Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Episode 8 - Cosmik Debris

Release Date: 25 June 2013

Duncan Forgan

The topic for Episode 8 is asteroid mining - the prospects for asteroid mining by humans in our solar system and for detecting its traces should an ET civilization be doing it in a nearby planetary system.  I spoke to scientist Duncan Forgan, entrepreneur Isaac Stott, and Ben Wright McGee, who wears a lot of hats.

Of course, the title refers to a Frank Zappa song about a New Age charlatan, but as you will hear, I don't think asteroid mining is a con.  It's just that asteroids are - debris.

The fifth Wow! Signal Podcast podcasting seal of approval is awarded to: Sid Smith's Podcast from the Yellow Room.

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Isaac Stott


Dr. Duncan Forgan is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh.  His research interests include planetary system formation and theoretical SETI.

Isaac Stott is CEO of Stott Space, a company that aims to be the first to mine an asteroid.

Ben Wright McGee is a scientist, writer and space entrepreneur
Ben Wright McGee

Jason Robinson
Mike Griffin
DJ Spooky

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  1. this episode is really good and i enjoy listening to it if you have time please submit this one to Podcast Directory thanks