Podcast: Play in new window | Download
In the intro, the Grimerican’s talk briefly about the newest NSA scandal. Check out Dan Carlin’s “Common Sense” podcast for a balanced view. The guys were recently on “The Nat and Marie Podcast”. Check out this great new web culture podcast!
Darren and Graham have a fascinating chat with Phil Metzger, Senior Research Physicist for NASA’s KSC Swamp Works. It’s hard to tell the difference between science fiction and science fact in this episode.
They talk about Phil’s NASA awards and how his positive attitude, teamwork and initiative enabled him to create his own lab “Swamp Works”. Phil mentions how they plan on mining space and the collaboration between all the leading edge space mining companies. It’s truly an inspiring tale about everything from inspiring young people to work hard in science, turning space matter into water for radiation shielding, or 3d printing of metal equipment converted directly from extra planetary soil.
How are we going to hunt down asteroids and lasso them into the moon’s orbit? Listen to Phil tell Grimerica how its’ going to be done. Find out what we think about UFO’s, the Fermi paradox, and robotic space mining competitions and much much more.
get “The Precipice”, Book 1 of the Asteroid Wars – Ben Bova. Audible.com
Get “Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card. Audible.com
Favorite narrators, Stephan Rudnicky and Scott Brick!
Dan Carlin’s “Common Sense” podcast
“The Nat and Marie Podcast”
Bass Talk – Syncian & Ruffio
Colourful as Ever – Broke For Free
Reign at Night – Wolf Saga
Imogen Heap – Headlock
Another awesome interview. Dr. Metzger’s work is fascinating, and I’m sure many listeners would appreciate it if him or his partner Rob Mueller returned to the show to give an update on the space telescope Kickstarter.
One of the things it have occurred to me with all this asteroid mining talk –no doubt inspired by my video-gaming addiction*– is the idea of utilizing carbonaceous chondrites & retrofit them as hollowed shells so they could be used as rocky spacecraft. Maybe it’s a crazy idea, but I think asteroids could be the key to low-cost vessels that could offer a natural protection against cosmic radiation.
(*): Mass Effect FTW!!
PS: I didn’t get the Jeopardy question either 😛
where da link