SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
January 3 Space Songs In an extended Space Show lasting two and a half hours, a range of songs about spaceflight.
Janaury 10 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
January 10 John Young Marking the death of six times astronaut (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS 1 and STS 9).
Listen or download (23 min 10 s - 22.2 MB)
January 17 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
January24 Rocket Lab's "Still Testing" Launch The successful launch of three satellites from New Zealand. The Space Show's edit of the live commentary from Rocket Lab in Auckland. Long silent stretches have been edited out.
Listen or download the Jan 20 launch abort (29 min 36 s - 28.4 MB)
Listen or download the "Do you want a hold?" comment (26 s - 0.4 MB)
Listen or download the January 21 successful launch of the Electron rocket (8 min 59 s - 8.6 MB)
Janaury 24 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
Janaury 31 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
February 14 Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch The first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heravy rocket places a Tesla roadster into heliocentric orbit. Includes comments by Andrew and Jay. (Inserts courtesy SpaceX)
Listen or download (23 min 27 s - 22.5 MB)
February 28 Tour Of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Museum William Parker takes us through the museum. Topics discussed include: geostationary orbit; pirates and Jules Verne; V-2 engine; cruise missile tests; range safety; Delta rocket and GPS satellites; Gemini; and Discoverer satellites.
Listen or download (17 min 53 s - 17.2 MB)
March 21 Name Into Space A description of the Parker Solar Probe and how listeners can get their name aboard the spacraft by visiting http://go.nasa.gov/HotTicket.
April 11 Apollo 8 - Astronauts and Mission Controllers Apollo 8 astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and Apollo Flight Directors, Jerry Griffin and Glynn Lunney, describe some of the events on mankind's first trip to orbit the Moon. Includes the drawing out of a hat the names of the Space Association members who will be attending the screening of the movie MISSION CONTROL: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (see below).
Listen or download (43 min 50 s - 42.1 MB)
Read about and listen to a 1966 visit by Frank Borman to New Zealand.
Listen to our 2014 (October 15, 22 and 29) Space Show interviews with Charlie Duke.
April 11 Space Association Ticket Draw The drawing out of a hat the names of the Space Association members who will be attending the screening of the movie MISSION CONTROL: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo followed by a question and answer session with legendary Apollo 16 astronaut and moonwalker, Charlie Duke, and Apollo mission control flight director, Gerry Griffin, live on stage at the Astor Cinema or other venues in 2018 May.
* Listen or download (9 min 26 s - 9.1 MB)
* View a later picture of the screening event
* Dorothy and Charlie Duke at Astor Theatre in 2018
April 25 The Launch of TESS The events at Cape Canaveral during the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite by a Falcon 9 rocket. (Inserts courtesy NASA)
May 16 Grace and Grace Follow-On The end of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment mission and the imminent launch of the Grace Follow-on satellites. (Inserts courtesy NASA HQ)
Listen or download (15 min 11 s - 14.6 MB)
May 23 Landsat Status The Landsat 7, 8 and 9 satellite status.
Listen or download (6 min 1 s - 5.8 MB)
May 30 Alan Bean Marking the death of Apollo 12 and Skylab 3 astronaut and artist Alan Bean.
June 6 Alan Bean Celebrating the life of Apollo 12 and Skylab 3 astronaut and artist Alan Bean in word and music.
June 13 2001 : A Space Odyssey The 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick / Arthur C Clarke movie. Included music, discussion about the film, a reading by Arthur Clarke and a chat with Igor Rozenberg (Member, Space Association of Australia).
June 27 Roving Mars Episode 141 News about the planet-encircling dust event that has put the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity out of action. New findings about methane on Mars. Ancient organic molecules dicovered on Mars. Curiosity's drill now working. Plans for future exploration of Mars. Comedic music. (Inserts courtesy MSFC, GSFC, NASA)
July 4 Melbourne Launch Event for DESIS As the countdown for the launch of the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to loft the CRS-15 Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station proceeded, engineers from La Trobe University in Bundoora met at the headquarters of Engineers Australia to discuss their involvment. Stowed on the Dragon was a hyperspectral camera called DESIS - the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer. This had been developed jointly by the German Space Agency, DLR, and the Engineering Department of La Trobe University. Speakers included Dr. Peter Moar (Engineering Department, La Trobe University), Professor Alan Duffy (Lead Scientist, Swinburne University), Mr. Darrell Elton (Technical Lead, La Trobe University) and Warwick Holmes (University of Sydney).
Listen or download (46 min 56 s - 45.1 MB)
A DLR image of DESIS on ISS