SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2016

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUEST TOPIC
February 10 Rylan Jardine
Maryborough Education Center

Ishdeep Singh Chabbra & Chahat Singh & Ritik Chawla & Nirbhay Sing
City Montessori School

Phumrapee Pisutin
Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary

Thilipong Lawphongpanich
Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary

Unidentified
Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary

Varun Iyer
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Poster presenters describe their findings at the International Student Science Fair, which was organised by the Sir John Monash Science School at the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton. Topics included the end of the Universe, inhabited planets, air mass and stellar magnitude, the age of the universe and supernovae neutrino modelling.
Listen or download (15 min 21 s - 14.0 MB)
February 24 Andrea Boyd
Flight Operations Engineer
International Space Station
Cologne
Germany
Her job and how she got it; Degree from Adelaide University; experiments on the ISS and her role in them; Young Australian of the Year finalist; learning languages; experience as an Australian at ESA
Listen or download (45 min 59 s - 44.1 MB)
March 2 Peter Aylward
President
Space Association of Australia
Black Rock
Forthcoming Space Association events: Talk by Ed van Cise (ISS Flight Controller) and Film Screening and Q&A by Gene Cernan (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17 - the last man on the moon).
* Listen or download (3 min 14 s - 3.1 MB)
* Photo: Gene Cernan with Members of the Space Association of Australia
March 30 Paul Spudis
Senior Staff Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Houston
Texas
A plan to use lunar resources for a sustainable lunar base. (Interview by Nancy Atkinson)
April 6 Jessica Rye
Spokesperson
ATK Space Systems
Florida
The Athena, Athena 1C and 2C rockets; the cost of access to space; wind-down of the Space Shuttle programme.
Listen or download (5 min 1 s - 4.8 MB)
April 6 Tracy Yates
Media relations Specialist
United Space Alliance
Cape Canaveral
Florida
What United Space Alliance is; preparing a space shuttle for launch; the role of commercial companies in NASA operations; and the future of Alliance exployees in the wake of the closure of the shuttle programme.
Listen or download (4 min 58 s - 4.8 MB)
April 6 Gene Cernan
Former Astronaut
Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17
His life story; the way the Apollo missions changed his outlook on life; the origins of the film Last Man On The Moon; his pending visit to Melbourne. (Interviewers Shane Huntington (3RRR) and Peter Aylward (3SCB))
* Listen or download (31 min 51 s - 30.6 MB)
* Photo: Gene Cernan with Peter Aylward
April 13 James Rigney
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
Who Was Edgar Mitchell? A discussion about Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the Moon. Included an explantion by Mitchell about his beliefs.
Listen or download (28 min 27 s - 27.3 MB)
April 13 Peter Aylward
President
Space Association of Australia
Black Rock
The pending visit to St Kilda by Apollo 17 moonwalker Gene Cernan to present the film The Last Man On The Moon, which is about his life.
* Listen or download (6 min 4 s - 5.8 MB)
* Photo: Gene Cernan
April 13 Jackie Slaviero
Founder
One Giant Leap Australia
Sydney
Providing space related educational resources for everyone; the "Launch Box" project; cubesats on the International Space Station to provide microgravity experimental experience to children; the "Zero Robotics" project at Normanhurst Boys High School; and Space Camp in Turkey.
Listen or download (9 min 35 s - 9.2 MB)
April 20 Peter Aylward
President
Space Association of Australia
Black Rock
More about the pending visit to St Kilda by Apollo 17 moonwalker Gene Cernan to present the film The Last Man On The Moon, which is about his life. Also announcement of a free ticket giveaway to members of the Space Association of Australia.
Listen or download (15 min 37 s - 15.0 MB)
May 18 Josh Richards, Candidate, Mars One, Melbourne Mars One; setting up a settlement on Mars; aspiration to launch in 2026; selection criteria; his career - past and future.
Listen or download (9 min 9 s - 8.8 MB)
May 18 Gene Cernan
Former Astronaut
Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17
The subject of the film Last Man On The Moon discusses his pending visit to Melbourne. (Interviewers Shane Huntington (3RRR) and Peter Aylward (3SCB))
* Listen or download (3 min 33 s - 3.4 MB)
* Photo: Gene Cernan with Peter Aylward
May 25 Mike Dinn
Deputy Station Director
DSS-42
Tidbinbilla
How he became involved in the Apollo 17 mission whilst in the United States. (Interviewer: Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (2 min 40 s - 2.6 MB)
June 1 Mike Dinn
former Deputy Station Director
DSS-42
Tidbinbilla
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Surveyor 1 soft landing on the Moon, a conversation with Mike Dinn. Part of a special feture on Surveyor 1. (Interviewer Peter Aylward)
* Listen or download full programme (47 min 48 s - 45.9 MB)
* Listen or download Mike Dinn's introductory comments (2 min 49 s - 2.7 MB)
* Listen or download Mike Dinn (10 min 50 s - 10.4 MB)
* Photo of Mike Dinn circa 1968
* The awakening of Surveyor 1 after the 14 day lunar night occurred when one of Mike Dinn's shift leaders, Paddy Johnstone, was on duty. He got the "Prince Charming" award from JPL. Photo of Paddy Johnstone, Hal French (Hughes station operations chief) and Bob Leslie (Station Director - Mike Dinn's boss.)
June 8 Mike Dinn
former Deputy Station Director
DSS-42
Tidbinbilla
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the successful Surveyor 1 soft landing on the Moon, a conversation with Mike Dinn. Part of a special feture on Surveyor 1. (Interviewer Peter Aylward)
* Listen or download full feature (24 min 32 s - 23.6 MB)
* Listen or download Mike Dinn (14 min 46 s - 14.2 MB)
August 3 Vince Alder
Habitat Concept Developer
Facebook Mars4Real
Elwood
A plan to use laser cutters to carve out a habitat under the surface of Mars.
Listen or download (17 min 21 s - 16.7 MB)
August 31 Ed van Cise
Flight Director
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
His role at NASA and what this involves; a typical day in the life of a Flight Director; what happens when things go wrong; his career path; and what brought him to visit Melbourne.
* Listen or download introduction (3 min 33 s - 3.4 MB)
* Listen or download interview (23 min 18 s - 22.7 MB)
* Photo: NASA photo of Ed van Cise
* Photo: Ed at work in Mission Control
September 7 Nana Liu
Post Doctoral Fellow
Singapore University of technology and Design
and
Centre for Quantum Technologies
National University od Singapore
formerly Clarendon Scholar
Oxford University
Her three part thesis on "Power of photonic states: from computation to cosmology" for a D.Phil; the three pillars of modern theoretical physics; the thermodynamics of quantum processes; the origin of matter; the Miscius quantum satellite; applications of her work to a quantum internet and to banking; and what she will be doing in her post-doctoral fellowship.
* Listen or download introduction (3 min 9 s - 3.0 MB)
* Listen or download interview (24 min 30 s - 33.5 MB)
September 21 Ellen Stofan
Chief Scientist
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.
The OSIRIS-REx mission. (Courtesy KSC)
September 28 Simon Barraclough
Space Research Engineer
University of New South Wales
Canberra
His role in designing and building the Rosetta spacecraft; the end of the Rosetta mission; his work on the thruster profile.
Listen or download (5 min 44 s - 5.5 MB)
November 2 Richard Garriot
Space Tourist
USA
His experiences as a Space Flight Participant in 2008 (Soyuz TMA-13 and Soyuz TMA-12) and his aspiration to skydive from outer space. (Courtesy RN)
November 9 James Waldie
Senior Research Associate
RMIT University
Melbourne
The Gravity Loading Countermeasures Skin Suit. The genesis of the skin suit; space adaptation by the body to microgravity; task of the skin suit; suit design and evolution; alterative approaches to control bone loss; lunar and martian gravity; how the European Space Agency got involved; manufacturing garment; test by Andreas Morgensen; future modifications. Followed by an update interview announcing six month flight test by Thomas Pesquet starting in mid-November (Soyuz MS-03). (Recorded at Space Association of Australia meeting, Elsternwick.)
* Listen or download lecture (39 min 39 s - 38.1 MB)
* Listen or download update interview (4 min 45 s - 4.6 MB)
* Photo: James Waldie
* Photo: Andreas Morgensen wearing a skin suit aboard the ISS