SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2000

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

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BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 12 Andrew Rennie
President
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Interview by Alan Walker: space developments at Christmas Island, the Sydney Observatory, Powerhouse Museum, Observatories at Coonabarabran, Milleneum celebrations in Sydney.
February 2 Andrew Cheng
Project Scientist
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
Plans to orbit asteroid Eros, and the science to be done once in orbit.
Listen or Download (4 min 3 s - 3.7 MB)
February 9 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Live from the Kennedy Space Center, a description of the abortive launch attempt of STS 99, and a description of the interior of the Vehicle Assembly Building and the view from the roof.
March 1 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Live from Hong Kong, a description of the launch of STS 99, as seen from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Also descriptions of an Atlas Centaur and a Delta 2 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.
March 8 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Eye witness discussion of the launch of two uncrewed rockets - an Atlas and a Delta - from Cape Canaveral.
March 8 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
An eyewitness account of the launch of STS 99, as seen from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
March 15 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Staffing changes at the Kennedy Space Center due to contracting out of Shuttle servicing work.
March 22 George Meuller
Kistler Aerospace Corporation
The Kister K-1 rocket, plans to build a launch base at Woomera, Meuller's work on Saturn 5 and Space Shuttle, disappointment at lack of research and failure to colonise Mars and mine the asteroids, Russian engine technology, the Kistler team.
Listen or Download (12 min 48 s - 11.9 MB)
March 29 Rolf Mamen
Director-General
Space Operations
Canadian Space Agency
Radarsat 1 - the satellite and its data, and use in sea ice, forestry, geology, desert sand penetration and Antarctic mapping. Also Radarsat 2 discussed.
Listen or Download (11 min 37 s - 10.9 MB)
March 29 Mary Manley
Engineering Specialist
Advanced Programs Engineering
Space Systems Division
Boeing North American
Downey
California
The Crew Return Vehicle for the International Space Station, and how it will replace the Soyuz as emergency return.
Listen or Download (9 min 38 s - 9.0 MB)
April 5 Tony Langdon
Member
Moorabbin and District Radio Club
Moorabbin
Development of interest in radio. The difference between commercial communications satellites and amateur ones. The things one can do with the Amsat Oscar and other satellites. Included sample recordings, including mobile from tram and bus.
April 5 Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
Kettering
UK
Start of Kettering Group, and tracking of Sputnik 4. Included sound of Sputnik 4. Interview by Astronautical Society of Western Australia
Listen or Download (3 min 1 s - 2.8 MB)
April 12 Dr. Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The search for extrasolar planets in the Origins programme; what got him started into planetary research; asteroid named after him.
Listen or Download (4 min 20 s - 4.0 MB)
April 12 Rick Chappell
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Vanderbilt University

former Associate Director for Science
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville
Alabama

former NASA Mission Specialist astronaut

Career with NASA, investigation of Earth's magnetosphere from van Allen until today, training as astronaut, the Waves in Space Experiment, practical application of ionospheric studies, work now in science communication.
Listen or Download (19 min 37 s - 18.0 MB)
May 10 Robert Mitchell
Cassini Programme Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Europa and the Europa Orbiter Mission. Possible ocean on Europa, current knowledge of Europa, Voayer and Galileo, scientific objectives and powering of Europa Orbiter Mission.
Listen or Download (12 min 31 s - 11.7 MB)
May 17 Robert Mitchell
Cassini Programme Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Challenges facing the Europa Orbiter Mission
Listen or Download (4 min 45 s - 4.4 MB)
May 24 Dr Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Exploring the Solar System. The Jupiter Galileo Europa Mission, Io, Cassini to Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Mercury, aerobots at Venus, Solar Probe, Moon.
Listen or Download (10 min 41 s - 10.0 MB)
June 7 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Plans to document the NASA ground support equipment at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
June 7 Alex Craven
Director
Victorian Youth Space Forum
Melbourne
Forthcoming Victorian Youth Space Forum, Space Futures 2000 Conference.
June 7 Michelle Hyduke
Director
Public Relations
Australian Students Space Association
Melbourne
Australian Students Space Association, Work Experience Programme, Science Works Youth Week Programme.
June 7 Dr Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Shuttle Imaging Radar, Comets and the Genesis mission.
Listen or Download (5 min 30 s - 5.1 MB)
June 21 Peter Wenzel
Head of Solar System Division
Space Science Department
European Space Technology Centre
European Space Agency
The Netherlands
Mercury Orbiter Mission and exploring the solar environment with Helios and SOHO.
Listen or Download (14 min 29 s - 13.5 MB)
July 5 Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Visit to Kennedy Space Centre. Resuse of old ground equipment, The Bone Yard, Apollo Launch Towers, corrosion, Saturn 5 remains, Visit to Pad 39A (Space Shuttle), Shuttle Thermal Insulation.
July 5 Dr Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Then and Now of Planetary Exploration - addressing the problem of getting to the planets more often than in the past.
Listen or Download (2 min 43 s - 2.6 MB)
July 12 Peter Wenzel
Head of Solar System Division
Space Science Department
European Space Technology Centre
European Space Agency
The Netherlands
Rosetta mission and comets
Listen or Download (11 min 55 s - 11.1 MB)
July 19 Abigail Ogada-Osin
Balwyn High School

Alex Tweedie
Melbourne Girls' Grammar School

Delegates
Victorian Youth Space Forum
Australian Students Space Association
Melbourne

Activities at the 2000 Victorian Youth Space Forum
July 19 Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Buran display in Sydney
July 26 Oleg Sokolov
Sector Chief
Khrunichev Space Centre
Moscow
How the Almaz and Salyut space station designs evolved and were passed into the International Space Station.
Listen or Download (4 min 51 s - 4.5 MB)
July 26 Robert Mitchell
Cassini Programme Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The Cassini mission - signatures to Saturn, Huygens and Titan, rings of Saturn, trajectory.
Listen or Download (16 min 27 s - 15.4 MB)
Read an article about the signatures.
August 2 Bernard Harris
Vice-President
Spacehab
Houston
Texas
former NASA Astronaut
Experiences as a Physician and NASA Astronaut (Spacelab D2 and Mir rendezvous).
Listen or Download (8 min 5 s - 7.5 MB)
August 2 Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Mir and ISS visibility over Melbourne.
August 9 Oleg Sokolov
Sector Chief
Khrunichev Space Centre
Moscow
The Soviet Lunar Programme - what happened and what might have been - why the Soviets never beat the Americans to the Moon; Khrunichev marketing efforts.
Listen or Download (12 min 21 s - 11.5 MB)
August 9 James Powell
Principal
Plus Ultra Technologies
New York
Europa sample return and nuclear rockets.
Listen or download (9 min 28 s - 8.9 MB)
August 16 Gerry Soffen
Director of Office of University programmes
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Mission to Planet Earth and the education programme to disperse the data.
Listen or download (5 min 10 s - 4.8 MB)
August 16 Sergei Zhukov
Director
Russian Technology Centre
Moscow
Discussion of the equipment developed to support the Russian Space programme and now being marketed worldwide. Interviewer: Mark Hillyer, Space Association of Australia.
Listen or Download (10 min 21 s - 9.7 MB)
Listen or Download unbroadcast part of interview with Zhukov and Galina Zachosova (Manager, Design Bureau of Transport Machinery, Moscow) about rocket launch facilities (7 min 46 s - 7.2 MB)
August 30 Peter Wenzel
Head of Solar System Division
Space Science Department
European Space Technology Centre
European Space Agency
The Netherlands
SMART - Small Missions for Advanced Research and Technology, an European initiative to do exciting space missions cheaper.
Listen or Download (5 min 54 s - 5.5 MB)
August 30 Lt. Col. Jim Knox
United States Air Force
(speaking in private capacity)
Detecting Threatening Asteroids
Listen or Download (6 min 3 s - 5.6 MB)
September 6 Lt. Col. Jim Knox
United States Air Force
(speaking in private capacity)
The Asteroid Threat to Earth, and how to avert it.
Listen or Download (13 min 11 s - 12.3 MB)
October 4 Oleg Sokolov
Sector Chief
Khrunichev Space Centre
Moscow
The Rockot rocket. Its origin as the SS-19, and the START treaty; its capabilty; its market appeal.
Listen or Download (12 min 49 s - 12.0 MB)
October 4 Dan Brandenstein
Executive Vice-President
and
Programme Manager
Kistler K1 Programme
former NASA Astronaut
Brandenstein's career in the Navey, NASA and industry, and why he joined the Kistler launch vehicle project.
Listen or Download (5 min 3 s - 4.7 MB)
October 11 Micael Fuchs
Marketing Manager
Propulsion and Explosive Systems Directorate
Rafael
Haifa
Israel
The Offeq and Sloshsat satellites and the Shavit launch vehicle.
Listen or Download (6 min 22 s - 5.9 MB)
October 11 Sergei Jiltsov
Head Press Department
Khrunichev Space Centre
Moscow
Khrunichev Space Centre's current projects and their progenitors. Included Geostar, Zarya, Proton M, Angara, Almaz, and Salyut 7. Interviewer: Mark Hillyer, Space Association of Australia.
Listen or Download (8 min 16 s - 7.7 MB)
October 18 Danielle Andrews
Commercial Space Services Division
Brazsat
São Jose dos Campos
Brazil
Brazsat company projects, including experiments to fly on Space Shuttle missions STS 107 and STS 117, Brazillian astronaut plans and Space Station work.
Listen or Download (4 min 3 s - 3.7 MB)
November 8 Sam Venneri
Chief Technologist
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Technology development to support future missions, and how that technology will affect all aspects of our lives here on Earth.
Listen or Download (19 min 0 s - 17.8 MB)
November 15 James Powell
Principal
Plus Ultra Technologies
New York
Nuclear powered missions to Europa. Submarine exploration of Europan ocean and sample return.
Listen or download (15 min 30 s - 14.5 MB)
November 15 Jean-Marc Philippe
Keo
Paris
Plan for a cosmic time capsule to orbit the Earth for 50 000 years. Details of messages to future generations and how that message will be engraved onto zircon.
Listen or Download (11 min 54 s - 11.1 MB)
November 22 Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Description of experiences at Open Day at Johnson Space Center, Houston, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
November 22 Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Eyewitness account of a recent Delta rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center.
November 29 Ray Haskell
Quality Engineer
Thiokol Propulsion Systems
Utah
Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters. The role of Thiokol in manufacture, transport and launch preparation. Interview by Peter Aylward.
Listen or download (15 min 56 s - 14.9 MB)
December 6 Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
How to see the International Space Station.
December 6 Gelnn Cunningham
Manager
Surveyor Flight Operations Project
formerly
Manager
Mars Global Surveyor Project
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Getting Mars Global Surveyor to Mars - how success was snatched from the jaws of failure.
Listen or Download (10 min 51 s - 10.1 MB)
December 13 Hans Schlegal
ESA Astronaut
Germany
Overview of career, including Spacelab D2 mission and acting as backup to a Euromir mission. Interview by Peter Aylward.
Listen or download (5 min 45 s - 5.3 MB)
December 13 Ron Caswell
Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Working on Space Station hardware. Advice on how to meet an ambition.
Listen or Download (7 min 20 s - 6.8 MB)
December 20 Glenn Cunningham
Manager
Surveyor Flight Operations Project
formerly
Manager
Mars Global Surveyor Project
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Settling Mars Global Surveyor into orbit about Mars, and early mission results.
Listen or Download (6 min 27 s - 5.9 MB)
December 20 Gregg Maryniak
Executive Director
X Prize Foundation
St Louis
Missouri
What the Listen or Download (20 min 7 s - 18.7 MB)
December 20 John Coleman
Vice-Chairman
Australian Space Research Institute
Melbourne
Current activities of the Australian Space Research Institute - FARIS (First Amateur Rocket In Space), Ausroc 3 sounding rocket, Zuni student research payloads and JAESat (Joint Australian Engineering Satellite). Also comments on the X Prize.