SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2013

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATEGUESTTOPIC
February 6David Reneke
Astronomy lecturer and teacher
NSW

Robert Brand
Director of Spacecraft Communications
Team Stellar
Sydney

Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne

Len Halprin
Space Association
East Brighton

Space activities in Australia. Discussion on the soon-to-be released Australian National Space Policy.
Listen or download (45 min 45 s - 41.7 MB)
February 13Bill Barrett
Senior Vice President
Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants
and
Member
The Space Industry Association of Australia
Sydney
The history of space policy development in Australia; the regulation of Australian space activities; a survey of Australian organisations involved in space; a preview of the new policy and its incremental framework.
Listen or download (38 min 19 s - 35.9 MB)
N.B. The URL for the Australian Government is http://www.space.gov.au, not the URL stated in the interview.
February 27Marlene Kanga
National President
Engineers Australia
Canberra
The role of engineering in the aerospace industry and in Australia at wide. The advantages Australia has in reaching out to Asia.
Listen or download (6 min 17 s - 5.7 MB)
February 27Thomas Melia
Sales Support Engineer
Curtis Wright Controls
Dublin
Ireland
Working on the Space-X Dragon docking system, Virgin Galactic and Sierra Nevada space ventures. How an Irish company got into the space business and seeks out clients. New space hardware development.
Listen or download (5 min 55 s - 5.4 MB)
March 7Andrew Johnston
Search and Rescue Officer
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Canberra
The COSPAS-Sarsat satellite system for receiving signals from distress beacons. New Global Positioning enabled beacons.
Listen or download (11 min 2 s - 10.3 MB)
March 13David Blair
Associate Professor
Physics Department
University of Western Australia
Perth
Black holes, quasars, galaxies, galactic jets and the effects of approaching a black hole.
Listen or download (24 min 17 s - 22.7 MB)
March 13Crystal Forrester
Space Generation Advisory Council
Melbourne
The work of the Space generation Advisory Council.
Listen or download (3 min 31 s - 3.3 MB)
March 13Takeshi Nikawa
Principal Investigator
MyoLab
Professor
Department of Nutritional Physiology
Institute of Health Bioscciences
The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Tokushima
Japan
The MyoLab experiment to be flown on STS 131 to the International Space Station and its importance to reasearch into muscle atrophy.
Listen or download (6 min 58 s - 6.6 MB)
March 27Bryan Kidder
Director of Communications
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne
Canoga Park
California
The role of Pratt and Whitney in the space programme, the early days of rocketry, Saturn 5 engines, Space Shuttle main engines and the future of his company's engines.
Listen or download (6 min 21 s - 5.9 MB)
April 17Naomi Mathers
Member
Space Industry Innovation Council
Mount Stromlo
Australia's Satellite Utilisation Policy.
Listen or download (23 min 58 s - 23.0 MB)
Picture: Naomi Mathers
April 24Robert Brand
PlusComms
Sydney
His views on Australia's Satellite Utilisation Policy.
Listen or download (21 min 29 s - 20.1 MB)
May 8Kate Lundy
Senator
Parliament
Canberra
The Australian Satellite Utilisation Policy, its implementation, its reception by industry, and aspirations for future developments. (Interview by A. Rennie and P. Aylward)
Listen or download (26 min 36 s - 24.9 MB)
Picture: Andrew Rennie, Senator Lundy, and Peter Aylward
June 12Dick Manchester
Astronomer
Australia Telescope National Facility
Narribri
Twentieth anniversary of an astronomy award and millisecond pulsars discovery.
Listen or download interview (7 min 56 s - 7.4 MB)
Listen or download pulsar 0437-4715 (34 s - 0.5 MB)
Listen or download Pulsar 1937+21 Integrated (23 s - 0.3 MB)
Listen or download Pulsar Crab Integrated (19 s - 0.3 MB)
June 12Kristian Grayson
Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Engineering
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Microgravity and how it can be achieved by dropping payloads from ballons at an altitude of 25 km.
Listen or download (7 min 4 s - 6.4 MB)
July 3Jennifer Heldmann
Research Scientist
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
The LCROSS mission and her roles in it.
Listen or download interview (6 min 15 s - 5.7 MB)
Listen or download interview and music (12 min 13 s - 11.1MB)
July 3Brian Lim
CEO and Founder
Think N' Tinker
Sydney
The Australian Satellite utilisation Policy, what Australia should do in space, venture capital funding and entrepeneural activities.
Listen or download (20 min 47 s - 19.0 MB)
July 3Kerrie Dougherty
Curator Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Sydney
To mark the 20th anniversary of its publication, a first discussion of the book "Space Australia".
Listen or download (9 min 42 s - 8.4 MB)
July 10Kerrie Dougherty
Curator Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Sydney
To mark the 20th anniversary of its publication, a second discussion of the book "Space Australia".
Listen or download (6 min 45 s - 6.2 MB)
July 10David Buttsworth
Research Scientist
Hypersonic Testing Facility
University of Southern Queensland
Hypersonics, testing hypersonic models, scramjets and applications of his research.
Listen or download (14 min 34 s - 13.3 MB)
July 24Sean Herron
NASA Representative
Space Apps Challenge
NASA HQWashington, D.C.
The origins of the Space Applications Challenge, his visit to Australia, his role in NASA and the desire to make the wealth of data stored by NASA avaialable to the public. (Interview by Edward Pollit, 2SER)
Listen or download (15 min 55 s - 21.8 MB)
July 24Cynthia Chen
NASA International Space Apps Challenge
Melbourne
Organising the event, the types of applications to be developed and how the judging will occur.
Listen or download (12 min 56 s - 11.8 MB)
July 24Zhi Qiao
Space Apps Contestant
Melbourne
Developing a computer application to report available wind energy.
Listen or download (2 min 25 s - 2.1 MB)
July 24Guillaume Prevost
Nicholas Aubry
Space Apps Contestants
Melbourne
Developing a computer application that will allow people to report sightings of meteors.
Listen or download (3 min 35 s - 3.2 MB)
July 24Mauro Maiorca
Space Apps Contestant
Melbourne
Deciding how to develop an application for the Challenge.
Listen or download (3 min 17 s - 2.9 MB)
July 24Audrey Sidorov
Space Apps Contestant
Melbourne
Developing a smart phone application to allow people to spot the International Space Station.
Listen or download (2 min 13 s - 1.9 MB)
July 24Louis Chiu
Organiser
Australian Youth Aerospace Association
Melbourne
The activities of the Australian Youth Aerospace Association and the Space Apps Challenge.
Listen or download (4 min 45 s - 4.3 MB)
July 31John Grunsfeld
Director
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore
Mayland
His work and astronaut experience repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. (Courtesy GSFC)
July 31Nick Sytland
Manager
Open Innovation Project
NASA
The 2013 NASA SpaceApps Challenge. (Courtesy JSC)
August 21Brian Agnew
Director Training Area Management
Department of Defense
Canberra
The Woomera Test and Evaluation Range: its history and current activities. (Recorded in Adelaide in 2002 - an update was given at end of interview)
Listen or download (13 min 29 s - 12.3 MB)
August 21Jim Kirkpatrick
former Engineer
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Australian Capital Territory
An annecdote about the difficulties of getting to Honeysuckle Creek after a rockfall on the road.
Listen or download (3 min 12 s - 2.9 MB)
August 21Phil Maier and Neil Sandford
Data Decoders
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Australian Capital Territory
Their roles, including contacting Skylab daily, and some anecdotes about the station.
Listen or download (9 min 54 s - 9.0 MB)
August 21John Saxon
former Operations Supervisor
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Australian Capital Territory
His thirteen years working at Honeysuckle, the missions worked, and the closure of the station in 1981.
Listen or download (6 min 4 s - 5.5 MB)
Photographs by The Space Show:
Plaque from Honeysuckle Creek, now at Tidbinbilla.
John Saxon and Hamish Lindsay at Honeysuckle Creek.
At DSS43 anniversary, left to right, John Saxon, Mike Dinn and Jim Kirkpatrick.
September 4David Cole
Retired Director
Ionospheric Prediction Service
Federal Department of Industries, Tourism and Resources
Canberra
Highlights of his career, links between the sun and climate, predicting solar activity, public education, uses of spaceweather predictions, the STEREO spacecraft, Australian Ionosonde, International Telecommunications Union, and software for radio frequency management.
Listen or download (22 min 10 s - 20.7 MB)
September 18Russell Scott
Director
Hidden Universe 3D
Swinburne Productions
Hawthorn
About the new IMAX movie Hidden Universe 3D, his role in directing it and the precursor work done at the Centre for Astrophysics at Swinburne Univesity of Technology that built the expertise necessary for making a large screen three dimensional movie.
* Listen or download programme feature (38 min 30 s - 35.5 MB)
* Listen or download interview only (31 min 59 s - 30.0 MB)
September 25Zebb Prime
Research Associate
University of Adelaide
Adelaide
Hypersonic vehicles, scramjets and the ScramSpace effort. His involvement and where hypersonic research may go in the future.
Listen or download (9 min 38 s - 9.0 MB)
October 2Jon McBride
Vice President
Educations and Planning
KSC Visitor Center
Florida
former NASA Astronaut
The types of aircraft he has flown, flying chase at the landing of STS 1, the crew of STS 41-G, his role on the mission, Paul Scully-Power, why he left NASA, and his role at the Visitor's Center.
* Listen or download (16 min 50 s - 15.7 MB)
* Read about this interview in Florida Diary
October 9"Hidden Universe" Vox PopsComments by people as they left a screening of the Melbourne-made IMAX documentary "Hidden Universe".
Listen or download (2 min 53 s - 2.7 MB)
October 30Justin Keller
Director
Advanced Systems
Communicatyions Satellites
Lockheed martin
Sunnyvale
California

Megan Stewart
Support
International Milsat Comms Program
Lockheed Martin
Virginia

The AEHF (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) and MUOS (MultiUser Objective System) military communications satellites.
Listen or download (13 min 11 s - 12.3 MB)
October 30James Hansen
Biographer
Professor of History
Auburn University
Auburn
Alabama
His book "First Man" and how he came to know, and build a rapport with, Neil Armstrong. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
* Listen or download full programme feature (35 min 32 s - 32.5 MB)
* Listen or download interview Part 1 only (9 min 46 s - 8.9 MB)
* Listen or download inteview Part 2 only (8 min 4 s - 7.3 MB)
* Listen or download interview Part 3 only (9 min 46 s - 8.9 MB)
November 6James Hansen
Biographer
Professor of History
Auburn University
Auburn
Alabama
His book about Neil Armstrong, "First Man," and how he set the ground rules for the biography. Also how the decision was made about who would be first to set foot on the Moon, Armstrong's last visit to Australia and how he died. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
* Listen or download full programme feature (37 min 40 s - 34.4 MB)
* Listen or download interview Part 1 only (8 min 29 s - 7.7 MB)
* Listen or download inteview Part 2 only (13 min 41 s - 12.5 MB)
* Listen or download interview Part 3 only (5 min 19 s - 4.8 MB)
November 13James Hansen
Biographer
Professor of History
Auburn University
Auburn
Alabama
His book about Neil Armstrong, "First Man." Armstrong, reunions and anniversary events. John Young, Apollo 14 and desire to visit Australia. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
* Listen or download full programme feature (25 min 41 s - 23.5 MB)
* Listen or download interview Part 1 only (8 min 59 s - 8.2 MB)
* Listen or download inteview Part 2 only (10 min 16 s - 9.4 MB)
November 27Rick Mastracchio
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
How he became an astronaut, and his memories of his spaceflight experiences. (Courtesy JSC)
November 27Rick Mastracchio
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
His spacewalking experiences, work on spacesuits with Hamilton Standard, flight controlling, what a shuttle landing is like, his pending decision on his future career, and his impressions of the International Space Station. (Interview by Peter Aylward at Kennedy Space Center, Florida)
Listen or download (13 min 6 s - 12.0 MB)