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John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars" Wednesday, 5-23-12

24 May 2012, 16:05 UTC
John Batchelor Show "Hotel Mars" Wednesday, 5-23-12
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Scott Pace, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Falcon 9 launch, Dragon & the ISS, commercial space. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11.5 minute segment, Dr. Scott Pace talked about the COTS program, the Falcon 9 launch and the expected Dragon Capsule rendezvous and birthing with the ISS. We spoke about COTS expectations, the challenges still ahead for the COTS participants, commercial crew questions, and price points for Dragon which may give it a huge advantage over competition from the European and Japanese ISS cargo resupply programs and vehicles. As our segment was about end, Dr. Pace talked about limited markets at this time but that the program was designed to help expand markets and opportunities beyond those of government. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you want to email John Batchelor or Dr. Pace, you can do so through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. Dr. Pace will be The Space Show guest for Sunday, May 27, 2012.

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