The Future of NASA and – 3.04

Rather than Space News we have Space Rumors: what will the future of NASA be under the Obama adminstration?

Speaking of the future, Brad Cheetham of is on to discuss this project and how getting our youth interested in science and space can help NASA today.

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  1. crimsoncoin on January 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    will Nasa ever moon(land) us again lol

  2. BlackKingX on January 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    We need to send self-replicating robots to the lunar surface.

  3. tiggerdt987 on January 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Happy b-Day Ben!
    This was my 1st live stream on this show!

  4. chaos6575 on January 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    If the US doesn’t have a heavy lift, we will see decline in what we can do. The past 30 years have been wasted compared to what we could have done.

  5. lnwolf41 on January 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Why doesn’t NASA lease out its production systems to private companies.

  6. mac8king on January 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Have someone watched the BBC documentary: Space Race? its awsome 🙂

  7. Hanzi89 on January 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    War.. War never changes..

  8. Drsharky43 on January 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Happy B-Day Ben, I really like your show. I tried to send you some close up picture of Mars Rover from March 2009, At NASA-Johnson Space Center – Houston, Texas it was by chance that they were test driving it in parking lot at that time. I will try again.

  9. Buttmunch5000 on January 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    using tax payers money to make private space companies profit is never a good thing.

  10. U5K0 on January 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I was born 30.01 too.

    I think that if NASA does go for DIRECT it will go a long way toward delivering sustainability. The economic chrisys won’t last forever and when it ends, DIRECT will enable much more activity than contellation would have. Let’s face it, Ares I has been a ‘dead man walking’ for a long time and if you’re going to make a Shuttle derived system you might as well make it a real successor and not a bastard chield. (sorry about the language)

    Spacevidcast rocks 😀

  11. rockethacker on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 am

    In your intro, you should replace the CGI moon landing footage with CGI SpaceX footage (-:

  12. joachim2464 on January 30, 2010 at 2:46 am

    great, but i want to see the chat room!

  13. Brad on January 30, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Thank you Ben and Cariann for the invite. Anyone interested in helping to shape the future can find out more and contribute at

  14. KuronPK on January 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Happy Birthday, Ben.

  15. ralpher05 on January 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    @Buttmunch5000 Rebuttle! New Space companies are not like the old. New Space companies hold their own assets. Helping them develop is a good long term idea, so manned commercial space becomes and established market.

  16. ralpher05 on January 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    More international effort is a plus for the whole planet.

    An established commercial manned space market is good for the global economy.

  17. ralpher05 on January 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Why go to space? To explore the solar system, and to colonize beyond Earth to secure the species.

  18. U5K0 on January 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    all too true

    aome day, in spite of our best efforts, Earth may suffer a fait similar to that of Haiti. The world has rallied to help the unfortunate people there. Who will help a planet in destress if we don’t have a large existing extra-terrestrial infrastructure in place?

    A strong human space programme is A MATTER OF SURVIVAL ! ! !

  19. U5K0 on January 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    (just saw 2012 so I may be overly passionate in that statement)

  20. snoopyloopy on January 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    @Buttmunch5000 we wish, but as it is, many government projects and programs just provide profit for private companies. (e.g. federal subsidizing of cobra for ppl who lost jobs instead of qualifying them for medicare)

  21. snoopyloopy on January 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    i have to agree on the favorite orbiter question too. idk why i like endeavor, but i do. buran also looked interesting, too bad ussr never got it off the ground very much.

  22. nilbud on January 31, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Well technically the reason for having multiple habitation sites is fault tolerance rather than self repair.

  23. VendettasD on February 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    This video should have been submitted for Obama to see. To give him an indication there is a sizable portion of the public who cares about the future of the space program.

  24. 48Donbray on February 4, 2010 at 4:02 am

    So, they can’t “afford it”….Nasa did it 40 years ago, but can’t now? Technology is much better now, and technology costs more money…so maybe they should try to dumb down the technology- a mix between Apollo and new technology to make affordable. This is just ludicris- Can’t afford it…ha. Yes, I’m sure it’s Billions of dollars…but what is money compared to our species surviving past the life of our planet. If we aren’t going back soon, they should still set a date/destination

  25. 48Donbray on February 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

    I also believe that Obama is more focused on the jobs aspect of the new budget. His biggest claim to these new plans are ALL THE JOBS THAT WILL BE CREATED…which is what he’s been about since campaining for office. He’s being short sighted for the purpose of the next 3 years of his agenda, and is sacraficing years and years and billions of dollars for his 3 years. I’m sure he wants to be the Pres that changed America- at the expense of long term human space exploration…. Thats too bad.

  26. DaedalusReturned on February 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

    How can you possibly say that privatizing space could possibly be a GOOD thing?!

    Just because America’s space budget is going bankrupt doesn’t mean we should turn it over to an unregulated space commercial market as a last resort. We’re simply not ready to do so yet. Our space ethics in the private industry right now is zilch and a commercialized space now will likely mirror the greed, absence of morality and ethical behavior that is now so common in our business community and society today.

  27. hootyhaha on February 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    NASA employees told me that they would either have to get corporate sponsors, or start hitching a ride with RUSSIA. Ironic. We beat them in the Space Race, now NASA will have to start mooching a ride with Russia unless corporates start sponsoring them. TV networks give millions away each week on their game shows. I hope they turn their millions to NASA.

  28. John Needham on February 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    About the goal of inhabiting other worlds-

    It isn’t so much of a question that we will go, of course we will. Almost all the current research, especially telescopic, is geared towards finding another inhabital world. Not necessarily to find intelligent life, they may be impossible to communicate with, or outright dangerous.
    The question is- WHO will go? I believe any plan that does not include ALL of humanity would fail miserably. Folks just aren’t going to give a homey wave and “Bye!” to those leaving them behind to die!
    Remember Vernor Vinge’s book “Marooned in Realtime” (sequel to “The Peace Wars”)? Just read them, all of his work is excellent, and offers unique insights into just such delimas.
    Please forgive any spelling errors, John N.

  29. venera13studios on February 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Russia beat the US at every thing in the space race but the moon landing, thay where first to space, first man in space, first animal in space, first pobe to anothere planet (venus) first probe on mars, first photos from moon venus and mars, first rover on moon, first space station, first 3 man crew, first space walk, ECT so we did not win the space race, we won the moon shot, russia still has the safest space craft.

  30. MTJohnson2010 on February 17, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Thank you Barack Obama, for beginning to cut NASA. Im sure that “global warming” is a better cause anyways, huh. Besides, only about 8,000 jobs have been lost thus far.

  31. kenhes on February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Yeah, because Barack just loves loves loves to cut jobs. It’ll really help his chances in the next election.

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