We welcomed back Eric Berger, senior space editor at Ars Technica. During our 108 minute discussion without a break, we discussed the elon Musk talk about his Mars plan given several weeks ago in Mexico. Our discussion was comprehensive with many listener emails and calls. Among the issues talked about were legal concerns stemming from provisions of the Outer Space Treaty, obtaining the needed launch licenses, potential NASA participation, funding, public-private partnership probabilities and much more. Other topics discussed included the possible space positions of our two main presidential candidates, the future for NASA JSC, congress and NASA politics regarding approving missions, SLS & Orion, commercial heavy lift rockets, the future of the ISS, the pending Trump visit to KSC, commercial crew, the water recovery planned for the Dragon, Blue Origin progress, and more. Read the full review of this program at www.thespaceshow.com for this program on this date, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.