Dr. David Livingston operates The Space Show to promote education among the general public, including school-age children. In the first half, he discussed recent developments in space exploration and development, including the launch of DART - NASA's mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection, and the Artemis program to return to the Moon. The DART mission successfully hit the small asteroid Dimorphos to see if it could alter its orbit around a larger asteroid. In terms of planetary defense, Livingston noted that we don't want to blow up asteroids headed our way because the space debris could hit the Earth and cause damage.
NASA's Artemis mission will start with an uncrewed test flight around the Moon, but its SLS rocket launch has been delayed until November, he reported. Artemis has been about 14 years in the making, but no part of the rocket is reusable, so the costs are high compared to a commercial company like SpaceX, he commented. Subsequent Artemis missions plan to bring a human crew back to the Moon, he added. Livingston also talked about Orbital Assembly, a company that is developing technology for various types of space stations, and R&D for space agriculture and farming for longer-term missions.
Earl Mindell, RPh, PhD, is a registered pharmacist, master herbalist, and award-winning author of over twenty best-selling books on nutrition. In the latter half, he shared his latest research on vitamins and supplements that help boost the immune system, slow the aging process, and treat various conditions. Many supplements take about 30 days to be effective, and the longer you take them, the better the results, he said. As far as a good regimen to get started with, he suggested an all-natural multiple vitamin & mineral, curcumin, MSM, Omega 3, and a probiotic. He spoke highly of the antioxidant supplement astaxanthin, which he said is great for the skin.
Vitamin D3 helps to bolster the immune system, but it can take a whole year of daily usage to build up in the bloodstream, he reported. Walnuts, almonds, and the mineral selenium (found in onions and garlic) have anti-cancer properties, Mindell continued, and if you're having problems sleeping, "magnesium trisilicate is a wonderful sleep aid." He recommended checking out studies of supplements on pubmed.gov, and noted that much of the research comes from overseas as the big drug companies don't want to invest in something they can't patent.