SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2019

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUEST TOPIC
April 24 Shannon Rupert
Director
Mars Desert Research Station
Hanksville
Utah
The purpose of the Mars Desert Research Station; why it is located in Utah, the facilities; her role and background; fossils in the area; the characteristics of the crews; how crews cope with the experience; and how Australians can participate.
Listen or download (31 min 37 s - 29.9 MB)
May 22 Perry Vlahos
Astronomer & Musician
Bayside Suburbs
The "Star Show" to be held on June 15 at Deakin Edge; his role as speaker and narrator; his background as an astronomer and musician.
Listen or download (10 min 43 s - 10.3 MB)
May 29 Matthew Fagan
Musician
Melbourne
The forthcoming "Star Show" at Federation Square, its genesis, and his unvolvement in it.
Listen or download interview only (11 min 52 s - 11.4 MB)
Listen or download full feature (17 min 53 s - 17.2 MB)
June 5 Carly Scott
CEO
Equatorial Launch Australia
Darwin
Developing a spaceport in Northern Australia; why there; new launch technologies; polar and equatorial orbits; Australian and oveseas rocket; starting with small solid fueled rockets.
Listen or download (5 min 5 s - 4.9 MB)
July 3 Peter Aylward
President
Space Association of Australia
Activities being planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Also a cinema ticket giveaway.
July 31 Blake Fuller
Melbourne Space Program
Melbourne

Gary Elphinstone
former Communications Technician
Deep Space Network
Tidbinbilla

The Melbourne Space Program as an outgrowth from Melbourne University; the ACRUX 1 cubesat; securing a launch; establishing contact with the orbiting satellite; expected orbital decay after four years; future activities of the Melbourne Space Program. Tracking and Mission Control; Australian tracking stations used by Apollo; deep space tracking. Future space travel.
Listen or download (39 min 40 s - 38.1 MB)
August 14 Steven Hobbs
Member
Mars Society Australia

Visiting Fellow
University of New South Wales
Canberra

Field testing off-the-shelf components for planetary rovers.
Listen or download (5 min 4 s - 4.9 MB)
September 18 Adam Gilmour
CEO and Founder
Gilmour Space Technologies Pty Ltd
Helensvale
Queensland
A company profile and the aspirations of the company to develop an Australian space launch vehicle. (Interviewer Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (14 min 28 s - 13.9 MB)
September 18 Blake Nikolic
Black Sky Aerospace
Jimboomba
Queensland
Commercial suborbital launches; recovery of payloads; the rocket being used; aspirations for orbital launches; options for launch sites.
Listen or download (10 min 46 s - 10.4 MB)
November 27 Eric Jones
Editor
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Woodonga
Apollo 12; the Apollo 17 launch.
Listen or download (2 min 40 s - 2.6 MB)(Interview by Peter Aylward)
December 4 Rohan Kapoor
Aerospsce and Aviation Discipline
School of Engineering
RMIT University
Melbourne
His model for a rendezvous with Comet Hartley 2 at the time of its perihelion; his role at RMIT.
Listen or download (3 min 44 s - 3.6 MB)
December 4 Eric Jones
Editor
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Woodonga
UFOs; Farouk El Baz; the ALSJ and its helpers; Alan Bean Gallery. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (5 min 57 s - 5.7 MB)
December 18 Simon Barraclough
Space Research Engineer
University of new South Wales
Canberra
His experience working in the United Kingdon on space projects including Envisat, Beagle 2, Metop, Solar Orbiter, Beppi Colombo and Phobos Sample Return. Also, his move to Canberra and his current work on cubesats.
Listen or download (10 min 1 s - 9.6 MB)