Episode 71 - Interview With Mike Paul Hughes, Aerospace Engineer

This week features an interview with Aerospace Engineer Mike Paul Hughes. We chat about upcoming missions, speculate on life, and Mike reminds us why it's important to study history. 
Also, a bad case of bad science headlines. 


Behind the bad supervolcano headline
Mike Paul Hughes
MPH2
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Episode 70 - All News Show #5

On this weeks news show: CRISPR for Glaucoma, Nobel Prizes, moon, Mars, and some thoughts on guns and con man Alex Jones. 



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(Lockheed Martin)

The News



Nobel Prizes 2017

CRISPR for glaucoma

Trump Administration's NASA priorities

Lockheed Martin Mars Station

Elon Musk's Mars Update
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Episode 69 - Interstellar Consultants

This week I have an interview with astrophysicist Steve Kilston of Interstellar Consultants. One of Steve's projects is a practical and well thought out 500 year plan for building a ship that could take us to another star system. This is not pie-in-the-sky stuff, this is grounded in practical knowledge.

Also, Australia gets its own space agency. 



Australian Space Agency

A plan for interstellar travel



Interstellar Consultants web page
Interstellar
(Interstellar Consultants)
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Episode 68 - All News Show #4

This week is an all news show in the new show format. We have Osiris Rex, human embryo editing, 3d printed aluminum, high tech guitar strings, and more. 



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(NASA)

Sources for this week's news


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asima_Chatterjee
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-revolutionary-guitar-world.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0H1ZJ55J7M
http://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/22_september_2017?folio=1225&pg=21#pg21
http://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/22_september_2017?sub_id=qQuCOFPYtydc&u1=41569489&folio=1221&pg=17#pg17
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/us/nasa-osiris-rex-slingshot-past-earth/index.html
https://www.universetoday.com/137253/300-asteroids-explored-fleet-nanosatellites/
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/18/551792129/stanislav-petrov-the-man-who-saved-the-world-dies-at-77
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Episode 67 - Civil War

This week an essay on a darker topic - whether the US will have another Civil War in the near future. Can it be avoided? Are we already locked in conflict, and how do we break out?
Also, a change in show format. 



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(civilwar.org)

Notes


https://www.thenation.com/article/are-we-on-the-verge-of-another-civil-war/
http://www.businessinsider.com/civil-war-2017-america-no-america-is-not-heading-for-new-a-civil-war-2017-8
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/is-america-headed-for-a-new-kind-of-civil-war
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/28/what-are-the-chances-of-a-second-american-civil-war-a-best-defense-update/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/22/american-politics-civil-war-alt-right-left-wing



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