SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2011

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 19Walter Cunningham
Apollo 7 astronaut
How crew assignments were made to the Gemini and Apollo missions; working with North American Rockwell, the manufacturer of the Apollo spacecraft; and the gay life of astronauts and the women who were attracted to them.
January 26Walter Cunningham
Apollo 7 astronaut
His role on that fateful day, 1967 January 27, when a flash fire killed the three prime crewmembers of what would have been Apollo 1, the first manned flight of the Apollo spacecraft.
February 2Walter Cunningham
Apollo 7 astronaut
The aftermath of the Apollo 1 fire.
February 2Joe Veverka
Principal Investigator
Stardust-NEXT
Cornell University
Ithica
New York

Tim Larson
Project Manager
Stardust-NEXT
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Pete Schultz
Co-investigator
Stardust-NEXT
Brown University
Providence
Rhode Island

The objectives of the Stardust spacecraft at Comet Temple 1. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
February 9Steve Chesley
Co-investigator
Stardust-NEXT
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The objectives of the Stardust spacecraft at Comet Temple 1. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
February 9Brent Jet
Chief
Flight Crew Operations Directorate
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas

Mark Kelly
STS 134 Commander
NASA AstrenautJohnson Space Center
Houston
Texas

Peggy Whitson
Chief
Astonaut Office
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas

Announcement that Mark Kelly will resume command of the STS 134 shuttle mission after taking leave to care for his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, who had been shot in Arizona in January. (Courtesy JSC)
February 16Ed Weiler
Associate Administrator
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Tim Larson
Project Manager
Stardust NEXT
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Joe Veverka
Principal Investigator
StardustNEXT
Cornell University
Ithica
New York

The preliminary results of the fly-by by the Stardust spacecraft of the Comet Temple 1.
February 16Joy Bretthauer
Glory program Executive
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Bryan Fafaul
Project Manager
Glory
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland

Michael Mischenko
Project Scientist
Glory
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
New York

Brian Cairns
APS Scientist
Glory
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
New York

The Glory satellite and its scientific mission to study aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
February 23Greg Kopp
Project Scientist
Total Solar irradiance Measurements
Glory
University of Colorado
Colorado
How the Total Solar irradiance Measurements instrument on the Glory satellite will measaure the energy output from the Sun, and calibrate measurements from other satellites. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
March 2Scott Higginbotham
STS 133 Payload Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The science payload to be carried aboard Discovery during STS 133. (Courtesy KSC)
March 2Mike Moses
Space Shuttle Launch Interation Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The objectives of the STS 133 mission. Also whether there will be an STS 135 mission. (Courtesy KSC)
March 9John Brunschwvler
Taurus Program Director
Orbital Sciences Corporation
The story of the Taurus XL rocket's payload fairing. What happened on the failed Orbiting Carbon Observatory launch and his expectations for the Glory launch. (Courtesy KSC)
March 9Omar Baez
NASA Launch Director
Kennedy Space CenterConfidence in the Taurus XL rocket in launch of the Glory satellite.
March 9Joy Bretthauer
Glory Program Executive
NASA Heeadquarters
Washington, D.C.
The importance of the Glory mission to study aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere.
June 22Brett Denevi
Scientist
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hpkins University
Laurel
Maryland

Larry Nittler
Scientist
Department of Terrstrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Wahington D.C.

Sean Solomon
Principal Investigator
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Wahington D.C.

Raph McNutt
Project Scientist
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland

The results from the first three months of the Messenger spacecraft's orbiting of Mercury. Included reports from the imaging team, the x-ray spectrometer measurements of surface composition, surface topography, possible ice in polar craters, the magnetic field and the radiation trapped in it. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
June 29Dawn's Approach To VestaPress conference to decribe the approach to and orbit around the asteroid Vesta by the Dawn spacecraft. Fetured: Jin Adams (Deputy Director, Planetary Science Division, NASA HQ, Washington D.C.) with a project overview; Bob Mase (Dawn Project Manager, Jet propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California) with a description of the mission profile; Chris Russell (Dawn Principal Investigator, UCLA, Los Angeles, California) on Vesta and the scientific objectives of Dawn; and Carol Raymond (Dawn Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California) with an explanation of how Vesta will be explored. (Courtersy NASA HQ)
July 6Charlie Bolden
Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Bolden gives an address to the United States National Press Club on 2011 July 2 on NASA's future manned and unmanned spaceflight activities. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
July 6Mike Moses
Space Shuttle Launch Interation Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Shuttle Derived Heavy Lift Launcher. Description of options for a new rocket based on the Space Shuttle technology. (Courtesy KSC)
July 6Scott Higginbotham
STS 133 Payload Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The payload of the STS 135 mission. (Courtesy KSC)
July 6Kawatsi Alibarubo
Flight Director
STS 135
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
An overview of the planned first three days of the STS 135 mission. (Courtesy JSC)
July 6Chris Edelin
Lead Flight Director
Imternational Space Station
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
A history of the International Space Station, the current crew and the spacewalk by the ISS crew planned for Flight Day 4 of the STS 135 mission. (Courtesy JSC)
July 13Lori Garver
Deputy Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.
Outline of plans for the future of spaceflight in the post-shuttle era. (Courtesy KSC)
July 13Doug Cook
Associate Adminsitrator
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.
Future human spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit. (Courtesy KSC)
July 13Chris Edelin
Lead Flight Director
Imternational Space Station
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
What the ISS and Atlantis crews will be doing during flight days 5 to 10 of the STS 135 mission. (Courtesy JSC)
July 13Kawatsi Alibarubo
Flight Director
STS 135
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Flight days 11 to 13 of the STS 135 mission. (Courtesy JSC)
July 20Lori Garver
Deputy Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.

Doug Cook
Associate Adminsitrator
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.

Sustainable future rocket systems and what launch system comes next. (Courtesy KSC)
July 20Barack Obama
President
United States of America

STS 135 and ISS Crews
International Space Station

Discussion to mark the end of the Space Shuttle programme. (Courtesy NASA)
August 3Michael Meyer
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Announcement of Gale Crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity. (Courtesy NASM)
August 3John Grant
Geologist
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington, D.C.
The four finalist candidates for the landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity. (Courtesy NASM)
August 3Jim Green
Director
Planetary Science Division
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Scott Bolton
Principal Investigator
Juno
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas

Jan Chodas
Project Manager
Juno
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

The Juno mission to Jupiter (Courtesy KSC)
August 10Charles Elachi
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Comments to mark the release of the first detailed images of asteroid Vesta. (Courtesy JPL)
August 10Colleen Hartman
Assistant Associate Administrator
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The Dawn spacecraft mission to Vesta and Ceres in the context of NASA's 2011 planetary exploration programme. (Courtesy JPL)
August 10Chris Russell
Principal Investigator
Dawn
University of California (Los Angeles)
California
What the first closeup images of Vesta reveal about the asteroid. (Courtesy JPL)
August 10Michael Meyer
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The search for water, past and present, on Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
August 10Alfred McEwan
Principal Investigator
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
Mars Reconnassance Orbiter
University of Arizona
New evidence for possible liquid water on today's Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
August 10Colin Dundas
Research Geologist
United States Geological Survey
Flagstaff
Arizona
Gullies on Mars indicate past water flows on Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
August 10Phil Christensen
Geophysicist
Arizona State University
Global mapping of water, solid and liquid, on Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
August 10Lisa Pratt
Biochemist
University of indianna
Habitability of possible brine pockets on Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
August 31Maria Zuber
Principal Investigator
GRAIL
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
The objectives of the two GRAIL satellites. (Courtesy KSC)
September 7Amanda Mitskevich
Manager
Launch Services Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The functions of the NASA Launch Services Program in getting NASA satellites and probes into space. (Courtesy KSC)
September 21John Thwaites
Board President
ACMI
Melbourne

The Hon. Louise Asher MP
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Victorian State Government
Melbourne

Tony Sweeney
Director
ACMI
Melbourne

Rex Walheim
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas

Remarks at the opening today of the "Star Voyager" exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Feferation Square, Melbourne. Rex Walheim described seeing the lights of Melbourne during the STS 135 flight. (Recorded at ACMI)
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October 19Andrew Carson
NPP Program Executive
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Ken Schwer
NPP Project Manager
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland

Jim Gleason
NPP Project Scientist
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland

Louis Uccellini
Director
National Center for Environmental Prediction
NOAA
Washington, D.C.

Description of the NPP weather and environmental monitoring satellite, due to be launched from Vandenberg. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
November 9Jim Gleason
Project Scientist
NPP
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbank
Maryland

Mitch Goldberg
Chief
Satellite Meteorology and Climatology
Satellite and Information Service
NOAA
Washington, D.C.

The scientific purposes of the NPP satellite. (Courtesy NASA)
November 23Doug McCuitson
Director
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Ashwin Vasada
Deputy Project Scientist
Mars Science Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena

Pete Theisinger
Project Manager
Mars Science Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena

A briefing on the Curiosity spacecraft that is being prepared for launch on a mission to rove inside Mars' Gale Crater. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
November 30John Grotzinger
Project Scientist
Mars Science Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
The scientific objectives of the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity. (Courtesy JPL)
December 7Michael Meyer
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The Mars Science Laboratory in the context of NASA's Mars exploration strategy. (Coutesy NASM)
December 7John Grotzinger
Project Scientist
Mars Science Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
The science instruments on the Mars Science Laboratory. (Courtesy NASM)
December 21Janine McBride
Research Fellow
Australian Crustal Research Centre
Monash University
Clayton (Recorded at Melbourne Exhibition Centre)
Metal formation in the Earth's mantle as a result of hydrothermal systems. Potential ore deposit prediction.
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