SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2001

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

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
January 24Peter Aylward
Councillor
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Soyuz 37 and Vietnamese cosmonaut (Pham Tuan) display in Vietnam.
January 31Margaret Mazzolini
Astronomy Coordinator
Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Hawthorne
Victoria
Online Graduate Certificate Course in Astronomy offered by Swinburne University.
Broadcast from Avalon Airshow February 17, apparently not rebroadcast on The Space Show)Dave Wright
Exhibitor
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation
USA
The Lockheed Martin display at the Avalon Airshow.
Listen or download (3 min 26 s - 3.2 MB)
February 21 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Ian Honery
Chief Executive
Airshows Downunder
Geelong
The organisation of the Avalon airshow, and how buniness is transacted and contacts made. (Interviewer: John Flavell, 88.3 Sothern FM)
Listen or download (7 min 9 s - 6.7 MB)
February 21 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Michael Weinberg
"The Roulettes"
Royal Australian Air Force
Sale
Victoria
The Roulettes and their aerobatic display routine and training.
Listen or download (6 min 23 s - 6.0 MB)
February 21 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Commander Tom Bourbeau
Test Pilot
United States Navy
Umah
USA
Flying the FA-18 Super Hornet (Interviewer: John Flavell, 88.3 Sothern FM)
Listen or download (6 min 43 s - 6.3 MB)
February 28 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Major Roger Demer
United States Air Force
New defence technologies on diplay at the Avalon Airshow.
Listen or download (6 min 21 s - 5.9 MB)
February 28 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Doug Williams
Friends of the RAFF Museum
Point Cook
Victoria
The Sopwith Pup as part of a display celebrating 100 years of the Australian Defence Forces.
Listen or download (4 min 30 s - 4.2 MB)
February 28 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Ellen Lemand-Hollman
The Boeing Company
USA
The Boeing Military Exhibit at the Avalon Airshow.
Listen or download (4 min 25 s - 4.1 MB)
February 28 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Greg Hughes
Defence Community Relations
Australian Defence Forces
An audio tour of the display "Defence - The First 100 Years" at the Avalon Airshow.
Listen or download (6 min 18 s - 5.9 MB)
March 7Gene Austin
X-33 Programme Manager
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville
Alabamba

located at
Lockheed Matin Skunkworks
Palmdale
California

The X-33 research vehicle and the Venture Star and NASA efforts to provide new technologies to access Earth orbit and beyond.
Listen or download (13 min 4 s - 12.2 MB)
March 7 (originally broadcast from airshow Feb 17)Barry Puttee
62nd Fighting Falcons
Combat Simulation Group
Brisbane
Simulated tactical air combat using networked personal computers and modified Falcon 4 flight simulation software.
Listen or download (7 min 16 s - 6.8 MB)
March 28Robert Braun
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton
Virginia
Mars Surveyor 2001 and other missions to expore Mars. Also entry techniques and instrumentation that would have been used on the cancelled 2001 Mars Lander.
Listen or download (8 min 13 s - 7.7 MB)
March 28John-David Bartoe
Research Manager
International Space Station
NASA

former NASA Astronaut

former Solar Scientist
Naval Research Laboratory

Science on the International Space Station.
Listen or download (5 min 30 s - 5.1 MB)
April 4Robert Braun
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton
Virginia
Mars Exploration missions, current and planned. Career at NASA, including work on Pathfinder.
Listen or download (7 min 13 s - 6.7 MB)
April 4Glenn Cunningham
Manager
Surveyor Flight Operations Project

former Manager
Mars Global Surveyor Project
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Exploring Mars with the Mars Global Surveyor.
Listen or Download (15 min 35 s - 14.5 MB)
April 11Jim Harford
former Executive Director Emeritus
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
now Author
The life and achievements of Korolyov, the "Great Designer". How Harford researched his book on Korolyov (published by John Wily and Sons).
Listen or download (14 min 8 s - 13.2 MB)
April 18Kirby Iken
Space Insurance Manager
GIO Insurance
Sydney
Space insurance (rebroadcast from 1991 April 14 as part of The Space Show 20th Anniversary documentary.
Listen or Download (12 min 58 s - 12.1 MB)
April 18Martin Kirkby
Manager
Australian Space Insurance Group
Melbourne
Insurance loss when Anik E2 fails to deplay antenna (rebroadcast from 1991 April 14 as part of The Space Show 20th Anniversary documentary.
Listen or Download (5 min 57 s - 5.6 MB)
May 2Dan Brandenstein
Executive Vice President
and
Program Manager
Kistler K1 Program
former NASA Astronaut
A veteran of four Space Shuttle missions, Brandenstein describes the Kistler K1 programme, and the intention to use the Woomera range in South Australia as both launch and landing sites.
Listen or Download (11 min 6 s - 10.4 MB)
May 2Robert Huddleston
Volunteer Guide
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Former NASA employee describes the Kennedy Space Center and his career there (Shuttle), at Downey (Apollo), and St Louis (Gemini). Interviewer: Peter Aylward.
Listen or download (7 min 26 s - 6.9 MB)
May 2Andrew Klaussman
Software Engineer
United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The use of laptop computers in the space shuttle programme. Included discussion of how Shuttle flight software is written and tested. Interviewer: Peter Aylward.
Listen or download (6 min 50 s - 6.4 MB)
May 16Rodney Buckland
Open University
United Kingdom
The Humble Space Telescope (note: Humble, not Hubble). Plans to launch a telescope into orbit that could be accessed by students around the world via the Internet.
Listen or download (11 min 53 s - 11.1 MB)
May 16Wubbo Ockels
Professor
Technical University of Delft
The Netherlands
also Director
Outreach Activities
European Space Agency
former ESA Astronaut
Lunarsat, a projected mission designed by students to reach lunar orbit.
Listen or download (6 min 32 s - 6.1 MB)
May 23Wubbo Ockels
Professor
Technical University of Delft
The Netherlands
also Director
Outreach Activities
European Space Agency
former ESA Astronaut
Experiences as an astronaut doing experiments aboard the Spacelab. Career path that led to his becoming an astronaut.
Listen or download (3 min 6 s - 2.9 MB)
May 23 (originally broadcast live-to-air 2001 February 17)Barry Spencer
Event Coordinator
Federation Air Shows In The Outback
also Director
Special Events
Airshows Downunder
Geelong
A travelling airshow planned for 2001 July in outback Queensland.
Listen or download (8 min 54 s - 8.3 MB)
May 30Tim Lawder
Business Developmemt Manager
Auspace
Canberra
Projects being undertaken by the Australian company Auspace. Includes the Along Track Scanning Radiometer for ERS and Envinsat, studies of communications satellites for the Australian Department of Defence, the Aries remote sensing satellite, and a class-100 cleanroom in Mitchell.
Listen or download (9 min 14 s - 8.6 MB)
May 30Takanori Iwata
Associate Senior Engineer
ALOS Project Team
Office of Earth Observation Systems
National Space Development Agency
Tokyo
Japan
The Advanced Land Observation Satellite, ALOS, development, expected launch, and data to be returned about the Earth's environment.
Listen or Download (5 min 46 s - 5.3 MB)
May 30David Lynch
Research Scientist
Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
California
Airborne astronomy using the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. Studies in infrared of comets, cosmic dust. Looking forward to the Sofia observatory aboard a Boeing 747. Use of the Parkes Radio Telescope.
Listen or Download (11 min 4 s - 10.3 MB)
June 6Simon Cheng
Lian Shearer
Alix Twedie
Jane Marsden
Australian Students Space Association
Melbourne
Organisation of the 2001 Victorian Youth Space Forum, experiences at the 2000 Forum, and the activities of the Australian Students Space Association.
June 6Michael Pakakis
Science Coordinator
Strathmore Secondary College
Strathmore
Victoria
The Victorian Space Education Centre to be established in the grounds of the Srathmore Secondary College. The genesis of the idea as a result of a school excursion to Space Camp, in Huntsville. 'Selling' the idea to the government. Some of the activites planned for the centre.
June 13Joseph Loftus
Assistant Director for Engineering
Space and Life Sciences Organisation
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Management of the geostationary orbit environment. What geostationary orbit is, need to keep it clear of clutter, and ways of achieving this.
Listen or download (7 min 42 s - 7.2 MB)
June 13Mark Hemsel
President
British Interplanetary Society
London
United Kingdom
The history and activities of the British Interplanetary Society. Hemsel's career, including the HOTOL study.
Listen or download (7 min 50 s - 7.3 MB)
June 20Robert Braun
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton
Virginia
How to land a spacecraft on Mars. The successful Pathfinder, the ill fated Mars Polar Lander, the cancelled 2001 Lander and the expected 2003 missions discussed.
Listen or download (6 min 36 s - 6.1 MB)
June 27John-David Bartoe
Research Manager
International Space Station
NASA
former
NASA Astronaut
former
Solar Scientist
Naval Research Laborartory
Naval Rsearch Laboratory solar science, Spacelab, SOHO, Solrad, Skylab, SMM, Astro missions, experience as astronaut, International Space Station science.
Listen or download (18 min 2 s - 16.9 MB)
June 27Rolf Mamen
Director General Space Operations
Canadian Space Agency
Ottawa
Ontario
Radarsat Ocean Monitoring Workstation used to identify fishing vessels.
Listen or download (7 min 27 s - 6.9 MB)
July 4Kaj Lundahl
Programme Manager
Space Science Systems Division
Swedish Space Corporation
Solna
Sweden In Space. Viking, Freja, Odin, Astrid and Kiruna.
Listen or download (6 min 31 s - 6.1 MB)
July 18Phil Sumrall
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Future space transporatation systems - reducing the cost of access to space to make lunar and Mars missions possible, and to stimulate the entire space sector. X-33, Venture Star.
Listen or download (12 min 4 s - 11.3 MB)
August 29Kevin Manning
STARS Academy
Melbourne
The STARS Academy and its activities to involve Australian school children in space experiments.
Listen or download (14 min 6 s - 13.2 MB)
October 10Graham Logan
Research Scientist
Southern Margins Frontiers Project
Petroleum and Marine Division
Australian Geological Survey Organisation
Canberra
Early life on Earth and the serach for fossil life on Mars. Formation of oil.
Listen or download (13 min 43 s - 12.8 MB)
October 17Abhi Lobo
Melbourne High School
Melbourne
Participation in the 2001 Victorian Youth Space Forum.
October 24Gennady Riabkov
Head
Department of Foreign Relations
Air Launch Aerospace Corporation
Moscow
Air launch of space launch vehicles. The technical, business and political considerations behind the Air Launch proposal.
Listen or Download (14 min 47 s - 13.8 MB)
Listen or Download related documentary (3 min 1 s - 2.8 MB)
October 31Ron Caswell
Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
His personal experiences working at the Kennedy Space Centre and travels to other launch centres. Maintains website Eyes On the Cape. Interview by Peter Aylward.
Listen or Download (4 min 30 s - 4.2 MB)
December 12Matt Golombek
Project Scientist
Mars Pathfinder
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Pathfinders to Mars. A description of the Viking mission amd its findings, misssion planning for Pathfinder, landing site selection, the Ares Valley outflow channel, and locating the landers in Viking and Mars Global Surveyor imagery.
Listen or download (14 min 45 s - 13.8 MB)
December 19Matt Golombek
Project Scientist
Mars Pathfinder
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Pathfinders on Mars. A description of the Mars Pathfinder mission, and the findings of the Pathfinder lander and the Sojourner rover.
Listen or download (11 min 19 s - 10.6 MB)