‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – IN FOCUS Spectrum TV News interview with Ken Kremer

Destination Space: Boots on the Moon – IN FOCUS Spectrum TV News interview with Ken Kremer
‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida on Nov.3, 2019 featuring Dr. Ken Kremer (r), research scientist and journalist with Space UpClose; and Mark Bontragger  (c), VP Space Florida with host Allison Walker Torres (l). Credit: Spectrum News

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ORLANDO, FL – NASA’s Project Artemis plans for a human return to the Moon was the topic of ‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida – for which I was interviewed representing Space UpClose along with Mark Bontrager representing Space Florida.

‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ aired on IN FOCUS on Nov. 3, 2019 in the Orlando and Tampa areas and is hosted by Allison Walker Torres – reported for Channel 13.  The program was recorded at Spectrum TV News studios in Orlando, FL.

You can now watch the complete 30 minute interview program in its entirety in 3 blocks at the links below.

https://spectruminfocus.com/section/in-focus/in-focus-shows/2019/11/04/boots-on-the-moon-part-1
https://spectruminfocus.com/section/in-focus/in-focus-shows/2019/11/04/boots-on-the-moon-part-2
https://spectruminfocus.com/section/in-focus/in-focus-shows/2019/11/04/boots-on-the-moon-part-3

The wide-ranging discussion also included our views on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to once again launch US astronauts to space, the International Space Station and whether NASA is receiving sufficient budgetary support from political leaders in Washington, D.C.– and the critical need for funding for NASA’s Human Lunar Lander to achieve the landing by 2024

‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida on Nov.3, 2019 featuring Dr. Ken Kremer (r), research scientist and journalist with Space UpClose; and Mark Bontragger (c), VP Space Florida with host Allison Walker Torres (l). Credit: Spectrum News

IN FOCUS Spectrum News program description:

Florida has a big stake in the return to human spaceflight. NASA contributes more than $2 billion to the state’s economy, and there are about 100,000 aerospace employees in the state. President Donald Trump wants to see a lunar landing by 2024 and private companies are planning the first crewed space flights to launch from the space coast since the Space Shuttle program was discontinued in 2011. Are we ready to return to human travel? SpaceX targeted June of 2019 for its first manned missions, but an April explosion disrupted that timeline. We will talk about space jobs in Florida but also the impact to the 2020 elections as many candidates try to sell their space plans for your votes. How it all is connected?

GUESTS:

• Dr. Ken Kremer, research scientist and space journalist with Space UpClose
• Mark Bontrager, Vice President of Spaceport Operations, Space Florida

‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida on Nov. 3, 2019 featuring Dr. Ken Kremer (r), research scientist and journalist with Space UpClose; and Mark Bontragger (c), VP Space Florida with host Allison Walker Torres. Credit: Spectrum News

Be sure to read my current continuing series of Space UpClose articles about Project Artemis including NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion deep space capsule, and the commercial crew astronaut ferry ships being developed for NASA by Boeing and SpaceX.

NASA’s Orion crew capsule for the first Artemis lunar mission has completed major assembly for the Artemis 1 mission is seen here in the manufacturing facility at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in July 2019.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

You can learn more about NASA’s Project Artemis and Project Apollo moon landing programs at my upcoming free talk on Sat. Nov. 23 at the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL at 1 PM. open to the public.

“50th Anniversary Apollo 12 and NASA’s Human Return to the Moon with Project Artemis”

Website: www.spacewalkoffame.org

 

UpClose view of an RS-25 engine destined for Artemis 1, the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft after delivery to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Aerojet Rocketdyne engine seen on June 28 will be installed into the SLS engine section Fall 2019. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Watch my commentary at Fox 35 TV News Orlando on Nov. 4 about the outcome of the Boeing Starliner Pad Abort Test:
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/boeing-capsule-abort-test-successful-despite-third-parachute-gaffe

 

Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com –www.spaceupclose.com – twitter @ken_kremer – email: ken at kenkremer.com

Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics.
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Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events

Ken’s upcoming outreach events:

Nov 23, 1 PM, Titusville, FL: “50th Anniversary Apollo 12 and NASA’s Human Return to the Moon with Project Artemis” at American Space Museum, Titusville, FL. Lecture free. Open to the public.

Website: www.spacewalkoffame.org
www.spacewalkoffame.org/event/cosmic-christmas-yard-sale-and-apollo12-50th

Dec 3/4: 7 PM, Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL. “SpaceX CRS-19 Launch to ISS Dec 4.” Free in hotel lobby

Boeing Starliner commercial crew vehicle being manufactured at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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