SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1999

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

Most interviews were recorded stereophonicly with the intention they be heard on home hi-fidelity stereophonic radio equipment. We recommend you listen to these downloadable audio files in this way. If you choose to listen with headphone or earbuds you may find the left-ear / right-ear effect unpleasant.
BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
Jan 6Andrew Cheng
Project Scientist
NEAR Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
USA
The Near Earth Asteroid Mission and the asteroid Eros.
Listen or download (6 min 45 s - 6.2 MB)
Mar 17Bill Priedhorsky
Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory
USA
Celestial x-ray sources and satellite based X-ray astronomy. The advances expected from the AXAF satellite.
Listen or download (18 min 40 s - 17.5 MB)
Mar 17Dr. Mark Brake
University of Glamorgan
Wales
University course in Extraterrestrials. Interview by Phillipa Adams.
April 21Perry Middlemass
Organiser
Aussicon 3 Science Fiction Convention
The convention, the guests, the panels, Hugo Awards.
April 28French School Children
Their Principal
Guy Pignolet
CNES
France
The Sputnik 40 project, which was made by students from Reunion.
Listen or download unedited interview (8 min 29 s - 7.9 MB)
April 28Martin Sweeting
Surrey Satellite Technology
Guilford
United Kingdom
The UoSat satellites, and what Surrey Space Centre has to offer Australia.
Listen or Download (13 min 13 s - 12.4 MB)
June 2 Ajax Burros del Belo
Director General
Brazilian Space Agency
Brazil
Brazil's space programme - Minitrack, remote sensing, data collection satellites, CBERS, sounding rockets, VLS, public debate in Brazil.
Listen or download (10 min 52 s - 10.2 MB)
June 7Phil Edwards
Researcher
Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science
Tokyo
Cosmic ray research in Australia, and aboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
Listen or download (8 min 39 s - 8.7 MB)
June 30Darren Osborne
Public Relations Co-ordinator
British Aerospace Australia
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Tidbinbilla
The Cassini flyby of Venus, and the fuss over the forthcoming flyby of Earth.
July 21Elizabeth Kong
Yoganya Arunothayraj
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
South Melbourne
The Victorian Youth Space Forum.
August 11Gerry Soffen
Director
Office of University Programmes
NASA Headquarters
Washington D.C.
Looking for life in the Solar System. How he joined NASA as their first biologist, Viking, Allan Hills meteorite, Astrobiology at NASA, looking for life on Europa, the Origins Programme.
Listen or download (14 min 38 s - 13.7 MB)
August 18Paul Maley
NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society
Houston
Texas.
Iridium flares and how to see them.
Listen or download (4 min 16 s - 4.0 MB)
August 25Bernard Harris
Vice President
Spacehab
Houston
Texas
former NASA Astronaut
The Spacehab project, medical research in space, pharmaceutical materials processing in space.
Listen or Download (10 min 28 s - 9.8 MB)
August 25Atshuhiro Nishida
Director-General
Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences
Japan
The Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft, Muses-C, and its mission to the asteroid Nereid and return to Earth. Also the nanorover to be deployed by Muses-C. NOTE: This mission was modified and became Hayabusa.
Listen or download interview (11 min 0 s - 10.3 MB)
September 1Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Observing Sputniks 1, 2 and 3. interview by Astronautical Society of Western Australia.
Listen or download interview (1 min 47 s - 1.6 MB)
September 15Andrew Cheng
Project Scientist
NEAR Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
USA
The NEAR mission and waltzing Mathilde. What the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission found out about the asteroid Mathilde.
Listen or Download (7 min 45 s - 7.2 MB)
September 22Peter Wenzel
Head of Solar System Division
Space Science Department
European Space Agency
ESTEC
Noordwijk
The Netherlands
The Cassini and Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.
Listen or Download (9 min 8 s - 8.5 MB)
September 22Sir Martin Reith
Astronomer Royal
London
United Kingdom
The role of the Astronomer Royal. (ABC Interview.)
September 29Franz Viehbock
Director
International Programmes
Space Transportation
Information, Space and defense Systems
Boeing
California
former Austrian cosmonaut
Selection as cosmonaut, training, experience on Soyuz and Mir, post-flight, work for Boeing.
Listen or Download (26 min 22 s - 24.7 MB)
October 6Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Early days in amateur satellite tracking - the Luna probes and Sputnik 4. Interview by Astronautical Society of Western Australia.
Listen or download interview (2 min 33 s - 2.4 MB)
October 13Andrew Cheng
Project Scientist
NEAR Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
USA
Near Earth Asteroid Mission and Eros
Listen or Download (6 min 48 s - 6.3 MB)
October 13Jean-Pierre Midan
Manager
Spot Earth Observation Programme
CNES
France
SPOT satellites and the SILEX payload.
Listen or Download (12 min 8 s - 11.3 MB)
October 20Gerry Soffen
Director
Office of University Programmes
NASA Headquarters
Washington D.C.
NASA Education Programmes
Listen or download (4 min 28 s - 4.1 MB)
November 3David Lynch
Aerospace Corporation
Los Angeles
California
Leonid Meteor shower and danger to spacecraft.
Listen or Download (12 min 9 s - 11.3 MB)
December 1Dr Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California
The exploration of Mars, now and in near future.
Listen or Download (7 min 2 s - 6.6 MB)
December 1Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Association activities and forthcoming Shuttle launch to refurbish the Hubble.
December 15Peter Wenzel
Head of Solar System Division
Space Science Department
European Space Technology Centre
European Space Agency
The Netherlands
Mars Express.
Listen or Download (6 min 31 s - 6.1 MB)
December 15Jean-Pierre Midan
Manager
Spot Earth Observation Programme
CNES
France
CNES Activities, including international co-operation, SPOT Image and Helios.
Listen or Download (8 min 11 s - 7.7 MB)