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Orphans of Apollo Panel

I took part in a panel with some of the other MirCorp folks, including Rick Tumlinson and Orphans of Apollo producer Michael Potter at the director’s screening of his documentary. It was a strange experience talking about the rise and fall of MirCorp.

Jeffrey Manber and Commercializing Space – 3.15

Jeffrey Manber, author of “Selling Peace” joins us to talk about the long forgotten lessons of the Russian Space Agency and how we can turn the American Space Agency in to a profit center. Space isn’t just something you throw money at, and Jeffrey is an expert in this field. Having been a key player in MIRCorp and more recently NanoRacks Jefferey has help commercialize space before and is ready to help do it again!

Jeffrey Manber presents “Can Capitalism Survive in Space?”

This SEDS presentation is from Jeffrey Manber who is the CEO of NanoRacks LLC, former CEO of MirCorp and RSC Energia rep.

Space Trip, Only 150 Million!

Space Adventures, a company that arranges space tourism, said it came to an agreement with Russia to expand flight opportunities starting in 2013. And they’re claiming, starting in 2015 they’ll be offering a lunar boomerang trip with the hefty price of 150 million dollars per ticket. Is it really worth the cash?

New Planet: There’s Life!

Astronomers from UC Santa Cruz have announced the discovery of a distant planet they say is capable of harboring water on its surface, which would potentially sustain life. Space Entrepreneur Jeffrey Manber explains that this new planet is just right and could support life.

1st Man in Space, 50 Yrs Later

50 years ago, Yuri Gagarin blasted off on the first manned space mission, 41 years ago, man walked on the moon. And today it’s become the dawn of commercial space flights, rovers landing on Mars, and probes orbiting Mercury. So are we still on the right track? Commercial Space Entrepreneur Jeffrey Manber explains.

NASA Abandoning the Race for Space?

With Russia being the only current contender in the space race, is the US really down for the count in terms of out-of-this-world exploration? Space Entrepreneur Jeff Manber believes that the future for the US in space travel relies on going commercial and that America must continue to work towards creating cutting edge technology.

Alien Life on Earth? ‘Little Bugs’ microbe discovery NASA announcement

The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on Earth and possibly beyond, NASA scientists said on Thursday. While researchers discovered the unusual bacteria here on Earth, they say it shows that life has possibilities beyond the major elements that have been considered essential.

Chinese space station 2020

NASA has ended its 30 year space shuttle program due to the lack of funding. Today China took the first step to creating its own space station. China launched an experimental module Tiangong-1, or heavenly palace, which many believe is the kick-off to a new space race. Jeff Manber, space entrepreneur, tells us what this means for the US.

US-Russia: Space partnership remembered

They simultaneously carried Alexei Leonov, Valery Kubasov, Tomas Stafford and Vance Brand into outer space. Today, 35 years later, the watchmaker is honoring the participants in the historical flight and docking in the orbit.

Soyuz rocket, lost and found

Moscow, we have a problem! Russian space officials say they lost contact to the Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station for three hours. The Soyuz rocket with US, Russian and Italian astronauts blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome late Wednesday and will dock with the International Space Station later this week.

US-Russia set to blast off

NASA is set to retire the shuttle program next year, leaving the Russia as the world’s only lifeline to the International Space Station. That mess is causing concern over excess reliance on Russia’s space program and respect for the Soviet-designed Soyuz rocket. Space Entrepreneur Jeff Manber says the cooperation between the United States and Russia in space should continue to pay dividends in the future.

NASA confirms – Aliens are among us

NASA held a press conference Thursday afternoon in which they revealed the discovery of arsenic-based life forms on Earth. Many believe that this proves there is the possibility life was or is on other planets already. Space Entrepreneur Jeff Manber says this is a huge discovery because it changes the way scientists view how life can be sustained.

Space: The final [military] frontier

The Annual Space and Missile Defense conference is underway in Huntsville, AL with the theme of ‘enabling regional war fighters’. The group is in the business of promoting missiles and other weapons technology. Space entrepreneur Jeff Manber said the Pentagon and the defense industry have come to realize that regionalization is key to modern war fighting, thus a growing theme in the industry is looking towards finding new ways to decentralize Pentagon weapons responses globally.

NewSpace 2011: War Stories from the Entrepreneurial Frontier

Come hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting commercial space ventures from people who’ve lived it through the past three decades. Not for the faint of heart.

U.S. space program plans depend on cooperation

The Augustine Commission Report is set to make recommendations to the Obama Administration regarding the future of the U.S. space program. Will the U.S. go to the moon or mars? Will there be more cooperation with Russia on these issues? And who will foot the bill for all of these programs?

X-37: The Super Secret Launch Pt.2

The Air Force’s super secret X-37 B Orbital Test Vehicle was set for its second launch today in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s been delayed due to bad weather. But the first launch had sparked the interest of China and Russia who were curious as to what purpose this spacecraft served. Jeffrey Manber, Commercial space entrepreneur explains.

Gagarin: space pioneer

US and Russia are two grand space powers, but Yuri Gagarin was the first Russian and first human ever to be in the space. “It’s an amazing thing Yuri Gagarin went to space as a Soviet,”,says Jeffrey Manber, a space entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He told RT what he thinks of Yuri Gagarin’s legacy in the context of the global space industry development.

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