SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2012

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
February 15Soyeon Yi
Astronaut
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korea
Her career, the Korean Astronaut selection and her flight to the International Space Station.
Listen or download (16 min 43 s - 15.6 MB)
Photographs 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6 (All except 1 © K. Doolan)
Listen also to documentary about Soyeon Yi (33 min 25 s - 30.0 MB)
March 7Andrew Hyslop
Senior Aerospace Engineer
Emergent Space Technologies
Greenbelt
Maryland
His education in Hamilton, Victoria, and at RMIT University in Melbourne. Working at the European Space Agency on the YES tethered satellites, then his move to NASA to develop robotic systems for refueling satellites. The Robotic Refueling Mission to begin testing this week aboard the International Space Station. Plans to use a GOES weather satellite as a test of the refueling system.
Listen or download (23 min 29 s - 21.9 MB)
March 21Michael Foale
Astronaut
Houston
Texas
His career and experiences as an astronaut on six space missions which included living on the Mir and International Space Stations.
Listen or download interview and introduction (18 min 39 s - 17.0 MB)
March 21Heather Couper
Broadcaster and Communicator
United Kingdom
What got her interested in astronomy, television production, new technologies in film making, and balancing entertainment and scientific content.
Listen or download (16 min 53 s - 15.6 MB)
March 28Milorad Cerovac
Physics Teacher
The King David School
Armadale
Victoria

Josh Marlow
Student
Monash University
Clayton
Victoria

Isaac Mouton
Year 11 Student
The King David School
Armadale
Victoria

The CanSat competition to design and test a satellite payload that can fit inside a soft drink can, and their hopes to go to France to test launch their entry, PandoraSat. They would welcome sponsorship.
Listen or download 25 min 31 s - 23.3 MB)
Photo
June 6Members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria, including Perry Vlahos (President, ASV), Barry Adcock, Jim Dale, Mike ?, Havec Walthever and many others.Comments from astronomers and the public during today's transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. Recorded in the gounds of the Melbourne Observatory.
Listen or download (36 min 12 s - 33.0 MB)
June 13Tom Allen
Bus Driver
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
His 52 years at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, including early rocket firings, the Mercury and Gemini manned missions, the tragic Apollo 1 fire, the excitement of the Apollo moon missions, Skylab, Space Station and the end of the Shuttle programme.
Listen or download (9 min 24 s - 8.8 MB)
June 20Sam Beddingfield
Former Test Pilot, Aeronatical Engineer and Space Shuttle Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
How he was persuaded by Gus Grissom to join NASA, why he was given NASA employee number 4, and his experiences working on the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programmes.
Listen or download (21 min 17 s - 19.6 MB)
June 20Sam Beddingfield
Curator and Guide
Space Walk of Fame Museum
Titusville
Florida
Sam guides us on a tour of the Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville. Sam has anecdotes about the Atlas Centaur Firing Room, the Apollo-Soyuz project, and the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle Rooms.
Listen or download (29 min 33 s - 27.7 MB)
July 25Alfred McEwan
Principal investigator
HiRISE Camera
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Detection of landslides on Mars. (Courtesy PS)
August 1Rob Gold
Payload Manager
Messenger
Applied Physics Laboratoary
Johns Hopkins University
Thermal protection and design of interpantary spacecraft. (Courtesy JHU)
August 1Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Mulgrave
How the public can attend the event being held at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre to hear talks about Curiosity and to watch the landing on Mars.
August 8Adrian Brown
Planetary Scientist
SETI Institute
Mountain View
California.
The entry, decent and landing sequence of the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity. (Interview by the Space Show's Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (8 min 59 s - 8.4 MB)
August 8Participants
Curiosity Landing Party
Victorian Space Science education Centre
Strathmore
Comments made minutes after the successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, on Mars.
Listen or download clip 1 (2 min 54 s - 2.7 MB)
Listen or download clip 2 (2 min 0 s - 1.8 MB)
Listen or download clip 3 (2 min 19 s - 2.1 MB)
Listen or download clip 4 (2 min 40 s - 2.5 MB)
Listen or download omnibus - combination of clips 1 to 4 above and clip 5 below (16 min 56 s - 15.6 MB)
August 15Participants
Curiosity Landing Party
Victorian Space Science education Centre
Strathmore
Comments made minutes after the successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, on Mars.
Listen or download clip 5 (2 min 51 s - 2.6 MB)
August 29Len Halprin and Peter Aylward
Members
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
How, in 2011, they met Neil Armstrong.
Listen or download (11 min 47 s - 16.1 MB)
View Pictures 1 2 3 4 5 6
September 5Colin Mackellar
Apollo Historian
Honeysuckle Creek
The hunt for the best quality recordings of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. New videos reproducing what the astronauts saw during landing. Neil Armstrong's relationship with the crews of the Autralian tracking stations. Armstrong's last visit to Australia. The Honeysuckle Creek website. (Inteview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (21 min 5 s - 19.7 MB)
October 4Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
His work at RMIT. The case for a Southern Hemisphere Space Agency. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (45 min 55 s - 42.9 MB)
Download PDF of Proposal

Photos by Helena Binns: Thompson     Thompson     Aylward and Thompson

October 17Don Garretson
KSC Tour Guide, naturalist, writer, raconteur and photographer
Titusville
Florida
The work of the Kennedy Space center's Space Station Processing facility; his careers before the space programme; viwing the Apollo 8, 11 and 12 launches; spectra gunships and shuttle launch security; engineering on oil rigs; instrument work at McDonnell-Douglas; childhood rocket observations; the future of spaceflight; writing, photography and wild-life tours.
Listen or download (38 min 29 s - 35.1 MB)
See also Florida Diary page 11 and page 47
October 31Bruce Jakowsky
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The MAVEN spacecraft that is being built to orbit Mars. (Courtesy E&S)
October 31Group of Scientists
Monash University
Clayton
An impromptu discussion, as Curiosity landed on Mars, about the chances of finding microfossils on the red planet.
Listen or download (4 min 6 s - 3.7 MB)
November 14Steve Mardigian
BEST Wrecking (Retired)
California
Fate of the Apollo mobile launch towers at the Kennedy Space Center. (Interview by P Aylward)
Listen or download (14 min 21 s - 13.4 MB)
November 21Jonathan Barrett
School Pupil
Sydney
Viewing the 2012 November 14 total eclipse of the Sun in Port Douglas.
Listen or download (1 min 42 s - 1.6 MB)
November 21Eclipse viewers
Four Beach
Port Douglas
Vox-pop interviews with people gathered on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland, to view the 2012 November 14 total solar eclipse.
Listen or download the pre-totality comments (15 min 22 s - 14.4 MB)
Listen or download the post-totality comments (12 min 51 s - 12.0 MB) (slightly marred by wind rumble)
See also The Space Show In Port Douglas eclipse photos
November 21Deborah Scherrer
Solar Physics Institute
Stanford University
Palo Alto
California
The Eclipse Megamovie Project and the trial run carried out in northern Queensland during the 2012 November 14 solar eclipse.
Listen or download (2 min 19 s - 2.1 MB)
November 21Steve Mardigian
BEST Wrecking (Retired)
California
Trying to save the Apollo mobile launch towers at the Kennedy Space Center, and their eventual demolition. (Interview by P Aylward)
Listen or download (14 min 49 s - 13.5 MB)
November 28Seth Shostak
Astronmer
SETI Institute
Mountain View
California
Possibility of fossil life on Mars, life in Universe may be common but intelligent life unlikely, making artificial life, and the book Sharing The Universe. Broadcast as part of documentary feature on Project Phoenix - See 2012 Documentaries page.
Listen or download (11 min 1 s - 10.3 MB)
November 28Jill Tarter
Director
Project Phoenix
SETI Institute
Mountain View
California
The history of search for extraterrestrial intelligence, bringing Project Phoenix to Australia, the movie Contact. Broadcast as part of documentary feature on Project Phoenix - See 2012 Documentaries page.
Listen or download (10 min 38 s - 9.9 MB)
December 19Len Halprin
Space Association
East Brighton

Kate Doolan
Space Association
Parkdale

Peter Aylward
Space Association
Black Rock

On the day of the 40th Anniversary of the return to Earth of Apollo 17, the final Apollo lunar mission, the Space Show posed the question: What might have happened had U.S. President Kennedy not made his 'To The Moon' speech to Congress on 1961 May 25?
Listen or download (52 min 57 s - 48.3 MB) Photo