Episode 079: Law and Orbit (Dun Dun)

This episode contains: Devon is a certified open water diver, 60 ft, out of air, emergency ascent, all day in a swimming pool, wet suits, breathing under water, buoyancy control device, decompression sickness, dive tables, dive computers, first world problems, life-time certification, enriched air, diving the Titanic

This Week in Space: certified astronaut, atmospheres of pressure, The SPACE Act of 2015, rights own resources in space, defining a citizen, signed into law, possible violation of international law, Out Space Treaty of 1967, Moon Treaty of 1979, should anyone own space?, what are space resources?, why privatizing space may spur exploration, Weyland-Yutani from Alien, future governing of space, problems of enforcement in space

Full Text of SPACE Act of 2015: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2262/text

Articles: http://www.iflscience.com/space/who-owns-space-us-asteroid-mining-act-dangerous-and-potentially-illegal


Please Don’t Kill Me Skynet: Scientists unveil the world’s first cyborg plant, injecting polymers into roses, electrically conductive wires in roses, pixels in leaves, green antennas, tattoos, “filling time with crap…”


Sci-Fi: pumpkin beer, baking pumpkin pie, Star Wars: Battlefront, Battle of Jakku, lines of defense, AT-AT escort missions, chaos of the last command point in the Battle of Jakku, The Man in the High Castle, Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part II, reviewing the books, possible companion books to The Hunger Games, movie better then book?, not a typical action/revenge movie, no big action climax, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Dune: Steven has switched to listening on Audible, sapping Steven’s energy, Paul and Jessica with the Fremen, saving water for terraforming Arrakis, The Harkonnens, gladiatorial scene, talking in code, what’s really important to the plot, subsequent books even more confusing, Miles Greb coming back on the show, Futurama quote, some kinda ending