SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2006

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 25Denise Kato
Spacecraft Design Engineer
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
USA
The Stardust mission. (Courtesy JPL)
Janauary 25Omar Baez
Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Launch vehicle processing for the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft aboard an Atlas Centaur rocket. (Courtesy KSC)
January 25Joe Tumbiolo
Weather Officer
45 Weather Squadron
Cape Canaveral Air Force Base
Florida
Weather Forecasting for the New Horizons launch. (Courtesy KSC)
February 8Roger Crouch
Chief Scientist
NASA
and
Eugene Tan
Director
Physical Sciences Division
Office of Biological and Physical Reseach
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Physical Science Experiments Aboard STS 107 (Coutesy KSC)
February 8Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
The scientific findings of the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
February 22Dave Kusnierkiewicz
Systems Engineer
New Horizons Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Preparation of the New Horizons spacraft for launch. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
February 22Mark Leon
Manager
Learning Technology Program
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
The Telescopes in Education project. (Courtesy ARC)
February 22Buzz Aldrin
former NASA Astronaut
Vision for 2069. What he hopes will come to pass 100 years after his landing on the Moon aboard Apollo 11. (Courtesy JAXA)
March 8Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rovers
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
What the Mars Exploration Rovers are doing on Mars. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
March 8Bruce Murray
California Institute of Technology
California
Reasons why Japan must overcome its difficulties in space and move ahead in space exploration. (Courtesy JAXA)
March 15James Kennedy
Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Preparations for the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto, and KSC's involvement in other NASA space launched to the planets. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
March 15Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South West Institute
Boulder
Colorado
The New Horizons Mission, tribute to Clyde Tombaugh. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
March 15Venetia Burney Phair
retired school teacher
Epsom
England
How she came to name the planet Pluto seventysix years ago. (Courtesy Edward Goldstein, NASA)
March 29Paul Doherty
Senior Scientist
NASA
Preparations of observe the 2006 Solar eclipse. (Courtesy NASA)
March 29Lou Mayo
Astronomer
Goddard Space Flight Center
Maryland
Solar Eclipses. (Courtesy NASA)
April 5Joe Davila
Astronomer
Goddard Space Flight Center
Maryland
Plans to conduct an experiment in Libya diring the 2006 solar eclipse. (Courtesy NASA)
April 12Don McCoy
Venus Express Project
Canadian Space Agency

Manfred Warhaut
Flight Director
Venus Express
European Space Agency

Jean-Jaques Dordain
Director-General
European Space Agency
Paris

Comments following the successful arrival of the Venus Express into Venusian orbit. (Coutesy Daniel Scula, ESA)
April 12Paul McCartney
Musician
England
How he became involved in a project to broadcast a live concert to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Courtesy NASA)
April 26John Calvert
Integration Manager
CALIPSO/Cloudsat
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
How the two spacecraft were prepared for launch aboard a Delta 2 rocket. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
April 26Ron Boain
Project Manager
Cloudsat
NASA
The processing flow in preparing the Cloudsat satellite for launch. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
April 26Steve Volz
Program Executive
Cloudsat/CALIPSO
NASA
The missions of these two spacecraft. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
April 26Kevin Brown
Project Manager
CALIPSO
NASA
The misson of the CALIPSO satellite. (Courtesy Bruce Buckingham, KSC)
May 17John Young
Retired NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Discussion of the first Space Shuttle Mission, STS 1, to mark its 25th anniversary. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
May 24Marcello Coradini
Co-ordinator
Solar System Missions
European Space Agency
Paris
France
The Cassini-Huygens mission. (Courtesy JAXA)
May 31Cameron Boyd
Satellite Programme Manager
Austalian Space Research Institute
Description of the Joint Australian Ukrainian Engineering Satellite, JAUESAT.
Listen or Download (7 min 22 s - 6.9 MB)
June 21Jeff Spaulding
NASA Test Director
Countdown Team Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
What is involved in managing Shuttle countdowns and launch scrubs. (Interview by Peter Aylward and others)
Listen or Download (4 min 25 s - 4.1 MB)
June 21Jeff Higginbottom
Payload Manager
STS 114
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Returning waste from space, be it faeces, urine, dirty clothes or the Kurs docking system off the Progress and Soyuz spacecrft. (Interview by Peter Aylward and others)
Listen or Download Kurs Docking System (2 min 4 s - 1.9 MB)
Listen or Download Waste Recovery (5 min 56 s - 5.6 MB)
June 28??
STS114 Countdown Team Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Heating the external tank during fuelling operations. (Interview by Peter Aylward and others)
Listen or Download (2 min 37 s - 2.5 MB)
June 29Richard Mastracchio
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
Experiences as an astronaut aboard STS 106, preparations for STS 121 / STS 300, and his training for STS 117. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or Download (10 min 58 s - 10.3 MB)
July 12STS 121 CrewCrew comments from aboard the International Space Station. (Interview by Mike Sneider, Associated Press, courtesy NASA)
July 12Debbie Hahn
Payload Mission Manager
ULF-1.1 STS 121
Her role in preparing the STS 121 payload for flight to the International Space Station. (Interview George Diller, Public Affairs Officer, KSC)
July 12Mike Leinbach
Launch Director
STS 121
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
His role in preparing and launching the Space Shuttle Discovery. (Interview George Diller, Public Affairs Officer, KSC)
July 26David Wolfe
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Description of his three missions aboard STS 58, STS 86, STS 89, STS 112 and Mir. Also the Crew Exploration Vehicle and the end of the Shuttle era. (Interview Peter Aylward)
Listen or Download (9 min 48 s - 9.2 MB)
August 2STS 121 CrewCrew of Columbia respond to questions from a reporter for USA Today. (Courtesy NASA)
August 2Anne Brumfitt
Education Consultant
ESTEC
Nordwijk
Netherlands
The European Space Agency's science, mathematics and technology education programme.
Listen or Download (10 min 53 s - 10.2 MB)
August 2Andrew Gould
Scientist
PlanetQuest
Ohio State University
Ohio
The PlanetQuest objectives to hunt for the unseen components of the universe, such as extrasolar planets. (Courtesy Jo Pitesky, NASA)
August 9Ed Stone
California Institute of Technology
Los Angeles
California
The Voyager mission to find the edge of the solar magnetosphere. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
August 9Philip Teakle
Director
Australian Space Research Institute
Adelaide
Discussion of a 2002 plan to place a nuclear waste depository at Woomera, and ASRI's attitude to that proposal.
Listen or Download (11 min 33 s - 10.8 MB)
August 16Michael Pakakis
Director
Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Strathmore
An extensive opening day tour of the Victorian Space Science Education Centre in the grounds of Strathmore Secondary College, including the simulated Mars surface, the Mars Mission Control, the Mars Sample Analysis Laboratory, the Space Station Mission Control, the Space Station Laboratory and the Massimo Room.
Listen or Download (22 min 8 s - 20.7 MB)
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August 23Michael Kaiser
Project Scientist
STEREO Mission
NASA

Jim Adams
Deputy Project Manager
STEREO Mission
NASA

How the STEREO Mission will use two spacecraft in heliocentric orbit to give stereoscopic views of the Sun and of coronal mass ejections. (Courtesy NASA>
August 23Ed Reynolds
Project Manager
STEREO Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
August 23Jim Adams
Deputy Project Manager
STEREO Mission
NASA
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
August 23Michael Kaiser
Project Scientist
STEREO Mission
NASA
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
August 30Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
The Space Olympiads and the Australian 2006 Team.
Listen or Download (5 min 8 s - 4.8 MB)
September 6Robbie Ashley
ISS Payload Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Preparing the P3/P4 Truss segment for its flight aboard STS 115 to the International Space Station. (Courtesy Geoge Diller, KSC)
September 6Mike Leinbach
Launch Director STS115
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The mission objectives and launch preparations of STS115. (Courtesy Anita Barrett, KSC)
September 6Peter Aylward
Reporter
The Space Show
Melbourne
STS 115 Launch preprations, live-to-air from the Kennedy Space Center.
September 13Peter Aylward
Reporter
The Space Show
Melbourne
STS 115 Launch countdown, scrub and recycle, live-to-air from the Kennedy Space Center.
September 20Peter Aylward
Reporter
The Space Show
Melbourne
STS 115 Launch and flight so far, live-to-air from the Kennedy Space Center.
October 18John Troll
Alignment Engineer
STEREO Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
October 23Stuart Hill
Lead Mechanical Engineer
STEREO Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
October 23Peter Sharer
Mission Designer
STEREO Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
His work on the STEREO Mission. (Courtesy NASA, ABC Radio WA)
November 1James Kennedy
Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The role of the Kennedy Space Center in the launch of STEREO mission from Cape Canaveral. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
November 1Ed Reynolds
Project Manager
STEREO Mission
Preparing STEREO for its solar study mission. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
November 1Rex Englehardt
Mission Integration Manager
STEREO Mission
Assembly of the Delta rocket used to launch the twin STEREO spacecraft. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
November 1Omar Baez
Launch Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Post launch comments on the STEREO Mission countdown and launch. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
November 8Leanne McMahon
Education Officer
ScienceWorks Museum
Spotswood
A tour of the interactive space exhibit at ScienceWorks, on display until 2007 April 29.
Listen or Download (16 min 43 s - 15.7 MB)
November 29Edward Smith
Project Scientist
Ulysses
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Ulysses begins its third orbit over solar poles, sixteen years after launch into heliocentric orbit. (Courtesy JPL)
November 29Kevin Baines
Project Scientist
Cassini
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Possible discovery by the Cassini spacecraft of hurricane like features at Saturn's South Pole. (Courtesy Jane Platt, JPL)
December 6Debbie Hahn
Payload Manager
STS 116
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The P5 Truss and SPACEHAB payloads aboard STS 116 Discovery, and her role in preparing them for launch. (Courtesy George Diller, KSC)
December 6Mike Leinbach
Launch Director STS116
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The status of the Space Shuttle fleet, and preparations to launch Discovery on its STS 116 mission to the International Space Station. (Courtesy Kay Grinter, KSC)
December 13Michael Malin
Principal Investigator
Mars Orbiter Camera
Mars Global Surveyor
Malin Space Science Systems
San Diego
California
Discussion of the apparent discovery of recent water flows in two gullies on Mars, and of 20 new impact craters. (Courtesy JPL)