Tag Archives: Aerospace

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Ed McCullough on Lunar Colonization

Space and nuclear engineer Ed McCollough joins us to discuss lunar & space colonization. Ed is an Associate Fellow at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the former Chairman of the AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee and Board…

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Dennis Bushnell on Space Exploration

Dr. Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, joins us to discuss the scientific and technical challenges faced by NASA in planning future manned missions to Mars and beyond. He describes the National Space Exploration Vision, which cites…

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Paul Czysz on Hypersonic Aircraft and NASP

Professor Paul Czysz joins us to discuss the Mach-6 Aurora spyplane, and provides insight into a new and previously undisclosed hypersonic aircraft developed as a consequence of the National Aerospace Plane (NASP). Czysz served as the chief-scientist on the NASP…

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Peter Diamandis on the X-Prize

When Burt Rutan’s SpaceShip One won the X-Prize, many people thought the contest was over. That’s not the case, though, and the X-Prize organization is growing & diversifying. Peter Diamandis joins us to discuss the future of the X-Prize and…

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Bonnie Dunbar discusses the Museum of Flight

We’re joined by Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, former NASA astronaut and currently the Director of the Museum of Flight in Seattle. She shares experiences in the space program as well as some insights into her vision for the museum’s future, and…

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James P. Hogan on Space Futurism

Author James P. Hogan has written a number of science-fiction novels, but the one that most captivated me was the 1977 classic “Inherit the Stars”. The novel begins with the discovery of a 50,000 year old man’s body on the…

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Vortex Thruster for VTOL Propulsion

This is a collection of experimental footage for the Vortex Thruster VTOL engine, constructed by American Antigravity’s Tim Ventura to test a novel form of aerodynamic propulsion. The device itself was designed by University of Texas Professor Dr. Mikhail Goldshtik, who intended it to produce bimodal…

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Rick Tumlinson on the Space Frontier Society

Space Frontier Society founder Rick Tumlinson joins us to talk about Space Activism, emerging trends in the private space industry, and a variety of new & innovative approaches within mainstream aerospace for achieving orbital delivery.

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Sean Knecht on Space Fusion Drives

Sean Knecht from the University of Washington joins us to speak about his presentation on using a Dense Plasma Focus for use in fusion-propulsion applications. This study was performed as part of a USAF advanced military aerospace vehicle concept study….

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Robert Cassanova on NIAC

Dr. Robert Cassanova is the head of NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), and he joins us to discuss some of the leading contenders for what may become the next-generation of NASA technology. His top picks? Biomimetic spacesuits and tether-launch…

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