The Space Show

The Space Show


The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce, space tourism,space exploration and space development. The Space Show is committed to facilitating our becoming a space-faring nation and society with a growing and self-sustaining space-faring economy. The Space Show also focuses on other related subjects of interest to us all.


Dr Jason Reimuller, Tuesday, 6-20-17  

We welcomed the return of Dr. Jason Reimuller to the show for updates with Project PoSSUM. During our 89 minute two segment discussion, our guest talked about researching the Mesosphere, noctilucent clouds, citizen science, and much more. Read the full summary of this program at for this date, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Chris Stone, Monday, 6-19-17  

We welcomed back Chris Stone to talk national security and DOD space with with updates. How topics for this 1 hour 40 minute program covered theidea of a Space Guard and the USAF position on establishing the Space Guard. We also talked about the revision of the National Space Council, wondering when it would actually be put in motion and who might be on it. Other topics included using space as a war fighting medium, weapons in space, kinetic kill weapons, EMP and much more. Read the full summary of this program at for this date, Monday, June 19, 2017.

The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars,  Wednesday, 06-14-17  

Welcome to Hotel Mars with Dr. Scott Gaudi discussing KELT-9b, the hottest exoplanet found so far. Please read the full summary of this program at for this date, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Frank White, Friday, 6-16-17  

We welcomed back Frank White for updates with The Overview Effect activities. During this 92 minute one segment program, Frank talked about the upcoming Overview Effect Symposium this fall in the Netherlands, his upcoming 4th edition of his classic Over Effect book, issues relating to leaving Earth for Mars or beyond and seeing Earth only as a small dot and much more. Please read the full summary of this program at for this date, Friday, June 16, 2017.

Dr. Mike Griffin, Tuesday, 6-13-17  

We welcomed back Dr. Mike Griffin for this 65 minute one segment Space Show program. We discussed many issues with Mike including the benefits of heavy lift, what constitutes a great space program, returning to the Moon, Mars, space advocacy, NASA, Congress, and what can be said beyond the framework of the program of record. I also asked Mike about the proposed new National Space Advisory Council. Listeners asked big vision questions and one even asked for his opinion on airship to orbit. Please read the full summary of this program at for this date, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Tracey Knutson, Monday, 6-12-17  

We welcomed back to the program Tracey Knutson, an attorney specializing in adventure travel, risks, and legal matters. Our 1 hour 46 minute discussion was in one segment. Tracey went over legal and regulatory issues and requirements, including new documentation that will be needed to be signed by spaceflight participants. We talked about risks, the assumption of risk, risk to a family member and much more. Near the end of the program, listeners asked her several "what if" scenario legal questions for what may happen on spaceflight participant flight. You do not want to miss this program. Read the full summary at for Monday, June 12, 2017.

Open Lines, Sunday, 6-11-17  

Welcome to our Open Lines program. During our two hour discussion, we covered many topics related to space, space conferences, commercial space, news clips and more. Be sure to read the full summary of this two hour program at for this date, Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Dr. Lindy Elkine-Tanton, Friday, 6-9-17  

We welcomed Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton to the show to discuss the NASA asteroid mission Psyche. This particular asteroid is considered to be all metal and might be a a stripped planetary core. Our guest discusses the significance of this theory plus much more. Read the full summary of this show at for this date, Friday, June 9, 2017.

Ted Spitzmiller with Dr. Jurist as co-host, Tuesday, 6-6-17  

We welcomed back Ted Spitzmiller to discuss his excellent book "Century Series: The USAF Quest For Air Supremacy 1950-1960." Dr. Jurist was our co-host for this program. We discussed in detail the classic USAF fighter jets the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105, and F-106. We also talked about the history of fighter aircraft, some outstanding WWII fighters and many of the newer and current fighters for both the Air Force and the Navy. Ted had many stories to tell as did Dr. Jurist. Listeners asked many interesting questions. Please read the full summary of this program at for this date, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Kim Holder, Monday, 6-5-17  

We welcomed Kim Holder back to the show for this 97 minute discussion focusing on Kim's virtual reality Moonwards project (see Kim talked at length about her objectives, what it means to her to develop and use the Moon and its resouces. She also talked about how it can help unite peoples around the world to bring us all together rather than be divided as we are now. Read the full summary of this program at for this date, Monday, June 5, 2017.

Dr. Marshall Kaplan, Friday, 6-2-17  

We welcomed back Dr. Marshall Kaplan to the program for our 86 minute discussion on his orbital debris cleaning idea, the debris weeper. We talked at length about his plan and its development process for small items around 500-600 KM above earth. In addition, we talked about rocket reusability, the Moon, lunar orbits, Mars and commercial space matters. Please read the full summary of this program for this date, Friday, June 2, 2017 at

Dr. Wallace tucker, Tuesday, 5-30-17  

We welcomed Dr. Wallace Tucker to the program for a 92 minute discussion about his new book, "Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory." During our discussion, we talked about space x-ray radiation, X-ray observatories, and related issues regarding galaxy clusters and more. Please read the full summary of this program at for this date, May 30, 2017.

Dr. Scott Pace, Friday, 5-26-17  

We welcomed back Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. During our one hour 26 minute one segment program, we discussed many space policy issues starting of with the recent Senate hearings by Senator Cruz on the Outer Space Treaty. We spent time discussing the pros and cons of the treaty, modification possibilities and even the US withdrawing from the treating. Functional property rights were discussed along with celestial property rights. Other topics included establishing a return to the Moon policy, Mars down the road, budget issues, the legal term and concept behind space as a global commons, capitalism in developing space, space traffic management, the concept of a Space Guard, the Air Force and tight budget planning, and finally the idea of a NASA program for a lunar orbiting space station. Please read the full summary for this program at for this date, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Josh Guild, Monday, 5-22-17  

We welcomed Josh Guild, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, to the program to discuss the upcoming NewSpace 2017 Conference to be held in San Francisco from June 27-29, 2017. During our one hour program, we discussed new format for this conference, the many keynote speakers, key panels, and the multiple networking opportunities. You can follow along, learn more about the conference and register at In addition, if you use the special discount code when completing your registration, you will get a discount. The code is NS17SPACESHOW. Please read the full summary of this program for this date, Monday, May 22, 2017 at

Open Lines, Sunday, 5-21-17  

Welcome to our nearly 2.5 hour Open Lines program. Many callers talked about multiple topics including the Maker Faire program, the Outer Space Treaty and Deep Space Mining issues, the Dr. Zubrin article on the NASA plan to place a space station in orbit around the Moon, North Korea and EMP blasts, and much more. Some of our discussion topics went back and forth like the orbiting lunar space station. Toward the end of the 2.5 hour program, I brought up the subject of peer review using a new hoax peer reviewed paper as an example. Make sure you read the full summary of this program at for this date, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Dr. Michael Summers, Friday, 5-19-17  

We welcomed Dr. Michael Summers to the program for a 90 minute discussion about exoplanets based on his excellent new book, "Exoplanets." Dr. Summers talked about the wide variety of explanets being found, including diamond planets, rogue planets, and much more. This was an extremely interesting discussion you must hear. Read the full summary at for this date, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Tom Olson, Thursday, 5-18-17  

We welcomed Tom Olson back to The Space Show for a 92 minute program to discuss the newly created Center for Space Commerce and Finance along with the revised NewSpace Business Plan Competition. At ISDC 2017 in St. Louis this year, there are five regional finalists with business plans with a winner to be selected by three judges. Tom spoke about this ISDC track for a good part of the first segment, explaining how the revised business plan competition will be working going forward. We then spoke about a new business venture for Tom, Avealto, LTD., based in the UK, which will soon provide High Altitude Platforms for internet and mobile services to under served areas of the world. Avealto is partnering with JP Aerospace for the high altitutde platorms which Tom described in some detail. We talked about markets, customers, the technology, as well as pricing for the services. Tom was also asked about the coverage area for the platforms. In our second segment, we tried an experiment with a Lightening Round type of Q&A. Listen to the details on air and let us know what you think of he idea as Tom is interested in doing this for a full show with proper advance promotion. Topics discussed in this format included SLS, Orion, space policy, private versus public space programs, the newly revived National Space Council, the level of risk NASA appears willing to accept, plus space settlement for having kids, families, and such. As the program was about to end, a listener wanted to know Tom's preference for either lunar tourism or a one way trip to Mars. Can you guess what Tom preferred? Read the full summary of this show at for this date, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Dr. Madhu Thangalevu, Tuesday, 5-16-17  

We welcomed back Dr. Madhu Thangalev for a nearly two hour discussion about a variety of space projects, programs and USC design classes. Be sure to read the full summary of this program at for this date, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Made In Space with Andrew Rush & Mike Snyder, Monday, 5-15-17  

Welcome to our program about Made In Space with both Andrew Rush and Mike Snyder. We talked 3D printing and much more regarding space development, settlement, exploration, the Moon, Mars and on orbit activities. Read the full summary of this program at for this date on Monday, May 15, 2017.

The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-10-17  

John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Kate Su from the University of Arizona to the show to discuss Epsilon Eridani solar system and its importance. Quality photos taken using SOFIA (The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) have enabled us to learn much about this system, even applying it to our understanding of an early Earth. Be sure to read the full summary for this program at for this day, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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