SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2017

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUEST TOPIC
January 25 Apollo 1 Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Saturn 204 (later Apollo 1) fire on the launch pad that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, a "virtual" interview with astronauts Neil Armstrong (Gemini 8 and Apollo 11), Frank Borman (Gemini 7 and Apollo 8), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), Wally Schirra (Mercury 8, Gemini 6 and Apollo 7) and Alan Shepard (Mercury 3 and Apollo 14). (audio inserts courtesy JSC Oral History Unit)
Listen or download (24 min 24 s - 23.4 MB)
February 8 Duane Ross
Manager
Astronaut Candidate Selection and Training
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
How long it takes to select and train astronauts; medical criteria; exployment contracts; the case of Lisa Nowak; Duane's career history; flight assignments; and Australian Andy Thomas. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (18 min 17 s - 17.6 MB)
Februsry 15 Carlo Leone
Amateur Radio Operator
VK3BCL
Geelong Amateur Radio Club
Geelong
The Geelong Amateur Radio Club; amateur licensing; Oscar 7; meteor scatter; moon bounce; costs involved.
Listen or download (13 min 3 s - 12.2 MB)
February 22 Fran Bagenal
Professor
Laboratory for Astmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado
Boulder
Colorado
The New Horizons finding about Pluto's interaction with its space environment.
* Listen or download (5 min 6 s - 4.9 MB)
* Listen or download response to question about Pluto's icy crust. (1 min 4 s - 1 MB)
* Listen or download response to question about Pluto's geology (0 min 34 s - 0.6 MB)
March 8 Unknown Teacher
NASA
USA
Advantages of flying student experiments on the space station over the space shuttle.
Listen or download (1 min 56 s - 1.9 MB)
March 15 Robert Brand
Entrepeneur
Sydney
Mars MEDIAN Mission. Methane Detection by In-Situ Analysis with NanoLanders is a project to land a network of probes on Mars. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (12 min 41 s - 12.2 MB)
March 22 John Le Marshall
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Bureau of meteorology
Melbourne
The COSMIC constellation of satellites
Listen or download (1 min 44 s - 1.7 MB)
March 22 Colin Burgess
Space History Author
Sydney
How he became interested in space; his interest in the human aspect of spaceflight rather than the technology; the Mercury 13 women; his Mercury books; "Fallen Astronauts"; Apollo 1 and Apollo 13; Betty Grissom; and books on the astronaut groups. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (38 min 0 s - 36.5 MB)
April 12 Shaun Moss
Author
"The International Mars Research Station"
Brisbane
An overview of the book; the Bigelow inflatable; his plan and Robert Zubrin's plan for Mars; using the Martian atmosphere and solar energy; the architecture of landing on Mars; making methane and oxygen propellant; and reuseable Mars Transfer Vehicles.
Listen or download (20 min 13 s - 18.9 MB)
April 19 Igor Rozemberg
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
The 50th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Komarov aboard Soyuz 1. Included music and sound bytes.
Listen or download (38 min 14 s - 36.7 MB)