Voices From L5 Community Choice Episode – Space Agriculture w/ Simon Gilroy

In our very first community choice episode, Simon Gilroy joins us to discuss space botany and agriculture, and the delicate art of growing food in space.

A tremendous episode, Simon brings all sorts of fantastic stories about his work, some unexpected scientific “Aha!” moments that seem to permeate all of space science, and a whole bunch of fantastic ideas to mull over.

This episode is brought to you entirely by the folks over at our Patreon page! Last month we ran a poll and suggestions section where the community suggested a few subjects, and voted on them and this was the result. We’re going to be doing more of this sort of thing in the future, so  if you’d like to get involved and help pick the next episode of Voices, click the button below and find out how!

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Voices From L5 – Workers Rights In Space

What rights do workers have in space, and how can we enforce them when the nearest unbiased court could be hundreds of thousands of miles away?

Carolyn Meinel joins us this week to discuss this and more, as we try to figure out exactly what needs to be done to ensure the space miners and colonists are safe and protected, getting their fair share out in the furthest reaches of our solar system.

I’ve tried a few new things in this episode, there some new software in the mix, a new leveling technique brought to me by a fellow podcaster and there’s even some new hardware in the form of a better developed mic enclosure (curtsy of our patrons!). Tell me what you think!

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Voices From L5 – Hidden Figures

Something a little different this week, Voices reviews a film, Hidden Figures, with our friend from another podcast, Christopher Peterson. Chris runs the DecipherSciFi show, a brilliant podcast that examines science fiction and scifi concepts, definitely check it out!

Hidden Figures was a fantastic and inspiring film that examined some of the most important people in the space race and I felt it deserved a little discussion. The history of women, and WOC especially, is often glossed over or outright forgotten, despite these people being the shoulders upon which we stand.

Join us for a discussion on the history of woc in space, computing, equality and more!

Some subjects discussed in the show

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. I mistakenly called her Valentina Tchakovski in the show.

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space  – In 1983, 20 years after Valentina’s flight!

This page has a chart comparing computing speeds, placing the 7090 shown in the film at over 1 Million FLOPS, compared to a modern Playstation 4 which runs at 180Billion FLOPS.

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Voices From L5 – Gender In Space

Who gets to go to space? Is it a Noah’s ark where we march two by two? A meritocracy where the skilled and talented are who inherent our future in the stars?

One of our best guests from way way back at the start of the project, Tony Milligan joins us to discuss gender in space, centered around the question who who goes and why. The conclusions he comes to may be surprising!

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Voices From L5 – Space Socialism Pt.2 (Feat. Kim Stanley Robinson)

Further exploring alternatives to the market based dreams of the US Space community, the wonderful Kim Stanley Robinson joins us to discuss a number of questions that arise when viewing space through the lens of non-capital. We ask the question “Can space ever be profitable, and if not, what then?”

Check out Stan’s upcoming book, New York 2140! – http://amzn.to/2jDdjYy

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Voices From L5 – Space Socialism

Hello folks and welcome back! I trust you all had a good winter holiday! Voices is back with the first in our mini series exploring alternative ideas and models of space programs to the current US Government/Private Market system we have today.

Partially inspired by some of the comments on my last video, I thought it would be fun to get some experts on to discuss other political models, and how space exploration and expansion can exist under their banners.

This week’s guest is Sci-Fi author and space enthusiast Ken MacLeod.  He gave a fantastic talk on Space and Socialism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsYlCln9K7A) and I thought he’d make a great guest for the topic.

So join us as we explore the benefits, pitfalls and questions raised by the idea of a socialist space system.

You can find Ken’s books, the Corporation Wars, over at Amazon – http://amzn.to/2iV1SZG

And here’s links for other books and events mentioned during the show;

The Great Mambo Chicken by Ed Regis – http://amzn.to/2iN383R

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (potential future guest!) – http://amzn.to/2iJ94by

And the Nedelin Catastrophe – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nedelin_catastrophe

Voices From L5 – SETI

The search for extraterrestrial life is a huge question when it comes to space, and many of you have been asking for a SETI guest for a very long time.

Well, Seth Shostak, head astronomer from the California SETI institue joins us this week to discuss SETI, its plans for the future and how it can benefit from space colonization!

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Voices From L5 – The Story of the Cosmic Dancer

Take a journey with us through space history as we examine the tale of the Cosmic Dancer, the first artwork commissioned and designed specifically for space flight, and the first true work of Space Art.

Arthur Woods joins us to tell a tale that spans decades, through the fall of the USSR and the rise of private commercial space, the story of the Cosmic Dancer is inspiring and fascinating.

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Find out more from about Arthur’s projects at http://greater.earth/

Voices From L5 – SpaceX IAC2016 Analysis

Elon Musk’s IAC talk got a lot of people excited, and rightly so! Its an inspiring, uplifting vision of the future. Voices From L5 dives in to analyze some of the comments made and asks some questions regarding them.

I want to kick things off by saying that I realize this is a speech designed to inspire and interest investors primarily, and so I don’t really expect many of the answers I was looking for from the speech. I still feel like these are questions some one needs to be asking about the proposed timeline Musk has presented here.

Voices From L5 – Space And Art

In a new series, Voices jumps back to examine space art, a wide field covering many disciplines from garage art studios to NASA labs. In this episode, Ron Miller, a long time space artists, joins us to give a background into this fascinating world, and a history lesson in the culture surrounding it.

Look forward to more space art episodes, coming soon!

Ron Miller is the owner of Black Cat Studios and a long time space artist. His book, The Art Of Space, is available now.

Voices From L5 – The History Of Space Policy

Kicking off another mini series, we have friend of the show Michael Listner this week to discuss the social and political landscape around space policy through the ages – We discuss what shaped important bills and what that might mean for the future.

In particular focus, the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 is put under the microscope as we examine what that act was, what it did and its effects on the space industry as it stands.

Sorry for the delay folks! Life temporarily caught up with us here at VL5 and we were without proper internet or sound editing equipment for a week or two there. Should be back on schedule as of this week!

Voices From L5 – Practical Problems with the Outer Space Treaty

We are joined this week by Martin Elvis, a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for astrophysics. Martin joins us to discuss a paper regarding a potential loophole in the Outer Space Treaty and how it handles property.

In this episode we highlight the need for practical considerations and questions being asked regarding space and space law and policy.

Learn more about Dr Elvis’s research here – http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/07/eternal-light-up-for-grabs/

Friend of the show Adam Manning also wrote a retort to Dr Elvis’s paper, which you can read here – http://projection3.blogspot.com/2016/07/luna-and-law-of-property.html

Voices From L5 – To The Stars

How can we go beyond our solar system and what might we find there? Why would we do such things? Phillip tells us about his project and the projects he’s involved with that hope to one day send out fleets of tiny ships to other stars.

Phillip Lubin joins us to discuss that next step in the farthest reaches of space exploration – Interstellar travel.

Find out more about Phillip’s projects at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1793003507/voices-of-humanity-the-worlds-space-time-capsule and http://www.planetary.org/connect/our-experts/profiles/philip-lubin.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

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Voices From L5 – The Ethics of Terraforming

If we can terraform Mars, should we? What if there’s already life there? What is the most important thing about our solar system? Humans? Or Life itself? Do we have an obligation to be gardeners of our part of the universe, cultivating life as we find it, where ever we find it, and being sure not to impede its growth?

Chris McKay, a NASA expert, joins us this week to share his views on ethical terraforming. We discuss how humanities desire to grow and explore could butt heads with an ethical responsibility to the solar system and what can be done to overcome these issues.

A fantastic episode with some incredible implications and ideas. One of my favorites so far! If you enjoyed our early episodes with Tony Milligan and co, this one will be a treat!

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Voices From L5 – Concordia

Imagine being in the most remote place on Earth, stuck for months with no way of getting home. Here, farther from civilization than anyone but the Astronauts, Concordia research base houses scientists and doctors experimenting and preforming research that will prepare us for Mars.

Adrian Golemis is our guest this week, former doctor on the Concordia research base in Antarctica.  Adrian joins us to discuss his time aboard the remote base, his daily life and the struggles of the crew, both internal and external. We learn a little about his research too, and its potential for future Mars missions

Check out more from Adrian on his blog at ESA or on twitter

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Voices From L5 – Voices From Mars

An amazing special episode this week – Sheyna Grifford, the chief health and safety officer on the NASA-Ames HI-SEAS Mars analogue mission joins us for a time-delayed interview live from the HI-SEAS Mars simulation. Sheyna is currently involved in a long term Mars analogue and has graciously given us her time to discuss the mission, health and crew selection. Honestly we cover so much ground and Sheyna has so many amazing stories about her experiences in analogues – this is an unmissable episode!

Check out Sheyna at her blog, Live From Mars, or her Twitter

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Voices From L5 – Terraforming Mars

What other ways can we spread to the stars? Free standing settlements may be what we hope for, but are there other options?

Matt Williams joins us to discuss terraforming the red planet. Along the way we examine the ethical, technological and societal questions that follow. Why would we do such a thing? How long would it take? Is it morally right to impose ourselves like that?

Great episode and big thanks to Matt for joining us. You can read more of Matt’s ideas and hear about his book at his website, check it out! This is part one of a subseries on terraforming, we have another expert from NASA Ames on soon to discuss the ethics of terraforming Mars and some alternative answers to our questions in this episode, stay tuned!

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Voices From L5 – Who do we send into space?

How do you pick the next generation of Space pioneers? And how can we train, test our theories and build an understanding of space psych without actually going to space?

The answer may be mars analogues

Sheryl Bishop joins us to continue our series on space psych by discussing her experiences with space and Mars analogues, crew selection and more.

We touch on far flung missions to other solar systems, Mars colonization and more. Don’t miss this one folks!

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Voices is going to be getting its own website soon, stay tuned for more info when it comes, but I’m pretty excited for a future where I can tell you to go to www.voicesfroml5.com!

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Voices From L5 – Mental Health and Space

How do we prepare ourselves for space? Not just physically, but mentally, socially. What happens when cultures clash in the great unknown?

Marc Jurblum joins us to kick off our series on Space Psych and general Health In Space. We discuss the history of the field and its potential uses back home, as well as where the research is headed for the future. I also ramble about getting to see Micheal Collins talk.

Marc had some interesting links to share with us along with the episode. First off he wanted us to share the Mars Without Borders program, a research program for exploring Mars topics. And a shout out to the VSSEC.

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Voices From L5 – What it takes to get a Moon Base

We all want a moon base, but why don’t we have one yet and what needs to happen to make it real?

Brent Sherwoods joins us this week to discuss the Moon Village, an ESA proposed ‘lunar business park’ that would allow groups of corporations and countries to work together to build and use a large scale moon base. In this king-sized episode, Brent also talks about the driving factors that are required for a moon base, why we’d want one and what could get us there.

We also have another video episode this week, where I address a PR issue in the space settlement world

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Voices From L5 – The Korean Perspective on Space

KangSan Kim AKA Antonio Stark and Jaehun Jang, two members of Team Divinity, winners of the NASA Ames Space Settlement grand prize join us this week to discuss their project, what designing space settlements means to them and what space development looks like to Korea.

Brilliant episode, was fantastic to talk to these young guys and brilliant to get a look at another countries ideas of space development. Another part of our ongoing goal to cover as many different viewpoints of space development as possible! Look forward to hearing more from space settlement advocates around the world in the coming months.

Learn more about Team Divinity and their project here – http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/2016/ProjectDivinity.pdf

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Voices From L5 – How to stop an asteroid

James Howe joins us this week for an awesome episode discussing the other thing asteroids do – wipe out all life as we know it! More accurately, he’s here telling us all about the amazing technologies and movements that we have for detecting, identifying and ultimately redirecting these planet-killers, as well as the repercussions if we don’t. You might think our biggest risk is a big rock, but you’d be surprised!

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And check out our Youtube! This week we launched Videos From L5, a new show where I discuss some of my own thoughts and views on space and space settlement!

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Voices From L5 – New Space, The Outer Space Treaty and Lucite balls

Michael Listner joins us this week to address how the Outer Space Treaty effects the new space movement and the various new space companies plans for asteroid mining.  He also addresses concerns like ownership rights, and tells us some fascinating real world consequences of our current space legal landscape.

Michael is a legal professional who works at http://www.spacelawsolutions.com/ to consult and develop solutions and ideas for moving forward in the space industry.

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As always Voices From L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is  working to accelerate humankind’s future in space through policy advocacy and thought leadership.

The NSS also fosters the next generation of space pioneers through STEM education programs that have inspired thousands of students around the world to pursue careers in science and aerospace.

All NSS members receive Ad Astra, our award-winning quarterly magazine focused on the future of space exploration and settlement.

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Voices From L5 – The Space Frontier Foundation

Hannah Kerner of the Space Frontier Foundation joins Voices and gives us the low down on what the SFF does, how it does it and what’s in the future for the group.

Most interestingly, Hannah goes over a philosophy of common good and how it relates to her work with the SFF, a side of the new-space movement not often discussed outside of press releases. A very interesting subject and a great guest!

Find out more about the SFF at https://spacefrontier.org/

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As always Voices From L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is  working to accelerate humankind’s future in space through policy advocacy and thought leadership.

The NSS also fosters the next generation of space pioneers through STEM education programs that have inspired thousands of students around the world to pursue careers in science and aerospace.

All NSS members receive Ad Astra, our award-winning quarterly magazine focused on the future of space exploration and settlement.

To support the National Space Society as a member or volunteer, please visit us on the web at www.nss.org.

Voices From L5 – India’s Place in Space

Manish Mishra and Swapnil Kumar, two students from the Indian Institute of Space Technology join us to discuss India’s place in the global space industry and how they intend to be a part of it.

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As always Voices From L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is  working to accelerate humankind’s future in space through policy advocacy and thought leadership.

The NSS also fosters the next generation of space pioneers through STEM education programs that have inspired thousands of students around the world to pursue careers in science and aerospace.

All NSS members receive Ad Astra, our award-winning quarterly magazine focused on the future of space exploration and settlement.

To support the National Space Society as a member or volunteer, please visit us on the web at www.nss.org.

Voices From L5 – The Workforce Of The Future

What will be the biggest industry in space? Ronald Kohl joins us this week to discuss where the workers of the future will come from, and the challenges they might face when they get here.

In a world where workers rights and job security is one of the hottest topics, we take a look at the needs of the future work force, and what might be its biggest contributors.

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As always Voices From L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is  working to accelerate humankind’s future in space through policy advocacy and thought leadership.

The NSS also fosters the next generation of space pioneers through STEM education programs that have inspired thousands of students around the world to pursue careers in science and aerospace.

All NSS members receive Ad Astra, our award-winning quarterly magazine focused on the future of space exploration and settlement.

To support the National Space Society as a member or volunteer, please visit us on the web at www.nss.org.

Voices From L5 – March Storm

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved in space advocacy, or how you can change space policy?

Tom Marotta, long time Voices guest, joins us again to tell us about March Storm, the prime space advocacy event happening this March in DC. Tom discusses the world of space advocacy and political action as well as what March Storm has achieved in the past few years.

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As always Voices From L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is  working to accelerate humankind’s future in space through policy advocacy and thought leadership.

The NSS also fosters the next generation of space pioneers through STEM education programs that have inspired thousands of students around the world to pursue careers in science and aerospace.

All NSS members receive Ad Astra, our award-winning quarterly magazine focused on the future of space exploration and settlement.

To support the National Space Society as a member or volunteer, please visit us on the web at www.nss.org.

Voices From L5 – Space Law Roundtable

Ever wonder what a space constitution would be like? Or what rights a society in space might need? Heard about this new space resources bill and need some help figuring it out?

3 masters of Space Law, PJ Blount, Christopher Newman and Adam Manning all return for a group chat on the space law legal issues of the day, dissecting and discussing the latest space resources bill. Along the way we delve into everything from security to constitutional rights.

Voices from L5 is brought to you by the National Space Society. The NSS is one of the largest and oldest civilian space advocacy groups in the world, learn more at www.NSS.org

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Voices From L5 – Hacking the Solar System

PJ Blount joins us this week to talk space security, cyber attacks and satellite takeovers. How secure is our communications backbone, and how hard is it to steal a satellite?

PJ Blount is an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law and a member of the Board of Directors at the International Institute of Space Law.

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Voices From L5 – What will we do on the moon?

Brent Sherwood joins us to discuss life on the moon. What will humans actually do on the moon? What kind of experiments, scientific discoveries and human developments can be made on the Moon and why do we need to go back?

One of our best episodes yet, Brent’s ideas for what we can discover and do on the moon, as well as his incredibly accessible delivery was a joy. Check out his work, What will we actually do on the moon, here – http://connection.ebscohost.com/c..

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Voices From L5 – Building the Astrosapien

What does it take for a human body to thrive in space, and what can we do to make ourselves ready for it? Bill Gardiner joins us this week to discuss diet, exercise and acid levels as we try to find out exactly how we can go from being normal terrestrial humans to humans fit for space travel.

A quick note, sorry about the audio quality on this episode, Bill’s location made the call very difficult and while the discussion was made whether to post the episode or not, we decided that the content is so interesting, we’d have to.

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Voices From L5 – The Aesthetics Of Living In Space

Lisa Lockard joins us this week to discuss the social and spacial needs of humans living in space, as well as how our social and cultural evolution will change from living in space.

Along the way we discuss social evolution, Human mental and emotional development, creativity, Virtual Reality and the Humanities great need for a walk in the park.

Lisa is the author of the book Human Migration Into Space and a Space Architect. She has written many papers on the topic of humans living in space and their often undiscussed emotional, mental and physical needs. Find more of her work below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/human-migration-to-space/id878474958?mt=11

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth_Lockard

Voices is proud to announce that as of this episode, we are an official media project of the National Space Society. The NSS is one of the oldest citizen space organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the ideas of space settlement, and educating the public on the subject of human migration to space. Find more at www.nss.org

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Quick note on the audio  of this episode: There is some background noise and the very occasional breakup on Lisa’s end. She was kind enough to join us on the episode despite a very busy schedule and a less than perfect location. I’ve edited it as best as I can and it’s mostly confined to one or two spots during the show. I hope this does not detract from your experience!

Voices From L5 – Viability and Cooperation

Dr Chris Newman joins us for a fantastic episode where we discuss the viability of various proposed projects such as moon mining and asteroid retrieval. We also discuss the growing need for legal and political cooperation of both private and public space projects. That’s selling it short honestly, we cover so much and go over so many interesting ideas in this episode, its a real winner!

Christopher Newman is a reader of Law at Sunderland University, and one of the few people teaching Space Law as a module of an actual law degree course at higher learning. Check out more of his work at – http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/faculties/bl/staff/chris-newman/

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Also, a sneak peek at our new mic at the end there, during the new outro!

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Voices From L5 – Sustainable Space Settlement

Kathleen Connell joins us this week to discuss sustainability, astrobiology and the need for a more democratic approach to space exploration.  We ask the question, how can we build toward a space settlement future while avoiding the mistakes we’ve made in the past?

Kathleen is a long time space vet, working in many fields related to space exploration, particularly on the political side of things. She is also the founder of the field of Astrobiology.

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Voices From L5 – What About Venus?

This week in Voices From L5, we talk to Geoffrey Landis, a NASA scientist, about the possibilities and benefits of Venus colonization where we ask the question – why do we only talk about Mars, Moon and Asteroids?

Check out Geoffrey Landis’s website at www.geoffreylandis.com.

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Voices From L5 – What Is Space Settlement?

This time on Voices From L5, Tom Marotta joins us to help answer what is space settlement? We cover some of the basics, and hopefully clear up some questions you folks have had about the topic.

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Voices From L5 – Al Globus

Al Globus joins us to discuss the various types of space settlement and talks about the critical research he has been involved in that might change the settlement game forever.

Sources from Al

  • “Space Settlement the Easy Way,” Al Globus, Stephen Covey, Theodore Hall, Joe Strout revised version of a presentation at ISDC 2015, May 2015. This presentation shows how the results of the next two papers — “Space Settlement Population Rotation Tolerance” and “Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding” — when combined suggest that small space settlements in equatorial LEO with little or no radiation shielding may be viable.
  • “Space Settlement Population Rotation Tolerance,” Al Globus and Theodore Hall, preprint, June 2015. This paper reviews the literature to find that space settlement residents and visitors can tolerate at least four, and proabaly six, rotations per minute to achieve 1g of artificial gravity. This means settlements can be radically smaller, and thus easier to build, than previously believed.
  • “Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding,” Al Globus and Joe Strout, preprint, July 2015. The major result of this paper is that settlements in low (~500 km) Earth equatorial orbits may not require any radiation shielding at all based on a careful analysis of requirements and extensive simulation of radiation effects.

Keep an eye out for some pretty big news coming from VL5 in the next few weeks. We have some fantastic new guests lined up, and some really interesting things are happening behind the scenes! Look forward to it!

Voices From L5 – Micheal Laine

We’re back! Voices wakes up, stretches its legs and brings you more space settlement goodness. This time we have Space Entrepreneur and president of the Liftport Group, Micheal Laine, who talks space solar, lunar elevators and what the business behind space development looks like.

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Voices From L5 – The Astrosociology Institute

Sorry for the delay folks! Voices was away for a while, putting together this fantastic episode for you all. Jim Pass and Kathleen Toerpe join us to discuss Astrosociology, a new field of study bringing the soft sciences to Space Development.

These folks are doing fantastic work! Check out their projects at www.astrosociology.org! Jim also would like to share the following links and resources with anyone interested in the field –

Virtual Library: www.astrosociology.org/vlibrary.html (includes links to newsletter issues)

Journal of Astrosociology page: www.astrosociology.org/joa.html

Voices From L5 – Tony Milligan

Tony Milligan joins us this week to discuss his theories on Planetary Preservation, and why nobody owns the moon. Check out his book on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Owns-Moon-Ethics-Exploitation/dp/0786472650

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Episode 5 – Space Law

In this episode, we spoke with Space Law Expert, Adam Manning about property rights, the moon treaty and much much more! A fantastic episode! For more from Adam, check out his blog at http://projection3.blogspot.com/

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Episode 4 – Art, Science and Space

In this weeks episode, I speak with the fantastic Bettina Forget and we discuss sci-art, Art’s effects on science and science’s effects on Art.

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Voices From L5: How the future defines us

In this weeks episode, we talk to David Valentine, professor of anthropology, about how our ideas of space settlement define us as a society. We also discuss the assumptions we make, and how those assumptions might be shattered by space societies.

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Voices from L5: How to Pay for Space Settlement

 

We are so pleased to announce This Orbital Life is partnering with Voices from L5  to offer unique podcasts about space settlement.

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In this inaugural podcast Liam Ginty hosts Dr. John Hickman, Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, GA.  Professor Hickman is the author of a fascinating paper titled, “The Political Economy of Very Large Space Projects.” In this paper Dr. Hickman tackles the elephant in the space settlement room: how to pay for it all!

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