SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2010

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
February 17Michael Thompson
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Global oscillations in the Sun, the SOHO satellite, what helioseismology tells us about the solar interior, and how the Solar Dynamics Observatory will help solve the challenges facing helioseismology.
Listen or download (15 min 17 s - 14.4 MB)
March 17Ian Bryce
former Engineer
Asia Pacific Space Center
Sydney
The new Soyuz ST rocket, and its new launch pad in Kourou, French Guyana.
Listen or download 16 min 04 s - 15.1 MB)
March 24Bill Wood
former Crew Supervisor
Deep Space Tracking Network
Goldstone
California
His role in the Apollo lunar and Skylab missions, and the Voyager odyssey to the outer planets. Why the Apollo 11 moonwalk television pictures were initially upside down.
Listen or download 9 min 50 s - 9.2 MB)
April 5Andrew Rennie
President
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Just hours before the launch of STS 131, a report on activities at the Kennedy Space Center. (Interview by Janette B)
Listen or download 8 min 4 s - 7.4 MB
April 7Terry Lloyd
former Engineer (Computers)
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Canberra
Overview of career and how he came to work at Honeysuckle Creek during Apollo 11. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download 10 min 22 s - 9.7 MB
April 7Andrew Rennie
President
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
The launch of STS 131 as seen from the Press Site at the Kennedy Space Center. (Inteview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download 26 min 41 s - 25.0 MB
April 14Andrew Rennie
President
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Events at the Kennedy Space Center, including the ongoing STS 131 mission, a political rally at Cocoa to "SaveSpace", rollover of Atlantis from Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vertical Assembly Building in preparation for the STS 132 mission, and preparations to see President Obama's visit to the Kennedy Space Center. (Inteview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (30 min 15 s - 28.4 MB)
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April 21Michael Abdilla
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
What Andrew Rennie (Producer/Presenter, The Space Show, 88.3 Sothern FM, Mentone) did at the Kennedy Space Center. Included seeing president Obama, landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery at the end of STS 131, and preparations for the launch of Atlantis on STS 132. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (17 min 36 s - 16.5 MB)
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April 28Andrew Rennie
President
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Attending the "American Space program 21st Century Conference" at the Kennedy Space Center with U.S. President Obama as a temporary member of the White House Press Corps. Synopsis of discussions held with Buzz Aldrin, Andy Thomas, Neil Tyson, John Grunsfeld, Edward Crawley and others. (Interview by Michael Abdilla)
Listen or download (31 min 17 s - 29.3 MB)
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May 5Andrew Rennie
Producer/Presenter
The Space Show
88.3 Southern FM
Melbourne
His trip to Florida to see the launch of STS 131, the preparations to launch STS 132 and President Obama's space policy speech. (Inteview by Michael Abdilla)
Listen or download (58 min 38 s - 54.9 MB)
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May 5Edward Crawley
Member
Augustine Commission
also Professor of Engineering
MIT
The future for privately developed spacecraft, Obama's vision for space exploration and the development of a global enterprise.
Listen or download (6 min 46 s - 6.4 MB) (also included in item above)
May 12David Cox
Project Manager
ESS Research
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Plant experiments aboard STS 131. Kennedy Space Center biological research on the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
Listen or download (12 min 07 s - 11.4 MB)
May 12Shuji Araki
Adviser to the Director
ISS / JEM Public Affairs and Information System Unit
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Tsukuba Space Center
Japan
Kibo, STS 131, astronaut Yamazaki, public support for Japan's space efforts, return of hayabusa to Australia, and Australian-Japanese cooperation.
Listen or download (6 min 37 s - 6.2 MB)
May 12Jay Chladek
Nebraska Press Association
The STS 131 launch experience compared to the Aries 1X launch.
Listen or download (5 min 31 s - 5.2 MB)
May 19Alan Walters
Photographer
Universe Today
Florida
Impressions of seeing the landing of STS 131.
Listen or download (1 min 11 s - 1.1 MB)
May 19Marion Chevalier
Public Affairs Officer
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
At Launch Complex 39 with the rotating service structure about to be rotated open to expose space shuttle discovery the day before the launch of STS 131.
listen or download (2 min 01 s - 1.9 MB)
May 19Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
His experience of seeing the STS 132 crew walkout from thier preparation quarters and viewing the launch of STS 132 from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Also his subsequent trip to the Marshall Spaceflight Center.
Listen or download (23 min 19 s - 21.9 MB)
May 26Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Visit to Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during STS 132. His experience talking to the STS 132 and ISS crew as they orbited the Earth.
Listen or download (12 min 02 s - 11.3 MB)
May 26Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South West Institute
Boulder
Colarado
The future of spaceflight and the exploration of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft. (Courtesy E&S)
May 26Jerry Ross
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
His current job in NASA, the STS 132 Crew arrival at the Kennedy Space Center for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, and his pending retirement.
Listen or download (2 min 29 s - 2.3 MB)
June 2Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Eyewitness account of the landing of the space shuttle Atlantis at the conclusion of the STS 132 mission. Flying one of the Space Shuttle simulators at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Listen or download (24 min 00 s - 22.5 MB)
June 2STS 132 CrewResponses by each of the six crew members of STS 132 to questions. (Courtesy KSC via P Aylward)
June 2Mani Perala
Media Escort
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
What happens in the Orbiter Processing Facility, the rollover of Atlantis from the OPF to the Vehicle Assembly Building and the activities that will take place in the VAB to prepare Atlantis for its STS 132 mission.
Listen or download (2 min 57 s - 2.8 MB)
June 16Peter Jenniskens
Meteor Astronomer
Ames Research Center and SETI Institute
Mountain View
California
Observations of the Hayabusa reentry from the NASA DC8 aircraft, and what the observations he collected will be used for once analysed. Also his earlier observations of the Stardust reentry.
Listen or download (8 min 27 s - 7.9 MB)
June 16Christina Gianapapa
Eindhoven Univesity of Technology
The Netherlands
Her role in developing the TERRAS instrument that she will use to observe the reentry of Hayabusa from the NASA DC8 aircraft flying out of Melbourne. Her earlier experience observing the European Space Agency's ATV reentry. The advantages of spectroscopic observations.
Listen or download (2 min 10 s - 2.0 MB)
June 16Thomas Mariovsky
Institute of Space Systems
University of Stuggart
Germany
His role aboard the NASA DC8 as it flew out of Melbourne to observe the rentry of Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft as it returned to Earth near Woomera.
Listen or download (0 min 27 s - 0.4 MB)
June 16Bridgette Berman
16-year old Junior
Southfield School
Brookline
Massachusetts
How she qualified to be invited to fly aboard the NASA DC8 aircraft flying out of Melbourne to observe the reentry of Hayabusa, and her role aboard the aircraft. How she will analyse her data and her career aspirations.
Listen or download (4 min 33 s - 4.3 MB)
June 16Andrew Thomas
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
His current role within NASA on the Constellation project and how that might change in the light of the annoucements made a few minutes earlier by US President Obama. His wife's pending launch aboard Soyuz TMA-19 on a six month mission to the International Space Station. How hard Shannon Walker had worked to earn the position of Soyuz Flight Engineer, and his intention to travel to Baikonur Cosmodrome to see her launch.
Listen or download (4 min 05 s - 3.8 MB)
June 16Angelo Di Grazia
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
A brief summation of his visit to the Kennedy Space Center to see the launch of STS 132.
Listen or download (2 min 07 s - 2.3 MB)
June 23Bridgette Berman
16-year old Junior
Southfield School
Brookline
Massachusetts
Why, at age 14, she wrote the book Dorie Witt's Guide To Surviving Bullies, which is a diary of a teenager suffering bullying.
Listen or download (1 min 45 s - 1.6 MB)
June 30Angelo Di Grazia
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
A detailed description of his visit to the Kennedy Space Center to see the launch of STS 132. How he planned his visit and the launch viewing experience.
Listen or download (13 min 39 s - 12.8 MB)
July 14Chris Russell
Principal Investigator
Dawn Mission
A discussion about the Dawn spacecraft's mission to explore asteroids Vesta and Ceres. (Courtesy Elaine Marconi, JPL)
August 11James Neihouse
Director of Photography
Hubble 3D, Space Station 3D and Mission To Mir
How he taught astronauts how to use IMAX cameras, his experiences at Baikonur Cosmodrome, the new movie Hubble 3D and the emerging possiblities opened by nascent camera technologies.
Listen or download (10 min 27 s - 9.8 MB)
August 11David Booty
Senioor Technical Adviser
IMAX Melbourne.
A tour of the projection box at IMAX Melbourne. Differences between IMAX and 35 mm projection, the IMAX audio system, the projector lamps, the screen and how 3D films are projected.
Listen or download (9 min 11 s - 8.6 MB)
August 25Peter Aylward
Clark Aylward
Martin Aylward
Review of the Hubble 3D IMAX movie.
Listen or download (22 min 25 s - 20.5 MB)
September 8Kate Doolan
Author of "Fallen Astronauts"
Chelsea
The prospects for an additional spaceflight by the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Included many extracts from relevant NASA press conferences with comments by John Shannon (Mangaer, Space Shuttle Program), Kurt Shireman (Deputy Manager, International Space Station), Robert Cabana (Director, Kennedy Space Center), Pete Nickolenko (STS 131 Launch Director), Bill Gerstenmaier (NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations) and Mike Moses (Space Shuttle Launch and Integration Manager).
Listen or download (36 min 27 s - 34.2 MB)
October 20Crowley Peters
Brown University

Jessica Sunshine
University of Maryland

Evidence for water on the Moon. (Courtesy LSI)
October 20John Mather
Nobel Laureate
Astrophysics Division
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The cosmic background radiation, his role in the measurement of it, and the effect on him of being awarded a Nobel Prize. (Courtesy GSFC)
November 10Tim Larson
Project Manager
EPOXI
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Overview of the EPOXI part of the Deep Impact spacecraft's mission. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 10Rick Grammier
Director
Solar System Exploration
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The deep Impact mission in the context of exploring the solar system. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 10Mike A'Hearn
Principal Investigator
EPOXI
University of Maryland
Maryland
The objectives of the Deep Impact spacecraft as is passes Comet Hartley 2. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 10Cladia Alexander
Project Scientist
Rosetta
European Space Agency
The Rosetta spacecraft's mission, which is enroute to orbit and land on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 10Don Yeomans
Manager
Near Earth Objects Office
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.
What we might expect from Deep Impact as it flies past Comet Hartley 2. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 17Malcolm Hartley
Astronomer
Siding Springs Observatory
Coonabarabran
How he discovered the comet that now bears his name. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
November 17Don Yeomans
Manager
Near Earth Objects Office
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.
Description of the first pictures from Deep Impact as it flew past Comet Hartley 2. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
December 01Charles Elachi
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Comments on the successful flyby by the Deep Impact spacecraft of Comet Hartley 2. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)