Australis Oscar 5

Fifty years ago, on 1970 January 23, the first built, second launched Australian satellite was orbited from California. Australis Oscar 5 was an amateur radio satellite built by students at Melbourne University, and was the first satellite to be built in Australia. Unfortunately, it was beaten to the launch pad by Wresat. On The Space Show on January 22, to

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Away With The Galahs

“The Space Show” goes off with the galahs to investigate, in song, topics such as flat-earth, fake moon-landings, alien faces on Mars, anti-NASAism, and other whacky concepts. But as you listen, just remember Ira Gershwin’s line from Porgy and Bess: “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” We invite you to listen from 7 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday 2020 January 15.

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The Space Show 2019 Christmas and 2020 New Year Specials

While many Southern FM programmes may be taking a break on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, “The Space Show” will be doing musical specials. We will celebrate the space anniversaries of 2019 (in multiples of five years) with appropriate songs. For example, expect: Ian Brown to sing “Stardust” to celebrate the 1999 Stardust spacecraft; John Marmie to sing “Water

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Dr Karl on our Space Show

Dr Karl tells Andrew Rennie that interstellar travel will depend on the development of “fusion drive”, which is a much better power source to have space craft travel at much greater speeds in order to even consider human travel to interstellar destinations.

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Apollo 1 Tragedy on The Space Show January 25 at 7 pm

On January 25 “The Space Show” will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Saturn 204 (Apollo 1) fire on the launch pad that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. We will have our own “virtual” interview with astronauts Neil Armstrong (Gemini 8 and Apollo 11), Frank Borman (Gemini 7 and Apollo 8), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12,

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