal from May 7-9, 2009.

Broadcast 1163 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines. Topics: Space Show guest audio quality, phone line issues, listener exchanges with guests, California space economy. This was an Open Lines program. The first segment was my monolog about two main issues, guest phone line audio quality and listener behavior with guests. You will hear the comprehensive explanation of phone line audio issues faced by The Space Show with guest phone lines, possible solutions and ideas that while always suggested to me do not work.

Broadcast 1160 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Joseph Pelton. Topics: Space tourism, commercial space development, space plane safety, space economics. Dr. Joseph Pelton returned to The Space Show today to discuss his new book published by Apogee, "License To Orbit: The Future Of Commercial Space Travel." His co-author was Peter Marshall from the UK. This book is available at most book stores and online sites, including Amazon and the One Giant Leap Foundation website.

Broadcast 1154 (Special Edition)

Guest: Jeff Krukin. Topics: NEWSPACE NATION, spaceports, suborbital and orbital flight. Jeff Krukin was our guest today to tell us about his new monograph, "NEWSPACE NATION: America's Emerging Entrepreneurial Space Industry." You can see a sample of this monograph and order it from Jeff's website, www.jeffkrukin.com. Jeff explained how and why he wrote this monogram and we discussed different segments of the Newspace industry referred to as industry clusters.

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