Wed, 27 October 2010
Dr. Ben Bova (author of more than 115 books about science and science fiction) is today's featured guest.
Topics: (Second of two parts) radical new medical treatments based on stem cell research; examples of what can go wrong when politics and science mix; a controversial revelation as to why the Russian Sputnik satellite beat the US Vanguard rocket into earth orbit; as well as: global climate change, ozone depletion, the International Geophysical Year, and the army verses the navy verses Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 27, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes] This was recorded in front of a live audience at LibertyCon in Chattanooga on July 10, 2010. (This means it was recorded before the recent layoff of 1200 NASA employees.)
Dr. Ben Bova is an award-winning author of more than 115 books of fiction and nonfiction. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine for seven years. After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni Magazine. He has been the science analyst on CBS Morning News, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show.