This Week on The Space Show

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston:

Tuesday, July 05 — 7 PM PDT (9 PM CDT; 10 PM EDT): We welcome back BOB ZIMMERMAN for space news, policy and more.

Wednesday, July 06 — Hotel Mars pre-recorded. See the Upcoming Show Menu at www.thespaceshow.com for details.

Friday, July 08 — 9:30-11 AM PDT; 11:30 AM- 1 PM CDT; 12:30-2 PM EDT: We welcome back KAI STAATS, Director of SAM Research @ Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Sunday, July 10 — 12-1:30 PM PDT, (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT): We welcome KEN NEBERGALL on Space Settlement per his recent ISDC presentation. See his space settlement focused site at https://macroinvent.com/

This Week on The Space Show

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston:

Tuesday, June 28 — 7 PM PDT (9 PM CDT; 10 PM EDT): We welcome back DR. JOHN BRANDENBURG regarding his new sci-fi book just released. In addition, there is new scientific information regarding isotope distributions in the Martian atmosphere that Dr. B wants to tell us about. Knowing Dr. B, there will be lots more discussed on this program.

Wednesday, June 29 — Hotel Mars pre-recorded. See the Upcoming Show Menu at www.thespaceshow.com for details.

Friday, July 01 — 9:30-11 AM PDT; 11:30 AM- 1 PM CDT; 12:30-2 PM EDT: We welcome back KAI STAATS, Director of SAM Research @ Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Sunday, July 03 — 12-1:30 PM PDT, (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT): No program today due to the July 4th national holiday in the U.S.

NASA Selects University Teams to Develop Moon, Mars Mission Design Ideas

NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives. 

The selections are a part of the 2022 Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, sponsored by NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) division. The winning teams will be given monetary awards ranging from $15,000-$50,000 to assist them in designing and producing studies, research findings, or functional products that could advance capabilities and lower technology risks related to NASA’s Moon to Mars space exploration missions. 

This year’s winning M2M X-Hab Challenge teams will design, manufacture, assemble, test, and demonstrate functional prototype subsystems and innovations that enable increased functionality for human space exploration missions in the following areas: 

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Jane Poynter & World View Making the Stratosphere Accessible

Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum are both veterans of Biosphere 2. (Credit: World View)

TUCSON (PISCES PR) — Jane Poynter is no stranger to big ideas. World View, the Tucson-based stratospheric flight and technology company, is just the latest game-changing venture for Poynter, the biospherian turned entrepreneur/CEO and humanitarian.

Most wouldn’t describe Ms. Poynter’s journey in life as ordinary. Quickly after primary school, Poynter developed an early and insatiable appetite for audacious projects. This gravitational force led her on an international trek of self-exploration and education that concluded with her earning a spot on the eight-person roster of Biosphere 2, a project widely regarded as the first large-scale, terrestrial space colonization experiment.

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