It’s been a busy day for radio shows! After being interviewed for PRI’s ‘The World’ radio show, I also appeared on Chinese radio as part of CRI’s “Beyond Beijing” to discuss the retirement of NASA’s Shuttle Program and the future of space commercialization.

For the hour-long discussion, hosted by Qinduo Xu and Thomas Rippe, I was joined by guests Douglas Mallette, Space Shuttle Systems Engineer and author of “Turning Point,” and military expert Song Zhongping.

We covered many aspects of the imminent shuttle fleet retirement, NASA and commercial space interests. It certainly made for an interesting discussion and the whole show has just been uploaded to the CRI website for your listening pleasure.

Image: Shuttle Discovery being prepared for launch in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (NASA)