SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2003

LECTURES

Recorded by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise credited)

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
Janaury 8STS 107 Crew :
Commander Rick Husband
Pilot Willie McCool
Mission Specialist Dave Brown
Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla
Mission Specialist Laurel Clark
Payload Commander Mike Anderson
Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon
STS 107 Premission Crew Briefing. (Courtesy NASA)
January 8Kelly Beck
Lead Flight Director
STS 107
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Mission Overview. Crack in fuel lines of some shuttles. Columbia not being examined, but mission delay possible. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 8John Charles
Mission Scientist
Office of Biological and Physical Research
NASA
STS 107 Science Experiments (Courtesy, NASA)
January 15Kelly Beck
Lead Flight Director
STS 107
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Cooperation between Israel and the USA in spaceflight. Effect of presence of Israeli astronaut on STS 107 science. Effect of mission delay on dust storm experiment. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 15Mark Nel
Space Dvelopment Office
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Space product development. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 15John Charles
Mission Scientist
Office of Biological and Physical Research
NASA
STS 107 One year to eighteen months expected to elapse between end of flight and publication of scientific results. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 22Kimberley Cambell
Manager
S*T*A*R*S
Spacehab
STS 107 The student designed S*T*A*R*S payloads. (Courtesy NASA)
January 22Gerry Daelmans
Manager
Hitchhiker
Goddard Spaceflight center
Huntsville
Alabama
STS 107 The Hitchhiker payloads. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 22John Charles
Mission Scientist
Office of Biological and Physical Research
NASA
STS 107 Last dedicated Shuttle science mission. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 29Neal Pellis
Manager
Biotechnology Programme
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Bioreactor to study human cancer. (Courtesy, NASA)
January 29Kelly Beck
Lead Flight Director
STS 107
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Future spaceflights by Israeli astronauts. Possibility of extrension to STS 107 discussed. Special challenges in operating a science mission 24 hours per day. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5Rick Husband
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Mission Overview. Also tribute to the people who prepare the orbiter. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5George W. Bush
President
United States of America.
Address to the United States citizens on the loss of Columbia and its crew. (Courtesy, The White House)
February 5Kalpana Chawla
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Thoughts on her second mission into space. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5Mike Anderson
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 The dust storm experiment. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5Ron Dittemore
Shuttle Programme Manager
Johnson Space center
Houston
STS 107 Comments on the loss of the Columbia. How debris from the external tank may have hit the Columbia's left wing on launch. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5Bill Readdy
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Comment on the Columbia disaster. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 5Milt Heflin
Chief Flight Director
Johnson Space Center
Houston
STS 107 Initial comments on the loss of the Columbia. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Ron Dittemore
Shuttle Programme Manager
Johnson Space center
Houston
STS 107 Comments on the loss of the Columbia. How debris from the external tank may have hit the Columbia's left wing on launch. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Rick Husband
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Willie McCool
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Dave Brown
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Kalpana Chawla
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Kalpana Chawla
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 12Laurel Clark
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Comments made at prelaunch press briefing. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 19Ron Dittemore
Shuttle Programme Manager
Johnson Space center
Houston
STS 107 Additional comments on the loss of the Columbia. Impact of disaster on Shuttle programme, and on the families of space workers. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 19Ilan Ramon
Israeli Astronaut
Israel
STS 107 Comments on whether his presence might make mission a target for terrorism. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 19Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla
Mission Specialist Laurel Clark
Payload Commander Mike Anderson
NASA Astronauts
Houston
Comments on what is was like to train with Ilan Ramon. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 26Rick Husband
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 Sleeping aboard the Space Shuttle. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 26Roger Crouch
Chief Scientist
NASA Headquarters
unidentified speaker
Principal Investigator
University of Mitchigan
STS 107 Combustion science experiment. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 26Crew
International Space Station
Comments on hearing of the loss of the Columbia. (Courtesy, NASA)
February 26Laurel Clark
NASA Astronaut
Houston
STS 107 High School monentos carried aboard Columbia. Also her family relationships. (Courtesy, NASA)
March 5Crew
International Space Station
Additional comments on hearing of the loss of the Columbia. (Courtesy, NASA)
March 12David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
The New Norcia Tracking Station in Western Australia. The Mars Express and Beagle 2 spacecraft. Recorded at Melbourne University.
Listen or Download New Norcia (9 min 31 s - 8.9 MB) or Mars Express and Beagle (1 min 27 s - 1.3 MB)
March 19Transmitter power failure.This weeks "The Space Show" was the briefest ever. Power supply to the transmistter failed five minutes into the programme, and was not restored until five minutes before the end, at 7:55 pm. Programme consisted of News only, and intended features were rescheduled to March 26.
March 26Brian Embleton
Executive Director
Cooperatice Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Australian designed and made satellite systems, as exemplified by the Fedsat experience. Recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide.
Listen or Download (9 min 48 s - 9.2 MB)
March 26Guy Murphy
President
Mars Society Australia
Melbourne
Mars Habitat Simulations. How the Mars Society is taking a proactive stance in researching and testing the technologies and practices needed to establish human bases on Mars. Recorded at Australian Science Communicator Group meeting, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or download (9 min 56 s - 9.3 MB)
April 9Harrison Schmidt
Apollo 17 Astronaut
Arizona
What needs to be done before we return to the Moon. Recorded at Australian Science Communicator Group meeting, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or Download (5 min 3 s - 4.7 MB)
April 9Stuart Newman
Ph.D. Student
School of Zoology
University of Tasmania
Hobart
Cunning Crustaceans Beat Ozone Hole. How Krill in Antactic waters change depth to avoid solar ultraviolet radiation, and how the ozone hole affects them. Recorded at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Listen or Download (13 min 10 s - 12.3 MB)
April 23Bryan Gaensler
Young Australian of the Year 1999
Astronomer
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
The Death of Stars. How he uses the Hubble and Chandra satellites to study dead stars. Recorded at Scienceworks Museum, Spotswood.
Listen or download (10 min 12 s - 9.5 MB)
May 7David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
The New Horizons Programme of the European Space Agency. A description of the agency's science missions. Recorded at Melbourne University.
Listen or Download (16 min 20 s - 15.3 MB)
May 14Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
The Case For Mars - Parallels in Earth Exploration. Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (17 min 48 s - 16.6 MB)
May 28Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
The Case For Mars - Plan to get to Mars. Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (19 min 12 s - 18.0 MB)
June 4Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
The Case For Mars - Surviving the trip to Mars. Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (17 min 54 s - 16.7 MB)
June 11Various SpeakersThe ceremony to name the Mars Exploration Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity". Included comments of Sean O'Keefe, NASA Administrator, and Sofie Collis, 3rd grade pupil, naming competition winner. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 11Orlando Figaruo
Director
Mars Exploration Program
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
The current cycle of Mars exploration builds on earlier findings, and prepares way for next cycle of craft. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 11Omar Baez
Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Launcher processing milestones for the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 18Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
The Case For Mars - Settling Mars. Re-edit of 2000 March 22 broadcast. Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (21 min 2 s - 19.6 MB)
June 18Ed Weiler
Associate Administrator
Space Science
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
How NASA plans to "follow the water on Mars" in its search for life. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 18Farouse Maderi
Manager
Mars Exploration Programme
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
An overview of Mars exploration. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 18Kris Walsh
Director
Boeing Delta
Cape Canaveral
Florida
Mars Exploration Rover launch sequence from Delta liftoff to rover separation. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 18Peter Thiesinger
Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Tracking the early part of the Mars Exploration Rover mission as it leaves the vicinity of Earth. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 18Joe Colombio
Weather Officer
45th Weather Squadron
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Florida
Weather forecast for the first Mars Exploration Rover launch. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 25Gerard van Belle
Astronomer
How interferometry tells us new details about the shape of Altair, a nearby star. (Courtesy, Space Telescope Science Institute)
June 25David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
The SMART 1 spacecraft and its mission. Recorded at Melbourne University.
Listen or Download (2 min 07 s - 1.9 MB)
June 25Dave Labery
Director
Mars Exploration Rover
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Making the most of the opportunities available to the Mars Exploration Rovers whilst on Mars. (Courtesy, NASA)
June 25Peter Theisinger
Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
The Mars Exploration Rovers and their Delta launch vehicles. (Courtesy, NASA)
July 2Jim Barbon
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration Rover
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
NASA Mars Exploration. (Courtesy, NASA)
July 9Cathy Weitz
Scientist
Mars Exploration Rover
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
The Mars Exploration Rover Landing Sites. (Courtesy, NASA)
July 9David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
ESA Astronomy Satellites. Recorded at Melbourne University.
Listen or Download (9 min 39 s - 9.0 MB)
July 23Brian Embleton
Executive Director
Cooperatice Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Links between the Japanese and Australian space industries. Current status and future directions. Recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide.
Listen or Download (7 min 35 s - 7.1 MB)
July 30Joy Crisp
Project Scientist
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Simultaneous Rover Operations on Mars. (Courtesy, NASA)
August 13Ed Stone
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Voyager searches for the heliopause. (Courtesy, NASA)
August 20Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
The Case For Mars - Exploring Mars. Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (19 min 52 s - 18.6 MB)
Listen or Download entire Mars opposition show 2003 August 20, including Zubrin (60 min 37 s - 55.5 MB)
August 27Hal Gehman
Chairman
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Announcement of the findings of the Board. (Courtesy, NASA)
August 27John Logsdon
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Cause of accident rooted in history of NASA. (Courtesy, NASA)
August 27Scott Hubbard
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Impact testing showed "The foam did it". (Courtesy, NASA)
August 27Sheila Widnall
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Analyses of reentry data and debris. (Courtesy, NASA)
August 27David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
The SMART 1 spacecraft and its mission to test new propulsion technologies. Recorded at Melbourne University.
Listen or Download (10 min 43 s - 9.8 MB)
August 27Heather Couper
Nigel Henbest
Authors
United Kingdom
Mars. A description of the red planet, and the research into their latest book. Recorded at Science In The Pub, Science Communicators Group, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or Download (16 min 10 s - 15.1 MB)
September 3John Barry
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Leadership at NASA and the broken safety culture. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 3Heather Couper
Nigel Henbest
Authors
United Kingdom
Mars. The new findings of the Mars Global Surveyor and a re-evaluation of the Viking Lander results. Assertion that Viking did find life. Recorded at Science In The Pub, Science Communicators Group, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or Download (8 min 38 s - 8.1 MB)
September 3Noel Schmidt
Chairman
Melbourne Branch
Royal Aeronautical Society
Melbourne
Introduction and welcome to Franklin Chang-Diaz. Recorded at the Air Force Club, South Yarra.
Listen or Download (2 min 15 s - 2.1 MB)
September 3Franklin Chang-Dìaz
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
and
NASA Astronaut
How We Put a Space Shuttle Mission Together. Description of the preparations for a Space Station assembly mission. Recorded at the Air Force Club, South Yarra.
Listen or Download (10 min 27 s - 9.8 MB)
September 10Steven Wallace
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Schedule pressure and decision making at NASA. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 10Heather Couper
Nigel Henbest
Authors
United Kingdom
Mars. The Alan Hills meteorite and the controversy over whether it contained fossils. Recorded at Science In The Pub, Science Communicators Group, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or Download (6 min 16 s - 5.8 MB)
September 10Franklin Chang-Dìaz
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
and
NASA Astronaut
Flying Aboard the Space Shuttle. Description of his experiences on a Space Station assembly mission. Recorded at the Air Force Club, South Yarra.
Listen or Download (8 min 37 s - 8.0 MB)
September 17Stephen Turcotte
Member
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Maintenance issues with "good people" on the shop floor. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 17Hal Gehman
Chairman
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Recommendations of the Board. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 17Heather Couper
Nigel Henbest
Authors
United Kingdom
Mars. Recent research into life on Mars. The current missions to Mars. Recorded at Science In The Pub, Science Communicators Group, Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne.
Listen or Download (8 min 38 s - 8.1 MB)
September 24Colleen Hartman
Director
Solar System Exploration Division
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
The Fate Of Galileo. Why the Galileo mission is to end, possible life on Jovian moons, prevention of biological contamination, plans to return to Jupiter. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 24Claudia Alexander
Project Manager
Galileo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Galileo's Last 24 Hours. A description of how Galileo will be plunged into the Jovian atmosphere. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 24Jim Erickson
former Project Manager
Galileo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Trials and tribulations of the Galileo Mission. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 24Micael Belton
Imaging Team Leader
Galileo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The Science Discoveries of the Galileo Mission. (Courtesy, NASA)
September 24Don Williams
Principal Investigator
Energetic Particles Detector
Galileo Project
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Galileo's findings about charged particles at Io and Ganymede. (Courtesy, NASA)
October 8Rosaly Lopes
Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Galileo's Travels - Part One. Outline of the Galileo mission conception, launch and journey to Jupiter. Recorded at the von Karman Auditorium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory by JPL. (Courtesy, NASA)
December 12McClelland
Presidential Spokesperson
The White House
Washington, D.C.
Statement squashing rumours the President Bush will announce a human flight to Mars in his speech at Kitty Hawk to mark the centenary of powered flight. Recorded at The White House, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy, The White House)
December 17John Kennedy
President
United States of America
The 1961 Rice University Speech in full, in which new space initiatives were announced. Broadcast in jest as a model or template for President Bush's Wright brothers speech, expected to be made in a few hours at Kitty Hawk. Cross out the word "Moon" and replace it with "Mars", we suggested, otherwise all Bush had to do was reread Kennedy's speech.
December 24Wes Huntress
former Associate Administrator for Space Science
NASA

Robert Zubrin
President
Mars Society

David Woods
Professor of Ergonomics
Ohio University

Rick Tumlinson
President
Space Frontier Foundation. (Audio inserts courtesy U.S. Senate)

Comments to a full hearing of the Commerce Committee of the United States Senate on the impact of the flight of Shenzhou 5 on the United States. (Courtesy U.S. Senate)