SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2006

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
February 8Dave Kusnierkiewicz
Systems Engineer
New Horizons Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
The New Horizons spacecraft mission and the early stages of its voyage to Pluto. (Courtesy KSC)
February 8Mike Johnson
Technical Officer
International Launch Services
The Atlas 5 rocket and its use to launch the New Horizons spacecraft. (Courtesy KSC)
February 8Colleen Hartman
Deputy Assistant Administrator
Science Mission Assets
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
New Horizons spacecraft in the context of other NASA goals. (Courtesy KSC)
February 15Nigel Henbest
Writer
United Kingdom
Mars and Earth rocks compared. (Recorded at Science Communicators, Redback brewery Hotel, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (6 min 26 s - 6.0 MB)
February 15Robert Zubrin
President
Mars Society
USA
The Mars Direct Plan to send humans to Mars. (Courtesy US Senate)
February 15David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
The LISA project to place three spacecraft into orbit to seek gravitational waves. (Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (3 min 56 s - 3.6 MB)
March 22Franklin Chang-Dìaz
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
and
NASA Astronaut
Humans reach into the Cosmos. The difference between near-Earth missions such as Mir space station or lunar landings, and deep space missions to the planets. Why humans seek to go into space. Recorded at the Air Force Club, South Yarra.
Listen or Download (12 min 05 s - 11.3 MB)
April 5Edward Stone
Professor of Physics
California Institute of Technology
California
The journey of the Voyager spacecraft beyond the outer planets. (Courtesy JAXA)
April 12Paul McCartney
Musician
England
A recording of the live concert broadcast from California to the two astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and their responses. Included the songs "Good Day Sunshine" and "English Tea". (Courtesy NASA)
April 19Manfred Warhaut
Flight Operations Director
ESA

David Southwood
Director of Science
ESA

Don McCoy
Project Manager
Venus Express

Håken Svedhem
Project Scientist
Venus Express

Comments made after the successful placement of the Venus Express into orbit around Venus. (Courtesy ESA)
May 24John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
The Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
May 31John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
The Mission of the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
June 7Melissa McGraf
Deputy Director
Solar System Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Introduction to the New Horizons , the first mission to Pluto. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South West Institute
Boulder
Colarado
The science background of the New Horizon's mission, and an introduction to the relatives of Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7Richard Binzel
Co-investigator
New Horizons
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge
Massachussetts
What we already know about Pluto. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7William McKinnon
Co-investigator
New Horizons
Washington University
St Louis
Missouri
Pluto and Charon. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7Dale Cruickshank
Co-investigator
New Horizons
NASA Ames
Moffet Field
California
Pluto's icy surface and atmosphere. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7Fran Bagenal
Co-investigator
New Horizons
University of Colarado
Boulder
Colorado
Pluto as a comet. (Courtesy NASA)
June 7New Horizons Science TeamResposes to reporter's questions. (Courtesy NASA)
June 14Venus Express TeamResponses to reporter's questions following orbit insertion. (Courtesy ESA)
June 21Venus Express TeamAdditional responses to reporter's questions following orbit insertion. (Courtesy ESA)
June 21John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
The blueberries and cross-bedded rocks discovered on the surface of Mars by the Mars Exploration rovers. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
June 28Charles Brodell
Program Manager
STS 107 Space Experiment Module
Goddard Space Flight Center
Maryland
Student experiments aboard the STS 107 mission. (Courtesy KSC)
June 28Ilan Ramon
Payload Specialist Astronaut
Israel
The Medditerranean dust experiment and Israel's attitude to future astronaut missions. (Courtesy KSC)
June 28Dan Burch
Mike Bloomfield
Stephen Frick
Lee Morin
Ellen Ochoa
Rex Walheim
Jerry Ross
Stephen Smith
NASA Astronauts
Houston
Texas
Comments on aspects of their work in the Shuttle and International Space Station programmes. (Courtesy NASA)
July 5Stephanie Sillson
Discovery Flow Manager Florida

William Geleltm
NASA Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas

STS 121 Preparations (Courtesy NASA)
August 30Hal Weaver
New Horizons
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
Science as a driver of the New Horizons mission to Pluto (Courtesy NASA)
August 30Dinnis Reuter
RALF Instrument
Goddard Spaceflight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The RALF instrument aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. (Courtesy NASA)
August 30Alan Stern
Project Scientist
New Horizons
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas
The Ultraviolet Spectrometer aboard New Horizons, and its use to detect airglow. (Courtesy NASA)
August 30Len Tyler
Radio Science Experiment
Stanford University
Palo Alto
California
How radio telescopes on Earth will measure radio signals passing through Pluto's atmosphere from the New Horizons spacecraft. (Courtesy NASA)
November 15Andrew Thomas
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
His experiences as an astronaut. (Recorded Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne. Broadcast truncated because of stereophonic phasing error in Crown's audio mixing console. To be rebroadcast in 2007.)
November 22Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
USA
Is Mars Affordable? Zubrin puts the case for sending humans to Mars, and describes an Australian initiative to help prepare for future missions. (Recorded Story Hall, RMIT, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (22 min 42 s - 21.2 MB)
November 22Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
The Hyperion project to study the heliopause, the boundary between the solar magnetosphere and the interstellar medium. (Recorded at Institution of Engineers, North Melbourne)
Listen or Download (19 min 32 s - 18.3 MB)
November 29David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
History of British space activities from 1957 to the present. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or Download (7 min 23 s - 6.9 MB)
December 6George W Bush
President
United States of America
Into the Cosmos. (Coutesy White House)
December 20David Finley
Dean Of Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
La Trobe University
Bundoora
Intoduction to Professor Southwood.
Listen or Download (2 min 42 s - 2.5 MB)
December 20David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
An overview of ESA's current space science activites. (Recorded at State Library of Victoria)
Listen or Download (11 min 30 s - 10.8 MB)