SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2011

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 5 Joe Veverka
Principal Investigator
Stardust-NEXT
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
How the Stardust spacecraft, rebadged as Stardust-NEXT, will visit Comet Temple 1. This comet was the original target of the Deep Impact spacecraft. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill, JPL)
January 20 Ed Weiler
Associate Administrator
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Comments after the 2010 November 5 flyby of the Deep Impact spacecraft of Comet Hartley 2 as part of the craft's EPOXI mission. (Courtesy Gay Yee Hill. JPL)
February 23 William Burochi
Principal Investigator
Ames Research Center

Jack Lissauer
Coinvestigator
Ames Research Center

Jack Morrissey
Kepler Working Group member

The objectives of the Kepler mission to search for extrasolar planets. (Courtesy Jessie Carpenter, ARC)
February 23 Pete Nickolenko
STS 131 Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Family and public involvement in the final space shuttle missions.
Listen or download (1 min 18 s - 1.2MB)
March 09 Stewart Gangell
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
His experience viewing the launch of STS 133 from a boat in the Banana River near Port Canaveral.
Listen or download (28 min 31 s - 17.6 MB)
March 16 Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Invitation for listeners to join in Yuri's Night celebrations on 2011 April 12, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight.
Listen or Download (5 min 54 s - 5.6 MB)
March 16 Glen Nagel
Media Liason
Deep Space Network
Tidbinbilla
ACT
The Messenger spacecraft and Tidbinbill'a prime role during Friday's orbit insertion burn to place the interplanetary spacraft into orbit around the planet Mercury.
Listen or Download (20 min 22 s - 19.1 MB)
March 23 Naomi Mathers
Programme Developer
Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Strathmore
Events planned at the Centre for Yuri's Night, a celebration of Yuri Gagarin's space flight aboard Vostok 1 on 1961 April 12. Also the educational activities at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Listen or Download (7 min 02 s - 19.1 MB)
April 13 Becky Voskoboinik
Presenter
Southern FM
Mentone

former Engineer
Moscow

Her memories of Yuri Gagarin's space flight aboard Vostok 1 and Valentine Tereskova's aboard Vostok 6.
Listen or Download (11 min 52 s - 11.1 MB)
April 20 Susan Cliff
Author
Space Harmonic
Melbourne
Description of the children's show "Space Harmonic", which is to be performed in July.
Listen or Download (22 min 52 s - 21.5 MB)
May 18 Angelo Di Grazia
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
His experience viewing the landing of STS 132 at the Kennedy Space Center.
Listen or download (13 min 37 s - 12.4 MB)
May 18 Gene Feldman
Oceanographer
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The now completed 13 year mission of the SeaWiFS satellite. (Courtesy GSFC)
June 1 Buzz Aldrin
Former Astronaut
How Australia can support the space programme. (See Pictures)
Listen or download (2 min 51 s - 2.7 MB)
June 1 John Grunsfeld
former NASA Astronaut
Deputy Director
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore
His views on Obama's space policy to send astronauts to asteroids.(Read Diary)
Listen or download (4 min 24 s - 4.1 MB)
June 1 Bill Nye
("The Science Guy")
Vice President
The Planetary Society
A snippet of his comments on importance of asteroids as goal for human exploration.
Listen or download (0 min 57 s - 0.9 MB)
June 1 Nancy Evans
Director of Sales
Marriott's Fairfield Inn and Suites
Titusville
Florida
Speaking as a private citizen and not as a representative of her employer, her reaction to President Obama's space policy speech made the day before at the Kennedy Space Center. The likely impact on Titusville of the policy.
Listen or download (10 min 16 s - 9.6 MB)
June 8 Robert Zubrin
President
Mars Society
His views on President Obama's space policy, and how we might get humans to Mars. (Courtesy MSA)
June 15 Jeffrey Hangst
CERN
Creating and trapping antimatter. (Courtesy E&S)
June 22 Louise Proctor
Project Scientist
Messenger
The early findings from the Messenger spacecraft as it approached Mercury. (Courtesy APL)
July 27 Adrian Brown
Research Scientist
Ames Research center
Mountain View
California
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, its mission, landing site selection and his role at the SETI Institute.
Listen or download (11 min 34 s - 10.9 MB)
August 24 Hideyuki Majima
Principal Investigator
Neurorad
Vice Dean, Professor and Chairman
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Japan
His experiment, flown aboard STS 131 to the International Space Station, to investigate the biological effects of space radiation and microgravity on mamalian cells.
Listen or Download (8 min 39 s - 8.1 MB)
August 31 Peter Aylward
Membership Secretary
Space Association of Australia, Inc
Mulgrave
His meeting and conversation with former NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong (Gemini 8 and Apollo 11).
Listen or Download (10 min 43 s - 9.8 MB)
View Pictures 1 2 3 4 5
October 5 Brian Schmidt
Astrophysicist
Australian National University
Canberra
His work in the discovery of the accelerating rate of the universal expansion and the dark energy that presumably causes it, and the Nobel Prize in Physics that has been awarded because of it. (Courtesy RN)
October 5 Morris Jones
Writer and space analyst
Sydney
The Tiangong 1 space station and the Shenzhou flights that are expected to dock with it.
Listen or Download (14 min 26 s - 13.2 MB)
October 12 Joy Hinterding
Artist
Melbourne
Her Earth Star artwork at the Star Voyager exhibition at the Australian Centre For The Moving Image, in which hydrogen alpha images of the solar chromosphere are shown. Correction: Hydrogen alpha has a wavelength of 659.3 nm, which is in the visble light and NOT ultraviolet part of the spectrum.
Listen or Download (4 min 50 s - 4.5 MB)
October 19 Dan and Dominique Angelero
Artists
Sydney and Berlin
As Soda Jerk they have a four channel installation on Afrofuturism at the Star Voyager exhibition at the Australian Centre For The Moving Image.
Listen or Download (4 min 19 s - 4.0 MB)
October 26 Andrew Dantzler
Civil Programs Manager
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Current NASA planetary missions. (Courtesy JHU)
November 16 Elizabeth Hayes
Scientist
Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The Fermi satellite observes blazars. (Courtesy GSFC)
December 7 Andrea Farmer
Public Relations Manager
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
A tour of the kennedy Space Center and its visitor complex. The IMAX cinema, Shuttle Launch Experience and bus tours to the launch pads, the Saturn 5 building and Internation Space Station centre. Also the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville.
(Read Florida Diary and see pictures)
Listen or download (31 min 34 s - 29.6 MB)
December 14 Sarah Tutton
Curator
Star Voyager
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Melbourne
A walk around tour of the "Star Voyager" exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Exhibition has a mix of actual space artifacts and movies, science fiction movies and space themed artworks.
Listen or download (38 min 18 s - 35.9 MB)
December 21 Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
The experiential Space Station exhibit - its conception, its objectives and visitor reactions to it.
Listen or download (12 min 02 s - 11.2 MB)
December 21 Colonel Romandonia (Retired, USAF)
Tour Guide
Warbirds Air Museum
Titusville
Florida
Description of the Warbirds Air Museum and its activities.
Listen or download (4 min 47 s - 4.5 MB)