SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2022

FEATURES
compiled/written by Andrew Rennie

(Unless otherwise noted)
BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
January 5 Webb Update The progress to unfold the James Webb Space Telescope.
January 5 Galileo Galilei - Part One In word and music, a biography of Galileo Galilei. Included in full the sentence of the 1633 Inquisition and Galileo's abjuration.
January 12 Galileo Galilei - Part Two In word and music, a profile of Galileo Galilei. Included Act One of a rock musical.
January 12 Stephen Hawking Marking the 80th anniversary of his birth, Hawking's rendition of The Galaxy Song.
January 19 Galileo Galilei - Part Three In word and music, a biography of Galileo Galilei. Included Act Two of a rock musical
January 26 JWST at L2 Yesterday morning, the James Webb Space Telescope entered orbit around the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point. (Insert courtesy GSFC)
January 26 Apollo 1 Noting the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire with a memorial song.
Janaury 26 Chris Hadfield The music and sayings of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
February 2 Upulie Divisekera
Ph.D. Student
Monash University
Clayton
A new era of space exploration. Her career as a molecular biologist; growing up in the Shuttle era; planetary missions and humans to Mars; the International Space Station; things we might need to take from Earth; desire for more Australian research into human spaceflight; consideration of who gets access to space and who owns it; the need for an Australian space agency. (Recorded at 16th Australian Space Research Conference, Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.)
Listen or download main talk (12 min 57 s - 12.4 MB)
Listen or download response to question (2 min 7 s - 2 MB)
* Photo: Upululie Divisekera
February 2 JWST Poetry Two poems about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Listen or download (2 min 53 s - 2.8 MB)
February 2 Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory The Swift astronomy satellite is in safe mode because one of its six reaction wheels has stopped working. A report on a finding of a stellar flare, and a song about Swift.
February 2 Planet Earth 29 The Australian Earth Science Roadmap (Enrico Palermo, Head, Australian Space Agency, Adelaide); Towards the Earth System Observatory (Karen St. Germain, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA HQ, Washington, D.C.); Planet A (Cédric David, Supervisor, Water and Ecosystems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena); and Global Temperatures 2021 (Gavin Schmidt, Cimate Scientist / Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Maryland). (Inserts courtesy ASA, AGU, GSFC)
Listen or download (24 min 31 s - 23.5 MB)
February 9 China's Five Year Space Plan Some of the features of the report on the past five year plan and the intentions for the next five years.
Listen or download (6 min 32 s - 6.3 MB)
February 9 Steven Hobbs
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Hands Off Field Work: A comparison of human and robotic methods for gathering terrain data using structure from motion. (Recorded at 16th Australian Space Research Conference, Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.)
Listen or download (9 min 41 s - 9.3 MB)
February 9 JWST Poetry Two poems about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Listen or download (3 min 4 s - 2.9 MB)
February 9 ESA Preview 2022 A preview of the planned activies of the European Space Agency in 2022. (Courtesy ESA)
February 9 Naveen Kodikara
Ph.D. Student
RMIT Universtity
Melbourne
The efficacy of global ionospheric maps to improve the performance of precise point positioning.
Listen or download (4 min 5 s - 3.9 MB)
February 9 Planet Earth 30 Tropics, the "Time Resolved Observations of Precipiation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats", with an overview by William Blackwell (Principal Investigator, MIT Lincoln Laboratory). (Inserts courtesy AGU, GSFC)
Listen or download (12 min 35 s - 12.1 MB)
February 16 John Glenn Part One Celebrating the 60th annivesary of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission in which John Glenn orbited the Earth three times. Included songs, a documentary of the mission, Glenn's speech to Congress, an oral history recording, and a nod to his STS 95 mission in 1998.
Listen or download (54 min 40 s - 52.5 MB)
February 23 John Glenn Part Two A chat with Simon Banks (musician and composrer, Canberra) about HR Arts Factory's "Splashown John Glenn", which was released to mark the 60th anniversary of the Mercury-Atlas 6 flight. Included the radio edit and the full version of the song. Also an oral history recording in which Glenn remarks on the progress in telephony since his childhood and a recollection of Scott Parazynski, and a comedy skit and a song about Glenn.
Listen or download Simon Banks only (33 min 51 s - 32.5 MB)
Listen or purchase "Splashdown John Glenn" on Bandcamp
Read about "Splashdown John Glenn" on official website
Listen or download full John Glenn feature (46 min 43 s - 44.9 MB)
February 23 Siddharth Pandey
Mars Society Australia

University of New South Wales
Canberra

An astrobiology expedition to Ladakh.
Listen or download (4 min 58 s - 4.8 MB)
March 2 Australian astronaut? Get Real!! An analysis of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's claim that: "we are an astronaut nation" and that his funding is "getting Australians BACK into space." Included a potted history of Australia's refusals of offers to fly Australians in space, either aboard the Space Shuttle or the Soyuz. Also a summary of ISS astronaut ages compared to South Australian Premier's push to get young people involved.
Listen or download (10 min 51 s - 10.4 MB)
March 2 Poetry and music Ukrainian song and poetry inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope.
Listen or download (9 min 31 s - 9.1 MB)
March 2 Suraj Bijjahalli
Ph.D. Candidate
RMIT University
Melbourne
An augmentation system for navigation of reuseable space vehicles.
Listen or download (5 min 3 s - 4.9 MB)
March 2 Belinda Nicholson
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Southern Queensland
Stars as proxies for studying the Sun's early history. (Recorded at 16th Australian Space Research Conference, Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.)
Listen or download (13 min 1 s - 12.5 MB)
March 2 Planet Earth 31 Cartosat 2 mapping the planet; the Earth's core. (Inserts courtesy ISRO, SpacePlace)
March 9 Andrew Sysouphat
Principal Technologist
BAE Systems
Richmond
NSW
Space Telescope Design: segmented folding mirrors; optical design;control system; cubesats research; aero engineer.
Listen or download (5 min 58 s - 5.7 MB)
March 9 Vasily Lobzin
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meterology
Haymarket
Sydney
Automated solar flare prediction using data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite.
Listen or download (5 min 32 s - 5.3 MB)
March 9 Kirco Arsov
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meterology
Haymarket
Sydney
Space Weather Services: Ionosphere modelling as part of the Australian positioning system; requirement for both speed and accuracy; Geosciences Australia put plan into effect; incorporating different country's systems; determining the electron content of the ionosphere.
Listen or download (8 min 56 s - 8.6 MB)
March 9 Enrico Palermo
Head
Australian Space Agency

Campbell Pegg
Moon To Mars Program Manager
Australian Space Agency

The plan to promote Australian industry involvement on the Artemis moon project with the Australian Services Rover.
Listen or download (4 min 41 s - 4.5 MB)
March 9 Carlos Espejel
Mine Planner
iSpace
Luxembourg
A Business Case For Mining The Moon. Carlos' personal history; Cheng'e 4; NASA's Commercial to the Moon programme; Space IL; origin of iSpace; securing funding; precursor projects; rovers 2021; transport to the moon; refuelling at Lagrange; lunar rover; hiring staff.
Listen or download (12 min 50 s - 8.6 MB)
March 9 Peter Beck & Colleagues
Rocket Lab
The second launch pad on the Mahia Peninsula.
March 9 Planet Earth 32 Rainbow Python, involving Spiral Blue of Sydney, Esper Satellite Imaging of Mulgrave and Optimus 1 satellite; Paulini celebrates planet Earth.
Listen or download (8 min 0 s - 7.7 MB)
March 16 Space Launch System Rollout Preview From the Kenndy Space Center a media briefing to announce the rollout to the launch pad of the Space Launch System rocket to be used for the Artemis 1 mission. (Inserts courtesy KSC)
March 16 James Webb Space Telescope Poetry about the JWST
Listen or download (8 min 0 s - 7.7 MB)
March 16 Fergus Downey
Ph.D. Candidate
Space Science Technology Cetre
Curtin University
Western Australia
Binar 2 and Beyond.; Binar Prospector lunar spacecraft. (Recorded Space Association of Australia)
Listen or download (5 min 36 s - 5.4 MB)
March 16 Iver Cairns
Professor
CUAVA
University of Sydney
The CUAVA 2/3 satellite (Courtesy CUAVA)
Listen or download (9 min 1 s - 8.7 MB)
March 16 Planet Earth 33 Sea level rise predictions for 2050; Sea Level Monitoring software explained by Bob Hamlington (Lead, Sea Level Change Team, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena)
Listen or download (7 min 45 s - 7.4 MB)
March 23 Australian Defence Space Command Established Some Australian space news, then Defence Minister Peter Dutton sets out the rationale for the Australian Defence Space Command. (Inserts courtesy ABC, SBS, Ch7, ADF)
Listen or download (12 min 3 s - 11.6 MB)
March 23 Ukraine and Space Some of the impacts of the war in Ukraine, preceeded by a Ukrainian song.
Listen or download (15 min 6 s - 14.5 MB)
March 23 Space Launch System Rollout NASA Administrator Bill Nelson's speech at the rollout to the launch pad of the Space Launch System rocket for the Artemis 1 fueling test. (Insert courtesy KSC)
March 23 James Webb Space Telescope Scott Acton (Wavefront Sensing and Controls Scientist, Space Telescope Institute, Baltimore) describes how the 18 primary mirrors of the telescope have been sucessfully aligned. (Insert courtesy STScI)
March 30 Federal Budget 2022 The space related parts of yesterday's Australian Federal Budget, and the numerous 'nfp' entries in the Budget Papers.
Listen or download (9 min 33 s - 9.2 MB)
March 30 Ukraine and Space Angelo DiGrazia (Committee Member, Space Association of Australia) explains the affect of the war between Russia and Ukraine on the global space industry. Preceeded and followed by antiwar music. (Talk recorded at Space Association, South Melbourne)
Listen or download (18 min 34 s - 9.2 MB)
March 30 Ingenuity The 21st and 22nd flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity.
Listen or download (18 min 34 s - 9.2 MB)
March 30 James Webb Space Telescope Some poems about the JWST.
Listen or download (2 min 28 s - 2.4 MB)
March 30 Planet Earth 34 Algal blooms; protecting Earth from dangers; INCUS (Investigation of Convective Updrafts). (Inserts coutesy ESA)
Listen or download (13 min 30 s - 13.3 MB)
March 30 Space Launch System Wet Countdown Test Janet Petro (Director, Kennedy Space Center), and other officials, on the preparation of the Space Launch System rocket for the Wet Countdown Test this Friday.
April 6 Sustaining Lunar Development NASA seeks new proposals for Human Lunar Landers for use beyond the Artemis 3 mission. Space Launch System Wet Countdown Test strikes problems. (Insert courtesy NASA)
April 6 James Webb Space Telescope Some poems about the JWST.
Listen or download (2 min 0 s - 1.9 MB)
April 6 Planet Earth 35 Australian Space Agency signs on to CLAREO-PF (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder) and contracts Gilmour Space Technologies and LatConnect 60 to build hyperspectral imaging satellites; Sea level rise and flooding (John Englander, Executive Director, Carribbean Center for Rising Seas) - tidal cycles, coastal erosion, periods of stability, tide guages and satellites, accelerating rise, importance of Greenland and Antarctica as origin, and designing for the future. (Insert courtesy CCRS)
Listen or download (27 min 38 s - 26.5 MB)
April 13 Malcolm Davis
Senior Analyst
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
The civilian and military allocations in the 2022 Federal Budget; the reasons why the Australian Defence Command was formed; the aims of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Listen or download (21 min 59 s - 21.1 MB)
April 13 Planet Earth 36 ICESat 2; Alex Gardiner (Glaciologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena) on the cryosphere - past, present and future - and what NASA scientists are doing to study it using satellites and ground observations. (Inserts courtesy JPL, GSFC)
Listen or download (33 min 58 s - 32.6 MB)
April 20 Nothing So Hidden Part One Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission in the words of John Young and Charlie Duke, as recorded by The Space Show.
* Listen or download (54 min 23 s - 52.2 MB)

* Photo: Duke in Studio (5.9 MB)
* Photo: Duke and Rennie (5.6 MB)
* Photo: Moon model, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (6.4 MB)
* Photo: F1 engine from Saturn 5 first stage, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (7.1 MB)
* Photo: John Young's training spacesuit, Queensland Museum (5.9 MB)
* Photo: John Young's training spacesuit, Queensland Museum (7.2 MB)
* Photo: John Young's training spacesuit, Queensland Museum (7.1 MB)
* Photo: Emergency Air Pack which would have been used in the event of an emergency on the launch pad, Queensland Museum (7.8 MB)
* Photo: Emergency Air Pack which would have been used in the event of an emergency on the launch pad, Queensland Museum (7.2 MB)
* Photo: lunar module interior model, Queensland Museum (6.4 MB)
* Photo: lunar module window, Queensland Museum (5.7 MB)
* Photo: leg of lunar module, Queensland Museum (7.5 MB)
* Photo: lunar module footpad, Queensland Museum (6.4 MB)
* Photo: lunar module footpad, Queensland Museum (7.4 MB)
April 27 Nothing So Hidden Part Two Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission in the words of John Young and Charlie Duke, as recorded by The Space Show.
* Listen or download (55 min 45 s - 53.5 MB)

* Photo: Duke, Aylward and Rennie (5.7 MB)
* Photo: prototype lunar module ascent engine, Queensland Museum (7.0 MB)
* Photo: prototype lunar module ascent engine, Queensland Museum (7.3 MB)
* Photo: Lunar Roving Vehicle, Queenland Museum (5.9 MB)
* Photo: Lunar Roving Vehicle, Queenland Museum (5.9 MB)
* Photo: Lunar Roving Vehicle, Queenland Museum (5.9 MB)
May 4 Nothing So Hidden Part Three Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission in the words of John Young and Charlie Duke, as recorded by The Space Show. Also: Chiara Ferraris-Wong (Graduate Student, University of Hawaii) reports anorthosite recently discovered near the Apollo 16 landing site and describes the HyTI hyperspectral thermal imager; the story of the command module Casper at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Eric Jones (Editor, Apollo Lunar Surface Journal) recounts the genesis of the Journal and how the interviews were conducted; and John Saxon gives an audio tour of the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station as it existed during the Apollo missions.
* Listen or download (57 min 33 s - 55.3 MB)
* Listen or download Eric Jones interview by Peter Aylward (11 min 26 s - 11.0 MB)
* Listen or download John Saxon talk (12 min 4 s - 11.6 MB)

* Photo: John Saxon (left) and Hamish Lindsay at Honeysuckle Creek.
* Photo: Tracking Apollo to the Moon Book dust jacket.
* Photo: John Saxon and Hamish Lindsay at Honeysuckle Creek. Hamish points to himself at console, while John holds an album of memorabilia.
* Photo: Ambassador and Mrs. Bleich with John Saxon.
* Photo: Apollo survival kit to be used in event of an off-target splashdown on Earth (6.6 MB)
* Photo: box used to bring lunar samples to Earth, Queenland Museum (7.2 MB)
* Photo: Apollo 16 parachute, Queensland Museum (6.5 MB)
* Photo: Apollo 16 parachute, Queensland Museum (6.3 MB)
* Photo: Apollo 16 parachute, Queensland Museum (6.0 MB)
* Photo: Apollo 16 parachute, Queensland Museum (5.7 MB)
May 11 James Webb Space Telescope Some poems about the JWST, and how the Gaia astrometry satellite has imaged the JWST.
Listen or download (4 min 21 s - 4.2 MB)
May 11 Planet Earth 37 Aqua AIRS; COVID lockdowns affects atmosphere; OCO 2 and OCO 3; Gavin Schmidt (Acting Senior Climate Advisor, NASA); astronauts view Earth. (Inserts courtesy JPL, GSFC)
Listen or download (31 min 47 s - 30.5 MB)
May 18 Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Samantha Christoforetti, Kalush Orchestra and Sam Ryder's Space Man. (Inserts Courtesy EBU)
May 18 Sagitarius A* The announcement of the imaging of the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. Speakers: Cassandra Eichner (National Science Foundation, Washington); Karen Marrongelle (Chief Operating Officer, National Science Foundation, Washington); Feryal Ozel (Professor Astronomy, University of Arizona); and Vincent Fish (MIT Haystack Observatory). (Courtesy NSF)
May 18 James Webb Space Telescope Some poems about the JWST.
Listen or download (4 min 30 s - 4.3 MB)
May 18 Planet Earth 38 GOES 18, DSCOVR and Luca Parmitano. (Inserts courtesy ESA, NOAA)(Erronously introduced as Episode 37)
Listen or download (14 min 33 s - 14.0 MB)
May 25 Vale Vangelis A tribute to Evangelos Papathanassiou, whose music has been used by The Space Show for 31 years.
May 25 Alan Duffy
Associate Professor
Swinburne University of Technology
Glenferrie

Michael Pakakis
Director
Victorian Space Science Educatin Centre
Strathmore

Anna Moore
Director
Institute for Space
Canberra

Michael Smart
Chair
Hypersonic Propulsion
Hyshot Group
University of Queensland
Brisbane

Andy Koronios
Dean
Industry and Enterprise
University of South Australia
Adelaide

Jackie Carpenter
Director
One Giant Leap

Future Space Industry Workforce: What Australian space workforce is required and how to develop it. (Recorded at Australian Space Industry Association, Melbourne)
Listen or download (14 min 44 s - 14.1 MB)

Developing The Future Space Industry Workforce: Industry involvement in education and the value of placement in industry. (Recorded at Australian Space Industry Association, Melbourne)
Listen or download (7 min 34 s - 7.3 MB)

May 25 James Webb Space Telescope Some poems about the JWST and a description of the telescope's instruments. (Insert courtesy GSFC)
Listen or download (5 min 14 s - 5.0 MB)
May 25 Scott Carpenter and Mercury 7 Marking the 60th anniversary of the second United States orbital human spaceflight, as told from the viewpoint of Donald Slayton.
May 25 Lunar Plants Anna-Lisa Paul describes how she grew plants in real samples of lunar regolith. (Insert courtesy NASA)
June 1 Planet Earth 39 Bushfire smoke detection from space; GOES 18; Deepest undeground life detected and its inplications for possible life on Mars. (Inserts courtesy GSFC, E&S)
Listen or download (21 min 36 s - 20.8 MB)
June 1 CAPSTONE Briefing on the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, which is to be launched from New Zealand no earlier than June 13. (Insert courtesy NASA)
June 8 Planet Earth 40 Shoaib Iqbal (CEO, Esper Satellite Imagery, Mulgrave) describes his start-up company, the Over The Rainbow mission, hyperspectral imagers, his University activities, and the future plans for Esper.
Listen or download (22 min 2 s - 21.2 MB)
June 8 Troy McCann
Moonshot X
Melbourne
Entrepeneural Opportunities In Space. (Recorded at Lab 14, Carlton)
Listen or download (14 min 4 s - 10.6 MB)
June 8 CAPSTONE A summary of the CAPSTONE mission, a comment by Jacinda Adern (Prime Minister, New Zealand) and a song. (Inserts courtesy NASA, Newshub)
June 8 James Webb Space Telescope First science images to be realeased July 12; poems; song.
Listen or download (5 min 19 s - 5.1 MB)
June 8 Roy McNeice
Animator
Lab 14
Carlton Connect Initiative
Carlton
Motivating community engagement using space. (Recorded at Lab 14, Carlton)
Listen or download (53 s - 0.8 MB)
June 15 Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Decision Marking the 60th anniversary of the 1962 June 7 Apollo mission mode decision. How the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous method won out over the Direct Ascent and Earth Orbit Assembly methods of travelling to the Moon.
* Listen or download (52 min 36 s - 50.5 MB)
* View the 2019 PowerPoint Show version of this talk (No audio - 239.5 MB)
June 22 Tim Parsons
Co-founder
delta-V new Space Alliance

Troy McCann
Chief Executive Officer
Moonshot X

Carly Scott
Chief Executive Officer
Equatorial Launch Australia

Jeremy Hallett
Executive Director
Clearbox Systems

Mark Ramsay
General Manager
Sitel Australia

The role of small to medium enterprises in the growth of the Australian space industry. (Recorded SIAA, Melbourne Exhibition Centre)
Listen or download (28 min 41 s - 33.1 MB)
June 22 An Improbable Yarn The story of how the song Fly Me To The Moon flew at least twice to the Moon, and the yarn that Buzz Aldrin told to Quincy Jones.
Listen or download (9 min 43 s - 9.3 MB)
June 22 Planet Earth 41 The astronaut and the aquanaut. How Landsat 1 was used to do bathymetry of the shallow oceans. (Insert courtesy GSFC)
June 29 Much-Ado-About-Very-Little What was reported about the Black Brant 9 suborbital rocket launched from the Arnhem Space Centre was not necessarily so. (Inserts courtesy ELA, Sky, Ch9, ABC)
Listen or download (17 min 18 s - 16.6 MB)
June 29 CAPSTONE Launch The launch of the CAPSTONE lunar orbiter from New Zealand. (Inserts courtesy Rocket Lab and NASA)
Listen or download (14 min 53 s - 14.3 MB)
June 29 Planet Earth 42 NISAR, CYGNSS and TROPICS. (Inserts courtesy JPL)
Listen or download (14 min 52 s - 14.2 MB)