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Robert Zubrin

Biography:

Robert Zubrin holds Master degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering. He is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration. He has authored over 100 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, as well as written several books. As an engineer at Lockheed-Martin, he co-developed the "Mars Direct" plan for affordable manned Mars Missions. Robert is now president of his own space R&D Company called Pioneer Astronautics. Most recently, he founded the Mars Society; an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Prior to his work in astronautics, Dr. Zubrin was employed in areas of thermonuclear fusion research, nuclear engineering, radiation protection, and as a high school science teacher.

Past Shows:

Dream Symbolism & Analysis

Reddit.com's dream expert J.M. DeBord discussed the fundamentals of dreams, and dream analysis including how to use your dreams to benefit your life. He cited examples of how people use dreams to solve problems and get valuable information about various challenges. First hour guest, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin reported on India sending an orbiter to Mars, as well other space stories in the news like the announcement that there are likely billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Technology Frontiers & Animal Communication

Prof. Rosalyn Berne discussed the frontiers in various sciences such as synthetic biology, and nanotechnology, as well as her first hand experiences with animal communication. First hour guest, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin reacted to the lack of methane findings on Mars by the Curiosity rover. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Stargazing & Edgar Cayce

In the middle two hours, astronomy writer and lecturer James Mullaney discussed the metaphysical aspects of stargazing, discoveries in the universe, and the work of the "Sleeping Prophet" Edgar Cayce. He studied thousands of Cayce's readings, with a particular emphasis on what he wrote about the universe and the cosmos. First hour guest, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin talked about the Mars Arctic 365 project, a planned one-year simulation of an actual Mars exploration. ... More »

Host: George Noory

'Near Life Experiences'

Known as The Voice of Uncommon Sense, producer John St. Augustine discussed the amazing coincidences and synchronicities that have happened in his career and life including two NDEs, and the spiritual events which paved the way for his life-saving kidney donation to his daughter. First hour guest, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin reacted to NASA's announcement to send a new rover to Mars in 2020. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mars Curiosity Rover Mission

C2C Science Advisor and head of the Enterprise Mission, Richard C. Hoagland, discussed the successful landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars. Over the course of the program, he was joined by plasma physicist Dr. John Brandenburg, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin, and space expert Dr. David Livingston. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Antihumanism Movement/ The Afterlife

In the first half, innovator in the fields of aerospace and energy, Robert Zubrin, discussed the history of the antihumanism movement. He traced the movement to Thomas Malthus' ideas about population in the 18th century, to Paul Ehrlich's dire warnings about population growth in the 20th century. In the second half, author, editor and columnist, Ptolemy Tompkins spoke of the treatment of the afterlife by major religious and philosophical traditions, as well as various models of death and rebirth featured in such works as The Egyptian Book of the Dead. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Psychedelic Research

Dr. James Fadiman, who's been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960's, joined Ian Punnett to discuss the newest research into the psychotherapeutic value of visionary drug use for increased personal awareness, spiritual epiphanies, and a host of serious medical conditions. In the first hour, aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin commented on NASA's falling satellite and other objects that could strike our planet, as well as the increased activity of the Sun. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Space, Mars, & Energy

Author and aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin spoke about the importance of space exploration, and colonizing Mars, as well as alternative energy solutions for the United States. First hour guest, attorney Galen Cook discussed news in the D.B. Cooper mystery, and how the FBI may be closer to solving the case. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Space News

In the first half, space historian Robert Zimmerman discussed NASA, space technology, and climate research, as well as planets and asteroids. While the US government's manned space program seems stalled at this point, commercial development is picking up some of the slack, he said. In the latter half of the show, aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin talked about his ideas for space exploration, as well as alternative energy solutions for here on Earth. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Space Roundtable

In a 4-hour special, Buzz Aldrin, Richard C. Hoagland, Howard Bloom, and Robert Zubrin discussed the future of the space program, and how branching out to space is more important now than ever. "A nation that looks up, goes up; a nation that looks down goes down. A nation without a sense of a new frontier begins to cave in upon itself...nations make their own resources by opening up radical new frontiers," said multi-disciplinary scientist Bloom, who argued for America staying in the forefront with their space program. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mysterious Aerial Lights

Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed a Bentwaters security guard's testimony about strange lights, and animal mutilations associated with orange spheres in Wales. In the first hour, founder of the Mars Society, Robert Zubrin, talked about the increasing evidence for life on the red planet. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Martian Glyphs, Space Travel, & Energy

During the first half of the program, founding investigator of The Cydonia Institute, George Haas, and geoscientist Bill Saunders discussed their analysis of geoglyphic formations on Mars and how they have correlations to the cultures of Meso-America. In the latter half of the show, Dr. Robert Zubrin gave an update on Obama's latest plans for space exploration, NASA, and Mars colonization, and also discussed energy policy. ... More »

Host: George Noory

In the Numbers

Numerologist Glynis McCants was featured in the second half of the show. In the first hour, various speakers commemorated the passing of author & astronomer Tom Van Flandern. Hoagland was joined by author Robert Zubrin in the second hour to comment on the announcement that methane had been detected on Mars. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Colonizing Mars & Alternative Fuels

Dr. Robert Zubrin discussed the nuts and bolts of colonizing Mars, as well as his plan for energy independence. In his new book How to Live on Mars, Zubrin writes from the irreverent point of view of a Mars settler in the early 22nd century who "achieved interplanetary renown and financial success through a series of highly lucrative ventures in the areas of prospecting, claim evaluation, and pre-terraforming real estate development." ... More »

Host: George Noory

Time Travel & Parallel Universes

Expert in hypnosis and time travel, Dr. Bruce Goldberg discussed visiting parallel universes, teleportation, and time travel. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Flex Fuel Mandate

Appearing during the middle two hours,aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin shared his strategy for reducing dependence on foreign oil. If the oil cartels' profits continue at the current rate, they will eventually be worth more than the entire Fortune 500, and have increased power to suppress oil alternatives, he warned. Zubrin is backing a mandate to produce cars that run on flex fuel (accepting a mix of gasoline and alcohol fuels such as methanol or ethanol). This feature adds only $100 on to the price of a car, making it a more practical alternative than plug-in hybrids, which tend to be expensive, he said. He suggested that people call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121)and ask to speak with their local legislative aides to let them know they are in favor of the flex-fuel mandate bill being considered by the Congress and Senate. Zubrin also recommended Set America Free, an organization devoted to cutting oil dependence. The last hour featured 'Sound Off' Open Lin ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secret Door VI

After a first hour of Open Lines, six surprise guests joined us in separate segments for our latest edition of Behind the Secret Door. Numerologist Glynis McCants kicked things off with a look at the rest of 2008. Regarding the election, McCain is a 2 'lifepath' and is in a personal year of 2-- so "the stars are lined up for this man," she declared. Yet, she doesn't count Hillary out, who is in a personal year of 1. Obama, she noted, is in a year of 4, and learning lessons as he goes. Next, author Robert Zubrin warned that the OPEC cartel wants to crash the American economy and then "buy out the wreckage." He argued for a flex fuel mandate (so that cars will run on both gasoline and alcohol) and said that increased ethanol production is not related to food shortages. 500 million acres of US farmland are not being utilized, and we have tremendous capacity to expand production, he commented. Filmmaker and radio host Alex Jones suggested that New World Order forces were using a ... More »

Host: George Noory

Energy Independence

Aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin, the author of Energy Victory, presented his strategy to cut our dependence on foreign oil.He argued for a mandate to produce cars that run on flex fuel (accepting a mix of gasoline and alcohol fuels such as methanol or ethanol). ... More »

Host: George Noory

Hauntings, Shadow People & Dreams

Paranormal investigator and author Rosemary Ellen Guiley discussed her work with ghosts, demonic hauntings, and Shadow People, and also highlighted her dreaming research. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Flex Fuel & Space Missions

President of Pioneer Astronautics, Robert Zubrin spoke about his plan to achieve American energy independence by mandating that all new cars be "Flex Fuel" compliant by 2009. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mars & Space Exploration

President of The Mars Society, Robert Zubrin, joined Richard Hoagland in a discussion about the new Space Initiative. Specifically, the two were critical of plans to cut funding to the Hubble Space Telescope, which Zubrin called "one of the greatest scientific instruments," of all time. A bill, House Resolution 550, has been introduced to save the Hubble program, and both guests urged contacting congressional representatives to push for support of it.In the second half of the show, Zubrin laid out a plan for the terraforming of Mars, which he said could be accomplished in 50 years. The plan entails building factories to produce fluorocarbon gases which would increase global warming on the planet and raise the average temperature. Zubrin sees the colonization of Mars, not so much as a back-up plan for Earth, but rather as a creation of "a new branch of human society," that embraces spacefaring as a way of life. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Solomon Island Giants

Author Steve Quayle related information about giants and UFO bases, both of which he said are currently present on or off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. One group of these giants, which are reported to be 10-12 ft. tall, are similar to Sasquatch and have a detectable odor about them he reported. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Colonizing Mars

Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin, the winner of the Robert A Heinlein Award for "a lifetime achievement in promoting the goal of a free space-faring civilization," was Barbara's guest on Sunday night. He discussed The Mars Society's goals of sending manned missions to Mars and eventual plans for colonization. ... More »

Host: Barbara Simpson

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