The Space Show to Interview's Laura Delgado

The Space Show to Interview's Laura Delgado

The Space Show, hosted by Dr. David Livingston, will interview correspondent Laura Delgado on November 19, 2010 at 9:30 am PST (12:30 pm EST). The hour and a half show will focus on Ms. Delgado’s recent paper for AIAA’s Space2010 conference and an associated Space News blog on differing perceptions of space commercialization.

Her analysis points to a “gap” between the space policy community’s generally accepted notion of a bright space future that combines government and commercial efforts (though not all agree on timing) and a very different perception the public may hold based on the depiction of corporations in science fiction movies.

As she says in her Space News blog post: “In several science fiction movies our commercialized future in space signals a point of self-destruction, with individual freedom, the role and influence of governments, and the values of life we hold dear as its casualties. In these movies space commercialization is part of the problem, not a solution.”

Listen live to the show on the web and call in or email questions. The Space Show’s website provides access to archived versions of all of its shows, too.

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