SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2005

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 5Jean-Pierre Lebreton
Mission Manager / Project Scientist
Huygens
Noordwijk
The Netherlands
The Huygens spacecraft and its mission. Interview by Kay. (Courtesy JPL)
Janaury 12Joel Tumbiolo
Weather Officer
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The weather forecast for the Deep Impact mission launch. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
January 12Omar Baez
Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The Deep Impact mission. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
January 12Lucy McFadden
Mission Scientist
Professor of Astronomy
University of Maryland
The Deep Impact Mission. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
January 19David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
Remarks on the successful landing of Huygens on Titan. (Courtesy ESA)
January 19Edelgard Bulmanh
Minister for Education and Research
Germany
Praise for the successful landing of Huygens on Titan. (Courtesy ESA)
January 19Jean-Jaques Dordain
Director General
European Space Agency
Paris
Announcement of success of Huygens. Additional celebratory remarks made as Huygens continued to send data from the surface of Titan. (Courtesy ESA)
February 2Bob Mitchell
Programme Manager
Cassini
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Comments on the successful landing of Huygens on Titan. Interview by Kay of JPL Public Affairs. (Courtesy JPL)
February 2Lucy McFadden
Mission Scientist
Professor of Astronomy
University of Maryland
Responses to public questions about the Deep Impact Mission. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
February 9Lucy McFadden
Mission Scientist
Professor of Astronomy
University of Maryland
Additional responses to public questions about the Deep Impact Mission. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
February 9Omar Baez
Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Review of the Deep Impact coundown events. Interview by Tiffany Nail, Public Affairs Officer, Kennedy Space Centre. (Courtesy KSC)
February 23Azadeh Tabazadeh
Atmospheric Scientist
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
Research into global warming, its causes and effects. (Courtesy Ames Research Center).
March 23Michelle Kitchley
Research Scientist
Manufactiring and Infrastructure Technology
CSIRO
Clayton
Use of synchrotron radiation to study wool fibre structure and learn how to make silk-like wool.
March 23Bryce Carnigan
Australian Synchrotron
Clayton
What a synchrotron is, how it works and details of the Australian Synchrotron.
March 23Robert Noss
Senior Research Scientist
Australian National Laboratory
Canberra
The numerous uses of synchrotrons in scientific research.
March 23Nicola Scarlett
CSIRO Minerals
Melbourne
Use of synchrotron radiation in studying nickel ore leaching and soil remediation after mining.
April 6Catharine Conley
Scientist
Harvey Mudd College
The nematode centrifuge research project. (Interview courtesy Ames Research Center)
June 1Simon Singh
Author
United Kingdom
The book "Big Bang - The Most Important Discovery of all time and why you need to know about it."
Listen or Download (6 min 10 s - 5.8 MB)
June 22John Kuglin
Associate Dean for Continuing Education
University of Montanna

Executive Director
EOS Mission
NASA

New developments in remote sensing satellites, the use of their data in Geographic Information Systems, and the application of these systems in education.
Listen or Download (9 min 49 s - 9.1 MB)
July 6Mike A'HearnObjectives of the Deep Impact Mission. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 6Dave Spencer
Manager
Deep Impact Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
How the Deep Impact mission got to comet Temple 1. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 6David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
Partnership between the European Space Agency and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Deep Impact and Rosetta, and the use of the European Southern Observatory to observe comet Temple 1. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 13Don Yeomans
Member
Science team
Deep Impact
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The final approach of the Deep Impact Impactor to comet Temple 1. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 13Chris Jones
Director
Planetary Flight Projects
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Mission objectives of Deep Impact, what could go wrong and how impact wil be confirmed. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 13Rick Vermeer
Manager
Deep Impact
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
One hour to impact of Deep Impact with comet Temple 1. The shape of the comet and its jets. (Courtesy Kay Yee, NASA)
July 13Peter Aylward
Reporter
The Space Show
88.3 Southern FM
Melbourne
Live-to-air interview from the countdown clock at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, just ten hours before the scheduled launch of STS 114.
Listen or Download (9 min 4 s - 8.5 MB)
July 20Peter Aylward
Reporter
The Space Show
88.3 Southern FM
Melbourne
Experiences at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, awaiting the scheduled launch of STS 114.
August 17Jan Davis
Director
Safety Mission Assurance
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville
Alabama

former NASA Astronaut

Changes to the External Tank of the Space Shuttle, her responsibilities during the STS 114 mission, former experience as astronaut, future of manned spaceflight. (Interviewed by Peter Aylward)
Listen or Download (10 min 14 s - 9.6 MB)
August 17Scott Thurston
Atalntis Vehicle Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Work on STS 114, STS 121 and STS 300. Return to flight vehicle changes. Career and what his job entails. (Interviewed by Peter Aylward)
Listen or Download (12 min 18 s - 11.5 MB)
August 31Steve Squyres
Project Scientist
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
The current status of and immediate future plans for the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
Listen or Download (3 min 38 s - 3.4 MB)
August 31Kathy Winters
Weather Officer
45th Weather Squadron
U.S. Air Force
Cape Canaveral
Weather conditions needed for shuttle launch, and for landing at abort sites. (Interview Peter Aylward)
Listen or Download (1 min 21 s - 1.3 MB)
September 14Steve Squyres
Project Scientist
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
The instruments aboard the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Choosing their landing sites, and what was found there. How they survived the martian winter. What may "kill" the rovers in the end.
Listen or Download (13 min 58 s - 13.1 MB)
September 21David Leckrane
Asatronomer
USA
Detecting planets around stars. (Courtesy Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute.
September 28Martin George
Curator Astronomy
Launceston Planetarium
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Launceston
Tasmania
How he assists the community with their astronomical querries. The Launceston planetarium and its shows.
Listen or Download (12 min 20 s - 11.6 MB)
October 5Various Southern FM presentersSpace recollections. To mark the closure of our Moorabbin Arts Center studios, Southern FM programme presenters were interviewed abouth their recollections of and attitudes to space events such as the first Moon landing.
October 12Nikyla Smith
Artist
Queensland
Aviation art exhibition opens at Melbourne Airport.
Listen or Download (14 min 31 s - 13.6 MB)
October 26Eric Jones
Editor
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Wodonga
History research work on the Apollo project, conversations with astronauts, and the IMAX movie "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D."
Listen or Download (25 min 35 s - 24.0 MB)
November 16Deepak Srivastava
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
How simulated carbon nanotubes may be used in new computers that may assist in space exploration. (Courtesy ARC)
December 7Steve Squyres
Project Scientist
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
The Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and their findings. New objectives for both rovers.
Listen or Download (8 min 15 s - 7.7 MB)
December 7Bruce Murray
California Institute of Technology
California
Comparisons between Japan's space programme and America's. (Courtesy JAXA)